Coffee Colored Dreams

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Ahh a subject dear to our hearts.. coffee! What do you carry in your shop that is coffee-colored or related – we’d just love to see it!

Show our readers your vintage coffee items, plus coffee and espresso colored listings – and of course, include your wonderful coffee related stories.

Have fun!

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies says

I used to drink coffee by the gallon, but then one ran out milk (because the kids drank it all) so had a cup of black tea …. that was about ten years go and haven’t drank coffee since!! But I do love the colour and smell of coffee, especially fresh beans. These beads remind me of the shape and colour of fresh coffee beans, and are ideal for a range of jewellery making and craft projects.
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Plastic Barrel Beads – wood look!

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says

Our stainless steel travel mugs are available in a variety of colors, can be personalized with any of our design and font combinations, and we offer engraving on both sides of the mug. We encourage everyone to stop using disposable cups! Personalize your mug and you never have to worry which cup is yours again. Choose the design and font to fit your personal. We love coffee, tea, wine, beer, & spirits and offer a number of monogramming options for any occasion or recipient. Ship direct with gift wrap and cards available, custom orders accepted for logos or inspired designs. Make your next gift a personalized gift experience @DesignstheLimit.
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Stainless Steel mug

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says

I love my organic mild smooth blend cup of coffee a day. When I saw this fabric print I just knew coffee lovers whom were also dog lovers would totally love this dog bandanna. The bandanna shows off different styles of java, alternative names we use for coffee and there are a few coffee beans sprinkled around just making you want that coffee break just to inhale that freshness!
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Pet Coffee Time Bandanna

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox says

The best coffee is the first cup of coffee in the morning! I love to drink coffee in all variations: black, cappuccino, latte macchiato. This cap is made from a used coffee bean sac. I get the bags from a coffee trader and it is so interesting when I get them. I don’t know the lettering, some bags have the typical hole where the coffee is tested and when I cut out the seams to prepare the burlap for the project I find coffee beans inside.
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Up-cycled Burlap Coffee Bean Bag

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says

This handmade mug not only holds a generous cup of coffee but the rim is also a sumptuous coffee colour. Being fired to stoneware temperature (1300C) this mug holds the heat of your hot beverage and is also oven safe, microwave safe and dishwasher safe.
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Coffee Soup mug

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says

What is the key to your ideal cup of coffee? Is a strong version that is dark in color like the dark brown on these beaded dangle earrings? Perhaps you’re the type who needs to add a little creamer? I’ve got that covered (in color) with the smaller seed beads too! Prepared just right, coffee resembles satin to the soul! Which by the way is the type of focal bead made to design these earrings! Start your morning right – take time to stop and smell the coffee!
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Skeleton Key Earrings

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says

Instant coffee is fine when you’re rushing out to work on a weekday, but after dinner and at the weekend you deserve the real thing. If you’re the kind of person who makes a big cafetiere of coffee and settles down with the papers on a Sunday morning, then this is for you: a beautiful Harris tweed cosy to keep the rest of the coffee warm while you take your time enjoying the first cup.
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Tweed Cup Cozy

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says

Don’t forget the cream. In my house the creamer is just as important as the coffee. No skim milk for us! It has to be half and half with fat – no fat free. We want to enjoy the cup of coffee. Here is a large Mexican creamer so we can refill our coffee with good creamer.
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Mexican Pottery Pitcher

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says

The sock color is light espresso. Dressed for the outdoors on those very cold mornings these all wool socks will keep your feet extra warm as you are out and on the go and when you need a quick pick me up, I find one of those Starbucks Frappuccino’s to be a great treat! Just enough espresso and you are charged and ready to run!

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Espresso Colored Socks

Ineke de Vries from InekedeVries says

I love coffee! Especially freshly brewed early in the morning. This coffee cup features one of my life drawing sketches.
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Sketch Drawn Unique Coffee Cup

Linda from LazyYVintage says

I’m posting this while drinking my fair trade organic coffee this morning. I love the smell of coffee, the look of it in a nice big mug. And, it does have to have plenty of cream in it. Doesn’t having a cuppa just make you take a moment to be grateful and mindful of the simple things in life? And, no dinner party is complete with a cup of coffee after dinner with a lovely dessert.

