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Wonderful Wonderland of Hats and Bows

Meet Amy Ryan of Amy Wonderland

Amy is a crazy talented lady that I’ve had the privilege of knowing now for over 3 years, and have had the great fortune to have worked with her on several collaborative themed projects.  Her deep love of art has manifested itself in many different forms through the years.  She named several things she’s enjoyed, get a load of all these skills: writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, styling makeup and hair, photography, stitching, knitting, crocheting, singing, trumpeting, and body modification.  She says that for as long as she can remember she’s always adored making things with love and giving to others.  And that she does…

I wanted to show you a small demonstration of one of our collaborative efforts several years ago.  We did an Alice in Wonderland themed collection together.  At the time I was working with perfumery.  Here is a promotional banner which shows the fabulous hat Amy made and she wrote this awesome poem about our collection:

How cool is that?  And look at that hat!  Hey, I can rhyme too!

And speaking of hats, here are a couple that she’s designed recently.  These are Fascinator Hats from her CMTA Collection:

There’s something else you should know about Amy.  Amy is an amazing and giving person, and it goes way beyond her artistic abilities.

Amy bravely lives with a disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth.  She says, “It’s the most common disease you’ve never heard of.  CMT is a hereditary motor and sensory neuromuscular disease which causes pain, loss of sensation, and death to muscles in the body.  It can effect hands, arms, feet, legs, diaphragm (breathing), skeletal structure (scoliosis), memory, brain function and other parts of the body.”

And you know what?  Instead of giving in, Amy works hard.  Not only having the will to continue with her hat and bow making, but also donating at least 10% of her monthly gross income to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association’s STAR Research Fund.  She says, “This fund works tirelessly; researching treatments and, hopefully one day, a cure.  I smile knowing that every item I make for my Etsy shop is durable, beautiful, enjoyable, and supportive of a worthy cause. I currently sell hair accessories, and will be adding different items to my shop whenever I can. I sell a collection of blue and orange items, which are the official colors of the CMTA.  50% of the proceeds of those items go directly to the CMTA charity.”

Amy works towards raising awareness and money for the CMTA (cmtausa.org), and continues to be a super courageous person who, despite wearing leg braces every day, using a wheelchair to get around, and can only use her hands for short periods of time – does all she does!  Such an inspiration…  She is a loving wife, a superhero aunt, and a very loyal friend who has a giant heart (to be sure) and loves to  smile and laugh.

It’s people like Amy that make this world go around much more beautifully, with her kind and warm spirit and gorgeous items that we can all wear and enjoy.  I myself own beautiful designs made by Amy.  Here is a collage of some of her recent hats and bows:

I truly hope you’ll stop by and see Amy.  She is the most friendly person you’ll ever get a chance to meet.  She also does custom orders, so drop her a line and tell her what you’d like to wear to brighten up your style and day.

You can find her online shop at: www.amywonderland.etsy.com

And her Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AmyWonderland

It’s been a pleasure sharing Amy’s art with all of you, and I appreciate her sharing her personal story with us all.

To find out more about CMT, visit cmtausa.org 

Till next time, Stay Wonderful!

Jfay, Studio 3B

Originally posted on Yum Factor 10, American Crafted.

What’s New and Happening

Hello Everyone!

And firstly, I’d like to say, Happy Autumn!

And with the arrival of Autumn also comes the arrival of new Blog Editors.  Hooray!  I’m being joined here on the ATCT Etsy Team Shopping Blog by two fabulous team mates who are both very talented at what they do and they have both been very active team leaders for quite a while.

So let’s meet them!

Introducing Amy Ryan of Amy Wonderland:

Amy Wonderland on Etsy

Amy Wonderland on Etsy

Amy designs and makes unique handmade hair accessories & more.  She will be joining us here as the blog’s Shop Feature Editor.  She will be featuring different shops that make up our team and also has some other fabulous ideas brewing, so I know we’ll all be looking forward to her posts!

And also introducing Katrien (Kat) of Sweetiepips

Sweetiepips on Etsy

Sweetiepips on Etsy

Kat designs and creates awesome jewelry that she describes as styles and designs that are diametrically opposed.  An unlikely mix of rustic and modern.  She is joining us here as the blog’s Fashion Feature Editor.  She has many ideas for features, and with her talent and style, I’m sure we’re in for some great treats!

