Sunday, November 11, 2007
Featured Artist: Creative Sundries
1. Tell me a bit about yourself (name, location, affiliations, personal stuff).
We are Sarah and Carol from Minnesota--daughter/mother and also friends. We have been part of Etsy since June, and it originally started as a destash effort. Since then we've become braver and have listed more and more of our handmade items. Our items include Loteria pendants; earrings made from fuses; fun charm jewelry; repurposed American Airlines trays, and handmade cards, along with some vintage treasures and ephemera (cool and unique papers and sundries).
2. What inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?
Many things! We are inspired by artist/crafting friends and colleagues; children; people who make space for art in their lives; kindness; nature; and more down-to-earth things like fun antique games, vintage children's books, Loteria cards, plastic charms, and pretty papers.
3. What is your favourite thing in your shop and why?
Oh, don't make me choose! Lol... I really had fun making this Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda/Assemblage,
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7485870. I enjoyed gathering the materials--vintage deer playing card; kitschy plastic flowers (intended as a cake decoration); vintage plastic flowers; a cupcake liner; and fake flowers.
4. What is the best thing you have ever created?
It's hard to say "best," but I'm excited about a Brady Bunch in Hawaii necklace I just finished. :-) I'll be posting it soon!
Etsy Shop: http://creativesundries.etsy.com