Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Featured Etsy Stock Taker: Notional Notions





My name is Chelsea and I live and create in Los Olivos, California. I'm a vagabond at heart, an eccentric artist and the maker behind my Etsy shop, Notional Notions. I've been drawing and making things for as long as I can remember, but it's only recently I started channeling that work into my Etsy shop.

I've always been pretty varied with my Etsy items, because I like to make so many different things. It first started with custom made children's books, and has since evolved into pearl snap earrings, artist's books, one-of-a-kind illustrations and prints made of sketches from my travels. Although I enjoy making all of the items in my shop, I think writing and illustrating children's books is my absolute favorite. Holding a finished, hand-bound, one-of-a-kind children's book makes me so happy!

What's the Etsy Stock Take?

It was an opportunity for artisans with an Etsy shop is get more exposure that I ran on LifesJewels in 2012. I believe in buying handmade and I would like to encourage others to do so more regularly. Right now I am not posting Etsy Stock Take link ups, but who knows, maybe soon I'll bring it back. Meanwhile check out the great artisans that have shared their stories over the last months.

Are you an Etsy seller? Would you like to be featured next? Contact me and we'll set it up.


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Monday, 5 August 2013

I'm back!


Oh yea, funky stuff happens around here!

So... this little blogging break turned into a whole 6 months! Wow.

I've got a swish new computer that really works and so I'm motivated to get back online.

Our new life in Delft is pretty cool. We're having a fabulous summer, warm and sunny. We have settled in (more or less, still have some curtains to hang...) and I feel like I've got a nice little routine going.

And I'm making stuff again! Hurrah.

What I hope to scrapbook onto the blog in the next weeks/months:
  • Catch up on recording what I've made recently
  • Round up of my favourite corners in my garden, season by season
  • Get the Etsy Stock Take going again
  • I've got some Etsy Stock Takers ready to go!
  • What I've been buying handmade or vintage
  • The DIY I've learnt how to do
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  3. Contact me and I'll give you a hand.
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Friday, 1 February 2013

On pause...

Delft Markt from my handlebars


Life's Jewels on String - Status: Paused.

Lots and lots to do. Moving house is exciting, but also a little overwhelming!

Job hunting/interviewing, buying essential furniture (and building some of it), finding our way around and battling adverse weather and sickness.

Something's gotta give and for now that is blogging. When I can do it justice again I'll be back!


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