It’s all too easy to do things for Valentine’s Day! There’s a wonderful selection of Valentine’s Day things for our individual shops!
So, it’s no surprise that the three of us have managed to do at least one Valentine’s Day item. There are more coming, actually, such as my placemats. But it seems to be a (hopefully not) rare occurrence when we all have something put up on Etsy close to each other, and we thought we’d feature them on a blog post today.
I’m going to be creative about the Friday Featured Favorites, and explore some different things. Today, I’ll be looking at the items in a bit more detail.
One of the ideas for Etsy was to come up with a specific person, down to naming them, so you know what you’re aiming for when you make your things. I thought I’d go with that and try to write up a description of our items, as though they were a person, or (and this is less unlikely) what kind of person can own them.
It was interesting doing this, mostly because I didn’t tell Abigail and Hannah about my idea until pretty late, so they didn’t have time to think about it. However, I’ve got a pretty good description together.
Starting with Abigail, and her wonderful Valentine’s Day Ephemeral Earrings:
I asked her what sort of personality they would have, or what kind of person would own them, and she simply answered: “Something like me.” Fortunately, she expanded on that and added that they are for someone romantic but bold. Of course, this being for Valentine’s Day, romantic is bound to come up. However, it’s quite possible Abigail meant it in the old-fashioned way, meaning something more adventurous. She added that they could be for someone old-fashioned but trendy (the best kind of combo, in my opinion, since too old-fashioned is embarrassing and too trendy is weird)
I decided to think up one single word to describe Abigail’s Valentine’s Day Ephemeral Earrings (which can work just as well for all of her ephemeral earrings) and this is what I came up with: Versatile.
And just to round out the description, I’ll finish with this summary, provided by the Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You:
“Putting your appointed path ahead of any inner conflicts, you make your own rules for the benefit of all.”
Here is a link to one of Abigail’s Valentine’s Day Ephemeral Earrings, but she has several, so be sure to look around!
Moving on to Hannah’s gorgeous Valentine’s Day card Two Roses for My Love, which we got a fun glimpse of in the blog post Cogs and Gears: Putting It All Together. First of all, I have to say – is there such a thing as Victoriana Chic, ’cause Hannah’s perfected it!
I asked her what sort of personality her card had if it was a person and she stared at me. I think the exact expression was consternation. I had to explain what I was doing after that.
Abigail, always quick with words and description, chimed in with the very accurate description of:
Generous and romantic (there’s that word again). I thought that was an interesting description, and it fit so well!
Hannah later added that the person who bought them might be old-fashioned and like simplicity.
The word I came up with to describe this card was: Dynamic.
I went ahead and filled out the same character quiz mentioned above, and came up with this: “Humble yet possessing great power, you will sacrifice many things to root out evil.”
Here is a link to Hannah’s beautiful Valentine’s Day card, entitled:
Two Roses for My Love.
They can be sold individually, as a set of 5 or a set of 10.
Hannah has several cards, of wide variety, interesting design, and differing occasions.
She’s also working on uploading another Valentine’s Day card, that’s absolutely beautiful. So, be sure to check in at her shop soon and see it!
Update: Hannah has a new card up! Here’s a link to her edgy playful Victoriana card, and below is a picture:
Lastly, here are my Valentine’s Day Mug Warmers. You can read more about them on my recent blog post: Wagging Tails and Chocolate Boxes.
I had the unfair advantage of knowing what I was planning for this blog post, and my mug warmers kind of have a distinct personality, so it was pretty easy coming up with a description of these.
I decided on: the person who might own these is comfortable with a sense of humor. Someone who basically stays in their comfort zone but isn’t afraid to push the limits. Possibly underestimated.
I had trouble picking the word for these, especially since cute is the first to come to mind, and I wanted something more unexpected. I finally decided on: Amiable. Still a little obvious, but fits perfectly.
I did the character quiz again, and came up with this rather unexpected description:
“A strong presence with myriad abilities, you organize efforts yet shun consensus, and strive to educate others for the benefit of your causes.”
That’s right – the Doctor’s going to buy one of my mug warmers! (too bad none of the puppies is K-9)
Here is a link to my Valentine’s Day Fabric Mug Warmers with Puppies.
As I mentioned above, I’m making some placemats too, and hopefully they’ll be online by this coming Tuesday. Lord willing, sooner than that. They’ll have a puppy on one side, and hearts on the other.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I had fun putting it together.
At the very least, you’ve learned a bit about us. When Abigail mentioned that her Ephemeral Earrings were a bit like her, that fits with all of us, as well as each other.
Have a great weekend, everyone!