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Featured Seller: Bossy’s Feltworks

Mar 25, 2011

by BossysFeltworks

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are Amy Lum, Mandy Troxel, and Kari Van Gelder, a three-part felting collective on Orcas Island in Washington State. We named our business after Bossy, the smartest and most endearing sheep in the Lum Family Farm flock. This allows us to call ourselves Bossy Moms, refer to our work day as Bossy Day, and call our kids Bossy Children.

Our island is north of Seattle and a one hour ferry ride from the mainland. We live here with our families and about 5,000 other year-round residents. We collectively have three fine husbands, four rascally dogs, five darling daughters, and sixty-two chickens of all shapes and sizes. The Lum Family Farm is also home to sheep, horses, ducks, turkeys, pigeons and many a cup of tea. On Bossy Day, we occasionally get distracted, gazing out the kitchen window watching sheep graze in the pasture (especially this season, as we watch for baby lambs).

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Do laundry. Wash dishes. Make dinner. Check Etsy. Make lunches. Read stories. Chat in the grocery store. Go to the post office. Shuttle kids. Check Etsy. Plant peas. Pick apples. Can peaches. Weed the garden. Collect eggs. And spend Saturdays at the farmers market for half the year.

As we break out of our felted universe, Amy can be seen shuttling her ducks around, teaching folks about oil spills and care of oiled birds (she even ran off to the Gulf last summer); Kari crusades for affordable housing with OPAL Community Land Trust (and supports housing for chickens by obsessively building coops); and Mandy homeschools her daughters and brings her guitar to most of the Bossy gatherings.

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What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
“Where There’s Wool There’s a Way,” borrowed from our 2010 mock mayoral campaign of Bossy the Sheep.

Where does your inspiration come from?
In the early days of Bossy, we were learning our craft by felting colorful balls and white sheep. One fateful day, then 2-year-old Rachel wondered why we couldn’t make her a blue sheep with a yellow head. Of course we could! Suddenly, the sky was the limit. We have so many ideas, inspired by the farm, our animals, our families and our customers too.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is from the heart.

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Who has been most influential in your craft?
We have influenced each other more than anyone else. Five years of Fridays at the kitchen table with two of your favorite artists is very inspiring!

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
While Kari and Mandy have always considered themselves artistically inclined (both went to art school and dove deeply into the artists’ world), they have only recently been able to convince Amy that she is an artist. Even as a co-owner of a successful crafting business, her standard refrain was “I’m not crafty!” Now she has come to admit that she is indeed crafty. We’ve seen it all along.

How would you describe your creative process?
Our collective creative process is vibrant and satisfying. We are like super bouncy balls in a small room padded with piles of ideas, wool, and deadlines. We are constantly interrupted — we have had our daughters with us on our weekly work day for all five years we’ve been felting. While it has involved a lot of negotiating and a lot of snacks, merging family life and work life was (and is) one of our main priorities. This means our creative process is,  by necessity, something that can be interrupted and picked up again.

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If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
The collective Bossy aesthetic has gained tremendously from the authors and illustrators of truly great children’s books. In particular, Patricia Polacco creates a world of farm humor that we have revisited again and again. We’d love to visit her studio to say thank you.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Bossy’s Feltworks. We’re not being cheesy. “Bossydom” has become our creative outlet and a huge part of our family fabric. We built it with our very own hands, and we’re both grateful and proud. In this adventure together, our friendship has been transformed to include business and creativity. We are family for life.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
We show up on Bossy Day. It happens every week, and we show up no matter what, even if we have to drag ourselves through the door. There’s tea, a kitchen table, and a pile of wool. There are tasks both grand and mindless, and they are all worthwhile and necessary. We lovingly prop up whomever might need propping, and tell each other to get felting.

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Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years, we will be right here on Orcas Island. Our daughters will be teenagers aged 19, 19, 17, 17 and 14, and we will have a lot more grey hair than we do now. We hope to have a book out there with Bossy’s name on it, part how-to and part memoir. We will be smiling big Bossy smiles at the farmer’s market. And we will undoubtedly still be up to our ears in wool, surrounded by garden projects and cackling hens.

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583 comments

  • TheCaramelJar

    TheCaramelJar said 9 years ago

    Amazing story! Love it! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • TheCaramelJar

    TheCaramelJar said 9 years ago

    Amazing story! Love it! Congrats on the feature! :)

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 9 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Island living is certainly different. Love the name of your memoir! Good luck in all your endeavors! Gary

  • diirvine

    diirvine said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller - and for having a terrific shop!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 9 years ago

    Love this article! And your work!

  • LaughRabbitDesigns

    LaughRabbitDesigns said 9 years ago

    Such fabulous things you make! Continued success!

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 9 years ago

    Love this interview - You sound like women who love life! Good Luck!

  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 9 years ago

    Oh I just love your shop, and the story behind it is heartwarming. I know someone special who would ADORE that pin cushion! <3

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 9 years ago

    that looks so fun. beautiful items. :)

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 9 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Your busy schedule sounds like mine haha but its inspiration to make it work! great interview and much continued success!

  • karenmeyers

    karenmeyers said 9 years ago

    What a lovely story! My Bossys Felt works sheep has a prime position on our Christmas tree every year, and those little chicks are calling my name. Can't wait to see what you gals come up with next!

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 9 years ago

    your little sheep are so sweet! :)

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 9 years ago

    your little sheep are so sweet! :)

  • prettydreamer

    prettydreamer said 9 years ago

    lovely post!!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 9 years ago

    orcas is one of my fav places on the planet! lovely designs!

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 9 years ago

    Loved reading about this featured seller! What a lovely Shop♥

  • ByDan

    ByDan said 9 years ago

    Beautiful work! What a great story! Congratulations on the feature and good wishes to you all!!

  • TickledPinkKnits

    TickledPinkKnits said 9 years ago

    My favorite Featured Seller story ever! Can't stop smiling :)))

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 9 years ago

    Awesome! Love Love Love your work! Wonderful interview. Congrats!

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 9 years ago

    Totally awesome kindred spirits! Your work is amazing and making it to the top as an Etsy featured seller is a class act....Congratulations!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 9 years ago

    wow! congratulations! greetings from Seattle:)

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 9 years ago

    My sister lives in your neck of the woods! Great story, and your pieces are amazing!!

  • LizzyClara

    LizzyClara said 9 years ago

    congratulations!!! hope the feature brings great joy, I have loved your shop for many moons!!! Dale

  • BirdonWireStudio

    BirdonWireStudio said 9 years ago

    Oh, such a wonderful artist! Congratulations on being the featured seller! Hooray!

  • MadrigalEmbroidery

    MadrigalEmbroidery said 9 years ago

    delightful! congratulations!! cheers, carla

  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 9 years ago

    Lovely article !

  • bayousalvage

    bayousalvage said 9 years ago

    orcas island is one of my favorite places on earth-recognized it on the photo right away- such beautiful creativity yall have. hope to run into yall on one of my regular trips!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 9 years ago

    So much talent! Makes me want to needle felt. Brilliant FS!

  • ZhongFuJewelryDesign

    ZhongFuJewelryDesign said 9 years ago

    Such adorable work - and you're not too far away! I think it's so cool the way you have created a collective business. I too balance children, creating, business, and growing food - it is challenging but rewarding!

  • Myhaleygirl

    Myhaleygirl said 9 years ago

    Lovely! I have been a lover of your mini sheep forever! Congrats!

  • CrownBindery

    CrownBindery said 9 years ago

    I am loving the story of your life. What a beautiful memory your children will have. Best of luck to you and your wonderful shop!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 9 years ago

    So spirited and sweet. Much continued success ~

  • loranscruggs

    loranscruggs said 9 years ago

    Nice, I think I'll drag out the colored wool under the bed and get felting!

  • littleputbooks

    littleputbooks said 9 years ago

    Loooove this shop!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 9 years ago

    How heavenly it is to work with friends and your children. Beautiful craftwork. And your pictures are lovely.

  • daisydesignsgallery

    daisydesignsgallery said 9 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful work and looks like so much fun!

  • silvertreemoondesign

    silvertreemoondesign said 9 years ago

    Love all that creativity and togetherness. Adorable/beautiful products, inspiring story. Love that "here is good" feeling about where you want to be in 10 years.Thats what we always say about being where we are on Cape Cod. Congratulations!

  • catherineholman

    catherineholman said 9 years ago

    Charming beyond words!

  • bubblesandribbons

    bubblesandribbons said 9 years ago

    what a cute shop! love your story , it is really wonderful to work with friends .

  • ThoseThreeWords

    ThoseThreeWords said 9 years ago

    What an incredibly adorable shop! Thanks so much for sharing your story--and I loved the title of your memoir! Congrats on the feature!

  • JennCaen

    JennCaen said 9 years ago

    So sweet, fun and funny! You ladies are livin' the dream!! The most adorable items ehhh-ver!!! Yea for crafty people, and Etsy that lets us be crafty (out in the open!!) Really fun sweet article~ Go girls go!! ; )

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 9 years ago

    What a lovely beautiful shop! And what a magical place you live...Orcas Island is one of my favorite places on earth...everyone should have the opportunity to go sometime! I love your story and admire your lifestyle, congrats to all of you!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Great story!!! Congrats to you on the featured seller!

  • chinmayo

    chinmayo said 9 years ago

    Hey neighbors! Glad for your wonderful inspiring article . Love your team work. Love that handmade is all about the heart. Happy Bossy days!

  • JennCaen

    JennCaen said 9 years ago

    P.S... you have just renewed my dream of having a little farmhouse and some animals.....I desperately want that baby lamb!!!! Baaaaaaaaaa!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Your story, your work is so sweet ! Your life style is to be envied, Love your adorable felt sheep and chicks!

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 9 years ago

    I love the San Juan Islands! Such a beautiful place in the NW. What a fantastic life you have created for yourselves! Very inspiring.

  • ragbagsandjewelry

    ragbagsandjewelry said 9 years ago

    This is such a nice story. Made me smile. Wish I was on a farm right now! Good Luck Always! Keep Creating!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 9 years ago

    Beautiful congrats!

  • scottysellysfleece

    scottysellysfleece said 9 years ago

    I LOVE WOOL ALSO!!! My life is also wrapped around wool in yarn and cloth...Orcas is also in sight from Friday Harbor where my daughter lives and I get to visit...Next time I am there gazing at your island, I can think about your great craft and your collective that works so well....Thanks for the wonderful article...

  • BooPatch

    BooPatch said 9 years ago

    how blessed you all are to have close friends to play AND work with...I love your things!!! so very very bossy-riffic!

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 9 years ago

    Wonderful to read about! I really respect folks like you. Congratulations & continued success for many years to come. : )

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    So cute and what a great way to spend time with friends!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    So cute and what a great way to spend time with friends!

