November 21, 2014

2014 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Mom

Etsy is a great place to find a lot of wonderful handmade goods, and I love looking around for the perfect Christmas gift -- and a little something for myself. While I would love a lot of these items for myself, as some of them did come from my favourites list, these items are perfect for a mother of any age -- you don't have to be a young mom to enjoy a kimono cardigan or a chunky, crochet scarf. What have you found for your mom this year?

November 19, 2014

Shop Update: New Brooches

Back in June I revealed to you my new hand-drawn brooches, and today I am sharing with you a new set of brooches that I have created for the shop. They are quite simple in design, and are made with DAS air-hardening modelling material. I picked up a package of the modelling material a little while ago for a DIY project that I was working on, and decided to start carving out some shapes and imprinting them with different materials with the left over pieces that I had from the project I was working on.

It was a lot of fun because I never went into the project thinking that I would create something for the shop. I started out making something for someone else, and it evolved into an adventure with a new material -- a material that I hadn't worked with since my high school days. It was fun to get my hands dirty, and, in the end, create something that I was really pleased with.

November 12, 2014

2014 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For A Little Boy

I always love going to browse shops on Etsy, and within the Items I Love, for gift ideas -- especially around Christmastime. Right now my son is into dinosaurs and penguins. He loves to run around the house and roar like a dinosaur, and he loves drinking hot chocolate milk out of mugs made just his size. He also really loves art; drawing, painting, gluing and stamping are among his favourite things to do. When he's not busy being rowdy, he likes to play quietly with his stuffed animals, and a custom doll that looks just like him would be an instant hit. He also loves to express himself through his clothing. Pin-back buttons have always been a favourite accessory of his. The beauty of these items is that they would be a great gift for anyone -- boy or girl.

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