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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

Seasonal Sparkle!

Need something sparkly to decorate your house or business?  Looking for something special to buy for a loved one?  Wishing for something glitzy to add to your wishlist?

Here is a list of gorgeous and glamorous items for your eyes to feast on!  Something for every budget!  Enjoy!

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1) A hand-dyed Devore satin silk scarf from RosyDaysScarves!  $37.83

2) A multipurpose altered tin box from PrettyByrdDesigns!  $6.50

3) A dichroic glass and leather bracelet from 3GearsGlassAndGifts!  $39.95

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4) An ivory lace rhinestone and pearl sash belt from DelltonCouture!  $58.86

5) A faux fur and sequin collar/neck warmer from MickeyAndChicken!  $37.00

6) An antique silver engagement ring box from BronzeOnSaffron!  $289.00

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7) A sparkly orange rhinestone ball ring from VictoriasCharms!  $15.00

8) A personalized baby’s first Hanukkah ornament from FromAtoZbyTami!  $15.95

9) A set of nine santa’s reindeer name vinyl decals from Crafterpillar!  $10.80

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10) A gold sequin wrist cuff fingerless glove from Mammamiaeme!  $18.50

11) A vintage rhinestone mini bib necklace from PurpleDaisyJewelry!  $35.00

12) A glitter heart (multicolor or silver) hair clip from TaylorTwoShop!  $3.84

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13) A red queen of hearts fascinator hat from AmyWonderland!  $23.00

14) A large vintage rhinestone and pearl brooch from PureJoyVintage!  $18.00

15) A holiday etsy shop instant download banner from PearlsDigitalDesigns!  $5.00

 

There are many, many more beautiful glitzy and glamorous items listed on Etsy.  Take a look at all of this SEASONAL SPARKLE and stock up today! 😀

Written by: AmyWonderland

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

Featured shop – Pikeys

Winter is coming!   Stock up at Pikeys!

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This week’s featured shop is Pikeys!  This shop is filled to the brim with amazing cold weather knitwear, hair accessories, jewelry, and more.

Pikeys is owned and operated in Washington state by Vikki Pike.  Vikki is a self-taught wizard with knitting needles.  Her creations will take your breath away.  She specializes in accessories that are modern, and touched with color and a bit of whimsy.  Looking through her shop, you will find references to some of your favorite items, as well as astounding items that you never would have imagined, but won’t be able to live without.  Pikeys will have you wishing that it was winter all year long!

Vikki’s shop is full of all sorts of wonderful scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, beanies, head wraps, headbands, gloves, hair ties, chokers, and even a few patterns.  Many items are ready to ship and some are made-to-order.  Vikki welcomes custom orders and adjustments on existing items, including special sizes or colors.  So, there’s something for everyone at Pikeys.

Keep yourself and your loved ones warm all winter long… and remember, it’s always winter somewhere!  Visit Pikeys today, take a look at her beautiful craftsmanship, stock up on awesome creations, and feel free to message Vikki for custom orders! www.pikeys.etsy.com

Written by: Amy Wonderland

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

Alchemy Home Decor – Shop Feature!

This week’s featured shop is Alchemy Home Decor!

Written by Amy Wonderland

 

This shop is filled to the brim with one-of-a-kind items for the home. Everything you’ll find in this shop is simply beautiful.

AlchemyHomeDecor is owned and operated in Virginia by Sheila. She started drawing at a very young age; the creative process has always been something that motivates and soothes her. She is currently a full time middle school teacher, but still finds time to run TWO etsy shops: AlchemyHomeDecor and FurnitureAlchemy. She spends her evenings and weekends fulfilling her need to create. She enjoys flea market hunting, sewing, and painting in her spare time.

This shop carries a wide selection of home decor, including; pillows, mugs, glasses, plates, canisters, tea towels, wooden signs, picture hangers, scarves, totes, necklaces, laptop sleeves, downloadable art, and Christmas decor. Handmade and hand painted; AlchemyHomeDecor is inspired by vintage, rustic tones with a modern twist; creating one-of-a-kind accents for the home.

Stop by AlchemyHomeDecor today, browse their beautiful items, and stock up on amazing home decor for yourself and your loved ones! http://www.alchemyhomedecor.etsy.com