And re-introducing myself, for those who may be new to our blog, my name is Jfay and I am the owner and designer at Studio 3B.

Studio 3B on Etsy

Studio 3B on Etsy

I enjoy designing and making unique fabric purses and totes.  And for the blog I do Seasonal and Themed Features.  So be sure to keep an eye out during the holiday season, I’m sure our shops will have all kinds of goodies for us to show you here!

And,  I would also like to re-introduce our fierce and fabulous Team Captain, Lindsey of SAjolie.

SAjolie on Etsy

SAjolie on Etsy

Lindsey designs fabulous custom jewelry and is the solid rock behind our entire team.

Thank you all for visiting our blog and we look forward to bringing you even more exciting shopping news and the “where to’s” to find unique items that you’ll not find anywhere else.  Our team of Etsy shop owners have some of the best shops showcasing handmade, OOAK items and vintage goods.

Giveaways Galore!

Hello All!

Hope you’ve all been enjoying a wonderful summer.  But now it really gets exciting for all of us online artists and retailers as Fall begins to roll in.  You can feel the anticipation and excitement in the air.  And the first hint you get sometimes comes in the form of fun events beginning to come together.  Here are a few great giveaway events involving Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team Members that you may want to check out:

From our Team Leader, Lindsey, of SAjolie

Win a Sister Heart Necklace from SAjolie

Win a beautiful Sister Heart Necklace from SAjolie.

Click here to enter!

From Amy Ryan of AmyWonderland

CMTA Charity Giveaway Event

2 Winners in this Giveaway Event!  Win delicious perfumes and gorgeous bows from Amy Wonderland.

Click here for entry details!

From Jfay of Studio 3B, (via My Sister’s Celebration Event)

The Trouble with Snowmen Giveaway

Win an ebook copy of The Trouble with Snowmen  by Dorlana Vann, a hand crafted pen, a $10.00 Gift Card from Amazon.com and a bottle of Melt my Heart Perfume by Studio 3B.

Click here to enter!

So, as you can see there are a lot of goodies out there to be won by some lucky winners, and we hope it’s YOU!

Thank you for being a Tea Time Shopping Guide subscriber and we’re hoping this is just the beginning of a lot of fun stuffs to bring to you this Fall Season.

Article by Jfay, Studio 3B

Now That’s a Lot of Booty!

A Treasury of Treasuries from the Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team!

There is just such an overabundance of exciting things that can be found in the shops of these very talented people.  I am very honored to be a part of this group of outstanding artists and artisans.  Everyone works hard to produce high quality and very sought after goods that you’ll be sure to love.  Please take a moment to peruse all the fabulous finds gathered here and there is a listing below with links to all the featured shops.  Enjoy!

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Featured Shops Include the Following:

1. www.etsy.com/shop/SAjolie
2. www.etsy.com/shop/TheCCVillage
3 www.etsy.com/shop/RubyPatch
4 www.etsy.com/shop/underthekentuckysun
5 www.etsy.com/shop/prairieloops
6 www.etsy.com/shop/SpikaSkar108
7 www.etsy.com/shop/Pikeys
8 www.etsy.com/shop/prettybyrddesigns
9 www.etsy.com/shop/Astra9
10 www.etsy.com/shop/RosyDaysScarves
11 www.etsy.com/shop/ZhiJewelry
12 www.etsy.com/shop/FranciesFare
13 www.etsy.com/shop/LindaLejn
14 www.etsy.com/shop/LittleNevasBakery
15 www.etsy.com/shop/Studio3B
16 www.etsy.com/shop/AmyWonderland
17 www.etsy.com/shop/sowandgather

By Jfay, Studio 3B

Mad Hatter + Valentines = Crazy Savings

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Guess who’s been busy getting fabulous Valentine’s goodies ready for everyone and who is also getting ready to celebrate her 31st birthday by offering a crazy discount to her customers?

Our very own Mad Hatter Extraordinaire, Amy Wonderland!

She’s turning 31 on January 31st and is therefore of course, offering a 31% discount off any order through January 31st!

Crazy big savings just in time to snag the perfect gift for your someone special or perhaps as a special treat for yourself to glam up your look.

Use Coupon Code AMY31 at checkout to receive your discount!

http://www.amywonderland.etsy.com 

FABULOUSNESS Meets Fashion = Amy Wonderland