Camouflage

Posted by Mairi from mairidesign

Whether this disguise is used to conceal ones presence in the greenery or purely to make a fashion statement, we can all agree that camouflage is here to stay. It’s so versatile that it’s suitable for accessories for both sexes and for all ages as well as for home furnishings. Take walk through our hidden treasures and click on the photos to buy in Etsy.

Rita Szöllősi from RitzySelection says:

Once upon a time …… there was once a couple of beautiful cushions. Time passed over and worn, they were old. But hipp-hopp charmed the cushions of the good fairy and new cushions were given to the old pillows. This is my camouflage story!

Sleep well, on your beautiful new cushion covers, dear children!

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Linen Camouflage Cushion covers

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Animals are masters of camouflage. I was fascinated by patterns and colors of lizards and snakes. A large pastel drawing depicting protected European reptiles and amphibians for those who are passionate about these unusual animals.

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Snake Lizard Frog Pastel Painting

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

Camouflage Yarn… Great to make many wonderful creations with…
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Variegated Green Brown Beige / Camouflage Yarn

Kristal Leigh from KLeighVintage says:

My shop features camouflage jackets, cargo pants and sometimes bags. Each item is collected from estate sales from retired military families. They make a wonderful fashion statement or gifts for friends who have had dear love ones serve.

My favorite story was from a man who bought a WW1 camouflage medical bag for his wife as a Christmas gift. Her father had served and passed away when she was a child. He wanted to buy her something with meaning and to remind her of her father. This story brought me to tears and made me so thankful that the items we do sell can make such a big impact on someone else’s life.

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Camouflage Army Pants

Walter Silva from WalterSilva says:

I have always been fascinated with most, but not all Camouflage Patterns. I was approached by a customer who asked if I could make a camouflage Fine Pen Box for a veteran, loved the final result! So I decided to add this as a regular item.

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Camouflage Fine Pen Wood Storage Box

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

I didn’t actually think of camouflage when I created this set – but I’ve often thought that’s how the colors turned out. I just liked the yellow, green and brown combination, so it’s been lurking about in my shop ever since.

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Digital Paper Pack Yellow Green

Robyn Campbell from RobynFayeDesigns says:

I was thinking about Fathers Day when I came up with this. The camouflage pattern is very masculine, combined with the shape of a motor home makes a unique coaster fit for a man cave.
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Camo RV coaster

Beth Morgan from FromBeths says:

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop. Girls love camo too! Celebrate with camo ! Made with love for my niece.

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16th Birthday Party Decorations

Lisa van Heerden from PricklyPaw says:

I had been making a lot of original art and it reminded me of an abstract camouflage. Since I work in multiple mediums like original paintings, digital art on blankets and hand painted shoes, I thought it made sense to make some camo military themed shoes. I am also influenced because in NC we have several military bases like marines Camp LaJeune and Fort Bragg which is an Army base. This is a traditional army camo (and by the way, apparently the top selling camouflage is Mossy Oak for hunters…) so I decided to put their motto on the shoe. As I have done this I realize I have stirred so many political questions. I am sure my Army clientele will love these shoes, but I think so will anyone wanting to make a political statement and spark a dialogue when there is none.

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Custom Military Shoes

Catherine Clifford from DesignsByCnC says:

I have a son-in-law who is a duck hunter and loves all things camouflage. A couple of years ago I created this birthday card in his honor.

This went over so well that I received more requests for camouflage themed greeting cards. So my camouflage collection was born. I now offer birthday, baby, wedding, anniversary and Christmas cards with a camouflage theme. This also includes pink camo for the ladies!

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Camo Birthday Card

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#CIJPopUpMarket #2 2017 – USA Focus: MPALEDesigns

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 Shop – Jennifer Liepis from MPaleDesigns

MPALEDesigns

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

MPALEDesigns (MPALE stands for Military, Patriotic American, Law Enforcement). I look to our law enforcement, our military, and all of the beauty that is America for inspiration. The United States is a wonderful place to live!

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

My shop didn’t start out as a patriotic shop. It started out with the name Violet Valerian and there was a variety of inspirational and funny décor. It was hard in the beginning to find exactly what I wanted to stick with. I have always had respect and love for all of those who help our country and am a Navy veteran myself. Once I found what I truly loved to sell, everything else fit into place.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love working with customers to get them exactly what they want. I am in constant contact with my customers to make sure that what I am sending off is what they are looking for. I do a lot of custom orders and when someone contacts me to let me know that they received their order and love it, that is as precious as gold to me. Many of my customers tell me who their order is for, so it is wonderful to feel like part of their lives.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

I don’t have a specific playlist that I listen to. It really depends on how I am feeling at the moment. I do find that a lot of instrumental Celtic music really gets me into creative mode though.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I am reading Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I love lying down and reading a little before bedtime just to get me into a relaxed state.

6. What are your social media sites?

Instagram: mpaledesigns

Facebook: MPALEDesigns

Pinterest: MPALEDesigns

Twitter: MPALEDesigns