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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Attack of the Craft

So I never use this anymore...I am thinking maybe I should...

So every Tuesday, my team Attack of The Craft always make new and exciting treasury on etsy featuring team members. maybe I should show cause my favorite one every week!
So this week here is my favorite one that was made today

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dance Troop

I love taking dance troop orders! I just got this photo in from a troop in Lincoln, NE the girls look adorable! They ordered gold, silver, red and green tutu's for there thanksgiving parade.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Artist of the week: Tattered Rags

All I want for Christmas is a new Dollie!
These handmade dolls have got to be one of my favorite ones out there. There just my style, and I want to own one! Maybe you'll one one of your own!

Artist: Tattered Rags Handmade Creepy Rag Dolls By Jodi Cain

When did you start making your goodies? Under the Tattered Rags name since April 2004... though I have been altering/making dolls since I was a kid.

Where can people buy your stuff?
On my website and on Etsy

What is your Favorite thing about selling your handmade items?
The satisfaction I feel each time one of my dolls reaches it's destination and makes someone's day brighter. I have always had an unrelenting desire to create and having found the world of Art Dolls and how personal and meaningful they are to their buyers fills my creative cup to the rim!

What are your plans for the future? I'll be here in my little studio cranking out more dolls!

Lastly, Anything you want to add? While I totally enjoy bringing the little people in my head to life, I'm also always happy to accept custom orders to bring others ideas to life as well.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artist of the Week: Dreadful Things

I love a dark and Gothic Christmas! Always have. My home always looks like Halloween anyways, but when I add my white tree with black lights and purple and black ornaments, it gives it that special glow, just perfect for the Holidays.
Looking at Raven's store and her holiday items are a perfect match. With her holiday greeting cards and wreath. Everything is awesome even for gifts like the cross and bone neclace. SO this week I present you:

Raven Young from Dreadful Things

When did you start making your goodies?
My parents were both artists so it was only natural I would become a creative spirit. I began painting as a child and sewing/jewelry making as a teenager. I started out sewing and crafting as a teen because I did not enjoy the clothing sold in stores and wanted to create items for myself that had a dark edge. I took pride in wearing items that no one else could. In my teens and early 20s people began asking me if I could make similar items to sell. For a long time I refused to make and sell items for people because I was so protective of my look and style. I was fearful that somehow I would lose part of my identity if others wore my creations. I finally grew a brain and started to sell to the public when I realized I could make money at it (duh!). I only started selling my Gothic themed holiday cards to the public about two years ago. I had offers from card companies to buy the designs but figured I would try to sell them on my own first.

Where can people buy your stuff?
My paintings are usually only offered when I do gallery showings but I put a few on ETSY from time to time. My other items (cards, jewelry, home decor) are mainly sold on Etsy. I sometimes vend at alternative craft shows, clubs, pagan events. Some people have even contacted me via Twitter, livejournal or facebook for sales. The best way to get a taste of my work is to check out my store "Dreadful Things By Raven" on Etsy.

What is your Favorite thing about selling your handmade items?
I get so much pleasure out of selling my works to other people. It comforts me to know that others enjoy my creations and want to own them for theirselves. It is also very neat to go to a club in another city and then see someone there is wearing one of my necklaces. For years people have told me that my art and creations were just too strange to find buyers but now I see how very wrong those people are!

What are your plans for the future?
The goal is to be able to quit my day job and do this full time within the next two years. I am also working on getting gallery showing again for my paintings. The greeting card side of my business is always expanding and I plan on finalizing some more contracts with commercial stores soon.

Lastly, Anything you want to add?
Believe in your art and be true to creativity. There is a market for everything and half the battle is just finding the market but do not give up!

Want to be a featured artist of the week?? Contact me!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Artist Of The Week: Jenniferlynn Productions

I love blogging about everyone, no matter what they make or do. It's a chance to see whats out there, what other like to do, and how we all make money for doing what we do and love.

This week I give you: Jenniferlynn Productions

When did you start making your goodies?
I had a venture for several years in the late 90s and early 00s with a friend. We parted ways in 2007, and that's when I started opening up my own shops. I've been artistic all of my life.

Where can people buy your stuff?
Handmade, mixed media,and photography:


Vintage and gently used, unique items:

Lastly, what are your plans for the future?

Obviously, I want to grow my business. Over time, I hope to find a focus or brand and devote my energy to that particular niche. Until I find it, though, I'll keep doing a variety of things. I'm also planning to become more active with my writing and hopefully push some products out into the world. I also intend to take classes in my various art forms, so that I can keep on improving.

Want to be a featured artist of the week?? Contact me!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stop the slack

ok ok!! I know I have not been keeping up on the blogging. Halloween hit hard...I had almost no time to do anything! I made a lot of amazing things for customs and I was very proud of some of them. SO I will take this time to show you a few of my fav custom orders. and I promise...Tomorrow I will restart artist of the week!!

Peacock extra puffy tutu with attached bustle in the back
Peacock colored tutu with waist belt bustle

Random RAinbow Tutu

STars and MOon ball gown skirt

I only wish I could see them on a person...I'm starting to hate my mannequin, but don't tell her that :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Artist of the Week: BellaLili

There is not a single item in this shop that I wouldn't buy! Such beauty, and detail in every piece.


when did you start making your goodies? I have made things all my life, as a 3rd grader, I took apart my family's only working phone for the pretty wire. But whats more amazing is that I put it all back together in working order when I got in deep do-do. ;)

where can people buy your stuff? I sell my stuff on Etsy of course (no log in required), and Upstate New York at Pink Cloud, in Canada at LaBelvie, Clovis California (Heart's Delight, coming soon)

lastly what are your plans for the future? My plans are to capture the attn of the film industry and hopefully have my own studio space and one employee by the end of next year. I hope to have a modest yet stable client base and be household name for those of use who love dark things.

Any thing you want to add? I have so many ideas and so little time that I literally have notebooks of sketches, names and concepts. Did you know that I usually come up with the name of the piece first? Then I hunt for the right pieces until I find them, even waiting up to a year or more before something is "done" to my standards.