Showing posts from October, 2009

New Etsy Featured Artist of the Week

This weeks new artist of the week is Ibeautiful from I found Ibeautiful through the Etsy search feature of all the current Etsy shops in my area and I found this lovely shop. Ironically Ibeautiful is in my town (Bristow, VA) and actually right up the street from where I live. So this is a added plus that I found this shop and met one of the shop owners name Mia. First I want to thank Mia for allowing me to interview her for this blog and it was such a pleasure chit chatting with her and getting to know more about her and her sister who are partners.

Lets begin.

Tell us a little about Ibeautiful and how you got started?


Ibeautiful was born in 2006 by sister team Joye Davis and Mia Elliott. Together we have had previous careers in sales, teaching and fashion. In the last 10 years we have become stay at home moms,with 3kids each. With supportive husbands and family, ibeautiful has become a full-time business…

Artfire Featured Artist

This week I would like to introduce Dawn Correspondence

I met dawncorrespondence through Plurk. Her name is Amanda and I love logging on in during the day to seeing her funny plurks. Every so often I go pass her Artfire studio to take a look at one of her newly designed stationary. Dawncorrespondence is a Virginia native just like myself and wanted to show off some of what Virginia artist are all about.

Here is my interview with Amanda

What is your name.
Amanda owner of Dawn Correspondence, etc.

Where are you located Country/ State?
Richmond, Virginia! USA

Tell us about yourself and what you make.

I am a compulsive paper crafter! I create customized stationery and invitations, and have recently gotten into creating gift boxed stationery, handmade envelopes, and gift tags. In other news...I hate sleeping (I'd much rather be crafting). I enjoy writing. And I love cooking.

Who or what inspires you?

I am most often inspired by nature. I get my best ideas while I am on a long drive and have…

This Weeks Sale

Soy Wax Melts

These are our latest item on sale this week. Buy 1 get the second 1 for 1/2 off. I love burning these during the cool Fall months. I have a variety of scents appropriate to the Fall. Our latest that has been added is Pumpkin Vanilla. One of my all time favorite Fall scents. I have so many fragrance that I couldn't possibly add them all so if you don't see you favorite, please drop me a line and I will check to see if I have your favorite scent. I was burning the Cinnamon Crunch last night and my house filled with cinnamon that I can just taste it.

Here are some of my favorites:
Pumpkin Vanilla
Cinnamon Crunch
Toasted Hazelnut
Vanilla Walnut
Cinnamon Toasted Almond
Roasted Almonds
Maple Cinnamon Twist

Sample of a Tea Light Burners

Sample of a Electric Tart Burner

Stop on by and take advantage of this great offer all week long. Soy melts are easy to use. All you need is a tart warmer (Electric or you can use the tea light burners) break off 1 or 2 melts and add i…