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Original, Vintage & Rare Maps on Canvas by Seaphloor

SEAPHLOOR is a geography obsessed company based out of Columbus, Ohio that sells original, antique maps mounted on gallery canvas. They decorate each piece to be one of a kind and obviously have a thing for gold leaf and constellation charts. Boasting a collection of over 4,000 unique maps, they can create custom works of any destination and do so quite quickly! If you haven’t run across their feed, do so for the outrageous captions if nothing else. They often describe their brand as never too serious, but always too beautiful.

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Handmade Support Group for Social Media Engagement

Do you need help to increase your Social Media Engagement? I recently created a group called Handmade Support Group for Social Media.

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Handmade Support Group for Social Media


Handmade Support Group for Social Media is a private Facebook support group for Handmade Artists and designers around the Globe. The goal of this group is to provide a community, promote engagement and support for each other on Social Media. We do this by dropping links in a specific threads to share, like, follow, re-pin, re-tweet or comment. By dropping your links you are expected to participate and reciprocate to others as well.

Spamming and Self promotion is not allowed.

Join Handmade Support Group for Social Media today to be a part of a community that promotes and supports each other.

Artisan Spotlight: ToysByHand

First off, tell us about yourself.

Hello my name is Mari and I am a fairly new mommy. I have a 9 month old daugther named Cataleya. I’m fortunate enough to have a hubby who makes enough for me to stay home five days (I do work two days). I am a SoCal native but found my home here in the Bay Area with the hubby.

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Where are you from?

I was born in Ventura county. Specifically in Port Hueneme California (it’s a small beach town near Catalina and Camarillo). I have moved over 11 times but all within Cali so I would say in pretty familiar with the state lol. I’ve lived in San Diego, mammoth Lakes, Camarillo, San Francisco to name a few!

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How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it?

I began sewing way way way back when I was still a child; my mom taught me! But I began sewing toys while I was pregnant with my daughter I wanted her to have sturdy safe toys that I knew exactly what they were made of plus it’s so much cooler to have toys hand made/sewn. Plus I was able to decide exactly the function and look of the toys. My family kept bugging/pushing me to open up a shop bc they loved my toys so I did last October (2015) I’m still fairly new.

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Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration comes from my daugther: watching the way she plays, figuring out what she prefers, coming up with toys that I could use to educate her with, and the color combos/contrasts she likes… Really helps to have my own model/tester lol.:

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What do you love most about your craft/business?

I love the fact that I am not only able to make my daugther happy but other babies/children too. And I love knowing that they are playing with safe fun educational toys!

Outside of crafting, what else do you enjoy doing?

I am mostly an outdoorsy person: hiking (though it’s way to cold right now), sight walking, swimming, and my job (jcrew worker) and now that I’m not pregnant anymore I can actually work on the window displays again!

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Is there anything else you would like to share?

I always always welcome custom requests: I love working with customers to create just the prefect toy for them and their kids!


Flash Sale: Anna Kay Creations

 Check out this new Modern, Vintage and nature inspired Jewelry collection by Anna Kay Creations. Shop Anna Kay creations jewelry today and save 20% off everything in store. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your valentine 😉


Expires: 1/29/16 at 11:59pm EST

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Flower leaf earrings by AnnaKayCreations

Floral Beaded Bracelets by AnnaKayCreations

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