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Wendy, who lives in Western Australia, creates gorgeous greeting cards, as she says, " I combined my love of scrapbooking, with my love for classic children’s stories, to design themed card packs, with the first sets inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz".
In this amazingly presented box was a treasure trove of beautifully made cards - more specifically The Wizard of Oz Greeting Card Set.
Wendy had given me a selection of individual, unique greeting cards themed just wonderfully to that great story about a good witch, a bad witch and a bunch of naughty flying monkeys.
The cards look like this - just beautiful!
I love to be surrounded by beautiful artworks, and am always coming up with new ideas for art projects in my job as a Kindy/Pre-Primary teacher. I enjoy designing gift cards for special occasions at school, so when the idea of starting an etsy shop came up, I launched straight into making cards for a blogging audience. Using scrapbooking papers, ribbons, and pretty embellishments to make beautiful things is fun and exciting!
Black Floral Teapot
When I started exploring the blogging world, I noticed there were a lot of creative people out there with their own etsy shops. I‘ve always loved the idea of having my own shop, and an online etsy shop appealed to me as the best way to sell my own creations without too much financial risk. I combined my love of scrapbooking, with my love for classic children’s stories, to design themed card packs, with the first sets inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz.
What do you plan to accomplish?
World domination, of course! No seriously, I would like to slowly build up my business until I have pieces selling on a regular basis. I have ideas brewing for many more themed cards, and also for other paper products including invitations and journals. I can’t wait!
What do you get most out of your business?
My business is only 3 months old, and therefore still in the baby stages. But I have so many ideas ready to go, and I am itching to get to them. I love creating, and I know how much joy people get from receiving lovely things in the mail. I want to make people smile!
Favourite etsy shop
My favourite etsy shop is the black apple. Emily Martin is an exceptional artist and entrepreneur and I am so inspired by her creations and her success! I also love Teresa Sheeley, Patchwork Harmony, Sweetpea, Sadie Olive and Lamp & Motor!
Upcoming shop promotions
Look out for new product launches from Whimsical Works in January 2010!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
If you're interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for size and material details. There's a whole lot of other nice things up in my Etsy shop, visit lampandmotor.etsy.com.
Just click on the image above to view the latest Lamp & Motor creations and prices.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This bag now has a lucky new owner. Visit my Etsy shop, www.lampandmotor.etsy.com for other excellent bags, purses and brooches.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Top Row, L-R: Emma from Up In Annie's Room, Katie from Kitty Boo Boo
Bottom Row, L-R: Kerri from Lamp & Motor, Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go
Lots of lovely BrisStylettes at the YDM November at Southbank on the weekend. Such a creative bunch, and what a nice lot of people to boot! Was, as always, lovely to meet a few more from the group. I was situated next to Pret a pawte, but believe it or not, totally forgot to get a piccie of their lovely stall set-up (oops!). Up in Annie's Room, Ruby 2 Go Go, and Kitty Boo Boo all seemed to be having a great day.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
IMAGE Lamp & Motor - bags and brooches created from vintage, kitsch and retro recycled fabrics
I had the pleasure of meeting artist and jeweller Liana Kabel of the Tupperware jewellery fame. She has a studio at the Museum of Brisbane and creates wonderful works, such as earrings, bangles, necklaces, brooches and rings out of old knitting needles, tape measures, other recycled plastics and vintage buttons. 'How does she do it', you ask? Well I think it may be her little secret...for more gorgeous Liana Kabel check out her website http://www.lianakabel.com/ and her Etsy store to buy online.
IMAGE Liana Kabel jewellery at YDM October 09
Saturday, October 3, 2009
So, enough boasting, off to get ready for the Young Designer Markets in the morning. Drop in and see me at South Bank if you're in the neighbourhood, other than that have a lovely weekend.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
IMAGE: Off to market with my very own Lamp & Motor handbag
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Sunday, August 30, 2009
This bag is for sale at the Lamp & Motor Etsy shop for $30USD (about $34.50 AUD).
Thanks Jess, you're a star! Check out Epheriell Designs - Handmade style, indie design, and crafty resources for gorgeous jewellery and other lovely things.
This bag now has a lucky new owner. For more beautiful bags visit the Lamp & Motor Etsy shop.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I tried a new display set-up this time, using some fabulous 'Stitchcraft' knitting magazines from the 50s that I sourced from an op shop as props. I think it worked quite well.
People were loving the brooches today, see happy customer below.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Image attribution: Shire Horse by Squeezyboy (Flickr Creative Commons
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Image: my lovely husband 'minding the shop' at the YDM today.