Sunday, October 10, 2010

Introducing... MeMe Bevs Creations!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: MeMe Bevs Creations
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? 12/27/2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Boutique
6. What do you sell? A variety, handbags, pillowcases, fitted crib toddler sheets, stuffed animals, doll clothes, pocket pals, custom orders and more.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Samantha pink bear with jumpsuit and pinafore, Precious Moments crib toddler fitted sheet.

8. Tell me a bit about you... Wife, Mother, grandmother that loves to create. Started sewing for my 3 daughter when little, carried through to grandchildren, then started making stuffed animals. Progressed to handbags, totes, pillowcases, baby items, doll clothes. Love to walk, knit, crochet and be on the computer. I make websites and blogs for my community and senior craft store I put my items into. Donate items I make to different local charities.

9. Do you have a website, or blog? yes, website: blog:

March Blog Carnival - Vintage Crafts

Welcome to the late March 2008 edition of DaWanda Seller's Blog Carnival. A celebration of Seller's who blog... Today's feature is all about a 'Vintage Crafts'.

Sellers were asked to think about the following topics;

mother's crafts that have inspired you
crafting through the generations
how 'old' style crafts have inspired you
techniques you learned from your grandmother
historical influences
where did your craft come from (history)
crafts you hope to pass down to your children

Here are the entries;

Carolina G. of My Little Magick Shop presents Celebrating The Crone posted at My Little Magick Shop.
Sara's Texture Crafts presents My Mother taught me... posted at Crafts of Texture.

Do pop over and check out those blogs and why not visit their shops too!
Sara x

That concludes this edition... The next edition will be announced shortly. To submit your blog article to the next edition of DaWanda Seller's Carnival please use our carnival submission form.

If you are new to Blog Carnivals, but would like to be involved in a future edition, then please read this article... What is a Blog Carnival and How do I Join?
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Introducing... Jennyb’s Bottlecaps!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Jennyb’s Bottlecaps
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? January 2008
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? I think so, yes.
5. What Category are you under? Home, assemblies and also Jewellery, assemblies
6. What do you sell? Magnets and Brooches and soon buttons.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Pink and Black Spiral X Magnet – This is a recycled beer bottletop which has been altered but gluing a paper image to the inside as a background, then a pink X sequin placed in the centre of that image with a pink glitter glue border around the edge. The bottlecap is then filled with a 3D embossing liquid. Once dry a self adhesive magnetic square is attached to the reverse.

Rainbow Feet – Set of 3 – This is a set of 3 recycled bottle caps which have been painted with nail varnish, the i have placed feet stickers on the outer painted side and then coated with an acrylic varnish. On the inside of the bottlecap i have mounted a self adhesive magnetic square on 3 recycled buttons.

8. Tell me a bit about you... I am a young creative woman, from the south east of England, who loves to experiment with crafting out of recycled items. I enjoy thinking about how i can reuse items and alter them to create unusual but beautiful objects. I live by the motto reduce, reuse, recycle. I refuse to accept any new plastic bags and if i’ve forgotten to take my own cloth bag with me, i’ll simply carry the items out of the shop in my arms! I reuse every thing i can; plastic food trays as drying racks, cereal boxes and medication boxes for ATC backs and bottlecap backgrounds, the bottlecaps, Hard disks as mirrors and anything i can’t reuse gets recycled if possible.

I am a great animal and nature lover and take great pleasure in growing my own vegetables. My favourite website currently is which is another extention of my great enthusiasm for art and craft.

9. Do you have a website, or blog? My blog:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Introducing... Agustina!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Agustina

2. DaWanda Shop URL:

3. When did you open your shop? 18. 09. 2007

4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? yes

5. What Category are you under? Jewellery and accessories.

6. What do you sell? Unique handmade felt accessories. Mainly brooches and earrings.

7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Pic 1: Retro rocket brooch made from acrylic felt. Great for boys and girls!It is hand stitched and has a safety pin sewn to the back, so you can wear it on your shirt, jacket, bag, etc...

Pic 2: Cute french bulldog brooch made from acrylic felt, with a safety pin sewn to the back. It is glued, hand stitched and embellished with beads. A perfect gift for a frenchie lover!

8. Tell me a bit about you...

Agustina"… is my name. I´m from Argentina, but I'm currently doing my PhD in Spain. I have been crafting since I was a little girl, and about two years ago I discovered felt!. In my spare time, I enjoy making fun accessories inspired by nature, comics, everyday objects and memories of my childhood in the `80s.

