News: Offered A Full Time Job…

Hello to all of those out there in Indie Craft Sampler land ūüôā

I wanted to let all of you know that I have officially just been offered a full time position so I will no longer have the time to run Indie Craft Sampler. This September sampler will be the last box since I start my new job on Monday.

It was a fun ride this past year, I have loved loved LOVED the contributors that I have had the privilege to champion for. And of course, my awesome subscribers…esp. the ones that have been there from day one. You rock.

So once again, if you have not purchased your September sampler yet esp. since it will now be our last, you can get it here. We will also be offering some of our older boxes in a little while (even some sold out ones that we found a couple of- stay tuned for that or sign up for our email list on the buy a box page as well.)

Take care everyone & viva la indie ūüôā


September Indie Craft Sampler Super Colossal Contributor: Love Hounds

Love Hounds¬†has been a popular contributor &¬† they are back again for the September sampler box! They¬†contributed 100¬†wine charms, magnets, and cards with of course,¬†all dogs, dogs and more dogs! ūüôā

September Sampler boxes are available here. They are $27 (with free shipping) and are filled with 13+ amazing handmade items!

Love Hounds features unique gifts for dog lovers. Every item offered is lovingly hand-crafted one at a time.

All profits from Love Hounds’ sales are donated to the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California to help give homeless and neglected basset hounds a second chance at a forever home.

love hounds

10 Questions with…Gentry from ArtsyG

Every week or so we like to have a fun ‚Äú10 questions‚ÄĚ session with one of our contributors to the Indie Craft Sampler. Some serious, but mostly fun questions. This week we are talking with Gentry from Artsy G.
1. What got you interested in paper crafting?
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved all kinds of paper. But a few years ago I made some Halloween decorations out of paper. My Mimi saw them and wanted me to make Christmas ornaments for her great grandkids. After that I just continued coming up with ideas.
2. What is your favorite thing to make with paper?
The Santa ornaments are my favorite pieces to make.

3. Best advice another crafty/indie shop owner has given you? Do you have any advice for others?

Don’t compromise quality for quantity. My advice to others is to work on your craft EVERYDAY.

4. How/where do you get ideas for new shop items?
New ideas come from customers who are looking for specific things they collect.

5. Put your music player on shuffle? What are the first 5 songs?
– September by Earth Wind & Fire
– Already Gone by the Eagles
– Long Run by the Eagles
– Ain’t That Lonely Yet by Dwight Yoakum
6. What item do you wish you could have saved from your childhood?
My Weeble Wobble Camp Trailer & Boat.
7. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a graphic designer. That was before we did graphics on the computer.

8. What is your favorite word?/Least favorite?

My favorite word is “do”. My least favorite word is “can’t”.

9. What are 3 things still left on your bucket list?
– Vacation in New York City.
– artsyG will be my only full-time job.

10. And finally, why should people visit your shop?

People should visit my shop because every piece is original and you never know what new pieces might be there. Visit ArtsyG.
ArtsyG contributed paper desk frogs, wreath ornaments & angel ornaments for the September Indie Craft Sampler box. To buy your sampler go here.