Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cart-Worthy and Heart-Worthy

These earrings, dubbed Margaret Earrings, by their maker Cat Abbot of Cats Creations, have such fresh shades of green! Here's a few quick tidbits about Cat in her own words:

I have always loved making things; for as long as I can remember I've made cards for my family and friends, painted on pebbles from the beach and pressed flowers to make pictures from. I started making jewellery while I was at University and wanted some birthday gifts that had a personal touch. I really enjoyed coming up with designs that were fun and unique, and people seemed to like them so I thought I'd have a go at selling some of my pieces.My background is in Ecology and Conservation so recycling has always appealed to me. That is why I started to use found objects and recycled broken jewellery parts in some of my work, and this is something I would like to develop and explore further.

Brand New Day was the first thing in Natalie Valle's etsy shop I saw and I fell in love. I like the colors, the optimism, the thought of a fresh slate evoked by this image. Here's some background info on Natalia:

I'm an award-winning, exhibited photographer based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I've been passionate about it since I was little. I graduated in Visual Communication a year ago and I feel lucky to be able to work with something that I really love. I shot film & digital, but mostly digital. I always have a camera with me as I like to capture simple moments of my life.

You can see more of my work
here, and here. I've also recently started a blog where I post pictures of my everyday life.

As my roommate will tell you, I have a problem with purses. And wallets. And bags. And maybe also books and shoes and craft materials. But especially, lovely cute items like this that I can put other lovely, cute things in. Jonathan insists that if I stopped buying the smaller, lovely, cute things, I wouldn't "need" the bigger ones. My response: "It's not about need, my dear. It's about WANT."

And I want this! And for $20 including shipping, I could have it.
Here's info about the artist, Daniela:

My name's Daniela, I'm Italian and I live in Italy. I'm 37 years old and I've been married 12 years now. I started sewing about 7 years ago because I watched a lot of american movies and especially in the oldest ones, there were lots of wonderful quilts displayed everywhere. So, I decided that I had to try to make them too and there I started my adventure with fabrics, threads, sewing. I've met lots and lots of wonderful women from all around the world and some of them became very good friends!

I started to sew and I just never stopped. My first creations were quilts, I made them for me, my family and friends. After that, I discovered the craft of sewing and, oh my, it is very addictive. I love to sew cute things for me and my friends, for Xmas presents, birthdays and for any occasion at all. Finally I decided to try to share my work on Etsy too...And I'm very happy with this! I put a lot of care into each piece and I do my best with all my creations.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring my earrings! I love your cart-worthy features, it's a great way to find new etsians and I love these picks!
    Cat x


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