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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Featured Artist: Melanie Hall

Interview with Melanie Hall by Kristy of LifenReflection

What inspires you?
I love working with metals such as soldering, I love roses and of course cottage style, so making soldered jewelry is a something I love.

How did you become a artist?
I've made things as long as I can remember, working with my hands was something I always enjoyed, my father was also very creative.

Where is your craft space?
I have a room I use only for my crafts, sewing, soldering, painting and crafts books.
Sometimes I can spend up to 3 hours working on one project, taking a break and coming back to it later.

What do like to munch on while crafting?
I like to munch on semi-sweet chocolate chips and Boston baked beans. And I like Iced Tea.

What are your favorite tools?
Tools I like are; soldering tools, pliers and wire cutters, Dremel tool, along with scissors and paper cutter, Materials are; paper

  •  Check out Melanie's Designs in her Etsy Shop  http://www.melahall.etsy.com
  •  Stop by to Congratulate Melody on her Blog   http://artfulinterludes.blogspot.com
  • Monday, May 17, 2010

    Get ready, Get set........

    It's time for the Vintage Alphabet  Party !!.

     The letters are G and H.
    HHUUUMMMMM..........let's see your vintage girdles/corsets....vintage glasses.........
    vintage glassware.......vintage gilded mirrors and picture frames.
    Your vintage hatpins...........heirlooms.........handbags..........horseshoes.........and hankies.
    I'm sure you have many more great ideas. We can't wait to see them!

    Once again, with the help of  Linky, visitors to the blog will be directed to participating sites.

    The Linky is easy to use. After you have "published" your Vintage Alphabet post on your blog, stop by Etsy Cottage Style and put your name and the permalink to your post into the Mr. Linky's sign up box.

    What is a permalink? A permalink is the direct link to your post, as opposed to your general blog address. When someone visits Etsy Cottage Style during the week and clicks on your link, they will be taken directly to your Vintage Alphabet post instead of having to search through your most recent posts to find it.
    There are two ways to get your permalink. One way is to click on the title of your Vintage Alphabet post, then right click on the URL address showing in the address field at the top and select Copy. Then paste this link into Linky which will be available here. Click on "Enter" and you are all done! You will see your permalink posted. :-) Or, another way to add your link for  Linky is to right click on the title of your Vintage Alphabet post, select "copy shortcut" and then paste this link into the URL box on the Linky sign-up.
    Please remember this is  a  blog get-together to share vintage finds, collections, or how you utilize vintage items in your designs.  Selling sites will be removed.  Selling sites are welcome every first  Monday of the month at Market Mondays.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010

    2nd Market Monday





    Welcome the second Market Monday at the Etsy Cottage Style Blog! This is a forum where participants come to introduce themselves through thier online selling sights. If you have an Etsy. Ebay, selling blog, or traditional website, you're invited to join in...the more the merrier!

    This is a virtual flea market.......... vintage and new jewelry, kitchy and dime store finds, prims, vintage textile designs, hand-painted home accents, dolls, supplies, paper creations, fabrics, antiques, smalls......and it runs through the whole week!
    Once again, with the help of Mr. Linky, visitors to the blog will be directed to participating sites.
    The Mr Linky is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the page.