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 9 years ago

    featured handmade goodness! great read for Friday!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Your pincushions are so cute! I love the ones with the lambs on them, good luck with your book : )

  • zuzu2u

    zuzu2u said 9 years ago

    What a lovely creative environment for all of you. The things you make express the life you lead so beautifully!

  • kittiewinks

    kittiewinks said 9 years ago

    Love your work and your island living! We have a couple out on one of the islands in WA too! Good luck on your endeavors.

  • cjformandfiber

    cjformandfiber said 9 years ago

    Soooooo cool to see needle felters featured, CONGRATULATIONS!

  • ogsplosh

    ogsplosh said 9 years ago

    Great article, great ladies, great prices and fabulous items!

  • SweetBauerKnits

    SweetBauerKnits said 9 years ago

    I'm in my early days of this whole wonderful Etsy experience and found so much inspiration from your story. Thank you! Your work is vibrant and true - of a timeless quality. Best wishes!

  • niftyapple

    niftyapple said 9 years ago

    Aww, you guys are so fun! I have a weekly craft day (AKA Mental Health Day) with 2 of my friends and it is the best thing! Way to go ladies! Love your stuff!

  • CocoBijou

    CocoBijou said 9 years ago

    What an uplifting interview! Congratulations to you all!

  • JKistlerStudios

    JKistlerStudios said 9 years ago

    Love your items, and your story! Thanks for sharing! How wonderful to get to share your work with each other.

  • LoveVintageLoot

    LoveVintageLoot said 9 years ago

    Your team is "Udderly" Adorable!!!!! Keep on smiling! :o)

  • Slowshirts

    Slowshirts said 9 years ago

    Way to go ladies!!!! So proud of you all, congrats!

  • NeedlesnPinsStichery

    NeedlesnPinsStichery said 9 years ago

    What really neat items! They are really great! Congrats on being the featured sellers.

  • lisamonaghan

    lisamonaghan said 9 years ago

    Wonderful interview. What a wonderful way to go through life....creatively with friends.

  • KnotOriginal

    KnotOriginal said 9 years ago

    What a sweet story, Congratulations Bossy Women!!

  • ruthiebell

    ruthiebell said 9 years ago

    Your daily schedule sounds a lot like mine!

  • TaylorArts

    TaylorArts said 9 years ago

    How inspirational! Y'all are my heroes. I am so proud of you and I only just "met" you. My husband and I are a mini-team of our own, making our art living off a little acre patch in rural Mississippi. We raise chickens, hunt, fish, and grow almost all our own food. So nice to see such a cool situation like that on the other side of the country. Your kids will have the best childhood memories ever.

  • NewEnglandCurio

    NewEnglandCurio said 9 years ago

    I can see that alot of love has been put into each of your creations. Congratulations on making featured seller!

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 9 years ago

    How exciting and fun to do your creating as friends! Love your shop and congrats on the feature! I love getting to know everyone's story♥

  • terraterra

    terraterra said 9 years ago

    what are great story and shop you have...congrats on the feature!

  • ALovellyDesign

    ALovellyDesign said 9 years ago

    I am in love with your sheep! They are so darling. Thanks for sharing your story. . . :D

  • ALovellyDesign

    ALovellyDesign said 9 years ago

    I am in love with your sheep! They are so darling. Thanks for sharing your story. . . :D

  • ArtsparkTheatre

    ArtsparkTheatre said 9 years ago

    A very sweet story and lovely items- a nice flow between the human and the environment.

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 9 years ago

    any chance you all do bossy workshops? My daughter and I love felting and need more of it in our lives. Your work is amazing!

  • Greenerica

    Greenerica said 9 years ago

    What an amazing feature! Completely enjoyed your great interview! ♥

  • amberike

    amberike said 9 years ago

    Love your sheep!!! Congrats on the feature seller spot. You will now be hearted.

  • ClockworkCrow

    ClockworkCrow said 9 years ago

    Loverly story, and your work is truly beautiful! And I like you even more 'cause I got married on Orcas!!

  • EnchantdMushroomLand

    EnchantdMushroomLand said 9 years ago

    Cute and adorable! I love the sheep! Great story!!! Blessings! Sandy♥

  • BeadSoupBeads

    BeadSoupBeads said 9 years ago

    What a great featured seller, Congrats!

  • DeepBlueNotion

    DeepBlueNotion said 9 years ago

    Your stuff is so adorable!

  • GTDesigns

    GTDesigns said 9 years ago

    wow! my step mom's mom lived on Orcus Island. You wouldn't happen to know Jill Bay Whaley, Susan, Kathy, John. We called their mom, Grandma D. She recently died a few years ago. Small Small world. Love your art. Fresh and unique!

  • thebqe

    thebqe said 9 years ago

    Sounds like you have a lot of fun working together! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

  • thebqe

    thebqe said 9 years ago

    Sounds like you have a lot of fun working together! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 9 years ago

    The interview is pure delight and the photographs, just precious! Thank you ladies.

  • refugium

    refugium said 9 years ago

    Congrats Ladies! My island home is just across the water and I gaze at Orcas all day :) So happy to know you three are out there doing what you love and enjoying the good island life. Best of luck to you all!

  • buttonsbyrobin

    buttonsbyrobin said 9 years ago

    I love your items! Congratulations and I wish you much success. I admire how you are integrating family and business life. All the best. Robin

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 9 years ago

    So sweet!! Congratulations!

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts said 9 years ago

    You creations are so cute and I love to see your kids creating with you!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 9 years ago

    Cute!

  • Teamcaz

    Teamcaz said 9 years ago

    This is a wonderful story! Please let me know when you write you're book. I want to read it now. You three are so inspiring! You are living "your BEST life!" (Just like Oprah says) Come to think of it, you should be on Oprah. Your kids are growing up with a wonderful life as well. Best to you all and enjoy your day...after all it is Friday!!

  • TheWeirdGirlWorkshop

    TheWeirdGirlWorkshop said 9 years ago

    My husband ordered 2 sheep ornaments from you this past christmas and they are so dang cute! I almost couldn't pack them up because I wanted to keep looking at them all year. So happy to own a part of your story! Congrats!

  • TheIndianPaperForest

    TheIndianPaperForest said 9 years ago

    Congrats! Way to go Bossy Moms, your story is so wonderful - what a treat to be sharing an enterprise with friends :) I loved reading about your felted universe and all the other things revolving around it. Wishing you many more Bossy adventures :)) Suzanne

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 9 years ago

    A great heartwarming story... and I must pick up my barely started felting again too!

  • GrayFlannelDesign

    GrayFlannelDesign said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! This Christmas I bought one of your sheep ornaments as a gift for my mom (it's so cute!) so it was especially fun to learn more about you, your shop and see how you make everything. Thanks for sharing and continued success to you!

  • centrepiece

    centrepiece said 9 years ago

    I almost didn't read this one, it didn't seem like my thing. But oh my god! What a great interview. Your life, your work and the joy it brings you is so clear. What a wonderful story.

  • WellCriated

    WellCriated said 9 years ago

    Awww!!! I LOVE your shop and interview! It's so heart-warming and inspirational! Plus... WONDERFUL to see a fellow FELTER featured!!! (say that three times fast)!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 9 years ago

    absolutely adorable - always loved bossy's sheep and chickens in their baskets! and nice to know more :) well done!

  • cherrytime

    cherrytime said 9 years ago

    great story and beautiful shop!!

  • quenchmetalworks

    quenchmetalworks said 9 years ago

    Well deserved feature! I totally can related to everything you bossy gals shared.... motherhood, interruptions, inspiration, friendship, chickens. If you all ever start a Bossy Mom club, I'll be your first pledge in Maine, OK?

  • GoldenGlowGems

    GoldenGlowGems said 9 years ago

    Congrats on being Featured on Etsy! Your items are so cute! I love the baby chicks, perfect for Easter! The fact that you guys work together every week is such a blessing. That bond you all have must be amazing! How lucky you all are! Keep up the cute work!

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 9 years ago

    How beautiful is friendship and loving working relationship. Congrats on being featured. Aspen Dreams

  • lilfishstudios

    lilfishstudios said 9 years ago

    I've long admired your work. What a treat to see you here and get a glimpse at your wonderful collaboration. Congrats!

  • DesignsByValentine

    DesignsByValentine said 9 years ago

    your shop is too cute!!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 9 years ago

    This is such a fun and inspiring article! Congratulations on the feature! :)

  • megansbeadeddesigns

    megansbeadeddesigns said 9 years ago

    These peieces are soooooooooooooooooo friggin adorable!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    I love felting too. Congrats!

  • ConceptsInClay

    ConceptsInClay said 9 years ago

    Great article - beautiful products! Congratulations!

  • floofball

    floofball said 9 years ago

    How fun!

  • betsylou

    betsylou said 9 years ago

    I love that you have a collective. That sounds like such a lovely way to work.

  • 3dots

    3dots said 9 years ago

    Cuteness!!! Congratulations!!

  • rivahside

    rivahside said 9 years ago

    A lovely, delightful story! Makes me want to be the fourth Bossy Mom. Much success to you all!

  • JANNYSGIRL

    JANNYSGIRL said 9 years ago

    Undoubtedly one of the best interviews I've read on a featured seller! I adore those lambs! Congrats :)

  • Modulation

    Modulation said 9 years ago

    I agree with Jannysgirl, one of the best interviews I have read. I love your enthusiasm and products! Bravi to all of you and I wish you lots and lots of success in the future! BTW, I think there needs to be a children's book about "Bossy" and all the illustrations should be of your wonderful woolen creations!

  • bellaoceana

    bellaoceana said 9 years ago

    What a lovely circle of friends and on Orcas Island too! I think it would make a great movie. Your felted creatures are adorable. All the best to you Bossy ladies.

  • brokenhome

    brokenhome said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature!

  • ETALIE

    ETALIE said 9 years ago

    Reading the story took me away from NYC to the Orcas Island, to your cozy, warm, and full of fun table.One of the most favorite articles!

  • ThePickleTree

    ThePickleTree said 9 years ago

    your work is so beautiful!

  • BossysFeltworks

    BossysFeltworks said 9 years ago

    Hi Everyone! We're feeling the love. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

  • ashleyhdesigns

    ashleyhdesigns said 9 years ago

    your story makes me happy, your work makes me happier! smiles from the coast of Maine!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 9 years ago

    So sweet. I have a little Bossy lambie that we adore!

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign said 9 years ago

    a wonderful interview, congratulations on your feature!

  • somekindofwonderful

    somekindofwonderful said 9 years ago

    Really enjoyed reading more about you, having purchased one of your felted angels with baby Christmas ornaments. It's held pride of place on our Christmas tree for the last two years running! So good to see you all so happy and passionate about Being Bossy!

  • honeystreasures

    honeystreasures said 9 years ago

    How sweet and what fun you have! Wish I could hop on up to spend a day with you all. Congrats!! ;) Oh, and precious shop!

