Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Finds! 10.31.14

Happy Halloween!  I am so excited that this year, Halloween is on a Friday!  Now that fall is in full swing, I want to share some lovely autumn decor from Ingenuity Team members.

Pumpkin Jar from Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations

This hand thrown pumpkin jar from Muddy Waters Ceramic Creations would be a great gift or addition to your seasonal decor.  It has been glazed with food safe glazes.

Set of 2 Cutlery Pocket from Beadsnbrooches

Looking for the perfect finish to your table setting?  This set of cutlery pockets from Breadsnbrooches features a crocheted lace edge and can be made to your custom color scheme. 

Goat's Beard print from PhotoClique

Preserving that moment where you say goodbye to Summer, and usher Autumn in.  This photographic print from PhotoClique is a high resolution gilcee print.

Hand Carved Pumpkin Set from ClaudesWoodcarving

This little pumpkin family from ClaudesWoodcarving has been carved by hand from basswood, and painted with non-toxic paints.

Have a Safe & Fun Halloween!

Jessica - Feath & Kee

Friday Finds! 10.24.14

Friday again!  We made it through another week. I love Halloween, and since it is next week, I thought that I would sneak in one last post featuring Halloween finds from Ingenuity Team members.

Halloween Witch Faces from 2 Vintage Gypsies

The possibilities abound with this pair of  witch faces from 2 Vintage Gypsies.  Use them to make small bookends?  Or maybe a pair of dolls.

OOAK Halloween Pendant from Unusual Creations of True Fairy

This spooky one of a kind pendant from Unusual Creations of True Fairy features a stag beetle.

Candy Corn koozie from Beach Daisy 

These festive candy corn koozies from Beach Daisy are crocheted from acrylic yarn.

Halloween Gothic Sculpture from Joey's Art Originals 

I love this Halloween style American Gothic sculpture from Joey's Art Originals

Have a great weekend!

Jessica - Feath & Kee

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Finds! 10.17.14

It's Friday!  Today's post has a food theme.  Ingenuity Team members have a ton of items for the cook in your life.  Here are just a few...

"BBQ Chefs " print from Vickie Wade Fine Art

This cute print from Vickie Wade Fine Art is from one of Vickie's original paintings.  It is printed on heavyweight smooth cover paper and available in three different sizes.

Onsie from Plate & Pencil

Love this cute onsie from Plate & Pencil!  It is made from organic cotton and printed with eco-friendly ink.  

Vintage Sears Mushroom Containers from pequenaboutique

Step back a few years with these cute mushroom canisters from pequenaboutique.

French Butter Keeper from FoodieCeramics

Love butter, but get tired of getting it to room temperature?  This porcelain French butter keeper from FoodieCeramics is what you need.  

That is it for this week!  Incase you missed it, be sure to check out Diane's member spotlight.  Have a great weekend!

Jessica - Feath & Kee

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Member Shop Spotlight

This week our featured shop is Claybraven
Owner: Braven K. Smillie

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself . Do you have a family? Do you have pets? What do you do at your day job? Or is Etsy your full time job?
I'm a freelance translator (Japanese to English) and a self-taught sculptor. I'm a wannabe full-time artist, and my dream is to make Etsy into a full-time job by expanding sales from two or three a week to five or more a day. I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife and two daughters.
Gold Copper Moon

2. How long have you had your Etsy Shop? 
About two years now.

Garden Guardian
3. How did you come up with your shop name?
came up with the name "Claybraven" for my shop because it combines a very familiar word that hints at sculpture ("clay") with my name, which is a good unique identifier. Together, they make a brand name that I thought would make my items easy to search for on the Internet. If you type "claybraven" just about anywhere on the Internet, my stuff will pop up somewhere in the search results. So I label my free samples with "Just Google 'claybraven'!" I like to hang sculptures up on telephone poles and let people discover them.  I needed a unique handle to write on the back of these giveaways so people would be able to find my shop easily by Googling it.  Once in a while, I'll get a message at Facebook from someone who found one of my sculptures where I left it.  

4. What types of items does your shop carry? 
My hand-cast reproductions of my own unique sculptures-- mostly indoor/outdoor wall hangings with expressive faces.

Cast Stone Wall Art Mask
Cute Little Yellow Sun
5. How long have you been doing this (even before you had your Etsy shop)?
Since around 2009.

6. What is your process for making your items? Do you use special materials or processes?
I sculpt an original out of pottery clay, bisque fire it, then smother it in silicone rubber, flip the rubber over to create a mold. Then I fill it with cement, cure it, trim it, tint it, dry it out, and polish it to a gorgeous stony lustre.
Metallic Jester

7. What inspires you?
Natural, candid facial expressions. Capturing a natural wistful look, a big laugh, a bittersweet smile or a surprised look is inspiring to me.

Goddess Planter Pot
8. If you could give a new Etsian one piece of advice, what would that be?
Frequent renewing is cheaper than advertising, and seems to work.

9. Anything else you'd like to talk about:
Thanks for coming to see my store. I work slowly, but am always making improvements and adding new items, so stop by Claybraven now and then.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Finds! 10.10.14

Hello Friday!  Well, we have made it through another week.  Today, I have cute and spooky Halloween decorations from Ingenuity Team members to share with you.

Vampire Bat Flamingo from Cedar Moon Studio

Cedar Moon Studio proves that you can be fun and spooky at the same time with this Vampire Bat Flamingo.

Upcycled "Wicked" Box from Carriage On Cherry

Made from recycled wood, and inspired from the hit Broadway show "Wicked", this box from Carriage On Cherry would add a lot of interest.

Mummy Mason Jar from Rag & Berry

This Mummy Mason Jar from Rag & Berry is so cute!  Grab a few to make a memorable display.

BOO Pumpkin Trick or Treater Pattern from CCC Primitives

Calling all crafters! Get the pattern to create your own BOO Pumpin Trick Or Treater at CCC Primitives.

That is it for this week.  Stay tuned to see which shop will be featured in the Member Spotlight!

Jessica - Feath & Kee

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Finds! 10.3.14

Depending on where you are, there may or may not be a certain crispness in the air.  Here in North Texas, it is still fairly warm.  We are not exactly melting anymore, but is still warm enough for my three year old to ask if we can go swimming.  So while we may not have that autumn crispness, we do have our fair share of pumpkin spice, and it is impossible to forget that Halloween is just twenty eight short days away.  With that in mind, I thought that I would share a few costume ideas from Ingenuity Team members with you.

Lion Hat from YumbabY

Lions are always a favorite costume choice. Your little one will be ready to trick or treat with this handmade hat from YumbabY.  Just add matching shirt and pants.

Hare Masquerade Mask from Grin, Grimace & Squeak!

This hare masquerade mask from Grin, Grimace & Squeak!  is truly a work of art.  The glass beads and a special non-tarnish copper wire that it is made of ensure that this is an heirloom quality piece.

Anna from Frozen Braids from the Braid Shoppe

Okay Frozen fans!  Wanting to dress up like Anna, but lacking the braids to pull off the look?  The Braid Shoppe has you covered.

Alice in Wonderland Costume from Fanciful Fluff Boutique

Finally, this Alice in Wonderland costume from Fanciful Fluff Boutique will make any princess happy.  

That is it for this week!  Be sure to keep an eye out for Diane's Member Spotlight.  This is a great way to get to know members of the Ingenuity Team.  This week's featured shop was The Monkey Village.  Read the post here.  Also, we have a few new games going on, so be sure to check out the disscussions page to stay up to date!

Have a great week end!

Jessica - Feath & Kee