Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Meet Etsy Baby Boutique Artist: jkalea


I found the most unique baby gift on Etsy the other day - totally by accident while searching for "sushi." I'm not a big fan of diaper cakes (mostly because I've never seen them done quite like this), but I'm a sucker for anything Asian and JKalea's sushi gift pack is right up my alley. I don't even have kids, but her presentation is so clever and fun I'm in awe. It's everything you need for baby including diapers, blankets, clothing, and toys wrapped up like sushi. Wow. Almost makes me want to have one of my own...
JKalea is a busy Mom, who admits Etsy helped unlock her creative side - and saved her sanity. Not surprisingly she finds inspiration in her "spirited, focused, hilarious toddler Sophie and my talented cousin Heather (who introduced me to Etsy)." She describes her craft as "intricate gift wrapping," but it's so much more - designing original ways of presenting a myriad of presents in one cohesive package. I have never seen something so practical look so fun. "I find Etsy to be the most creative and inspiring concentration of artistic talent I've ever come across. I love seeing the variety of ways and things that people create," she says. I was surprised to find out that she has only been creating her wonderful treasures for just under a year as a "hobby to support my horrendous addiction to buying gorgeous ribbons and all things handmade (my feedback rating is 75% from purchases, 25% from sales)." In fact, she hopes one day her Etsy sales will exceed her purchases. "Love what you create," she advises. "The rest flows from there." Please check out her shop: http://jkalea.etsy.com/
-Wendy Baylis
http://dharmadesigns.etsy.com/

8 comments:

The Downtown Boutique said...

This is so cool! I'm really loving all the cool felt foods that you can find on Etsy!

Cindy Joy said...

JKAlea stuns me with her creative presentation of baby gifts. She's always coming up with something new and interesting. In addition to her sushi baby gifts, I love her diaper cupcakes. They are just so cute. I hope her etsy shop comes to pay for her etsy addiction and then some!

oliverlane said...

Jkalea is one of my favorite sellers on Etsy. Her items are beautifully packaged and perfect for any baby shower!

AlaynaCreations said...

I love jkalea too! She is such a wonderful person - and VERY talented!

Andrea said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Do you do featured artists all the time? I love your blog, you store is great too!! All these artists... not enough time!! :P

Dharma Designs said...

Andrea - yes, I do. Gotta spread that Etsy love. :-)

Dharma Designs said...

Glad to see everyone thought this was as cool as I did. :-)

Clarissa said...

the sushi gift pack is cute! and indeed quite different!

thanks for sharing =)