Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide ~Part 3~

Time for the next addition to the Shopping guide. Today I will be featuring 2 sellers, all with great products! Today's featured shops are Emariecreations, and Designer Favors. These shops all offer a great selection of fun items! I might have to visit a few of these shops for myself!

First shop to day will be Emariecreations!

1)Could you give me a little background information about you and your shop?
~My sister, Emily, and I (Samantha) started Emariecreations late summer as a way to share our talents with others, while making some money. We have both been crafty since we were little, so when we found out about Etsy earlier this year, we decided to start selling. And it has been great ever since!

2)How long have you been doing your craft?
~I began working with polymer clay around the age of 12 or 13, mostly making miniatures for our dollhouse. Then early this year I expanded my designs to include jewelry, as well as miniatures. Now I make Christmas ornaments, earrings, pendants, and novelty pushpins, among other things.Emily has done some sewing since 13 or 14, and early this year started making stylish, yet really comfortable, headbands. She hopes to add more fabric-themed items to our shop soon.
3) Anything else you would like to tell us or include?
~We love making custom orders for people, and have had the privilege of working with some great customers since opening Emairecreations. We consider all requests, small or big, so don't hesitate to contact us with your ideas. We are here to serve you! =)

Emariecreations is a shop full of fun and unique polymer clay creations. They have everything from miniatures to earrings! Super cute items up for Christmas as well! For my review of their shop I was sent to little donuts. These things are adorable! They would be cute as earrings or a necklace. The possibilities are pretty much endless! They were packed very well and shipping was fast. Great shop!
The next shop reviewed today will be Designer Favors!

1) Could you give me a little background information about you and your shop?
~I started about a year ago after my son was born. I became a stay at home mom and wanted to make some extra money. I used to do craft shows but wanted something a little more ongoing. Then I found Etsy and it is wonderful. I started with my wedding favor boxes and expanded into more paper crafts. I love to scrapbook and my toppers and tags was a chance to combine my two interests.

2) How did you come up with your shop name?
~A few years ago I had my own web site. I came up with many different names but none of them were available as a domain. When I checked out designerfavors it was available! So, that's how I picked my name. I think it is a fitting name for me too. It covers all the types of crafts I like to do.
3)Where else can we find you?

4) Anything else you would like to tell us or include?
~One of the reasons I started my shop was to do custom items. I am happy to work with any customer to come up with a color scheme or look they want. I know when I'm planning a party I usually have a specific idea in mind and get frustrated when I can't find what I'm looking for. So, I am more the willing to help a customer match whatever they are looking for in return.

Designer Favors sent me some cute little present tags! These little tags are already printed with your name and a cute little print in the middle. Very profesional looking and great quality. Fast shipping and packed well. Her shop is full of cute little paper goods, ranging from tags to cupcake toppers! All her items are very cute and look great!
The next addition to the Shopping Guide will be up soon! Hopefull the giveaway will be up no later than this Sunday, December 19th.

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