Thursday, July 21, 2011

BESTeam Feature - ChickyDs on Etsy

This week my BESTeam Feature is on a 'new' shop called ChickyDs, where you will find accessories for your little fashionista!  Danielle, of Peru, Illinois, is the crafter behind ChickyDs.  And this is actually a second shop run by Danielle...her other shop is called Danizabeth, featuring retro and nostalgic photography.

Danielle recalls that as a child, her mom absolutely loved to accessorize her outfits with hair bows. Although Danielle admits she wasn't really sure she liked them at the time, she has now grown up and realizes what fashion is, she can appreciate the effort her mom gave to her outfits.

She has always loved arts and crafts.  And she knew from middle school that she was going to pursue a career involving art.  She went to school, studied Graphic Design and now is working doing just that at a local newspaper.

As much as she loves her job, she enjoys being able to create things with her hands. On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby with every intention of getting knitting supplies to learn how to knit turned into the idea of starting a new Etsy adventure....and ChickyDs was born! 

I can so appreciate how a trip to a local craft store turns in to a brand new I too have ventured to the craft store with the intentions of finding something to make for Christmas gifts one year...which turned into my soap making addiction!  Next thing I knew I had a whole closet full of soap making supplies and started my own Etsy shop selling my handmade soap!  Nevermind the trip to the craft store for knitting supplies....and a whole other closet full of knitting stuff!!

Here are just a few things that jumped out at me while browsing her shop...

Pink and Brown Butterfly, Hearts and Stripes Loopy Boutique Bow

Small Canvas Tote with Detachable Boutique Bow Accent

Adult Military Style Boutique Hat - Black with Purple and Teal Yo Yos

Cupcake Clippie 3 Pack Boutique Style Girls Accessories

Striped Boutique Bow on French Clip

To find out more about what Danielle is up to, you can check out her blog at

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