Thursday, January 6, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Too Much of a Good Thing

Jill of All Trades Leyla of Salem, OR (Hi, neighbor!), is creator and curator for this week's BESTeam shop: Too Much of a Good Thing. Where to start? There are so many different treasures in her shop!

Don't think about a giraffe! Too late. Gerald the Giraffe Amigurumi Doll, $15.00, shown below, is the perfect companion. He is not meant for children in his current condition (his eyes may not withstand a child's love), but Leyla will make embroidered or button eyes, if the kids want a Gerald of their own.
Check out this Purple and White Flower Brooch, $8.50, shown below! It's a lovely accessory for any outfit and can be customized for whatever color combinations you need.

If needlepoint isn't your style, there are plenty of beautifully crafted paper items to choose from. The Hot Air Balloon Note Card Set, $7.50, shown above, is one of my favorite designs in the shop, but there are many more where those came from! They are perfect for writing Thank You notes after the holidays or sending a colorful hello to a far away friend.

This beautiful Yellow and Orange Kelp Leaef Picture Frame, $10.00, shown below, would not only make a great pair with Gerald, but it will also add a smile to your face and a little brightness to your office. Start the New Year with some color in your life!
Leyla's Black Zipper Flower Statement Headband, $12.50, shown below, is not something you see every day. This bold and original accessory is the perfect example of the creative solutions found in this shop.
Pick up a new craft this New Year, and take some time to appreciate the crafters and artists who display their variety of talents!

If you're visiting Salem, OR, you can also find Leyla's work at the Willamette Valley Fruit Company and Felicity Boutique. Online, you can follow her blog.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much! You write the best features :)