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The Eat Local EtsyRAIN Mini-trunk show.. December 21, 2008

Filed under: art,craft,craft shows,crafts,creative,etsy,etsyrain,selling — imakecutestuff @ 2:44 am
We had a great display...

We had a great display...

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...don't you think?

A handful of EtsyRAIN artists took a chance and participated a very VERY last-minute show at Eat Local in Queen Anne. The show featured:

We had a great time getting to know each other a little better…it was just too bad the weather was so horrible that few customers made it into the store :(

Some of us sold some stuff…some of us sold none. Ah well. That’s the way the snow falls ;) You can be sure we’ll do more EtsyRAIN collaborations at Eat Local in 2009!


Dude. Look What I Just Bought…! February 6, 2008

Filed under: art,craft,crafts,creative,design,etsy,handmade — imakecutestuff @ 1:30 pm
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Yeah. I said it. “Dude…” That, along with my “valley girl” accent are stubborn leftovers from my “other” life in that far-away land of Los Angeles. Yuuuuuup. But I won’t get into that right now.

But I will tell you about the amazing, astounding, fantastical, beautiful most gamer-licious thing I just purchased today from Flamestitch on Etsy. Well, first I’ll show you:

Health Purse by

BTW, I found this via a post on (check out her profile — she is awesome!)

I know….RIGHT?? Awesome. I am giddy with excitement over this!!

Okay. For those of you who don’t know why I would be so excited over a big red crossed bag, here’s a bit of back story:

I love playing video games. I do. I tend to go through phases where I don’t sleep, don’t eat and generally don’t get any work done while I’m playing a game. I did it with the Final Fantasy series (heart!), the Halo series (love!) and most recently, BioShock (rosie rocks!) and Mass Effect (commander shepard rules). OMG. How I love RPGs and FPSs (to be clear, I prefer to shoot at aliens and not actual people, but I do what I have to do to survive…hehe).

In many of these games, you run around shooting and getting shot at all day long. Unlike real life, you oftentimes have the luck of running across these cool little “health packs” that will restore a small (or large) amount of “health” to your character. My characters are usually on their last breath before I can run over one of these babies and bring them back to life. Oh! The Drama! The Intrigue! The Humanity!!!

Now I’ll have my very own health pack with me at all times — ready for anything! Heck ya.

So, there. A little insight on life as Me. Pretty cush, huh? LOL!

Care to share a secret of your own?


Fun with clay = Cuteness…Oh My! November 15, 2007

Filed under: art,craft,crafts,creative,design,etsy,etsyrain,hobby — imakecutestuff @ 1:04 pm
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EtsyRain has a holiday party coming up in December and part of the festivities will be an ornament exchange. We discussed this on the EtsyRain message board and Kimberly (that clever, clever girl!) said something about “envisioning a tiny Norm trapped in a bubble”. LOL! All I could think of was a mini Norm made of polymer clay stuck in an ornament! So — I invited Heidi (aka: Norm) to my place to play with clay for the day!

We had lots of fun and Norm turned out super-cute! I don’t have pics of the mini-Norms (yet) but I do have pics of my own Cactus Guys — and OMG they are CUte! (if I do say so myself…hahaha). Here’s a pic with one of my Cactus Pincushions and the two mini-Cactus Guy ornaments I made out of polymer clay…check out the sewing machine bobbin for scale:

mini cacti with cactus pincushion

How cute are they?? I can’t wait to make more of them!! :D


Etsy Treasuries are back in action! September 27, 2007

Filed under: art,blogging,etsy,selling — imakecutestuff @ 9:50 pm
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Oh…I’m not too much of a treasury junkie — until they made it so I *couldn’t* get one! Then, for some reason I REALLY wanted one! Isn’t it always the way? What you can’t have you want the most?? Well, I wanted it…and I Got One!!! Yay! Check it out:092709 Bird is the Word treasury

Here’s the direct link:
That link will only be good until September 30, 2007 — that’s when my treasury will expire and gone forever. Yet, we’ll still have the memories :)


I Heart EtsyRain! September 8, 2007

Filed under: art,craft,creative,etsy,etsyrain — imakecutestuff @ 3:38 am

EtsyRain (Etsy Seattle Street Team) had an event last night to go to “First Thursday” in Pioneer Square — about 9 of us showed up to meet on UglyBaby‘s rooftop (Thanks Rosalie!), had some yummy wine and then we were off to see KimberlyatStir‘s and UglyBaby’s shared studio in Pioneer Square. Wow! What a space it was! Kimberlyat Stir’s photography was amazing as always and UglyBaby’s shower art was hilarious and wonderful at the same time! Such creativity should be celebrated always!

Speaking of creativity…here’s a very “creative” photo taken by Glitzconcepts (organizer for EtsyRain) :

Hole in the Trees… “Hole in the Trees”

You should have seen how many people we had stopping in their tracks to see what the heck she was taking a picture of! Classic hilarity!  That was fun…