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Feature Friday #45: Soft & warm hand-knit scarf by Dylana Designs

June 24th, 2011

Today’s Feature Friday donation comes from the very dynamic Dylana, another member of the etsy group, T.E.S.T. Being a cancer survivor herself, Dylana was pretty quick to respond to my request for donations for The D.A.D. Project; her donation comes in the form of a beautifully hand-knit scarf:

Scarf donation by Dylana Designs

Born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised in Central America, Dylana taught herself how to knit when she returned to Canada in 1984 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves the challenge of creating her own designs and making all of her own patterns. Aside from knitting and crocheting, she also delves into other crafts such as crocheting, cross-stitching, macramé, painting (stencilling) and jewellery making, and shares her passion for knitting and crocheting by teaching others whenever she gets the chance. Check out other cool creations by Dylana:

- in her Etsy stores: Dylana Designs (www.etsy.com/shop/dylanadesigns) and The Joy of Knitting (www.etsy.com/shop/thejoyofknitting)
- at her website: http://www.thejoyofknitting.com/
- on her blog: http://ladydylanabelize.blogspot.com

On certain items that she sells, Dylana donates 50% of the proceeds to the Princess Margaret Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society in Toronto to help in the fight against cancer (way to go girl!).

In 2011, Dylana will be designing and making her own style of dresses with the help of her daughter … she plans to take a few courses in fashion design to help with this new venture. Best of luck with this – I’m sure you will fly!

Dylana: thank you for your generosity! You have a great spirit and I look forward to grabbing a coffee with you soon.

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Feature Friday #42: Swarovski pearl drop earrings by bumblebeadsdesigns

May 27th, 2011

A little while ago, The D.A.D. Project joined T.E.S.T. Toronto Etsy Street Team, a street team for Etsy sellers in and around Toronto. They are a cool community of crafters and artisans in the Toronto area who offer support and share information and their experiences with each other.

I met fellow member Tracy M. of bumbebeadsdesigns when she kindly replied to a shout-out I posted to the group, asking if anyone was interested in making a donation of their wares to The D.A.D. Project. I’m happy to say that she is behind this week’s Feature Friday donation: a stunning pair of creamrose Swarovski pearl drop earrings that would look amazing dressed up or down.

Creamrose Swarovski Pearl Drop Earrings by bumblebeadsdesigns

As an elementary school teacher, Tracy uses the little free time that she gets (mostly during the March and Summer breaks) to work on her handmade jewellery business. About 7 years ago, she first started making simple earrings. Last year, when a friend asked Tracy to make her bridal jewellery, Tracy discovered her love for working with pearls while researching how to make pearl necklaces. She now focuses on using pearls as the primary material for all her jewellery.

As Tracy prepares for her own upcoming wedding in August (and making her own bridal jewellery, of course!!!), she tries to fit beading into her ever-so-busy schedule. Check out more of Tracy’s beautiful work…

…in her shop: www.bumblebeadsdesigns.etsy.com
…on facebook: www.facebook.com/bumblebeadsdesigns
…or on her blog: www.bumblebeadsdesigns.blogspot.com

Tracy, thank you so much for reaching out and making such a lovely contribution to our Project … I’m sure you will look amazing on your wedding day decked out in your own designs!

And more etsy love to report: big thanks to both swirlingthoughts, who included our Massage in a bottle in her Summertime blues treasury, and to inspiredbymckenna, for including our I can fly in her Come fly with me treasury:

Summertime blues etsy treasury by swirlingthoughts

Come fly with me etsy treasury by inspiredbymckenna

What a pretty sweet way to start the weekend!

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