Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage ~ New ETT SOTW

Karen Witkop is the proprietor of this week's Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the week, misseskwittys. Her shop offers a variety of handmade cottage style items in fabric and paper, which she ships domestically and internationally. Asked about her work, Karen said, "I just love to make things with my hands---pretty, colorful things. I love to get an idea in my head, go down to my studio and pick out some pretty fabrics or papers, and then allow that thought to become something you can actually hold in your hand! It's very gratifying....and FUN!"

Her inspiration is vintage/retro things like embroideries, laces, ribbons, buttons, and rickrack. She says, "I am especially inspired by the linens and fabrics of the 30's and 40's. Don't you think it's wonderful how the housewives of that era, which was a pretty dark era in terms of the war and the economy of the time, did all they could to make their homes beautiful and colorful places--and they did it with their handwork." Her shop also carries some of these vintage items!
Karen is offering a special deal to celebrate her Etsy Twitter Team Shop of the Week status:
With every order this week, she will include a free Gift Tag Sample Pack!

Learn more about Karen and her work by following her on Twitter and Facebook, checking out her Flickr photos and reading her blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Suzanne! Thanks so much for the nice write up--you are such a sweety!!!
    Smiles, Karen