Saturday, September 6, 2008

Voting has ended - EFA Sept. Challenge

We have a winner for the EFA Sept. Challenge! With over 350 voters, I'm sure it was tough just picking one! With 30% of the votes congratulations to Uniquetreatdogbones the winner with her unique Doggie Muffin!!

From TheKnottySheep
Handpainted Birthday Bash Tote Bag! I will feature one of the EFA Challenge items, every couple of days. So check back often!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

All About The Buttons - Interview

All About The Buttons was chosen as my 2nd interview on Izzy-IT. Which is ironic, and she may not even remember this...but her banner was one of the first banners to win an advertising spot on one of my websites approx. one year ago!

I enjoy all of her items, but fell in love with the Cocktail Forks that she creates. They are so different, and yet something we all need for our next party! Would also make a lovely hostess gift, so think "Fall" with Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up before we know it!

1)When did you first join Etsy?
I joined etsy in early October of 2006.

2)How did you hear about Etsy?
I received a daily e-mail from Kim Komando who is a self proclaimed computer goddess. Her radio show and on-line articles really taught me a lot about computers and one day ETSY was her "site of the day". It really was a dream come true since I was searching for a venue that would accommodate one of a kind items. I sold my creations for many years but wanted to branch out and it was/is a perfect fit. Such a kick to make a sale to someone on the other side of the world or even down the street. It's a validation of sorts.

3)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!
I am a retired (HA!) elementary teacher and finally now have time & space to indulge my various passions. Knitting was my first craft at age 8 but all my interests took a secondary seat to family,school,! In 1993 I started to play with that famous cookie tin of old buttons and everyone loved the pins and barrettes I was making. It's hard to say what I like to do best. Knitting is transportable so I love that. A good lengthy car ride with my husband can produce great things. I've fallen in love with papers and ribbons and recently delved into ACEOs. And then there are my clocks which I favor as well. Can't pick a favorite which is why my etsy shop has a bit of everything.

4)What inspires you to create a new design?

Yarn,dishes and papers inspire me. I'll buy them just because! It may take awhile but eventually they're turned into something. A challenge is inspiring as well. An alchemy request resulted in a new direction for my clocks and the buyer was thrilled, as was I. Materials,I guess are my inspiration.

5)Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others!

I was an art major in college but did not pursue art as a career. Why? Hated painting! Actually, I don't like any craft that involves dirty hands-painting, pottery,clay work...weird,I know, but that aversion led me to teach little ones in regular education and I had a wonderful career. No regrets!


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I want to interview your shop, leave a comment so that I can draw a radom shop. Be sure to put your shop name in the comment. Winners are chosen each Sunday nite and the interview is then posted that Thursday morning. I use an online radomizer to choose the leave a comment each week to win!

Monday, September 1, 2008

This Weeks Winner - All About the Buttons

This weeks winner is AllAbouttheButtons. Look for her exciting interview this Thursday 8/4/08. Each and every week we will choose a radom winner from the comments left on our blog. So, please leave a comment...and make sure you mention the name of your Etsy shop. I will convo you if you win!

This weeks Winner (our 2nd!), her interview will be posted right here on Izzy-IT! So be sure to stop back!

Thanks again for visiting and let us know what you think of our new blog! I will choose another winner (at radom), from the new comments this week. Be sure to put your shop name in the comment. Best of luck, I'm looking forward to interviewing your shop!