Enough about me, let's talk about someone else for a change.
I've made some friends through Etsy, and this is the first of several articles promoting someone else. Meet QuiltnMama.
What I like most about QuiltnMama's shop is the variety. As it says in her shop announcement, its filled with lots of hidden treasures, just like Grandma's attic. Although it's like Grandma's attic, it's NOT Grandma's attic, as everything is very modern (and of course not musty).
Don't let the name fool you. While she is a mama, of two beautiful children, she does a lot more than quilt. She is also an artist and a painter. This decorative painted slate has many uses, as a garden accent, a decoration on a chair rail, or a door stop.
She used her experience from years of preschool teaching to develop, not to mention illustrate, her children's books. Her books teach children how to read in a way that children learn best, and they can color and be creative at the same time:
And while she "Never Promised You a Rose Garden," she can promise beautiful high quality quilts, such as the lap quilt shown here:
As well as postcard quilts:
Aside from quilting, she's also a very talented children's clothing designer, as proven in this beautiful flower girl dress:
With all this variety, where does QuiltnMama get her inspiration? QuiltnMama replies, "Most of my inspiration comes from craft books or the craft shops. I see items and think I can do that, but better. I always put my spin on it." As the name implies, her favorite materials to craft with are textiles.
On a more personal note, QuiltnMama enjoys living in New England in a small town community with her husband, two children, and her dog. When she's not busy at the sewing machine or holding a paint brush, she enjoys being outside, whether she's water skiing, biking, snowmobiling, or hiking.
Want to know more about this amazing Etsy seller? Visit her blog http://quiltn4u.blogspot.com/ and her Etsy shop http://quiltnmama.etsy.com/ and see for yourself!