Also I completed re-dying some silks for the Santa Fe Opera House Gift Shop and a fast trip to San Francisco (through the driving snow and rain) to meet with our Summer Art Festival "booth buddy" on Sunday and now we seem to be back to a less frenzied pace, so I'll take a moment to introduce you to some of my Besties on Etsy!
Make sure to check out Debbie & Amanda's newly rebranded shoppe Yankee Burrow Creations The new banner is lovely, and it's great to see this creative and loving mother/daughter team honing their creativity. You'll find their shop has a terrific variety of handmade and vintage items available - something special for everyone! My favorite find this week is this gorgeous matinee length African inspired necklace! The texture of the ceramic, glass and wooden beads has me mesmerized!
Next up is Absolutely Kismet, focusing on home decor, crafting and jewelry accessories, you will be inspired to accessorize yourself and your home with the delightfully colorful accessories. I fell in love with this trendy Tangerine Shell Necklace, which is not only stylish at 17 1/2 inches, but has an ultra-convenient magnetic clasp! Wouldn't this look terrific with white this spring and summer??
I have to say that the fantastic plush toys made by veteran toymaker Isobel of Coldham Cuddlies are in a word - ADORABLE. Not only can you find one of a kind hand-made toys of heirloom quality, but you can also send your well loved plushies to be restored -- that is customer service. Check out this adorable coyote, he's so dapper, but watch out for that spunky tail of his!
As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will feature several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the team. What is BESTeam? It's The Boosting Etsy Shops Team and our goal is to give support to each other and to help promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging, Facebook and other social networks. If you are an Etsy shopowner and are interested in learning more about BESTeam, please visit the team page on Etsy or have a look at the BESTeam blog.