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Featured Seller: Sundries and Plunder

Sep 16, 2011

by SundriesAndPlunder

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
We are two sisters, Chelsea McCann and Marlo Cochran. We are Portland, Oregon natives, raised in the Pacific Northwest by two hardworking and creative parents. Growing up we were always exposed to crafts. Perhaps as a way of keeping us from getting underfoot, our parents always had some kind of project set up to entice us. From painting and drawing to glass work and metal casting, any kind of art was possible in our home.

To support a very expensive craft habit, Chelsea started Sundries and Plunder and asked Marlo to join in, adding her support, creativity and non-stop entertainment. It took a few months to get things going, but we’ve been thrilled with the experience. We have very different personalities, and working together allows us to draw off each other’s strengths.

Chelsea: I live in the southwest fringes of Portland, leading the management efforts for the shop. I live with my fabulous family and two sweet puppies, in the ultra ’60s house that my sister and I grew up in. I am creative, amusing, caring, thoughtful, stubborn at times, and rarely extroverted.

Marlo: I live in Bend, Oregon with my sweetie, Jason and the newest addition to our family, Nora Too Short…the cat. I think people would say that I’m funny (but looks aren’t everything), creative, sensitive, thoughtful, loving and a ridiculous goofball.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Chelsea: I am a mom to a wonderful 2-year-old boy, a loving wife to my favorite person in the world, and I am a landscape architect, designing sustainable urban landscapes and waterfronts in the western states.

Marlo: I laugh a lot, read cookbooks, listen to children’s audio books, sing at the top of my lungs, make lists, haunt thrift stores for vintage treasures and make people smile as often as humanly possible.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Chelsea: Keeping Up With Bicycles. I have to thank my husband for the title, but it’s based on the embarrassing fact that I didn’t think it was necessary to learn to ride a bike until I was 12. I just ran alongside my sister and friends while they rode. To this day, I am frequently willing to take on impossible and sometimes ill-advised challenges. On occasion, I’m even successful.

Marlo: What the KERFRICKER Just Happened?!? It would be a collection of short stories about chapters of my life with titles including, “Bullets, Tupperware and Porn,” about my horrifying stint as a delivery driver in rural Idaho for a wretched company that rhymes with DeadFlecks, “I’m Just Saying…,” and “Where in Hades Have All the Normal People Gone?” It’ll be riveting!

Where does your inspiration come from?
Chelsea: I find that almost anything can be inspiring, given the right moment — the stunning beauty of the Northwest, the sleek sexiness of mid-century modern, and lovely little natural oddities. I am also inspired by the talent and ambition of my fellow Etsians. It isn’t easy to pour your heart into creating something and then put it out there to see if anyone else will love it.

Marlo: I never know when inspiration is going to strike, which is why I make lists. I can’t remember a darn thing unless I write it down and my lists are often accompanied by intricate doodles, charts and graphs. Actually the lists themselves often spark even more ideas! I have notebooks and notebooks of them.

What does handmade mean to you?
Chelsea: Handmade is not only having an object you love, but appreciating the journey of the process. I like knowing that for a brief time, someone’s only focus in the world was on creating the object you hold in your hand.

Marlo: Handmade means that a creation has been given a little bit of heart and soul. A smidgen of the artist/creator can be felt by the lucky person that each piece is endowed to. I definitely put my heart and soul into every little treasure that I create.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
Chelsea: Growing up in a craft-centric home, I was the little sister, always trying to keep up with Marlo and her limitless creativity. Later in life, I have found my own footing, but it was my parents’ support and openness, along with the challenge of a talented older sister, that influenced me to become what I am.

Marlo: Many artists and craftspeople inspire me, but I’d have to say that I am the most “influenced” by my sister, Chelsea, my mom, and my dad. They are all unbelievably creative, artistic, talented and encouraging. I value their opinions above all others.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
Chelsea: I don’t think there’s a moment of knowing. You either are or you aren’t, and if you are, you know it from the start. Creating has always been a part of my life and I can tell by the anxious feeling that I get if I’m not using my hands. Creating is a way to find personal achievement in something small and lovely. I’m not sure what I would do with myself if I weren’t making things. I would probably just play video games.

Marlo: Very early. Kindergarten perhaps? I remember that my mom did not put me in a certain school specifically because they had a “two drawing limit” per student per day. Totally unacceptable. I was already drawing, painting and creating like mad long before that.

