Friday, March 28, 2008

Today's Featured Seller - Love Peace and Dye!

I used to do this all the time in my Banner Queen shop. But when things took a nosedive for me for a while, I stopped doing that along with many other things. But it was something I truly enjoyed doing. So, now that things have settled down somewhat, at least for now, I want to start it up again.

So, I went to the forums to ask who would like to be featured today. I had 5 pages of wonderful, amazing shops to choose from! It was tough, but I was able to finally come up with one.

Love Peace and Dye!!

I absolutely adore this shop! The photos are spectacular and the items are, well, amazing! I fell in love with this one right off the top

Recycled and Reconstructed Pink Striped Sweater Skirt and Leg Warmers

Just look at that photography! Isn't it fabulous?

Anywho, that's enough rambling from me. Lets get straight to the interview.

Who are you and where are you from?

TiffyPop AKA tiffany Morgan from south central pennsylvania (outside of gettysburg)

What inspires you?

I am inspired by alot, but mostly, lately, i have been inspired by other peoples trash. From Dumpster scores to left over broken camping equipment, i am just inspired to find ways to keep these items from our landfills. We live in such a disposable society that i feel it is my moral obligation as a crafty person to do my part, to make great items without supporting child labor, sweatshops, or whatever else i am morally opposed to. All to often crafters are using products that are new, not made in the US, and not environmentally sensitive, but they dont think of it, cus they just go to the craft store and fabric store and get what they need. So i try to find an alternative, like the recycled camping chairs, or stained vintage clothing that you can cut apart and reconstruct into something great and amazing !!

What is your favourite item in your shop and why?

So i have two faves.

MichFest Wear

The Michigan Womens Fest is a great place with a great spirit, and this skirt is just to dye for :) with the sweet tiedye, the stenciling, and the ruffle, who wouldnt want this hot skirt ???

Hemp Necklace

The geode or crystal pendant on this is just sooo beautiful!!! :) and my love Corey hemped it up on some sweet smooth hemp, so i just love it !

If the world could only know one thing about you, what would that be?

I would have to say that would like the world to know the amount of conviction i have for the things that i am passionate about, like keeping this world healthy for all our children and ensuring that all of them, including the independent thinkers, have a place in the world.

Now just a few fun questions

If you were colour, what colour would you be?

PURPLE eggplant purple

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Eggs and toast, i love my eggs and cheese so i just cannot be vegan (yet)

What is the strangest pet you've ever owned?

Well, my Princess Yoni the cat is quite the strange one, but more than that i love my mice, who have babies that i feed to my snake (albino cornsnake - My Lady AmOuthea) but the mama mice like Honi are my pets and i love and spoil them

So, now that you're as much in love with Love Peace and Dye's shop, be sure to click on her banner to visit. Take your time and look around, there is some fabulous stuff in there!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see who the featured seller is.

Have a Gumbly day!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Meet The Gumbles!!

Deep in the forest lies the land of the Gumbles. A very timid, very secretive species, they are incredibly difficult to find. But now you can own your very own!

You have to be very quiet though. Gumbles scare easily and will run to hide in your plants. But if you're patient, your Gumble will come out to play with you.

They are intensely loyal, so once you earn your Gumble's trust, you will have a friend for life! They are very social creatures, so having more than one is always a good idea.

I am currently very proud to say I have earned the trust of two Gumbles who have agreed to move on to a new home. First meet Howard The Gumble

Isn't he just the sweetest thing? As you can see he was a little bit spooked when I took this photo of him. But I managed to coax him out.

Here he is, out and ready to face the world!

You can read more about Howard the Gumble in my Etsy Shop.

Come back tomorrow to meet Greta the Gumble, Howards and my friend.