Sunday, March 21, 2010

What's New at Iowa Etsy?

Here a look at all the great new pieces from Iowa Etsy!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hoping the Luck of the Irish will Bring Us Spring

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Our Favorite Pieces

Most people have that one piece in their shops that secretly they hope doesn't sell because it's their personal favorite.  Here are our favorite pieces and the reasons we love them.

Royal Fringed Stole- Hand Woven

it was probably the most challenging one and I must admit that I like technical challenges. The great difficulty with this one was that each quality of threads, and there are 11 different types of threads in this piece, has a unique elasticity and they are all different, so getting a nice flat and beautiful piece was quite something. I also like it because it is so regal and I spent so much time on it that it is very special to me.

all-in-one baby change pad / diaper bag

I like this particular one because of the colours. But really, it's my favourite because the first one I made was to save myself a lot of headaches!

Yellow Pearl and Brown Glass Necklace


This one is currently my favorite due to the yellow shell and pearl beads included in the necklace. They way they are highlighted by the dark brown beads makes me think of sunshine.

Girl's Day Out-Abstract and Recycled Stained Glass Sculpture


This piece is totally different than everything else I have made, and I really enjoyed the creative process involved in making it. I also had fun making use of a favorite bowl that I normally would have just thrown away. Plus, I wish I could have super curly hair like this girl! I want to make more like this sculpture, but just haven't found the right starting piece yet...maybe I should break more bowls!


Here's my fave for the moment. I like the simplicity of the bird design. It's colorful and bright with just a touch of vintage appeal. I also like the packaging. The sturdy little box wrapped in twine and trimmed with a small tag makes it perfect for gift giving.

Desert Flower Set


I love this one because of the way the light rose crystal beads set off

the green aventurine beads I used. I'm also quite partial to the brass

findings used in this set. :)

I love what this necklace represents to me personally.  I made it to represent my love for Micheal Jackson and his music.

Embroidered Teddy Bear

I love making stuffed toys, it's how I learned to sew when I was a child. I love how this one combines my love of quilting fabric and embroidery within a huggable teddy bear. It's a great proportion, nice looking bear in a good size for little kids to hug, but also pretty enough that he could just sit in your house looking good!