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Coffee Cart with Carafe

Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns says

I love my cup of coffee in the morning ! Nothing better then that first sip. It has to be just the right color with the perfect amount of cream added, not too little not too much just the right ivory color.

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Vintage 1950s Satin Wedding Dress

Marie-Antoinknit from 9ElizabethStreet says

I came to appreciate coffee in my 30’s, and gradually evolved from flavored instant varieties (the horror!) to custom blends brewed with a hint of cinnamon. But I still love going out for a hold-in-your-hands cafe-au-lait style mug, with the swirling designs made by an artistic barista. These earrings remind me of those lovely cafe trips.
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Agate and Howlite drop earrings

Carla from CarlasCraft says

I love when an author describes a character and uses names for skin color that immediately resonate with the visual artisit in me. So, when I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought of my Turban Girl and the warm cafe au lait tones to her skin.
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Turban Girl Print

Maryann from gojjell says

As soon as I laid eyes on these handmade glass beads, I knew coffee and cream was the most apt description! Now the owner of this necklace can be reminded of the great brew each time the necklace is worn!

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Glass Lamp beaded necklace

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says

I love coffee and love collecting fun and unique coffee mugs for myself and for repurposing. This colorful mug includes birds in the pattern so it lent itself to becoming a bird feeder! I combined it with a vintage saucer that features a coffee colored pattern too!
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Re-purposed Tea cup and saucer

Pam Maggio from PamsPawsJewelry says

Well, I don’t drink coffee at all and am a cocoa and tea lover! I think that pretty gifts including gourmet coffees, teas, cocoas and snacks are a nice way to greet your host and or hostess when you are invited over for beverages, snacks and meals! This vintage ceramic basket is a nice coffee color and would be great to bring with you to a friend’s or relative’s home wrapped up with gourmet coffees and teas, etc. for a special, thoughtful gift!
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Vintage Brown White Slag Candy Basket

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says

I am a coffee addict. Well, I drink my honey and creme with coffee in it! This necklace is Red Creek jasper nuggets, accented with turquoise and coral beads, and genuine brass beads. Great fall colors or to accent turquoise and coral as a layering necklace.
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Bohemian Tribal Jewelry

 

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Member Feature: InekedeVries

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Ineke of InekedeVries, our featured member!

InekedeVries

InekedeVries

Tell us about yourself.

I am a Dutch Australian. In 1981 I emigrated to Australia.  I live in beautiful subtropical Queensland. I am married, have two daughters and  two grandchildren. All my life I have been passionate about art. I studied art first in Holland and later in Australia.I have worked for years as a visual artist, in different media. I have exhibited my work in numerous galleries in NSW and Queensland.ineke-garden-1-500-x399

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

Two years ago a friend of mine recommended Etsy to me as a way to sell my work online. I liked what I saw and opened my shop, as it gave me the opportunity to work from home in my own time.jewellery-1-500

Tell us a bit about your products.

I have always been fascinated by rocks and rock formations. In my ceramic works I often imitate the look of natural stone. My interest in gemstones has been a natural progression from working with clay. The joy of making jewellery with gemstones lies in the endless variety and uniqueness of each stone. Each stone is different and its imperfections make it even more appealing.

Over the years I have made a lot of quick, dynamic sketches that capture the movement of the subject. Many of these were made at Life Drawing Groups, where models posed for one minute and then changed into the next pose. I have also made a series of sketches of my daughters when they were playing violin, painting or just dancing around. I have decided to put a selection of glicee prints of these in my Etsy Shop. Some are very faithful to the original, others I have edited during the printing process.

Recently I have started making digital art prints. I take a photo of an original painting made by me. Then with the aid of a graphic tablet, I work on the image to produce a digital print. These are now available as instant downloads.dancing-girls-2a-500

What inspires your work?

