By Melanie Arntsen from Squeakybug Specialties

Introducing Kristi Duggins of Bohemian Bear 

Kristi is hosting a giveaway! The winner of Kristi's giveaway will receive a $15 Gift Card for her shop. To be entered to win, visit Kristi's shop Bohemian Bear and then come back HERE and leave a comment with your favorite item in her shop. Please include your email so we can contact you if you are the winner. The winner will be announced on next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.

Introduction:  My name is Kristi. I am a working wife and mom. My dream is to live in the country and create from home. I love working with many different mediums, but sewing is my first love. I’m inspired by French textiles, my Christian faith, science fiction, Jane Austen, Celtic music, gypsy couture and black cats... Bohemian Bear is the epitome of my eclectic inclinations. My current fascinations are textile wrist cuffs, classic art and mixed-media jewelry, and Whedonite, Trekkie, and Whovian geekery.

How did you choose your shop name?  I lean towards unconventional bohemian styles, and I've always called my daughter "Bear" so it fit well for me. I'm not limited to one type of product so I wanted a very eclectic name for my shop.

What does a typical day look like for you?  I work full-time in the "real" world, so after work I come home to make dinner for my husband and daughter, clean the castle, church and school activities, and somewhere in there I carve out some time to craft or sew or design, and I'm usually watching some kind of Sci Fi on Netflix while I work.
If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?  I would love to visit Ireland.
What is your favorite Bible verse?  "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 (NIV)

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature?  This is one of my current favorite pieces. I haven't sold a lot of my sewing yet, but I hope to spend a lot more time at the sewing machine this year. 

URLs where we can find you on the internet?

...and the winner of last week's giveaway from Joyce Butler of Butler Pottery is Sue with MYSAVIOR Congratulations! You will be receiving a convo/email soon.

Comments (9)

On February 1, 2011 at 9:50 PM , Cherry's Creations said...

So many great items, it's hard to choose, but I think this is my fave:

On February 2, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Great to meet you Kristi. Cute items. Thanks Melanie for doing the write up!

On February 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

I am so happy to be the winner of such a beautiful snowflake!

BohemianBear has so many pretty items, I can't choose.


On February 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Hi your variety of listings! I like this little notebook a lot!

On February 5, 2011 at 10:33 PM , Badwolf84 said...

Oh gosh! Which to choose...which to choose....I guess I'll go with
The blue TARDIS earrings. The 1st item I ever bought from her! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her shop! Thank you so much for your help with everything Kristi!

On February 5, 2011 at 11:00 PM , Mary said...

Hi Kristi! I'm a DOCTOR WHO fanaddict and my fave is:

On February 7, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Anonymous said...

I've been in love with Kristi's earrings for about a month now - I love the ones of little paints, I have four pairs at home including Mona Lisa and a Monet :)

Nice to see word getting out about her!

On February 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous said...

Although I'm a Trekkie and might tend toward those items, I have to put in my vote for Celia's art for missions!


On February 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Ouph said...

Yay Kristi! Keep designing :)