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Featured Seller: dadaya

Nov 1, 2010

by dadaya

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi, I am Shan Shan. My first name is Shan and my last name is Shan, too. I was born and raised in QinTao of China. I lived and studied in Kyoto, Japan until two years ago when I moved to Osaka from Kyoto with my husband, who’s a game creator. I love Kyoto so much; it is the most beautiful place in my mind.

I am a fashion blogger, but my blog isn’t only about fashion. I love to feature my work, my favorite art, photographs and lovely people I see and meet.

I also have two other shops on Etsy: Tinyvintagewardrobe for vintage items, and tinytoadstoolfoto for photographs.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?

I do a variety of jobs: blogging, online shop owner, magazine reporter, photographer, craft teacher, textile artist and translator. In the near future, I would like to work as a stylist.

FS_dadaya_1.jpgWhat first made you want to become an artist?

Even as a child, I wanted to be different from everyone else. I loved to customize and make my own clothes. I found making my original clothes and art to be the best outlet for me to be creative and unique.

Please describe your creative process.

I’m always inspired by art and fashion. I start by going through my recent scribbles in my sketchbook.
Then I move on to the “how”: felting, dyeing, embroidery, and finally finishing by making a lining for the hat.

I am a housewife, so I go into work mode as soon as my husband leaves for work. As for materials, the main base is wool and yarn, and I use lace and beads for decoration, and fabric for the lining.

FS_dadaya_3.jpgWhat handmade possession do you most cherish?

I love vintage items, photographs, and enjoy all fun, original art and handmade items.

Name your top five books, movies, musicians, and websites besides Etsy.

Books:FS_dadaya_5.jpg
By Michel Pastoureau:

Blue: The History of a Color
The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes
Heraldry: Its Origins and Meaning

By Yukio Mishima:

Kinkaku-ji
Shiosai

Musicians:
Michael Jackson
Keisuke Kuwata
Frank SinatraFS_dadaya_6.jpg
The Clash
Coldplay

Movies:
Billy Elliot
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Poroco Rosso
Gone with the Wind
Roman Holiday

Websites:
eBay
Flickr
Style
Tumblr
Fashion Gone Rogue

What advice would you give to artists who are new to Etsy?

Keep your work original and take beautiful photographs!

What are your favorite features on Etsy? What new features would you like to see?FS_dadaya_2.jpg

I love the Treasury and Etsy Finds; they always make me happy! I am very happy with Etsy. You guys are the best!

How do you promote your work?

Although I don’t proactively do any promotion for my work, I use my Flickr and Facebook accounts, blog, and website to announce any shop updates and upcoming exhibitions for my local customers.

In ten years, where would you like to be?

Making fashion and crafts with my future children in my vintage shop and cafe!

Featured Seller Archive | Shop Local: Japan | Etsy Japan Team

258 comments

  • KristinaandJenney

    KristinaandJenney said 7 years ago

    Congrats Featured Seller!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    oh your work is so sweet - many wishes for success over the next few days!!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 7 years ago

    Your designs are beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 7 years ago

    Beatiful! Continued success to you!

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 7 years ago

    What lovely, original work! I just love the tiny candy pompoms with snowflakes! Much success dadaya!

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 7 years ago

    I love your photos shan shan! I can't wait for my polka dot dress to come!!!

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 7 years ago

    Very fun! Love your colors!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    I love your creations and bright colors! I would love to travel to Kyoto some day!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    Thanks sharing your process and tips! You definitely have a lot of jobs:) I hope you have continued success!!

  • KattyKinns

    KattyKinns said 7 years ago

    One of my favorite sellers I adore her toadstool berets and love hearing adventures about their travels <3 She also has a great vintage shop which i've bought from in the past, I just adore her style xoxo

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 7 years ago

    *adores* you are very talented, congratulations on being featured!

  • patchesnthings

    patchesnthings said 7 years ago

    I love the fact that this seller likes to customize her own clothes. Great article!

  • dadaya

    dadaya said 7 years ago

    thank you all!! hugs to you guysXD

  • aggieray

    aggieray said 7 years ago

    So adorable and what a talent you have. Good luck with your sales.. you will be a busy lady!

  • BlessedBeeApothecary

    BlessedBeeApothecary said 7 years ago

    stunning items and a great feature, i adore all your lovely bit and bobs.

