Interview: Claireoncloud9

I am Claire Halson and I live with my husband Mark, and our four daughters - Emily (15), Alice (8), Grace (4) and Lily (2).

I’ve always been artistic and worked as a freelance Artist before joining the world of ‘proper’ work! From as young as I can remember, I have been painting, drawing and creating my own items. The clouds came about when I was designing one of my girls’ bedrooms and wanted a cloud and raindrop theme. I couldn’t find anything that I liked and so I made a few clouds and a mobile, and Claireoncloud9 was born!


Interview: Miek

Please tell us a little about yourself and why you started to make things for kids.

My name is Mieke Kockelkorn. I live in a very nice city in the south of the Netherlands. Since I was very young I have been making clothes. First for my dolls and later for myself, friends and family. So when I grew older I went to study Fashion And Textile design at the art academy. After graduating I started working in the costume department at the opera company. I learned a lot there and had a lot of fun too.



Interview: Feltstream

Hello! My name is Dina Ivanova. I’m from Russia, from a beautiful city of St.Petersburg, where I was born, grew up, studied and have been working as a graphic designer for 15 years. For the last 7 years I have been living in Germany. I am here because of my husband, who has been working in Germany for the last 15 years. We have a beautiful daughter Tina, she is 4 years old. 


August Kids Parade

The featured items are from:
1. bubyNoa 2. BelsArt 3. OrangeDogCrafts 4. tributary 5. iotaillustration 6. MoMoPics 7. LauraFrisk 8. CushionsandMore 9. kokokoshop 10. handmadebesties 11. inmybackyard 12. FullSpectrumApparel 13. LesMiniboux 14. BelaMyChildhood 15. DovilesBoutique 16. Nastrierocchettishop

Please vote for your favorite item in the comments and if you want to participate in the next parade, please leave a link to your etsy shop! The shop which item will get the most votes from you will get a special promotion!

This month's winner are lovely finger puppets from ecoleeko!

Interview: Andreavida

I am Andrea from Budapest, creator of funny pets and charming dolls. I'm graduated as teacher of arts and mathematics - it is a strange combination, isn't it? I used to work with numbers and computers for years, but arts and crafts remained my passion forever.
I've been sewing since I was a little girl, as my grandmother and mother did. I've always been wearing my own handmade clothes, and when my children were born - almost twenty years ago - I started to make clothes and toys for them, too. Now my daughter and son no longer play with my toys and but I can't stop creating new dolls and plushies.