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Studio3B – Featured Shop!

Our new featured shop is Studio3B!

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Studio3B is filled with unique, beautiful purses and lip balm holders.  Every item is hand-crafted by Johanna (also known as Jfay), the owner of the shop. Studio3B is located in Houston, Texas.

In the years that I have known Jfay, I’ve found her to be sweet, giving, smart, fun-loving, wildly talented, and funny.  She has such a great way with words and a very unique story to tell.  When I approached her about making this feature, she was ecstatic.  I asked her to tell us about herself, her background, and her hobbies, here’s what she had to say:

“Hello, my name is Johanna Bustamento and I am a nut 😉 Haha! Nope, nope, let’s start over 🙂

I enjoy sewing and crafting of all kinds. I’m always looking forward to new and inspiring projects. I find inspiration everywhere, and have a long family history of artistic creatives, so it seems I may have inherited quite a few loves of different types of creative output. I like to keep it fresh, keep it new and always have fun.

At the present, I’ve been enjoying making lip balm holders. I came across this idea when looking for a project to incorporate using left over fabrics from my purse projects. I found only one “how to” on the subject, and it did not really work for me, so I set about to create my own design. After several experiments I finally got the look down that I wanted and also added a few extra features to make them really cute as well as functional.

So now I set about to find specific fabric just for these little cuties instead of them being the afterthought project. They’ve found their way to my heart, and have now taken center stage. I’m enjoying making cute and fun themed designs with these. My favorite right now is the Wonder Woman themed holders.

The fabulous thing about these holders is that I make them using key rings, and you can clip and carry them anywhere. Even if you’re not carrying a bag. Some have large enough clasps to clip them to your belt loops and you can also clip them to any zipper pull. My new motto now is, “Stay kissable on the go!”

My other new passion is blogging. I began blogging a while back and had an idea of where I wanted it to go, but then kind of let it lag. I’m now back with a clearer vision and much eagerness. My blog is named Yum Factor 10, American Crafted. The main focus of Yum Factor 10 is to celebrate the fabulousness of American artists, artisans and crafters. My family and I appreciate the hard work and dedication that these very talented people put into what they do.

I’ll be blogging about all kinds of fun stuffs. From mouth watering goodness – and probably a shared family recipe or two in the mix, to celebrating those who provide us with beautiful things, and make things that make us look gorgeous, to stylish art, very crafty things, and who knows what all I’ll find! And definitely we’ll be trying some craft beers and IPA’s. That’s one of my (and my family’s) newest hobbies.

There is also a showcase on Yum Factor 10 for local stars in our area, and I plan to be adding an International Friends category soon. So all kinds of fun stuffs going on. I hope you’ll stop by and visit. I’m always on the lookout for fresh talent to showcase, so drop me a line if you know of anyone that I should check out. yumfactor10.com

Also, please stop by and visit my Etsy Shop for some fun fashion accessories. www.etsy.com/shop/studio3b

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You can also find Jfay, Studio3B, and YumFactor10 at:
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WickdJfay
Instagram: http://instagram.com/johannabustamento
Studio3B Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studio3bcreations/
YumFactor10 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yumfactor10/

Studio3B is always adding wonderful new items to their shop, so be sure to check back often!  Jfay welcomes custom orders, so feel free to message her.  There are also new and exciting things being added to the Yum Factor 10 blog all the time!

Written by: Amy Wonderland

3 Gears Glass and Gifts – Featured Shop!

The holiday shopping season is here, and this week’s featured shop is 3GearsGlassAndGifts!

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3GearsGlassAndGifts is filled with functional art glass for everyday life.

3GearsGlassAndGifts is owned and operated in Colorado by Reba. She has been a glass artist for over 20 years. She loves to teach and create. Her home based studio specializes in ready made glass art for every day use and enjoyment. Having a background that started with stained glass, Reba likes to incorporate many different types of techniques into her creations.

3GearsGlassAndGifts has a wide variety of useful housewares, along with one of a kind pieces. A lot of Reba’s ideas come from nature, and stunning sunsets and sunrises that she sees. Her best sellers are her mosaic soap dispensers. Her shop also offers lotion dispensers, stained glass, jewelry, fused glass soap dishes, fused glass bowls, fused spoon rests, fused glass art, mosaic wall art, mosaic tissue box covers, and fused candle screens. Reba adds new pieces all the time and welcomes custom orders!

Stop by 3GearsGlassAndGifts, stock up on gorgeous fused and mosaic glassware, and keep your eyes open for gifts for your loved ones! For promotions and updates, follow 3GearsGlassAndGifts at:
www.facebook.com/RebaAt3Gears
www.twitter.com/ThreeGearsGlass
www.pinterest.com/RebaAt3Gears/
www.instagram.com/ Reba3GearsGlass/

 

Written by: Amy Wonderland

Mickey and Chicken – Featured Shop

The holiday shopping season is here, and this week’s featured shop is MickeyAndChicken!

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MickeyAndChicken has a huge variety of versatile, affordable, accessible styles for busy women.