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    such cute cute goodies!!! i absolutely love all the collars! congrats :)

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 7 years ago

    I love the scarves with the great details. unique.

  • YouNeedMoreFiber

    YouNeedMoreFiber said 7 years ago

    I love looking at your gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing with us. Best wishes to you.

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! you have so many cute items in your shop. Love the mini pom poms!

  • ivoryAndOrange

    ivoryAndOrange said 7 years ago

    Congratulations. Your creations are just beautiful and fun!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 7 years ago

    Congrats! That lace felt collar is just adorable :)

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    Beautifully intricate work, really interesting reading about how you've progressed. Hope theres much more success to come!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 7 years ago

    I love your shop, Shan san! I live near Seattle in the US now, but I grew up in Tokyo and Kyoto is one of my most favorite cities. Thank you for sharing your stories. /Mieko PS: I love Kuwata also. His music rules!

  • glaciermilk

    glaciermilk said 7 years ago

    I love your designs!!! Very whimsical !!! Each price is a fantasy that came to life!! All the best, Janice

  • glaciermilk

    glaciermilk said 7 years ago

    I love your designs!!! Very whimsical !!! Each price is a fantasy that came to life!! All the best, Janice

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 7 years ago

    Great interview! Congrats on the feature! I love your shop!

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 7 years ago

    Congratulation!!!!

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 7 years ago

    adorable & creative designs! I love them:) Congrats on the feature and your future success!

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 7 years ago

    DADAYA is one of my favorites! Congrats sweets!

  • oatkacreekstudio

    oatkacreekstudio said 7 years ago

    Your items are so wonderful. Thank you for sharing them!

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 7 years ago

    I love Dadaya's work, i love creative people! Congrats!

  • susissatchels

    susissatchels said 7 years ago

    How innovative you are!I envy you

  • CocoBags

    CocoBags said 7 years ago

    So delightful! Beautiful creations.

  • dadaya

    dadaya said 7 years ago

    thank you all of you, lovely ladiesXD lot of you are my fav too:D

  • Myhaleygirl

    Myhaleygirl said 7 years ago

    An artist with a truly unique vision and scope, awesome pick for featured seller!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Always love you work Shan Shan. Congrats on FS. I never ran into you when I lived in Kyoto!

  • ifanhour

    ifanhour said 7 years ago

    Have always loved this shop! Truly inspirational.

  • NaomiBroudo

    NaomiBroudo said 7 years ago

    Lovin the hats!!!

  • mietteshop

    mietteshop said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful shop you have! Congrats to you and much success! :)

  • mietteshop

    mietteshop said 7 years ago

    Love the colorful designs!

  • frostingcoutureshop

    frostingcoutureshop said 7 years ago

    Such unique items! Love your stuff!

  • OxOriginalArtJewelry

    OxOriginalArtJewelry said 7 years ago

    What colorful and creative work! Makes me want to visit Japan!

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay said 7 years ago

    What a charming interview!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 7 years ago

    Fabulous sense of style!! WOW!

  • hattieshouse

    hattieshouse said 7 years ago

    WOWZA...so creative and lively! Love the colors!!!

  • ShelterIndustries

    ShelterIndustries said 7 years ago

    love love your stuff! makes me want to go outside and live the day to the fullest!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    Impressive! Thanks for sharing and all the best!

  • sweetpeatotes

    sweetpeatotes said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Your items are so adorable!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 7 years ago

    ... absolutely love this shop!

  • Entwife

    Entwife said 7 years ago

    So glad this wonderful seller was featured! I follow on flickr and was excited to see this feature today!!

  • helendesign

    helendesign said 7 years ago

    I really love your work! Congrats! Absolutely stunning and really unique - makes me smile

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Great interview! You have a wonderful shop!

  • wahlrus

    wahlrus said 7 years ago

    This is a beautiful shop! Thank you for writing! etsyLove from, Jamie

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    Love your shop and all the wonderful colors! So pretty. :)

  • annieWHERE

    annieWHERE said 7 years ago

    Beautiful interview! Congrats on the feature. Your happy shop is such a pleasure to visit :)

  • todidesign

    todidesign said 7 years ago

    I love your designs.Thank you for sharing them! Congrats!

