Sunday, July 31, 2011

Front Page Of Etsy Not Once But Twice!

It's been a busy weekend for SLUGS they made it on the front page of Etsy twice today which makes it a total of five times this weekend!! 


Friday, July 29, 2011

Front Page Of Etsy "Earthy Brown Wood"

Thank you sweetharvey for including my SLUGS fleece boot liners in this great T

How SLUGS fleece boot liner came to be….

After I moved back to Ketchikan, Alaska from Seattle, Washington, my mother bought me a new pair of rain boots and plain black boot liners to prepare me for the weather I had grown up in as a child and a young adult. I loved them so much that I found myself living in them! I was telling anyone who would listen to me how great they are, and so functional for our rain forest climate. My friend Melissa from “Those Alaskan Girls “asked me if I would do the local Blueberry art festival with her, but at the time I was not designing or producing anything.

Blueberry Festival 2009 Ketchikan, AK

I thought I could make my own boot liners, adding a touch of my own style with cool patterns, colors and one funky button. The funny part at the time was I didn’t even know how to sew and I didn’t have a sewing machine. I asked my grandmother if she had a sewing machine I could use, she did but it was child size, one you would just use to hem something with. The Blueberry Festival was two months away I went to a local craft store and bought one yard of grey fleece and developed a pattern. Sewing my first pair of SLUGS they turned out great for using such a tiny machine (Melissa still has them to this day)! My mom always supportive, bought me my first sewing machine and I was on my way. The 2009 Blueberry Festival was the beginning of a project for me that was and is a personally satisfying achievement! I had made 30 plus pairs of SLUGS they were a big hit, and completely sold out!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh Deer!

On my walk to work today I ran in to a mama and baby deer. They didn't seem to mind me taken photos of them with my iPhone I was a little late to work I couldn’t just walk on by. Only in Alaska!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

New specie of slug!!

On my walk to work today I found this new specie of Slug.
What to name my new discovery any ideas?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Front Page of Etsy While A Slept

 While I slept a treasury I made and a treasury I was featured in made it to
the front page of Etsy!! 

Here is the treasury I made “Her Country Farmhouse” it was on the front page of Etsy at 6am EST. Out of all the treasury I have made this one has received the most  views and clicks 2017 views and 821 views.

This treasury “country fried” by natureofart (Christie) featuring my SLUGS made it to the front page of Etsy at 10am EST. 

Not only did Christie included my SLUGS but she also included upcycled leather urban bracelet from steampunkfunk (Angie)  and a Fabric on Wood piece of art by shellieartist (Shellie) two of my Etsy friends. Steampunkfunk and I are leaders of the Alaskan Etsy team and natureofart is a member of the Alaskan team. Christie won the Junes Alaskan treasury team challenge read more about Christie and her Etsy shop on the Alaskan team blog.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Front Page Of Etsy "Stormy weather"

Thank you to Raceytay for curating this treasury "Stormy weather" it made it to the front page of Etsy this morning at 6am EST!! My SLUGS fleece boot liners fit right in!!

Raceytay is known for fine art photography here is one of her piece I love and use in a lot of my own treasuries.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Front Page Of Etsy "Put A Bow On It"

Twice in one day!!

I can't believe this two of my treasuries made it to the
 front page of Etsy in one day! So happy!!

Front Page Of Etsy "It's Always Fall"

This morning I woke up to one my treasuries I made yesterday “It’s Always Fall” on the front page of Etsy 8am Alaska time!! Two days in a row!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Front Page of Etsy "Country Cozy"

Today at 8pm EST my SLUGS made it to the front page of Etsy!!
A special thanks to shellieartist for including my SLUGS in her treasuries. Last month
shellieartist included my SLUGS in "Country Day Dream" which also was featured on the front page of Etsy. Here is one of my favorite pieces out of her shop.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Front Page Of Etsy "Cottage Rose"

Today 07/03/11 at 9am EST this pair of SLUGS made it on the front page of Etsy!

In this treasury "Cottage Rose" by ALDDesigns.

Check out ALDDesigns Etsy shop you can find whimsical artwork in Ceramics, Collage, Paintings and nature inspired jewelry. I specialize in artwork involving animals and nature. I love this mushroom trinket dish.