Thursday, October 23, 2008

Introducing Miapella

Miapella is a family thing. As a family we make classic designs with a modern twist.

I, Tanisha (aka mom), do most of the creating and my husband, Melvin (aka dad) handles the business side. Our children, whom we homeschool, help us with various tasks and we're a pretty good team!

All of us enjoy making things. My husband and sons enjoy working with wood and leather (check out our leather cuffs!) and my daughters love to sew and make jewelry. My loves include, sewing, embroidery, jewelry making and making organic herbal skin care products.

Besides making things we raise La Mancha goats for milk, a bunch of chickens, two cute ducks (itsy and bitsy), too many cats, and 3 great dogs.

Visit our blog to get to know us better and find out what we're up to.

Friday, October 17, 2008

October Team Challenge

Each month the SHE team offers up a challenge to its members. This month we challenged our team to come up with a new item using fall colors. To find SHE team member items be sure and search for SHEteam at Etsy. Here are a few of the October challenge items.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Introducing Sew Melody

I found Sew Melody to be a delightful shop. I think you will too. Please keep her in mind if you have a new baby coming or know someone that does. There are blankets for toddlers as well. They are just beautiful, as you can tell by the photos. Here is a sample of her items and a little more about her from her profile posted on Etsy.

In her words...

"Womanhood is a journey of hope. I strive to live a life that is full of the feminine virtues of youth and maturity, of spontaneity and order, of suffering and joy. Capturing the loveliness of these apparent contradictions in a creative work is a great joy to me. It lends hope to a day of laundry and dishes. It reveals the mysterious beauty in the tears and diapers.

My creative compass:

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8"

She has blankets for girls...

...and boys.

She even has items in her shop for Christmas. Everything is beautiful and I hope you will stop by and see for yourself.