  • loveknotz

    loveknotz said 7 years ago

    Fantastic designs!! Great Work - Congrats on Featured Seller status :0)

  • glaciermilk

    glaciermilk said 7 years ago

    I love your designs!!! Very whimsical !!! Each price is a fantasy that came to life!! All the best, Janice

  • gemboxjewelry

    gemboxjewelry said 7 years ago

    Lovely use of colors very delicate and feminine. Congratulations on being featured.

  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous designs Shan! :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Lovely and unique handmade from lovely woman ! Congrats and cheers!

  • Earthystyle

    Earthystyle said 7 years ago

    your stuff is cute :) Congratulations!

  • lainedesign

    lainedesign said 7 years ago

    Congrats! I love your work. It truly is art.

  • marybethhale

    marybethhale said 7 years ago

    so delightful and cheery, reflective of their maker :)

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    wow-quite a gift you have-wonderful congrats!

  • 3pearls

    3pearls said 7 years ago

    I'm glad you were featured so that I got to see your work. It is so lovely! I can tell by looking at it that you enjoy making it :)

  • choisette

    choisette said 7 years ago

    shan, i can't get enough of your beguiling designs. please make more.

  • GildedCageDesign

    GildedCageDesign said 7 years ago

    love your mittens!! congrats on the feature:)

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 7 years ago

    Great original designs! Continued success!

  • coonbelle

    coonbelle said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 7 years ago

    Beautiful designs and wonderful pics!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    Congrats on FS !! Love your hats and actually everything in your shop. Best wishes !!!

  • essimar

    essimar said 7 years ago

    Yay! Good job Shan Shan (._.)

  • ArcSquare

    ArcSquare said 7 years ago

    charming! congrats! xo

  • priya123

    priya123 said 7 years ago

    So sweet:) Beautiful work - Congrats:)

  • celapiu

    celapiu said 7 years ago

    Congrats Shan Shan! All the best for you :)

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    I absolutely love your work:) So well-deserved!

  • SundriesAndPlunder

    SundriesAndPlunder said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Everything about this article and your work makes me smile. Congratulations on FS!

  • northbirdsong

    northbirdsong said 7 years ago

    Great unique items...love the collar!

  • NiklynDesigns

    NiklynDesigns said 7 years ago

    Very nice!! Congrats to you!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 7 years ago

    I love your toadstool shaped berets - they are original, and so cute! Cute, classy and stylish. Congrats for being Featured Seller!

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 7 years ago

    Yay! Loved your stuff for a long time :) Congrats!

  • AirTraffic1

    AirTraffic1 said 7 years ago

    wonderful interview! i love your name! i wish my name could be amanda amanda! :)

  • jmijewelry

    jmijewelry said 7 years ago

    Thank you and best of luck to you. Love your shops! jmijewelry.etsy.com

  • loosethreads2

    loosethreads2 said 7 years ago

    Your work is so visually stunning while being so delightfully playful! Love it!

  • 18ontheAlley

    18ontheAlley said 7 years ago

    i love the gloves! awesome feature :)

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and whimsical.

  • UsagiRabbit

    UsagiRabbit said 7 years ago

    SO CUTE!!! I love the berets!! Going now to check out the shop *bunny hop* ^_^

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    You're items are so cheerful! They make me happy, which is exactly what you need on a cold day.

  • mountainvintage

    mountainvintage said 7 years ago

    Really great product photography. Those hats are amazing!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    you are so incredibly talented! LOVE your items! xo your work is so cute, such high quality & so much FUN!

  • munieca

    munieca said 7 years ago

    love Dadaya!!

  • sewnewthings

    sewnewthings said 7 years ago

    Love your work - congratulations on being featured!

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 7 years ago

    Creative and very cool stuff. The berets are adorable. Congratulations.

  • mooooshine

    mooooshine said 7 years ago

    Your designs are beautiful. I also love your 10 year plan.

  • emilyryan

    emilyryan said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! You have been a favorite for quite some time:) So happy to see you featured!

  • natureaccessories

    natureaccessories said 7 years ago

    Unique and beautiful works!One day will have a hat from you as I love them ....keep up the good work :)

  • mosey

    mosey said 7 years ago

    have always looooooooved her things! nice feature!!! xo

  • Patriacontemporary

    Patriacontemporary said 7 years ago

    Congrants! Your work is beautiful!

  • buttonandthimble

    buttonandthimble said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I absolutely love the first picture. How gorgeous of a shot! Your work is wonderful!