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 9 years ago

    Love it - bossy day!

  • heartdosheart

    heartdosheart said 9 years ago

    beautiful

  • saltboxscents

    saltboxscents said 9 years ago

    Great feel good interview! I first saw these adorable "Bossys" back in winter. I LOVE them and to have your children involved in such a close knit family full of community,love,creativity & fun is a wonderful gift! You should make a checkers set, or a barn yard set! Sending smiles across the miles from Boston,MA. Saltbox Scents & Family :)

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 9 years ago

    Oh~ I love love love your creation! Congrats! ^^

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    very cute items. they look very professional

  • orcasellen

    orcasellen said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! Proud to know you all. I love you guys!

  • BlueDoorStyle

    BlueDoorStyle said 9 years ago

    A lovely story and sweet little products. Congratulations!

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 9 years ago

    I love your story and your shop! You are so lucky to have each other!!! Best wishes! :)

  • karikatzi

    karikatzi said 9 years ago

    Just wonderful, must get off the computer and go felt right now!

  • karikatzi

    karikatzi said 9 years ago

    Just wonderful, must get off the computer and go felt right now!

  • 123littlebirds

    123littlebirds said 9 years ago

    love your story... love your creations... you are blessed in many ways!

  • VoulezVousVintage

    VoulezVousVintage said 9 years ago

    Your way of life sounds so lovely! :) And your work is adorable!

  • JeanineDesigns

    JeanineDesigns said 9 years ago

    What a great life!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 9 years ago

    That was the sweetest story! Very nice. Your island sounds fantastic!

  • hungryknife

    hungryknife said 9 years ago

    Lovely!

  • amarillosky

    amarillosky said 9 years ago

    Wow, thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world -it sounds amazing. I just recently came across your shop and LOVED it! Great job with the pics :)

  • veskomom

    veskomom said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful story! Having friends that work well together is an awesome thing! Love your felted family!

  • Pilgrimknits

    Pilgrimknits said 9 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Orcas Island is my favorite destination as of recent, and I long to return. I love the chicks in a nest. Keep up the felting.

  • amandapiver

    amandapiver said 9 years ago

    I think it's awesome you guys make time to get together and craft & that it has been a worth while effort for you. Your items are beautiful and I wish you the best of luck. Congratulations on the feature!

  • urastarhouse

    urastarhouse said 9 years ago

    Yeah Yeah Yeah !!!!!! Go Bossy Felt Works!!!

  • tweal

    tweal said 9 years ago

    I love this interview, it's so inspiring to see 3 people working together to achieve the lifestyles they want. And your creations are adorable too! Keep up the great work and congrats on being featured :)

  • WormeWoole

    WormeWoole said 9 years ago

    You have something special --- which I can see you well know! Congratulations.

  • LoveTheBaby

    LoveTheBaby said 9 years ago

    Beautiful beautiful article. Wow. Their work is some of the best I've seen on Etsy.

  • TiJoKnits

    TiJoKnits said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful story. Your descriptions and the pictures of you all together make me want to be there with you!!

  • Mascherina

    Mascherina said 9 years ago

    I want to move to Orcas Island!! You ladies sound like you have a found your Utopia. : ) Congrats on being featured. This has been one of my favourite interviews.

  • RosieandZoe

    RosieandZoe said 9 years ago

    Love the article and your lives...combining family and art is a perfect way of life...also love your crafts...

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 9 years ago

    ridiculously cute merch! and I want to take that lamb home...wonderful work!

  • EllaBands

    EllaBands said 9 years ago

    So cute! I love the little birds! www.kindnesspatiencebalance.com

  • AtticOfDreams

    AtticOfDreams said 9 years ago

    What a great article. I love your crafts, I am going to have to get a pin cushion! Now I want my own lamb.

  • Midreborn

    Midreborn said 9 years ago

    How cute!! Beautiful team work! Congrat!!

  • jodyvanB

    jodyvanB said 9 years ago

    So wonderful! I would love to come and visit one day! Congratulations on the feature and many smiles for being able to work, live and be family with your best friends. Bravo!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 9 years ago

    I want one of everything from your shop! Beautiful work, ladies, and a wonderful story about your lives on Orcas Island. Best wishes for your continued success!

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 9 years ago

    love it! Especially love your main featured picture of yourselves. So good. Congrats and much continued success.

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 9 years ago

    I love your sheeps!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • thedesignerchik

    thedesignerchik said 9 years ago

    Such a beautiful warm story, you guys are very blessed to have found a passion thats profitable and surrounded by friends and family, Love your creations!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 9 years ago

    Very Cute Shop! Great Article! Congrats!

  • lynnwords

    lynnwords said 9 years ago

    Yay Bossy!

  • creativehabitsTees

    creativehabitsTees said 9 years ago

    Sooo very cute! I love your stuff!

  • elderartiste

    elderartiste said 9 years ago

    Love your story. A good start on your book!!!! Thanks for sharing on FB

  • WriteTheGoodWrite

    WriteTheGoodWrite said 9 years ago

    Being surrounded by friends, kids, food and wool sounds like the ideal business to me!

  • JessicaHanna

    JessicaHanna said 9 years ago

    Lovely story!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 9 years ago

    What a lovely article. Thanks for sharing.

  • pelargonium27

    pelargonium27 said 9 years ago

    What a cozy cute story! Love what you represent. Sweet items too!

  • SwankyHostess

    SwankyHostess said 9 years ago

    Yeah Washington! I love your story and your your items. I love that your including friends and family in your craftiness! Congrats!

  • Marsena

    Marsena said 9 years ago

    Congratulation and love the spotlight :)

  • sofiart

    sofiart said 9 years ago

    You made me feel like you were talking about my family, but living on the other side of the Globe! so good to know we can all have so much in common.... and mostly just the most simple things:) thank you

  • alisonkelleydesigns

    alisonkelleydesigns said 9 years ago

    Wonderful heart warming story about your craft, thank you for sharing!

  • squibbles76

    squibbles76 said 9 years ago

    I wanted to read more about you...this always happens just when I start getting a good read on..the end happens.

  • squibbles76

    squibbles76 said 9 years ago

    I wanted to read more about you...this always happens just when I start getting a good read on..the end happens.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 9 years ago

    I love your story . Thank you for sharing

  • MariaRojas8

    MariaRojas8 said 9 years ago

    I loooove it!! Good luck with all your future goals!

  • Camikinz

    Camikinz said 9 years ago

    Wonderful story and shop! Congrats on being featured :)

  • sandragrafik

    sandragrafik said 9 years ago

    Oh my!! You make the most adorable felted cuties!! So adorable and unique! Congratulations on your feature ♥ ♥ ♥

  • vanchamber

    vanchamber said 9 years ago

    You ladies are amazing! That was a great interview and wonderful photos. What's better than hanging out with "the girls" working, talking, laughing, playing, creating, supporting each other and having your kids and family in the middle of it all. Oh and did I mention ....and making a little money too! Very inspiring and heart warming. I have some very sweet creations from Bossy and the one I love the most is my sheep pin cushion. Blessings on you all.

  • Splurge

    Splurge said 9 years ago

    It's inspiring to see where friendship and creativity has taken you! All the best in your wooly world...

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran said 9 years ago

    cuuuuuute!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

  • ILoveYourStyle

    ILoveYourStyle said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your shop! What creativity! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • FeltShmelt

    FeltShmelt said 9 years ago

    So so so happy to see Bossy's Feltworks as featured seller, congratulations!!! Your work is amazing and always brings a smile to my face!!

  • masalachai

    masalachai said 9 years ago

    How lovely to have a group of friends to craft with. I'd love to read your book when it is written :)

  • Artenciel

    Artenciel said 9 years ago

    so nice! did you ever try to make mushrooms? there a lot of fun also!

  • SouthPawBridal

    SouthPawBridal said 9 years ago

    JUST awesome :) congrats on the feature

  • BroochCouture

    BroochCouture said 9 years ago

    awesome and well deserved...Congrats wonderful example of how we woman can inspire and elevate one another and the bond we can create! kudos!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 9 years ago

    Wonderful story..............& super cute creations.....keep it up bossy girls!

  • sensitivefern

    sensitivefern said 9 years ago

    I want your life!! Beautiful!

  • CedarDogDesigns

    CedarDogDesigns said 9 years ago

    Absolutely LOVE your stuff! Whimsical!

  • tuto

    tuto said 9 years ago

    Sooooo, adorable pieces, so much fun and friendship. Congratulations!

  • SilkRoute2

    SilkRoute2 said 9 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Amazing lifestyle! The pecking hen is so full of life. Adorable!!!

  • SacredSymbolStudios

    SacredSymbolStudios said 9 years ago

    Love your story. Love your work. Love Orcas Island (though I haven't been there in over 20 yrs., I know how magical it is!) Blessings

  • SacredSymbolStudios

    SacredSymbolStudios said 9 years ago

    Love your story. Love your work. Love Orcas Island (though I haven't been there in over 20 yrs., I know how magical it is!) Blessings

  • shannonvall

    shannonvall said 9 years ago

    What a lovely set-up you three have! Best of luck to you guys! I have already "faved" your shop!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 9 years ago

    Love it! The dream, the vision, the working-out of it all... the family and friendship at the core. Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!

  • Virtualdistortion

    Virtualdistortion said 9 years ago

    The thing that touches me so much about your story is how you incorporate your children right into your work life.... what a wonderful way for them to grow up. Keep up the great work.

  • dhjonesdesign

    dhjonesdesign said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature from a fellow Orcas Islander!! Cheers!

  • snapdragontacoma

    snapdragontacoma said 9 years ago

    SO LOVELY! Your work and play weave together wonderfully. I was given one of your felted goats a few years back and he is cherished!

  • inkadinkadoodle

    inkadinkadoodle said 9 years ago

    This is a wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing and continued success to you. I have had my eye on your work for a long time, must buy soon!

  • chasingsparrows

    chasingsparrows said 9 years ago

    just darlin!

  • julieblanchette

    julieblanchette said 9 years ago

    Oooooooh... Beautiful story! Just how I feel about wool, never enough of it and ohhhhhhhh..., the smell and the softness... You are living the dream! Good on you chiccies! I am so inspired... Thank you for being so gracious in sharing your wooly lives on Etsy! x

  • ElfiePins

    ElfiePins said 9 years ago

    Your items are adorable!

  • rogerbeanfineart

    rogerbeanfineart said 9 years ago

    Very much enjoyed reading about you. Congratulations on being featured. ~ Roger

  • rogerbeanfineart

    rogerbeanfineart said 9 years ago

    I also would like to say, the picture is captivating. Looks like you're having a ball being the 'Bossy' ones. ~ Roger

  • galafilc

    galafilc said 9 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • SewYouLikeIt

    SewYouLikeIt said 9 years ago

    Great interview. I loved reading about your life on the island.

