Monday, August 30, 2010

ArdentReverie Handmade Crafts, Accessories And Paintings

Tuesday - BESTeam Mosaic
weekly shoutout to the dedicated workers that like to help other handmade artists...

ArdentReverie on Etsy
... Oh my gosh, talk about gorgeousness! ArdentReverie on Etsy has a really sophisticated collection of hair accessories, hats, scarves and even offers paintings for sale. Her style is certainly one to make you feel special and worth your weight in gold :) I love the way the metals are combined with the feathers in the hair items, also the beads and fabric in her jewelry, giving a simple yet chic look that will look fab in both casual and formal wear. Take a look around her store to see more!

ArdentReverie's Blog... ArdentReverie's blog is a glamourous reflection of the store, featuring other Etsy artists and contains other handmade posts you can browse through in the archive. My favourite thing about her page just has to be the color scheme/theme. Simply stunning!

All items are clickable and will take you directly to ArdentReverie's listings...


Monday Magic... Sunset!



Introducing my 46th installment of my weekly feature Monday Magic, showing off some beautiful sunsets in various forms! These sellers all share something special... Fabulous work! Yet, somehow like many sellers on Etsy are wondering where all their admirers are! So this is where I feel it's time to showcase the undiscovered talent of Etsy, on Monday each week so they have a chance to shine like the best of Etsy do :)

All of the sellers names can be typed into the navigation bar on your browser followed with "" (dot etsy dot com) to take you to their stores. Otherwise click on an image to go directly to their listing!

I am now taking requests for next weeks Monday Magic Expo. If you would like to be a part of it, you are required to have 0-19 sales in your Etsy store, and the theme is 'Ocean' Contact me via convo @ to send in your requests, plus a link to your suitable item :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Positive Steps

Sunday - Coffee and Cake
weekly musings, articles and mostly babble...

Positive Steps It has been lovely this week to see Babamoon on Etsy take off with it's first 3 sales! 2 of them were back to back aswell, with the one listing only been put up hours before! I'm really glad for the signs of progression already as it took a LOT longer for me to make my first sales in my photography store, and to be honest I have faith that Babamoon may over take it quite quickly as the demand is probably higher for baby knits over wall art. I am not thinking negatively about that when it comes to my digital artwork as I seem to have progression there in other ways. Like my shop hearts, web presense, style, and of course my blog. So that for me is an incentive to keep it running along in the foreground alongside my other store.

One thing I am now gearing myself up for is a training course with Top UK photographer Mark Cleghorn soon, on the topic of family portraiture which is the career I am hoping to have in the time my partner is at home from work. The course itself is supposed to talk a lot about the business side of things which is what I am hoping for mostly as I am not as savvy with how to conduct the business, insure myself etc yet when it comes to babies I can quite easily and confidently turn into squish mode, and I know my camera plus all the related do dally inside out. It'll be a fabulous opportunity to ask important questions to someone who is ahead of his game, and has countless awards behind him to back him up. VERY excited about it all. As hopefully when I return, my business plan may actually go past the title lol!!! Once I am insured and upgrade some of my older equipment so it's suitable to go mobile, I'll hopefully get things ready before my Craft show in December which is where I am hoping to begin widely advertising it offline. Should be good!

So what's new in store then? Well I have made a new hat in Babamoon... well there are 3 actually but I have only listed one lately which is the Reversible Pumpkin hat! Very cute. And in my photography store I have listed 2 brand new prints which I am very proud of. They are in the mosaic below :)

Recent Altered Photography Posted to Warmth...

That's it for now. Have a great weekend all!

moonangelnay x

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Friday Finds... Capsforcancer

Interview # 40
I felt humbled to have come across a store on Etsy that has such a passionate mission as the driving force behind such a beautiful objective. capsforcancer is a store brimming with crochet goods and other knick knacks made by Patricia Rocco and the kind artisans of Etsy. Anyone that wishes to donate handmade caps or items to the store is very welcome to, and the proceeds then go towards an extremely good cause for those battling cancer by providing chemo hats to Knots of Love, and classes in all the wonderful things some of us like do in the handmade community. That is to create, craft and enjoy the things we are good at doing to keep us happy, focused and positive.
So donating/shopping in this store is a real incentive to help towards caps for patients, the costs of supplies and to the beading, crocheting and knitting classes for whom they describe as the "angels" going through hard times right now. Please do check out the store of this cause, and read on to learn more about it from Patricia Rocco :)

(Just click the images to go direct to the listings)

-- Tell me a bit about you! (Name, Age, Location, and give us a random fact whilst you're at it.) Patricia Rocco, 38, Tucson Arizona, single Mom to an amazing 11 year old young Man.

