Monthly Archives: September 2014

Featured Artist AND Giveaway: McKeePottery

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I am incredibly excited to bring you this feature AND giveaway, yes, you read me right. Giveaway time! Excited? I am! Let me introduce one of my favorite Etsy shops…. McKeePottery! We did an interview with her recently, check out what she has to say!

 

My inspiration for my shop was nature and creating items that contain images and textures found in nature out of clay.

My favorite shop items are the wood grain carved mugs. I make them one at a time from thrown cylinders and each is unique and special. I love making them specific for individuals and placing their initials on them. It’s like I’m Mother Nature and am creating a special item for them to enjoy! www.etsy.com/listing/83871023/wood-grain-ceramic-mug-large-beer-stein?re…

My fantasy job would be to spend all day creating pottery. Right now it’s a part time job while being a stay-at-home mom fills the rest of my days. I can’t wait to be able to do this full time and pay some bills with it!

I’m obsessed with exercising, mostly running. Every day I’ll run 3-6 miles (when life lets me)! I also love to bake. The more decadent the dessert, the better! (maybe that is why I have to exercise) I also love to play with my children (2 boys). I’m trying to find time to do everything I want so I don’t have a regret later!

My best childhood memory is my father teaching me to read. I was 4 and he was unemployed. We spent a lot of time with Dr. Seuss!

 

I’d love to live all around the world. There are so many wonderful places to see and things to do that after a year or two I’d want to move on to the next place. If money were no object, traveling for the rest of my life would be better than settling down in one perfect location.

My work style is textural. I love to feel my work, not just look at it or drink from it. Pottery is a hands on craft and I think that that hands on feeling should continue to the finished product. No red velvet cord around my work, Please Touch!

When we asked if she could have ANY super power, she replied: Super powers…I’d love to have the ability to know what people need on a basic level, even if they don’t, and give it to them. Hugs, smiles, money, a safe home, all in my power to grant!

If I won the lottery, I’d save for my children’s college and my retirement. Then, indulge in a world class adventure vacation for my family!
If you knew before what you know now, what would you have done differently? If I knew what I know now, when I first opened my shop, I’d keep it simple. I went over the top planning on massive sales and income. I should have stuck to small markets, unique items, and personal gifts. That’s what I’m doing now and where I’m happiest!

 

You can find MckeePottery on ETSY and FACEBOOK.

Now, drumroll please! The giveaway! You can win one of these amazing ceramic leaf spoon rests! All you have to do is click the photo to be taken to the giveaway entry form! 

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Featured Artist: BellissimiOrnamenti

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We recently did an interview with BellissimiOrnamenti. She has a beautiful shop on Etsy (links at the bottom). We asked all the questions and here are her answers!

1. How’d you get started on Etsy? I got started after pushing from friends and family to sell. I saw Etsy as a good way to get my jewelry viewed by more people.

2. What was your inspiration for your shop? I fell in love with jewelry making after becoming disabled. Creating something and having people enjoy it is my inspiration.

3. What’s your favorite shop item and why? I think my Personalized Fine Silver Pendant is my favorite. I wear mine all the time (It has my children’s names on it)

 

4. How do you unwind when you?re not creating? Playing with my dogs and ferrets and hanging out with my husband.

5. What’s your favorite kind of cupcake? Carrot Cake

6. What was your worst job? Insurance Agency

7. What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid? As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch? Any Hanna Barbera cartoons.

8. What’s your fantasy job? To own my own boutique

9. Do you have a secret guilty pleasure? Dancing lol

10. List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to. Penguins, Puppies, Chocolate

11. List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewWonderfullyMade4U

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpoiledBratz

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AvasBabyBands

 

12. Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? Dean Koontz, though my cousin Patti Korbet is tied

13. If money was no object and you can live wherever you want, where would that be? Right here in Missouri

14. What is your best childhood memory? Spending time with my grandparents at their house in New Hampshire with all my aunts/uncles/cousins

15. How would you describe your work style? organized chaos

16. If you could choose any one super power, what would it be and why? I wouldn’t want any, too much stress lol

17. Who are your heroes? My mother

18. What would you do if you won the lottery? buy a house, pay for my kids/grandkids college, help family and donate to the Central Missouri Humane Society (I adopted all my pets from there)

 

19. What was the last movie you watched? Was it good? Man of Steel. Yes

20. If you knew what you know now, when you first opened your store, what would you do different? Take better pictures, descriptions and tags right from the start.

www.etsy.com/shop/bellissimiornamenti

www.facebook.com/bellissimiornamenti

http://www.pinterest.com/thebasic1/

https://twitter.com/bellissimiornam

http://instagram.com/bellissimi_ornamenti

http://bellissimiornamenti.tumblr.com/

September Treasury: The Leaves Are Changing

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We here at Promo Junkies hold a monthly treasury! Here is September’s treasury! We’re very excited for fall, can you tell?! Click the photo to be taken to the treasury on Etsy. Let us know down in the comments which item is your favorite!

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