I am inspired by my immediate surroundings The Australian coast is always a great source of inspiration for me. Whenever I can, I like to go to the beach for a walk, or sit on the rocks and take it all in. My latest drawings depict beaches along the NSW coast that I recently visited.cabarita-headland-b-1-500

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

My future goals are improving my Etsy business. One thing that I like about this business is that I learn something new everyday. I have come along way with my photography. I love the teams within Etsy. They are a source of support and knowledge sharing.

 

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I originally started of with just jewellery. I think my jewellery is unique through the way I combine stones with different  colours, sizes and textures. I love the patterns on the gemstones.

Now that I have more time on my hands I have also introduced original art work and prints. In my quick sketches and ink drawings, I always try to capture the movement of the subjects, which translates in a very dynamic piece of art work.colourful-necklace-6-500

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

I work from two different areas in my house. I have a small studio space in the front of my house. This is used for all my hands on creative projects. My computer is in a separate room in the back of the house.

This is where I do my digital computer work and admin.banner-5-500

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

I have learned so much. I have made mistakes, but you learn from these. Everyday I learn something new. The main thing is to be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Especially with an online business, it takes a lot of perseverance and hard work. I have found that every year my sales increase and that my shop starts to look better.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Hang in there. I think a lot of people expect an online business to be an easy way to success. It is not easy, but I enjoy it immensely.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

To unwind I like to spend time in my garden. Either gardening, or sitting there in the evenings with a glass of wine, watching the amazing bird life.

My hobbies are really my art, but I also love reading, go for walks, visit art galleries, go to the beach, travel with my husband.garden-500-1

What is your favorite quote?

Carpe Diem.

Seize the Day. Life is short. Enjoy it while you can and make the most of everyday.

 

Where can people find out more about your business?

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/InekedeVries
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InekeDeVriesJewellery
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/inekedevries35/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/inekeau/

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I would like to draw attention to the #Makeforgood campaign.

This project is powered by Etsy sellers from Australia and New Zealand in support of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign. All funds raised will go towards supporting projects that help make a difference in the lives of girls held back by poverty and gender inequality.

The official launch was September 5th. You probably already have seen some of the wonderful products that Australian and New Zealand Etsy Sellers have been making on #Makeforgood Instagram. I urge anyone to have a look at the amazing creations in this collection.

I have made a series of prints for the collection. 20% off the sale price will be donated to Plan’s Because I am a Girl Campaign.inekedevries1inekedevries2

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Welcome New Members For June – Part Two

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

The team had many new members join during June in anticipation of the annual Christmas in July event.Please join us in welcoming them to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!
And here are some of our new members for June!

HI. I’m Rosalia. I found out about Christmas in July team last year but I was working full-time and just didn’t have the energy to join. This year I am not working and decided it is a perfect time to join and participate. Me and my best friend Linda are potters. We make functional earthenware pottery. I also make jewelry and Linda crochets.
This is a great opportunity to get to know and network with some wonderful shops. Merry Christmas In July everyone.

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Sea shell serving dish

Hi I am Madhura I am new to team and joined some days back. I opened my shop for handcrafted quilts and bags some months back. This is going to be my first Christmas in July, and I am very excited!
The unique part about my shop is the design patterns are my own creations. I have even listed some of my art quilts which have been selected and shown in international quilt competitions.

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Moon reflection quilt

Waving hi – just found this info and team. Thanks for putting it together! This sparkly necklace is one I’ll feature. Following all social media as well. I’m glad you put this together. I remember when Etsy promoted CIJ – glad to participate.

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Sparkly green crystal necklace

Crystal W from AtomicSeabassDesigns says

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m totally excited for CIJ! I’ve seen it in past years, but have never participated. This this I definitely am!
Here’s my newest print:
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Digital Donut Worry Summers Here

I just joined the team and look forward to participating. I sell vintage clothing such as this.

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Vintage dress

So looking forward to CIJ. I’ve been crafting for over 40 years, I have sold my ornaments here in Chicago at most of the major shows. I love the ease of Etsy, no more lugging tables and large totes to and from craft shows.

