Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Member Spotlight:Just Tutu Cute


Hello! Meet Amanda from Just Tutu Cute...whose products really are too cute!

Name: Amanda Miller
Age: 30 - wow! I'm getting old!!
Shop: Just Tutu Cute

What kind of things do you make? girly things....tutu's, tutu dresses, fairy wings, fairy crowns, princess tiara's, wands- both garden fairy wands, and princess fairy wands


How long have you been doing your craft? I just passed my 6 month mark on Oct. 13, 2008
When did you start selling & what inspired you to start selling? I started selling April 13, 2008. My daughter inspired me to begin making girly things. I started making her hair bows and headbands. I made a tutu to go with a ballerina book for a girlfriend of mine. People suggested I start to make the bows and tutus to sell. I learned about Etsy and set up shop. It took me a couple of months, but I found my niche. I no longer do bows or headbands, but instead focus entirely on tutu's and wands and wings.


Is this your full time job? Noooo. My full time job is being a mommy to three beautiful babies. I have a three year old son, a two year old son, and my daughter just turned 1. This is my escape from mommy-hood. Crafting and creating takes my mind off of the kids and chores, and cooking....I create during their nap time every day.

What are your hobbies? I love to read!!! And I like to bake, and watch NASCAR with my hubby. *wink*

What is your favorite color? PURPLE!!!!!!
What is your favorite color combination? PURPLE and green.
Which colors do you use most in your work? pink and PURPLE.


What is your number 1 tip for success? A passion for what you are doing. Prayer. And a good business sense. (Which I don't have, but my husband does) I guess that is three things...but it is what has worked for me these last couple of months. I still feel pretty new at this stuff, and certainly don't feel like a super huge success.

What do you think is the most fun way to promote? Through friends- word of mouth.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CIC Team Treasuries!



  • Here are the latest CIC Team Treasuries!
  • Listed as they are reported & updated throughout the day!
  • Please take a look at these fantastic treasuries & comment on them.
  • Then be sure to blog about them, Twitter about them, StumbleUpon them or whatever it is you can do to promote them!

I See CIC!

Did I cheat with the "I See CIC" image this week? It was almost TOO easy.

Found on Flickr

So many wonderful items to choose from depicting this color palette...


Necklace from isewcute


Blue Flower vintage fabric chicken doorstop from Swirlyarts

Sewn Pendant Necklace from AlwaysAmy


Cute Butterfly Barrette from Weirdbuglady


Monday, November 24, 2008

What is your color IQ?

As you probably noticed yesterday, I posted the Multicolored Monday post a day too early! Are Sundays so stressful they feel like Mondays? Nah, it's not quite that bad. I just forgot to schedule to post for Monday and hit "publish post" right away.

Because we don't want a No Post Monday, I have something else for you. I found this on Swe Daisy Spaces: The "What is your color IQ?" test! You have to arrange the colors in the right hue order.

It was actually quite tricky! If you are going to try, I suggest making your screen as bright as possible, and looking at it from different angles. It might make your eyes go a bit funny!


As you can see, I scored 4%! The scores go from 0% (best) to 100% (worst), so I didn't do too bad at all!

You can take the test here. Don't forget to reply with your results!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Member Spotlight: Baby Loves Pink


This week the spotlight shines on Baby Loves pink!

Name: Connie
Age: 22 (23 soon!)
Shop: Baby Loves Pink

What kind of things do you make?
- cute, fun, colorful things with polymer clay, felt, and beads


How long have you been doing your craft?
- hm...as long as I can remember. But really focused on it recently since I got out of school.

When did you start selling & what inspired you to start selling?
- I started this summer. I really wanted to share the things I make, this is one of the things I really enjoyed when I was taking art classes.

Is this your full time job?
- right now, yes. People are supposed to look for work after they graduate, but I really spent all my time on creating new things.

What are your hobbies?
- Crafting-wise, I really enjoy working with clay, polymer or ceramics. I sew, but my sewing machine is broken and I really need to fix it soon. I also enjoy painting, drawing, and taking photos.
- Outside my crafting life, I enjoy playing badminton, snowboarding, diving, and watching movies!



What is your favorite color?
- PINK, of course :)

What is your favorite color combination?
- Things on the reddish tone, hmm..pink, purple, orange, yellow..or pink, blue, green, yellow.
Something warm and happy.

Which colors do you use most in your work?
- Pink, baby blue


What is your number 1 tip for success?
- Believe in yourself. Encourage the people around you and they will do the same.

What do you think is the most fun way to promote?
- Talking on twitter!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Crafting in Color Members on Sweet Figments

Sweet Figments Gift Guide

Look what I just spotted on the Sweet Figments blog? The "Gifts For People Who Love Color Guide"! It's filled with colorful goodies from our fellow team members. A big thank you to Connie from The Tiny Fig (who happens to be one of our members too!) for putting us all in the spotlight like this!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Member Spotlight: Pippin Designs


Name: Pippin Designs (Or Rachel, in the real world!)
Age: 24
Shop: Pippin Designs

What kind of things do you make? I make lots of lovely felt fancy, including brooches, jewelry, textile art and home decor. I love working with felt, its so satisfying to produce something so instantly colourful!

How long have you been doing your craft? All my life! My mum and my grandma have always knitted and sewn, and its in my blood. My mum even owned a knitting shop when I was born, and I spent the first two years of my life with yarn as my toys! But I've been on etsy with this shop since March. My other shop http://curiositykilled.etsy.com has been running just over a year.



When did you start selling & what inspired you to start selling? I started selling my work about two years ago, because I got fed up of boring products in shops, follow-my-leader styling, and drab colours. Pippin was my attempt to add a bit of my own crazy personality into the world!

Is this your full time job? I'm currently training to be a textiles and food technology teacher also- both are more than full-time jobs!

What are your hobbies? I love music, spend every waking moment listening to it, and love going to gigs. I'm also a bit of a party girl, and the weekend isn't the weekend without a few too many drinks, and a bit of a boogie down the discoteque. (hehe).


What is your favorite color? Anything bright and cheerful, but probably jade green, cerise, or purple.
What is your favorite color combination? Pink and lime green!
Which colors do you use most in your work? I seem to use a lot of red, which surprises me, and a lot of green.


What is your number 1 tip for succes? Make as much as possible, chat to anyone who'll listen about what you do, and always provide amazing customer service.

What do you think is the most fun way to promote? Etsy chat! There's always someone up for a natter on there. And to promote other people, I just love making treasuries.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CIC Team Treasuries!







  • Here are the latest CIC Team Treasuries!
  • Listed as they are reported & updated throughout the day!
  • Please take a look at these fantastic treasuries & comment on them.
  • Then be sure to blog about them, Twitter about them, StumbleUpon them or whatever it is you can do to promote them!

Tutorial Tuesday: How To Make A Gift Box

A tutorial by Tip Top Toppers.

The holidays are coming up, so this gift box tutorial by Tip Top Toppers will come in handy during the next few months I think!

Here's what you will need:



And with the help of the tutorial, this will be your final result:



To find out the steps in between, visit the full step by step tutorial at Tip Top Toppers!
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