How would you describe your creative process?
Chelsea: I can’t say that I have a specific process. For me it’s a result of daydreaming and experimenting. I frequently have concepts pop into my head or I see something that sparks an idea and I feel compelled to try it out. Some ideas are great successes, and others end up in my drawers of half finished projects and total disasters. I think the important thing is being willing to go for it, because I never know when I might end up with a treasure.

Marlo: I’ll think about a project for weeks before I begin, but when I finally feel okay with a plan, I’ll pop in an audio book and be utterly focused. I’m content in my own little whimsical world.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Chelsea: I’ve tried to answer this question about 15 times now. I love many different artists, and am always picking new favorites depending on my mood or new discoveries. I think today, I will choose Jacob Redmond. He’s a tattoo artist in Portland, and I stumbled upon some of his work in a local coffee shop recently. I love the texture, energy and quirkiness of his work. I’m working to convince my husband to buy a piece.

Marlo: Artist – Alberto Vargas….genius!
Craftswoman – Ann Wood….genius!
Designer – Alfred Shaheen….genius!

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Chelsea: An andalucite and gold ring that was made by my dad. The ring is made of gorgeous stone in an even more gorgeous setting. My mom has it right now, but someday it will be mine. Mark my words…

Marlo: A sterling silver and turquoise necklace that my dad made for me. It’s gorgeous beyond words!

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Chelsea: I have a glass of wine and knit. I find that it’s just a matter of waiting it out and not worrying too much about the rut. It will pass. It always does.

Marlo: I call Chelsea.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Chelsea: Enjoying a peaceful life with my gorgeous husband, creating every day, and watching my sweet son grow up.

Marlo: Creating art full time in my loft studio looking out over my sweetie’s studio, taking a variety of cooking classes, and be singing a few nights a week at one of the local coffee houses or pubs downtown for fun. Basically just enjoying a quiet, cozy life.

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234 comments

  • TheSlyFox

    TheSlyFox said 6 years ago

    Love your shop! Congrats!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 6 years ago

    I love your shop, you girls give a great interview! Good Luck!

  • BinduDesigns

    BinduDesigns said 6 years ago

    Always wonder how you make the masks. Nice to see two sisters crafting wonderful masks. Congrats for being featured. Wish you success in crafting!!!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    You two make me smile, and so does your shop. By the way, Sundries and Plunder is one of the best shop names I've seen yet.

  • BooandBooFactory

    BooandBooFactory said 6 years ago

    So fun and creative! Love your collaborations and inspirations! Congrats on your feature!

  • myhobbyshop

    myhobbyshop said 6 years ago

    How exciting! Your shop is awesome. Congrats on being featured ♥

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Great interview, I really like the photo of all the masks together makes for a really striking shot. I think I've started to prefer seeing 'groups' of items in promo photos every now and then!

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 6 years ago

    fantastic creations! and lucky you in the pacific northwest!

  • HumphreysHandmade

    HumphreysHandmade said 6 years ago

    LOVE that deer mask. The styling that you guys use is very fun!

  • JadieCakes

    JadieCakes said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed this interview very much! What a creative shop:) Best wishes!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Adorable sister team! I agree, Chelsea, a glass of wine just seems to jump start creativity ;)

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your work is fantabulous. Good luck to the both of you.

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    GeorgieGirlLLC said 6 years ago

    Love the masks and the old barn!! Beautiful!!! Congrats.

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 6 years ago

    So fun and creative! Will definitely keep your shop in mind for the annual new years even masquerade! :)

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago

    love your shop! love the story. :)

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 6 years ago

    Beautiful ladies and a gorgeous shop! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • helenahandcart13

    helenahandcart13 said 6 years ago

    Reading this might be the highlight of my morning! Great interview. I love that one of you calls the other to get out of a rut. Reminds me of my sister and myself. Keep up the good work ladies! ;P

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    These are so cute! Congratulations as the newest Etsy Featured Artist(s) and thanks for sharing a great interview!

  • Davs

    Davs said 6 years ago

    Great feature! Love the masks!:)

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    GloriousGirlJewelry said 6 years ago

    Two Hoots & a Holla'! - - would love to have you girls as neighbors - too much fun!....LOVE that you are sisters, that you seem completely different, have respect & admiration for your parents & each other, that you love the Pacific Northwest like I do, and that you are undoubtably inspiring many other great artists with your candor & wit in this fantastic feature - Hooray!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 6 years ago

    Congratulations - love your masks!

