Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Creative Sundries

Sarah and Carol of Creative Sundries are a mother-daughter/friend-friend team. They find inspiration for their note cards and paper items in many places -- foreign texts, Mexican loteria game cards, vintage game pieces, and children's book illustrations. "Sometimes it's hard to part with some of those images," they say, "but we do!"

The shop also offers jewelry, and here, some of their favorite materials are sterling silver and silver plate; old school plastic charms; antiqued brass; opalite; sea glass; amethyst; citrine; peridot, and repurposed items like old fuses!

Sarah and Carol love Etsy. "Everyone we've met is so awesome. Being involved with Etsy and all things handmade has also changed our thinking a lot. We've always been supportive of the arts, but now we're even more aware of buying handmade things whenever possible -- from tea towels to journals and everything in between!

The team has some fun new projects in the works for their Etsy shop. "We're going to be adding more of our glycerine soaps in cool shapes, as well as needle-felted items such as tiny purses (we have one in our shop now), coin purses, and little critters; and more of our collage work and assemblages. We love coming up with new ideas, so stay tuned!" And be sure to visit their blog.

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