Archive | December, 2011

Feature Shop – Letters by Landmark

29 Dec

Feature Shop – Letters by Landmark

Jamie and Stacy are high school friends that began Letters by Landmark, LLC the summer of 2008. They photograph actual letters from local landmarks to create names or words, which are framed and matted as a keepsake.

What is your favorite craft to make and why?

Our favorite orders are the custom ones that truly mean something to the customer. It creates such a unique and personal item that is a great conversation piece.

Who got you involved in crafts?

It’s always been a hobby of ours. We just decided to make a business out of it!

Do you have an Etsy shop? If so, what is the name?

Yes – lettersbylandmark

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Continuing to grow our business but maybe have some helpers.

How long have you been at I AM WHAT I AM?

Since it opened April 2011

What advise would you give to other crafters?

Listen and respect feedback but continue to do you what you know and enjoy.


December – January Giveaway

24 Dec

I decided to do another giveaway because of the amazing response to my first giveaway. This giveaway starts from today and goes through January 7th! 

Since in the last giveaway I decided to give a tote…for this giveaway I decided to giveaway an apron from my shop

My Description of this Amazing Apron!!

This purple and blue floral apron makes a great spring apron. This lined apron is made of cotton fabrics, colorful trim, and white ribbon

The neck loop is 20″ long and is made to just slip over your head and each of the strap ties along the sides are 25″ long. The body of the apron measures 26″ tall and 27″ wide at the pockets and 9.5″ at the neck. At the bottom of the apron there are three pockets that are 8″ deep, which is great for holding cooking utensils, scissors and much more.

To enter all you need to do is to “like” my page of Facebook and enter! It is really simple and easy!

Feature Shop – Beach Sea Crafts

23 Dec

Feature Shop  – Beach Sea Crafts

Hey, my name is Marilyn and I have been crafting for over 30 yrs. Since I can remember, my mother taught us all (5 siblings) to hand make just about everything. I am from a small town in SC and love to collect fossils and use my hands.  No matter what challenge was or is put to me…I love to find the answer. I love being organized and my favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I also love Disney. Cartoons are my favorite to draw.

What is your favorite craft to make and why?

I love to make shark tooth jewelry from the fossils I find and paint seashells. I draw quite often also.

Who got you involved in crafts?

My mother and her creative talents. Thanks Mom!

Do you have an Etsy shop? If so, what is the name?

Yes, my shop is called Beach Sea Crafts. For the love of the beach and the art I create from it.  Mother Nature provides me with surprises and fun items to paint, use in projects and make jewelry.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Here on Etsy with a bigger shop. I hope to expand in a few years once retired to include a wider range of beach crafts. However, I will always make my shark tooth jewelry and create art with shells.

What advise would you give to other crafters?

Never give up, there is always a way. Artists and crafters are their own worse critics. I feel trial and error is a learning curve we all must go through. Even the smallest idea can be so special and unique. Keep the faith and try harder!

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