Friday, January 30, 2009

For Your Walls...

I have been looking at my collection of art and trying my best to get it framed and put on the walls of our home. I have been doing good, but I am always looking for new art to decorate the walls. I have been inspired by some of my favorite decorating blogs, Apartment Therapy, Design is Mine, and Designsponge, to name a few.

But you don't need to look far for something to spruce up your walls. Just check out some of the Craft Athens Etsy shops.

Cindy Jerrell of Black Cat Graphix has been one of my local favorites for a while. I love her style - to me it is like stepping into another time or place. And if you have ever met Cindy, you might think she looks like her art - and to me she does! I always love seeing her work grace the cover of Flagpole each October!

Joe Havasy is another local artist I admire. The amount of work he produces is unreal, and just check out the detail and color! I also like all the characters that Joe imagines. There is one for every personality! I check Joe's Etsy shop often because things are always changing, and I like to read his comic in the Flagpole, too.

I met Cathy for the first time last year. I have seen her art here and there downtown. Her Etsy shop is called Kitty Butt. Look at that little kitty! Just look at those eyes! Now I gotta go and give my kitty a great big hug.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Manatee Valentine.

I got a Valentine from my manatee!
Back in November I adopted Ariel with my Shoppe Sugar Cookie Etsy earnings. Ariel is a manatee who lives at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Florida. I love the updates I get from Save the Manatee Club. It is like getting a letter from Ariel!

My manatee buttons.
I have been excited about making manatee items to celebrate Ariel's adoption. Check out my manatee buttons. Each button I sell will go towards saving the manatees. The last update I got Ariel sent a Valentine. Please think about adopting a manatee for a loved on this Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Sweatshop has Moved.

I just learned today that my friend Annie from Annie's Sweatshop has moved to Canada. Don't fret, you can still get her wonderful eco friendly and recycled pet products from her Etsy shop! Good luck, Annie! I will miss seeing Annie walking Porter and Stout in Athens!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love is in the Air...

If you are looking for gifts for your sweetie, I have some clever ideas for you, direct from Craft Athens Etsy team. First up is this adorable Heart Bead Set from Jangles. I love the pure red and white heart with the little accent beads on the sides.

Well, I am not sure I will be carvin' my initials on a tree anytime soon, but Beth Cyr's Tree Bark of Love Pendant will be a fine substitute. And you can have it customized with you and your sweetie's initials.

Board game night? A Valentine? You decide with these clever LOVE letter Scrabble Magnets from Be Inspired, one of our newest Craft Athens team members!

I hope these lovely lovelies inspire you to check out Craft Athens team member's Etsy shops this Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Did!

Can't get enough Obama? Maybe get a shirt for yourself or your mama! Check out these fine shirts on sale at Satisfactory!