Friday, 4 September 2015

Feature Friday - Colour Addiction


https://www.etsy.com/listing/187889323/handmade-play-tent-made-from-upcycled?ref=shop_home_active_19

What is the background on your business name? 
 I named my shop colouraddiction because I love colour and we use a lot of colour in the tents we make.

Where are you located? 
We are located in Altona Manitoba.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/187889323/handmade-play-tent-made-from-upcycled?ref=shop_home_active_19

What do you sell?
We sell beautiful playful tents, made from upcycled fabrics. They are often used as bed canopies or serenity spaces but they have also been used to house wedding cakes and as photo props.
 
What made you decide to start selling your beautiful, bright tents?
 My Daughters have always loved tents. When they were little it was all the sheets and blankets draped from clothes lines and trees in the yard. Then as they got older we created these tents to play in. We made a few to sell and soon we made more and more and now we have made over 150 and we sell them to tent lovers all over the world.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/234381210/bed-canopy-tent-festival-colours?ref=related-5

What inspires your creations?
Often this is how it works; I get a really great fabric and I hang it on the design line and it just guide me to the rest of the fabrics that work well with it. Some tents have themes and others are random. I find the seasons and my mood play a lot into what the tent look like.

Anything else you'd like to share with my readers?
Like us on facebook - www.facebook.com/colouraddictionplaytents
follow our colourful life on instagram - instagram.com/colouraddictiontents/

use the code colourmy2015 to get 15% off one of the tents in our etsy shop (expires Oct 31, 2015) www.etsy.com/ca/shop/colouraddiction




Please be sure to visit Colour Addiction and leave a comment with your favorite piece from their shop!

Also, if you'd like to be featured on my blog, send me an e-mail with your shop link for consideration.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Motivational Monday - Sewing Pillow Covers

I have the opportunity to put some of my pillow covers on display in a show room.  I have probably 100 pillow cover fronts in stock but they are not sewn up.  Generally, I sew them when I have an order placed. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163911609/christmas-pillows-candy-cane-holiday?ref=shop_home_active_17 
 When the opportunity arose to be able to display these in a show room with someone who works with designers, I knew I had to get some sewing done.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/190137716/gerbera-daisy-pillow-throw-pillow-covers?ref=shop_home_active_11
https://www.etsy.com/listing/213628917/18-gerbera-pillow-cover-gerbera?ref=shop_home_active_2
The designs shown are all the ones I've chosen to sew as options for the display.  I'm thinking the floral ones will be displayed in spring / summer.

Which of our many pillow covers are your favorite? Comment below!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Feature Friday - MosaicPendantsPlus

What is the background on your business name? 
 I decided on the name MosaicPendantsPlus, as I wanted the primary focus of my etsy shop to be on mosaics. I wanted to create larger pieces of jewelry that are unique pieces of art that are slightly bohemian or at least unusual in design and would appeal to those who like to stand out as individuals prefer an original look as opposed to mass produced.









Where are you located?
  I work out of my home. I have a room dedicated to my art work with most of my supplies organized on shelves, but I find that I spread out throughout the entire house, as I need to work in natural daylight.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/191259933/mosaic-stained-glass-hair-accessories?ref=shop_home_active_4



What do you sell?
My initial focus for selling my jewelry has been my etsy shop, which I still actively maintain, but I now have some of my jewelry in a few local shops. I also participate in a few farmers markets and craft fairs throughout the year.

What do you enjoy about creating your jewelry?
 I love the process of combining different mediums and colors to create an original piece of jewelry. I love the way that the resin brings out the colors and textures of each component of each piece. I get very excited when I get a new idea for a design to see if it works in actual practice.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/200248082/hand-painted-pendant-necklace-features-a?ref=shop_home_active_1

What inspires your creations?
Often it is a particular piece of china, stained glass, semi-precious stone or bead that starts off the creative process for an individual piece of jewelry. I get ideas in my head of designs that I try to re-create in my jewelry. I love to see people wear my jewelry and I especially love it when I get customers who keep coming back for more!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/243725834/mosaic-heart-pendant-necklace-made-with?ref=shop_home_active_15


Any thing else you'd like to share with my readers?
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicPendantsPlus
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mosaicpendantsplus
Instagram instagram.com/mosaicpendantsplus/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/yhogeveen/mosaic-jewelry/
Website: mosaicpendantsplus.weebly.com/


Please be sure to visit Mosaic Pendants Plus and leave a comment with your favorite piece from their shop!

Also, if you'd like to be featured on my blog, send me an e-mail with your shop link for consideration.