Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Artist (TM) - Frauke Avent

Frauke Avent of Handmade Fuzzy is a stay at home mom and she constantly have some creative projects going on, knitting and sewing.  

How it all started Frauke girls both dance with a passion. Every year at the end of the school year they have a dance recital.   In the last dance class they have we give the teacher and assistants a little gift. Usually it is something handmade by Frauke. 

About 1 1/2 years ago it was a little mouse like this, one for every teacher. The co owner of the dance school liked them so much, that she asked Frauke to make her whole family as dance mice. She wanted them a little bit bigger though. So then came Mr. Dance Mouse.  

After that Frauke made one of her daughters, she was expecting at that time, so that mouse got a little "baby" and a bottle. One of her daughters is a elementary teacher so the mouse had a pencil and some numbers as accessories.

For Frauke this was the step into selling her crafts. She didn't want to do craft shows. So she was looking into online venues. First she tried out Etsy, but very easy you get lost in paying bills for listing and re listing.
So one day Frauke stumbled over Zibbet, and it felt like home. It was very easy to set up her shop and find new friends and wonderful support in the community. From there on it was fun to create and come up with new ideas.   

Yes Frauke had her set backs, lost her mojo. But Frauke said, “It is so gratifying to see what you can 
create and that other people like what you do.”   Frauke  is a very talented woman please check her shop out at Zibbet.

Visit Frauke at :

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Artist (TM) - Rebecca West

Rebecca West of Body & Soul Products, RWestDesigns Jewelry and SampleZBox  said she is a a true believer in you get back what you put out in this world. You know you reap what you sow.  Because of believing she have been blessed with much love,  from her husband, daughter,family, friends, and now the Zibbet community.

Rebecca said; 'I am all about hand ~made and I guess you can "blame" my great~grandmother, grandmother, and mom.  I come from  generations of women who made things with their hands,  some out of neccessity... some just because they enjoyed it.  I have lots of hand~made items from all of them.  They are precious to my heart and I can't wait to pass them down to my daughter.

Rebecca also said she has always been creating as long as she can remember.  Rebecca  always got crafting kits as a young girl, from pot holder makers, latch hook kits, beading kits, all kinds of crafting kits from lots of different people in my life.  She loves hand made and she want to help spread the word about everyone that makes things with their hands!!

Rebecca mention most of all because she truly love to help people, sometimes she  think she  scares them because she tries to be tooooo helpful and people wonder what is she up to. 
 Rebecca said;"Honestly it's just because I like to help."  Rebecca believes in teamwork, and she said;"if we all stick together and help each other we will all benefit!!"

 Here is one way Rebecca have been helpful.  She created a successful marketing tool call the ZBox. 

The Z Box is dedicated to introducing you to some fabulous Artists and Crafters that own shops on the innovative selling venue of Zibbet. Z Box contains sample items from some of these shop owners. Check back often to see what is featured in each month's box, and there will always be some surprises also!!

These boxes are available for purchase, so that you can receive a sampling of these Artists & Crafters talents. There will even be coupons from some of them , for you when you shop at their Zibbet Shops!  Order ZBoxes here.  Learn More About Zboxes Here

Rebecca even went as far as creating ZBox TV on You Tube see a sample video here:


 Rebecca is a very talented woman. 
Please visit all her shop, blogs and follower her on Facebook and Twitter

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