Thursday, November 13, 2008

Welcome to our very first blog feature! i am pleased to introduce you to Beth of BethsCrayonBox. I'm already looking forward to gifting her crayons to the kids on my Holiday List! My interview with her is posted below, and please go check out her shop by clicking the link to the left in the member list! Enjoy!


Thanks so much for featuring me on this wonderful blog! I am so happy to be part of this team! Because I can't type, my Sister (Sewmelody) is going to help me out with answering your questions.

-how long have you been doing your craft/art?

I have always loved making pretty things but until a few months ago, did not have a craft that I could really call my own. Because of my disabilities I was limited to tasks that involve one hand...and that eliminates most serious crafting projects. But unknown to me, my family members were brainstorming to come up with a way to let my creativity shine. As a birthday present this year, they presented me with the materials I would need to start a recycled crayon shop on Etsy!

Since then, I have been having so much fun designing beautiful crayons!-what inspires you?The thing that inspires me most is the crayons themselves. I just love working with them and with all of the beautiful colors. It's so much fun to break them up and arrange them into entirely new little works of art.

-what is your favorite food?I'm not hard to please! Spaghetti is my favorite main dish with a helping of cherry vanilla ice cream for dessert!

-what are some of your etsy goals?My primary goal on Etsy is to have a lot of fun making crayons and to hopefully make a little money at the same time.-do you have any favorite etsy artists?I don't spend a lot of time exploring on Etsy because I don't have my own computer so I don't actually know many artists here yet. That means that my favorite Etsy artist has to be my Sister, Sewmelody (! Now, what kind of sister would I be if I didn't say that! I do own one of her soft throw-sized blankets in all lavender:).

-what's your favorite thing to do or place to go?I really like to go the mall. I enjoy window shopping and picking up little things from my favorite stores. There's a lot of room for me to use the higher speeds on my metallic-pink wheelchair (sshhhh....don't tell!) and have a treat or a hot pretzel!

what is something you would like to share with your teammates?-When I break the single crayons down to make them ready to redesign, they are always flying everywhere! My family jokes that they are going to make me a T-shirt that says, "Breaks and Throws Crayons!" I am also getting ready to do my first craft show with my sister and am very excited! I wish you could see the hundreds and hundreds of crayons I get to work with. It's an ocean of color!


thank you beth and melody! we are so happy to have you on our team! many blessings!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Election Day Being Over Day!

This year's election was a heated couple of years of political debates. I know, you all, of all people, had your minds on what the candidates would do for health care reform. We all probably understand just how important that topic is since we are impacted by it on a daily basis. I am so happy that the election is finally i'm sure most of you are! I'm definately ready to move on and talk about something different.....

that being said....i would like to get some input about what you all want from this group.....i will post your ideas here so we can really get started building our team and helping support new disabled artists as they come to etsy.....

i will be featuring our first artist this check back in to learn more about carapace from etsy then! have a fabulous evening!~deborah