  • BeatificBijoux

    BeatificBijoux said 6 years ago

    How timely! Halloween seems like it's just around the corner. Congrats on the feature!

  • silverridgestudio

    silverridgestudio said 6 years ago

    My kinda girls! Fabulous article.....congratulations to you both ~ LOVE your shop!

  • MarthyMay

    MarthyMay said 6 years ago

    Beautiful masks and great interview! Yeah sisters!

  • MussyandBirds

    MussyandBirds said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous masks! Fun!! Congratulations!! How fun to be working with your sister :) Best wishes and continued success, Theresa and Jessica

  • PamelasDesertRocks

    PamelasDesertRocks said 6 years ago

    Those masks are awesome! Congratulations on doing something you love and getting featured here on Etsy!

  • Wingnut51

    Wingnut51 said 6 years ago

    Love your shop. Your masks are amazing :) Good luck to you both.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats!!!

  • pixxxiepieandposie

    pixxxiepieandposie said 6 years ago

    Awesome products and feature: congrats! You guys are an inspirational team and thanks so much for the heartiest laugh of my day. Marlo's answer to "What would the title of your memoir be?" (along with subsequent chapter names) made me laugh until my sides ached! Just fantastic!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 6 years ago

    Love the masks! Congrats on the feature.

  • PeanutAndButtons

    PeanutAndButtons said 6 years ago

    So fun that you get to work with your sister! You both are so beautiful and I love your funky masks! Hoping to get my own sister to work with me one day!

  • FlameJewels

    FlameJewels said 6 years ago

    Great interview and I love your shop, I've added it to my favorits!! Congrats!!

  • JenniferSlattery

    JenniferSlattery said 6 years ago

    love your work girls! x

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 6 years ago

    No worries, I still don't know how to ride a bike. Bold and beautiful masks.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 6 years ago

    Very cool that you get to work together and draw off each other! Sisters are the best! Congrats on the feature and thanks for the article!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    These masks are so awesome! They inspired me for a costume for Halloween... Thank you!! -Melike

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen said 6 years ago

    Great interview - love the fact that you're sisters!

  • PaigeHeatherBoutique

    PaigeHeatherBoutique said 6 years ago

    Wow.... Awesome masks! Good luck to you guys. I can't wait to buy some for my nieces and nephew :)

  • worksofwhimsy

    worksofwhimsy said 6 years ago

    So excited to see someone from Bend featured! Hello neighbor. Great shop.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 6 years ago

    So glad to see y'all featured! Congrats. :)

  • mountainglory

    mountainglory said 6 years ago

    These are two sister's that reeeaaally rock it!! You made me smile and laugh today...many thanks for your creative spirits :))

  • PettiBear

    PettiBear said 6 years ago

    Great feature ladies! Congrats!!!

  • ilcerchiomagico

    ilcerchiomagico said 6 years ago

    these masks are awsome! love the fox:)

  • waterlilyjewels

    waterlilyjewels said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, Chelsea and Marlo!

  • estheraguirre

    estheraguirre said 6 years ago

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  • BreatheCouture

    BreatheCouture said 6 years ago

    I've been a fan of these lovely ladies masks since I first came across their shop! Congratulations on being featured!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 6 years ago

    These are fantastic - brilliant idea and beautiful work! Congrats on being featured - wishing you both the best!

  • ElloPoppetBeauty

    ElloPoppetBeauty said 6 years ago

    Wonderful story! :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured!

  • CherylBrissonFolkArt

    CherylBrissonFolkArt said 6 years ago

    Beautiful article and beautiful work!

  • thegracioushome

    thegracioushome said 6 years ago

    Great story! Great Shop! Yay for sisters!!!

  • thewildplum

    thewildplum said 6 years ago

    Congrats! ( I *needed* to read this feature today!! ) Thank you for being awesomerrific women and artists! I've always been drawn to their shop for many reasons. Reading this has given me a few more!

  • BizzieLane

    BizzieLane said 6 years ago

    Congratulaions on being Featured. Great shop. Love the masks!

  • FindingBrooke

    FindingBrooke said 6 years ago

    Neat Story! Congrats!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    Congrats! You are so inspirational and have fabulous designs!!!! You are so lucky to have each other!

  • byebyebirdy

    byebyebirdy said 6 years ago

    Squeeee! So happy for you, Chelsea & Marlo!! So deserved - *high fives*

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 6 years ago

    LOVE the masks! Sisters RULE! Sure wish mine wasn't always flying around the world; thank goodness for cell phones! Congrats on the article.

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 6 years ago

    I love to see great work from someone from Oregon! You two are very witty!!!! Great shop, I have visited it many times and love your work. Great interview!!!!

  • cherryandviolet

    cherryandviolet said 6 years ago

    Awesome article, Chelsea and Marlo! You two have such fun personalities. I'm so glad to see you gain this recognition!

  • FiliGraceJewelry

    FiliGraceJewelry said 6 years ago

    Great items. I'm wowed! :) Congrats!

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth said 6 years ago

    Clever and interesting masks most definitely.

  • Guchokipa

    Guchokipa said 6 years ago

    You two are really lucky to have each other! Lots of positivity in this feature. Congrats!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 6 years ago

    Amazing! Congratulations!

  • ClayCat

    ClayCat said 6 years ago

    Fun story, great interview, AWESOME SHOP!!! :) love your masks!!! <3 Beautiful & very professional work! <3

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 6 years ago

    wonderful masks! i love the way you photograph them too :)

  • Lifemintsweet

    Lifemintsweet said 6 years ago

    These are perfect for our upcoming Halloween Party! Love their work <3

  • vntagequeen

    vntagequeen said 6 years ago

    Yay! Congrats! Love your shop!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Love your shop. Congrats!

  • HandmadeMonster

    HandmadeMonster said 6 years ago

    Wonderful items!

  • piecakeprimitives

    piecakeprimitives said 6 years ago

    congrats on the feature! Your shop is wonderful! :o)

  • SweetBauerKnits

    SweetBauerKnits said 6 years ago

    Your masks are spectacular. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 6 years ago

    so happy to see your shop as the featured one! You have such amazing items! congrats!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    I truly wished my sisters and I - of totally different tastes and dispositions - could have been a team in a venture....sadly not....I'm on my own! An article that should inspire many sisters and even get brothers and parents in on it, to realize their talents and act upon them....everyone has a talent for something! Anything to keep away from the fragility of the corporate world!

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier said 6 years ago

    Oh....and very sweet masks for the little ones!

  • GLAMSHINEACCESORIES

    GLAMSHINEACCESORIES said 6 years ago

    My daughters and i love your designs!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 6 years ago

    Love your masks and great interview !! Congrats !!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Great story and amazing masks! Great to be sister partners1

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig said 6 years ago

    Congrats Chelsea and Marlo!! How Wonderful that two Sisters both have the same Love of Art and Design.Your Masks are Such, Wonderful works of Art! Best Wishes, Tammy

  • latacreations77

    latacreations77 said 6 years ago

    congrats! love your creative masks .........

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 6 years ago

    I love those mask and you both gave a great and inspiring interview thank you for sharing with us.

  • ambersheartart

    ambersheartart said 6 years ago

    Wonderful art work!

  • ahmusing

    ahmusing said 6 years ago

    Huge congrats! Those masks are beautiful pieces of art! Lovely!

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview and your masks are beyond fantastic! Congratulations!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 6 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • saltcityspice

    saltcityspice said 6 years ago

    Hooray!! So happy for you two... this is such a great interview - congrats ladies!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 6 years ago

    Congratulations. Your masks are so original. So much talent!

  • NaturalPetProducts

    NaturalPetProducts said 6 years ago

    Totally awesome & what a great time to get one for Halloween :-)

  • moonsongranch

    moonsongranch said 6 years ago

    Exquisite masks! Really enjoyed reading your interview. Congratulations on being featured.

  • weatheredsilo

    weatheredsilo said 6 years ago

    Lovely story and lovely work. Congratulations! Cheers, Mandy

  • chloescrochetcloset

    chloescrochetcloset said 6 years ago

    Great read and such interesting and lovely pieces. Congrats to both of you!!!

  • shellypsoulcircles

    shellypsoulcircles said 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous, unique, creative, innovative, inspiring works of art! Chelsea, love your point of view that "for a brief time, someone’s only focus in the world was on creating the object you hold in your hand." Marlo,love your saying about how each handmade creation is endowed with heart and soul and a little part of the spirit of the artist - and then felt or understood by the lucky owner.....I absolutely have thought the same exact thing for years about my own work. Kudos & congrats on being featured sellers ~~you obviously deserve it. Thanks so much for sharing your unique selves with the world!

  • SmallWondersArt

    SmallWondersArt said 6 years ago

    Love, love love your masks. Congrats on a great interview! and your success!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 6 years ago

    Great interview and what utterly rad items! Congratulations on the feature!

  • faeriesbycindy

    faeriesbycindy said 6 years ago

    Your masks are lovely! You two seem like a lot of fun just from your interview. How wonderful to come from such a creative family. Best of luck to you and your shop!

  • junkyardglitter

    junkyardglitter said 6 years ago

    Yaaahhooo Ladies!! You know I adore your shop! One of my personal faves!! Congrats and get to work! LOL! Love it! Good choice Etsy!

  • Trenza

    Trenza said 6 years ago

    Lovin' the fox. Congratulations on the feature!

  • feltjar

    feltjar said 6 years ago

    congrats on your feature!

  • JenSanCandles

    JenSanCandles said 6 years ago

    Very enjoyable read! Congratulations on the feature a very successful Halloween season to you!

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    I absolutely love the interview and adore your masks! What a great team you make!!

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 6 years ago

    your masks are beautifully made, congratulations on the feature!

  • touchsoul

    touchsoul said 6 years ago

    LOVE! LOVE!LOVE THEM :)

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 6 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • OscarDeanPhotography

    OscarDeanPhotography said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • charstreasures

    charstreasures said 6 years ago

    Congratulations to you both on the feature. Love your shop and best wishes to you both. Marlo - anyone who names their cat Nora too short is my kind of person!

  • SpringFlavor

    SpringFlavor said 6 years ago

    What great stuffs! I love them! Congratulation! :)

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 6 years ago

    very interesting!! ~KK~

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Wonderful masks!

  • riversongrapture

    riversongrapture said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You guys are amazing!! XO

  • cinnamongti18

    cinnamongti18 said 6 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I stumbled upon your Feature when I was feeling a little low about my shop. You have inspired me to get off my behind and work on some embroidery now! :D

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 6 years ago

    So enjoyed reading your answers! Love your shop + love to see sisters creating together :) Congrats on the well deserved feature!!

  • pixiepaper

    pixiepaper said 6 years ago

    Great article, congrats girls!!

  • ChiclyKamaraL

    ChiclyKamaraL said 6 years ago

    The masks are great! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 6 years ago

    How wonderfully creative you both are and your relationship with each other is inspiring. Your creativity and craftsmanship is awesome!! Congrats and continued success!!

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I love your shop!

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 6 years ago

    Amazing!! Love it! Congrats

  • skinbyalicia

    skinbyalicia said 6 years ago

    Awesome!!! Congrats

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on attaining what all us seller's want - an amazing feature. Your craft is awesome. Best wishes to you and your sister in the future. Makes me want to call my sister and tell her how much I love her. Sister Power - LOVE IT!!! Keep it going!

  • contrariety

    contrariety said 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. Beautiful and wonderfully crafted masks!

  • ATarillionDesigns

    ATarillionDesigns said 6 years ago

    Your hard work and creative craftswomanship shows!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 6 years ago

    Perfect XXX

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 6 years ago

    I love sisterstories. I especially found Chelsea's bit very easy to identify with. So inspiring! Blessings, Hannah Jasmine

  • PiggieKisses

    PiggieKisses said 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago

    great interview...sisters unite!!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 6 years ago

    how fun and just looking at your masks incites creativity!

  • FeFeTheGreat

    FeFeTheGreat said 6 years ago

    I love the masks - congrats on the feature!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 6 years ago

    Hooray! Love this shop! Congratulations on a well deserved featured seller article!

  • BeMyBee

    BeMyBee said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful work - great article too!

  • sarahknight

    sarahknight said 6 years ago

    Wow, that's awesome, and you two are delightful! Wonderful work & congratulations on the feature! :D

  • AnnealedHeart

    AnnealedHeart said 6 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats on the feature and all the best! :)

  • shoponalark

    shoponalark said 6 years ago

    Totally inspired...period.

  • VLADART

    VLADART said 6 years ago

    How exciting! Beautiful and wonderfully crafted masks!

  • robinwade

    robinwade said 6 years ago

    Loved the article. You are both so creative and so completely you. Amazing masks. Thank you for sharing.

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 6 years ago

    congrats! (:

  • hydroxide

    hydroxide said 6 years ago

    It's peoPle like you that make me want to move to Portland!!! Congrats!!!!!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Love your work, so happy to see you featured here!! Nice to meet you!! XOX

  • namedesignstudio

    namedesignstudio said 6 years ago

    congratulations love your work:)

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 6 years ago

    I LOVE this shop////Congrats!

  • CallOfEarth

    CallOfEarth said 6 years ago

    You girls are so special, your shop is one of my person favorites! Nice to see you feathered!!!!

  • bonnbonn

    bonnbonn said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Great craftsmanship on your masks - they are gorgeous!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Beautiful work. Halloween is going to be great for your shop!

  • Gitanaflipflops

    Gitanaflipflops said 6 years ago

    Congrats!!! love your work and love your sister stories, great interview.. Good luck!!!!

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights said 6 years ago

    Love the interview and your work. Thank you for sharing your story with us :)

  • littlejarofhearts

    littlejarofhearts said 6 years ago

    My favorite featured sellers by far. Perhaps its because you two remind me of my sister and I ... Lovely post, beautiful words and best wishes! Xoxo

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 6 years ago

    What a great feature - such an inspiration! Your masks are awesome! Congrats and very best wishes!

  • TheVintageApartment

    TheVintageApartment said 6 years ago

    What a charming interview! It's lovely to hear about a sister-team - where both fuel one another's creativity. Love your quirks! I'd totally want to hang out with you both at a coffee shop - I think there'd be much laughter involved. :)

  • SarahNiebankHoffman

    SarahNiebankHoffman said 6 years ago

    Such a wonderful interview as well as your products! Your works are stunning and thank you for sharing!

  • localevintage

    localevintage said 6 years ago

    I love this interview! You two are adorable and inspiring!

  • Plushable

    Plushable said 6 years ago

    This is just so pretty! I really loved your masks :)

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 6 years ago

    amazing work full of imagination congratulations

  • karinagracejewelry

    karinagracejewelry said 6 years ago

    I'm so thrilled to see you girls featured! Awesome interview! I love your shop too! Congrats!!

  • peshka

    peshka said 6 years ago

    This is fantastic! L O V E I T!

  • TStyles

    TStyles said 6 years ago

    Love your story, your shop is beautiful. Congrats!!!

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster said 6 years ago

    Great interview! You had me cracking up with the delivery driver memoir thing! Now to check out your shop. Best of luck to you both!

  • aubepine

    aubepine said 6 years ago

    Loved reading your interview! Your work is beautiful-- congrats!

  • ladyrachelscreation7

    ladyrachelscreation7 said 6 years ago

    I love your story! Congratulations on the feature. Good luck in your shop. Christine

  • Demoriam

    Demoriam said 6 years ago

    love your shop. enjoyed reading your interview the best of luck to you both! now I know where to get my halloween mask this year!

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 6 years ago

    It was neat to read your different answers side by side. :) Congrats on the feature!

  • anekanena

    anekanena said 6 years ago

    yall are amazing

  • ZiBagz

    ZiBagz said 6 years ago

    absolutely fabulous .. and love that sisters are creative together .. fun .♥

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 6 years ago

    You two are adorable and so are your creations! Congrats to you!

  • crumblescookies

    crumblescookies said 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness you Two! This is one of my favorite interviews ever! i grew up with a crafty artistic mother and sister too, and can s relate. Your artwork is stunning! I can tell that you both put your heart and soul into each piece. I love your story telling abilities too, how about a sisters collaboration on a Memoir? Marlo, I'd love to get a peek at your doodle book! Maybe that could be included in your Memoir. I love your description of how the receiver of each piece is endowed and the focus of all in the world is on that piece for that moment...genius! Thank You for such an inspiring interview Ladies

  • crumblescookies

    crumblescookies said 6 years ago

    Oh I forgot to mention that you both are Beautiful too!

