Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Featured Etsy Seller~♥HappyHouseQuilts♥

Who are you?
My name is Jodi and I am a Master’s Level Art Therapist, trained at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I am also a wife and mother to 3 wonderful daughters. I also design/create and run the business at Happy House Quilts.

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?

What tag categories do you specialize in?
Accessories, accessory , hair, (fashion, barrettes, clips, bows, sticks) coffee, (caffeine, java, cuff, sleeve, wrap) pet (clips, puppy, fashion), housewears (kitchen, magnet, organization, clip), needlecraft (kit, felt, ornament)

Do you create for children or adults, women or men?
I craft mostly for me and my children but I have been stopped so many times by friends, family, strangers that I now share my craftiness. I like crafting items that I feel I need and then I see if others might need them too.

What do you like about Etsy?
I love the community, the inspiration, the ease of having my own shop without taking the plunge into a full website.

What do you like about creating?
I’m an Art Therapist…so I love the process… the evolution that happens to supplies and how the time changes me and ultimately the end product. I hate to part with all the items they are a part of me…the hardest so far was a dragonfly barrette…Oh I loved that so much!

What do you love about your business?
I have worked for others and sold for others…and this is me…I make and sell for me. I don’t answer to anyone else but my husband and my kids!

What is your favorite product right now?
I would have to say the Threadibilities Craft Kits™. I love being able to combine my Art Therapy background with my Etsy shop!

What makes you unique at Etsy?
I think I have a unique vision to adorning hair and home. I love to help the environment but also I love to help others. I love coming together as a community to support others! I think my Art Therapy background is unique too, as it helps me develop the kits to suit the age group and maximize the time spent with family…because, let’s face it…time is fleeting!

What makes you unique as a woman?
I think experiences in middle school led me to a place where I hate to exclude others. I love to include and bring people together. I value RESPECT always and try to instill this with my children…respecting themselves, their sisters, their parents, their home and most of all God and all the gifts he has blessed them and me with.

What do you love about Kids?
I love their approach to tasks. They are just unselfconscious and simply express themselves and create from within! I learn from them daily!

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?

What Street Teams are you a member of?
EtsyMom http://etsymom.blogspot
New Hampshire Street Team http://nhstreetteam.blogspot.com
New England Street Team
EtsyKids http://etsykids.blogspot.com
Visual Artists Street Team (Vast) http://vastgallery.blogspot.com
EtsyBloggers http://etsybloggers.blogspot.com

Friday, August 24, 2007

`Adventures in Cloth Diapering~

Look what *I* have been up to! Georganne's Handcrafted Baby Accessories has Fitted Cloth Diapers, and Wrap-style Covers in Sampler Sets and Starter Sets!
Cloth diapering has come a long way over the past decade! Fitted's are the simplest way to go, no oragami folding required! AND, if used with one of my covers, no pins or snappis, either! Please check my shop, for more detailed descriptions!:
Georganne's Etsy Shop

Saturday, August 18, 2007

~Somewhere Over the Rainbow~

This was the view from our front porch the other evening:

It was very bright (pic doesn't do it justice) and I dragged all the kids outside, and even knocked on the neighbor's door, and dragged *their* kids outside!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

♥Back from Vacation and 6 Weird Things♥

The 4 oldest kids walking down the "road" towards the creek to find minnows, frogs, salamanders and crawfish....

The sunset over the St Lawrence River.....This was the view from the deck of our cottage...::sigh::

6 WEIRD THINGS~~I've been tagged!!
THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about yourself. People who get tagged need to write on their own blog their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you are tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
Wierd things about me:

1~ I'm with Jodi....LOVE my kids, but by the end of the day, I'm a bit "touched out"..my nearly 12 month old is still nursing several times per day, and by bedtime, I'm ready for an hour to myself! :oP
2~I can't sit still for very long...I'm a bit hyper and always running hither and yon!
3~ I sometimes speak "Mother-ese" even when there are no babies around! (been a mom for 17 years, now, some habits are hard to break!)
4~AND, I'll holler, "Look at the horsey!" when there are no kids in the car! (see above for explanation! he he he)
5~I get "weirded" out over meat....I'm *not* a vegetarian, but sometimes I can't eat meat, if I saw it prepared (or prepared it myself!)
6~I LOVE to sing, which I do...LOUDLY and OFTEN, although my kids say I sound like a frog croaking! :o/

Off to tag the following people:

BF Beads
K Bella Bambino