I can't believe it, but I was featured on the Etsy Front Page today! Out of all of the millions of items listed on Etsy, mine was chosen. It really was very cool. A big thanks to Barbara of Pit Bull Lady Designs for emailing me to let me know, so I could see the Front Page for myself. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember how to capture a screen shot, and by the time I figured it out the page was changed. Just my luck! I was still thrilled that I got to see it, and the feature drove a lot of hits to my Etsy store, and I scored a sale. So, it was a great day!
This needle felted cake was the featured item. It's actually much larger than it looks in the photo. The cake is solid wool and stands nearly 6 inches tall to the top of the rose, and 6 inches in diameter on the bottom layer. The photo below shows how my larger cakes come gift packaged.
I have a custom order I'm working on and a few new pieces that should be up in my Etsy store soon. I'm also a bit obessed with penny rugs lately. There is a penny rug class coming up in a few weeks at the Brookfield Craft Center taught by Liz Alpert Fay. Her work is just amazing. She is a fiber artist who works with traditional rug hooking & penny rug techniques, but she uses contemporary designs & colors that make her work really fresh and fun. She's a fabulous instructor and if you get the chance, take one of her classes. I really hope I'll be able to work it out so I can take this class. I want to do a pink and aqua penny rug design. Here is some of her work:
Aren't these just fabulous? I've seen many of her pieces and they are even more stunning in person. I want one!