When I first started blogging I did a post on napkins. I has scoured the city looking for cute and fun napkins to match my mismatched china. For christmas my mother surprised me by giving me the place mats from that post (the seller was out of napkins). I didn't even know my mom read my blog. It was SO touching! But never the less I still didn't have napkins. But then one day I was surfing Etsy and found Lars & Addie. I fell in love with theses coasters she made. Actually it wasn't really the coasters but the fabric. I'm not sure what to do with coasters :).
I asked really nicely if she could make me napkins with the same fabric and also challenged her to bind them with ric-rac. She said yes... and today I am the happiest little house wife ever! They are PERFECT! Thank you, Thank you, Rhena! They are everything I dreamed of!
Something else fun happened today!
We had a Birthday party for little Lisa the Mushroom!
(made by Effunia)
Lisa was my very first Etsy purchase!
I love her to death - and it makes me feel good that I've now really caught the buy homemade bug. It so wonderful to support other crafters... and I one day hope that others will love what I like to make too! I'm getting so close to opening my little Etsy Shop. I've been very busy making the Cake Jewelry boxes. I'm thinking about calling them keepsake Cakes.
What do you think?
Last 2 images feature my "keepsake Cakes"! I would love your thoughts about them!
Its easy to live in our own little bubble admiring our creative genius and entirely missing out on the most important part of the creative process - the critique!
A little positive criticism is the best way to grow as an artist
and produce the very yummiest results!