Member of the Week- Mari of Whimsy By Mari

Our member of the week is the Divine Ms. M. No, the other one, our own Mari, of Whimsy By Mari. This wonderful lady keeps track of all sorts of things for our team, including every Etsy treasury we create or are in, such as this new fall favorites one, created by Libby, last week's member of the week:

Mari also creates the most beautiful and classic jewelry featuring handmade one of a kind lampwork beads and sterling silver. Two of my favorites:

Be sure to visit Mari's shop and say hi to this lovely lady! We would be lost without her on our team!


Tina Mackin of Smackin Art

Our own Tina Mackin, of Smackin Art, had her digital art published on the cover of underwired in August:

We are very proud of this talented member of our team! Tina does amazing digital collage art in addition to her fun illustrations and gorgeous watercolors. My favorite in her shop is this watercolor, Variegated Leaves Never Say Never:

Be sure to stop by and say hello to Tina at her Etsy shop, Smackin Art, and keep an eye out for this artist on the rise!


Member of the Week- Libby of Auroras Garden

Our member of the week is Libby, of Auroras Garden and Maylees Garden. Not only does Libby create enough wonderful goods for two shops, but she also works tirelessly to volunteer for our team whenever necessary, including creating our MySpace page, which is now up for your viewing and friending pleasure.

In Auroras Garden, she creates and sells patchwork skirts, pillowcase tops, and halter-type tops for the plus size gal, along with super adorable pillowcase dresses for babies and small girls in colors of the buyer's choice. My favorite one is this pillowcase dress for baby, modeled by her daughter, Maylee:

Maylee is also the inspiration behind Libby's second shop, Maylees Garden, which sells vegan soaps in all sorts of scents and colors. The one I am drooling over is this luxurious Peppermint and Rosemary Shea butter soap:

You can stop by and say hello to Libby anytime in Auroras Garden or Maylees Garden! Be sure to friend us on our MySpace page as well! Thanks!


We are now listed with the Kentucky Arts Council!

Yep, that's right. Bluegrass Etsy Street Team is now an art organization listed with the Kentucky Arts Council. So shop with confidence and pride that you are getting high quality goods from down home Kentucky artisans. Everything is hand crafted with love and an attention to detail you will never see in any big-box corporate store! To visit our member's shops, check out the side bar to the right, where you will find items perfect for fall, like this hip hat by Cowgirl Rosie:

Or this lovely, super detailed, and elegant hand beaded bracelet by These Precious Things:

And just in time for Halloween or Thanksgiving, this festive handmade card by Devin Pranther:

Or just a little sun, in a gold that goes with any fall attire by Daydream Art Studios:


Member of the Week: Jama Watts

Jama Watts, a member of our team from Lebanon, Kentucky, has had the great honor of being selected by Maker's Mark this month in their "Mark of Great Art" art show. We are all very proud of Jama! She is clearly an artist on the rise! Both a painter and an accomplished jewelry designer, Jama has won several awards for her jewelry design, and will even be featured in an upcoming episode of HGTV's "That's Clever!".

The Kentucky native also runs an art gallery, These Precious Things in Lebanon, in addition to her Etsy shop of the same name. You can learn more about Jama on her website http://www.jamawatts.com, read more about her on the Makers Mark~ Mark of Great Art, or visit her Etsy shop, These Precious Things.


New members, awesome talent

We have many new members and too much talent right here in Kentucky to contain in one blog post!! Keep checking back, as our team blog will be continually updated to show you some of the great stuff we have to offer! in the meantime, check out some of these handmade goodies, and stop by and say hello to us in our shops!

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