Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BESTeam finds

Annie Oliverio of Empty on the Inside has been creating art since she was a kid.  She opened her Etsy shop in March of 2011.  If you like greeting cards - check out her shop. She is busy stocking her shop with Christmas and holiday cards. 
Daffodils blank greeting card

 Annie started making the cards for her own use because she was having difficulty finding cards that she liked.  Incredibly, there are no mass produced or printed cards in her shop. Each card is a hand painted original
Hand painted greeting card - blank inside

  Every one is unique and special and anyone you give one to would feel special.  They are "empty on the inside" and therefore you can fill them with your own words. 

Handpainted sunflower greeting card

Faith of Stitchprincess sells one of a kind homemade clothing, aprons and photography.  Here is a sampling from her shop but it's worth a trip to visit her shop and see her other creations. 
Her specialties are dresses (casual and evening), skirts, aprons, purses, and small quilts. All of her products are hand or machine-sewn, with materials purchased from local fabric stores or vintage fabrics from her mother and grandmother. 
Faith's formal dresses are beautiful.  They are custom made in any fabric or size to your particular specifications. 

Royal blue apron
Formal gown with gathered bodice
Looking for some unique hair accessories?  Check out Danielle's shop called ChickyDs. Danielle always loved arts and crafting. She knew from middle school that she would pursue a career involving art. She went to school, studied Graphic Design and now works doing just that at a local newspaper.  Here are just two of her creations,  take a few moments and check out her other creations. 
Primary color dots loopy bow

Teal poly-satin flower ruffle headband

Tree of life necklace
Here are a couple of creations from Bluewhitewhere on Etsy. 
CC of Bluewhitewhre is an American (born & raised in upstate NY) expat who has lived in Bangkok, Thailand for 9 years.  She recently moved to Santiago, Chile with her husband.  She creates jewelry with an oriental flair.  Take a moment to visit her shop - you will be glad you did.

Here is a antiqued silver toned tree of life pendant with two round malachite stones and five little faceted golden crystal beads.
Turquoise and tiger eye necklace

Turquoise nuggets and shiny, faceted tigers eye create a feeling of the old Southwest in this updated, modern necklace. An asymmetrical necklace has little gold-tones balls to add a little sunlight sparkle. The necklace is about 17 inches long (43 cm). Fastens with a gold-tone lobster clasp


  1. Very nice! I own one of Faith's aprons myself, so I can attest that they are beautiful!

  2. I enjoyed Chicky D's shop. She has nice pillows too!

  3. Beautiful items! I can't wait to go check out the shops...

  4. These shops look great ... off to visit :-)

  5. Beautiful items! I love the cards - wow!

    Faith does beautiful work - I know first hand.


  6. A very nice variety of shops represented here.
    How special that each and every card is an original. Can you believe that I featured one of Faith's aprons too? That girl has skills. Smile.

  7. Thank you, thank you! I'm in excellent company here. Really great feature - appreciate it!

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  8. Wow - every card is handpainted! Very nice selections!!

  9. GORGEOUS <3 love that tree of life necklace


  10. oooo Judy- nice picks for gifting! Thanks for sharing~

  11. wonderful items you shared. totally tweeting.
    - ourhometoyours

  12. Thank you for the wonderful feature!