Friday, January 16, 2009

Etsy Featured Shops: Scattergood and Hipi-Chiki

Scattergood and Hipi-Chiki are the Etsy shops of Stef Bennett. Stef began crafting five years ago, when she made embellished throw blankets and pillows. She has been selling her work at craft shows for about three years, and selling on Etsy for just less than a year. She says that she enjoys selling at craft shows because "Meeting people is my favorite part of doing the shows. Getting together with other artists folks is so compelling - it feeds the creative process. It is so fun to meet inspiring people and give them support with their endeavors."

Both of Stef's shop feature her collage work--Scattergood features collages of children with original sayings, while Hipi-Chiki focuses on "green" collages. Stef says "Moms love my prints. They always buy at least three to hang them all together. I sell my prints to teachers too - they buy them for their classroom as fun reminders to the children of a lesson, like be good to others. The kids like them too because they are cute and easy to read." She is happy to do custom work to match a collage or print to the colors and decor of a room. Stef donates some of the proceeds from her work to a scholarship fund to help others "scattergood."

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