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hand embroidered multi designs

Hi I’m kind of new to the team, I joined last week, but have been incredibly busy listing new items, and now editing many for the CIJ Event. New for me this year will be Christmas ornaments – I have ordered supplies but they haven’t come yet – I am hopeful that they arrive before the event kicks off.
I sell mostly supplies, but I am also a jeweler and a Lapidary. I cut most of my own stones in my studio, and have recently purchased a diamond drill press so that I can make beads from my cabochons.
Etsy is my “Full Time” job now for three years, and I’ll never go back to working the grind, I LOVE it!!!

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Opal ring size 7

Hi Just joined, I sell VINTAGE from Jewelry to Tools…something for everyone!

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Vintage cookie cutters

Hi Everyone!
I joined a few days ago and have been busy reading everything and getting my shop setup for this EtsyCIJ Sales Event.
I love going picking and finding neat treasures from our past than reselling them; well those that I can part with.

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Tiara Chantilly Green Sandwich Serving Platter

Mallori Packer from MGPCreations says

Hello! I joined a couple of weeks ago and am very excited about Christmas in July this year.
My favourite item in my shop is my made to order mermaid tail blankets. I love-making them and love that I can help make someone feel like they could be a mermaid, cos let’s admit it everyone at some stage in their life has thought about what it could be like to be a mermaid!
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Made to Order Mermaid Tail

Hello
I joined the team early in the month, but have been on holidays before I had a chance to introduce myself.
I opened my Etsy Shop 3 years ago. initially I only sold handmade jewellery, but over the years I have added original art and art prints to my shop.
Presently I have a great range of products available.
My latest additions are art prints from ink drawings. These black and white drawings are dynamic and capture the movement of the subject.
This drawing of two girls dancing is one of my favourites.

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Dancing Girls Modern Art Print

Hi all,
We’re so looking forward to taking part in our first ever Christmas In July (decking the halls as we type).
At Tread & Pedals we (Em and Ivan) handcraft fun and functional designs through re-purposing old bicycle parts. One of our favourite items would have to be our Cog & Chain Bottle Opener.
Our Bicycle Cog & Chain Bottle Opener is an essential for any bike or beer loving man’s pocket. The bike chain is silver soldered to the cog to form an extremely strong bottle opener. The bike chain is still movable so it easily fits inside your pocket, attach it to your key chain – so you are always ready to enjoy beer o’clock and pop open those ice-cold drinks.

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Bike Bottle Opener

Lukseh from Lukseh says

Hi, I’m a new member, and I’m from Italy. I’m very interested in the opportunity to promote my shop. I’m new in this universe of social marketing and I’ve so much to learn!!
I work with metals: lost wax castings in silver and bronze, fire enamels and a lot of new projects which are going to be realized…everything inspired by the Norse tradition and by Nature. This is one of my creation and my shop is Lukseh. Thank you!

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Plaque collar Fire enameled celtic collier pendant

Hi there, we have joined and will participate in this EtsyCIJ event for the first time. Our store specializes in girls clothing and accessories for ages 0-6. This upcycled strip skirt below is special to us because it represents a merging of our ideas. My design and my mother’s talented sewing and machine embroidery. We love working together to realize our creative ideas, with the aim of being just a little bit different.

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Girls floral skirt

Hello Everyone,
I just heard about the ChristmasinJuly event and decided it would be fun to participate. I grew up in an old farmhouse filled with antiques and have grown to love and appreciate these age-old items that have stood the test of time. Now that my husband and I own our farmhouse, we are busy filling it with all kinds of antique and vintage treasures! My love for collecting however is causing us to run out of room, and so I have opened my Etsy shop to share my lovely items with you!

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Antique Large Apple Butter Copper Kettle

Catherine Caramanica from BlkBttrflyDsgns says

Hi everybody, I’m new to the Team as well. I’ve gotten my Shop together for the CIJSale beginning tomorrow. I sell Handmade items and everything Vintage, i.e. Clothing, Home Decor and Jewelry. Still trying to do something Christmassy for my Banner. It either will or won’t happen. I definitely want to be involved in everything. I’m not the savviest when it comes to Social Media but I’ll do the best I can. Happy to be here with you. My best to all for an amazing CIJSALE.
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Reversible necklace from MOMA

Hello I just joined a few days ago, I’m really excited about this group And CIJ.
My shop is about finding old things and making them into something new. I make a little bit of everything, jewelry, home decor, wall art, stationary etc.

