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Featured Seller: Jane Foster

Nov 23, 2011

by Janefoster

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I’m a very busy mum with a 3-year-old daughter. I do lots of mum and child things around my work, see friends, visit local farms, and like to go to the beach. I play the piano and love making up songs for my daughter to dance to.

What would be the title of your memoir?
Follow Your Dream. It sounds a bit corny but for years I wanted to carve out a different career from teaching as I knew teaching would burn me out eventually. I visualized becoming self-employed and working from home so I could spend time with my daughter and do something I really enjoyed. I wasn?t entirely sure how it was going to happen but I took very small steps each day in the right direction. I regularly wrote in a notebook of all the things I wanted to achieve. The list included both small goals and larger ones —ones that at the time seemed way out of my league. One goal was to get my work into Habitat and miraculously it happened the week I became a mum!

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from several sources: designs from the ’50s and ’60s, Scandinavian design, bits from my parents and simple illustrations from illustrators such as Dick Bruna.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My partner Jim has been the most influential in my craft as he?s always believed in me, encouraged
me to leave teaching and is always a good, fair critic.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
Although I?ve made things and enjoyed being artistic ever since I was a child, I didn’t know I was an artist/maker until I started to sell things I?d made and continued to do so. I couldn’t really believe it and felt pretty uncomfortable about selling things initially. It was all so new to me because I?d spent five years in music college training to be a music teacher and not an artist. I felt guilty at first that I wasn’t using the skills I?d been trained to use!

How would you describe your creative process?
My creative process is pretty spontaneous. I go into a cafe and draw a design onto paper. I don?t usually do many versions and the process happens quite quickly. At first I use a 2B pencil and then I go over the design in a black ink pen before rubbing the pencil lines out.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I?d love to peek into the studio of Lucienne Day, famous for her ’50s textiles. I love her designs and style.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
The handmade possession I most cherish is a small painted child?s wooden horse on wheels that my dad made when I was very young. It?s painted red and white and the wheels go round. He had six nieces and six nephews and gave one to each for Christmas!

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
By going out for coffee and cake! A large slice of victoria sponge cake or banoffee pie usually does the trick.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
In ten years time I would like to be designing fabrics for IKEA or Marimekko and also other items such as storage tins, mugs and trays. I also see myself still working in my studio, making items from the fabrics I collect and still doing the odd bit of screen printing, which I can?t ever imagine getting tired of.

Featured Seller Archive

 

A4 Happy Panda Screen Print by Jane Foster  - hand printed signed
A4 Happy Panda Screen Print by Jane Foster - hand printed signed
JaneFoster
$19.98 USD
Central Park screen print by Jane Foster  - hand printed signed LIMITED EDITION New York
Central Park screen print by Jane Foster - hand printed signed LIMITED EDITION New York
JaneFoster
$19.98 USD
Geometric Cat Screen Print by Jane Foster  - hand printed signed
Geometric Cat Screen Print by Jane Foster - hand printed signed
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Geometric Beetle Fabric Purse / Make up Bag
Geometric Beetle Fabric Purse / Make up Bag
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
Handmade Toy Lion by Jane Foster
Handmade Toy Lion by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
New Jane Foster's Colouring Book  - Signed with free Birds Screen Print!  - Scandi Mid Century Modern style illustrations
New Jane Foster's Colouring Book - Signed with free Birds Screen Print! - Scandi Mid Century Modern style illustrations
JaneFoster
$10.64 USD
NEW retro cat purse / make up bag by Jane Foster - cat fabric pouch
NEW retro cat purse / make up bag by Jane Foster - cat fabric pouch
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
Cat Fabric Lavender Bag by Jane Foster
Cat Fabric Lavender Bag by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$6.66 USD
Hedgehog Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
Hedgehog Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
New Red Chopper Bike Screen Print by Jane Foster  - hand printed signed
New Red Chopper Bike Screen Print by Jane Foster - hand printed signed
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Guinea Pig Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
Guinea Pig Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$18.65 USD
Guinea Pig Fabric Lavender Bag by Jane Foster
Guinea Pig Fabric Lavender Bag by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$6.66 USD
screen printed alphabet toy dog plush by Jane Foster
screen printed alphabet toy dog plush by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
Shy Bird Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome Teal
Shy Bird Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome Teal
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Retro Tulip Screen Print - A4 Scandi design by Jane Foster  - limited signed edition
Retro Tulip Screen Print - A4 Scandi design by Jane Foster - limited signed edition
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Monochrome Tulip Screen Print by Jane Foster
Monochrome Tulip Screen Print by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Scandinavian Flower Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
Scandinavian Flower Fabric Purse by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
Cat in Flowers Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome black
Cat in Flowers Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome black
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Shy Bird Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome Mint
Shy Bird Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome Mint
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Breton Cat Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome
Breton Cat Screen Print by Jane Foster - Scandi monochrome
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Pair of Mini Cat and Corgi Dog Screen Prints by Jane Foster - signed  -  Nursery Wall Art
Pair of Mini Cat and Corgi Dog Screen Prints by Jane Foster - signed - Nursery Wall Art
JaneFoster
$6.66 USD
Scandi Flower Screen Print by Jane Foster  - signed
Scandi Flower Screen Print by Jane Foster - signed
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
Red Lion Screen Print by Jane Foster  - hand printed signed
Red Lion Screen Print by Jane Foster - hand printed signed
JaneFoster
$13.32 USD
New York Central Park Fabric Purse  - handmade by Jane Foster
New York Central Park Fabric Purse - handmade by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$15.99 USD
A3 Size Frida Kahlo Screen Print
A3 Size Frida Kahlo Screen Print
JaneFoster
$26.65 USD
A3 Size Retro Happy Panda Screen Print by Jane Foster
A3 Size Retro Happy Panda Screen Print by Jane Foster
JaneFoster
$26.65 USD

300 comments

  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Love it. Great Article.

