What a Lovely Collection!


Senior Artisan Finale!

Ruth from California has a shop on Artfire called: RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth says "My interests in Arts and Crafts led me into a variety of hobbies, some of which I studied quite seriously into adulthood: drawing, photography, sewing, crochet and knitting.  I am inspired by the Nature all around me -- and this is heavily reflected in what I choose to make - including the Images In Fiber, which are usually either in Filet Crochet or Tapestry Crochet or Tapestry Knitting."

Here are some of Ruth's marvelous creations:

Tree Tapestry Pillow - Handmade Crochet Tapestry Fiber Art - Eco 16x16

Lace Basket in Shaded Blues - Dainty Handmade Fine Thread Crochet

Hearts & Flowers Table Runner -- Filet Crochet Art Lace -- OOAK Decor

Check out all of Ruth's lovely items!

Terry from Florida has a shop on Etsy called: Classy Cutup Creations

Terry says: "I have been making handmade cards, scrapbooks, and other crafts for many years, but had to beg, borrow, and steal an hour here or there to get anything done when my children were young and I was working! 

In addition to teaching classes and offering Stampin’ Up! to everyone I see, I make custom, elegant cards, scrapbooks, and other creations for all occasions. If you see something you like for a wedding, birthday, shower, Christmas, or any other occasion, just let me know and I’ll take your order."

Here are some of Terry's lovely items:

Six, Hand-crafted, 3-Dimensional, Masculine Birthday Cards and Box Set

  7" x 12" Handmade Accordion Scrapbook Album in Baja Breeze

Hand-Crafted, 3-Dimensional, Stamped, Embossed and Layered Card

Thanks to all the wonderful Senior Artisans that have submitted their shops for our review.  Please visit them and tweet your favorite items and help promote each other.



More Senior Artisan Spotlights

 Sandy lives in Florida and has two shops on Etsy:  Sandy Coastal Designs and Cottage Creations For U.  Her profile reads:   
"I've been knitting for over 45 years, crocheting for over 43 years, sewing for over 46 years; taught English smocking in the 80's, then found my love for stained glass in 1991. Made and sold stained glass to individuals and home builders until 2005. Now I'm back full circle with my knit and crochet items."

Hand knit pixie hat - black & white - ready to ship - women's accessories

Baby bear ear flap beanie - 3 to 6 mos - white - ready to ship - crochet - handmade

Quilted Christmas Ball Ornament - holly

Sandy has both knit and crochet patterns and buttons available also.  Please visit both shops for some truly lovely items! 

Zulema, a fellow Texan, has a shop on Etsy called:

Get Out Of The Box

Her profile reads:  
"Crochet, Avid Reader, Retired Early Childhood Teacher, Reinvented Myself, Entrepreneur Minded, Green Minded.  Want to surround myself with natural fibers, yarn, repurposed fabric, vintage items, felt, wood, roses, lace and ribbons.  Want to instill in little ones the art of weaving a story. And trying to get out of the box by creating OOAK items."
Her announcement list the items she makes:  crochet food, crochet hamburgers, walking canes, cane covers, mobility covers, designer canes, walking sticks, hiking sticks, story mats and more to come!

Crochet, Walking Canes, Cane Cover, Designer Cane, Cane Accessories, Cane, Disabled, Senior Citizens, Mobility Covers

Crochet Hamburger, Crochet Play Food, Crochet Food

Cane Covers, Cane Accessories, Designer Canes, Mobility Covers, Senior Citizens, Walking Sticks

Check out her shop, I have never seen these items before! 

Debra from Arizona has a shop on Artfire called:  Sew Bizzy Gifts
Her profile reads:   
"I've been an avid crafter and seamstress for over 40 years, although I'm by no means an expert, and so I'm always learning new things and techniques involving crafting and sewing. I have been selling successfully online for 12 years now and have learned a lot along the way. Hopefully I will keep learning for a long time to come!

Sew Bizzy Gifts is a variety shop featuring handcrafted and handmade gift items of all sorts including photo greeting cards, accessories, keychains, jewelry, eyeglass cases, photo frames, pocket tissue cases, checkbook covers, passport cases, and so much more! All are unique, useful and best of all, affordable - great to give or keep!"

Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Handmade Earrings, Orange Yellow Topaz

Chili Peppers Fabric and Vinyl Checkbook Cover Standard and Duplicates

Batik Sea Turtle Fabric and Vinyl Photo Album Brag Book Card Case

Debra has quite a variety of items!  Visit her shop to see them all!

Ann from Connecticut has a shop on Etsy called:  Anicka's Cottage

Her bio reads:  "I love designing and sewing easy to wear clothing and accessories.Most styles are basic,yet versatile, using unique premium fabrics which are easy to care for.

I have always believed that life is to short to sew on Cheap Fabric!
I work side by side with two professional grade sewing machines, one to make professional inner seams, and one to finish with decorative stitches.
Each fleece accessories have my own "Anicka U.S.A." label which states fabric content,and care instructions,origin U.S.A."

Solid Lipstick Red Fleece Neck Warmer and Head Scarf Hood


Silky Soft Dark Brown Faux Fur Mink Infinity Circle Scarf Long Wide and Warm

By The Sea Large Artsy Shell Pink Rhinestone Collage Pendant Necklace

Visit Ann's shop to see all the lovely handmade clothes and accessories!


More Senior Artisans!

Judy has two shops on Etsy, Artsy Crafty and Frogs and Chicks 
that have the most beautiful infant and toddler sized clothes!

Judy says
"I am addicted to sewing and crafting. I get much enjoyment out of doing things with my hands, and crafting ideas and patterns.  I love making one of a kind (OOAK) and limited number items, often created with my own hand drawn and hand cut appliques..."

You can see the love in these handmade clothes!

Snowman Faces Border Dress, size 12 months

Ship Ahoy 2 piece infant boys short set, size 6 months

Yellow Bird, 2 Piece Set, size 6 months

If you have toddler or infant grandkids, this is the shop for you!  Judy has some adorable outfits that she has made with special care!

Shannon of FabBeads and FreyjaGlasswear says:

"Designing jewelry is my passion. I also LOVE to shop. I’ve spent countless hours online searching for those perfect beads and findings that suit my “style”. Of course, my “style” is constantly changing as the inspiration flows, so I’m always on the hunt for more.  All of our artisan-made lampwork boro glass cabochons are made in-house by my son, glass artist Nathan Kjernisted. With a passion for glass, Nathan creates unique glass cabochons of outstanding quality and craftmanship."

Here are some true "jewels":

Lampwork Glass Cabochon Blue, Teal, Cream B201

Filigree Lampwork Dichroic Cabochon Necklace, Earrings Set N529

Bird Necklace, Lampwork Glass Bead N542

Wow!  Lovely items, Shannon!

Deb of PaperCreationsbyDeb produces Handcrafted Scrapbooking and Paper Supplies on Etsy.  Deb says:

"I am a multimedia artist who specializes in expressing myself through paper. I love creating new designs and altering old ones in my little home studio here in Vermont."

Vintage Music Sheets set of 5 vintage promo sheets

Christmas tags, set of 10 vintage style tags

Paper Buttons set of 60 red embossed chipboard buttons

 Check out Deb's lovely paper creations!

Jill of jill2day on Etsy says:

"My sweaters came from the love of textures and cuddly sweaters - and the lack of patience to knit the unique sweaters I wanted to wear! I started experimenting with using some of my quilt piecing techniques to make new sweaters out of old ones. Since then, new techniques (and new machines) have made producing them both structurally better and more efficient.

All sweaters, scarves, afghans and wrist warmers are repurposed and reconstructed - as am I! I used to be in the corporate world, but have successfully reconstructed myself into a full time artist making these one-of-a-kind garments!"

sweater tunic lagenlook gold and multicolor medium large women sweater

black and white blanket, patchwork, knit afghan made from recycled sweaters

MD to LG Long Tan Sweater Coat made from recycled sweaters

You must visit Jill's shop and see the incredible work she does!  

What awesome artist folks we have in our Seniors group!  Please visit each and tweet your favorites!