Sunday, March 28, 2010

Handmade Pick of the Week


This week I am featuring the work of Atlanta artist, illustrator and humorist, Rebecca Salcedo. She specializes in original paintings, custom pet portraits, prints and other handmade items. She is also a writer and a musician. She's an amazingly creative and talented person!

Last month I was the winner of her facebook giveaway! Boy, was I lucky! I received one of her original ACEO paintings along with one of her handmade notebooks. I also received a magnet with her adorable Flying Ace beagle on it. I love those sweet beagle eyes!

You can enjoy her work on note cards, prints, or original fine art paintings. There is a bit of humor in many of her works, but she is so versatile as an artist that everyone is bound to find something they like.

She also creates great, quality notebooks out of recycled and re-purposed materials. They are completely hand cut and bound by hand. I gave my 15 year old niece the Twilight notebook that I won. She loves to draw, and of course she is a huge Twilight fan!

Thank you Rebecca for the great prizes! Be sure to check out Rebecca's work in her two Etsy shops. You can find her artwork at and her notebooks at

Be sure to follow her on facebook as well. She is currently finishing up her series 31 Rhinos in 31 Days. You can follow this amazing series, and learn a little something about art along the way on her blog,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Handmade Pick of the Week

Ahh, spring is just around the corner! I'm thinking about flowers, green grass, and the Easter bunny today! What a great time to feature Auntie Jill. I just adore her shop! My girls now own three of her stuffed lovelies! My youngest daughter has the snuggle bunny pictured above. She loves her rabbit and drags it everywhere she goes! Jill uses minky fabric for most of her creations so they are super soft and perfect for snuggle time!

Here are some of her smaller snuggle bunnies. I think these would make a great baby shower gift. She makes these in both minky fabric and fleece.

I love this enchanted unicorn too. Her horn is made of brocade fabric and she has a small rosebud above her tail made of ribbon. She's perfect for all sorts of magical adventures!

Here is a very sweet elephant that Jill created for a special boy named Jacob. Jacob, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on 12/31/09, loves elephants. This elephant is helping to raise funds for Jacob's extensive medical costs. I have no doubt that this elephant has given Jacob lots of comfort!
I really like the colorful mane on this lion. He looks like he's ready for some fun, and for spring too!
It's obvious that all of Jill's animals are made with love. They are soft, cuddly, and very well made! You can find Auntie Jill on Etsy or at

Also check out her facebook fan page!!/pages/Madison-WI/Auntie-Jill/80718076500?ref=ts

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leprechaun Hat Giveaway!

Leprechaun hat giveaway
Wow, I just reached 500 facebook fans! That is so amazing! I want to celebrate by giving away one of my Leprechaun Hats! I love spring and I love my fans! I can't think of a better way to usher spring in and say thank you to everyone who supports my work.

If you would like to be entered just leave a comment below with your email address or shop name so that I know how to contact you.

I'll draw a name by noon tomorrow. Sorry, that doesn't leave much time, but I want to make sure that the prize makes it to the winner in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Thank you everyone! I appreciate each and every one of you!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Handmade Pick of the Week

My Handmade pick of the week is Twist21. I think her jewelry is fantastic. She creates quality pieces including hand painted, sand painted and fabric pendants.

She has a whole series of hand painted trees that are just incredible. I am amazed at the amount of detail she is able to render on such a small surface!

Check out the tiny hearts on this tree.

Here is an example of one of her fabric pendants.

She designs rings and earrings as well including many created from lampwork beads.

I love this sandpainting of a blue bird, but how could I not?

You can find Twist21 on Etsy at and

And be sure to follow her on facebook at