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I received this email from an intern at Etsy.

Greetings!

I’m Katie, the intern here at the Etsy blog.

Congratulations! I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but your item has been selected for our Pet item poll on the Storque.

You can check out the poll here: http://www.etsy.com/voter_list.php?ref=voter&room_id=44

Make sure to spread the word, blog the link, and let people know about it so that they can vote for your item. The winner will be featured on the Etsy blog!

Warmly,
Katie


Out of the millions of items, I was blown away that my Memory Box was chosen to be voted on by the Etsy community.

This Memory Box is of Raggs and Devon, 2 of my dogs that are waiting for me at Rainbows Bridge.

I wanted to show for Mom’s day that even if you are a Mom’s of four legged children, like I am they can give you something to smile about.

If you have not been to Etsy yet, it is a must.  A web site dedicated to all things hand made.  You will be fascinated at the amazing talent that there is to be found.

I have a store there, that is where you can purchase from me if you are not in the area of my studio.

Enjoy,

Susan

mem-box-1May 10, 2009 is this years day to celebrate Mom’s.  No matter if her children have 2 or 4 legs (not to say that us humans have more than 2 legs, but my children are 2 Jack Russell’s and they should join in the celebration).  I blogged about my Memory Boxes in December and the response was over whelming.

One of my favorite boxes I have done has been for Margaret Roach of her famous Frogboys.

They are a blast to make and assuring who ever opens the box with their Memory Box inside will have a big smile.

Let these inspire you.  They have me every time I make one. The Memory Box pictured of the 2 big black dogs, Raggs a Newfoundland and Devon a Newf/Lab mix are no longer with me, they are waiting with some others at Rainbows Bridge.

Enjoy,

Susan

dsc_0003SassySleeves are decorative replacement candles sleeves for sconces or chandeliers, crafted at Shandell’s using a wonderful array of handmade papers from around the world.

SassySleeves are a must-have for sprucing up an ordinary sconce or a chandelier. Bring an unexpected bit of color to your world.

Take a look some samples of what you can do with SassySleeves. No matter what your decor old or new add something to make you smile.

Susan

download-4For 15 years, I’ve been making lamps. From table legs to iron machinery parts to portions of fences, with lavish doses of the more expected pottery and glass vessels, I’ve delighted in making lamps of just about everything, as you can see in my studio. As my collection of potential bases grows, so does the variety of lamps I offer. Bring your own treasures, or come search through my trove, then explore the endless possible combinations of lamps with handmade shades for every room in the house. The results of our lamp-making adventure together will certainly make you smile.

download-7Some of my latest creations from the workshop at Shandell’s, in Millerton, New York. I’ve made lamps out just about everything. Pairing my lamps with a wonderful shades is like putting icing on a cake—the best part. My styles and vary often: sporting art, horses, dogs, bugs, and nature. Most of all, I just like to create.