There is really nothing out there like Yorktown Road. Her colors and textures are so incredibly rich and unique, I wish my whole wardrobe was made from them! I totally adore how her line is completely organic in feel and completely constructed with the utmost care for symmetry and craftsmanship at the same time.
I am thrilled to have Carol back this week, and I hope you are too!
Business: yorktown road
What do you love about your work?
I love that the pieces look interesting and beautiful but are completely usable and wearable. They really cross that line between formal and informal.
My children always bring me pieces of art they make or items they find in nature. They often tell me they knew I would like their gift because of its color or it has a lot of texture like the things I make. The thought they put into their offerings is what I find so special. I keep many of their pieces on my inspiration board.
Whenever possible, I like to wrap each piece beautifully with a textured card. There is nothing more fun than receiving a lovely package to open!
What are you working on to make your work stand out this holiday season?
Some smaller pieces such as textured cards, sachets and some really fun multi-colored hand dyed pieces. I want to offer a variety of pieces that are smaller and affordable for those who want to give a special gift without breaking the bank.
What do you want people to know about you and/or your work?
I put a lot of care into each piece I make, from start to finish. I truly work to make each item special and hope that shows through. Every day I feel so fortunate to do work that I enjoy.
I love watching the traditions that develop within our little family. My kids love to decorate packages by drawing pictures and using color and glitter. The laughter every time we bring out the hand-crafted stuffed “Santa and Mrs. Claus” that I won in an auction. Making cookies and goodies with my kids. The bowl full of nuts that my daughter Audrey sits at constantly with a nutcracker… and the shells that she leaves all over the floor. The annual breaking of one of my vintage ornaments. The traditional fire I start in the oven with a tea towel. Simply spending time with my husband and children.
Discount Offered: 20% off in her Etsy Shop (good til 12/10/10)
Giveaway Item(s): Carol is offering 2 amazing items to 2 amazing winners (one item to each)!
Prize A: 2 textured pillows in the color and texture of choice (pick any two pillows on Carol's Etsy site)
Prize B: x-pleat zip with strap in the color of your choice:
To win the Giveaway: Head over to Carol's Etsy shop. Come back and tell us (in the comments section) which one of her amazing items would make a great gift for someone in your life, and why. Make it good, we judge on how fab your story is!
Giveaway and Discount Ends: 12/10/10