Thursday, May 17, 2007

Look What I Just Bought

Well I figured I would share my most recent purchase on Etsy. I bought these at a wonderful little shop call PregnancyJournals
They were just so cute I couldn't help myself.
Tell me what you think and check out her shop, she also has some wonderful diaper carriers and pregancy journals.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Featured Buyer: April Meeker

April lives in Carlsbad and describes herself as "addicted to shopping on Etsy", especially for the little one that her and her husband are adopting from China. She is also a mother, wife, sister, silversmith, runner, boxer and chocolate junky.
April says there new little one will be surrounded with unique things that she has bought on Etsy.
One of April's favorite shops is Bellaserababy. She says "I fell in love with all of her blankets, but decided on the zinnia blanket because I loved the bright colors. It was $28 dollars and came beautifully wrapped." I agree this blanket is gorgeous!

Another recent purchase is this-
As you can see this one is for herself and what a fabulous buy, so beautiful!
April describes Etsy as "Etsy is a little like a chest of treasures. You have to spend some time sorting through all the items to find the things that really speak to you. I don't remember how I found Bellaserbaby's shop. I usually check the treasury everyday and I find some gems there. Also, just watching the newly listed items scroll across the screen can introduce you to new fun sellers."

April is also a fellow artisan and runs where she sells beautifully handcrafted jewelry. Here's a piece I love-

April says "As a seller, I try to acquire my own treasury every now the then. It gets your name out if only for a while. I tend to get more sells when I am consistent at listing new items.I really believe it is important not to let your shop get stagnant."

Awesome advice for all of us on Etsy. So stop by and check out her shop!

I want to say thanks to April for not only being a seller but for being a buyer and helping out the rest of the wonderful artist on Etsy!

Sunday, May 6, 2007



Thursday, May 3, 2007

Featured Artist: Lorie Riley

This weeks refreshing artist is Lorie Riley of Bath by Riley

Lorie is a fellow artisan who describes herself as "I am a women, I've spend most of my professional career as a nail technician and esthetician. 17 years in the beauty business. I am a wife, my husband is in the navy and of course My most beautiful creation, my daughter. She is my inspiration and greatest critic."

Lorie creates Homemade bath treats- Bath Fizzies, Scrubs and other bath and body treats! When asked what inspires her "Great scent combinations, How it makes my skin feel.. and I love to make the packages pretty. " Lorie's training comes from working as a nail technician and always searching for great products to use for doing manis and pedis. She says "I started buying books, reading online articles and talking with other bath product makers and soon I started to tweak and perfect my formulas. A few years ago I opened a Bath and Body Boutique in Florida and now I have this awesome line Bath by Riley.. All handmade and all natural." Some of Lorie's favorite materials to use are Sea Salt (she loves sea salt) and Oils- all kinds from almond oil to olive oil to sunflower oil.

Lorie says when not doing her craft "First, I am a mom.. need I say more. but I do love to go to the spa.. (facials, manis, pedis, massage) and I love to do paper crafts. "

When asked what makes her shop unique she said "All of my products are handmade in small batches so you know they are fresh... I really take a lot of time to think about the color, smell and packaging of my products. And because everyone should take a small bit of time out for themselves everyday..why not make it a bath!" she also added this comment "I love what I do.. I am always excited about creating a new fragrance or product. I have so much passion for the beauty industry and I am always the first one to try my products. If I wouldn't use it then I won't sell it.. I test my products daily in what I call "bathtub research" lol:)"

As you can see Lorie's products are truly refreshing, unique and are the BOMB!

If you would like to contact Lorie about her fabulous products you can reach her at

Just listed today

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Today 5/2/07

Well it feels cold today. A beautiful 59 degrees but cold. I'm suppose to be outside taking some pics of my jewelry but I haven't gotten motivated yet but I know I should. My hubby is home today but working on his computer. We will be doing a little rearranging of the house tonight in preparation of some construction work to be done starting this weekend. Yay! progress. Well off to take my pics and hopefully warm up in the sun.....

Just Listed on Etsy!!!