Two Crafty Ladies

Two friends on a mission to start their own Etsy shops share ideas, inspiration, and encouragement.

Inspiring Me: Jig. July 16, 2008

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Well, I got the merging of posts to go away, I think, by deleting a recent post, but I still have pictures randomly missing. I’m not sure why it’s some and not others. Perplexing. Ah, the joys of technology. If only I could mend a blog with needle and thread!

Anyway, I want to tell you all about this wonderful shop I came across, and hopefully I’ll be able to post some pictures with it.* The shop is Jig.  Alyssa, shop owner extraordinaire, makes cutiful onesies, tees, and even “mommy calling cards“. I really love the presentation of the gift sets in wooden boxes, and that everything can be personalized. What a great gift for a new mom–three beautiful onesies with her new little ones name on them…or seven Days of the Week onesies…or how about both!

*O&J Note: I can’t post pictures now, but hopefully I’ll be able to soon.  For now, please check out Alyssa’s shop thru the text links!  It’s worth it…I promise!  Hooray for pictures!

Mommy Calling Cards by Jig.
Mommy Calling Cards by Jig.
Personalized Onesies by Jig.
Personalized Onesies by Jig.

Inspiring Me: IsaFerreira May 11, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Fellow Craftsters,Inspiration — ollie & junebug @ 3:48 pm
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It’s Mother’s Day!  Ah!!  I haven’t been able to do anything for weeks.  It’s the busiest time of the year at my “real” job.  I don’t know how I thought I could work 60+ hour weeks and get all my crafting done!  Mom’s gifts are in the works today…ON MOTHER’S DAY…so bad. 😦  But hopefully she’ll like everything once it arrives down south on Tuesday.  Hopefully once I’m at home more, I can get back on track. 

Here’s a fine art photograph from IsaFerreira.  I love the feel of her work.

I hope everyone enjoys their Mother’s Day!!!


Fellow Crafters: 2nd Annual Softies Awards April 19, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Fellow Craftsters,Inspiration — ollie & junebug @ 2:53 am
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Alright, well I have five pillows all set and ready to be sewn up tomorrow.  And I have five more designs in the works.  I think I might just pull this whole thing off.  Hooray!  Of course, Sunday I have to clean the house in a MAJOR way.  All my craft stuff is everywhere, and Hubby returns on Monday night! 

In other news, check out the amazing entries for the 2nd Annual Softies Awards.  There are tons of entries from Etsy crafters.  It’s really amazing to see what they can come up with.  Here are just a couple of my favorite entries (seriously, it was really hard to decide which ones to post here!):

 scraps by i piccolini di gaia

 loricus the elefoof by julie of gleeful things

Definitely check out the flicker group.  There are so many softies to fall in love with there!



Inspiring Me: Eninaj April 18, 2008

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Thanks for the comments about the moo card designs!  I can’t wait to order them on Monday.  I’m actually using the ordering as a bribe.  I set a goal of 10 pillows by the end of the weekend.  So, now my reward for finishing will be some lovely moo cards.  Hooray!

Before I get back to working on said pillows, I wanted to share with you a little love for a fellow Etsy crafter.  I added Eninaj to my favorite shops list as soon as I spotted one of Janine’s laser cut circle scarfs:

Unique and lovely and warm…a perfect combination in my book!  Janine also has lots of beautiful jewelry available in her shop, including the Green Necklace with Pearls shown below. 

Awesome, right?  Seriously, with the stuff you can find on Etsy, why would you ever shop anywhere else! 


Inspiring Me: Stevester April 15, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Fellow Craftsters,Inspiration — ollie & junebug @ 4:34 am
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Apparently I’m the last one to find this shop…since Stephanie has already sold almost 1500 items (holy goodness!)!  But, just in case one of you other newbies out there hasn’t found it, check out Stevester over on Etsy.  Such creative designs on T-shirts and bags.  Here are two of my favs that will definitely make it on my wishlist this year:


Agapanthus- Womens Scoop Neck Top:


Penguin Canvas Tote:


Ollie & Junebug: The Irish Wife

Filed under: etsy,Fellow Craftsters — ollie & junebug @ 1:58 am
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Well, I’m missing my husband so in honor of him being in lovely Ireland, I wanted to share two lovely finds from Etsy:

From CKgalleria:

From Emily Elizabeth Jewelry:

I’m busy working on some fabric flowers for my pillows over here.  Hopefully I’ll have lots of pictures to share with you all in the days to come! 


Inspiring Me: CreativePal on Etsy April 7, 2008

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Yes, it’s been awhile.  I had to take a break from my etsy crafting to make some exciting birthday presents.  April is the month of birthdays for me.  Everybody has one month a year where half their friends and family all have birthdays and April brings present showers every year for me.  So, while I would love to at least post some of the projects I’ve been working on for my loved ones, I will have to wait until May in case they stumble upon these posts.  For now, I would like to let you know who is inspiring me today:

You have to go through this site for yourself: CreativePal on Etsy. It took me about half an hour to decide to post the one that I chose above, but it was a tough decision. Absolutley wonderful pieces on this site. Check it out!