Two Crafty Ladies

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

Inspiring Me: IsaFerreira May 11, 2008

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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

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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! 


Ollie & Junebug WIP: Applique Pillow April 8, 2008

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This is my first attempt at working on an applique pillow.  At this point, everything is just pinned together because I’m not sure about the background fabric.  I’m wondering if another color will allow the applique fabric to stand out more.  Maybe a contrasting color like pink or something?  Or should I stick with a color in the applique flowers?  So many decisions to make!  It’s hard because all of these pillows that I work on this month will be the first in my Etsy shop, so the pressure is on!  Any thoughts?