  • spontaneousreality

    spontaneousreality said 5 years ago

    One up for the dreamers! beautiful work janefoster!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 5 years ago

    super cute plush :)

  • PowderButterfly

    PowderButterfly said 5 years ago

    Just absolutely gorgeous work!! Thanks for sharing your story. I totally love the way you have visualized and written down your ambitions. I think that is a great way of staying focused and incredibly positive. Thanks again!!

  • LittleBlueMoon

    LittleBlueMoon said 5 years ago

    lovely graphics. :}

  • MorningGloryEmporium

    MorningGloryEmporium said 5 years ago

    Great article and great work. Congratulations!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Your designs are so beautiful! Love your shop! Congrats!

  • DeepBlueNotion

    DeepBlueNotion said 5 years ago

    It's all so cute! Congrats on the feature!

  • bijuterra

    bijuterra said 5 years ago

    lovely! i like your owl plush toys:)

  • elleandcompany

    elleandcompany said 5 years ago

    awesome!!

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 5 years ago

    Ahh! So darn cute! Thanks for sharing! "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." --Rumi

  • EFaceDesigns

    EFaceDesigns said 5 years ago

    Cool... :^D

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 5 years ago

    Your owls and bunnies are adorable! Good luck, and I would love to see your designs in IKEA!

  • NorthWoodworks

    NorthWoodworks said 5 years ago

    What cute items!! Congrats on the feature.

  • yimmekedesign

    yimmekedesign said 5 years ago

    Ooooo, soooo cute. I,m gonna heart you...RIGHT NOW !!!

  • sewasong

    sewasong said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shop!! I love the owls :)

  • amberike

    amberike said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work. Congrats on the feature!

  • AlpineGypsy

    AlpineGypsy said 5 years ago

    So bright, fresh, whimsical ~ I adore your style, and vision. Congratulations on your success! I'm obsessed with textiles, and working for myself so this is just pure inspiration for me. *smile* Heidi

  • cazmira

    cazmira said 5 years ago

    Reading this was just what I needed. You are an inspiration to me. I'm currently a full time art teacher, with a 1.5 year old son! Since last Jan when Etsy came into my life, I have been taking steps to grow it into full time...to spend more time with my son, and do what I love most. I have a long way to go, but I'm doing it! XO Congrats on your feature~ You go Mama!!!!

  • groundedindesign

    groundedindesign said 5 years ago

    I hear you! Congratulations on all your success!

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 5 years ago

    Just fabulous!

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    what a great shop~ Youre style is so fun!

  • HarrietsHaven

    HarrietsHaven said 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning work. Congrats!

  • tillery

    tillery said 5 years ago

    Adorable!! Adding a <3

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 5 years ago

    oh fantastic! such a fan of jane & her beautiful work & gorgeous designs! so nice to see you here, cutie!

  • pipapiep

    pipapiep said 5 years ago

    wow!! so nice!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 5 years ago

    fun! congrats!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i love the bright colors!!! what an amazing article :)

  • byebyebirdy

    byebyebirdy said 5 years ago

    so thrilled to see you as FS! Your shop is adorbs!!

  • littlepart

    littlepart said 5 years ago

    wonderful!!

  • ScissorwizardDesigns

    ScissorwizardDesigns said 5 years ago

    Bright, cheerful colors and stunning work. Congrats!

  • violintide

    violintide said 5 years ago

    Great stuff! Congrats on the feature!

  • theaterclouds

    theaterclouds said 5 years ago

    Oh, I love those kitties... I will have to get one for my three year old daughter. I bet yours loves them.

  • merriweathercouncil

    merriweathercouncil said 5 years ago

    YES!! Soo happy to see you as featured seller, Jane! Congratulations! I loveeee your shop!

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 5 years ago

    What is banoffee pie?!! It sounds like something I really need to try! Your designs and colors always put a big smile on my face! Best wishes for continued success!!

  • mette

    mette said 5 years ago

    yay! congratulations, jane - i love your work! so great to see you as a featured seller :)

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes said 5 years ago

    I love this story and also where you would like to be in ten years..Fabric for Ikea.I love that place and the fabrics:)

  • FunnyFarmToyBarn

    FunnyFarmToyBarn said 5 years ago

    Awww, I love those daughter inspired Momma's. :) Congrats on the interview and good luck!

  • redstitchlab

    redstitchlab said 5 years ago

    great story and seller! congrats! xxx

  • riverluna

    riverluna said 5 years ago

    Love this story, and your shop is amazing and fun! Congrats!

  • helenbobelen

    helenbobelen said 5 years ago

    Daringly impractical = undeniably joyful and heartfelt. I see the love in your creations. Congrats Jane! I look forward to taking a closer look at your shop : )

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Your shop is adorable! Congrats on the FS!!!! =)

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 5 years ago

    Lovely designs. I like your idea of the notebook in which to write your hopes, dreams, goals, and bucket list. Maybe even add drawings of your lovely designs.

