Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Handcrafter's Cottage

A few months ago I thought it would be fun to set up a network for those of us who love to make things with our hands. I got my network set up, got a couple friends and then boom, it started to take off like a rocket. We currently have 21 very, very talented artisans on the site and look forward to welcoming many more to come.

Here are just a few of the amazing artisans we have on this site.

You will find a lady who does dolls so realistically they look like real babies, Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/GrandmaGail. . You'll be blown away by her work.

You'll find a lady who does many different types of crafts, tile paintings, ceramics, woodwork, her work is amazing and that's not surprising when she's been doing it for over half a century. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Somethingpretty.

You'll find a lady who does candles good enough to eat. She has a real talent for display and creating these true candle masterpieces. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/KimberlysCandles.

Our next talented lady is our only Wicca member. She does the most beautiful quilt bags and items for her wicca members. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/BrightestBlessings.

You'll find a lady who takes vintage frames and vintage jewelry, puts them together and makes jeweled picture frames. Absolutely amazing. Just as an aside, she also is very knowledgable about restoration of vintage quilts. Her booth http://www.blackrain4.etsy.com/.

Our next lady is a gifted seamstress. She does quilts, handbags and just about anything else that tickles her fancy. A truly remarkable person and a real joy to know. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Cheyenne2u.

This next lady is truly amazing. Her and her husband have a pet rescue operation and she does amazing beach shadowboxes, wreaths, plaques, signs, cat toys, pet beds. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/sandypaws.

Our next lady has been doing crochet work for over 50 years and her work is amazing. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/SherAhnn.

This next lady actually has taken her crochet work and made a business out of it. Very talented lady. Her booth http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/crochetingbysuzanne.

Then there is me, I make one of a kind rag rugs. You can see my work on two separate sites. They are http://giftgrove.com/ and http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/The_Rag_Rug_Closet.

These are just a few of the amazing people who are in this group. I hope you'll stop by and say hi to them and see the amazing items they make with their own two hands. If you would like to take a look at the group or if you are a crafter/artisan, you can join us at http://thehandcrafterscottage.ning.com/ Hope to see you soon.