Sunday, September 1, 2013

Well Owl Be Chic

This next crafter has so much talent! I am in love with everything she does.:) let's get to know her.

Your shops name? Well Owl Be Chic

Your shops facebook page? Well Owl Be Chic (Also on Etsy www.WellOwlBeChic.etsy.com)

Your name? Hope Crowley Ross

Your craft? Home D├ęcor and personalized items. Mainly picture frames, coasters, vinyl decals, and fabric covered letter door hangers

How long have you been doing your craft? I am only been crafting since April. I did a few crafts here and there just for my own home, but didn't start crafting a lot and selling till April of this year. I'm still very green!

What was the first item you sold? 2 4x6 picture frames, I remember they were both red and brown chevron with burlap flowers! haha

Where do you see your business in 10 years? I hope to be in more retail stores in my area and still selling online. I would love for my business to be successful enough that I wouldn't have to work as a RN anymore and I can stay at home more. However, that scares me a lot too! Retail is very unpredictable!

What is the most popular item in your shop? That would have to be the fabric letters, However, I sell a lot of frames and coasters also.

Where do you ship? US only for now.

What site helped you boost your fan base? Crafty Moms R Us.

Would you help promote other small businesses? I would definitely help boost other businesses! Like I said, I am still very green and my fan base isn't very large but I would love to help others out!




**Here are a few things I like about,Well Owl Be Chic**
She works with burlap and chevron prints!!!!! Seriously, that is my addiction this year. haha I am so excited I can't even type, just look!!!

Picture frame

*faints* custom coasters!

I want these.

It's official, I am in love.



If you would like to see what Well Owl Be Chic is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page, Well Owl Be Chic. While you're there you can check out her other items and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3

Creative Blessings

This next crafter has been blessed with many talents. Lets get to know her.

Your shops name? Creative Blessings

Your shops facebook page? Creative Blessings

Your name? Christy Sullivan

Your craft? God gifted me with the talent of sewing - so I sew a bit of everything

How long have you been doing your craft? I have been sewing for about 30 years

What was the first item you sold? a set of snap purses

Where do you see your business in 10 years? Whatever God would have me do with this business is what I will be doing

What is the most popular item in your shop?

Where do you ship? I just shipped to Austrailia, so I guess anywhere

What site helped you boost your fan base? several small businesses have helped to boost my site but most recently CMRU has helped

Would you help promote other small businesses? I love helping small businesses. I believe that is the best way to support ourselves, we support one another.



**Here are a few things I like about, Creative Blessings**
Very honestly, her car-seat covers caught my eye. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she does more then just car-seat covers.
Here, take a look.

Car-seat covers

I am so tempted to just buy this and store it away till I have a kid. haha

This is one of the hottest prints this year!

See what I mean about talent?



If you would like to see what Creative Blessings is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page, Creative Blessings. While you're there you can check out her other items and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3



The Peculiar Pelican

This next amazing crafter has only been doing her craft for 5 months! yet has a huge following because of her talent. Lets get to know, The Peculiar Pelican.


Your shops name? The Peculiar Pelican

Your shops facebook page? The Peculiar Pelican

Your name? Krystal Hernandez

Your craft? I make signs out of old wood as well as refurbish furniture & anything else I can get my hands on.

How long have you been doing your craft? Actually only about 5 months!

What was the first item you sold? I am not 100% positive, but I am pretty sure it was a sign custom made for a friends nursery.

Where do you see your business in 10 years? I haven't thought that far ahead. hmmmm.... That's a good question! I'd like to be about at the same place. I enjoy selling at local stores as well as my online shop on a smaller scale. I would love to start refurbishing more furniture, so hopefully in 10 years I will be at a point where I can buy more stuff to work on.

What is the most popular item in your shop? Online my wedding seating signs sell very well. Locally, my "In the south we don't hide crazy, we parade it on the front porch and give it a cocktail." signs sell like hot cakes!

Where do you ship? As of now I only ship to the US, but if some one internationally were to want my items I would gladly accommodate for extra shipping.

What site helped you boost your fan base? Crafty Moms R Us and Etsy have helped me expand my fan base.

Would you help promote other small businesses? It depends. I'd need more information to answer this question.


**Here are a few things I like about, The Peculiar Pelican**
The two things that caught my eye about this shop were, the colors, and the sayings. A lot of her items have this beach feel to them, and I LOVE THAT! The sayings crack me up. Here are a few I really like. Enjoy

I just about fell out of my seat laughing at this one.


I think a lot of us Military wives will appreciate this one.

so cute!

I want this one so bad!!

hahahaha


If you would like to see what The Peculiar Pelican is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page, The Peculiar Pelican. While you're there you can check out her other items and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shawna the Hat Lady

Here is another talented woman I came across on Crafty 'Moms'R'us. Lets get to know her!

Your shops name? Shawna the Hat Lady

Your shops facebook page? Shawna the Hat Lady

Your name? Shawna Butenhoff

Your craft? Crocheting custom made hats of all kinds, and sizes, also sewing

How long have you been doing your craft? 2.5 years

What was the first item you sold? A little boys beanie hat to my best friend!

What is the most popular item in your shop?

