by Judy Nolan
Using the words of Carl Sandberg, “Nothing happens unless first we dream”, Judy enhances his words with her own “Dreams are also realized when we ask ‘What if…?’ and ‘Why not…?’” These two thoughts are the basis of Judy’s OOAK creations in her shop, http://jnoriginals.etsy.com/.
When I envision one of Judy’s creations, the first thing that comes to mind are her unique and colorful “Felted Needle Books.” I purchased one a few years ago, and can never go anywhere without it when working on a project! Also one cannot miss her colorful felted bowls with their flower appliques.
Judy’s talent is also showcased in her crocheted scarfs, hats, and wide headbands, all of which come in various colors. I especially love her “Ruffled Scarflettes” with their flower appliques. Not only perfect for those cold winter days, but a fashion statement of their own. My favorite is the “Raspberry Ruffled Scarflette” (shown above) which also comes in a variety of other colors.
It is no wonder that Judy’s work looks so professional, as she has won various awards in the Fabric & Threads Division at the Iowa State Fair, which she now shares with her many followers.
by Pamela Todd
When I first started on Etsy, one of the first teams I joined was the Bbest Team. Pamela (great name :)) Todd and her shop http://bagsandmorebypam .etsy.com, was one of the first teams I became acquainted with. Her beautiful crocheted items were what attracted me to her shop.
As Pam says “Crocheting is such a passion! It is a thrill when others appreciate your work as well.” All of which is quite evident in her many feminine, crocheted, lacey items she creates. Besides having her shop here on Etsy, Pam also participates in many local Craft Fairs, as well as having her own website, and Icraft store.
My favorites are her beautiful Lacey Scarflettes (my favorite is her Queen Anne Lace Scarflette) and wide, warm Headbands, as well as this very classy Black Sweater, a few of which I have showcased in this article. Of course what would “bagsbypam” be without featuring one of her many hand-crocheted bags. Pam also has some very cute Baby items listed in her shop, as well as some very unique fashions for the dog in your life!
When not crocheting, Pam’s main passion is her family; saying, “my main delight is being a wife, mother of two daughters and one son, mother-in-law to two, and grandmother to two girls and one boy.”