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Happy New Year! 2015 Year in Review


Happy New Year! This is my year in review for 2015.

This year was very busy and full of new experiences both good and bad. This summer, Me and my family evacuated for the first time from our house, because of the wild fires that swept through our community; destroying many of our distant neighbors houses. We are very thankful that when we returned, our house was spared and our neighborhood was kept safe. Through different challenges that we faced this year, God was there through it all and keeps strengthening our faith every day. We just continue to turn and put our trust in Jesus. God has blessed us with the different tools and abilities to start our little shop on Etsy.com, and are having a lot of fun creating new things to put in it.

My New Year’s Resolution is to have a closer relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; following his will for my life and obeying his commands. And like everyone else, I want to lose the weight that I have put on during the Holidays!

I’m hoping that as we continue to make handmade things that we can eventually sell enough to make a living. I also hope to keep my illustration blog going and perhaps illustrate people’s stories, blog banners, etc… My other dream is to make graphic novels and finish illustrating my own story.

Thank you all for your encouraging support and sticking with me these years of blogging!

Wishing for a blessed New Year!



Fun at the Christmas Bazaar 2014


Hello everyone! I just thought that before the year was over that I would mention my time at the Christmas Bazaar. This was my first time ever selling at the Bazaar, so I was pretty excited! Down below are pictures of my inventory.

I had a portfolio filled with art for sale and a few prints and postcards out on display.Β  I was sharing the table with my friends, who was selling handmade soap and candy, so our table space was tight.

Sorry about the white streaks, there was sunshine pouring in my window.Β  My pictures also aren’t very good. πŸ˜€

I’m happy to report that I sold a print while I was there, and some postcards!Β  πŸ™‚

BazaarBazaar2People showed interest in my other things too, but the folks around there aren’t big spenders. I didn’t sell alot, but I had fun talking with the town’s people. I also enjoyed hanging out with my friends.

I would love to have a table at the Bazaar again!

Cottage Made Gifts ~Etsy Shop~ Year in Review


My family and I have enjoyed making different hand-crafted items for our little Etsy shop this year and last.

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These needle felted animals were made by my mom. She does such a good job! ( if I do say so myself) πŸ˜‰

We’ve had our shop now for a whole year and 18 days! Woohoo!!! πŸ™‚ We weren’t sure what to expect our first year. We’re so thankful for the sales that we’ve made, and have had a pretty good experiance using Etsy.

etsycaseSeveral years ago, my uncle gave us some vintage Barbie dolls that he had found in the attack of an old house. Being too old to play Barbie Dolls now, we decided to sell them.

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My items on Etsy consist of Giclee Prints, and Crochetted items.

nother tilford etsy ask 002My sister is a very gifted writer and specializes in children’s books. She illustrates them herself and has selfpublished 3 books so far! πŸ˜€ I’m so very proud of her, she really puts a lot of care and time into her stories and illustrations.

She also has a blog that I hope you’ll follow too! @: theresasart.wordpress.com

I’m very happy with the oppertunity to sell our art online.

To all the other bloggers who have Etsy shops too, I hope you do well this next year! πŸ™‚

Happy New Year!


Vintage Style iPhone Case, Mauve Colored ~ For Sale on Etsy.com


Here is another iPhone case that is available in my Etsy shop. I have 2 in this color. πŸ˜‰

Vintage Style iPhone Case, cream colored ~For Sale on Etsy.com


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My iPhone cases are now available in my Etsy Shop. This one is in a lovely cream color. Would make a great gift for a loved one!Β  More colors coming soon! Β πŸ™‚

Hand Crochetted Vintage Style iPhone Case


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Here is my latest iPhone case. My mother and I are collaborating to turn it into a crochet pattern! I’ll have to crochet another one to test the pattern and make sure I didn’t leave anything out. If it turns out, I hope to sell it on Etsy and Ravelry. Does anyone have any tips for me on how to do that? Have you ever sold/put a crochet pattern on Ravelry or Etsy before? I would love any tips anyone has for me! This iPhone case is going with meΒ  to the Bazaar next month, but I’m willing to sell it before then if anyone is interested. πŸ˜‰