Where do you see your business in 10 years? I see my business continuing to grow and grow with me adding new things as it does

Where do you ship? I ship everywhere!

What site helped you boost your fan base? My fan base was boosted mainly by photographers that have bought my items and tagged my page. Sherry Longley Photography and Design. Expressions Portrait Design and Alison Hauck Photography to name a few.

Would you help promote other small businesses? I would love to help promote other small businesses!



**Here are a few things I like about, Shawna the Hat Lady**

Have you ever had a hard time finding a fun winter hat for all ages? I have! Seriously people, it's harder then you think at my age. haha When I found this shop I was surprised at how much this lady can do and how badly I wanted to raid her closet and try on all the hats she has made. I already have a list in my head of the hats I want to buy for myself ,and other people.


Here are just a few that I picked out. :)


I would wear a mowhawk beanie any day! haha


Christmas gifts!!!


Turtle,Turtle!


I see some very happy kids in your future if you get this. ;)




If you would like to see what Shawna the Hat Lady is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page, Shawna the Hat Lady . While you're there you can check out her other items and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3

Monday, August 26, 2013

Packages sent on 8-26-2013

Monday 26,2013

Jessica C.

Elizabeth P.

Samantha P.

Pamela M.

Wendy W.

Sarah S.

Jamie C.

Emily R.

Jennifer D.

Christine R.

Casey N.

Kenna's klippies and bows

I had the pleasure of stumbling upon this next crafters site one day while I was shopping on ,Crafty Moms'R'Us.
Let's get to know her.

Shop name: Kenna's Klippies & Bows

Facebook name: Kenna's Klippies & Bows

My name: Kathy Sims

My craft: headbands for all ages, hair klippies, wedding garters, key chains, and soon...maternity sashes

How long have I been doing my craft: about 2.5 years

First item I sold: probably a korker bow to a customer on Facebook

Where do I see my business in 10 years: thriving and keeping me busy. I hope that my daughter would want to become involved and make her own designs (she'll be a teenager by then).
What is the most popular item in my shop: on Facebook it is definitely my designer headbands. On Etsy, it is my wedding garter sets.

What site helped me boost my fan base: I don't see it being just one site, but I am very involved in auctions on Facebook, and so many of those pages have earned me fans along the way.

Would I help promote other small businesses: absolutely!! I love to shop from home-based businesses, and am happy to tell other people about fabulous products or services that I have purchased or used.

Where do you ship? U.S., Canada, Great Britian, Germany, and Australia



**Here is what I like about, Kenna's Klippies & Bows**

It takes a lot for me to want to sit and check out every picture/item in a crafters online shop, Seriously, being A.D.D. sucks like that. Kenna's Klippies & Bows has the pleasure of being one of only a few that I have actually sat down and enjoyed checking out each item and clicking to a new album just to see what she did next. I swear this woman is multi talented. Here are just a few of my favorites...it wasn't easy picking just a few.


Everyone knows how I LOVE the color teal and nautical stuff. BAM! here they are together.I'm so in love! *sits down before fainting like a adult teen seeing her favorite boy band*

Ok, i don't care if only babies and kids wear these, I am going to wear this like a princess wears a tiara! In the words of Amy Farrah Fowler (the big bang theory), "Oh! It’s a tiara! A tiara. I have a tiara! Put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me, put it on me."


Well, I know a few people I will be giving this to for Christmas. I <3 the S.F. Giants!

I told you she does it all. ;)


If you would like to see what Kenna's Klippies & Bows is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page,>Kenna's Klippies & Bows. While you're there you can check out her other items and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Nichole Rene Photography

This amazing woman is a fellow Coast Guard wife with a keen eye for beauty through the her lens.
Let's get to know her.

Your shops name? Nichole Rene Photography

Your shops facebook page? Nichole Rene Photography

Your name? Nikki Abbott

Your craft? Photography

How long have you been doing your craft? 3 years

Where do you see your business in 10 years? I love capturing memories for families and I also love nature. Because we're in the Coast Guard, we'll be moving around every 3-4 years. I'm hoping to have a large enough client base so that I can continue with my passion wherever the Coast Guard sends us. When we retire, I will have my own studio.

What site helped you boost your fan base? Facebook has greatly increased my fan base. As it gets bigger, I will create a website.

Would you help promote other small businesses? Yes!



**Here is what I like about, Nichole Rene Photography **

It has been a while since I have seen photo's that make me go "aawwww, that is so pretty" or "wow, that is gorgeous". Take a wild guess who's photos made me do that? yup, Nikki! Here are the photos that touched my heart and made me go, aawwwww. Enjoy

Here is the amazing photographer, Nikki, posing with her trusty camera.

aawwwww!!!!

Be honest, how many of you will be doing this now? haha

Here is that "wow, that is gorgeous" photo. <3




It's amazing to me how a something so simple can be made into a perfect shot when in the hands of an amazing photographer.


So calm and beautiful.


If you would like to see what Nichole Rene Photography is up to these days, then just head on over to her facebook page, Nichole Rene Photography . While you're there you can check out her other photos and show some love by liking her page. :)


Come back tomorrow for another one of my favorite shops/artist. :)

~Christina T.
Owner of
Serene Ocean Wave. <3