Meet Theresa of TiLT creations, featured EtsyBlogger of the Month. Theresa makes one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories in various sizes and styles. Some bag styles are only made once, while others are made again in different sizes, with different fabrics or embellishments.
Handbag in Brown and Pink Blooms
Theresa is a member of the more-than-100-member, international CABTeam (Carried Away Bag Makers Team). The team was established so that members could give back to those in need. All proceeds are given to charities voted upon by their team members.
Purse with Burgundy Mint and White Circles on Ginger
One of their recent charities was HeroBox, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides custom support to our heroes overseas. Their mission is to provide items that deployed American soldiers need and want while they are away from home defending our freedom. A HeroBox is a care package that has been customized to a soldier’s specific request. Theresa donated the following handbag to the cause:
Handbag in Navy Dockside Dots
You can find out more about Theresa:
Erika, the face behind NicoDesigns and Featured EtsyBlogger for January, has a great sense of humor:
After years of being a behavior specialist and special education teacher, I now am in need of a specialist myself as a stay-at-home-mom. My two babies (ages 2 and 1) make everything in the past seem so ordinary. What lies in front of us as amazing. And chaotic. Hence, the specialist.
Sophisticated Career Bag
NicoDesigns features item with both style and functionality, utilizing a combination of new, repurposed, recycled or upcycled materials. You will have such fun checking out her shop – especially the new Art Dolls and Home Décor Sections.
Gertie the Obsessed
The Other Miss B.
They both hail from Hawaii. They are both one-woman extravaganzas. And they are both FABULOUS! Our Miss B., however, has two shops on etsy: The Fabulous Miss B.
and Becky Kozanza
. The Fabulous Miss B. features unique handmade and vintage items for you and your home:
White Retro Latex Bathing Cap (reminiscent of Esther Williams!)
Holiday Among the Roses Cross-Stitch Table Cloth
Vintage Bernat Children’s Knitting Book (wonder why I chose this item!)
Becky Kozanza features cards, garlands and PipePets, perfect for the holidays:
Fifi the French Poodle PipePet
Dorothy the Dachshund Christmas Party PipePet
madebymelissa, the Etsy Blogger of the Month, is an engineer by profession. By nights and weekends, her inner child comes out to play, and she talks to the animals.
Penny the Pink Elephant is looking for a loving home filled with peanuts! Her eyes are sewn on with acrylic black yarn so he’s safe for even the littlest member of your family.
Penny the Pink Elephant
Jenny the Funky Jellyfish is the life of the ocean party! She is made with red, pink and grey striped yarn and has an adjustable hang tie.
Jenny the Funky Jellyfish
Phoebe the Pretty Little Pig is a pretty little pink piggy who needs a home with lots of love. She has a curly little tail, and her eyes and nose are stitched on making her safe for even the tiniest of piggy fans.
Phoebe the Pretty Little Pig
If you would like to provide a loving home for one or more of these little cuties, you can contact madebymelissa, and she’ll draw up the adoption papers!
Look at the Birdie!
Where else but on etsy could you get handmade jewelry, paper goods and an ornithology lesson at the same time? Meet designsbyvanessa, the Etsy Bloggers featured seller for September. Here are a few of her wonderful designs:
Darling Swallow Necklace
Blue Jay Earrings
Baby Blue Little Birdie Card
Hello Cupcake (Set of 3 Cards)
Edi is the paper artist behind memoriesforlifesb and the featured Etsy Blogger for August. She gets a lot of her inspiration and ideas from reading from advertisements for layout designs and from junk mail for color combos and unique folding techniques. Edi explained with a smile, “I can see something someone else has made and then visualize how I can make it – but better and with my own unique touch!”
Scrapbook Album - Michey Mouse Flip Flops
Edi has been paper crafting for more than 12 years. She started out creating handmade cards with stamps and then moved into scrapbooking. She loves anything to do with paper and can make just about anything with it.
Custom Sports Team Word Album
In addition to paper crafting, which is Edi’s passion, she is employed as a machine operator at a semi transmission factory and is working on her MBA. When asked if she had a plan to combine her MBA with her paper crafting, she replied, “I would love nothing more than to run a paper crafting business full time. Even if this were not to happen, there are many things I am learning from my schooling – most importantly, time management. Working full time, going to school full time and running my Etsy shop really helps me prioritize and manage my time.”
Now, can you guess what the “sb” stands for in her shop name?
Summer Vacation Scrapbook Photo Album
To learn a little about miesmama as the Featured Etsy Blogger of the month, I went to her blog bio. It was there that I learned that her favorite movies include Amelie, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Kurosawa’s Dream. Not being familiar with any of them, I headed straight to Netflix to do a little research. And lo and behold, the movies had something in common – they were quirky and imaginative, imaginative and mind-bending, mind-bending and cerebral, feel good and romantic! So, I headed to miesmama’s etsy shop where I learned that she loves to be creative. Said she, “I knit, quilt and daydream. Anything to do with textiles inspires me and makes me happy.” And her lovely felted items will make YOU happy as well. Here is but a sampling:
Purple Coneflower Sweater Tote
Green Algae Pincushion
Fireman Bear Tooth Fairy Pillow
“Coffee, beer, yarn. That’s all I need.” So reads LazyTCrochet’s bio on twitter. LazyT, or Tricia, and I definitely have two things in common – coffee and yarn – make that three – the Midwest!
Lazy T’s features knit and crochet fashions and accessories that include wearable shawls, shrugs, sweaters and one-of-a-kind hat, headband and scarf designs. I am crazy about her crocheted hats. This lightweight, yellow sunshine flowered beanie is so bright and cheery:
Yellow Sunshine Flowered Beanie
And this simple cloche-style hat with fuzzy boucle yarns in bright green includes a black satin bow repurposed from a costume:
Green Apple Cloche
Lazy T designed this oversized, slouch-style hat after watching the Winter X Games this year. Winter sports are the perfect setting for big, chunky, fun and functional hats. It is made out of100% chunky wool:
My absolute favorite item is this moustache coffee cup sleeve. It has a real personality!
His Moustache Coffee Cup Sleeve
You can visit Tricia’s shop at http://lazytcrochet.etsy.com or her blog at http://www.lazytcrochet.blogspot.com/ or follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/LazyTcrochet
Every month, a different member of etsybloggers is spotlighted. This month’s Featured Etsyblogger is CREATEaTHOUGHT:
There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
CREATEaTHOUGHT’s mission is to provide unique items that fit your personal writing and recording style. Two of my favorite journals – (LOVE the buttons!)
JOURNAL Sweetheart Buttons Galore Blank
Silver and Gold Vintge button and Postcard Journal
In addition to WRITE IT ( journals), CREATEaTHOUGHT also features FRIDGE FABULOUS (magnets), Finger Art (rings), frames and Greetings (cards). I am especially fond of these two rings and these magnets:
Vintage Buttons Ring
Vintage Clock Ring
Resin Coffee Magnets
You can also visit CREATEaTHOUGHT at her blog: http://createathoughtetsy.blogspot.com/