  • MadeMerriShop

    MadeMerriShop said 5 years ago

    Your work is so bright and happy! I am so grateful to be able to work around my little one's schedule thanks to Etsy :) Congrats on being featured!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 5 years ago

    The passion and individuality shines ~ in all of Jane's beautiful & unique designs !

  • FireflyPuppets

    FireflyPuppets said 5 years ago

    Jane, what a great story! Coffee and cake always gets my inspiration flowing, too. :) I also work with kids, and create puppets for them. Your designs are so cute and appealing! I wouldn't worry about going through training, becoming a teacher, and then leaving the profession. Your experience always informs your current life, and current projects. I'm sure you're a better artist because of your teaching life. You never know where your life will take you, and it's great to have a rich, full catalog of knowledge. Best of luck!

  • OneLaneRoad

    OneLaneRoad said 5 years ago

    I've admired your work for a while now, what beautiful prints!!! Those dolls kits are brilliant! Congrats on the feature.

  • shabbyvintagemom

    shabbyvintagemom said 5 years ago

    LOVE your Shop!! Congrats on being featured :)

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 5 years ago

    Wow! Congratulations and best of luck!

  • bombastitch

    bombastitch said 5 years ago

    So awesome!!!!!! :)

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Cool! Love it!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Very cute designs. Congrats on the feature!

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 5 years ago

    Very nifty graphics!

  • VogueVixens

    VogueVixens said 5 years ago

    I've admired your colourful work for awhile now, congratulations on the feature!

  • HomemadeParade

    HomemadeParade said 5 years ago

    Awesome creations!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Your dolls are so original, inspiring, and cute~ congrats on getting featured!

  • SageWillowsVintage

    SageWillowsVintage said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being the featured seller. I love your shop. All of your items are so cute. ♥

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 5 years ago

    Your work is so whimsical, I love it! It reaslly would be a good fit with IKEA, I hope this dream comes through for you too.

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    great shop. love the kitties. :)

  • kaylovesvintage

    kaylovesvintage said 5 years ago

    happy colors

  • sassandperil

    sassandperil said 5 years ago

    YES, YES, YES! Love your work Jane! Thank you for sharing your story :)

  • Popups

    Popups said 5 years ago

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  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    Love the Two Birds! Thank you for sharing your shop and life with us. We love everything in your shop!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Patti and Terry

  • anthologyorganic

    anthologyorganic said 5 years ago

    Love this cheery and colorful work!

  • Ciaffi

    Ciaffi said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Jane!!!! :-) :-)

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 5 years ago

    What a delightful shop! Congrats on the featured seller article.

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 5 years ago

    I've loved Jane Foster for years! Jane, you're such an inspiration! Congratson the feature.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 5 years ago

    Fun and pretty toys!

  • SISTERBATIK

    SISTERBATIK said 5 years ago

    So much fun and I love all the colours!

  • myrubberstamp

    myrubberstamp said 5 years ago

    a big congrats to you Jane ♥

  • ThreeRedApples

    ThreeRedApples said 5 years ago

    So pleased to see you featured as seller, love your work! *waves across the South Hams*

  • ModernFibre

    ModernFibre said 5 years ago

    Great to see you featured here, Jane! I am a fan of your work. Wishing you continued success.

  • homedecorlab

    homedecorlab said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Beautiful work:)

  • purposedesign

    purposedesign said 5 years ago

    Great to see you as a featured seller!!! I bought a set of your cards in Habitat last year when visiting Europe. Your work is amazing!

  • faeriesbycindy

    faeriesbycindy said 5 years ago

    I am also partial to Scandinavian designs, Marimekko and IKEA fabrics. I love the clean and colorful graphic designs of your work.....Congratulations on being featured!

  • KatieClairesCottage

    KatieClairesCottage said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I've admired your work for a long time and also your house (saw it in German house magazine about a year or so ago) - very lovely style you have!

  • extratoppings

    extratoppings said 5 years ago

    * dream until your dreams come true * (aerosmith) congratulations and best wishes for continued successes.

  • KatieClairesCottage

    KatieClairesCottage said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! I've admired your work for a long time (and your house which I saw featured in a German home magazine a year or so ago) - you have lovely style!

  • petitepaperie

    petitepaperie said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on being the featured seller. Your daughter is lucky to have such a talented mum!

  • MagnoliaRidgeFarm

    MagnoliaRidgeFarm said 5 years ago

    I love the Owl's & Kitties. I share your desire to be at home with my son and I am diligently working on that goal everyday! Your are an inspiration to me!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    WOOOWWW... Your shop is sooooo cute! Just adorable...

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 5 years ago

    Love your shop Jane! Congrats! Nice to see a fellow screen printer in the spotlight!

  • babyjives

    babyjives said 5 years ago

    I love your work and your story is so inspirational. I also knew that becoming a mom would change my life and that is how my etsy shop started as well. Thank you so much for sharing your story and talents!

  • MegnificentCo

    MegnificentCo said 5 years ago

    Love love love your shop!

  • BirdiesCozyNest

    BirdiesCozyNest said 5 years ago

    I love the energy and fun that emanates from your work and interview. Congrats!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    I love your designs! They make me smile from ear to ear!

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 5 years ago

    Congratulations !!! love the colors & the design

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 5 years ago

    Marvelous interview and a lovely shop! Congratulations on the feature!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 5 years ago

    So beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!

  • buddyxdesigns

    buddyxdesigns said 5 years ago

    Just beautiful =)

  • livvysue

    livvysue said 5 years ago

    Inspiring story.

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 5 years ago

    So fun and unique! Love your retro rag dolls. Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • kristinasmiley

    kristinasmiley said 5 years ago

    Very creative!

  • econica

    econica said 5 years ago

    adorable!

  • QPeeLove

    QPeeLove said 5 years ago

    WOW! Incredible work, would cheer you up every day to have such jolly designs around you vintage and your own! Love your decor - LOVE your designs!! Very inspiring! Banoffi pie is a caramel, banana whipped cream pie by the way SusanFaye! Absolutely Delicious!!

  • madamaRobe

    madamaRobe said 5 years ago

    I love this shop! Congrats! :)

  • ChasingRomeo

    ChasingRomeo said 5 years ago

    Ohh love your designs!! Congrats on being a featured seller :3 I think your work suits Marimekko's design concept perfectly!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 5 years ago

    Cute as a pie ;) Fantastic shopie, congrats for the feature!!!

  • twosillyboys

    twosillyboys said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop :) congrats to you!!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 5 years ago

    Jane ur dolls are ADORABLE!!! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • SonAndHeirVintage

    SonAndHeirVintage said 5 years ago

    Love your shop! Such fabulous colors and such a great eye for design. You deserve the feature...congrats!

  • Janefoster

    Janefoster said 5 years ago

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful kind comments! xxx

  • vanessaeight

    vanessaeight said 5 years ago

    I feel inspired to get my paint brushes out after reading your article, thank you.

  • BirdEnergy

    BirdEnergy said 5 years ago

    I love how bright and cheerful your work is....awesome.

  • pinchface

    pinchface said 5 years ago

    Keep up the fantastic work, I love your style :)

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Jane, I love your bright modern 50 and 60 take. Your years at college have not been wasted, it just gets used in a different way. Congratulations on your feature!!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    all very cool. like the retro santa congrats

  • rikahonthelookout

    rikahonthelookout said 5 years ago

    so inspiring! this is fantastic :o)

  • anitasmile

    anitasmile said 5 years ago

    I love the 50s and 60s illustrations and textiles! Your work is fantastico!!! Thanks!

  • mcouchouron

    mcouchouron said 5 years ago

    Love the retro look! Congratulations!

  • Shellyka

    Shellyka said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work! I really enjoyed reading your interview because i also did a change from being a social worker to a fulltime job as a working from home mum.

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 5 years ago

    Love your bright, happy work Jane! Your shop is Beautiful. Congrats on all your success!

  • khamm75

    khamm75 said 5 years ago

    Have long admired your beautiful creations. Congratulations!!!!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    Your designs are very vibrant and beautiful. I love your choices of colors it reminds me of when I was growing up. It is always so inspiring to see someone making a living doing what they love to do and of course making a good living being self employed.

  • wildwomanbeads

    wildwomanbeads said 5 years ago

    Great designs and items, Jane, and so fun to know how you crept up on your dream. I've always been a little skeptical about visualization stories, but when I (FINALLY!) started to design wearable art jewelry after years of collecting beads "just because" I loved them, I realized I too was creating a template for how I wanted my future to come into being. I was a full-time psychotherapist, another profession that eventually burns most good people out, and I'd been doing and loving it for 28 years. Could see the end coming, and started fooling around with stringing beads on wire, and then taking lessons, and before I knew it, I was creating items I was truly proud to sell. We should have a book of Etsy stories! They're absolutely inspiring! Thank you for this one!

  • masonke

    masonke said 5 years ago

    So fresh and whimsical, best of luck to you!

  • aliceapple

    aliceapple said 5 years ago

    Jane, I can't believe you haven't been designing and making your whole life. I feel so lucky to have such a talented and inspirational friend. You should be really proud of yourself... even after all your wonderful achievements you're still so modest! xxx

  • SillyHorse

    SillyHorse said 5 years ago

    So nice to see one of my favourite shops featured, love your style and best of luck for all your goals for the future.

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio said 5 years ago

    inspiring article! great shop!

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 5 years ago

    How beautiful, perfect gift items!! Many Blessings

  • marilynmadebooks

    marilynmadebooks said 5 years ago

    I have always loved Marimekko textiles so was an instant fan of your graphics...they are wonderful and very fresh and appealing. It was fun to learn more about you.

  • avabunny

    avabunny said 5 years ago

    These are incredible , you have such an artistic eye . Best of luck :)

  • Carrster

    Carrster said 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • goingplaces2

    goingplaces2 said 5 years ago

    Love your style! Congrats on the Feature:)

  • blueflowervintage

    blueflowervintage said 5 years ago

    I love this designer and all her bright designs. I also have a special affection for her small collection of Scandinavian and British ceramics. I really really love that tall coffee pot with the orange and gray diamonds behind her left shoulder in the photo which was designed by who? I think its British. Thank you for this feature!

  • tigesandweince

    tigesandweince said 5 years ago

    I have been a fan of your work for a while now & always read your blog. Great work as always & congratulations. Kylie :)

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 5 years ago

    I adore your work! :)

  • SoyabeanBaby

    SoyabeanBaby said 5 years ago

    Delicious designs. Does anyone know if she uses spoonflower or self prints?

  • woolies

    woolies said 5 years ago

    Fabulous! Since I've just been laid off from my corporate day job, am visualizing very hard at being successful with my shops. Great featured seller!

  • SweetBauerKnits

    SweetBauerKnits said 5 years ago

    I love your gloriously joyous work - love the patterns and colors. I, too, was a teacher and have similar dreams. I appreciate you sharing your story. Congratulations and best wishes.

  • karuliine

    karuliine said 5 years ago

    Very inspirational! I guess your daughter must be very happy to have mom like you! :)

  • TheVintageApartment

    TheVintageApartment said 5 years ago

    Oh, I love Jane Foster's happy creations! The retro/modern Scandinavian prints are full of joy. I LOVE the photos in her shop, and the one of her here - there's always extra bits of Scandinavian (and Orla!) goodies to be found. Delightful to see her as a Featured seller ! Jane, I hope you do get the chance to design for Ikea and Marikemmo! I need to get one of your stuffies. :)

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 5 years ago

    So nice to see one of my favourite favourites featured on the front page! I really love your designs! Hope your dreams of designing for Ikea and Marimekko come true!

  • sweetiepiedesign

    sweetiepiedesign said 5 years ago

    Wonderful. Your shop makes me smile!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 5 years ago

    Yay! I've loved your shop for so long, and it's just lovely to see you as the Featured Seller. Great to read a bit more about your work & process. Working with Marimekko & Ikea are dreams of mine too. So wonderful. Congrats & cheers!

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Just love the clean bright boldness of your creations. Very, very original and Scandinavian element is simply joyful! Many Cheers to you!! Sincerely, Inez Dunn Homer, ALASKA

  • happeemonkee

    happeemonkee said 5 years ago

    This is such an awesome interview. I shared this on my Facebook fanpage with this note: "The key is to visualize. Visualize success, abundance and possibilities without knowing how or when, and with faith, the magic will happen!"

  • Camikinz

    Camikinz said 5 years ago

    Congrats! I always come back to your shop to look around. So insprinational. Great to see you featured. :)

  • tributary

    tributary said 5 years ago

    Such a lovely shop! Congrats! I love the bright colors and boldness of your work. Just lovely! Best wishes!

  • SkateBetty

    SkateBetty said 5 years ago

    Fantastic shop!!

  • colorincolorado

    colorincolorado said 5 years ago

    Love it!!!!

  • whimsyandink

    whimsyandink said 5 years ago

    Yay!! I am a huge fan of your work!!

  • IndulgeYourShelf

    IndulgeYourShelf said 5 years ago

    Congrats Jane; I've been a huge fan for years!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    love your style, cute, cute, cute!

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 5 years ago

    I LOOOVE everything made by Jane!!

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! You have some really wonderful things! Very adorable.

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 5 years ago

    super cute! love the colors~hope we see more vibrant work like yours on the front page! eye catching and clever!

  • MadisonStreetVintage

    MadisonStreetVintage said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 5 years ago

    I loved this interview. Congrats on the feature! Your shop is so cute. I love IKEA!!! I really hope that works out for you! :)

  • mystichintime

    mystichintime said 5 years ago

    Great designs...I love the Scandinavian edge :)

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Well deserved! Great body of work.

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 5 years ago

    I love your work!!!!

  • DaddleLei

    DaddleLei said 5 years ago

    I'm a music teacher too! I totally identify with this article.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    So adorable! I love your style!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    EggMoneyQuilts said 5 years ago

    Great interview! Glad you get to be Mum and an artist at the same time!

  • inkjet

    inkjet said 5 years ago

    i am big fan of jane fosters work, her home, and her taste & style.

  • kiranofindaly

    kiranofindaly said 5 years ago

    Good for you! very nice shop.

  • thoughtfullyadorned

    thoughtfullyadorned said 5 years ago

    Oh I love your work and you seem like so much fun! Congrats!

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony said 5 years ago

    its freaky how one can get what they ask for. as if your list was a shopping list, and you went out and got everything on it. great story, best of luck to you in the future.

  • thedirtygem

    thedirtygem said 5 years ago

    Jane, your story is very inspiring. I especially love the part about writing down your dreams as process of manifestation. Your work and story is lovely and thank you for sharing it.

  • FooFooLaLaChild

    FooFooLaLaChild said 5 years ago

    Love it! Thanks for sharing

  • barnowlfriend

    barnowlfriend said 5 years ago

    Great job!

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 5 years ago

    You are great! I hope that you"ll, instead of designing for Ikea or Marimekko, have your own multinational brand :o)

  • ALittleWorld

    ALittleWorld said 5 years ago

    I love your designs! Really enjoyed the interview! I am sure very soon I will see your work on every cool store :)

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 5 years ago

    Delightful work!!! great interview!

  • remainewicked

    remainewicked said 5 years ago

    I love the cheeriness and clean lines of your art! That's rare to see both. Keep up the great work!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats on your feature!

  • eastwitching

    eastwitching said 5 years ago

    Jane - I smiled a huge smile when I saw you just now as the featured seller! Wow - you've blown us all out of the water with your fresh, bold and magical designs. I love them. Congratulations and well done for flying the UK flag too:) Allison

  • Mongella

    Mongella said 5 years ago

    Awesome work!!! I love the bright colors, and the "sausage dog" print!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 5 years ago

    Great shop and interview! You are now among my favourites!

  • MechelleDesigns

    MechelleDesigns said 5 years ago

    I follow her blog, and love her designs!

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 5 years ago

    Very cute!

  • ZiBagz

    ZiBagz said 5 years ago

    fabulously done! i love your mind ♥

  • glusk

    glusk said 5 years ago

    love this shop! yummy colour palette too.

  • DiaperCakeBoutique

    DiaperCakeBoutique said 5 years ago

    Cute Shop! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • zakonek

    zakonek said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your products are beautiful, and you deserve a great article like that... Keep creating! :)

  • AccessoriesByHand

    AccessoriesByHand said 5 years ago

    Love the bright, bold colors you use in your work, I am sure you will be where you want to be in ten years!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Beautiful creations! So nice to be introduced to your shop :) Congrats on being FS!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 5 years ago

    Beautiful creations! Congrats on being FS ~ thanks Etsy for introducing me to another awesome shop :)

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 5 years ago

    Hey wow! I've been admiring your work for some time now! So glad to see you featured!

  • SpringFlavor

    SpringFlavor said 5 years ago

    SO LOVELY!! I love your works and I'm very interested in your all creation. I'll see your shop shortly!

  • psyboom

    psyboom said 5 years ago

    I love your work!!! Yayyyy congrats on the feature Jane! :))))

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 5 years ago

    Congrats, your shop is sweet!

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 5 years ago

    lovely work! congrats!

  • NickyBeeShop

    NickyBeeShop said 5 years ago

    I trully love your style ! Keep up this lovely work :-)

  • YouniquesRings

    YouniquesRings said 5 years ago

    Wow Love your work! Comgrats

  • MASHUGANA

    MASHUGANA said 5 years ago

    I really love your things! They remind me of the quilt that my mother made me when I was a baby. I love how they have a vintage retro feel and new wave design. Congrats on the article! Cheers!

  • todomini

    todomini said 5 years ago

    I love your creations!! ^ _ ^

  • post082010

    post082010 said 5 years ago

    I <3 Jane

  • handmadeinisrael

    handmadeinisrael said 5 years ago

    Such lovely work. Happy to have discovered a great shop!

  • littlewhitehaus

    littlewhitehaus said 5 years ago

    So inspiring Jane - I love your work. I too am a teacher, about to have my first baby and dreaming of how I can do what I love and stay at home with her. Your story helps me to remember that it is possible. x

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 5 years ago

    Nice nice very nice designs.... congratsss !!!!!♥♥♥♥

  • gumo

    gumo said 5 years ago

    We love love your work, and find you and your shop a great inspiration of where we would like to be in the future! Congratulations xx

  • sufafa

    sufafa said 5 years ago

    Huge congratulations on your feature. Been following your work for ages - it's ace

  • Apseed

    Apseed said 5 years ago

    Beautiful style!

  • MelBandeira

    MelBandeira said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Lovely interview, congrats!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 5 years ago

    Lovely work and great aesthetic! I love how you visualized your dreams and goals and that you are dreaming So Big! Congratulations on another accomplishment!

  • meeabee

    meeabee said 5 years ago

    Yaye Jane - well done!! I just remembered I haven't made your Santa yet!! must get on to that. This is a super interview, you're so down to earth. I like the fact that your business goals are simple and realistic. Congrats!!

  • feltstories

    feltstories said 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Jane

  • Adaura

    Adaura said 5 years ago

    Love your style! Wonderful interview- congrats on the feature!

  • SpiritedWoodland

    SpiritedWoodland said 5 years ago

    Beautifully unique!

  • houseofpo

    houseofpo said 5 years ago

    Really nice interview! I hope you get to fulfil your dream and design for Ikea or Marimekko (preferably Marimekko though ;) ) one day!

  • twitchandwhiskers

    twitchandwhiskers said 5 years ago

    What you do really speaks to me! Love your designs and your interesting path (I'm a teacher too!).

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 5 years ago

    Just love your designs!!! So glad to see you featured!!

  • UrbanLotusJewelry

    UrbanLotusJewelry said 5 years ago

    I love your work and I love your style! Such an inspiring read :)

  • beforethelandfill

    beforethelandfill said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! I am starting a notebook of those out-of-reach goals, remembering your words of wisdom. Thank you and much success in the future!

  • inkmeup

    inkmeup said 5 years ago

    I adore your work... gotta love that style!

  • dorijenn

    dorijenn said 5 years ago

    Great shop! Wow!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    So cute! Love it. Congrats!

  • tbtcwedding

    tbtcwedding said 5 years ago

    Adorable creations! Congratulations!

  • astronuts

    astronuts said 5 years ago

    Very cute!! congrats!!

  • WhatDadloved2do

    WhatDadloved2do said 5 years ago

    What a wonderful read. Congrats on the feature.

  • wearaddiction

    wearaddiction said 5 years ago

    amazing work, amazing personality

  • inkidesigns

    inkidesigns said 5 years ago

    beautiful creations. love the idea of writing down all your goals, small and great! Congratulations :)

  • ToosDetectiveAgency

    ToosDetectiveAgency said 5 years ago

    What great products! They remind me of things I had growing up, which is odd since it was 1980s in the US....I guess I had some rad hand-me-downs without knowing it!

  • lenaanstis

    lenaanstis said 5 years ago

    Beautiful designs comes from a beautiful mind :-) I really like your style ! Lena

  • GlitterOrnaments

    GlitterOrnaments said 5 years ago

    What an inspiration you are to all of us. With creativity and determination, you are living your dream to work from home. Bravo! :) ~Andrea

  • barnheart

    barnheart said 5 years ago

    You would be a great designer for Ikea! Congratulations and I wish you all of the success in the world!

  • HopsKops

    HopsKops said 5 years ago

    Super!))))

