Friday, January 28, 2011

Saturday Shopping: Shop locally Saint Peters Missouri

I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, so I'm doing my Saturday Shopping post a day early.  I've been busy with work, spinning, and just daily life in general that I haven't had time to pick a specific topic to write about. However, this evening, I've decided to search locally for what Saint Peters, Missouri has to offer.  I am very impressed at what is being made in my fair city.

   Arched Tea Light Candle Holder

   Created by: WoodnCraft

Beaded Gold and Red Earrings

Handmade BY: SouthBreezeDesigns

Set of Four Shotglasses

Created By:  Cre8ivecat

Chicken Heart Sculpture

Handmade By: lloydfineart

Winter Oaks

Created By: nolankowalski

This is just a small tasting of what St. Peters has to offer. I am so proud to be able to showcase some of  my fellow local artists. The really great thing is that the number of artists in St. Peters seems to be growing everyday! I encourage everyone to take a look at the local artists in your area. Appreciate them, patronize them, and try to spread the word on their amazing work.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Shopping

I've been seeing more, and more life like creatures being made by needle felting. From tiny mice, to dogs that look as if they could starting playing at any moment. It makes me smile, and stirs the child with in me when I see them. Whether life-like, or whimsical this collection of items are truly amazing. Let's take a moment and appreciate the talent these artists have.

 It looks so real doesn't it?

Shih Tzu Sculpture
Handmade by:  Firbreheart

He's ready for adoption!

Needle Felted Kitty
Created by: BayColonyDesigns

If you look close enough you might see it breathe.

Needle Felted Snow Hare
Handmade by: sarasark

The cuteness level here is insane!

Created by: Feltedcreatures

The sweetest little hamster I've ever seen!

Handmade by: novembrin

How can you look at these and not smile? The cuteness is enough to make my head explode. This has successfully brighten this dreary, cold day of mine! I hope it has given you a smile too!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day

I was blessed with a snow day today. It isn't often that I get them, so I was going to make the best of it. I slept til 10, had a good cup of coffee, and got to work. I've spent my day retaking shop photos, with my new table top photo lab. I am so happy with the way my photos have turned out. Here are some before and after pictures:

Before Photo Lab

Taken with Photo Lab



Such a difference it has made! Here I thought my photos weren't to shabby, but now I wonder why anyone ever bought anything from a shop that had such awful photos! I can't believe how easy it was, if you own an online shop I highly recommend purchasing a tabletop photo lab, it is worth every penny! You can get them as simple or as extravagant as you want, there's many to choose from.

I also weeded my shop and deactivated a lot of things that have just been sitting. I'm thinking it will either go into clearance, or just stay deactivated I haven't decided. What do other Etisans do with older items that just sit?

Sorry it's such a short post I have been busy!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Shopping

Since the holidays are now officially over, I will resume my weekend shopping section. This week, I will focus on yet another craft that I cannot do. Quilting. I love looking at them, trying to figure out how they're pieced together. My brain hurts when I think of all the precise pieces that need to be cut, and the hours bent over a sewing machine. I have tried only  a few times to quilt, but I believe it's a craft for people who like order. A preson who's motto is "a place for everything and everything in it's place".  This unfortunately is not me which why quilting is a struggle for me. 

So snuggle in, it's cold out there, and do some shopping.

I love this color in this, it looks so cozy.

Dream in Color Lap/Throw Quilt
Created By: Quiltville

The workmanship that went into this quilt is amazing.

Veggie Wall Hanging or Table Top Quilt
Handmade By: judiheindesign

Wouldn't this great on a sideboard for summer?

Extra Long Table Runner 
Handmade by: OriginalsbyLauren

Again the work put into quilts is staggering. This even makes me a little dizzy!

King Size Blue and Brown Weaver Fever
Created by: 4quiltsandmore

This looks just like stained glass! Gorgeous!
Rainbow Rose Mini Quilt

These artists do just brilliant work. All the time, and effort that goes into each stitch should be appreciated by everyone. 

I hope everyone had a lovely New Years!