Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Craft Klatsch

I bet you can guess my favorite class growing up in schools (elementary, middle, high). Yup, art. It wasn't just because it was a time for creativity, it was the impact of the entire class. It was a veritable craft klatsch. You could feel the cumulative creativity in the air, the palpability of ideas, the functioning imaginations.We would simultaneously create and talk, advise, express, display. There's just something magical that happens when you have a confabulation of artistic people. It definitely inspires; that's for sure. Art brings out the best in others. It's a fact! And furthermore, people come out of their shells. Accomplishment abounds! Art class should be mandatory everywhere. So much is learned, and not just about art in itself. There's psychology involved, philosophy, history. The list is endless.

So, that's why once a week, me and my artsy friends get together and have our craft klatsch. We rotate hosts, and food and beverages are available. Everyone brings their projects and we all just go at it. It's one of the happiest days of the week for me.

In fact, Etsy has a lab called "Etsy Labs In Brookln, NY." Craft Nights at the Etsy Labs are free and open to the public, 4-8 p.m. on Mondays. You see, they're in on the know too!! There's also Meetup Groups;, where you can find virtually any kind of meetup you like in any town.

So even if you take a knitting class or crocheting class, not only will you learn something new, but the experience in the class setting will bring the learning to new heights. I swear. There's just something about a bunch of artistic minds being in a room together. It's truly magical!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You're A Shining Star

This past month when I was holiday shopping, I noticed some bling in the corner of my eye. They were small star ornaments that I thought would make great pendants for necklaces. So I purchased them and decided to digress momentarily from working with funky felt. I bought four 2" stars in 2 colors and 2 textures. I made them into necklaces and here's what was created:

Steel Blue Metallic Shining Start
Hot Pink Metallic Shining Star
Hot Pink Pearlescent Shining Star
Steel Blue Pearlescent Shining Star

They're all only five buckaroos each!! You can find them at

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Art By Heart

I read an article about this organization, and it made my heart smile. It's called the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Art Project. You'll find something for everyone here - even the family pet - courtesy of the pediatric patient's creativity. Each ornament, card, book and frame is inspired by the artwork of these cancer patients. Proceeds go towards trips, camps, educational programs, and scholarships for the kids. I've always said "art heals," and in this case it heals both patients and customers. Not only does the artwork give the patients something to do, it inspires their creativity and gives them a sense of accomplishment. I believe this aids in healing. And of course, the customers admire the talent, so that in itself inspires the patients to continue creating. I honestly believe that a program like this should be instituted in all pediatric cancer centers. It breeds creativity, imagination, accomplishment and healing. Whoever came up with the idea is an absolute genius! I don't know about you, but I'm about to get my checkbook out. And you can check out the goods at:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Interchangeable Funky Felt Flowers!

A friend of mine (she deserves mention: Cathy Tuggle at gave me an idea using my Funky Felt Flowers. She urged me to make "Interchangeable Funky Felt Flower Necklaces." I thought the idea was brilliant so I ensued it. And, I love it. To summarize, you purchase a ball chain with a pendant clasp on it; small and large flowers with holes in them are then purchased and put on clasp. Easily installed and easily removed with the bail clasp. So, you can veritably wear a different flower necklace every day of the week. People will think you own a share in Funky Felt Flowers!! All of the pieces are cheap and fab, fresh and colorful. Here's a lookee:

As you can see, the ball chain comes in silver and black, 18" (but can be longer if desired), and the combinations are endless. Custom requests are encouraged. Become a Funky Felt Flower Fashionista and Feel the Fabulousity!!

All available, of course, at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Spectacular Sales

Okay, people, not only have I slashed ring prices to half and the rest of the jewelry also reduced, I'm giving 10% off with coupon: FUNKY45.

