Monday, September 29, 2008


It's the perfect time of year to celebrate my favorite color - ORANGE!

I hope you enjoy my picks!

You sell something orange? Let us know here!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

BUY from Artists at Work

There's nothing like watching the artist / crafter at work before buying - one of my favorite reasons to save as much shopping as I can for the street fairs I attend. And if I'm really lucky, I'll get to trade with the artists!

At my last show in Spokane, WA, a couple at a booth near me were selling little plushies. They looked kinda like imported work, but then I saw the couple working to make more items while selling their wares. Using a chopstick, they would pull out flat little shapes of fabric, fill then full of sand, and then poke it into each and every crevice before hand sewing the final stitches in place. I'm happy to say that my son will be handing these little lovelies out at his Birthday Party in his goody bags.

Save your shopping for your local festivals, farmer's markets, or stores supporting your local artists when you can - buying direct from the artist / crafter is worth the effort!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Martha Loves Etsy!

Yes, it's true! Etsy will be making an appearance on the Martha Sterwart Show! For details, see the EtsyNews article HERE!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Little Valentine's Love from Etsy Artists!

I've found all kinds of treasures to inspire on Valentine's Day!

Give a little love today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Support Living Working Artists!

Speaking from experience here... making a living making art can be VERY difficult. To keep the artistic dream alive, it's important to support artists by buying their art! Many creative and talented people showcase their artwork on They may all do it for different reasons - to support their schooling, to support their family, because they just HAVE to create and need an outlet for all their work, to make new friends, to save up for a vacation, to save up to BUY from other Etsy artists! Whatever their drive, they've been driven to create. From soaps to clothes, purses, furniture, paintings, cards, jewelry, books, and many many many other items, they have made an incredible amount of handmade art! To anybody who can, put down that generic chemical laden soap in your grocery isle and check out what you can find on Etsy. Put back that clearance skirt (yes, I know it's a great deal) but think about the total cost and buy handmade instead.

Here we come to the reason for this blog. Simply - promote Etsy artists and promote buying handmade.

I hope you enjoy the amazing products of these creative people. And feel free to visit my shop too!

The Art of Jennifer Lommers