Hello from Portland, Oregon!

happy holidays

Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

I shipped the last 9 orders of 2011 this afternoon and am feeling so grateful for a fantastic year and an overwhelmingly awesome holiday season! Thanks a zillion to all my friends, family and incredible customers. I am also so thankful for all the wonderful people I have met over the past year who also sell on Etsy. I am really excited to share more of the work of these fabulous artists and crafters on my blog in the new year.  I have so much respect and admiration for anyone who has taken the plunge and put their creative endeavors on the internets for the entire universe to see.  It is truly mind boggling to look at google analytics and see that people from Portugal and Saudia Arabia and Jamaica and hundreds of other countries around the world have looked at my handmade soap on the computer monitor in front of them at some point in the past year.

I wish a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012 to everyone, great things are in store over the coming months!

Happy Holidays,



handmade holiday workshop pt. 2

Posted: December 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Just wanted to pop in and share some photos from the Etsy + West Elm Handmade Holiday Workshop.  It was a super fun evening, many thanks to Etsy and West Elm for coordinating the ornament making and mini-market!  A special thanks to PDX Etsy team members Kirsten {pomlove} , Brooke {thelittlecanoe}, Nicole {dotshoppe} and Anna {rootssoapco} for their help with the ornament making activity!


ornament making

Berkley Illustration




birds of oregon

PDX Etsy Team swag buttons

the ornaments!

Thanks again, Etsy & West Elm!