Phillipians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Chit Chat: What Inspires You?

After meeting so many wonderful talented artists I could not help but wonder about the Inspiration behinds one's crafts. 

Maybe it's simply a love for the arts, a special someone in your life or the Creator himself, whatever it is we'd love to hear. 

Take a moment to share your inspirational Craft story

Sooo What Inspires You?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Week Treasures Mateys

A Perfectly Pink Treasury From the Etsy CAPS Team

Raspberry and Whimsical Hearts Hand Dyed Silk Scarf for those brisk cold days

Rose Bouquet Button Bracelet adds flare to your couture

Pink Princess Dress Custom Boutique for your little Princess

Long and Pink for that added Sparkle

But wait! There's More Treasure to be Found in Our Team CAPS Treasury.Take a Peek inside

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Informative Tuesdays Presents : The Finish Line!!

 I just recently found out there are many on who are full-time Etsy Sellers. If you’re thinking what I was thinking then you are probably wondering how they did it! Well if I had to sum everything up in two words I’d have to say “Hard Work”; yep sometimes the very words we hate to hear. If only life was a walk in the park.  Now hopefully these two words did not frighten you off. Most everything achieved in life comes through some sort of diligence, sacrifice, sweat, a few tears (maybe lol) endurance and yes, hard work. My time with Etsy, although brief (not quite a year), has been both rewarding and challenging. I almost threw in the towel many times but many an encouraging word and corrective criticism from my fellow Etsians, kept me going.

An old wise woman once said to me, “If you don’t stick in the race, how will you see the end” Words to definitely live by wouldn’t you say? And she was right. Sure I want to be fulltime on Etsy and have sells galore! And yes I think I even like the sound of being my own boss if you will, but quitting in the middle of the race won’t get me there.

Maybe you too are running this race to become a successful Full-time Etsy Artist or entrepreneur or whatever. Well, I invite you to run this race with me. It might not be a bed a roses and it may seem a tad longer then intended at times but if we endure, if we embrace our hard work if we simply hang in there we will make it to the finish line.

For those not familiar, Etsy is a place for those who want to sell their homemade, vintage, or supply items. (go to for more information).
For more information on Fulltime Etsy Sellers, and business advice etc. go to

Monday, September 20, 2010

Berets and Tams are Back!

Tan Tam/Beret

Just when you thought they'd go out of style! Berets and Tams are always the perfect head "decor" if you will. Never a dull moment, a "bad hair day" or a hat that is simply too small. Most Tams come in size "one size fits all" which works perfectly for most anyone today. If you've never had a Tam/Beret experience then take the plunge! You'll be happy you did.

Tam/Beret in Berry Blue
( Berry Blue really is the Color of this Yarn)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get Hooked!

A pair of baby booties  I made as a "beginner" crocheter ( this is not my pattern and is under copyright).

Here recently I have either heard or read comments of people saying, " I wish I could crochet". Welp! there is no time like the present! There are actually a few books on crocheting for beginners. It is more simple then it looks. So if you are one of those apprehensive persons out there, both "a wishing" and "a wondering", delay no longer and Get Hooked!
A few crochet links for beginners: