Monday, July 18, 2011

"Made With Love" Event: JessyCatsMom Review and Giveaway Ends 7/24 (WW)

~This post is part of the handmade "Made With Love" event. All giveaways run from July 18th-24th. View all 29 sponsors on my blog and visit additional co-hosts for this event HERE~

About the Designer...
Hi, my name is Natalie and I live in Albuquerque with my husband of 7 years and our 2 year old daughter (Cat). I also have a 22 year old daughter (Jessica) that lives in California - although I am trying to convince her to move to ABQ. We moved here about 7 months ago and I instantly fell in love with the creativity of the town. On almost every corner of the Downtown area, there are beautiful murals and mosaics. You will see in my shop that I have adapted some of this incredible artwork. Although I have been cross stitching for the past 23 years, the other items in my shop are more recent creations thanks to inspiration from Etsy. The downside to being surrounded by art and being a member of the Etsy community is that I now have too many ideas for projects and just not enough time. I hope you enjoy my shop.

Review...
At JessyCatsMom, you'll find a variety of cross-stitched art decor, beadchimes, and vintage antiques. Natalie sent me an item that truly shows her versatility, skill, and what she is truly capable of!
I received this beautiful cross-stitched Blue SeaStar, framed and all! This is a new item that Natalie created just for my review, and she can make another one if you order from her shop. The Blue SeaStar image is actually part of the mosaic located at the Albuquerque Convention Center, and was adapted by Natalie to create a cross-stitched image. This was cross-stitched on antique white cloth using 24 different colors which includes 14 shades of blue. The actual Blue SeaStar measures approximately 4"x4".
I can't even begin to imagine the time and effort that went into actually creating this piece. How she managed to get all 24 colors in there, map out each one, and still be sane by the end, I don't even know! What I love about the Blue SeaStar is how it almost looks 3-dimensional in person. It almost pops out at you. I actually had to look at it laying flat from the side because I couldn't tell if it was just my imagination! Once we get our son's room a little more finished, I'm hoping to put this on his wall. It's a really versatile piece of art, so it could really fit in almost any room.   

Most of all, I enjoy knowing this piece was inspired by this local mosaic and hope Natalie continues to challenge herself with more creative artwork in her area! 

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16 comments:

Brittney said...

I like the bird on branch mini pitcher
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Joy N. said...

Painted Flower Shell Beadchimes

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Steph Enright said...

My favorite item is the Anemone Blanda - completed and framed cross stitch.

tamiv said...

I like the Painted Flower Shell Beadchimes
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Marija said...

I love the blue and white mini pitcher with flowers!

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rosewendy said...

My favourite is the framed 'Black Cat cross stitch'

Becky said...

I love the Beadchimes, especially the Amethyst and Black ones!

Alli said...

I'm in love with the aqua swirl pitcher!

Kerrific said...

love the noah's ark cross stitch
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polly said...

i like the amethyst teardrop bead chimes
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Karen said...

I love this: Anemone Blanda - completed and framed cross stitch.
Thanks, Karen
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Sherry said...

The Amethyst Teardrop Beadchimes were my favorite.

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Jaime said...

Any one of the mini pitchers. They're all so adorable.

cyndi said...

I'm a cat person, and I love the The Cow Cat in the Moon cross-stitched picture!

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krafterskorner said...

This is my favorite.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77250064/noahs-ark-completed-and-framed-cross

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Erica said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77250677/the-cow-cat-in-the-moon-completed-and