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Featured EtsyBlogger of the Month: Joy Charde

Joy Charde exemplifies the balancing act that often characterizes parents who are artists. During the daytime, this former elementary school teacher is a mother who works at her local public library. At night, however, when everyone else is sleeping, Joy doodles and generates vector art  for her custom illustrated goods shop on Etsy, The Art …

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Addicted to yarn

Like the question about what came first, the chicken or the egg, Vicki of DizzyDragonflies’ addiction to yarn has led to dyeing, weaving and knitting—or did these activities lead to the love of yarn? In any event, Vicki says, “I have always loved creating items. My main love has always been yarn, knitting and crocheting. …

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Engineer by day, artist after hours

Color, texture and playfulness are the earmarks of Melissa of Made by Melissa on Etsy. Melissa, who is an engineer by day, but an artist after hours, is October’s Featured EtsyBlogger. She is a multi-talented needleworker who can’t resist playing with her crochet hook to create such creatures as Gary the Green Garden Snake, Penny …

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It’s all for the birds

When it comes to birds and whimsy, Arizona artist Vanessa of Designs by Vanessa always has something to tweet about. “I love anything/everything crafty and handmade!,” she writes on the social network, Twitter. “My current obsessions are jewelry and paper goods.” As a fellow bird enthusiast, I enjoyed visiting her shop, where I browsed through …

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