Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I am an Air Force wife and mother to four kids ages 20, 18, 16 and 15. We love to travel and spend time outdoors. We have lived all over the world and are settled now in Northern Virginia where my husband is stationed at The Pentagon. I teach preschool part time and enjoy creating something each and every day, whether it be jewelry designs or trying a new recipe! I have been making mothers jewelry since 1992 and opened my two online shops last year, and . I hope you'll come take a peek at my creations!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My name is Allison (craftgirlalli on Etsy). I live in central Indiana. I have a son who is almost 15months old. My son and my best friend were the reason I started painting. My friend actually introduced the idea to me, and my son gave me the motivation. I haven't even been doing this for a year yet, so its all still fairly new to me. I just happened to come across Etsy by chance, but I am so glad I found it! Lately, I haven't added many new things, I just haven't had the time. But I'm hoping to change that here soon! I also have a blog. The things I write about on there are very random. Some days its a feature on another EtsyMom, other days its about family life. I guess its just a little peak into my world.

Thanks Allison! I so know the feeling of being squeezed for time. I think your flip-flop sign is so adorable! All the best to you.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


My name is Kristien, I live in Greenville, SC. I've been doing metalworking for about 4 years now, and my metals studio is set up in a barn in my backyard. I get pretty much all of my inspiration from things in nature. For example, I have a line of "Mushroom Rings" that are like little abstracted forms of mushrooms. Two of them are in the shop. I also do more literal nature pieces, like my Mountain jewelry, which are some of my favorites because my mountains (The Blue Ridge) are really special to me. Right now the shop has two Mountain pieces, I just sold a third, and I'm working on another. They feature silhouettes of mountain ridges the way you would see them if looking off an overlook or big hill. I'm also working right now on doing some mountain animal pieces, that is, critters that would be found in my mountains. I'm so excited about it! I just opened up a craft blogl so if you'd like ot check it our, hop over to: