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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

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Sa Jolie – Featured shop!

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

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SAjolie is filled with shiny, beautiful accessories for all occasions.

SAjolie is owned and operated in Texas by Lindsey.   She is an ex-pat from Derbyshire, England.  Throughout her life, she has always been inspired by the French.  She previously owned a store selling chic French furniture and décor.  Lindsey inherited her love of French things from her Grandma, and spent her summers in the romantic French countryside.  Sa Jolie means “it’s pretty” in French, and this shop is a French-inspired jewelry boutique.

SAjolie is overflowing with a large variety of custom necklaces, earrings, bracelets, key rings, and key chains.  This little boutique holds a collection of French-inspired, spiritual, Christian, charmed, and vintage jewelry.  There’s an eclectic fusion of bohemian, spiritual, cowgirl, and charm.  You can find something for everyone you know in this fabulous shop.  All jewelry comes in a beautiful gift box or hand stamped gift bag.  Gift certificates are also available!

Stop by SAjolie today, browse the large collection, and stock up on perfect gifts at amazing prices!  For promotions, coupons, and boutique updates, follow SAjolie at

www.sajolie.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/sa.jolie.boutique
www.twitter.com/Sa_Jolie_Bijoux

Written by: Amy Wonderland

Sweetiepips Shop Feature

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our featured shop is Sweetiepips!

Written by Amy Wonderland

This shop offers a large assortment of unique and gorgeous jewelry and knitwear. Every item listed is handmade and ready to ship.

Sweetiepips is owned and operated by Katrien. Her shop is located by the sea in Brighton, England. She loves to learn and experiment, is addicted to crafting and creating things, adores poetry, listens to punk and folk music, and loves books. She takes inspiration from the past and present; vintage and contemporary fashions and styles. She approaches each of her creations with eagerness, excitement, and whimsy. Her passion for her craft is plainly shown in each piece she creates.

This shop offers an array of fingerless gloves, cowl scarves, hats, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, rings, earrings, pin brooches, lapel pins, keychains, and some destash supplies. Along with all of the things listed, Katrien is always happy to discuss custom orders and alterations. All of her creations are affordable and simply breathtaking.

Stop by Sweetiepips today, check out the stunning selection, and stock up on gorgeous gifts for yourself and your loved ones! Be sure to place your Valentine’s Day orders soon! http://www.sweetiepips.etsy.com