Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Artist Behind The Etsy ~ Laurie Ann’s Creations

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Being a part of the Etsy community, not only as a seller but as a customer, I have come across many talented individuals.  With this series, I hope to introduce you to some of these creative people, finding out where they find their inspiration, and a little bit more about them.

Good morning, friends!  Please welcome a new Etsy seller to the feature today, Laurie from Laurie Ann’s Creations.  Laurie makes some really cute things and offers them at very reasonable prices.

My name is Laurie Painter I am originally from a small own in Eastern Oregon (Baker City, OR).  I now live in a really small town of Amity, OR located western Oregon.  I have always loved crafting.  I learned how to  sew when I joined a 4-H group.  I don't really like to sew clothing but do really enjoy sewing dolls, toys, bags etc.  I am also a quilter but I just quilt for enjoyment. 

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I love the outdoors.  My family goes camping just about every weekend during the summer and I take my sewing machine with me.  I have 2 grown children, no grandchildren yet.  I am the Yamhill County Sports Manager for the Special Olympics which I enjoy very much.  I work as a bookkeeper, among other duties at a small newspaper in Keizer Oregon.  As you can see I am a very busy person.

LAURIEANN.3LAURIEANN.5 I opened a shop with etsy after a friend of mine suggested it since I really don't have time to go to all the craft shows so this seemed the best fit for me.  My shop opened about 2 months ago.  It's off to a slow start but I expected it and I am hoping it will take off soon. 

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What inspires me is children and our athletes in the special Olympics seeing things that might help them with everyday life or to bring a smile to there faces.  Also finding ways to recycle old things into new items makes me feel good.  Sewing is not the only crafting I do.  If I see something new that looks like fun I usually try it.  Basically I enjoy making  things that make people happy. 

Thanks for sharing your Etsy story with us, Laurie!  I hope you will visit Laurie’s Etsy shop (here) and check out some of the things she has made.

6 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What cute, cute, cute things, Kathy. I LOVE those baby shoes the best!!! xo Diana

Ana said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for introducing Laurie Ann...

Laurie Ann, your creations are very sweet. And your inspiration and reason for them is truly very sweet and noble. Keep up the good work.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, So nice to be introduced to Laurie and her darling shop. Love her cute treasures and those baby shoes are adorable.
Hi Laurie, your items are darling and you are very talented. I am sure your shop will get very busy in the near future. Best wishes!!

XOXO

Doreen@househoneys said...

Those little baby shoes are precious! It's so sweet of you to highlight your friends shops Kathy, and to give your readers the opportunity to learn about some new treasures.

Blondie's Journal said...

What a talented girl. And you know I admire anyone who can sew! Her name sounds familiar...I'm not sure why. I'll have a peek at her Etsy shop.

Thanks for your comment. I think I'll be much like you this year and be taking a lot of Christmas decorations back downstairs. I didn't have time to sort through them while I was down there as I had "help" waiting!! I read that a blogger keeps her stuff organized by room. I think I'm going to re-pack it that way. Then you can do one room at a time when you are motivated.

Hope you had a good weekend. We are in for some sleet and cold weather tomorrow.

Jane x

Susan Clayton said...

Hello! I catching up with your blog while I finish off the glass of wine I was enjoying with dinner. I really enjoy your Etsy artist feature posts. Of course that led me to etsy! I just ordered a little girls apron - they are SO cute!!! And you're prices are incredibly reasonable - especially for etsy.
In the Great Minds Think ALike dept - while browsing a Swedish blog I like I noticed your name in the comments. Imagine meeting you in Sweden -it's a small world!
Angels to you!

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