  • foxtailcreek

    foxtailcreek said 9 years ago

    I am SO happy to see needle felters in the Featured Seller arena! From one wool addict to another, congratulations! :)

  • MoxieAntiques

    MoxieAntiques said 9 years ago

    What an awesome story...... Congrats on getting featured....

  • shazzasknits

    shazzasknits said 9 years ago

    Sometimes crafting can be a lonely life but for you guys it certainly isn't! What fun to create such gorgeous items together around that table of wool.

  • tantancharms

    tantancharms said 9 years ago

    I love your Bossy life! Congrats!!!

  • Baymut

    Baymut said 9 years ago

    So cute and pretty works!! Great and I wish you all the best

  • StagnantGypsy

    StagnantGypsy said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 9 years ago

    Great great story! It has the warmth of friendship, laugh, and joy. And your felt work, adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  • whiteoctopus

    whiteoctopus said 9 years ago

    lovely interview! thanks for sharing! :)

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 9 years ago

    Great great story! It has the warmth of friendship, laugh, and joy. And your felt work, adorable! Thank you for sharing.

  • 2glassygirls

    2glassygirls said 9 years ago

    I just love your story. You girls are living the good life!!!

  • thepinkswan

    thepinkswan said 9 years ago

    love love love! (especially love the sheep & your beautiful craftmanship!) Keep up the good work!

  • thepinkswan

    thepinkswan said 9 years ago

    love love love! (especially love the sheep & your beautiful craftmanship!) Keep up the good work!

  • juleybee

    juleybee said 9 years ago

    too adorable! congratulations! i love how this is a family business!

  • juleybee

    juleybee said 9 years ago

    too adorable! congratulations! i love how this is a family business!

  • crumbe10

    crumbe10 said 9 years ago

    Love your story!!! Your creations are bright/whimsy :) Congrats on the Feature!!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 9 years ago

    Enjoyed reading about all of you and a glimpse into your life on orcas island, sounds wonderful, great place to raise a family and work together. Love your shop, congrats on being featured on etsy, well deserved I might add. Wish you only continued success~!

  • honeyscolors

    honeyscolors said 9 years ago

    What fun!! xo

  • TheLandofG

    TheLandofG said 9 years ago

    I love to see fiber artists making it to a feature story! Beautiful work ladies! Keep up the wonderful work.

  • peggmackodesigns

    peggmackodesigns said 9 years ago

    Can I come and visit? Your world sounds divine! Congratulations on being featured. You deserve it!

  • AmazingMiniatures

    AmazingMiniatures said 9 years ago

    OMGosh... your creations are so adorable!! Also.. congrats on the feature!

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop said 9 years ago

    Your items are so adorable - would love to have them all!

  • VillaCollezione

    VillaCollezione said 9 years ago

    I luv, luv, luv your shop ladies! Your creations show how much you love your craft! Congratulations on the feature!

  • JechoryGlassDesigns

    JechoryGlassDesigns said 9 years ago

    You must have so much fun together! Congrats on the feature!

  • classicsunglasses

    classicsunglasses said 9 years ago

    Fun story with cute little creations!

  • classicsunglasses

    classicsunglasses said 9 years ago

    Fun story with cute little creations!

  • Reinhabit

    Reinhabit said 9 years ago

    this looks like so much fun!

  • aburfield

    aburfield said 9 years ago

    I want to move to Orcas Island!! Love love love this blog.

  • sweetpoppycat

    sweetpoppycat said 9 years ago

    Best featured seller article in a long time. No offense to the others, this one is just more for me. I wish I could spend a Friday with these lovely ladies.

  • moondogfarm

    moondogfarm said 9 years ago

    so happy to see the Bossy ladies as Featured Sellers! Congrats! It makes me want to get my good neighbor friend's felting with me:)

  • SuzisCornerBoutique

    SuzisCornerBoutique said 9 years ago

    Just incredible story and interview! Loved reading it! Congrats!

  • devikasart

    devikasart said 9 years ago

    beautiful..what a gr8 story! thanks for sharing:-) -devika

  • KwestStudio8

    KwestStudio8 said 9 years ago

    An inspiring tale of friendship and creativity and how they often--might I even say, always--complement each other! I loved reading about you three women artists! Very, very cool! K

  • ShirlDArt

    ShirlDArt said 9 years ago

    Love your story, it's inspiring in many ways - your community, how you create together. And your little felt creations are so cute.

  • PaperBoxStudio

    PaperBoxStudio said 9 years ago

    I love the little baby birds in the nest. So very cute! Congrats on being featured.

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 9 years ago

    Just love this story of friendship!

  • SailThouForth

    SailThouForth said 9 years ago

    Oh, I love the sheep! They are sooo cute!!! Sounds like a wonderful life on Orcas Island.

  • fairyshred

    fairyshred said 9 years ago

    I love it!!!!!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 9 years ago

    Awww! Your work is so cute! Lovely article too

  • spottyhen

    spottyhen said 9 years ago

    How lovely! Of coarse I love your products, I hope everyone now has some fantastic ideas for easter gifts for children! My favourite part of your story is the fact that you are a family. Being able to work with your family and love what you do is a real blessing, spottyhen consists of my mum and I with help from my 6 year old and we love it! I can see your daughters in a few years sat around with you, better get a bigger kitchen table!!!!!!

  • StoneKittyGarden

    StoneKittyGarden said 9 years ago

    "Wooly" wonderful interview...love all the items!

  • littlefarm

    littlefarm said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful article! You ladies are very inspiring! Very nice to have such amazing creative friends to share your loves together and your art making! Congrats your success and I wish you many wonderful years together as friends and art making buddies. Would love to move to your ISLAND!!!

  • BurashiArt

    BurashiArt said 9 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your sweet article. Thanks for sharing your "Bossy" story!

  • MOAS

    MOAS said 9 years ago

    Bossy on sisters...Bossy on....

  • GrandmasStash

    GrandmasStash said 9 years ago

    Great article, congratulations! Where there's wool, there's a way, love it!

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful life. I too am a true country girl and love it. Your works are very pretty, and I love the story behind them. Congrats.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 9 years ago

    Congrats! Really great, fun interview!!! I LOVE your items! Your stories, and lives sound great and are inspiring!

  • dynajenn

    dynajenn said 9 years ago

    I love your story, I wish I could be your Bossy neighbour!

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 9 years ago

    Charming, adorable article and shop!! Lovely families!! Reading about you made me feel warm and fuzzy!! Wish you lots more success in all that you do!

  • VintageScraps

    VintageScraps said 9 years ago

    Such an enchanting story and setting for it! Love the shot of all the chubby chicks. Hope you have a story tale future in store :)

  • JPATPURSES

    JPATPURSES said 9 years ago

    One of the best FS in such a long time! Wonderful wonderful wonderful :))) (you each get one) JPAT

  • alicatdesign

    alicatdesign said 9 years ago

    Hey - you are famous~! I remember coming across your stall at the Eastsound farmers market a few years ago and instantly fell in love with your beautiful felted sheep ~~~ Congrats!

  • inspirationalbanners

    inspirationalbanners said 9 years ago

    I think I would be your friend if I lived nearby. Loved your story and your adorable little creations. Congrats!

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 9 years ago

    Looks like so much fun! Lovely!

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 9 years ago

    I love this feature! What a fun life in a neat place. :) Great stuff. Much luck on continued success!!

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 9 years ago

    Great story. Your work is fantastic, I love all of your pieces. Congrats!

  • suzyssentiments

    suzyssentiments said 9 years ago

    Love your felted animals.....so cute!! Your Bossy Days sound like so much fun:) Congratulations on the feature!

  • jewelrylj

    jewelrylj said 9 years ago

    lovely post!!

  • jewelrylj

    jewelrylj said 9 years ago

    lovely post!!

  • snlcreations

    snlcreations said 9 years ago

    Love, love, love you gals and your shop!!! Great story and great attitude!

  • jennyleefowler

    jennyleefowler said 9 years ago

    Happy memories of times well spent on Orcas Island! And an inspiration to read about other women whose "day jobs" are also interwoven with the life of the family. Cheers!

  • marysworkshop

    marysworkshop said 9 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading how you work together while your children play. Congratulations on the nice article!

  • ChestnutHillVintage

    ChestnutHillVintage said 9 years ago

    Oh my goodness,SO sweet!! You guys have a great team and seem to love what you do..that is so special and important! Enjoy yourselves! And thanks for sharing your success!-Amy

  • inkandpaperarts

    inkandpaperarts said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful story! Love your Bossy family, looks like you all have loads of fun!

  • AnnaBeauDesigns

    AnnaBeauDesigns said 9 years ago

    Wow, women after my own heart!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 9 years ago

    congrats on your feature. lovely story. wishing you great success:-o)

  • chovihani

    chovihani said 9 years ago

    Bossy mamas!

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 9 years ago

    Super cute items, loved reading your story!

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 said 9 years ago

    What a great story! Enjoyed it ~ wish you all, all the best!

  • gilbug1

    gilbug1 said 9 years ago

    So fun, and cute! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • jzsedlockpottery

    jzsedlockpottery said 9 years ago

    You folks are wonderful! Funny, vibrant, honest and creative. What a combo. You've made a beautiful life and you know it- and you're cherishing it. Rock on!

  • mykobocek

    mykobocek said 9 years ago

    Just lovely!:)

  • jessicalightsey

    jessicalightsey said 9 years ago

    Horray for Bossy Moms!! :)

  • heartandhook

    heartandhook said 9 years ago

    Such an inspiration, so much heart! How wonderful that your creative support group is built-in, such a smart model

  • SouthwestSkyJewelry

    SouthwestSkyJewelry said 9 years ago

    The sheep are adorable...love them!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 9 years ago

    I love the pictures and this article. This to me shows what handmade is all about. Thank you for such a good interview.

  • kaniko

    kaniko said 9 years ago

    As a longtime fan I am thrilled to see Bossy featured and to read more about you all! Love your work, your humor, and your island lifestyle. What a great balance you have created! Congrats to you all :)

  • HartFeltGifts

    HartFeltGifts said 9 years ago

    What a great story. How sweet! Love your shop too!

  • rosebudoriginals

    rosebudoriginals said 9 years ago

    Love your story! I'd like to show up for tea on Friday's too! Congratulations on being featured!

  • jclarksoblue

    jclarksoblue said 9 years ago

    Hi Mandy! Jen & Jay Price here in Portland (actually in Canada at the moment)- just read your wonderful article & felt like we experienced a day in the life. Hope to make it up there one day...Congrats on your feature!

  • allisonmooney

    allisonmooney said 9 years ago

    Your story made me smile!!

