Monday, May 27, 2013

Another etsy seller for your delectation!

My fourth of five May promotions is a little gem! Meet Deb of DebiMDesigns, a fabulously creative soul who has taken the creative energy that previously drove her love of paper craft, and channeled it into the wonderful, colourful world of polymer clay.

As she herself says, her work includes everything from the scenic to the floral, all crafted in intricate detail, but her first love are the fantastic, loveable dragons that she fashions as one-off pieces by hand, using no moulds or production-line techniques whatsoever. Fabulous! Dragons are a connection many of us have with our inner children, with fairy tales and imaginary worlds, and this is the audience that Deb addresses with her work so successfully.

Not limited to stand-alone work, Deb also incorporates her polymer into practical pieces, decorating vases, candle-holders and so on with leaves, flowers and tendrils - the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift if you are after something different and unique.

Candle Holder -burgandy with pink flowers

Deb also incorporates other materials in her designs many of which feature beads and findings, or, as in the case of her piece de resistance 'Under the Sea', glass tile mosaic.

While Deb's work is all one-of-a-kind, she is only to happy to be approached for commission work similar to those already in her shop if you have a particular project in mind or colours that you would prefer.

Take a trip to DebiMDesigns and reconnect with your inner child, a world of joy and colour! You can also find Deb on Facebook

Have wonderful weeks!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

More of the May Marketplace...

My next etsy store to promote during this month of mutual promotions is The Happy Red Dog.

Brisbane local Zoe offers a range of useful decorating ideas from kids' personalised name signs to wedding decor items, all professionally finished and tailored to your requirements.

Butterfly Baby Name Art,  Fabric Nursery Letters Kids Canvas Wall Art,  Kids Personalized Name Signs, Baby Girl Nursery, Green, Girls Room

Butterfly Baby Name Art from etsy

Different designs are offered and both boys and girls are catered for.

Baby Name Art Signs Blue Robot  9 x 7.5 Fabric Wall Decal  Iron On Patch Baby Boys Nursery Ideas

Baby Name Art Signs Blue from the etsy store

Zoe can also offer room decor in the form of decorative quotes and other goodies include book marks, wedding decor items, iron-on appliqu├ęs and key rings, so check out her store and contact her direct about any special requests! My favourite of all her pieces is this little brooch, which I think is fabulous.

Fabric Bird Brooch felt and denim in green unique gifts fabric pin scarf pin badge

Fabric Bird Brooch

Have a great start to the week!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

And another shop window...!

Apart from the usual, and not-so-usual, handicrafts and artworks available on-line at the fabulous etsy, there is also a whole, extraordinary, extensive virtual mall dedicated to vintage wares.

One such shop is my promo for this week - 'Treasures from the Past' belongs to Cindy (and Randy) Rogers, a.k.a. RCEastman, a couple from Eastman USA. 

I have a soft spot for dolls born of a wonderful, long-lost, collection in my childhood - I loved my tall 'walkers', I loved my beautifully nationally-dressed travel souvenir dolls collected for me by my mum, and I loved my collection of Barbies.

So in amongst all the great paraphernalia that Cindy has collected, her dolls are the stand-out item for me! Like this original, bubble cut Midge doll (Barbie's friend) from the early 60's.

Vintage Black Bubble Cut Midge Barbie Body 1963
1963 Midge

For those not so excited about vintage dolls, how about something seriously momentous, such as the 1969 moon-landing, or more specifically a newspaper headline recording the moment!

Man Walks on Moon Newspaper
vintage news

Cindy also has plenty of china and glass-ware to choose from - these wall sconces are so retro, with their pastel colours:

Cindy has more than 150 items on her books at the moment so plenty to browse! Have a visit and convo her about anything that you want to know about any of her items or conditions of sale.

Have a great start to your week,


Sunday, May 5, 2013


This month I have joined a group of fellow artists and crafters wishing to improve their on-line profiles by a bit of cross-promotion - a fabulous idea and one we all owe a debt of gratitude to the wonderful denthe for facilitating. 

The first of five artists I will be introducing you too is Kirsten, the artistic force behind Lillibean Designs and her esty shop, sensibly, LillibeanDesigns.

Kirsten's big-eyed girls are highly reminiscent of the style of work popular when I was a child growing up in the 60's - brooding, whimsical, and very retro-esque. But there is nothing glib about her work - it is beautifully executed, with her clever use of materials including recycled text giving her pieces a modern twist.
LillibeanDesigns etsy shop includes post card sets of 6 designs as well as the larger canvases, so it is possible to secure a sample of Kirsten's magical imagery for a small investment, or these sets could make a wonderful gift.
However, her original mixed media collage/painted canvases, either small or large, are very reasonably priced, so have a visit to her shop and browse the full range of images and detailed descriptions for yourself if you are on the look-out for an extra-special present, or the perfect accoutrement for your environs. 
Until next time...