  • Adictaaloscomplemnts

    Adictaaloscomplemnts said 7 years ago

    lovely things!!congratulations!

  • RedFenyxJewels

    RedFenyxJewels said 7 years ago

    Lovely hats!

  • andiespecialtysweets

    andiespecialtysweets said 7 years ago

    I am so happy to see you getting this seller interview! Your work is beyond delightful and truly unique, and it's wonderful to get a glimpse of the lady behind it all. Congratulations!

  • GentleBean

    GentleBean said 7 years ago

    Darling! LOVE

  • lunocio

    lunocio said 7 years ago

    one of my favorite shops!

  • byhelenga

    byhelenga said 7 years ago

    Thank you Shan!So beautiful and unique designs !

  • annashoub

    annashoub said 7 years ago

    I love your work. What an inspiration.

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 7 years ago

    great work! Best of luck!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured, Shan Shan! Your work is so cheerful and bright. Love the dots beret.

  • lesaet

    lesaet said 7 years ago

    wonderful items - so happy to have found you!

  • saraaires

    saraaires said 7 years ago

    Dadaya is a "monster crafter". One of the first crafters I came across on the web and never stoped admiring ever since. A more than well deserved tribute on etsy! :D

  • alfiejewels

    alfiejewels said 7 years ago

    very nice, wimsical and childlike! love it!

  • bpsbagsntotes

    bpsbagsntotes said 7 years ago

    I love your items.

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 7 years ago

    oh i'm a longtime dadaya fan! gorgeous, brilliant, fun-coloured work. so inspiring! yay you, nicey!

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    It delights me to see your beautiful creations. I love all of those poms dots and dashes.

  • elinart

    elinart said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! :)

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    Great pieces and a wonderful work :)

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 7 years ago

    I love your style..sui generis.. Congratulations!!!

  • nauliknits

    nauliknits said 7 years ago

    I love your hats since i found your shops on etsy.. So unique and gorgeous photos!

  • Artfulcreations

    Artfulcreations said 7 years ago

    Truly creative and original works.

  • Jusadreamin

    Jusadreamin said 7 years ago

    NICE hope you much sucess

  • RPotterStudio

    RPotterStudio said 7 years ago

    Such a nice interview and the products so unique. Love them!

  • spoonfulofmint

    spoonfulofmint said 7 years ago

    I love this story. And lovely items.

  • Laughingdogstudio

    Laughingdogstudio said 7 years ago

    Wonderful refreshing article. I love the shop!

  • Natiesserie

    Natiesserie said 7 years ago

    You are a tremendous asset to the Etsy community. I am grateful to have been able to find you thanks to this article. I love your eclectic style -the big "pompom"s, the awesome colored berets, the detail...fantastic! I'm a big vintage buff so I can relate. In 10 years, I have the same dream as you do!! It is great to meet kindred spirits ;oD I wish you so much luck and success!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work Shan! I adore your berets!

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy said 7 years ago

    I loooove the yukibira hat!!......but not ze price:)

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible said 7 years ago

    Your stuff is way too cute! Love those hats.......... peace, DevineCollectilbe

  • redtulipss

    redtulipss said 7 years ago

    Your designs are soooo beautiful!!!! X

  • sakizome

    sakizome said 7 years ago

    Completely delightful interview and so many wonderful items!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 7 years ago

    I love the Tiny Pom Pom Candy Scarfs!!! So colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing your work with us, continued success!

  • lenasekine

    lenasekine said 7 years ago

    Shan-san, thank you for sharing your story with us! I was able to learn more about you...Kyoto is my favorite place in Japan too. I love your beautiful work!

  • DNAGallery

    DNAGallery said 7 years ago

    so lovely!

  • starvingartistbazaar

    starvingartistbazaar said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing your story with us! i've always loved your work.

  • redshoevintage

    redshoevintage said 7 years ago

    Your little whimsy hats are sooooo adorable. Very creative !!!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 7 years ago

    lovely lovely shop! :D

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    great interview and lovely items!

  • Jewe1tosell

    Jewe1tosell said 7 years ago

    I like your work. Nice story.

