Here is the winner of MsBittyKnacks 9th Artist Feature
This creative artist or as her blog reads: A one-woman crafting company is based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. From an early age she has been creating, she shares: " My Mum is a tailoress and we were always sewing and making things as I grew up. I was fascinated by how quickly she could knit."
|Cutie Pie Card|
Karen is a full time Web Developer. However, for the past year she has been taking various art and craft courses and as she says "got the bug back". By searching how to sell her work online she found Etsy and created her shop twentythreetwo on March 3 of this year were one can find a variety of handmade goodies like cards, screen prints, bibs, badges, bags & toys. Her best sellers are the cards and bibs; she shares: " at my last craft fair, a lovely lady was buying the cards as quickly as I was making them!"
But, when asked which was her favorite, after a bit of difficulty she said: I'd probably say my "Songbird" print. I love the colors and felt a great satisfaction when it all came together from the hand-drawn image to the final hand-pulled print."
|Woodland Creatures Card|
|Vibrant Green Oilcloth Wipeable Baby Bib|
|Pink Striped Heart - Handmade A4 Screen Print|
|Handmade Iron-On Applique Tree Cotton Tote Bag|
"Handmade means creating something that is not only unique, but that someone has taken the time and effort to produce using real skills."
|Fluffy Bunny Rabbit Plush Toy|
Artist: "I love Lisa Stubbs work. I find her very inspiring as a person and an artist."
Materials: "A pencil and paper, that’s where it all begins for me!"
Holiday: "This will be my first Christmas as a craft business and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m creating a range of ornaments and cards which I’m selling in support of Maggie’s Centre, Aberdeen. They do great work throughout the UK for families affected by cancer and I’m hoping to help raise funds to bring a centre to Aberdeen."
Techniques: "I always love learning new techniques but screen printing is my favourite. I love the process involved from drawing the design to building the image and the big reveal at the end!"
Color: "Anything bright usually catches my eye but I love the way that colours can work together."
Etsy Shops: "I love to shop on Etsy so there are lots, but Lisa (Stubbs) shop Lil Sonny Sky, None Such Garden, My Mimi, Kitty Pink Stars and Mystic Dwellers are amongst my favourites."
|Tweed Bunny Rabbit Button Brooch/Badge|
Karen's goals are are to continue to grow her business. She says: " I dream of a lovely big studio to work in, so who knows...!
|Six Two Hole Aqua/Pale Blue Plastic Buttons|