Introducing April sponsorsPosted: 01/04/2013
Hello and a big welcome to my new April sponsors!
Firstly I’d like to introduce you to:
Anna from Green Orange Violet. Anna lives and works in Lithuania and here is a bit from Anna in her own words:
Hello,my name is Anna and I am representing here our Family – me , my husband and 3 kids.
Our cheerful and noisy group wants to offer you our Home Baked Goods.
We will present to you different sings which will be born out of our Family Bakery – comfortable clothes for everyday use, natural healing jewelery and some other various things from time to time.
Since we live in Lithuania, we use materials specific for this country, Linen and Amber, and we like to work with natural, Eco friendly and vintage fabrics and Genuine, not pressed amber. We also use embroidery, children love to draw and paint stripes with abandon
Please pay special attention to amber. Since ancient times people in Lithuania knew about healing properties of amber. Amber beads worn by young children since half a year help with teething symptoms and colds. Amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin.
Natural Baltic amber is considered the very finest and most therapeutic amber in the world. Amber is renowned for its pain easing, rejuvenating and vitality boosting effects as well as its ability to help protect against illness.
All the Things made with Love
And Thank You for supporting HandMade !!!
And here are some of the beautiful items available in her etsy store:
The second sponsor I’d like to introduce you to is Mira from ABCD Prints and Printables.
In Mira’s own words:
My name is Mira. I am a Lithuanian girl. In 2002 I graduated from the local Art Academy and became a professional Interior Designer. During all those year of working as an interior designer/decorator I understood that I wanted not only to decorate clients’ houses using things that others had created, but I also wanted to create some of my own.
Here in Lithuania there are very limited possibilities to produce new products. So it seemed to be an impossible dream. But one day, when I was struggling with my plans for the future, I decided that I needed to hang a print with my motto on the wall above my monitor. The motto reads: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. As I had a professional photo printer it was not hard for me to put this idea into action. And then it was as if a light from above illuminated my mind. I knew what I would do in the future. As a result, I opened my Prints Shop.
There are a lot of quote prints in my shop and every day there are more and more. I want everyone to be able to find the quote of their life.
For those who have not yet found it, I do custom listings. It is also very interesting for me, because this is a great way to learn new quotes.
I am very flexible and I like to try something new; so if you think I could do something you need, feel free to contact me.
And here are some of the beautiful prints available at her shop:
The next sponsor I have for you all to meet is Ksu and Ole from ko-ko-ko shop:
In their own words:
KO-KO-KO – “K” is for Ksenia, “O” is for Olesya )
It’s independent label from Russia, exists since 2009.
Ksu lives in St.Petersburg, Russia with her 4 years old daughter and makes accessories, toys and designs clothes for ko-ko-ko. She runs the blog for kids and their parents — http://www.kokokokids.ru
Ole is also from St. Petersburg but currently lives in France. She is animation director. She draws illustrations for tote bags, plates, postcards and other stuff for ko-ko-ko.
To find out more: http://www.spitsbergenisland.com
And here are some of the adorable items available for sale at the shop (look out for a fab giveaway from ko-ko-ko ahop coming soon!)
The next sponsor I’d love you all to meet is Jillian from Billy and Scarlet.
Jillian is based in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, here’s a little bit about Jillian in her own words:
I am passionate about home decor, beautiful stationery, magazines, online business and art! Married to an amazing creative man, work for Catalogue Magazine Australia where I curate an Etsy shopping guide each issue.
Our newest arrival will be lucky enough to be gazing at one of the beautiful prints on the wall which is already up on the wall and waiting for the big day or arrival.
Here are some of the beautiful items currently available at the shop:
Next, I’d like to introduce you to Nicole from Juniper Wilde:
In Nicole’s words:
A little about how I got started: I am a textile designer and graphic designer by day and have always had a passion for color, pattern, textiles and design. Two years ago I had a baby boy and quickly realized that in the baby department there is waaaaay too much bad design out there! I had such a hard time finding bedding and accessories for my little man so I took matters into my own hands. A passion was born and I opened my etsy shop.
When I was choosing a name for my shop I knew I wanted to use ‘Wilde’ which is a shortened version of my sons middle name ‘Wilder’ and nods to our appreciation for the outdoors and wilderness around us. Juniper is a bush that grows in Michigan and honestly I just like to say that word, haha! but it also nods to our appreciation of the outdoors so I went with it! And that’s how I came up with Juniper Wilde.
My husband is an avid outdoorsmen and we spend a lot of our time outside. There is an abundance of inspiration in the natural world and most of my designs reflect patterns, shapes or objects I’ve observed in the world around me while hiking, camping, boating – you name it.
