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Feature Friday Donation #51: Three tins of fabric-covered pushpins by EverandBliss

September 9th, 2011

We have yet another T.E.S.T. member donation this week … yay team! Today, our Feature Friday artist is Marissa from EverandBliss who has kindly donated three tins of her cool and colourful fabric-covered pushpins (I love the patterns she uses):

Pushpin donation by EverandBliss

Ever & Bliss was founded from a love of fabric and a desire to add colour to blah days.

Marissa, the girl behind the logo, is a crafter, wine drinker, theatre lover and fabric enthusiast. Owned by two cats and adored by a loving husband, her great passion is bringing a smile to a face, whether her own, her friends, her neighbour or to a complete stranger.

Often found at local craft sales, Ever & Bliss also operates EverandBliss.Etsy.com and does custom wedding accents including seating charts and pushpin/magnet accents. Join her on Facebook for new items, contests and sales at Facebook.com/Ever.and.Bliss.

Marissa, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet up and make this donation … it’s very much appreciated (and I’m glad to hear you made it to your pilates class)!

Yay, weekend!!

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Feature Friday Donation 50. Detailed flower cabochon ring from Meg of FrameBoutique

September 2nd, 2011
** Update: Meghan’s ring has been purchased and is no longer available.
You can see other classy works by Meg in her FrameBoutique etsy shop. THANKS! **

We are more than happy to introduce our Feature Friday artist this week, Meghan of FrameBoutique, another fellow T.E.S.T. member and artisan who got in touch with us because she wanted to support The D.A.D. Project. Meg has generously donated one of her beautiful wine red Zinnia blossom rings set against a black lace filigree base:

Ring donation by FrameBoutique

Meghan Somerville is a Toronto-based jewelry designer who strives to create exquisite and elegantly handcrafted, eco-friendly and oftentimes, upcycled items. Her jewelry embraces femininity through floral designs, colourful cabochon flowers and lace filigree while it also reclaims the masculine through whimsical moustache and upcycled tie necklaces.

After completing her master’s in English and marrying her best friend and partner of ten years, Sean, Meghan chose to try and tackle this new field, jewelry design. Since she was young, she had always felt a need to create whether it be working with acrylics on canvas, upcycling battered and worn books or crafting diverse types of jewelry. But Meghan’s craft doesn’t stop at jewelry; she is also an avid painter, a photographer and a writer.

To see more of Meghan’s work, please visit: frameboutique.etsy.com or frameboutique.blogspot.com/.

Many thanks again Meg – we really appreciate you reaching out to us to make your donation.


And another thanks to minouette, captain of the etsy T.E.S.T. group who made a donation in August, for featuring The D.A.D. Project in the group’s interview series yesterday — you can read the interview here on the T.E.S.T. blog. It’s been really amazing being part of this group with all the support, encouragement and donations we’ve received from fellow members — don’t think we can say thank you enough to everyone!


Hope everyone has a super first weekend of September!

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Feature Friday #49: Tan Dog Cupcake Earrings by Twine Birds

August 19th, 2011

Back in June, we featured a pair of blue cupcake with purple flower earrings which were generously donated by Connie of Twine Birds. We’ve been lucky enough to receive a second donation from this fellow T.E.S.T. member which we showcase today: a pair of tan dog cupcake earrings carefully hand-crafted in polymer clay:

Dog cupcake earrings donation by Twine Birds

Since Twine Birds’ last feature, she has participated in three art-related events in Toronto: Parkdale Bazaar, Paint-A-Thon and Big on Bloor.  Aside from these events and her Etsy shop, Twine Birds’ products will be now sold at Atomic Cupcakes, in Waterdown, Ontario starting mid-August as well as in an online curated shop called ‘With Heart!’.

Connie plans on continuing Twine Birds after the summer months while she is back in school studying Urban Planning. Her future hopes for Twine Birds is to continue to branch outside of events and her online Etsy shop into local cupcake shops and bakeries.

If you would like to learn more about Twine Birds, please check out the following links:

- at her website (www.twinebirds.com);
- at her etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwineBirds);
- on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TwineBirds);
- on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/TwineBirds)

Thanks again for all your support and double generosity Connie. And congrats on all your new ventures — very exciting!

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