Crafty Fun People I Met at Blissdom: Top Ten {Tuesday}

top ten list

You know I love crafty stuff. I’m not great at it myself. But I love it. And I usually love to bask in the presence of actual crafty people. During Blissdom, I tried to hang out with the Crafty/DIY tribe. Mainly to help me out on Impress Your Kids. But also, because I think they are famous. So as a thank you to all the crafty peeps who let me tag along, here are the


1. Mique from Thirty Handmade Days

handmade valentine

Where I met her: I’ve been stalking her blog for months. I think I shrieked when I discovered that she was actually, you know, herself.

Why you should love her: She is adorable. She wasn’t afraid when I acted like I had been stalking her all weekend. She made me (well, anyone she came in contact with) purple polka dot earrings. *swoon*

2. Hilary from The Other Mama and Mint Julep Monograms

mint julep monograms

Where I met her…I can’t remember where we met. But now I can’t imagine not knowing her. She’s one of my bbb, to be sure.

Why you should love her: She made me a purple luggage tag with my blog name on it! She is hilarious. She coined the term, “Gaggity, Gag, Gag”.

3. Melissa from The Pleated PolkaDot (and shop!)

handmade purse

Where we met: We literally ran into each other at the (in)courage party. After snooping around her blog I have discovered a kindred spirit!

Why you should love her: Because she is adorable. She has a sweet blog and really, look at that purse!

4. Cha Cha from Cha Cha’s Treasures and Sit Relax and Read

cha cha's treasures etsy

Where we met: Cha Cha found me when I (for the first and only time) tweeted my exact location during Atlanta’s big ice storm. Apparently, we live 5 minutes from each other.

Why you should love her: Her name is Cha Cha for goodness sakes!

5. Kelly from Team Sparkle

racing skirts

Where we met: At a Crafty/DIY roundtable when she handed out like 5 business cards to her many blogging endeavors.

Why you should love her: SHE MAKES SPARKLY RUNNING SKIRTS. And her hair is awesome.

6. Bag Full of Posies

custom bag

Where we met: I actually think we just sat next to each other at lunch one day. And she and the rest of the famous etsy shop owners were talking about some amazing business-y stuff. But I grabbed her card because her bag was SO CUTE.

Why you should love her: HER BAG IS SO CUTE.

7. Marie from Make and Takes

ohamanda{my make and take}

Where I met her: I knew her before Blissdom. We actually met in California at N*stle. (Shhh….don’t tell!)

Why you should love her: Her business card at Blissdom was a bag of beads, a little bell and a pipe cleaner. Get it? A make and take? 

8. Red Letter Words

fruit of the spirit art

Where I met her: Actually. I didn’t meet her. I just needed a 10th and asked the awesomeness that is Jill of Diaper Diaries if she had met any cool crafty peeps at Blissdom. She said Deb from Red Letter Words was there! EEK! I can’t believe I missed her!

Why you should love her: Scripture art. I mean, COOL Scripture art. How can you NOT love her?

9. Megan at Half Pint House

handmade dolls

Where I met her: I honestly have no memory of meeting her. And I’m bummed about it. And will probably be embarrassed when she comments and says, “We sat next to each other and laughed for 2 hours, remember?!”

Why you should love her: When I went through her blog, I said, “ME, TOO!” about 12 times.

10. Lori Mahon from Overture Media {not crafty, per se but fun!}

Where I met her: Kat from Inspired to Action hooked us up via Twitter during Blissdom. We met in front of Kellogg’s booth and immediately hit it off.

Why you should love her: She is a publicist for Christian Music Artists. And she likes TobyMac. And Sandi Patty. So there.

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Link up your Top Ten list and join in the Top Ten {Tuesday} fun! All you have to do is WRITE a top ten list, PASTE it  below, LINK back to me in your post & then start LOVIN’ on the rest of the participants with facebook likes, stumbles, comments and tweets! For better and more succinct guidelines see my Top Ten {Tuesday} page!

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why this post is awesome: I love promoting other people’s work.


  1. I love to visit crafty blogs… I can’t think of 1 single thing I have actually made after visiting, but I love looking… dreaming. I have found some new blogs to stalk now!
    You brought the awesome, by the way! : )

  2. Oh. My. Word. I am pretty shocked I did not make this list. Granted I have never been to any Blissy events, but still. Oh, and my crafty skills are only good on opposite day (here is a samlple)
    BUT I just read your bio and we both have daughters named Lydia! SHOULD HAVE MADE YOUR BFF BLISSY LIST!
    Oh well, I am going to add you to my RSS feed anyway cuz I think I like you.

  3. I would love to meet the owners of the Etsy shops I love. I covet those skills.

  4. Amanda, you didn’t meet Megan from Half Pint House. She made the business card holder I gave you! 🙂

  5. These are all really neat!

  6. Oooh… So many fun people! I got to meet Dee and Megan at Relevant. Love it!

  7. Awwww shucks, you made me feel awesome.
    I can’t wait to go check out all the other ladies.

    Cha Cha

  8. my mouth literally fell open when i saw my name listed!!! thanks so much!!
    and i totally agree you are a kindred spirit. i have told several friends about your blog(s) and the “gift” of turning the every day into life lessons about god’s love for us and his plans.
    you da best!!

  9. Aw man, Amanda… now I have to start running. Because I really think I NEED one of those sparkle skirts. But I’m guessing it wouldn’t really be appropriate just to wear it while I bake cookies and vacuum, eh? 😉

  10. Too much cuteness in one place . . . I can see today’s plans fly right out the window as I visit these sites.

  11. What fun! I see I will have to spend some time visiting these crafty ladies today! I am a crafty girl myself and am always on the look out for amazing talent to admire. Thank you for choosing this topic today!

  12. wow! What neat people. Hopefully if I get to go next year, I will meet them.

    Thanks for hosting the linky. I always love to participate

  13. So sorry I messed up the linky. 🙂

    Now I wish I was at Blissdom all the more. Such wonderful crafters! So jealous of their talent. I wouldn’t have any artistic ability if it wasn’t for premade stickers!

  14. How is it that I didn’t get to meet you at Blissdom… OR any of these fab crafty bloggers!? I tried to meet so many people too. Love looking at all of these different views of the same conference.

  15. Love it! Now my brain is going in so many directions I don’t even know where to start. Too much crafty cuteness all at once… On another note, I think I linked my post up twice or not at all…not sure which…

    • Nevermind on the link issues. I think my PC has a virus or something because it’s going CRAAAZY. Seems to have linked up fine from the laptop…

  16. I think I was born missing the craft gene but I love seeing what other folks can do!

  17. Wow, all these people are super talented!
    Thanks for the linky and as always you have brought the awesome :). God bless.

  18. I ma an etsy addict and you are contributing to my disease with all these cute things and cuter makers! It makes the goods so much cuter and desirable when we know something about the person that makes them

  19. So wish I was crafty like those folks. I do enjoy reading about it though!

  20. What a fun roundup post! And yes, Kelly is sparkletastic!

  21. Okay you know how one of your goals for the new year was to become famous? Well, I think you are because every blog I have been to has a picture of you and how excited they were to meet you. Seriously, I have to start bragging about how I knew you when… Anyway, glad you had fun at blissdom and were somehow able to be everywhere meeting everyone!!!

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