Check out this month’s Etsy for Charity Challenge-CHILL OUT!

August 10, 2009

HEY ETSY Shop owners!

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The Etsy for Charity monthly challenge theme is “CHILL OUT” Check it out…its open to all Etsians and there are great prizes! Check it out here!

Hey Everyone else!

If you need a special handmade gift, check out the Etsy for Charity Shop.

100 percent of your purchase price is donated to charity!

The gift that gives twice! What could be better!

Thanks for looking…You can be the change…

New Throw Pillow from The Puddle People Studio!

August 3, 2009

Throw pillows have been very popular at the shows lately so its time to come up with some new one-of-a-kind designs.

Here is the first one: Oh so soft and squishy! Even the embellishment is soft to the touch- the button is made from wet felted merino wool.

Yummy colors and texture perfect for that dorm room or anywhere you need a splash of color and texture!

Be sure to stop by The Puddle People  for new additions daily!

pink pillow 1pink pillow felt embellishment

Great Prints from Laurie May Coyle!

August 2, 2009

I just hung these 2 great prints I purchased from Laurie May Coyle. She is one of the fabulously talented artisans who make up BerkshireMade.

I bought them last week at the park in Lee. I knew they would be perfect hanging over the fireplace in my kitchen and I was right. Everytime I look at them, they make me smile. (Thanks Laurie!)

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Check out all of Laurie’s wonderful creations at This girl is multi-talented- she paints, she draws, she sews…

New Felted Mosaic Picture Frame

August 2, 2009

This is the latest felted mosaic picture frame made in The Puddle People Studio. This was a custom order…great colors all from the beauty of nature!

felted mosaic pic frame- nature

New Needle Felted Birds!

July 16, 2009

Three one-of-a-kind Needle Felted Birds on their way to The Puddle People Etsy Store

The Puddle People Autumn Felted Coasters featured in Etsylounge blogspot

July 13, 2009

Thanks for featuring my Felted Coasters currently listed in the Etsy for Charity Shop I encourage everyone to visit often and make your purchases count. Buy a gift….donate to charity!

The Heart in Art on Etsy: Creative Giving Handpicked on Etsy Today’s ‘potpourri’ showcase is about beauty emanating from hand and heart. These Etsy artists are but a few among many who combine their artistic skills with the spirit of giving to benefit those in need, donating all or part of their proceeds to worthy causes from cancer or autism research to child or animal welfare. Browsing Etsy’s search pages, I was inspired by generous artisans working in a broad range of media and styles, working independently or in teams to raise funds for charity.

Gifts from New Zealand Arrived!

July 3, 2009


Marie a needlefelt artist from New Zealand and I traded some of our creations

She convo-ed me on Etsy and told me she loved this bowl green flower bowl so I selected some items from her Etsy shop and we traded.

Since I am blessed to live in a house that is 174 years old and has a great brick wall with cubbies in my kitchen, I knew exactly where my new treasures would go…and they look just as good as I expected them too!

Everytime I walk down there, I am delighted! See what I mean:


 white birds

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 Thank you Marie!

New One-of-a-kind Oversized Handmade Felted Pillow

June 28, 2009


blue green pillow 



This oversized pillow was made from wet felting merino wool roving and silk fibers to make a wonderfully soft textured fabric. The backing is made from an upcycled textured patterned print. Filled with polyester fiberfill. Measures 22″ x 20″. This is a One of a kind (OOAK) design made in the smoke free Puddle People Studio.

Stop by and see the many one of a kind original designs in The Puddle People Studio

My First Treasury

June 25, 2009

I made it into my first treasury on Etsy today! Many thanks to Robin at


Check it out!


Thanks for looking!

Busy, Busy, Busy!

June 24, 2009

My family has been extremely busy.

Lots going on in my family: my son’s burn accident, surgery for me, a fall for my mother in law, a couple of graduations, a virus for my husband…everything seems to have quieted down now. THANKFULLY!

Now I need to get back to work…my felting and mosiacs have taken a back seat to all the many things occupying our days lately, but I was recently contacted by Marie from Check out her shop.

Marie lives in New Zealand. That’s just one of the amazing things about Etsy. Not only are there wonderful handmade creations, but I have met so many wonderful people from around the world.

Marie was interested in this one of my felted bowls and she was wondering if I would be interested in flower bowlMarie does some different felting than I do so I was thrilled for the opportunity-not only to trade, but to make a new friend!

In exchange for my bowl, Marie is sending me several of her pieces and I am very excited:

Softearth   -   Snow white birds     THESE ARE RESERVED  FOR  thepuddlepeopleA Softearth Rosebud Princess   THIS IS RESERVED FOR   thepuddlepeopleThree little Softearth Toadstool Babies   THESE ARE RESERVED FOR thepuddlepeopleA Softearth Feijoa flower child   THIS IS RESERVED FOR  thepuddlepeople

I can’t wait to receive all my little treasures! Thanks Marie for contacting me to trade! I am delighted!