Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Cayenne Peppy

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Not a Potato

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

TeamMN is now Twittering!

TeamMN is now on Twitter.
Follow all the newest creations our team has to offer; up to the hour of them being listed on Etsy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Penguin & Fish

Penguin and Fish
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Liebling Designs

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Penguin & Fish

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Liebling Designs

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Artistic Edition

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Eye Candy Creative

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Liebling Designs & Just Another Day

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Creative Spaces! - Featuring Painting Fun

Name: Willow S. Hoaglund
Shop Name:
Painting Fun
Willow's Blog: Painting Fun



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Description of work space:

I love to paint! So, usually I am painting on every surface available... tables, floors, and even walls (with newspaper and lots of painters tape!) I have a creative space in every room of our little home :). And, I'm usually competing for space with my 4 year old daughter... so it gets pretty messy around here! My favorite feature is my dining room table... it's the biggest, tallest, cleanest space to spread out the works! And I can usually get away with leaving a mess there for a few days before I can't stand it anymore. Cleaning up is saved for last, but is my favorite part... right below making new messes in freshly cleaned surfaces! Fun! Oh, so fun!

My must have is good light! I love painting outside when the weather is good. And, I really love painting in the Arizona sun as much as possible ;) Love that! The colors are SO vivid!



If you could change one thing in your creative space, besides the size, what would it be?

If I could change one thing about my space it would be to add more light, bigger surfaces, and better storage. I love to day-dream through catalogs to get storage ideas…



Please describe your dream creative space.

Eventually I will move the whole operation to the upstairs bedroom… it's a bright, white, airy environment that breeds creativity. Right now the carpet is not fun to work on, so this room is our bedroom. All I would need to do is rip out the carpet, lay down some pine, knock some dormers and skylights in and the dream space would be ready for me!


Describe any tips you are dying to share:

If you have kids make your materials as safe as you can. I tossed all my paint that contained lead and other highly toxic minerals. Yep, read your labels!


Organizing Tip: Sort by color/material/texture…


Describe what inspirational items you keep in your creative space:

Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined" Thoreau


Books: All creative books and magazines…especially detailed research articles in Living and also artist studio snaps from Home Companion.



Describe your creative process in your creative space:

My process is all about the inspiration! Then I think of ways to use it... I draw/think of colors, paint, cut, & assemble.



Do you start in one location and move to another? I move a lot…see all my surfaces, they are always full… I like to work in circles...



Do you do all your crafts in one spot? My supplies are usually all over…right now they are MOSTLY in the basement… but I always come up for fresh air to paint big batches.



Is there anything else you would like to share?

I am a packrat, I save everything and anything that inspires me. It helps to keep everything really organized and know what you have. I try to keep a clean and clutter free work space too, so when the whim strikes I can whip up something fun!



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Western Art Glass

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Artistic Edition

Artistic Edition
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Penguin and Fish

Penguin and Fish
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Liebling Designs & Infrared Studio

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Infrared Studio

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Help me celebrate fuzfrenzy's third Etsy anniversary with a free squid! Head on over to my blog and leave a comment with an email address for me to contact you to get you your free squid. You only have until the end of September to request your free squid and I'll have to limit it to one per person. I'll be making them custom so have your color choices ready!Let the squidding begin!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Kelly Newcomer

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Storque Delivers on Trends: Diana, Goddess of the Forest

One of the regular feature columns in The Storque is "Trends". This time they are focusing on Diana, Goddess of the Forest.

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TeamMN is pleased to note that the Goddess Nouveau by our own, Heidi, of Water Nymph, was one of the main highlighted pieces!

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What a beautiful brass cuff, Heidi! Check out her shop to see more period inspired pieces...


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Storque Delivers on "Open Studio Tour" Featuring BabyBelle

One of the regular feature columns in The Storque is "Open Studio Tour".

TeamMN is pleased to note that the BabyBelle was featured in their latest "Open Studio Tour"!


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Etsy Front Page - Featuring Western Art Glass

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Kibbles 'N Knits & Lil Fish Studios

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Infrared Studio

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Western Art Glass

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Cussin' Crafter & Fantastic Toys

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Kelly Newcomer

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring ELBfoto

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Getting Crafty This Summer!

by Sarah from Creative Sundries

Summer in Minnesota is a glorious thing. Green everywhere; gorgeous weather (sunny with evening thunderstorms is my favorite!) and "lightning bugs" are a few of my personal favorite things about summer in Minnesota. Another is inspiration to create! I talked with a few TeamMNers to find out what they're up to this summer, craft-wise!


XO Handworks

Tam Helmin of XO Handworks says that she'll be exploring metalworking techniques, "including etching, texturing, shaping and patinas -- especially during a weekend creative retreat at a friend's home outside of Duluth."

She also plans for organize her home business spaces: "As my business has grown, it's gradually taken over many areas throughout the house. It's time to step back, look at what space I need and get it organized. The first step was a new shelving unit in the garage to hold extra shipping supplies (and getting rid of the unused exercise equipment that had been abandoned in that space). This easy project made such a big difference, I'm energized to keep going :)." Tam says that she will also be building up her inventory! She explains, "All the items left from the spring shows have been or will be listed on Etsy this summer -- this fall's shows will have all new products!"


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Kelly Newcomer

Kelly Newcomer's creations will be venturing out into Uptown on their own! She says, "I plan to hang some new paintings at the Dunn Brothers Coffee shop down the street from my house (Lake Street and Bryant Ave. in Mpls) this August. Also, I plan to start a regular routine where I make time at least once a week to do watercolor and drawing. Right now, I'm lucky if I get to it once a month!" Her little one keeps her busy, and is a budding artist himself! Kelly says, "Maybe I can find a way where I do painting and my son does painting at the same time!"


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Kellybot & PequenoPequeno

Kelly Barto of Kellybot and PequenoPequeno says, "My crafting plans for this summer include taking a painting class. I'm not very good, but I'm learning a lot about mixing colors, composition and painting techniques. I hope that this will help bring a more artistic flair to my crafts."


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You Go Girl Soap

You Go Girl Soaps' Stacie Branson has had a huge sale this summer. She explains, "I am getting rid of a lot of products that I have made so that I can refocus on my main fragrance lines. I love to create new bath treats and put them on Etsy, it's so fun. However, I am realizing that I need to stick with what I am good at and what sells well. Look for my new bath and beauty products to debut in the Fall."


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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Handsome Leather

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Knibbles 'N Knits

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Cussin' Crafter

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Milton and Margies & Glorious Hats

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Captured Time Books, MEPottery, & ELBfoto

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MEPottery

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Storque Delivers on Gardeners

One of the regular feature columns in The Storque is "Etsy Finds". This time they are focusing on Gardeners.

TeamMN is pleased to note that the Wine Bottle Ginkgo Leaf by our own, Brian, of WesternArtGlass, was one of the main highlighted pieces!

(Wine Bottle Ginkgo Leaf by WesternArtGlass)

Leaves made out of old beer bottles, who'da thunk it? Brian recycles many different types of glass into unique one of a kind pieces. Just check out his shop to see more...


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Friday, June 13, 2008

Etsy Front Page - Featuring Just Another Day & Andrea Stamps

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