  • bestbrownie

    bestbrownie said 7 years ago

    beautiful work, lovely color... thanks for the inspiration Dale

  • bonspielcreation

    bonspielcreation said 7 years ago

    Super cute and lovely things! You're a great choice for featured seller. Congratulations :D --ellen

  • SaplingHandcrafted

    SaplingHandcrafted said 7 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • rattamatatt

    rattamatatt said 7 years ago

    oh i love your berets - great work!

  • LaimaShop

    LaimaShop said 7 years ago

    Really beautiful and unique work! Congratulations!:)

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 7 years ago

    I came across your shop a while ago, so very sweet, congratulations!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful and fun items!!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • StudioCybele

    StudioCybele said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    Your work is unbelievable, I just adore it!!!

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 7 years ago

    I have long admired your work! Congratulations!

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 7 years ago

    Love your work! Very fresh and fun! Congratulations on your feature! Now....off to check out your vintage shop!

  • ratgirl

    ratgirl said 7 years ago

    You've been one of my Etsy favourites for a long long time! Fell in love with your cute berets (and follow the travel of one of them around the world on your blog!) Great stuff! You are very talented indeed!

  • CraftedByHeidi

    CraftedByHeidi said 7 years ago

    Wow, great stuff in your shop! Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • CuriousTuesday

    CuriousTuesday said 7 years ago

    Your items are so cute!

  • DeNovoStyle

    DeNovoStyle said 7 years ago

    dadaya has been a favorite shop for a long time - since I saw the polka dot beret over a year ago! Great work, and congrats on the feature! Best of luck!

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being a featured seller. Your items are lovely. They appear to be beautifully constructed and I love their 'playful personalities'!

  • masonke

    masonke said 7 years ago

    I love your beret22, how refreshing!

  • myhandmadecrafts

    myhandmadecrafts said 7 years ago

    cute and lovely! Congrats and all the best! :)))

  • oktak

    oktak said 7 years ago

    Congrats Shan Shan!! As you know, I've been a fan of your work for the longest time! Keep creating - you are truly gifted!!

  • fashionL

    fashionL said 7 years ago

    love it!!!

  • sweetladybee

    sweetladybee said 7 years ago

    Adorable!

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I have been a fan of yours since joining Etsy! Your work is fabulous and so unique!

  • myyarnremedy

    myyarnremedy said 7 years ago

    I loved reading your story! Your work is so interesting and visually intriguing :)

  • lumiowl

    lumiowl said 7 years ago

    Love shan shan's beautiful creation I can never get enough, always look forward to my next purchase, thanks for your creativity.

  • Inloveagain

    Inloveagain said 7 years ago

    I've been a huge fan for a while now! I love everything you make and its really wonderful to read your story :)

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 7 years ago

    this stuff is great. new favorite

  • dmtgun3

    dmtgun3 said 7 years ago

    Great works Shan..I love your amazing works..Unique and wonderful...

  • robinandthesage

    robinandthesage said 7 years ago

    i do do love your truly unique and whimsical work!!

  • dreamboatdesigns

    dreamboatdesigns said 7 years ago

    So so cute!! <3

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 7 years ago

    Tiny toadstool is one of the loveliest shops - I love everything that Shan does and I wish her much luck!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    Sweet! Congratulations, you deserve to be featured!

  • FriendsinFiber

    FriendsinFiber said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful artistic creations are amazing and they show all the love you put into making them. A great feature article. Best of luck to you Shan!

  • melpdesigns

    melpdesigns said 7 years ago

    You are a true artist - your work is so original and look like mini works of modern art.

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 7 years ago

    So lovely to have such a unique fiber artist featured. Your whimsical style is gorgeous!

  • ekohaus

    ekohaus said 7 years ago

    Very cute items and very beautiful! I do not even have words....very very beautiful!

  • shegekko

    shegekko said 7 years ago

    Quite simply : Adorable !

  • designbybehin

    designbybehin said 7 years ago

    Loved the picture of your work place and also your creations. Good luck.

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed said 7 years ago

    Gorgeously cute work.

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and detailed work!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 7 years ago

    Yay!!!! I have LOVED your shop dadaya forever! I visit frequently, and have been meaning to place an order for a long time. Huge big congratulations on being the Featured Seller and thanks so much for sharing a bit about your life & work :) Cheers!

  • HoneyBScrapbooks

    HoneyBScrapbooks said 7 years ago

    Congrats on feature!! You are very talented. I enjoyed viewing your work. You must be very organized & can multi-task extremely well to maintain 3 shops and have time to create and take photos!! Very inspiring :-)

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    dadaya-you have the most beautiful visions-unique-modern-clean and yet very customized and different. I love seeing your studio and hearing about your life. Congratulations!!!