-- What is your business about then? Not for profit. Main goal is to sell items so we can donate chemo caps to Knots of Love and to provide crochet, knitting, and beading classes to cancer patients. A way to take their minds of their fight for just a moment.

-- How did Etsy come into your life? I purchased a clock made out of a vinyl record from a friend at work and he directed me to Etsy. I've been happy and in love with the site ever since!!

-- Are you working a day job too? Yes, I work for UA Healthcare which is a conglomerate of the University of Arizona and University Medical Center along with University Physicians Healthcare in Tucson.

-- How long has the artist in you been 'unleashed' for? I have been beading and crocheting since I was a teenager. Recently I decided to put my talents to good use by helping and teaching others.

-- What has been the inspiration behind your business? A very dear friend of mine lost her battle to cancer a little over a year ago and so my quest to support those battling and surviving cancer began.

-- If you could describe your products in three words, what would you tell me? Quality, affordable, luxurious.

-- What would an average working day for you be like from dawn til dusk? Up at 4am to get ready for work and to get my son ready for school. Drop him off to a carpool to school and then myself to work by 6am. Usually by 3pm I'm out of work and off to pick my son up from school then home to dinner, time with my son, homework, my school work, and then some crocheting, knitting, or beading.

-- What's your favourite material and techniques to work with? My favorite materials are organic cotton, chenille, and Swarovski crystal and silver.

-- What is your ideal vision for the future for you and your work? My ideal vision is to have several workshops available state wide then nation wide for those battling cancer and to continue to provide hand made chemo caps to those in need.

-- Away from work, what do you like to do for fun or to wind down? I love to crochet to wind down from a long day at work. It is very soothing. I also love to design new lanyard and jewelry ideas it takes my mind off of the busy day.

-- What are you likely to search for on Etsy? Organic knitting and crochet materials and beads etc. for our lanyards and jewelry.

-- Any last words? Join us and join the fight!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How To Indulge Summer's Eve


No.24 Another week, and lots more artists to show you :) Here are some of my favourite handmade items, from the kind Etsians that have featured my work in the past week for both my photography store and my baby knits store.

My favorite treasury! 'Soft Summer Bokeh Prints' by 'everleedesigns'


Item - Blank Cute As A Button Greetings Cards
Etsy Seller - everleedesigns Greetings Cards
Treasury East - Soft summer Bokeh Prints

Item - Vintage Pyrex Cinderella Mixing Bowl
Etsy seller - keeky27 Vintage New England
Treasury East - Dawns Migration

Item - Sunkissed Natural Handmade Soap
Etsy Seller - CoffeeHouseSuds Handmade Soap And Bath Goodies
Treasury East - All things Tomato

Item - Curly Girl Pastel Hat
Etsy Seller - susantreasures Handmade Textile Gifts And Treasures
Treasury East - Animal Lovers

Item - Miniature Pillow Balloons
Etsy seller - byBrittany Miniature Pillows and Canvases
Treasury East - Make A Wish!

Item - Colorful Rainbow Felt Wrap Bracelet
Etsy seller - whimsyfish Arts
Treasury East - The Art Of ACEO

Item - Christmas Tree Teapot Cozy
Etsy seller - TheCraftyBride Knits
Treasury East - Here Comes Brum!

Item - Ruby
Etsy seller - AccidentallyGood Art
Treasury East - Something Wicked This Way Comes

Item - Fingerless Gloves In Chocolate Cafe
Etsy seller - Babynest Weaved and Crocheted Accessories
Treasury East - The Colorful World Of The Hip And Trendy & In Honor Of flauntdesignsjewelry, Our Newest Citizen

Item - All The Leaves Are Brown Necklace
Etsy seller - BlueForestJewellery Handmade Jewelry
Treasury East - Falling In Love Again

Item - Empowering Goddess Necklace
Etsy seller - OmniPresents Balancing New Age Jewelry
Blog - BESTeam Feature

Item - Sex Pistols Switch Plate
Etsy seller - dandee Funny Greetings Cards And Switchplates
Blog - BESTeam Feature

Thanks again for the features everyone :)

moonangelnay x

Sandyvern Soaps and Things

Tuesday - BESTeam Mosaic
weekly shoutout to the dedicated workers that like to help other handmade artists...

sandyvern on Etsy
... sandyvern on Etsy has a beautiful selection of soaps, stitch markers, earrings and other things in her store. Sandy herself is a self taught crafter and by day runs a pet sitting business alongside her soapmaking, knitting and creating of stitch markers. She really enjoys being with animals and even has a family of pets at home including 4 bearded dragons, a kitten and a dog :)

sandyvern's Blog... sandyvern's blog is a sweet account of Sandy's crafting adventures with her soaps, pet sitting adventures, artisan features and anything that springs to her mind. Well worth checking out and following :)

All items are clickable and will take you directly to sandyvern's listings...