Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday Artist Profile - Sand and Sky Creations

I have a real soft spot in my heart for Prince Edward Island, Canada. It's just such a lovely place, I'm dying to drag my family up there for a camping trip... We camped there when I was a little girl, and I still have clear memories of the ferry ride from Bar Harbor, Maine to Nova Scotia, and then another ferry out to PEI (before there was a bridge) and, of course, visiting Green Gables (of Anne fame), walking through the Haunted Wood, etc. A lovely trip on a beautiful island.

My featured Etsy artist this week, Simone of Sand and Sky Creations, is lucky enough to live there! Simone designs and creates really beautiful knit and crocheted clothing and accessories.

Am I right, or what? This is her Rose Red Cropped Cardigan that she created as part of the EtsyFAST (Fiber Arts Street Team) March Challenge. Gorgeous, isn't it? Buy it here before I do!!

I love her sweet little Le Minou hat, too:

She also offers patterns in her shop, too, if you're feeling the need to create. Her Earth Mama Babydoll top pattern, for example, really appeals to me:

Gorgeous! I purchased a pattern from her earlier this winter (her Yuletide Scarf pattern) and it was very well done. Clear instructions, and an interesting enough pattern to hold my attention (quite the accomplishment, I'm a very scatter-brained knitter).

And isn't her photography outstanding (love the Iris in the photo of her babydoll top, e.g.)? Somehow her photographs - and her work - really capture the ethereal feel of her shop name (Sand and Sky). She has done an excellent job, I think, in thinking out the presentation of her work, both through her etsy shop and her website. Very inspiring!

OK, one more item...

North Wind Snow Scarflette. And it is completely evocative of the North Wind, isn't it? Love it.
(And I adore her lipstick in this shot, too, lol! See what I mean about well-presented, though?)

And, to top it all off, she is donating 20% of her profits from sales made this month (and March, too), to Excellent.

Thanks for the inspiration, Simone, and keep up the great work!


Merily said...

What a great post! I just love the things Simone makes- everything's so classy and pretty. (And her photography is great, too!) :)

Sand & Sky said...

Thanks so much for the kind words Kristin. I'm very honored and flattered that you chose me for your Wednesday Artist profile.