9. Do you have a website, or blog?

You can see all of my designs at: I also have a blog, but I don't update it regularly

Introducing... Artmixter!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Artmixter.
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? 3/11/2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Art
6. What do you sell? Art of all descriptions, from textiles to altered art, via mixed media, oils and encaustics. And hand dyed fabrics, for people who want to add a little magic to their textile work!
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Summer Suns: Art Quilt Summer Suns is a pieced collage of original hand painted cotton fabrics intensively machine quilted, painted and foiled in places, and features some raw edge appliqué, and depicts the various moods and landscapes of a countryside summer.Hand dyed cotton trio.

Three Fat Eighths of high quality cotton poplin, hand dyed by me, the same cloth as I use in my work. Perfect as an addition to anyone's stash!

8. Tell me a bit about you...

I'm a Scottish artist living and working in a tiny village in Norfolk UK, with four and a half cats and a very understanding husband! I make art of all descriptions, from altered books to oil paintings, from textile art to encaustic (wax) painting. I have had textile work shown in the UK and abroad, most recently in Lyon, France, as part of the annual Magic Patch Expo, where I demonstrated the use of lutradur and gave workshops in French. I am also part of a curated show that is touring the US until next Summer. I have a joint show with another textile artist planned for next year in Norfolk, and hope to return to Expo Magic Patch also. I work in a studio in my garden, 'The Little Green Shed', which is 20ft by 10ft in size, and hope to begin giving small workshops and individual tuition there in Spring next year. I am currently working on a book with Dijanne Cevaal, a well known Australian quilter; we hope it will be published in the New Year. The book is about lutradur, a wonderful, semi-transparent polyester fabric that is great for textile artists. I hope to follow that up with a book on creativity, some time next year.

9. Do you have a website, or blog?I have a blog,, and my work can also be seen at

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Project Wonderful Update - Advertising on this site.

As you know I have been using Project Wonderful to help bring in money to advertise the community sites; DaWanda Shop Directory Blog (here), DaWanda Shop Directory Links and DaWanda Shopping Community. Today I have been able to start an out-going campaign bidding on boxes to advertise our Ning community at DaWanda Shopping Community and primarily our shops. However, because I am currently spending more on this campaign than making I am having to change the rules for advertisers... where I was once only allowing DaWanda Shops to add their adverts, I am now allowing any bidder to buy a space. This will allow me to be able to afford a much wider advertising campaign on your behalf and help to spread the word about DaWanda. Please note that if you are a DaWanda Seller and you bid using your DaWanda Shop URL your ad will automatically be approved above any other.

Sara x

Monday, October 4, 2010

VOTE AND WIN! A seller competition.

12 DaWanda sellers organised a friendly competition - trying to come up with the most attractive pinboard on a given theme.

This month: Red and Green.

We are actually so friendly that anyone voting on this may win the prize of their choice, picked among creations by three of these oh-so-friendly and creative sellers.

In order to vote, look up the competition forum thread in your language at

English - VOTE AND WIN!

French - VOTEZ... ET GAGNEZ !


and leave a message here, stating which pinboard you give your vote to and which prize you would like to get.

Voting stops on November 22nd.

Favourite Farben von DaWanda / Colours of DaWanda / Morceaux Choisis pinboard and winning voter to be proclaimed on November 25th.

This is being posted in three languages but each Dawandian may only vote once, on the forum of their choice.

The Pinboards to vote on:

Birdlandcreations - Colours of Dawanda

Chicoumi - mOrceauX ChOiSis

ContasKoeln - Die Farben von DaWanda-

Glamasaurus - Colors of Dawanda

Glassprimitif - Colours of Dawanda

Le Bar du Vent - Morceaux Choisis

Lunaitalia - morceaux choisis

Maginette - Morceaux Choisis

MarikaJewelry - Colors of Dawanda

Paranoire - Colors of Dawanda

Saras Texture Crafts - Colours of DaWanda


And the prizes to chose from:Cadeaux Prizes

January Blog Carnival – A New Year on DaWanda/Crafty Resolutions

This month’s carnival is entitled ‘A New Year on DaWanda/Crafty Resolutions’, so I am looking for entries inspired by this theme. Entries could include;

  • New Year additions to your shop
  • Your favourite finds this month on DaWanda
  • Up and coming Craft Fairs this month
  • Your personal craft work this month
  • Your craft New Year resolutions
  • Your New Year business or personal goals

Of course there are many more possibilities… so I will leave it up to your imagination!

So how do you enter your article? Well it’s simple… post your article on your blog and follow the instructions here Remember your entry doesn’t have to be the longest article and photos always help!

The deadline for your entry is 15th January 2007. All accepted entries will be published on or around the 17th of January.