Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Mingle


Hi: Our name is Crystal & Eric and we appreciate you stopping by Simply Charming!
As a husband and wife team, we have alway's enjoyed working with crafts and graphics in which Etsy was an awesome place for "Simply Charming" to venture. We live in north central Florida, making these items for all to enjoy!
In our spare time we love to spend it with our family and (saltwater) :-) and taking care of our 2 horses and 4 dogs!
We love to take on new challenges. Custom orders are also available. Thank you for stopping by Simply Charming...kick back, relax and enjoy! :-)
Blessings. Eric & Crystal

I am a Waldorf handwork and crafts teacher, doll artist and art therapist. I teach sewing, knitting, needle felting, weaving, wet felting and wool painting, using soft, natural materials in my creations. I recently discovered a love for buttons and started to use them in my work as well as selling them. (See my second Etsy shop.)
I used to teach at Waldorf schools and at the seminar for training Waldorf teachers in Jerusalem. I recently opened a private school where I work with young teachers, children, mothers and grandmothers.
As a teacher, I believe I have to be the example of how to create so I practice with making every single item I teach. In this way, teaching and creating handwork and crafts in the Waldorf tradition are both my inner development and my occupation too. I have taught for over 30 years now and needed a change. So, I started my first e-shop as a hobby, as a way to study new skills [computer and English]. I was amazed to see that people liked what I created! It encouraged me to go on with it- and here we are... Now I am a seller, too. You never know what tomorrow will bring or where your destiny will lead you.
Artist's statement: I believe Waldorf dolls provide healing forces for the child. The love and warmth which is involved in the creation of these kinds of dolls streams to the doll in the process of creating and the child can feel it. I can tell you from my experience that hyperactive children who did not sleep well began to sleep all night when their mothers created a Waldorf doll for them. Also, the process of creating these dolls is therapeutic for the adults, as it is a process that requires forces from the soul which are different from any other creation I know... It calls the creator to be in touch more deeply with their own inner powers.

I have been working with wood for a number of years. I love wood and all of its associations from the leaves on the trees to the birds that nest amongst them. What would we do and where would we be without them?The timber for all of the items that I make comes from storm damaged, salvaged or second use items. If I have to buy any timber then I assure myself first that it originates from properly managed forests and sources.My love of timber first started when I was in the Navy and in my spare time made miniature furniture - dolls house size. After leaving the navy joinery and cabinet making furthered my infatuation. Later, wood carving took up most of my time and now I spend more hours making smaller items such as jewelery and crosses out of wood sometimes embellishing the items with semi - precious stones.
I hope that you enjoy looking at the items that I have made and that you may be reassured that they are all made with love.

We are a husband and wife duo whose passion is to follow the great commission and make disciples of all nations. Our goal is to share the Word with everyone through the use of t-shirts and handbags, which contain biblically inspired designs and messages.

We believe in keeping the earth green and are working to protect the environment through the use of water-based inks and environmentally friendly products in all of our clothing. We are against sweatshops and pro fair wages. We purchase our t-shirts solely from companies whose products are produced in the U.S.A. and have high quality standards.


My name is Sylvia and I am a creative soul.

I am living the life of my dreams, as I work from home and get to spend every other waking moment with my son. He was born March 5, 2009. Life, truly is... fabulous!
Check out my blog to learn more about me, my life, and my art!

My mother taught me to sew as a little girl and in 1998 I started quilting. I have won an Honorable Mention ribbon in our local quilt show for large sized quilts using mixed techniques. I have had a variety of training including some college level classes in design, 2-D and 3-D techniques. Quilting is my media of choice. My work has been displayed in several local quilt shows and fabric shops.
I make much, much, much more than what is listed in my etsy shop...I make wall hangings, full sized quilts, baby quilts, raggy totes or diaper bags, matching raggy mother daughter purses with coordinating raggy baby blankets, personalized pillowcases, name wall hangings for nurseries, playrooms and bedrooms... I would love to email you pictures of examples of some of my creations that are not currently listed in my shop and create a custom piece just for you!


Artbylisak I love crocheted and crafting, so check back often to see what new item I have come up with!

I have decided to list some of my vintage items that I sell. I will be adding more daily, so please favorite me and come back soon! Blessings!Thanks for stopping in to my shop and looking around! I am blessed to be able to do what I do. God is so good to me! If you have any questions, Please just let me know. I take requests, I have some items that is Shipping Free So take avantage of them! Check out all that I have to offer. If you want insurance, please email me before you pay I will have to adjust your shipping. Thanks :)
I love to paint,draw,sew AND It can be anything and everything! I also since I was little love to do photography that is my lst love so I mix them up and do both in ACEO trading cards 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards! I am also starting to offer larger size paintings. I also offer specialized sewed creations! Leader of the Etsy Dawg Team Group.

Check out my Store for So Many Great Products, All ACEO's are Free Shipping

Fun New Treasury I am featured in, Please go click and comment!

Have a Blessed Monday!


Tiffany Nicole said...

Thank you so much for including us in your blog. Great job with the finds.

oritdotandolls said...

Thanks so much for featuring me

Elizabeth Ferry Pekins said...

Thanks so much for including my work and my bio! :) Beth

readingsully2 said...

Great Selections.

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