Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Artist Behind The Etsy ~ Timewashed

Happy Mother’s Day!


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 new series, I hope to introduce you to some of these creative people, finding out where they find their creativity, and a little bit more about them.

Today I’d like to introduce you to Becky of Timewashed.  Becky has a blog of the same name.  I have also purchased several items from Becky, most notably her beautiful fabric pumpkins.

What a joy it was to be asked by Kathy to
be a part of this wonderful new weekly feature, The Artist Behind the Etsy!
  Hi name is Becky, and I create!
My Mother and my maternal grandmother
were both so creative, I guess some of that good stuff must have come down through their genes! 
One of my favorite ways to create
is to take a vintage item and repurpose it!
Not only does it then become "green design",
but it also preserves part of history,
and I just love that!!

I have wanted to own my own shop
since I was in my 30's, and sometimes I
still can't believe I actually did it...
at age 52!!
That just shows you it's never to late to chase your dream!!
I love being part of the Etsy community, and do my best to purchase as many supplies as I can from other Etsy shop owners.  So often, I find that I can get unique, affordable embellishments delivered to my
door, that usually include pretty packaging and free goodies!  What more could I ask for?
The beautiful Paris tag on the goblet above
was created by sweet Rhonda, a blog friend, and a fellow Etsy shop owner, who creates such loveliness!!  Her shop is Paris Gal 56!
I absolutely love the creative process,
and find it hard to create more than a few
things with the same design.  It's like my
mind just has to do the next thing, so many
of my shop items are 1,2 or 3 of a kind only,
and it will probably always be that way!
The things I design come from deep inside me
and really are little pieces of me that I share with whoever loves them.
 But let me tell you one thing...
I was scared...really and truly afraid of opening a shop...putting
myself out there, and risking that people wouldn't respond well to what I create.  After all, they are pieces of me, and that would hurt!
So I read a lot, researched similar items to what I love to create to see what was selling,
applied much of what I learned, and
I am so glad I took the risk!
My shop, and my fabulous customers have
been true blessings, and have filled
my days with joy that I could never
have imagined!
I also have learned that not everyone
will love what I create, and that's ok!
They may be waiting for you to open
your shop!!  {wink,wink}
So put on your big girl panties, like I did, and follow your dream!!
Whatever it is!!
It is NEVER too late, and you will never
know if you don't give it a whirl!
Thank you again, Kathy!!

Blessings and Joy to You!

Thank you, Becky!  You can visit Becky’s Etsy shop here and her blog here.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wonderful feature and great post. Happy Mother's Day

BECKY said...

Hey Kathy! Thank you so much for the feature, and for your patience with me! You are such a joy!
Happy Mother's Day, sweetie!
Hope it is fabulous!!

Judy said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm really enjoying your series of introducing us to bloggers and Etsy shop owners. So far, everyone I've encountered are bloggers and shop owners I never knew about. What a treat this has been and how beautifully gracious of you...
Happy Mother's Day!

farmhouse-story said...

love becky's creations! great feautre, kathy!! hope mother's day was great for you:)

Okio B Designs said...

One of my favorite shops!


must love junk said...

I love that Becky followed her dream! Her creations are amazing! :)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Timewashed is a beautiful blog! Her creations are sooo beautiful! Thank you for inspiring others out there to reach for their dream~~~it's never too late! Blessings~~~Roxie

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful creations!

Thank you so much for sharing these features with us, Kathy... I love reading about new artists and adding their shops to my Etsy favs.


Rhonda said...

I adore Timewashed. Thanks for giving us the chance to find out more about her and her shop.
I hope you had a great Mothers Day.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy,
Great feature for Becky's Timewashed. Love her shoppe.

Anonymous said...

Becky's shop is lovely! She has such a fabulous eye for design! I love the items she uses to create her treasures.Thanks for sharing her shop!

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