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!

Totes, Purses, Beach Bags…Oh My!

24 Nov

Need a tote or purse but not sure on a style or design? Handmade totes from my shopare definitely

Blue and White Lattice Tote

the totes for you! Perfect bags that could be used as purses, totes, school bags,beach bags, church bags and much, much more. 

All of my totes range come in sizes starting out with small totes that measure 12 inches by 12 inches or large totes that measure 16 inches by 16 inches.

Depending of the use of your tote you can decide with size would work best for you!

Some of my totes even have two pockets in the front of the bag. This pockets are perfect are holding:

A Cell Phone
Sun-Tan Lotion

Looking for a gift as for a housewarming present, Christmas present, or Birthday present? These totes will be perfect for that special someone in your life.

*Just for my followers!! Use coupon code BLOG20 and receive 20% off your online purchase! This on your entire purchase from my etsy shop lovelylovedesigns!

Fabric Wallets

14 Nov

What is a fabric wallet? Well it is a wallet made out of fabric!

Pink and White Swirl Fabric Wallet

I have tons of colors and designs of fabric wallets found in my shop! Some of the designs include diamonds, swirls, polka dots, flip flops, hearts, and even toiles. Just like my aprons, all of the fabric wallets found in my etsy shop are made with decor fabrics that are nice and sturdy therefore, will last.

What is a fabric wallet used for? There are many uses for a fabric wallet. Some of these uses include: coupon holder, kid’s supplies such as for holding crayons or beads, craft supply holder, and holding money and credit cards. 

Blue And White Fabric Wallet

Makes a perfect gift for a family member or friend! All of the wallets in my shop come in different shapes and sizes depending on what you are going to use it for. All of the wallets are lined too! Each wallet has a velcro colsure which makes these fabric wallets easy to open and close. Looking for a particular color or design? Send me an email and I will see what I can do!

Also do not forget to enter to win my giveaway on Facebook! There are only a couple of days left!



Unique Aprons

10 Nov

Looking for a Christmas Gift or Housewarming Gift? Check out the aprons in my shop! All of the aprons in my shop  are made with unique fabrics that would not usually be made into an apron. I generally use a little bit heavier fabric because they last longer that light weight cotton blend fabrics. 

Green and Cream Lattice Apron

All of my aprons are lined which makes them extra sturdy. The lining on the apron is a solid colored fabric that coordinates with patterned fabric on the front of the apron. All of the aprons have three pockets that are at the bottom of the apron. Generally these pockets are about 8 inches deep. The large pockets are great for holding cooking utensils. Another use of these aprons are in the craft room with you are creating. The pockets can be used to hold scissors, thread, and much much more. 

Multicolored Flip Flop Apron

Most of the patterns that I use on the aprons are a little but more modern and contemporary. Each apron is very unique because they are all handmade. This means that each apron is one of a kind. 

Each apron has a strap on the top, which are made to easy slip over your head. There are also straps on the sides of the apron that generally measure 30 inches long and easily tie in the back.  The body of the apron measures 25.5 inches tall and 27 inches wide at the pockets and 10 inches at the neck. All of the aprons also have a strip of trim above to pockets just for a little added pizzazz.

*Just for my followers!! Use coupon code BLOG20 and receive 20% off your online purchase! This on your entire purchase from my etsy shop lovelylovedesigns!

Feature Shop – lovelylovepattern.etsy.com

8 Nov

When promoting handmade items, Etsy is a great place to start. So I want to take shops that have helped me in the past and new shops that are trying to get their names out there by having Featured Shops on my blog. For my First Feature Shop I was to give a shout-out to my brother’s shop


He started this shop back in May for basically a summer job. In his shop lovelylovepatterns, he sells (you

1995 Uncut Simplicity Pattern 9570 Size A (3,4,5,6)

guessed it) patterns! Most of them are vintage and include brands like Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick and Vogue. He decided to start selling patterns because in my shop lovelylovedesigns, vintage patterns sold very well. All of his patterns range in sizes, designs, and age, which means everyone will find a pattern that will work for them in this shop.

2000 Uncut Simplicity Pattern 9142 Size A (.5, 1, 2, 3,4)

Some of his most popular patterns deal with children’s clothes. Since children quickly grow out of there clothes, sewing patterns are the way to go. This is because if you create the original outfits and then adapt the clothing for the growing child.

Other sections that are found in his shop are the years each pattern was put out. Since people might be looking for a particular pattern, the year the pattern was created is the easiest to search. The following years can be found on his shop:

If you are looking for a particular pattern or style do not hesitate to ask him! He has thousands of patterns to list so keep checking his shop for updates. 
Also just a reminder to check out My November Giveaway on Facebook!!
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