  • HomeSchoolJourney

    HomeSchoolJourney said 9 years ago

    Amy- I always knew one of us would be famous! So thrilled for all of you on the success of your business and the satisfying venture you share. I want, like, a DOZEN of those precious chicks! Blessings, MM

  • asherjasper

    asherjasper said 9 years ago

    so happy to see another felter on here! And one who is also surrounded by chickens ;) Congrats on the feature!!

  • buttonpatch

    buttonpatch said 9 years ago

    Lovely feature. I went to your website and read the longer article. So inspiring. And your creations are adorable. I love the white chocolate bunny. So cute!

  • Lilena

    Lilena said 9 years ago

    Your creations are precious! Your interview is touching and funny and I enjoyed reading it tremendously.

  • moonforest

    moonforest said 9 years ago

    You guys look like your having so much fun! I want to come and hang out and felt with you!!! "where there's wool there's a way" I might have to borrow that as my new mantra :)

  • UrthForged

    UrthForged said 9 years ago

    This article really made me smile! I hope to have a collective of artist friends like you all some day = ) And your chickies are adorable!!!!

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch said 9 years ago

    Awwweee! just darling!!!

  • wearthou

    wearthou said 9 years ago

    Soooo adorable!! Love the use of colors, so soft and peaceful...

  • Sweethoots

    Sweethoots said 9 years ago

    Your items are so cute! It is amazing that you are a team!

  • Shlargh

    Shlargh said 9 years ago

    Really inspiring story, and such cute creature creations. :)

  • Shlargh

    Shlargh said 9 years ago

    Really inspiring story, and such cute creature creations. :)

  • soulreflections

    soulreflections said 9 years ago

    Love your work ladies - you're having just too much fun :=)

  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 9 years ago

    That photo of you all together laughing puts me in the best mood...love it!

  • MomsCottage

    MomsCottage said 9 years ago

    Great story! Thanks for giving us a peek into your lives. So fun and creative! ♥

  • jennpag

    jennpag said 9 years ago

    Needless to say, I love the goods. So sweet, so cute! I sent an email to everyone I know about your work. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xojenn

  • Cause4Creation

    Cause4Creation said 9 years ago

    Such a great story with a great group of ladies. Your work is so cute and fun. I love it! Best of luck to you all. :)

  • TrudyAnnDesigns

    TrudyAnnDesigns said 9 years ago

    great great great ..for all 3 of you !!!!

  • MilkTart

    MilkTart said 9 years ago

    :) !!! Really inspiring too!

  • ARabbitNamedMolecule

    ARabbitNamedMolecule said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. I *really* love the way you live! That's a beautiful way of life. All of you seemed to have the greatest fun. Love it!

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 9 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your story. I love your daily life, light, fun and inspiring. Congratulations.

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 9 years ago

    What wonderful work and a wonderful life! I wish you guys much success and continued fresh air and family time!

  • LaPerLaA

    LaPerLaA said 9 years ago

    so funy and inpsiring!

  • ChuChu

    ChuChu said 9 years ago

    Your lives sound so satisfying - thank you for sharing your story! May you have tremendous, Bossy success!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 9 years ago

    Beautiful story Love your shop !! Congrats !!

  • cozycottagecreations

    cozycottagecreations said 9 years ago

    Wow!!! You ladies are incredibly inspiring! Hats off to you! And please write that book - I'd love it on my bookshelf.

  • Sunnydazebytheshore

    Sunnydazebytheshore said 9 years ago

    Your featured picture of the 3 of you is Great, and your life style sounds very interesting and heartwearming, (a bit to cold for me though). I do not have a farm, but my whole life I have always wanted goats, goats, goats!!!, We have to small of a yard to get even have one. So I live vicariously through stories such as yours. I love it! Good luck with all you do, and always stay true to each other.

  • Sunnydazebytheshore

    Sunnydazebytheshore said 9 years ago

    Your featured picture of the 3 of you is Great, and your life style sounds very interesting and heartwearming, (a bit to cold for me though). I do not have a farm, but my whole life I have always wanted goats, goats, goats!!!, We have to small of a yard to get even have one. So I live vicariously through stories such as yours. I love it! Good luck with all you do, and always stay true to each other.

  • Brooklynretro

    Brooklynretro said 9 years ago

    I absolutely love the san juan islands!!

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 9 years ago

    awwww the sheep are my favourite!! :) xox

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 9 years ago

    Congrats

  • FullyFleecedEwe

    FullyFleecedEwe said 9 years ago

    A wonderfully inspiring story. Many more years of success to you and congrats on being the featured seller - most deserving :) Kisses to Bosssy too!

  • soleilgirl

    soleilgirl said 9 years ago

    Loved reading the interview! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work on Etsy!!

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 9 years ago

    congrats - I LOVE yr friendship and story and craft. This made my day. xo

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 9 years ago

    love the warm family atmosphere...wonderful felt creations! Keep up the good work!

  • sweetpeapurses

    sweetpeapurses said 9 years ago

    You are inspiring.

  • dragonflybuzz

    dragonflybuzz said 9 years ago

    I want to come and play with all of the wonderful fuzzy woolies.

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin said 9 years ago

    This is so heartwarming! Love the story of these friends creating together, and your work is wonderful!

  • KingMtnTreasures

    KingMtnTreasures said 9 years ago

    Love your story with your sense of creativity, friendship, and family! I too find inspiration from all our adorable farm critters. All your wooly creations are adorable.

  • JustPens

    JustPens said 9 years ago

    This is the FIRST time I've ever taken the time out to read the interview of the featured artists......what fun!!!!! My sister and her family lived for several years on FRIDAY ISLAND is that near you???? It was a little "escape" all it's own, everyone kind of "stuck" in a GREAT way, in the 60's and I loved it! It was also a one hour trip on the fairey....anyways, MANY MANY CONTINUED BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL.....As I WORK most days alone i will think of the three of your around that dining table on Fridays!.....Such a great team, and GREAT moms!....I'm a homeschooling mom too and those TEN years??? they go by very fast, my 5 year old is now 25! .... enJOY the journey! xoxo cindy

  • TatteredFeather

    TatteredFeather said 9 years ago

    Your little creations are crazy cute!!

  • rebabelle

    rebabelle said 9 years ago

    What a way to wake up! This was the best story I have had coffee with in a long time. Thankyou for sharing it and congratualtions on your feature. As a mother of three your story inspires me! I love your products. They remind me of my children and my hours spent teaching preschoolers. I look forwad to sharing your book someday with my children! Best of luck and keep felting. You are wonderful!

  • hartleystudio

    hartleystudio said 9 years ago

    Yeah, me too. What a fantastic story! So many of us artists and crafters work along. I envy your community!! Keep at it, your work and your camaraderie are both beautiful!

  • sassygraceboutique

    sassygraceboutique said 9 years ago

    A touching and beautiful, selfless and lovely interview. For a few minutes, I was at the kitchen table too! Best of luck - wonderful!

  • GnomeCentral

    GnomeCentral said 9 years ago

    Awesome feature and I've found a new favorite shop. Wish I had someone to motivate me (or kick me in the can) when I needed it. I love how you get past the excuses and just do it, but always find time to work with and around family.

  • KrisKeese

    KrisKeese said 9 years ago

    Your friendship is a treasure and felting together makes it even better and being mom's together through the ups and downs is a blessing. I had already looked at your eggs and chicks and your little 'model' and thought they were so cute!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 9 years ago

    You can just feel the love and creativity!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 9 years ago

    What fun to work with other people,well with friends anyway. I bet the creative ideas fly when you work together. Your pieces are wonderful! Congrats!

  • Beadit1

    Beadit1 said 9 years ago

    What fun to work with other people,well with friends anyway. I bet the creative ideas fly when you work together. Your pieces are wonderful! Congrats!

  • amberstudios

    amberstudios said 9 years ago

    Very inspiring life style! And work! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • rehashonetsy

    rehashonetsy said 9 years ago

    Love this feature. Thanks so much for all that good crafting love. Love your beautiful things.

  • woolies

    woolies said 9 years ago

    I've been a fan of Bossy for a long time; am thrilled to see them featured!!! Awesome work. You have no idea how many times I've browsed their shop, determined to buy, and leave having no way to make a decision as to my favorite. :)

  • mosey

    mosey said 9 years ago

    YAYAYYAYAY! we looooooooove bossy, always! great feature!!!!

  • embroideredheirlooms

    embroideredheirlooms said 9 years ago

    So sweet and adorable! Huge success for your family and your business!

  • crazyredheadart

    crazyredheadart said 9 years ago

    What a full rich beautiful life..I hope your children enjoy the wonderful world you've spun for them...it sounds idyllic!

  • jamary92

    jamary92 said 9 years ago

    loved the part of family doing all things together. Love the even if you don't feel like it you drag yourselves to the table and craft... what an inspiration!!! Love the sense of community and mostly the love you have for each other which seems to me to inspire your work. Blessings to your shop a thousand times over. jamary

  • PinkGlitterBoutique

    PinkGlitterBoutique said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love your items, they are so adorable!

  • Elizabits

    Elizabits said 9 years ago

    What a cool shop! I live right near Orcas, have been there several times, and love it! You guys will definitly be in my favorites!

  • grandriverbeadsnwire

    grandriverbeadsnwire said 9 years ago

    love your work!

  • beachglassshop

    beachglassshop said 9 years ago

    great article and love your felting art!

  • TJcreations

    TJcreations said 9 years ago

    I love this story. It's so inspiring. We need more people like this in this crazy world. KEEP ON FELTING !!! I look forward to the book !!

  • SimpleeYou

    SimpleeYou said 9 years ago

    How cuteeeeeeee!!!

  • YarnyThingys

    YarnyThingys said 9 years ago

    You gals are doing what a lot of us crafters want to do! I will admit that I am a bit jealous...great article! Thanks for sharing.

  • SayItSoSweetly

    SayItSoSweetly said 9 years ago

    Congrats! Love your article. What a beautiful life you all have.

  • CenterHillClayWorks

    CenterHillClayWorks said 9 years ago

    I want to visit this island and this charming group of women! I love felting and cute sheep and what a wonderful Etsy shop! Your work is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  • bstrung

    bstrung said 9 years ago

    Adorable!

  • TidbitsOfColor

    TidbitsOfColor said 9 years ago

    Great story of family togetherness and success.

  • countingstitches

    countingstitches said 9 years ago

    I'm a Seattleite and i dove into felting purses about 2 years ago. It's an amazing art to get into. I don't have any in my shop right now but you can see them in my sold section. Your beautiful work is such an art to look at. Handfelting can be challenging but is very creative because it is a hands free art. Your hand is free to create just about anything as you work along. I had visited Orcas Island years ago by boat and mored overnight in the waters. It is one of the most beautiful places to be. The quaint little town full of busy people bring a nostalgia to the atmosphere. Thank you for your wonderful pieces of art! :D

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 9 years ago

    Just wonderful! Love both your story and your work.

  • scottishlilyjewelry

    scottishlilyjewelry said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Ladies!! It's wonderful that you can stay home with your little ones, too :) Much luck in the future!

  • mistleandtoe

    mistleandtoe said 9 years ago

    your items are just adorable!! congrats on all of your success! and how great it is that you live on orcas island, i have heard fabulous things!

  • BudgetWeddingBouquet

    BudgetWeddingBouquet said 9 years ago

    What a fun group and inspiring story! Thank you for sharing!

  • TheEnergyGarden

    TheEnergyGarden said 9 years ago

    I love those pincushions, they're adorable!

  • strikk

    strikk said 9 years ago

    utterly enchanting!

  • marjudesignsforyou

    marjudesignsforyou said 9 years ago

    beautiful work...lovely colours

  • bijoullery

    bijoullery said 9 years ago

    One of the best interviews I have ever read........you are all so blessed!

  • Lelikat

    Lelikat said 9 years ago

    what a wonderful story of friendship, family, motherhood and artistry!

  • iwantedtowonder

    iwantedtowonder said 9 years ago

    Lovely article about the bonds of friendship and crafting. Thank you ... makes me want to visit your lovely island!

  • DiegoHopscotch

    DiegoHopscotch said 9 years ago

    I very much enjoyed reading about you three women. You live the life that my husband and I aspire to live. Your story gives me hope and courage. Thank you.

  • HappyDappyBits

    HappyDappyBits said 9 years ago

    Wonderful feature, I especially love your parachuting lambs, so adorable and very creative. A truly special relationship the three of you have, very inspirational!

  • HomemakerMovement

    HomemakerMovement said 9 years ago

    One of my favorite "Featured Seller" interviews - love it! You guys are great, keep up the good work!

  • RusticLogDecor

    RusticLogDecor said 9 years ago

    You are blessed with family, friends and talent. I think you have it figured out that family is important, friendship is what you put into it, using your talents bring rewards, and taking care of those things is what makes the difference. Best to you and congratulations on your feature.

  • HomeMakerInTraining

    HomeMakerInTraining said 9 years ago

    Adorable!!! So glad you were featured!

  • HomeMakerInTraining

    HomeMakerInTraining said 9 years ago

    Adorable!!! So glad you were featured!

  • HomeMakerInTraining

    HomeMakerInTraining said 9 years ago

    Adorable!!! So glad you were featured!

  • YourBeeswax

    YourBeeswax said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. You have lovely pieces in your shop. What a beautiful place to live, raise your family and create a business. Best wishes to you!

  • totallyelegant

    totallyelegant said 9 years ago

    Oh you sound so happy in your friendship! I love your little chicks and sheep!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 9 years ago

    Wonderful feature! Congrats! Your work is so well executed and absolutely adorable!!

  • tippystockton

    tippystockton said 9 years ago

    Congrats Neighbors. Love your story and your product. It's so nice to see how a group of friends can stay friends and have a business together. But most of all, you look like you're having a blast.

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 9 years ago

    By far my favorite featured story so far. How cool are you bossy babes? Love the life you lead from your causes to your Friday get togethers. Keep up the good work. Peace.

  • challenevi

    challenevi said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!!

  • pcjewelry

    pcjewelry said 9 years ago

    Love your story......love "Bossy" too :)

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 9 years ago

    FabuleuX and dreamy life... mercy for such an earthly Inspiration! wish all of you and adorable families all the best (*_*)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 9 years ago

    Your shop is soooooo cute!

  • mburg236

    mburg236 said 9 years ago

    I'm envious of your companionship in crafting.

  • twigandsprout

    twigandsprout said 9 years ago

    Great story. I lived on Orcas Island for a couple of years, so it was fun to it see it featured on Etsy! Best to all of you ladies, felting on a rainy winter afternoon with friends and tea doesn't sound like it would take too much propping up... that's what we all think though, until it becomes business. : )

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 9 years ago

    Great story! What a wonderful way to combine family and craft.

  • retromanvintage

    retromanvintage said 9 years ago

    nice! luv the smiles :) :) :) keep making dreams come true !

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 9 years ago

    Congratulations! What a neat story! I wish you all the best!

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful article. I love your story ~ and have also been to your beautiful island. I like knowing that such amazing women are living and creating there!

  • PetiteRobeNoire

    PetiteRobeNoire said 9 years ago

    Adorable!

  • Soles

    Soles said 9 years ago

    re lindo!!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 9 years ago

    Wonderful work!!! I am in love with ur sheep :) So adorable!!!

  • juskimbdoq

    juskimbdoq said 9 years ago

    Inspiring!!! I love all of the wonderful colors of the felt and their lives. Thanks for sharing!

  • LissaLouDesigns

    LissaLouDesigns said 9 years ago

    Love the sheep pin cushions!

  • tubbytabby

    tubbytabby said 9 years ago

    This is going to sound corny, but this story actually made me tear up a bit. Not sure if it's the menopause, or simply the comradery and companionship of their lives. I work alone everyday and would do anything for some of that wonderful sister kinship! An awesome read.

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 9 years ago

    Sweet interview. Life is good.

  • ColeysCollars

    ColeysCollars said 9 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Congrats on your feature and the best of luck to you:)

  • vboriginals

    vboriginals said 9 years ago

    Great story and I love your little woolly animals! They are too cute! You are so lucky to live on Orcas Island! Thanks for sharing your stories and pictures!

  • vboriginals

    vboriginals said 9 years ago

    Great story and I love your little woolly animals! They are too cute! You are so lucky to live on Orcas Island! Thanks for sharing your stories and pictures!

  • hisOpal

    hisOpal said 9 years ago

    LOVE the smiles!

  • DaisyAdamsArtwork

    DaisyAdamsArtwork said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful, heart-warming story- thank you!

  • Witchey

    Witchey said 9 years ago

    So cute!

  • terrymillsphoto

    terrymillsphoto said 9 years ago

    These are the cutest things!!! I loved reading your story and. thank you for sharing it. The animals are just perfect. Good for you! Good luck this year in Etsy! Patti

  • TheLadySlipper

    TheLadySlipper said 9 years ago

    Love this story (and your store) ever so much, thank you!

  • shopbobbi

    shopbobbi said 9 years ago

    great feature...thanks for sharing! darling items!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 9 years ago

    this warmed my heart ...the best of both worlds ..working with friends I imagine is a real joy!!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 9 years ago

    Your feature has been written in such a down to earth way and you shared many images, that brought a smile to my face. I would love to be sitting at your kitchen table...especally on a Friday :) I very much admire your contentment. Congratulations on every thing you have achieved.

  • DeusFilia

    DeusFilia said 9 years ago

    oh my goodness, you girls have some of the cutest stuff!!! :)

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 9 years ago

    Love your creations, love your story. You all look like you're having so much fun. Great, that's what life is all about. Don't blink too fast or those next ten years will be part of your memoir there. Enjoy your families and friends everyday. Congratulations on a great shop and working with friends and family. All the best!

  • EmeliaJane

    EmeliaJane said 9 years ago

    Oooo...Fantastic feature!!! My Mother and I adore our Bossy's Feltworks ornaments that we purchased last Christmas!!! Congratulations ladies!!! ♥

  • feltonthefly

    feltonthefly said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on this wonderful feature!! I've been thinking about the three of you lately...and poof! Here you are in Etsy's Featured Seller article!! Great story. How very refreshing : )

  • ManilaExtract

    ManilaExtract said 9 years ago

    I'm in love with Bossy♥

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous - a great family story. i can see 'bossy' growing into the next generation............. continued success ladies. xxx

  • dkshopgirl

    dkshopgirl said 9 years ago

    such a great article - wonderful art created with friends!

  • conmismanos

    conmismanos said 9 years ago

    Your story projects thefoundation of your creative spirit, love and family. Etsy and Orcas Island is very lucky to have you all. Thank you for sharing.....

  • PeterPaulAndLarry

    PeterPaulAndLarry said 9 years ago

    I share your passion for sheep and chickens. Thank you for giving everyone a peek into your business, your art is adorable.

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 9 years ago

    Sounds like a wonderfully peaceful life! Your work is amazing and beautiful!!!!

  • cherrypips

    cherrypips said 9 years ago

    Loved reading your story and looking at your beautiful felt creations. Thanks:)

  • beefrances

    beefrances said 9 years ago

    Love it all! Your story, your friendship and your craft! Thanks for sharing!

  • MomsantiquesNthings

    MomsantiquesNthings said 9 years ago

    Everything looks adorable!!!

  • MarshaNealStudio

    MarshaNealStudio said 9 years ago

    Great Interview! Love how you all create together… That is awesome! And your work is beautiful...

  • MarshaNealStudio

    MarshaNealStudio said 9 years ago

    Great Interview! Love how you all create together… That is awesome! And your work is beautiful...

  • ellenhowardhandmade

    ellenhowardhandmade said 9 years ago

    Love the shop and the friends and familys working together. You live in a perfect area for wool. congrats and much success in the future.

  • Just4EweShop

    Just4EweShop said 9 years ago

    your work is beautiful - i especially love the sheep (obviously)!

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 9 years ago

    Absolutely adorable family and felt products! So enjoyable to read this - put a smile on my face! :D

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 9 years ago

    Soooooo Darling!!!! :-) Such a wonderful create!!! :-) xxxx EL Vintage

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 9 years ago

    Soooooo Darling!!!! :-) Such a wonderful create!!! :-) xxxx EL Vintage

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 9 years ago

    gorgeous!

  • EchoesOfSummer

    EchoesOfSummer said 9 years ago

    Thank you so much ladies for sharing your story. Growing up in the San Juan Islands was a real treat. Now transplanted to the city here in Seattle I often long for those peaceful foggy mornings on the island. Thank you for bringing back some cherished memories! We look forward to finding your booth at the farmer's markets this summer on our visits. ~Dana and Ned

  • melissaneufeld

    melissaneufeld said 9 years ago

    love your animals on the world.

  • christianesutherland

    christianesutherland said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful lifestyle! God Bless! I love, love, love the little nest with the baby Owls! The is a HUGE owl that stays every night in a saguaro in front of our house! I always wonder where the nest is... Hugs from Arizona and thank you so much for sharing your story!

  • pasin

    pasin said 9 years ago

    Amazing story Congrast

  • babybayrs

    babybayrs said 9 years ago

    Cute, adorable, sweet and cudly felt works. Beautiful story!

  • JacklynBee

    JacklynBee said 9 years ago

    Very inspiring to me!

