Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blog Feature and a Giveaway!

The Sheet Shop is being featured as the newest sponsor over at Occasionally Crafty. It's a great blog run by two sisters, Valerie and Laura. They post about all things crafty, often including tutorials, recipes, and guest bloggers. Check out their post about The Sheet Shop HERE.

Right now, Occasionally Crafty is having a Spring Fling with several sponsors, including me, that have contributed over $200 in giveaways!

 I'm contributing a 10-pack bundle of coordinating vintage sheet fat quarters!

Here's what other goodies you will be entering to win:

To enter this giveaway, go HERE. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and follow the directions. They are using the Rafflecopter widget for the giveaway. You can earn up to 26 entries in several different ways, including "liking" my Facebook page and adding my Etsy shop to your Etsy favorites.

So please go read the feature, then enter the giveaway for some amazing gifts! Good luck!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Introducing: The Sheet Shop on Etsy

I learned how to quilt last summer and have really fallen in love with the whole process. I immediately started building up a stash of fabric by visiting my local quilt shop. Realizing that I would quickly break the bank buying premium quilting fabric, I started looking into alternatives. In my research, I discovered something...vintage fabric, specifically vintage bed sheets. I had never thought of quilting with them. But as soon as I found my first sheet at a local thrift store, I was hooked! Vintage sheets are very soft because of multiple washings, and often have unique colors and patterns not found in modern fabrics. So I scoured thrift shops near and far, searching for unique vintage sheets in great condition to use in my own quilts. I've collected so many now, that I decided to open an Etsy shop dedicated just to vintage sheets! I buy them, bring them home, and sanitize them in my washer. Then I rip them on the grain and cut them into oversized fat quarters, 19"x23". I leave plenty of each sheet uncut in case someone requests more yardage. I've done all the work so you don't have to! Enjoy browsing my shop!

A few of the fabrics available in my shop...

 Fat Quarter Bundles also available...

And for a limited time I am offering 10% OFF to new customers. Just enter SHEETSHOP10 at checkout! Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

For Your Valentine

Don't forget your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! Shop now for cute heart pendants in my Etsy shop. Each hand-crafted stained glass pendant comes with a beautiful silver snake chain and a gift box.

Follow my blog and receive 10% off your order by using this coupon code: BSDBLOG2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Paintings from today

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 (All paintings © Becky Sharp Designs. All Rights Reserved.)

Watercolor Landscapes

Several weeks ago I got the itch to paint. I had seen some landscapes on Etsy that I really loved. The colors, the abstract forms, the simplicity. Watercolor is my favorite medium for getting colors down on paper quickly. And each painting is a surprise, because if you get enough pigment and water on your brush, the result is really unpredictable. My jewelry is so precise and detailed, I really needed to just loosen up and enjoy a free flowing form of art for a while.

So after digging out my watercolors, brushes and paper, I got down to business. Working quickly and doing many paintings in sequence really loosened me up. I wasn't able to let myself get nit-picky over details, like I usually am. I also worked on a very small scale, about 5"x5", so I could produce more. I'm rather pleased with my first results, especially since it's been so long since I last picked up a brush. I am going to paint a lot more in the next few weeks. My goal is to get comfortable enough with the paint, and find a style I can call my own. Then I will start adding small, original paintings to my Etsy shop. I would love to offer people original artwork that will never be reproduced, at an affordable price. I don't plan to (and don't have the equipment to) produce high quality prints at this time, so original is what I can offer. I'm thinking somewhere in the $15-$30 range for small 5x5's and 5x7's that can fit into 8x10 frames.

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

 (All paintings © Becky Sharp Designs. All Rights Reserved.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fused Glass Jewelry Sale!

Come on over to my Etsy shop to check out great deals on my unique fused glass jewelry. Fused pendants and earrings are all 30%-50% off! Just in time for your Christmas shopping! To see what's on sale, click here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Peek Inside...

Here's a look at my cleaned up art studio, along with my "helpers". While my oldest is at school, these two little ones like to play together while I least for a little while.

I'm excited to announce that I'm back in business! I was tired of making excuses for not working on my stained glass. My "baby" is almost 18 months old now. I definitely had a LONG break. I was starting to go a little stir crazy not having a creative outlet. So a couple of weeks ago I got so fed up that I tore into my art room, which still had unpacked moving boxes, and whipped it in to shape. I re-listed a big portion of my jewelry in my Etsy shop, and started making new pieces too. It feels so good to be doing what I love again! It is truly a balancing act with the kids. I have to squeeze in work time between meals, diaper changes, snuggles, naps, and all my other mommy duties. I don't get as much done as I would like, but that's to be expected. My kids have to come first! Someday I dream of having uninterrupted work time. But until then, I'll take what I can get, while also enjoying the hugs and kisses from little helpers. :)