Originally $15.00, now $7.50
Originally $15.00, now $10.00
Originally $15.00, now $12.00
Originally $8.00, now $5.00
Originally $25.00, now $20.00

The Cocktail Rings are the REAL bargain, though. They're the muses for my shop. Who wouldn't want a fab, fresh, colorful, vibrant, trendy cocktail ring to rock the world? I wear 3 at a time!!
Start a trend. Be fabulous! Flaunt a Funky Felt Flower Cocktail Ring. It'll make you smile and you won't regret it. No sunshine or water required either.


Sarah Jessica

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Smartphone Sleeves

Smart phones are all the rage; the iPhone, the Blackberry, the Droid... They're staples of modern living. Most people can't exist without them. I mean after all, with all the apps available, you can basically manage your entire life with your phone; check your email, surf the web, check your calendar, keep reminders. The list goes on and on. So since these "gadgets" are omnipotent, I figured I'd feature some etsy cases for them. God forbid, they get scratched or dropped! And after all, if you have the trendiest "thing," you might as well have the bling to keep it safe. What if you lost it (Perish the thought!!!)  - there goes your life...

iPhone Buddy Case

iPhone Case Retro Camera
Hello Kitty With Bear iPhone Case

Cassette Tape Tablet Case
N.55 In Black Studded iPhone 4 Case
Handmade iPhone Felt Case - "Moustache" Design

There are millions more on etsy, so take a look. You can even have one customized. I mean, you can't let your cherished phone be naked....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Treasured Treats

I love etsy treasuries. I love viewing them and making them. An etsy treasury is a curated list of items based on a theme. The name "Treasury" is actually apropos because you have to go on a treasure hunt through people's shops in order to find the items for your treasury.  Sometimes I get so absorbed in the items I'm looking at, that I forget I'm treasure hunting. Coming up with a theme is fun too. I try to be as creative as possible. You also want to make the treasury look pleasing so it's important where you place your items. People then view them and add comments if they desire. Some of them even make the front page of etsy, which is an esteemed honor that I haven't yet figured out how to do. Someday. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the treasuries that I've been in. It makes for a good blog post.

Such A Treasury
Friends Who Help Me When I'm Feeling.....Blue
Late Summer Color Pop
Live To Create
I hope you've enjoyed my little display and were able to pick out my Funky Felt Flowers. Enjoy. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Monday, October 31, 2011

Custom Requests

I love doing custom requests because it forces me to work with said choices. In other words, the desired object is not up to me, so I feel that I have to be extra creative in order to fulfill the request. Sometimes, people even like to collaborate with you. That's always fun. And they like to get a glimpse of how you work. I want the creation to be extra special so I try my best. I just wanted to show a couple of my custom requests because I feel like boasting a bit. I'm allowed!!  :0) So here are a few:

Zumba Dance Necklace

Child Fairy Brooch & Velcro Earrings

Grandmother Brooch

Large Bouquet

Top of Bouquet

So if you'd like something custom and special, don't hesitate to ask. It can even be something that you think can't be done. I can do it. I assure you.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Funky Felt Flower Jewelry Sets

When I began my endeavor to open a shop on etsy, I envisioned only selling my Funky Felt Flower cocktail rings. Then people advised me to make other pieces of jewelry, so I took the plunge. In this post, I'd like to showcase my sets because they're unique and different. I'm just going to post the photos with links to my shop, where you can see more photos of them.

The Superhero Collection

The Baby Collection

The Tropical Collection

The Prince Collection
The Pastel Collection
The Pimento Collection
The Mango Collection
The Lilac Collection

All of these sets are available and affordable at Funky Felt Flowers -

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Yet Another Funky Felt Flowers Giveaway!

On September 1st, there will be another Funky Felt Flower Giveaway! I'm actually considering making it a monthly event because everyone should have the opportunity to win one of my colorful happy sprouts! The giveaway will last until September 15th, when a random winner will be chosen. I will be posting chances to enter on Facebook throughout the giveaway. You can also enter by going to: and clicking on the "Giveaway" tab to the left. The winner will be able to choose their own custom colors and can pick a style by visiting So get ready! In 2 days the race begins. Make sure to go to Facebook and enter!

Funky Felt Flowers

Funky Felt Flowers