Friday, October 10, 2008


Welcome to my very first Friday Night Feature! So glad you’ve decided to join me! Tonight I am featuring two amazingly talented ladies and their Etsy shops. No, seriously, both of them baffle me with the things they create. How do they do it so well? I wanna know!!

Our first shop is Long Winter Farm, owned by none other than the sweet, witty, simple life living, woman I’m proud to call a friend- Mandi.

Here’s how she describes herself: “I'm a 27 yr old mama of two living in coastal Maine, where I share my life with sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, kitties, and puppies. I like to live the organic homegrown lifestyle as best I can, so I'm way into gardening and herbalism. I'm also a major craft addict, playing with sewing, knitting, spinning, felt crafts, candle making, embroidery, and of course, soaping! Yup, I'm one busy chick. Nope, I don't take naps.”

Her soaps are unlike any others you have ever used. Trust me, use one bar and you’ll never go back to that yucky, old bar of Dove again! Mandi always lists her upcoming soaps, with their cure date, in the profile section of her shop.

Here’s one of Mandi’s girls, Lucy! Isn’t she adorable? At less than one year old she was already a model! Here she shows off her mama’s famous Baby Bubbles Soap.

Both of my babies have slight eczema and are bathed in Mandi’s Baby Bubbles regularly. It is so nice to be able to wash your precious children in a natural soap that is free of all the chemicals and fake fragrances that are added to store bought soaps.

If you’d like, you can keep up to date with Mandi and her brood on her blog:


Our second shop this evening is Tinarie21, a.k.a. Sweet B Papers. I met Tina through Etsy as a buyer, before she opened up her shop. She and I became instant friends. Tina and her hubby reside in warm, sunny, Pensacola, Florida.

You couldn’t meet a nicer gal. This is one talented woman! When she opened up her shop, last April, I was taken back in awe at the beautiful items she created. Why couldn’t she have opened shop BEFORE I got married? Her boutonnières and ring bearer pillows are fabulous! Not to mention the boutonnières she meticulously creates never wilt or die. What a great way to keepsake an item from your wedding!

Her shop this fall has some terrific holiday items and I can only imagine that she will be adding more!

Well, that about wraps it up for tonight. I hope that you enjoyed it! Make sure to check back in every Friday evening for more featured artists and shops!


Unknown said...

Great Job!

What wonderfully creative artists doing amazing work!

I enjoyed learning about them and meeting the model too :)

Anonymous said...

Awww thank you Heather!! I have the best friends ever. :)

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