  • sistercreation

    sistercreation said 9 years ago

    just a wonderful back to home, I love my life feeling !!!!! Love your work and what it brings out in me

  • namedesignstudio

    namedesignstudio said 9 years ago

    i love the story and the job that you create amazing:) loveeeeee

  • berthaandbrambles

    berthaandbrambles said 9 years ago

    You all bring such fun and positive energy to the planet! HOORAY!!!! and thank you!! :o)

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree said 9 years ago

    What a great story. You need to invite a couple hundred of us fellow Etsyians over for some felting tips and fun. Great interview and your children will really benefit from your friendship with each other. I'll be on the look out for the blue sheep with a yellow head too ...maybe with a blue moon :)

  • FernHollowFinds

    FernHollowFinds said 9 years ago

    Congrats!! Great story. Your products are amazing. I'm just learning to felt, I find it very calming except when I stab myself. OUCH!! that hurts.

  • Havanahannah

    Havanahannah said 9 years ago

    What beautiful women and a beautiful story. Inspiration for us all! Thank you for sharing this.

  • ShibaNgDesigns

    ShibaNgDesigns said 9 years ago

    The photo of your little lamb is adorable!

  • gilandjil

    gilandjil said 9 years ago

    What a great life you have! And you are passing on your creativity to your children. Very uplifting story. Best of luck to you all.

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 9 years ago

    Your picture is priceless! A roar of laughter, passion that shows in your work! I absolutely adore your work! Love the ladybird inparticular: my favourite insect! Keep going onward and upward!

  • all4fiberarts

    all4fiberarts said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful collaberative effort shared in so many aspects of your lives. I can't help but wonder at the inspirational upbringing you are gifting to your daughters. Just lovely!

  • DiTerra

    DiTerra said 9 years ago

    I LOVE Orcas Island!!! My family took a trip out there a few years ago and rented a cute little house for a week. It was wonderful. I miss eating at Olga's! Very cute work.

  • feltpoppy76

    feltpoppy76 said 9 years ago

    I'm stunned with the beautiful creations , with your solidarity ,with your meaningful life! If it isn't hapiness what is it?Congratulations, you deserve what you have by all means.I wish you, from the bottom of my heart ,health and hapiness to every choice you make in life.

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry said 9 years ago

    I love your felted animals!

  • EmilyWiserJewelry

    EmilyWiserJewelry said 9 years ago

    I love your felted animals!

  • stepbackink

    stepbackink said 9 years ago

    You Bossy moms are the best, the world need more like you, what a wonderful example and busienss you have. Best of luck Sam :)

  • SugreevaSujata

    SugreevaSujata said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful article about a wonderful life! Thanks for sharing, and making your really neat felt things. They are terrific!

  • kristystillwell

    kristystillwell said 9 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Thanks for sharing your inspiring and loving creations! You ladies make the world a happier place! Keep up the good work! Love from Vermont Kristy

  • ModernBirdVintage

    ModernBirdVintage said 9 years ago

    I love the Bossy gals! great interview!!

  • daybirds

    daybirds said 9 years ago

    Such beautiful felts and a lovely, warm 'family' dynamic your business has. Best of luck! Your work is wonderful!

  • RhiannonsRealm

    RhiannonsRealm said 9 years ago

    Yes, Great interview...AND spotlight on the Pacific Northwest!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    Congrats on the feature. Wonderful work. I'll be waiting for that Bossy Book.

  • josephinebrooke

    josephinebrooke said 9 years ago

    Wow I want to move to your island right now! You've painted a wonderful picture with this piece, and congrats on being a "featured seller"!!!

  • CanyonEmbroidery

    CanyonEmbroidery said 9 years ago

    Wonderful!! Love your work! Everytime I see your photo it makes me smile!! Very SWEET!!!

  • onetrueness

    onetrueness said 9 years ago

    Pacific NW girls rule! Great story.

  • ChellaBellaDesigns

    ChellaBellaDesigns said 9 years ago

    Fantastic story of friendship and creativity coming together. I could only wish to have friends who craft! What a great way to spend a day at work.

  • brightsoul

    brightsoul said 9 years ago

    This is my favorite featured seller article I've ever read! Your lives sound absolutely lovely!

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 9 years ago

    Creative collaboration! Way to go girls! Great story.

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 9 years ago

    Creative collaboration! Way to go girls! Great story.

  • adnagam

    adnagam said 9 years ago

    Those felt hat looks simply adorable.

  • HighPointFarm2010

    HighPointFarm2010 said 9 years ago

    Sounds like you are living the dream now! Congrads! Cheers

  • ChicorySkies

    ChicorySkies said 9 years ago

    So Charming!!!! You all inspire me. :-)

  • OhSoEnchanting

    OhSoEnchanting said 9 years ago

    You Bossy Girls ROCK! such an unpretentiously wonderful life suzi

  • SimplynaturalSoapco

    SimplynaturalSoapco said 9 years ago

    How cute and adorable!! Very inspiring story :)

  • theearlygirl

    theearlygirl said 9 years ago

    I love your island story and the way you have made a life for yourselves and your families.... best to you!

  • TheLaughingButterfly

    TheLaughingButterfly said 9 years ago

    Love your story!

  • ForeverCherishDesign

    ForeverCherishDesign said 9 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • shanieandsallie

    shanieandsallie said 9 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your interview, love your work! So inspiring! Admire your lifestyle and congrats on being featured. When you have a chance check out our lil sheep ~ of course my mom's version as a little girl in the 1950's

  • ganbayo

    ganbayo said 9 years ago

    such a great shop!!!!!!!

  • DesignsbyFM

    DesignsbyFM said 9 years ago

    I love your story. Crafting brings so much joy and satisfaction. To be able to do it with dear friends and in a place and lifestyle you obviously love just multiplies the pleasure.! Thanks so much!

  • Junienone

    Junienone said 9 years ago

    How delightful! I can't imagine anything more wonderful than being surrounded by friends and family on a farm making beautiful things. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing with the rest of us!

  • Jeansladybug

    Jeansladybug said 9 years ago

    Oh how wonderful to read your story!! I've known Mandy since I was a little piano student of her mom's and she was a newborn! Your wonderful work, ladies, is delightful! You're all wonderful talents! How blessed your daughters are to have such great moms! The best of everything to you in your work and lives. Hope to see you again soon, Mandy! Love, Susan

  • OldMoonVintage

    OldMoonVintage said 9 years ago

    I'm sure your lives aren't perfect, but they sound pretty close. Good friends and family, living on an island, lotsof animals. Sigh. All the best.

  • YarnAndFiber

    YarnAndFiber said 9 years ago

    Congrats!!!Wonderful article! I enjoyed reading it:) Best Wishes!

  • CuteLootnFood2Boot

    CuteLootnFood2Boot said 9 years ago

    Great inspiration! and wonderful article!!

  • puzzledust

    puzzledust said 9 years ago

    Love this interview!! What a great shop - congrats!!

  • TheQuietHouse

    TheQuietHouse said 9 years ago

    Best ever interview - absolutely beautiful, funny, inspiring!

  • TheQuietHouse

    TheQuietHouse said 9 years ago

    Best ever interview - absolutely beautiful, funny, inspiring!

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 9 years ago

    This is amazing! So beautiful :)

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 9 years ago

    OH SO INSPIRING. ♥♥♥

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 9 years ago

    darling products! congrats on the feature

  • Beautanicals

    Beautanicals said 9 years ago

    Yay! Pacific Northwest! I live in Gig Harbor but I am from Victoria BC. It is wonderful to hear about your island lifestyle. Very cool.

  • everythingELB

    everythingELB said 9 years ago

    What a lovely story and adorable shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • MontanaKnitWit

    MontanaKnitWit said 9 years ago

    This is a wonderful and creative adventure and congrats to you all!

  • stardogstudio

    stardogstudio said 9 years ago

    Great photos! Loved reading this! Best to you!

  • nesbittdesigns

    nesbittdesigns said 9 years ago

    I loved this article :) How wonderful to create artwork with kindred spirits! I really love your Easter Chicks- absolutely adorable.

  • magprint

    magprint said 9 years ago

    Flying Felting Fingers!

  • popkingarb

    popkingarb said 9 years ago

    you make lovely toys! they're so cute!

  • popkingarb

    popkingarb said 9 years ago

    you make lovely toys! they're so cute!

  • lespetiteschoses

    lespetiteschoses said 9 years ago

    paradise! love! happiness! wonderful feature!

  • andralynn

    andralynn said 9 years ago

    What a lovely, inspiring story.

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 9 years ago

    Lovely collective and from Washington State, beautiful Orcas Island. yay! A lovely feature..and fine felted toys.

  • wishesonwings

    wishesonwings said 9 years ago

    I absolutely love your shop!! What a beautiful, heartwarming story too. I am so happy for all of you, to have such wonderful support and to be surrounded by friends, family and love the whole way. You are truly blessed. Wishing you much success, Jenny

  • OverAndOverAgain

    OverAndOverAgain said 9 years ago

    i LOVE the parachuting lambs. seriously, that's awesome. love your work and envy your life. your story exemplifies the power of women helping women. keep going!

  • OverAndOverAgain

    OverAndOverAgain said 9 years ago

    i LOVE the parachuting lambs. seriously, that's awesome. love your work and envy your life. your story exemplifies the power of women helping women. keep going!

  • odelae

    odelae said 9 years ago

    Oh I am happy to see you here!!! Fellow island women, you are in inspiration.

  • odelae

    odelae said 9 years ago

    Oh I am happy to see you here!!! Fellow island women, you are in inspiration.

  • DesignsbyLQ

    DesignsbyLQ said 9 years ago

    You all look like your having fun, and supporting each other...A good way to spend ones time. Great Shop....great story. Thanks!

  • mixedmetalmimi

    mixedmetalmimi said 9 years ago

    Very nice, LOVED the interview. It made me smile, you are all so real. Cheers, Mixed Metal Mimi xo

  • MonkeysJewels

    MonkeysJewels said 9 years ago

    Nice to hear a story from the heart! Love the fact that I'm not the only one constantly sitting and creating at the kitchen table!!! Congrats...and thanks for sharing!

  • cosudet

    cosudet said 9 years ago

    Local etsy-ers in the spotlight. I love see your goodies at the Saturday market and it thrills me(and the kids) to pull out my nativity pieces every Christmas.

  • beadersheaven

    beadersheaven said 9 years ago

    I love your interesting interview, thanks for sharing, and thanks for etsy featuring you. That's great. I adore the little colorful wool animals you create, it looks like alot of work. I thought I was the only one with an animal (now pet) named Bossy, he's our little blind Canada Goose and he's the most loving adorable creature I've ever known. We are blessed. Congratulations to you lucky ladies who manage to bring it all together in so many ways and make it work.

  • consentiodesign

    consentiodesign said 9 years ago

    The most amazing and deeply inspiring etsy interview!! So happy to get to know you all three a little tiny bit. The very best wishes!

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin said 9 years ago

    good and beautiful work! loved it!

  • NannateeWay

    NannateeWay said 9 years ago

    Funky and fun - love it!

