Enjoy my Winter Collection Video.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!
Visit my shop here for a closer look into these unique designs.
My shop offers handmade unique seasonal items handmade by myself using crochet, knitting and mixing various technique and artistic inspiration. My passion for the arts and helping a cause is also present in my shop. For example, all proceedings from this Mandala artwork sales goes out to fund SharingForKids.org, an organization helping very poor children receive cancer and heart disease related treatment in Cartagena, Colombia.
About the artist:
“Lucia is the artist behind this Heart Mandala. Her beautiful process is to take a Mandala and recreate it while telling us a story through her original use of a variety of unique coloring schemes. By day, Lucia is a psychologist and her experience is that working on Mandala pencil art gives her moments of calm, relaxation, reflection and peace. She also shares that looking upon the finished art is also a great source of peace and quiet.”
My daughter enjoys her miniature doll house. Her favorite past-time is to dress the toys in all kinds of different outfits. She can spend hours in pretend play with her toys and accessories. She also makes videos of them. Well, this is how the idea of creating and designing accessories for miniature toys was born. It’s been a lot of fun! 🙂 Needless to say, my daughter is at the center of my inspiration for these. She is my companion every time I have needle and thread, yarn, and buttons around. She is ready to help and give me ideas, every time! She does not want to miss in the fun of making these cuties.
I even created crochet Elf Hat or beanies in seasonal colors. Loving yarn and crochet as much as I do, I really had to do it.
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Today I am hosting Luisa, shop owner of LittleGemsbyLuisa on Etsy. Here is my interview.
1. How did your start your business? What motivated you to open your Etsy shop?
“I started my business by making myself a customized bracelet. I think that I never hit puberty. I have very dainty features! I was wearing one of my designs at work one day and colleagues wanted to have one too. A few months later I started selling so much I was able to save enough to pay for our wedding reception. Several years later, and two kids later, I finally took the plunge in to Etsy. I wanted to do something I loved that generated revenue and allowed me the flexibility to be at home with the kids.”
2. Which item in your shop is your favorite? Why?
“That’s a hard one! I am into my bohemian phase right now. I love all long wooden necklaces and my leather bracelets too.”
3. When did you learn your craft?
“I started knitting with my mother at around 8. I’ve been beading for over a decade now.”
4. Is there anything else you would like to share?
“Don’t try to please everyone. There is a reason why people like your creations, you made them. Learn about social media, take excellent pictures and don’t expect over night success. Measure achievement by where you were yesterday, last year and compare it to the present.”
Many times I wish my whole crafts time could be dedicated to enjoy thinking about wedding decoration ideas, and making them! My niece is getting married and I was looking for a handmade gift for her big day! I came across some beautiful, simple, delicate ideas from one of the florists she may be hiring. This sparked many wonderful thoughts for my shop and inspired me to start thinking about the gift for my niece. I would definitely love to make handmade decor for napkins. I started working on the napkin ring in the picture and combining it with matching crochet napkin embellishments. I am not so sure about using beige, so I will go to my craft shop and get some delicate metallic lace and try to work the crochet embellishment with it instead.
I will share with you in a future post how it all went. Her wedding is next year, so thankfully I do have time to perfect my idea and to get it done. 🙂
Note: More information about the items in the pictures on this blog can be found in my shop on the links below:
KleanKristi, a fellow Etsy shop owner has kindly asked me to join her in putting together this beautiful surprise gift package for Mom!
My face scrubbies will be part of the package together with KleanKristi’s awesome bath and beauty goodies! Here is a list so you can have an idea: Mini nail polishes, mini lip balms, mini lotions, mini soaps, mini facial scrubs, mini shampoos and conditioners, mini bath bombs, etc..
Here is the link to the gift boxes… VIsit her shop and take a look at this unique gift idea. Go ahead and surprise Mom! She won’t be disappointed! 🙂
This post is about the recent feature of my EcoFriendly Makeup Remover Face Pads. CelestesReviewBlog chose my shop and the face pads for a feature and review. I am very happy with her review and here it is for you!
My products are made with great care and attention to detail. I choose my yarn very carefully to make sure it’s functional and that it’s also beautiful to see and touch! Last, I am thrilled every time a package leaves me as I am sure it is going to make someone’s day!
Visit my shop to see these and other face pads. I offer almost every tone of color to make your daily routine exciting and beautiful! 🙂