Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Supplies. Just say the word and all things supplies come to mind. Inspiring supply items from members of the EtsyChristmasInJuly Team and their stories fill my mind with ideas! Please enjoy!
Veronica Fritsch from AVAArtsSupplies shares that when she had her son she spent a lot of time at home because he was sick. To fill that time she took a lot of pictures of their son. Veronica would then scrapbook them into a large scrapbook. It was a nice time filler. It was something she could pick up and put down easily. They had lots of stickers, paper, and ton of imagination. She drew a lot of their decorations and cut out random shapes. Friends and family would pick up stickers or supplies at yard sales or from friends who didn’t need them. She personally think it kept her sane for that first year!
Carolyn Eady from SproutPressDesigns has Journal Adventure Kits in her shop. This kit was designed originally as a way to use up her off cuts of fancy papers, but ended up being much more. Since there’s a hand bound notebook, tags and envelope with little surprises included, it’s more of a prompt or starting point of inspiration for crafty folk or those on the outskirts of creativity, wanting to join in.
Barb from barbsheartstrokes has a few stamping supplies. One of the crafts she thought “YES” I can do this! But for her it was a bit of a challenge getting the right colors, paper, stamps to look good together. It is harder then it looks and some out there make it look so easy! It is it’s own “talent”. She is going to sell all the stamping supplies and try her hand at something different. Barb is not sure what it will be though! Maybe needle felting, knitting, or crocheting? So many options!
Jeanne from CedarwoodCreations a few years ago made up some DIY Kid’s Personalized Necklace Kits for a friend’s birthday party and they were a huge success! She decided to start selling them in her Etsy shop and she has been thrilled at the response she has received about them. Jeanne tries to find charms to suit any themed children’s party she can think of.
Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital has been creating her own digital printable supplies for card making and scrap booking for several years now. It’s so fun to make backgrounds and clip art to match! Sherri has made birthday cards and even Christmas cards for friends and family for several years now. She absolutely love paper crafting, and being able to make her own printable papers makes it that much better!
Apryl from MaddieBsCreations inherited large quantities of this beautiful lace. Although she does a lot of sewing, she hasn”t found a good use for tons of lace. Apryl is still trying to come up with a “brilliant” craft that will utilize all this lace. In the mean time she is offering it in her shop in a variety of colors.
Tracy from LittleShopofColor has lots of digital papers in her store and she’s working on adding more alphabets, frames, and clip art. The brighter and bolder the colors the better. Tracy loves these pretty stars papers because of the variation in color and texture. She is always experimenting and learning new techniques! These papers were just one experiment that came out beautiful.
Bella Vida from Hope Printables shares the specifics on this digital download. This is a little bit product and a little bit kit. These are 4 digital download prints. They can be framed and hung anyway the buyer chooses. They can even be separated and put in various rooms of the house for more inspiration. They were originally inspired by the peaceful, hopeful and spiritual words of the advent season and the colors softened and adapted for the nursery.
Sarah from TheFeltCollector has been collecting felt for a long time, first for herself and then to share with others. Some printed felt is hard to find. She enjoys hand dying felt, especially animal printed felt sheets, to get really cool or pretty colors. The blue paisley was inspiration for her shop banner, it’s such a nice design.
Oksana from LaFiabaRussa really loves working with natural materials and making toys.
Elizabeth from ElizabethLovesGlass envisions flowers for you to incorporate into your crafts.
Heike from Belambolo offers some easy to follow patterns for doll clothes – sewing, knitting, crocheting in her shop belambolo.