MickeyAndChicken is owned and operated in Denver by Janet. She is inspired by beautiful fabrics that feel amazing, gorgeous gemstones, and pearls that catch her eye. Her designs are simple and created to let the beauty of each piece of fabric or gemstone take center stage. The shop name “MickeyAndChicken” comes from Janet’s younger daughter; her two favorite accessories are her Mickey Mouse blanket and her “Chicks Rule” blanket. “These two blankets – which she affectionately refers to as ‘Mickey and Chicken’ make her feel happy, confident, cozy,” Janet says, “I hope my designs make you feel the same way.”

Janet’s shop is full of scarves, cardigans, ponchos, kimono shrugs, bags, totes, purses, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Each piece Janet creates for MickeyAndChicken is designed to be versatile and affordable so that every woman – no matter how busy she is – has easy access to a stylish, polished look. She works hard making every item unique, beautiful, durable, and fashionable.

Stop by MickeyAndChicken today, browse all the fabulous fashions, and stock up on affordable gifts for your loved ones, and while you’re at it, treat yourself too! For promotions, updates, and other fun stuff, follow MickeyAndChicken at
www.mickeyandchicken.etsy.com
www.twitter.com/JanetLondon
www.facebook.com/MickeyandChicken

Written by: Amy Wonderland

Falling For Florals

Florals Are Everywhere This Season…..

Ok, so I know they are always lurking about the scene somewhere; but forget Grandma’s chintzy curtains and think more Balenciaga’s hotchpotch-patchwork mix of floral prints!

Balenciaga, Fashion Show, Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in Paris

Balenciaga, Fashion Show, Ready To Wear Collection Fall Winter 2016 in Paris

 

 

 

If you search the teams vintage shops, you will find one-of-a-kind florals perfect for this runway hit! SeleneFashion have created a pared-down, everyday version of this trend using two different floral prints.il_570xn_715804654_71yh

And FoundItGreat have an array of beauties dying to be mixed and un-matched, like this vibrant Escada skirt.

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To really rock the look, why not accessorize with a TaylorTwoShop Fascinator!

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If you’re not quite ready for full-on florals, why not add a touch of flower-power to your home décor with BeeVintageRedux floral hooks and bottle openers!

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Visit the featured shops:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beevintageredux

http://www.etsy.com/shop/taylortwoshop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/founditgreat

http://www.etsy.com/shop/selenefashion

Pretty Byrd Designs – Featured Shop!

Just in time for holiday shopping; this week’s featured shop is PrettyByrdDesigns!

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PrettyByrdDesigns is overflowing with original paper creations!  You can find a beautiful card or small gift for any occasion.

PrettyByrdDesigns is owned and operated in Ohio by Beth Byrd.  Beth is an amazing artist whose creativity shines through in every item she handcrafts.  She is particularly drawn to flowers, nature, and botanical themes.  Her love of the past is often seen in her work, which tends to express a vintage style.

Beth’s shop is filled with greeting cards, decorative boxes, journals, mixed media art, and other original paper craft items. She is wonderful at working with her customers to fashion special, one-of-a-kind creations.

Beth is a proud member of the design team for Ewe-N-Me Printables, as well as a crew member for Canvas Corp Brands/7 Gypsies. Additionally, her cards have been featured in “Take Ten” (Spring 2015) and “The Stampers’ Sampler” (Spring 2014 and 2015). You can stay up-to-date with Beth and all of her amazing goodies by following her blog.

Custom orders are always welcome. So, take a look at PrettyByrdDesigns today, find gorgeous works of art at amazing prices, and feel free to message Beth for all your custom needs!  www.prettybyrddesigns.com

 

Written by: AmyWonderland

Little Neva’s Bakery feature: Sweets for your sweet!

This week’s featured shop is Little Neva’s Bakery!

Written by Amy Wonderland

 

Need something sweet and lovely for your lovely sweetie? Little Neva’s Bakery is the place for you! Be sure to place your Valentine’s Day orders by February 11th.

Little Neva’s Bakery is owned and operated by Wendy. She has dabbled in art, crafts, and cookie doughs most of her life. She comes from a family of bakers who strive to create satisfying memories with their sweet delights made with love. After years of baking in restaurants and shops, Wendy decided to bring her bakery to the web. She now creates, bakes, and packages all her cookies and other items in her Virginia State Inspected facility, then ships them off to her customers all over the country.

This shop provides a variety of delectable treats, made without artificial ingredients or preservatives, including; cakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, buns, Danish pastries, granola, care packages, and assortments. You can also place custom orders through Little Neva’s Bakery. Wendy relishes the challenge of making her products even tastier and is open to customer suggestions. Her cookies make wonderful additions to weddings, celebrations, parties, gifts, and unexpected treats for anyone. She says, “Life is unpredictable. Eat cookies whenever possible!”

Stop by Little Neva’s Bakery today, bask in the glory of sugary goodness, and be sure to place you Valentine’s Day orders by February 11th! http://www.littlenevasbakery.etsy.com

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