  • branda

    branda said 5 years ago

    Lovely work!! Congrats!! :-) :-)

  • peshka

    peshka said 5 years ago

    love it !!!

  • AllThingsPriti

    AllThingsPriti said 5 years ago

    Totally in love with your work and your story! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • nancynelsonjewelry

    nancynelsonjewelry said 5 years ago

    Nice story and product too! Congrats:)

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful!

  • genctug

    genctug said 5 years ago

    colorful!

  • KuduCards

    KuduCards said 5 years ago

    Lovely designs! Congratulations!!!

  • lunahoo

    lunahoo said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! Awesome creations :)

  • Knittingmodels

    Knittingmodels said 5 years ago

    What a beautiful things. Congratsss !!!

  • Decoromana

    Decoromana said 5 years ago

    awesome work, I love it

  • johnnyvintage

    johnnyvintage said 5 years ago

    love you work and congrats on the interview, fantastic!!

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket said 5 years ago

    LOVE your store! It is so happy! :) Congratulations... your work is beautiful!

  • JenMcLamb

    JenMcLamb said 5 years ago

    very fun work!

  • thenaughtydog

    thenaughtydog said 5 years ago

    Jane - I love the part about working on your goal EVERY DAY! I tell people who want to work more on their craft this exact thing, ADDING that in the beginning JUST 5 MINUTES A DAY may seem silly (but it is actually challenging). It is the way many have been able to grow to be full timers!....(I'm getting there - inspiring to see you there already!!! YEAH FOR YOU!!!!)

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 5 years ago

    LOVE your bright colors, happy designs, and your shop!!! Congrats on your feature article and keep making people smile!!!!

  • modernmatters

    modernmatters said 5 years ago

    How perfect to read about you on Thanksgiving Day! I, along with many, many others, thank you for spreading your happy creations and cheer-full colors amongst us. We look forward to seeing your line for Marimekko soon!!!

  • EmmasEarrings

    EmmasEarrings said 5 years ago

    Cool!

  • TreasuryShop

    TreasuryShop said 5 years ago

    I love you shop, so colorful, I love the Christmas Angels.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    oh my goodnesss. your work is amazing. it just makes me smile. congrats on the feature and best wishes.

  • jacknjilldesigns

    jacknjilldesigns said 5 years ago

    I absolutely LOVED reading your interview! The colors and designs you use are magical! I love your shop, thanks for sharing!

  • PeruLilyCrafts

    PeruLilyCrafts said 5 years ago

    Love your style! And your parenting too! Congrats. :)

  • littlehamptons

    littlehamptons said 5 years ago

    Super Adorable ...

  • lissilulu

    lissilulu said 5 years ago

    LOVE the freshness of your prints! way to follow your dreams and still care for your child

  • sandrassatchels

    sandrassatchels said 5 years ago

    Your work is wonderful. Congratulations on following your dream! I may have to get one for my 5 year old granddaughter.

  • joonijewelry

    joonijewelry said 5 years ago

    Love your scandinavian retro world! Congrats!!

  • jenilynn6

    jenilynn6 said 5 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE your style!!! Your feature and interview are very inspiring.

  • pannikin

    pannikin said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Plus, I have those exact same kids playing cards in the last photo :-)

  • Kolokolo

    Kolokolo said 5 years ago

    I love her description of how she reached her goal ! THANKYOU JANE ! <3

  • emleehandmade

    emleehandmade said 5 years ago

    I always enjoy looking at your shop. Its so happy.

  • BossysFeltworks

    BossysFeltworks said 5 years ago

    Yes! When in doubt, a large piece of Cake! Works for us, too!

  • hostenfeld

    hostenfeld said 5 years ago

    Love your style....Great that what you do, can be recognized so easily. I have linked to your shop from my blog. Hope it's okey....Wish I had so clear profile in my work. http://madamzikzak.blogspot.com/

  • tomsgrossmami

    tomsgrossmami said 5 years ago

    Adorable!

  • EuraLee

    EuraLee said 5 years ago

    Those prints are so vibrant! Totally something I'd find in IKEA. She's moving in the right direction!

  • bluebirdss

    bluebirdss said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • WendysJoy

    WendysJoy said 5 years ago

    I love your bright colors! Congrats!

  • WendysJoy

    WendysJoy said 5 years ago

    I love the bright colors! congratulations on the feature!

  • animegurumi

    animegurumi said 5 years ago

    Nice work, I love your style!!!!

  • oktak

    oktak said 5 years ago

    I love your work, Jane. I can totally see you designing for IKEA or Marimekko. Belated congrats on the feature!!

  • ALadysBliss

    ALadysBliss said 5 years ago

    Love your style! This story is inspirational!

  • DelilahsAttic

    DelilahsAttic said 5 years ago

    I love your work! the vivid colors and prints are beautiful!

  • savethedate

    savethedate said 5 years ago

    I'm a stay home mom too, just LOVE ur story & it's so inspirational! Not to mention your design is so adorable!!

  • mybunnystitches

    mybunnystitches said 5 years ago

    Very Creative! Love Bunny

  • themagnificentmagnet

    themagnificentmagnet said 5 years ago

    Great story, Jane! I had the opportunity to work at home in my studio, creating our line of refrigerator magnets, when my daughter was young. My daughter literally grew up in the studio...I began making magnets when she was 3 and she is now 24! She learned the art of craft, business and especially managing money at a very early age and I really believe that it helped shape who she is today. Fredda

  • ButterworthandBee

    ButterworthandBee said 5 years ago

    love the colors and your haircut!

