A New Word……

Priya……..sanskirt,

meaning beloved, loved!!

what a beautiful word…its says it all in just one word!

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September 30, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Welcome to Mondays…72studios Presents…

Welcome Mondays…….

 72studios would love to introduce you to Kate of theletterkdesign !

Mondays on this blog are for Canadian Etsyians that are “hearted”.

 Introduce yourself to us please!

  Hi, my name is Kate or Katie!

I’ve been working hard as an art director for 13 years and have finally said its time to slow down.

Life starts at 6:00 A.M.- I check my emails and Etsy– all in hopes of orders. I love orders- not because of the sales- but more so because of the recognition that someone adores what I do.

I get my kids up and make breakfast and lunches and send them off. My youngest just started Kindergarten and my oldest is in Grade 12.

My BFA from UBC helps to make some lovely lunches with some great renderings of which item they should eat from first to last. ( I am not a controller! LOL!)

By noon I am well into my days project and I am starting to look at the clock wishing the 3:00 p.m. school bell wouldn’t ring so early!

I love my kids – but I also love my time  when I get to focus on my concepts.

3:00 p.m. I pick up my kids and then head home to spend time with them – dinner – baths and then a great story book that is illustrated so purely, rich with colours and texture like Oliver Jeffers. It’s like desert to me!

I am presently living in North Vancouver, British Columbia – and its a beautiful fall day, 22 degrees and sunny. The wind is blowing the pine needles off the trees and the leaves are just starting to change their colours!

I have always been crafty – ever since I was a little girl. My mom was  fantastic on a sewing machine, and I was pretty handy with a pencil and paper. I used to build my own magazines, teaching myself how to design lay ups and sneak in some advertising spots.  I loved to paint, sculpt, amd sew. I did just about anything that was crafty or artistic. It was like breathing to me – natural, easy, and so pleasurable!

My Etsy shop is pretty cool, I think! Its new since  July of this year. It carries the same tone and theme – it’s easy to look at- at least I think it is, and I like that! I love photography, so I do my best to shoot the blocks in a nice natural light. I love all the products, each one is unique in itself and have all been taken from sketch to final product in about 7-10 hours! I won’t post something until it is just perfect – to me – and hopefully for someone else!

My art blocks have always been in my head and I finally spat one out in December of 2008 – and I said “Kate – you have to do this” so here they are – growing, changing, evolving and improving. Only time will tell where this leads me. I never stay long on one project, so I will likely create 100 of each block and then move on.

I would be so pleased if you stopped by my shop for a “look see” – its all pretty pleasing to the eye. I hope you enjoy! And thanks for sitting down for a chat! :O)

This the link to Kate’s Etsy shop http://theletterkdesign.etsy.com

Thank you Kate for taking the time to tell us all about yourself…have a great day out on the West Coast of Canada….happy sales to you!!!

September 28, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

No WELCOME MONDAYS TODAY!

My little girl is sick…no time for canadian etsyian blog! stay tuned for next monday!

September 21, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

A Lovely Quote for the Day!

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, But sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy! Thich Nhat Hanh

September 15, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Welcome to Mondays…72studios Presents….

Welcome Mondays……

  72studios would like to introduce you to hppymummy of Crazy Baby Accessories!

  Today will be the first post to introduce Canadian Artisians on Etsy. I started this blog to introduce……

   Monday’s are for Canadian Etsyians that are “hearted”………..

Let’s start off with a local Etsyian from the Durham Region called hppymummy. She’s the creator of a  Baby/Children’s shop called Crazy Baby Accessories.

  Here a few questions that she was kind enough to answer for this blog…..

1. What is your name?

  SARAH SHAW

2.How many children do you have?

  I  have 3… 2 boys ages 3&5 and a girl who is 2 months old!

3.Where are you located in Canada?

    Oshawa, Ontario

4. What kind of refreshment starts your day off right?

   French Vanilla from Tim Hortons is what I need to get going in the morning!

5.When did start CRAZY BABY ACCESSORIES?

   I started in the winter of 2007 making hair clips for my niece and then it slowly expanded into what it is today. Many friends and family constantly came up to me with different ideas on things I could make.

6.Why did you start CRAZY BABY ACCESSORIES?

   It started as a hobby…something to fill the time. I have always been creative which can be dangerous because when I get an idea in my head…I will work at it until it is finished…even if it means staying up all night! I love seeing the finished project. After running into many people who loved my stuff and the constant “You should really sell your stuff”!…..I took the leap…it was nerve racking at first…..but quickly turned into a real confidence booster!. I love being at home with my kids and CRAZY BABY ACCESSORIES has allowed me to do that!

7. What inspires you to create?

   Fabric. I am a fabric junkie….I could spend hours online looking at fabrics from my favourite designers. I started off with Michael Miller…then fell in love with Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Heather Ross and many others. I see a fabric I love and visualize what I can do with it….from a diaper bag, purse, bonnet to a sling or a quilt….the possibilites are endless if you let your mind run wild!!

8. How long have you been sewing for? Are you self taught or have you taken lessons?

   My grandmother taught me how to sew at the age of 9. I started making Barbie and doll clothes and quickly learned how to read a pattern and started making clothes for myself by the age of 12. My mom had the old Kenmore machine, which  she still uses to this day, that I made a lot of my stuff with. My mom would making me matching dresses for my dolls…which I will do for my daughter too……handmade gifts are the best!. I bought my first sewing machine at 19 and my collection has grown. I do a lot  of work on my newest machine, a Singer, my Antique table machine, which was my grandmother’s and my Serger….all of which do any amazing job!!!

9. What are your favourite items to create for you shop?

   One of newest items this year is Baby Bonnets…they are one of my favourite items to make. So much so that I can’t wait to start working on my Winter Bonnet line. My second favourite is my diaper bags and purses. They are time consuming, but I love the challenge!. Almost every bag I make is modified to suit the person using it!

10. What is the link to you Etsy shop?

    http://www.hppymummy.etsy.com

    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions……take care…have a good day and happy sales to you!!

September 14, 2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

72studios Jewelry and Hair Accessories

Hello to all, I am the creator of a jewelry and hair accessories shop called 72studios……I will be showing my creations on this blog which will also be on sale on Etsy at http://www.72studios.etsy.com  Once a week I will also be doing a posting about other Canadian Etsyians that I am a fan of……..stay tuned and enjoy!!! c.

September 11, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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September 10, 2009. Uncategorized. 3 comments.