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Friday, September 09, 2011

Cool Stuff From Etsy...

I've been shopping :)  Etsy shopping!  I love buying things on Etsy and especially from people I know.  There are so many creative people out there making so many cool things.  I love it!  Here are a couple of the goodies the mailman has delivered lately.....

The first is from Debbie Metti at Kitten Creates--was going to say she's from Ohio, but she's living in Ohio and really a California girl and can't wait to get back!  Debbie is in my Art Charms group and makes the coolest charms and bracelets.  She also has great vintage jewelry in her Etsy shop in addition to her charms and jewelry  But this is what I bought.....


Hand Dyed rayon ribbons!  Aren't they yummy?  They look so good on these old wooden clothes pins but if you go here you can see them on her Etsy off the pins.  I just love the piles of these scrumptious colors!  Debbie had sent me a giftie charm wrapped with her ribbon that I immediately used in a project and just knew I had to have more!  Mahalo Deb!!!

And there's more.....

The other treasures the mail carrier delivered are these two lovely little drawings (along with a cool giftie drawing that I haven't framed yet--mahalo!) by Carissa Weber.


Aren't they fun? Had to have the Peacock of course and the little hummingbird was a perfect companion. My photos don't do them justice so you should go to her website at artlab23 to see her great artwork.  In addition to selling her artwork on her website and her Etsy Shop she paints custom murals and you can follow her on Facebook to see where she will be selling around the Los Angeles area at Street Fairs and Art Walks.

Okay, now I have to tell you a little story about Carissa and why I get warm fuzzies when I see her selling her great designs (sorry Carissa!)....  I've known Carissa since the day she was born--yep, my son Kyle, who was 3 weeks old at the time, and I were there when she was born to help with her two older sisters who were my daughter's best friends.  Her mom, Melinda and I were pretty good friends too!  And Melinda and I spent many, many fun hours and weekends sharing a booth selling things at Street Fairs with the Dad's entertaining all the kids!  We kind of lost touch after the kids were off at different schools so it was great meeting up with Carissa on Facebook and to see what she has been up too.  I keep telling Kyle he should start selling his artwork at fairs too!  Make it a family tradition :)

If you have some time, check out some of the wonderful work offered on Etsy....and especially visit Debbie and Carissa!

8 comments:

Kitten said...

Thanks for the nice words, Cris! I have so much fun dyeing up that ribbon & I'm thrilled that you like it, too. I'll go visit your friend's shop next. I love to shop on Etsy!

Kia Dallons said...

I love the little drawings! Are they ATCs?

Cris Peacock said...

They're 4 x 6 inches Kia...and so cute! Kind of like the next step up from Zentagles :)

Bev said...

Great to see you posted a novel on your blog today!*wink* Now I've got to get my but in gear and do mine! Don't you just love Deb's ribbons?

trisha too said...

Oooooh, fun stuff!!!

The results of the What Would You Make With My Stuff challenge are posted--here's a direct link:
http://easilyamusedhardtooffend.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-would-you-make-with-my-stuff.html

Thank you again for playing along, Cris, and for sending me a fun packet of goodies! That was so sweet!

:)

1CardCreator said...

Your card book looks fabulous, so much fun to see what everyone created at Trishas blog! Love your shopping spree stuff too!

MB Shaw said...

Oh sweet, I think you could be my personal shopper, tee, hee!! Great things.

Cris Peacock said...

hehe..I'd be happy to be your personal shopper MB! Been shopping again this morning....put your book on my wish list just a bit ago :)