Each week I will be doing a showcase of various handmade shops. With the holidays coming up, it is the perfect time to get started, and why not start with us?
The Crazy Elephant
What kinds of fabulous goodies to you carry?
We have lots of fun stuff for little ones. We have burp cloths, owie fixers, freezie sleeves, reusable lunch bags, books, artwork, Christmas cards (seasonally), and other goodies as well.
What inspires your work?
Our son, Jayne! He is the reason The Crazy Elephant exists, and how it got it's name. I have always been an artist, but all the sewn and knitted items in our shops came about because of having made them for him first. we decided to share the things we love to use with others.
Why is handmade important to you?
There is a lot of care that goes into a handmade item that you can't get from a manufacturing plant. When I make something I expect a high level of perfection. If I don't like the way a new product turns out, I don't sell it. I keep working on it till it is what I want it to be or it gets dropped all together. In handmade products you see more originality and much higher quality overall.
Share a handmade gift that anyone can do!
Sock packs are super easy and can be pretty if you find the right sock. Fill a sock (I use knee socks) with rice and a bit of scent, like dried lavendar. Then sew the top shut. That is it, quick and easy! Your gift getter can microwave the sock pack for a few seconds (test your sock cooking time, it depends on size) for use as a hot pack or toss in a bag in the freezer for a cold pack. the knee socks are nice because they they can cover your whole kneck or shoulders.
Lastly, where can we find you?
We do several live shows, but online you caan find us at http://artfire.com/users/thecrazyelephantboutique and http://thecrazyelephant.etsy.com/
The Crazy elephant is givingaway 4 free christmas card designs! These are photo cards that you will recieve via e-mail and can print to your hearts content. Winners will be selected at random on Monday october 11th.
How to enter:
Please comment once for each entry.
*follow this blog
*fan The Crazy Elephant on facebook
*heart The Crazy Elephant on Etsy
*blog about this giveaway (must leave link)
*share this giveaway with others in any other way (must leave link and can comments as many sepparate links as you like)
*making a purchase in either shop gives you 10 entries (make 1 comment for the purchase)
*Share instructions for a great handmade gift that anyone can do!
Have fun and the winner will be announced on October 11th!