Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Meet and Greet - Beth's Bagz

I'm delighted to give a huge welcome to our brand new (and just-in-time-for-Christmas!) team member, the very talented Elizabeth Holcombe!

Now you've probably already seen Beth's two very successful etsy shops; and she is indeed very successful. To date Beth has sold over 500 of her wonderful "Dime Store Chic" pin cushions!

All Beth's work is easily distinguished by her unique style - pretty, colourful, and charmingly nostalgic and whimsical. Beth loves to visit flea markets and antique stores to search for beautiful finds, to give an individual touch to her creations.

Beth's Bagz is a treasure trove of her handmade tote bags, the above-mentioned pincushions (see this sweet example below), corsages, ornaments and wreaths.

Beth's second shop, dime store chic, is such a fun concept. It's set out in different departments - everything from "home and garden" to "toys" - and has a fantastic selection of delightful goodies! Beth also has her own exclusive craft kits for sale - how lovely is this ribbon rosette corsage made from Beth's very own kit?

Now, as if this wasn't enough creativity to be going on with, there is also another string to this very talented lady's bow... our newest team-mate is a published author!

Beth's first book, "Heaven and the Heather", was inspired by a photograph of Ewan McGregor in a kilt, with a rooster under his arm!

Beth's says the starting point for her stories is asking herself the question "what if?". When she saw the photograph of Ewan she wondered "If you gave a Highlander a chicken...what would he do with it?"And if that fascinating taster isn't enough to make you want to read the story I don't know what is!!

Beth has also been published in the anthology "Bewitched, Bothered, and Be-Vampyred" for which she volunteered her work for free, in aid of the International Red Cross for tsunami relief.

Beth, I must say it's been fascinating finding out about you to write this meet and greet! Welcome to the team, we're so very happy to have you!


Chris said...

Welcome to the team, Beth! You're going to love it here!

luthien said...

omg!! what an inspiration you are beth!! you have done so much! welcome to the group :) i am sure you will really enjoy yourself here!!

angie ... where did you get all that info from? what a wonderful write up of beth :))

have a happy christmas!
luthien :)

Mana Moon Studios said...

What a wonderful introduction for an exceptionally talented lady!! Welcome Beth, we're thrilled to have you with us!

laura evans/photography said...

such an interesting lady ... love the little insights. wonderful post. welcome to the team.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Welcome to the team, this is a fabulous group of ladies!

Magpie said...

Welcome, Beth! I'm so happy to have you in our group. I know you will enjoy it here! You are so multi-talented, you will be quite an "inspiration" to us all! I love your pincushions ~ what a great way to upcycle!

Tammy said...

Wishing you a warm welcome aboard, Beth. I am so glad you are with us. Wow, an accomplished artist and author! Nice! We are a fun bunch of ladies and I hope you will gain as much inspiration from us as I know we will from you.

Nicely written, Angela.


Catherine said...

Welcome to our team Beth! What a thoroughly interesting and inspiring write up!!

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