  • CrystalMistCottages

    CrystalMistCottages said 6 years ago

    I enjoyed this article and these pics more than any other featured seller article I've read. Well done!

  • helenbobelen

    helenbobelen said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work, love the ribbon ties...much success to you...

  • VintageFrocksOfFancy

    VintageFrocksOfFancy said 6 years ago

    Fabulous interview!!! Love your masks and that you guys are sisters! Sisters are the BEST!!!

  • ara133photography

    ara133photography said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Love your work; congrats on the feature!! :)

  • grayrockcottage

    grayrockcottage said 6 years ago

    Simply adorable! Enjoyed reading your story.

  • SweetiePieCollars

    SweetiePieCollars said 6 years ago

    Those masks are incredible!

  • StylesbyHolly

    StylesbyHolly said 6 years ago

    Cool masks!!! It must be so nice to work with your sister, I hope to one day do the same!!!! Congrats on all the success: )

  • AlphabetCityStudio

    AlphabetCityStudio said 6 years ago

    WOW!! Your masks are GORGEOUS!!! ...I love the dual interview. .. My favorite line from this interview, re: handmade items: "I like knowing that for a brief time, someone’s only focus in the world was on creating the object you hold in your hand."

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    Great shop! Love the masks!

  • BlackDoveBotanicals

    BlackDoveBotanicals said 6 years ago

    I love you masks! Best wishes!

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    wow. unique and amazing!

  • reflectionsjewelry

    reflectionsjewelry said 6 years ago

    I love the idea that you two as sisters work together and compliment each other so well. Family is important! Wonderful job, good writeup.

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps said 6 years ago

    Great, fun interview!

  • KnitLush

    KnitLush said 6 years ago

    Congrats ladies! What a terrific and inspiring interview and shop!

  • fourhandsNYC

    fourhandsNYC said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful profile story! I haven't enjoyed reading one like this in quite some time. And such lovely work. Congratulations ladies! :)

  • RiverTime

    RiverTime said 6 years ago

    WOW!!!!! What amazing young women you are.........with incredible talent and great personalities!!!! Your masks are fabulous too. OK, OK, I admit it, this is MOM. I hope you know how proud your Dad and I are of all you have accomplished. Thanks for being the best daughters ever!!!!! We are so lucky to be your parents. with love m&d

  • EminenceDesign

    EminenceDesign said 6 years ago

    Great shop!! I love the details in your masks - keep up the great work!

  • mayyow

    mayyow said 6 years ago

    Beautiful & original.... Love it....

  • spotsbywestbyron

    spotsbywestbyron said 6 years ago

    fantastic masks, great shop. Best of luck to you!!

  • 2vcreative

    2vcreative said 6 years ago

    Fantastic interview and shop. You create beautiful things because you are beautiful.

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview, enjoyed reading it! Your masks are awesome, best wishes to you both!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 6 years ago

    Great interview, nothing like sisters! I am sharing your link with our Board of Directors (Volcano Art Center) in Hawaii. Next year's biggest fundraising event is a night in Venice...so someone might need your masks!

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 6 years ago

    how awesome are these?? congrats on the feature!

  • MelBandeira

    MelBandeira said 6 years ago

    Great Interview and amazing work!

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 6 years ago

    Cool story and way cool shop!

  • Princecharming2046

    Princecharming2046 said 6 years ago

    cute and congrats

  • JMWSilver

    JMWSilver said 6 years ago

    Great masks!

  • susanaredding9

    susanaredding9 said 6 years ago

    How lucky you are to have each other to work with! I love you quirky shop and your unusual creations!

  • studiorandom

    studiorandom said 6 years ago

    Those masks are awesome! You oughta talk to some crewes down in New Orleans for Mardi Gras some year... I bet some of them would just jump on your stuff. Theater companies too. Maybe even people who attend Burning Man and similar festivals--they'd go for costuming (well, masks) like this.

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum said 6 years ago

    My three sisters are so different and only one of em is creative, so you two are lucky. Great article and masks.

  • OceansideCastle

    OceansideCastle said 6 years ago

    Soul sisters; the best kind. Inspiring, down to earth interview.

  • 443Jewelry

    443Jewelry said 6 years ago

    Such a cool and unique shop!!!! Very inspiring! Congrats on being featured!!!

