Monday, 22 September 2008

Interview with Kelly of KEBO

Tell us a little about yourself and when did you start crafting.

My name is Kelly Boulter and I am a 31 year old spendaholic living in Surrey, UK *she says standing up in the circle of addicts*!!! I truly am the worst spendaholic I know (and my friends and family know for that matter!!) and making jewellery really doesn’t help as I am a bit of a magpie, I have to have anything that it pretty and sparkly!!! Because of this I have huge amounts of gemstones and artisan lampwork!! I starting ‘crafting’ about 7 or so years ago when a friend came for a visit from Australia and showed me some cards she had made. I couldn’t believe that someone had made them and then she starting telling me about all the stuff you can buy and that was it, I was hooked!!! I progressed from greeting cards on to wedding stationery and had my own business which used to appear in some of the wedding magazines. After a while, I found I was turning orders away as the thought of doing hundreds of cards in the same design drove me to insanity!! About 3 or 4 years ago, another friend asked me to do a part-time jewellery making course and I thought, why not…big mistake…walking around the bead shops in London felt like I was one of the kids in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!!!!!!

2. What do you sell in your Etsy shop and how long has it been open?

I have only opened my Etsy shop a couple of weeks ago but I sell jewellery that I have designed and created. My favourite materials to use are gemstones, artisan lampwork and silver.

3. What is your favourite item in your shop?

As I say, my Etsy shop is still very new so there is only a couple of pieces in it…but watch this space!!! I think my favourite may have to be the Murky Waters bracelet or the Candy Corn bracelet. Bracelets in general are my favourite pieces as I never leave the house without a bracelet on, my right arm feels too bare!!

4. What other craft would you like to try?

I have always dreamed of being a painter but alas, I am rubbish at it!!! If I win the lotto I am going to go to one of those retreat places and stay there until I can at least do something that looks like art, even if it is very abstract!!! I also want to learn how to sew and would love to make handbags…as I spend so much on them!!! My mum is a great sewer so I have asked her to teach me….we are just waiting for a day when we are both in a happy and patient mood…it may be a while!!!

5. Do you have a blog or website?

I have both…and some other sites, greedy I know!!!

My website –

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Etsy –

Folksy -

Sunday, 7 September 2008

New Card set

Card set
Originally uploaded by sallers

This is a set of cards I had made up from Moo of some of my flower pictures. The Yellow flower was taken in Florida, but the other two were in my back yard!
I just need to get round to listing them now. Maybe sometime this week, if I get organised.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

GET 20% OFF from September 15-30 with EFA Birthday Bash Code!

CUSTOMERS CELEBRATING THE Etsy For Animals BIRTHDAY BASH AT ETSY: Are you shopping with a coupon from the EFA birthday bash?
If so, during the checkout process in the "Notes to Seller" just enter the coupon "code" you were given.
Don't have a coupon yet but want one? Please use mine, "SALLS", here or in any store participating in the bash (everyone has a different code and we get prizes if ours is used the most, so be careful not to switch codes!)
To find out who's participating or more about the EFA Birthday Bash Extravaganza and how the coupon works, please check out

Over 120 Etsy shops are accepting the coupon!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Check your popularity status

storybeader over at etsy bloggers posted this link

Where you can check the popularity of your domain.

It makes for interesting reading!

Monday, 25 August 2008

Xmas planning it's never too early!

Tiny Fig has a fab guide to planning for the holiday season ie Xmas!!! here.
Her etsy shop is here.

Maybe I'll have to have a long hard read of it tonight and formulate my plan!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

August featured blogger

This month's featured blogger is Tulips Treasure Box
Her Blog is here.
There are some lovely pictures taken from around her home, which are lovely.

I especially love this wrist cuff available on etsy. The colours are lovely very summery!

Congrats to Tulip on the honour!

Childhood memories

September 1st's blog carnival topic is about chilhood and what you remember doing as a child.

I used to really like making model kits when I was a kid, and that's what I remember really enjoying.

They were usually little houses either in a kit form or from a book.

I had a whole little village at one point!

My love of making things has obviously stayed with me into adulthood. There's always a cross stitch or some arty project on the go in my house.