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Caitlin Betsy Bell
Interests: I am passionate about handmade and I like to wear an apron while I work.
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Alright so it's not looking very much like Spring yet around these parts (especially after yesterday's snowstorm), but I'm at least feeling like Spring is on its way. I know I have been quite silent in this space the last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Nifty
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I hope you have a lovely holiday! the new year will be a great time for me to get back to blogging in this space--as you can see the last month has been quite full. From holiday cookies, to decorating... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at Nifty
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As a little Christmas tradition my mom and I exchange advent gifts. It is pretty fun to open a little gift each day leading up to Christmas. The pretty little packages are also making my tree look even more festive,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Nifty
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Hmm things are looking quite holiday-ish around here. I've got my Christmas tree decorated now I just need to craft, craft, craft! Between custom orders, one more holiday artist market, & handmade Christmas gifts for my family I've got a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Nifty
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This time of year can be tricky photography wise...especially when it is already too dark at 3pm for a good product photo using natural light. Today I re-photographed a few items.... and listed them too! Remember today is the last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Nifty
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SO the craft show as a success...here's a little photo of my set-up.... I've got my Etsy shop up-to-date with listings ( I actually have a few more goodies that I need to re-photograph before I list them but that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Nifty
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In just one week it will be time for the Queen City Craft Bazaar. I have quite a few things in various stages of doneness but here is what I have finished up today so far: 30 finger puppets, 7... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at Nifty
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I hope you are having a fun halloween!! Here is one of the many fun things I did on my trip to Utah--I carved the owl & my mom carved the kitty pumpkin. Speaking of kitties, I also got to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Nifty
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Just a little heads up--I am headed to Utah for a week so please note that all orders from my shop placed 10/12-10/21 will ship 10/22. (I am so ready for some vacation time!) xo CBB p.s. here's a little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Nifty
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This summer I worked full time for myself. It was pretty great. It was also successful, mainly because I participated in a weekly artist market, where I sold my wares. And so I leave you with moments from this summer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Nifty
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As the summer came to a close, I found myself really wanting to make a change in my apartment/studio. I had the perfect excuse to, when I was given a lovely corner cupboard that once belonged to my great grandmother... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Nifty
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Today was supposed to be my very last artist market of the season, but the weather had some different ideas because it has been raining all day long---so no market. Instead I have baked bread, packaged up orders for delivery... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Nifty
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I had a request to make a star ball for a little baby girl. So I whipped up one in pinks & yellows. I quite enjoy making them-- mainly choosing out the fabrics. It's just like quilting, only its three... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Nifty
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These last few weeks have gone by so fast it seems. I have been crafting, really I have. I just haven't been so great at sharing it. Here is the latest batch of little lions that have made their little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2012 at Nifty
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What is it about September where life just seems to speed up with new activities starting and school back in session?? I've started a new job working one-on-one with a little girl with special needs at school and at home.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at Nifty
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You guessed it--I've been sewing up a storm. And after a successful day at the artist market, my shop is all up to date too. Here is a peek at some of what was made this week: xo CBB Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2012 at Nifty
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new little owlies... xo CBB Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Nifty
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For some reason quite a few shoppers at the artist market think I'm a puppeteer. Let's get one thing straight, I love making puppets but I'm no puppeteer. I love seeing how other people respond and interact with the things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Nifty
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I had a custom request for a brunette learn-to-dress dollie with a pink/orange outfit. To make the most of my crafty time I made two dollies, one which is now in my etsy shop. She got lots of compliments at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at Nifty
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here are some lovely things from my etsy favorites this week... one. two. three. four. xo CBB Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Nifty
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Yesterday I finished up making 50 finger puppets and some more star wands... Today I am on to making learn-to-dress dollies and hopefully some pop-up puppets too! I am totally in the making in multiples mindset and I am hoping... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at Nifty
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New things have made their way into my etsy shop.... another foxy... and some lions, too! xo CBB Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Nifty
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My latest and greatest design now in the shop. xo CBB Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Nifty
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It seems that I can never quite keep up with the demand for finger puppets at the artist market! So, I make several finger puppets every week. I like to have around 50 or so at the ready for customers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Nifty
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More little owlies--since I sold out of them at last Saturday's artist market... It was fun to come up with new color schemes/fabric combos for these guys. I also made an addition of embroidering "Nifty Kidstuff" on the backs of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Nifty