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Landscape Large print

Hi CIJ team! I just joined today and have my shop all ready for the sale starting tomorrow. Everything will be 25% off, no coupon code needed. This is my best-selling item on Etsy!

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Custom name necklace

Hi Everyone – We just joined and wanted to introduce ourselves.
My husband Jerry is the woodworker, I paint and do the wreaths and listings. I have joined because we are participating in the Christmas in July 2016 event.
Any advice for newbies, I’m all ears! – Opal
Our shop offers mostly owls, but a lot of beautiful wreaths, nautical decor items and fun, whimsy items also.

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Nautical decor

Tammie from Nashba says

Hello. My name is Tammie from the shop Nashba.
I’ve always been a lover of African fashion and this beauty is one that I am really proud of.

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Orange dashiki tote bag

Hi! I don’t know why I didn’t think to look for this sooner… MysticOaksPatches is a new shop for me. I wanted my patches separate from my other items. I’ll be joining from my main shop as well (CocoaDragonfly). All items in my shop are marked 20% off for CIJ.
I just love this patch. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan anyway, but this just sums up motherhood for me. Protection and love all in one.

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Dragon embroidered felt patch

I’ll post my favorite Christmas ornament  I’m making everything 20% off for the CIJ sale. Some items are already marked down. I need to go back and add hashtags though.

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Bacon santa ornament

Joined today and I do horsehair fired ceramic clay art.

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Ceramic clay crosses

Thank You For Visiting Team Members Workspaces – #EtsyCIJ

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us in visiting the workspaces of fellow team members and continue to enjoy the Etsy Christmas in July celebrations!

Here is a recap of the workspaces we visited today!

Jessica and Bryan King from FeathandKee / Workspace 

Maureen Wood from MoCycled / Workspace

Ari from HoneysuckleandLime / Workspace

Leigh from MeriMakes / Workspace

Marion Walsh from BlueButterflyCrafts / Workspace

Ineke de Vries from InekedeVries / Workspace

Emma and Ivan from treadandpedals / Workspace

Elisa from Lukseh / Workspace

Michelle Emma Kay from EmmaKayInks / Workspace

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Show us your Workspace: InekedeVries

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Next we visit the studio space of Ineke de Vries from InekedeVries who creates original art, art prints and handmade jewellery.

Please visit her shop and share some hearts!

Here’s what Ineke has to say about her workspace :

“I work from two spaces in my house.

My computer is in the backroom, that overlooks the garden. Here I do all my computer related stuff and digital art. I also use this room for photography, as it has the best light in the house.

I paint, draw and make jewellery in a small area, that is really a covered verandah at the front of the house.

The small size suits me, as it forces me to tidy up when I change between making jewellery and drawing.”

Join Us For A Day Of Visiting Team Members Workspaces – #EtsyCIJ

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

In celebration of our Christmas in July event we are visiting some fabulous member’s workspaces and sneak a peek at where they work, and how their creative spaces inspire their art practice.

Please visit these stores and show your support by hearting some items. Most of them also have sales for the event, so why not start your Christmas shopping early !

The line up for the day is:

Jessica and Bryan King from FeathandKee / Workspace 

Maureen Wood from MoCycled / Workspace

Ari from HoneysuckleandLime / Workspace

Leigh from MeriMakes / Workspace

Marion Walsh from BlueButterflyCrafts / Workspace

Ineke de Vries from InekedeVries / Workspace

Emma and Ivan from treadandpedals / Workspace

Elisa from Lukseh / Workspace

Michelle Emma Kay from EmmaKayInks / Workspace

Thank you for joining us in visiting the workspaces of fellow team mates and continue to enjoy the Christmas in July celebrations!CIJFacebookAvi