  • helenaCRAFTS

    helenaCRAFTS said 7 years ago

    beautiful work :)

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 7 years ago

    I found your colorful and unique hats and berets a long time ago and love seeing more unique and beautiful accessories. Congratulations on becoming featured seller. Wonderful accessory designs!

  • missbliss317

    missbliss317 said 7 years ago

    What a coincidence -- I'm in Qingdao, China now for work : ) I love your stuff -- saving up for one of your berets!

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl said 7 years ago

    I Love the gloves!! Great article...Congrats:)

  • cyberbelle

    cyberbelle said 7 years ago

    dadaya may be the cutest person in the whole world.

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes said 7 years ago

    I. LOVE. THOSE. MITTENS.

  • leapinggazelle

    leapinggazelle said 7 years ago

    I love your beautiful fanciful creations! Congratulations to you :)

  • woodenbird

    woodenbird said 7 years ago

    beautiful works :))))

  • woodenbird

    woodenbird said 7 years ago

    beautiful works :))))

  • drifted

    drifted said 7 years ago

    wow! your store is really special and your work very unique. Congratulations and keep up with the good work! x

  • eurolenscape

    eurolenscape said 7 years ago

    What a great shop ! Love your gloves, very unique !

  • LesBates

    LesBates said 7 years ago

    I love your unique wool and embroidery work!

  • laceydu

    laceydu said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!! The colors you put together are magnificent. I gravitate to your palette!

  • SwankyStitch

    SwankyStitch said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • DotD

    DotD said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, creative!

  • BROOKLYNrehab

    BROOKLYNrehab said 7 years ago

    i always loved your sense of color and whimsy. congrats!!!

  • ScentfulNeeds

    ScentfulNeeds said 7 years ago

    Beautiful designs, congratulations featured seller!

  • VivaRevival

    VivaRevival said 7 years ago

    Lovely items. Everyone's office is so much more organized than mine...

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    These are fantastic and I love the aesthetic!

  • 3patch

    3patch said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I like the pompoms!

  • tinyearsjewelry

    tinyearsjewelry said 7 years ago

    good work on your creations... Casey @ Tin Years

  • tinyearsjewelry

    tinyearsjewelry said 7 years ago

    good work on your creations... Casey @ Tin Years

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 7 years ago

    Great feature!

  • SparklePaw

    SparklePaw said 7 years ago

    omg she is the cutest!

  • knockknockstudio

    knockknockstudio said 7 years ago

    awesome shop! thank you for featuring dadaya! one of the best shops on etsy!!!

  • RubyBarrDesign

    RubyBarrDesign said 7 years ago

    Lovely stuff!

  • paroliro

    paroliro said 7 years ago

    Shan, Your beautiful creations inspire us all! I'm happy you were featured today!

  • FerntreeFlowers

    FerntreeFlowers said 7 years ago

    Have been admiring your creations for quite some time. Congrats on your feature! :)

  • discerningchichi

    discerningchichi said 7 years ago

    What beautiful creations and you sound so happy and fulfilled Shan - very inspirational!!

  • merrydaledolls

    merrydaledolls said 7 years ago

    One of my favourite sellers! I just love your berets!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 7 years ago

    I have alwasy loved your embroidery. SWWWWOOONN

  • Juicyboo

    Juicyboo said 7 years ago

    I've seen you before on Etsy and LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff. That red and turquiose combo you use is one of my all time favourites!! You help me remember I should be a different as I can be. That's what makes us beautiful :0))) New to selling on Etsy but lovin it already!!

  • HeartstringsByJanice

    HeartstringsByJanice said 7 years ago

    I love the pompoms! Too cute!

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 7 years ago

    I love your colorful, cheerful creations, especially your berets (I want one of each!). Congrats and all the best.

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 7 years ago

    Shan I love your colorful, cheerful creations especially your berets (I want one of each!) Congrats and all the best.

