Two Crafty Ladies

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

Ollie & Junebug WIP: Pretty in Pink April 6, 2008

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Here is a pillow I started working on this weekend…in between laundry and cleaning and grocery shopping!  I haven’t sewn it all up yet, because I’m still deciding if I’m satisfied with how it’s looking.  Thinking maybe some darker pink for the flowers or maybe mixing in the darker and lighter pink for them.  Thoughts are welcome!

The fabric:

The pillow:


Ollie & Junebug: Busy April Days April 4, 2008

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It’s the third day of the month, well, getting close to the fourth now, and I can already tell it’s going to be one heck of a month!  Things got busy towards the end of March, and now they seem to just keep getting busier.  Oh well!  Such is life I guess.  I’m trying to fit in all my creative/crafty activities in-between and before and after everything else that life throws my way.  Hopefully that means a lot more time on here, because I still want to share a lot of crafters out there who inspire me.  And, of course, share with you the little things I get time to do, like this little piece, that I created tonight: Flower Burst

Alright, time for busy ladies to get their sleep!  Sweet dreams fellow crafters!


Inspiring Me: The Mother’s Day Showcase April 2, 2008

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So Mother’s Day is next month and I’m already thinking about things to make for my mom.  I won’t be able to share them on here until after the fact, since she reads this, but here are a couple of items from the Etsy Mother’s Day Showcase that I think are good for everyone to get inspired by:

 Asymmetrical Beauty Necklace from Erintokuuke Shop                  Four Frame Bracelet from Picture Frame Bracelet Shop

Asymmetrical Beauty Necklace from Erin to Kuuke and Four Frame Bracelt from The Picture Frame Bracelet Co..

What are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day?  Or, if you are a mom, what’s the best gift you’ve ever received for Mother’s Day?


Ollie & Junebug: March Madness March 26, 2008

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March Madness

Using new photos from the D.C. trip this weekend.  I’m in a funky tree phase obviously.  Hopefully I can work on a series using a different focus this weekend.  I got really inspired by some exhibits we saw at the National Gallery.  We’ll see what comes of that…. 🙂


Our Goals: April and May

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a loverly holiday weekend!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I soooo miss Spring Break!  I did get a little weekend away to D.C. for Hubby’s birthday, which was wonderful, but it definitely was not long enough!

Anyway, it’s back to business around here!  Satin Taffy and I set some goals beginning March 1st.  Here are the things we are to have complete by the end of this month:

  • Samples of products
  • Spreadsheet for pricing
  • Basic Etsy set up (banner, avatar)
  • Cost for shipping/packaging

Here are the goals we set for next month:

  • Inventory complete with backstock to cover a few weeks of sales.

I still have a few things to wrap up this weekend in terms of our goals for this month.  Hopefully I’ll be able to have a very crafty weekend!  It’s hard to find time during the work week, isn’t it?  I try to sketch, crochet, or work on the computer on the train, but I’m always wishing I could squeeze in more.  When do you squeeze in crafting time?


Ollie & Junebug: Look at what I’m getting… March 19, 2008

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I’m so very excited!  I ordered some lovely Ann Butler fabrics from Fabric Shoppe on Etsy the other day.  She’s already shipped them, so I’m hoping they arrive today or tomorrow.  Is there anything better than getting new crafty materials??  I’m hoping I’ll be able to make some coordinated pillow sets using these fabrics and some solids.  Does everyone likey?

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Ollie & Junebug: Forest Craziness March 17, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Photography,Projects — ollie & junebug @ 12:01 am
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So, here are some of the digital pieces I created using my photography this weekend.  It’s really fun to manipulate photographs this way.  I’m going to have to dig into my ridiculously large amount of photos and pull out the best ones to make brushes in Photoshop with.  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!!

Forest 1 Forest 3 Forest 4 Forest 2