  • SoulShineArts

    SoulShineArts said 9 years ago

    What a lovely collective you have with great senses of humor and a wonderful craft! I loved reading your article!

  • crystalworld

    crystalworld said 9 years ago

    Lovely Sheep and Birds,So sweet :)

  • chatnoir7

    chatnoir7 said 9 years ago

    What an awesome and fun product! Awesome job!

  • chatnoir7

    chatnoir7 said 9 years ago

    What an awesome and fun product! Awesome job!

  • marcellamoda

    marcellamoda said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful way to lead a mindful life! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your day!

  • WatermelonWishes

    WatermelonWishes said 9 years ago

    A beautiful bossy life. Love it!

  • papertreehousestudio

    papertreehousestudio said 9 years ago

    Great article and amazing crafts... wish I could hang out with you guys on a bossy day to craft and drink tea. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • papertreehousestudio

    papertreehousestudio said 9 years ago

    Great article and amazing crafts... wish I could hang out with you guys on a bossy day to craft and drink tea. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • AlicjaVintage

    AlicjaVintage said 9 years ago

    o my goodness so many posts...love the girls, what an inspiration for everyone in the etsy community.

  • RAGGEDedgeGear

    RAGGEDedgeGear said 9 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your story. Collectively, all of you, friends, family, feather & furry creatures, have created a warm, supportive, creative, and wonderful magic circle in which to grow and thrive. what a fabulous thing for everyone. i know it's work, but it's also very rewarding. hats off to you, ladies :-)

  • POOPOOLALA

    POOPOOLALA said 9 years ago

    it sounds so heavenly having your friends at the table every friday and the lambs and chickens and children running around, and the creating how cool!

  • SarasDaisyLove

    SarasDaisyLove said 9 years ago

    Love your shop, your goodies, and your sense of humor! It is also nice to know there are others creating around car pooling, washing, cooking and all the other things on the "mom list" :)

  • sunshinesalad

    sunshinesalad said 9 years ago

    Sweet work. So precious.

  • BowCheekyCreations

    BowCheekyCreations said 9 years ago

    *~*~*~Your shop is adorable!~*~*~*

  • Batwa

    Batwa said 9 years ago

    Y'all look like you have so much fun! LOVE IT!

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin said 9 years ago

    Some seriously cute items!

  • capecodsoycandle

    capecodsoycandle said 9 years ago

    Adorable felted creatures:) Congratulations on your feature article! I enjoyed it emmensely!

  • agreenstitch

    agreenstitch said 9 years ago

    Love your story and your sense of humor and creative beauty!! You are all lucky to have one another!!

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 9 years ago

    Fantastically awesome!!!!!!!

  • toriska

    toriska said 9 years ago

    My goodness, what an adorable shop, and a wonderful story of friendshop in business!

  • naturallyspunsisters

    naturallyspunsisters said 9 years ago

    Lovely! Very inspiring! This is what life is all about ladies!

  • TheBeasKnees

    TheBeasKnees said 9 years ago

    I just love this! One of my favorites for a while now, it is wonderful to meet the ladies behind the art! We should all be so fortunate to have two such perfect "friends"!

  • giardino

    giardino said 9 years ago

    Just wow! An inspiring story - not to mention the absolutely adorable felted items:)

  • kiamichi7

    kiamichi7 said 9 years ago

    Wonderful group of ladies...creating wonderful things...on a wonderful island...what a wonderful life!

  • RestNot

    RestNot said 9 years ago

    What an absolutely fantastic story. I wish I were one of the Bossy Women! You will be envied the world over now that your story is out. Gorgeous work, wonderful life. Cheers.

  • wreathmiccreations

    wreathmiccreations said 9 years ago

    What a heartwarming story--loved reading it! You are so lucky to have each other for support and friendship. Your shop is very cute, I may just have to buy one of those sheep--adorable! Good luck on your journey together :)

  • paulahiga

    paulahiga said 9 years ago

    Wow I love your story... Your work is so beautiful. You really deserved to be featured. C O N G R A T S :)

  • paulahiga

    paulahiga said 9 years ago

    Wow I love your story... Your work is so beautiful. You really deserved to be featured. C O N G R A T S :)

  • joyelizabethceramics

    joyelizabethceramics said 9 years ago

    Congratulations you so deserve the spotlight! I have bought a couple of your pieces and sent them overseas to family, they were so well received. Reading about your lives really warms my heart. Thank you for sharing your story and good luck for the future! xxxx

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 9 years ago

    Simple and beautiful work. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being featured seller.

  • jillatay

    jillatay said 9 years ago

    Love your work and felting is so wonderfully cozy! In another life I might have done that medium. :D

  • tacomacustomjewelry

    tacomacustomjewelry said 9 years ago

    My husband and I love Orcas Island and you gave us another reason to appreciate the culture up there. May your futures be Bossy!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 9 years ago

    The baby owls in a nest are my favourite!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 9 years ago

    The baby owls in a nest are my favourite!

  • AngiesIris

    AngiesIris said 9 years ago

    I love Orcas Island and miss the San Juan's every day. Thanks for the taste of home.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 9 years ago

    Wonderful little animals - love the piggies!

  • HeadpinWear

    HeadpinWear said 9 years ago

    Wow, it took me an hour to find the box to comment! I LOVED reading your interview, it was great :) and now I am going to FB and Twitter a few of your listings as well. I think they are super sweet and spectacular!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 9 years ago

    Adorable shop, great interview! Congrats & no wonder :)

  • LolaScarlet

    LolaScarlet said 9 years ago

    I knew the second I saw the photo that you were located in Puget Sound! I lived on Whidbey Island for 6 years. It's such a great place to raise a family and have a DIY business! Super cute felt stuff, best of luck to you all! :)

  • MyMondaysChild

    MyMondaysChild said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful interview! Wonderful shop! Wonderful friends! Wonderful life! We vacationed on your island a couple of years ago. It is as lovely as your felted items! Best of luck to you!!!

  • padshiyangel25

    padshiyangel25 said 9 years ago

    Wow, amazing items! I love it!

  • thegreengroovy

    thegreengroovy said 9 years ago

    Super cute is the word-I love the sheep! and infact all the animals. So soft, cuddly and keepsakes. Congrats on the feature!

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 9 years ago

    love your work! and the whole interview was so inspiring! good luck with your cute creations! :)

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 9 years ago

    thats my life dream. To own a sheep farm.

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 9 years ago

    awww needlefelting rocks!

  • byEmilie11

    byEmilie11 said 9 years ago

    Congratulations on becoming a featured seller. Your story reminds me of years gone by and what inspired many young women to contribute to the family coffers by doing what they love. To include your children within your creativity folds will inspire them for many years to come. So very precious in this day and age, and inspiration for all of us. Thank you for sharing.

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures said 9 years ago

    I love Orcas Island! I lived on Bainbridge Island for 12 years. I love your shop and will get myself a goodie soon :)

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 9 years ago

    What a fun picture of the whole Bossy group! Looks like you all have a great time with your art! I am a teen in highschool who has just begun my business, and I also have never considered myself an artist... yet people constantly remind me that what i do is indeed an art... wearable art! I love watching how businesses develop, and it was fun to see that yours has grown and changed, yet remained joyful! Thanks for sharing! God's blessings~ Briar Bri's Tie Dyes

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes said 9 years ago

    What a fun picture of the whole Bossy group! Looks like you all have a great time with your art! I am a teen in highschool who has just begun my business, and I also have never considered myself an artist... yet people constantly remind me that what i do is indeed an art... wearable art! I love watching how businesses develop, and it was fun to see that yours has grown and changed, yet remained joyful! Thanks for sharing! God's blessings~ Briar Bri's Tie Dyes

  • JadeExpressions

    JadeExpressions said 9 years ago

    Love the Easter felted chicks. How adorable! A very crafty and creative bunch!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 9 years ago

    I love everything especially the little chicks! What beautiful work, congrats and best of luck!!

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 9 years ago

    Great items. They are so cute. I really need to try my hand at this craft. My felt clips are along the same line but not quite as furry. Thanks for sharing your story and keep up the good work.

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 9 years ago

    Lovely story and such a cute shop

  • PrettyBloom

    PrettyBloom said 9 years ago

    omg this is super cute!!

  • tlshelton

    tlshelton said 9 years ago

    Very touching story and beautiful crafts. Thank you for sharing part of your lives with us.

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 9 years ago

    So adorable! I love felting :)

  • MadebyLinLin

    MadebyLinLin said 9 years ago

    So adorable! I love felting :)

  • rockofkristia

    rockofkristia said 9 years ago

    Ooohhh! I love this! So unique!

  • BlueDayDesigns

    BlueDayDesigns said 9 years ago

    Love the parachuting sheep, good luck to you all! :)

  • hagitzehavi

    hagitzehavi said 9 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • rusticcarvings

    rusticcarvings said 9 years ago

    I love all the felty creations here on Etsy. Y'alls talent amazes me!!

  • tammyann343

    tammyann343 said 9 years ago

    Awesome story,not everyone finds true friendsship like you share. Thank you for sharing it :)

  • hoosiermamma1

    hoosiermamma1 said 9 years ago

    OOOOOOO, Now I want to learn how to felt. The chicks and multi-colored eggs are so cute!!

  • VespertineSilver

    VespertineSilver said 9 years ago

    I LOVE you guys!! Such cute stuff. Lovely story!

  • NathanGoshgarian

    NathanGoshgarian said 9 years ago

    I had kids, they would have felt chickens!

  • EverydayCookies

    EverydayCookies said 9 years ago

    Wow, talk about tons of fun while working! "If you love what you do, you'll never work another day in your life"---fits you guys!

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations said 9 years ago

    How fun! Love your creations!!!

  • MightyPlush

    MightyPlush said 9 years ago

    Great story and super cute. Really inspiring.

  • northcountryglass

    northcountryglass said 9 years ago

    What a great story. I love the picture of you three at the top of the story.

  • jalfredprufrock

    jalfredprufrock said 9 years ago

    adorable!

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 9 years ago

    Awesome story. I wish I lived down the road from all three of you.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 9 years ago

    I am so in love with these ornaments and creations, how beautiful!

  • goodwool

    goodwool said 9 years ago

    I am absolutely inspired! The Bossy's make me want to sit down with a cuppa tea and some wool! Off I go!

  • OnSofarii

    OnSofarii said 9 years ago

    I loved this story.So lovely to see you banded together creating and looking out for each other. You are true kindred spirits. Hello and thank you from Australia you made me smile!

  • PurpleRosesPR

    PurpleRosesPR said 9 years ago

    I love your story!!! I love where you'll be in 10 years!!!! Love your little creations!!!

  • MapleShadeKids

    MapleShadeKids said 9 years ago

    Your story is so inspiring for all of us trying to balance business, life, children, crafting, emails, mom time, dinners, hugs, carpools.....and doing it with love. You all lead such a beautiful life. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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