Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm so Excited!

I've decided to start my own craft night workshops. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time but kept thinking it would only work if I owned my own storefront. I put those thoughts aside and decided to go out and find a location that I could use to host the craft nights. It's a huge step, tomorrow I have to go leave a deposit for the space. I'm scared that no one will show up, but I'm also scared too many people might show interest. I'm a bundle of nerves, but I can't let them bet me. I have to give this a shot. So from today until the 26th I will be prepping not only for some upcoming shows but for my very first workshop. Wish me luck :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Crafts & Coffee

I'm thinking of starting a Crafts & Coffee night at a local coffee shop. Cost will be $25 per person, this is to cover materials and instruction. I'm hoping to hold the first class later this month and offer a Dia De Los Muertos craft. Anyone interested please contact me for details.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Etsy817 1st ever Artist Spotlight

Originally from the Etsy817 blog:

Etsy817 is proud to present our very first Artist Spotlight. Our Artist Spotlight hopes to bring you the inside scoop on our very talented Etsy817 members.

Meet Etsy817 member Andrea Doss of Andralynn Creative Designs

What are your Etsy shop name(s) and link(s)? 

What do you make and sell in these shops?
Whimsical storybook style art

Where else can we find you online or off?
Howe Unique – Denton, TX

What inspires you to create your art?
There’s nothing more inspirational than a child’s imagination. In one afternoon, my daughters will hunt monsters, host a tea party and build a tent city. The stories they come up with while they’re playing are priceless. So, naturally, when they ask me to tell them a story, I have to invent something just as fantastic. My paintings are a visual interpretation of these imaginings. 

When did you start your business and what inspired you to do so?
I’ve always been a painter, starting way back when I was a little girl finger-painting pictures on my bedroom wall (my mom didn’t appreciate that very much and I eventually had to move on to paper and canvas), but it’s been on the back burner for a long time. Discovering Etsy and online selling has allowed me to follow that dream while still spending time with my girls.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Printable Party Sets

I just started designing printable party/wedding sets. This is the first set I've designed, it is a Dia de los Muertos wedding set. My wonderful neighbor came over and helped me stage the table for my photos. Considering we used scrap fabric and my little kitchen I think the photos came out awesome. I have 2 more sets waiting to be printed so I can set up another table. The kids loved walking in to the kitchen after school to a table decorated and full of goodies. I'm trying my best not to eat everything myself, but the pan dulce was way to tempting to leave for my hubby.

You can order your set here :
More pictures after the jump.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sneak Peak

More to come :)

Custom Printed Fabric

For the past few months I've been printing my own fabric for the dolls I design. Last night I finally took the leap and ordered a yard of custom printed fabric from . I can't wait to get my fabric in the mail, it should be here in 7 days. I think I'm as excited as the kids were when they counted down until we left for Disney World. Maybe I'll even make my own count down calendar. I'll post pictures when the fabric gets here.