  • 2007musarra

    2007musarra said 7 years ago

    Your color choice and hand made work are so so inspiring! Every Time I look I see something new and sweet. Thanks for sharing

  • prettyvisage

    prettyvisage said 7 years ago

    i am and so obsessed with everything in this shop. the materials, shapes and colors. sooo beautiful and fresh! congratulations :)

  • hienonhieno

    hienonhieno said 7 years ago

    I have always wanted to know more about dadaya-- thanks so much for featuring her! Her things are some of the very loveliest I've seen on etsy over the last few years. I remember the first time I saw the yukibira hat and mittens and how exciting they were, and I've loved all of the new things as they appear.

  • bythebead

    bythebead said 7 years ago

    Your work is outstanding! Creative in the extreme. I have enjoyed looking through your work many times! Best Wishes!

  • HollyvisionArt

    HollyvisionArt said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 7 years ago

    One of my very favor shops! Thank you for this feature. Amazing design, craftsmanship and COLOR. Wonderful!

  • collectedfat

    collectedfat said 7 years ago

    amazing!!! great inspiration!!!

  • Plantdreaming

    Plantdreaming said 7 years ago

    I love to knit and I find your work very inspiring. Thank You.

  • littledeervintage

    littledeervintage said 7 years ago

    she is adorable!!! her work space is wonderful as well.

  • shari73

    shari73 said 7 years ago

    Your things are so cute!

  • zoegirldesigns

    zoegirldesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, congratulations!

  • GarbogeKnits

    GarbogeKnits said 7 years ago

    LOVE HER WORK!!

  • memawsvintage

    memawsvintage said 7 years ago

    Your work is amazing. Your workspace is to die for.

  • whitneysmith

    whitneysmith said 7 years ago

    I've loved this artist's work for a while, especially those mittens. Beautiful creations Shan Shan! You are so talented.

  • yasemin

    yasemin said 7 years ago

    When I first became a member, your shop took my attention and added you as my favorite. It is very nice to see your shop as featured seller. Good luck for your sales and your dreams.

  • dadaya

    dadaya said 7 years ago

    thank you everyone, and thank you my friends for your kind words:)

  • DesiCloe

    DesiCloe said 7 years ago

    I think this is one of the most interesting interview of the last months: I'm falling in love with your works and your life style! You have a new blog follower!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 7 years ago

    I just love your creativity!

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah said 7 years ago

    Amazing work...her shop makes me smile!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 7 years ago

    Very unique things. Good luck with your work!

  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 7 years ago

    Oh so sweet and colorful! Your polka dot mittens are adorable! Your work is so creative, fun, and inspirational! Thank you for sharing, and best of luck!

  • tfamily5

    tfamily5 said 7 years ago

    Beautifully written! You keep aiming for that ten year goal, sounds amazing! love your designs too!

  • RoseyFinch

    RoseyFinch said 7 years ago

    Very cool! I love the embroidery!

  • LawnDesigns

    LawnDesigns said 7 years ago

    your workspace is inspiring!

  • TropicalGarden

    TropicalGarden said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • TahelSadot

    TahelSadot said 7 years ago

    I love this treasury! Great ideas

  • brownfamilyvintage

    brownfamilyvintage said 7 years ago

    I love everything you make it is great to look at and I cant imagine all the time you put into your work

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 7 years ago

    Such cute stuff!!!

  • agatsijoias

    agatsijoias said 7 years ago

    Your work shows that being unique is the key to success!! Congratulations!!http://www.agatsijoias.etsy.com

  • inthewishingwood

    inthewishingwood said 7 years ago

    I love your color palette!

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 7 years ago

    i love everything in your store, you have such an eye for designs and color. the red and blue color combo is my fav.

  • MoonChen

    MoonChen said 7 years ago

    I can't believe I missed this interview when it was on the front page... so glad you got featured! :D

  • MysticalRaindrops

    MysticalRaindrops said 7 years ago

    What lovely original items you have!

  • AntoksFairytales

    AntoksFairytales said 7 years ago

    Great feature! Your work is really artistic!

  • nauliknits

    nauliknits said 7 years ago

    Love your style so much! Dadaya is one of our favourite sellers since we discovered Etsy. Congrats for the feature!

  • rubanscolores

    rubanscolores said 6 years ago

    Sweet!

  • BeaucoupDeLuxe

    BeaucoupDeLuxe said 6 years ago

    Your creativity is charming. Very beautiful items.

  • amberstudios

    amberstudios said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • berthabrightmarke

    Kiki from JewelleryByKiki said 5 years ago

    Your work gives me hope.

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