Monday, October 7, 2013

Aprons and Home Decor Featured Artist

We are pleased to bring you this week's featured Artist, Laurie from Aprons and Home Decor! Welcome Laurie!  She is one of Markets of Sunshine's newest Etsy team members.  She has been sewing clothing and home decor items for over 50 years!  Wow!  That's a whole lot of sewing going on!!!

Here are a few of the wonderful products you'll find in her shop.

 Repurposed bluejean half apron with ruffles and fabric roseBlue Jean Apron         Laptop cover/sleeve in a Pink Damesk print 161/2x101/2Laptop Case

 Laurie will be in our upcoming Craft Lover's Coupon Book soon to be distributed in local businesses here in Volusia County, Florida. 

Do you collect postage stamps?  Here is a great way to use them on your next craft project.  Make your own mosaic greeting card.
Supplies: canceled postage stamps, glue, card stock, embellishments
Instructions:  Cut a piece of card stock 6x6 and fold in half creasing the fold with the side of the scissors handle.  Next, draw a pattern of a quilt block that will fit on the front of your card, filling in all the space.  Lay each stamp in the spaces and cut to fit, like a puzzle.  
Now pick up one piece starting in a corner and glue it in place.  Do this with each piece until your pattern is glued in place.  You can add ribbon or fibers at the seams of each square to make a focal point or leave it as it is and give to a friend.

Special Offers
  A few weeks ago we launched our new program called 'Gift of the Month Club' with a special offer to the first six that sign-up.  You must pay for your first subscription and keep it to qualify for the free offer.  Once, you have started your subscription we will send you an email with your free Buyer's Club membership number. 
Refer your friends and family to our Club's and you'll receive a surprise gift in the mail as our way of saying 'Thanks'!
I will update the number of offers left each week as they are taken.  I'm happy to announce we have had three new subscribers to our Gift of the Month Club!  Woohoo!!!!
That means We only have three (3) special offers left, so hurry and get your special offer today and support Markets of Sunshine handmade vendors.

This week we want to give our reader's a special coupon to use in our Etsy shops.  Use 'thankyou15' at checkout to get your special discount on your total purchase.  Click here to visit our Etsy Team and shop with all our members!

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Etsy Team
 Our Etsy team is growing with new vendors and shoppers!  Did you know that you can join as a customer/buyer without having a shop on Etsy?  Click here to join our great team and support handmade artists from Markets of Sunshine and all over the world.

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog post and will tune in each week for more great happenings from your favorite Artists on the web!
Sending You Sunshine and Blessings For Your Day!

Marsha Jaramillo

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