Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I was on the Etsy Front Page!

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!

3 comments:

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

Congradulations on your front page appearance!!! What a wonderful way to start the day. Thanks for including me in your great news and hoping many more incrediable days to come.

Barbara

Kerry said...

Congrats on the front page! Well deserved. Those cakes are just adorable.
Those pillows are scrumtous! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! Your cake deserves it! The cake is so adorable with soft and gentle 'touch'. Great work!

Rachel :)