Saturday, April 19, 2008

Feel Fuzzy - Featured Shop!

While browsing Etsy (this is becoming a habit for me!) I found a shop that not only crafts new items, but reuses vintage items. I love the idea of recycling the old to add new life. I had an opportunity to speak with the owner of this wonderful shop, Debi. She graciously answered a few of my questions so that we may all understand her craft. Here is my interview with her.

Q. Can you describe to the readers what you make?
A. I breath new life into vintage children's things, I currently make wallets from felt, Utilising vintage fuzzy felts and journals from vintage children's books, giving these charming books a new lease on life. Each book is unique and has been used by kids through the ages. I like the idea of bringing these forgotten items back into peoples lives, my motto is "its never too late to have a happy childhood"

Q. What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

A. At the moment I mostly use vintage books and felt. I also make magnets and key rings from illustrations from children's books. (these aren't up in my shop yet, but will be soon)

Q. How long have you been creating craft?

A. I'm a newbie and have only been doing this since Jan 2008.

Q. How did you get started?

A. I'm a graphic designer and got fed up with the corporate world, I've always loved handmade things and finally got around to doing something with my ideas.

Q. Where does the name of your shop come from?

A. Feel Fuzzy comes from my first items I made, fuzzy felt wallets and also the feeling I get from making my crafty items.

Q. What would you most want people to know about your work?

A. That my work is made with great care and attention to detail, and that there's lots of love and hugs in each item.

Q. What words of advice do you have for other artists?

A. Not to sure what I would say to other artists as I've only just started on this road myself, but if you have a good idea and a lot of passion, go for it!

Thank you Debi for sharing your adorable shop with us!

Everyone! Take a look at Debi's shop for unique gift ideas made with great craftsmanship and love!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Supply Speak

I broke down and bought a Scotch ATG gun and I LOVE IT! I'm sure all scrap addicts and paper crafters know what I am talking about...but if you don't, it is the mother of all adhesive dispensers. The gun itself is a little pricey at around $40, depending on where you buy but you will save a ton of $ with the refills. The refills are around $3 for 36 yards. That is compared to the $4 for 8 yards you spend with any other adhesive refill.

I highly recommend you check out if you are interested in buying one. They have the best prices I have found and the shipping is really fast!

Have any products you can't stop raving about? Please share them with us here!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I have been featured!

Who doesn't like to see their name in print? I love to feature new artists on my blog especially when I am feeling inspired. However, I just found MY name on someone's blog! What a kick!
Check it out if you get a chance.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist - Buster and boo

I am a lover of all jewelry and often find myself browsing the Etsy shops, dreaming of owning each and every piece! My other weakness is paper. I buy a lot for my business (at least that is my excuse) and I am always excited to see new paper lines and textures . When I came across the shop Buster and boo, I was amazed to see jewelry and paper fused to make beautiful pieces! What an amazing artistic mind. I would have never dreamed that a piece of paper and a scrabble tile could create a gorgeous pendant. I was so intrigued with this store that I asked the owner to answer a few of my questions about her work.
Here is my interview with Sara
Q. Please describe what you make.

A. Pendants made from reclaimed Scrabble tiles and Japanese Chiyogami papers - but in my other shop I knit stuffed animals, primarily.

Q. What mediums do you enjoy working in most?
A. Paper, wood, but also natural fibers (I'm also a knitter in my other shop, WOolies)

Q. How long have you been creating your craft?
A. Been creating forever, but with a fervour for the past 10 years!

Q. How did you get started?
A. My mom taught me to knit, sew, embroider...

Q. Where does the name of your shop come from?
A. Buster and boo are two of my dogs. Buster is big, Boo is little, they love each other a lot! Woolies came from nowhere, just my imagination "little woolies".

Q. What would you most want people to know about your work?
A. I love what I do and pride myself on excellent quality.

Q. What words of advice do you have for other artists?
A. As incredible or wonderful as your work may be, it won't sell if nobody knows about it. Learn how to promote and/or advertise.

Please come and check out Buster and boo at
You will love the selection and the craftsmanship that goes into each and every product!

Love stuffed animals? Check out Saras other shop

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