I strive of offer thoughtfully designed, organic products that are beautiful to look at as well as functional for baby and family.
Here are just a few of the many adorable items available in her shop:
The next sponsor I’m so pleased to introduce you to is the sister duo Shelley and Paula from Sweet William:
About Shelley and Paula:
Welcome! Sweet William is the collaboration of sisters – Shelley Gardner, who lives in Strandhill, Ireland and Paula Mills – based in Melbourne, Australia. We live miles apart – but are brought together by our passion for all things creative.
Paula’s illustrations are influenced by childhood memories, motherhood, life, love and everything in-between. Shelley uses her love for textiles to create beautiful creations based on Paula’s drawings. Together is the delightful collection that is Sweet William.
We are excited and committed to HANDMADE. All the products we make are 100% handmade, using materials from thrift shops, second-hand, pre loved, except for maybe the occasional new zip and paper for the printer. We think about gifts that last a while – enough disposable living.
If you would like to read more about Sweet William you can here:
Have a lovely day xoxox
Here are just a few examples available in their store:
The next sponsor I’d love you all to meet is Julia from Nola Onesie:
Welcome to Onesie of a Kind! I make personalized and custom made baby onesies, bibs, burp cloths and toddler t-shirts in my New Orleans studio.
Onesie of a Kind was born in October 2009 at a friend’s baby shower. The guests were invited to paint onesies for the mom-to-be and, later that weekend, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much fun it was to design and create a special and unique gift for my friend. I decided to try the process again and attend a local crafts fair. The onesies were well received so I kept designing, making and selling to local stores. I decided to start selling on Etsy and I’m excited to be able to share my unique items with those around the country and the world.
I’ve always loved making things. My aunt taught me to cross-stitch when I was 11 years old and, since then, I’ve been hooked on anything crafty. I love trying new mediums and techniques and have tried my hand at more than a few: cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, needle point, pastels, pencil drawing, charcoal, oil paint, water color, collage, clay..the list continues! I love spending time designing and creating new products to enjoy around my home, to give to friends or to include in my shop.
I currently live in New Orleans with my husband and 2 cats, Carlos & Panther. By day, I’m a charter school math teacher. I love my job and am passionate about improving public education in our country. By night, I’m a crafter who loves making the perfect gift for a new baby.
Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nolaonesie/
And here are a few of the cute little outfits available in her store at the moment:
Here’s another fab sponsor for you all to meet – Karen from ‘A Bunny and Bear’:
About Karen and her store:
I was born in the artist’s city of Chengdu, China and moved Canada when I was five. Both Asian sensibilities and growing up in the Rockies have influenced my work. I am very proud of both my Chinese and Canadian heritages. I love discovering new techniques, new crafts and mixing them with things I’ve already mastered. I am switching back and forth between projects and usually have half a dozen on the go at once!
I also own the shop Champaka on Etsy
Here are just a few of the many items available in her shop:
The next sponsor I’m excited for you all to meet is Jen from Red Parka:
I’m Jen, the girl behind Red Parka Diaries. I live on the beautiful island of
Tasmania with my husband Wade and our dog Benny. I’m an illustrator who dabbles
in all sorts of creative arts and loves bright colours, vintage design,
adventures, travelling, caravans, trees, elephants and everything handmade! I
believe in marching to your own beat, living a life full of love and adventure,
getting back to basics and being real.
Here are some of the items available at her store:
And finally I’m excited to share with you and introduce you to the lovely Anne from Matilou:
my name is Anne Cresci and I am a French illustrator as a day to day job.
I have two kids and live in Lyon in the middle east of France.
My shop’s name comes from my kids names…
Matis and Lou has become ***MatiLou***
I’m very fond of that name
I have studied Graphic design and fine Arts in a very good school in Lyon for 4 years. L’ école Emile Cohl. Then I went to live a while in Paris, which I have totally fell in love with.
As a day-to-day job I have to do exactly what my clients want me to do, which is not always that much fun.
And when I found etsy (which is not that famous in France …) I just totally fell for it. What a great opportunity to share with people what I liked most to do !
I now have opened my own place in Lyon, France. A cute little ATELIER-BOUTIQUE (workshop) called MATILOU, of course, and defiantly cute !!
If you want to have a look come visit my blog, or my flick’r page.
And here are a few of my favourites available at her store:
And of course as always – continued thanks to ongoing sponsors:
And a quick message to let you know the winners for the Lily Bird Studio giveaway!!………..
By using random.org – entry numbers 7 and 22 have been selected to win……… congratulations Nikki and Valerie !!!!!!