  • rnadrali

    rnadrali said 5 years ago

    Creatastc Thanks, Love it and thanks again.

  • skullyglam

    skullyglam said 5 years ago

    Super great stuff! I have to go buy something. skullyglam.etsy.com

  • ashcreeknativities

    ashcreeknativities said 5 years ago

    I love your photo -- a person who loves what they do!

  • AliceAndFlorence

    AliceAndFlorence said 5 years ago

    You are Such an inspiration! loved reading about your ideas and plans. x

  • ZedZen

    ZedZen said 5 years ago

    ah you do give me a lot of hop jane and also for my mujm; shes a librarian in school worked hard and on a pittance im trying to persuade her to maybe do a shoip with me!

  • chantillylacemia

    chantillylacemia said 5 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration -letting go of fear & just living it! Beutiful colors!

  • chantillylacemia

    chantillylacemia said 5 years ago

    Thanks for letting go of the fear factor and inspiring us to do so!

  • LoveButtons

    LoveButtons said 5 years ago

    Joyful designs - great interview :)

  • annebarrell

    annebarrell said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work Jane. I'm now following my dream and not teaching...but it is scary not having the regular salary coming in. Anne.

  • GabbyandZack

    GabbyandZack said 5 years ago

    Love your creations!!! They make me happy!!

  • BobsBits

    BobsBits said 5 years ago

    Great work - very Folk Art, Sanna Annukka Love it :)

  • BrittenUK

    BrittenUK said 5 years ago

    Love this! Congrats!

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    webcontentwriter said 5 years ago

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  • designedbyjane

    designedbyjane said 5 years ago

    Great feature! I've followed Jane's blog or a while now so it's lovely seeing her fabulous work featured on easy xx

  • beckyrobinson1

    beckyrobinson1 said 5 years ago

    I am inspired. I thank you.

  • eprintie

    eprintie said 5 years ago

    We love your story - very inspiring. Hopefully with hard work and determination we can be successful too. Thanks

  • NowISee

    NowISee said 5 years ago

    Follow your dream, that's our heart saying where we really should be in life and using that dream to help others along the way. You're a smart teacher ;)

  • jolucksted

    jolucksted said 5 years ago

    I absolutely love your work and am also chuffed to see some of Jane Muir's little men behind you....I have one too, and would like to have a collection once I can afford it...for the moment I'll have to make do with producing my own little people!

  • SixSkeins

    SixSkeins said 5 years ago

    Great to hear about the visualisation - something I'm very interested in.

  • emmamakesstuff

    emmamakesstuff said 5 years ago

    Thank you for inspiring me! I'm currently eight and a half months pregnant and on maternity leave from teacher training, however I really want to work from home and be with my son as much as I possibly can. I'm still finding my way but I'm sure Etsy will enable me to become self-employed!

  • joclarkdesign

    Jo Clark from joclarkdesign said 5 years ago

    Great article, congratulations on the feature! I totally agree the visualisation and belief in yourself is so important. It's not easy but if you want it enough, I believe that it works. See yourself where you want to be, stay positive, and it really can happen! I love your work so much, stunning!

  • optic

    Rhonda from opticdesign said 5 years ago

    I don't know how I missed this interview. I love your stuff Jane. Congrats on the interview.

  • ArtonSilkbyLouise

    Louise Loughman from ArtonSilkbyLouise said 5 years ago

    Lovely happy work

  • abeyger1

    Aneta from BibiJewellery said 5 years ago

    So, setting goals really work. I am in process of doing it. After reading your story I am optimistic. Thank you. Lovely art work you do. All the best :)

  • bibblesmummee

    Mrs Masha from retrorabbits said 5 years ago

    I like your style, Jane! Well done.

  • GraceAndFlowers

    Miss Scarlett Scarlett from GraceAndFlowers said 5 years ago

    I find features like this so inspiring, they really motivate me to become a success. Thanks!

  • InhaloCorsets

    Angela Stringer from InhaloCorsets said 5 years ago

    Beautiful retro loveliness! Well done, and Im inspired by other work from home mums as thats my goal too! Thanks for sharing your story xx

  • sallybryant1

    sally bryant from sallybryant1 said 5 years ago

    Love your work! its fab! i have just started working from home too, thanks for inspiring me to continue!xx

  • xxloublouxx

    Louisa May Crompton from LoopyBirdsBoutique said 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work!

  • yqsl66

    Ada Ada from idajewelry66 said 5 years ago

    Great article and great work.,Lovely happy work

  • craftyEmmie666

    Emma Clowes from EmmielousHandmades said 5 years ago

    This is very inspiring. Good luck with your continued susses

  • strawberryanarchy

    Miquette Breitenbach from StrawberryAnarchy said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Items--- pure love them! :D

  • IllustratingRain

    IllustratingRain from IllustratingRain said 5 years ago

    Great interview and very inspiring, well done :)

  • lassandaliasdeana

    lassandaliasdeana from lassandaliasdeana said 5 years ago

    Thanks, so inspiracional! ;)

  • Pamperhaven

    Pamperhaven from Pamperhaven said 5 years ago

    Interesting articles and fabulous stock

  • truidanorval

    Truida Norval from TruidaNorval said 4 years ago

    Beautiful designs.

  • guidouxvintage

    Guidoux Vintage from GuidouxVintage said 3 years ago

    I love your work and style!! Congrats on the feature !

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