  • katieguinndesigns

    katieguinndesigns said 6 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • owlgypsy

    owlgypsy said 6 years ago

    I love this! I really love that you 2 are sisters. Very special.

  • LaronDesign

    LaronDesign said 6 years ago

    Good luck in crafting masks. nice to see two sisters crafting.

  • LaronDesign

    LaronDesign said 6 years ago

    Nice to see two sisters crafting , good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MaskedRabbitCrafts

    MaskedRabbitCrafts said 6 years ago

    Such a great story. Love these masks.

  • amybunz16

    amybunz16 said 6 years ago

    Congrats ladies!! I own two of their masks and they are absolutely STUNNING! Such a great pair of sisters...they remind me of the close relationship I have with my two sisters!! Fantastic article and fantastic featured seller!! Keep up the amazing work Chelsea & Marlo ♥

  • LittleLu4U

    LittleLu4U said 6 years ago

    Nice shop, you make wonderful masks! Congrats! Love it, how fun!

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 6 years ago

    Great stories, great shop! Congratulations!

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers said 6 years ago

    What a great team you two make!! Congrats!

  • vilyfashion

    vilyfashion said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Love the masks that you make! Congrats!

  • orchidandreptile

    orchidandreptile said 6 years ago

    So exciting to see you guys up here!! Congrats on your feature -- your work is beautiful and you deserve it.

  • sandboxcastle

    sandboxcastle said 6 years ago

    These masks are all super amazing! I love them :D Congrats on the feature!

  • aHeadoftheCrowd

    aHeadoftheCrowd said 6 years ago

    Love your shop!! Great interview..We are new to our Etsy family and enjoy reading these articles. We are a mother/daughter shop. You remind us of ourselves in a way, because we crack each other up all the time..well most of the time!! It is fun to be in business with someone you love and trust..Congratulations to you both.

  • TheWinglessDesigns

    TheWinglessDesigns said 6 years ago

    I got the fox, badger, deer & rabbit for an autumn project last year & the quality was just superb - I couldn't have been more satisfied with my purchase, so I can highly recommend Sundries & Plunder - yey!

  • aileenrae

    aileenrae said 6 years ago

    Lovely read! You two are so very lucky to be sharing this venture together. Congrats on the feature!

  • TheInspiredTrader

    TheInspiredTrader said 6 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Well deserved feature; congrats!

  • jechorydesigns

    jechorydesigns said 6 years ago

    Great shop and interview!

  • pepidesigns

    pepidesigns said 6 years ago

    What a great interview! I love family businesses - there is so much love and shared enthusiasm, efforts and understanding.

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 6 years ago

    WOW---- LOVE!!!! Amazing masks!!!

  • yoyocodesign

    yoyocodesign said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and wonderful masks!

  • rjane069

    rjane069 said 6 years ago

    I love these masks! the story of your family makes them even more cherishable. congrats on a well deserved feature!

  • Lolasjewels

    Lolasjewels said 6 years ago

    Wonderful interview!!!! I'm so excited to see your shop featured!!! Best wishes for much success!!!!

  • dreamcrane

    dreamcrane said 6 years ago

    fantastic! I love these masks!

  • powderpuff888

    powderpuff888 said 6 years ago

    My kid would love those masks for halloween

  • bluepoppyseed

    bluepoppyseed said 6 years ago

    wow... i hope my kiddos talk of our family like this one day.

  • brookeelissa

    brookeelissa said 6 years ago

    Such a fun interview. I love seeing the soul behind the art. Congratulations to you both.

  • MarieVaughnDesign

    MarieVaughnDesign said 6 years ago

    Very cute & Unique! I love the swan mask! Great Read :)

  • OldMillVintage

    OldMillVintage said 6 years ago

    FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • danielfranklin

    danielfranklin said 6 years ago

    Your masks are wonderful! Gives me dreams of grand dances and bead throwing for some reasons!

  • catiques

    catiques said 6 years ago

    exciting shop and the mask are breath taking. Thanks for sharing your shop and family

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 6 years ago

    So creative and fun! Thanks for sharing! "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." --Rumi

  • BrittneyWest

    BrittneyWest said 6 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50428494/personalized-mini-pet-portrait-painting

  • minibytes

    minibytes said 6 years ago

    AMAZING Fantastic items! :D

  • artifactory

    artifactory said 6 years ago

    I really enjoyed the interview, thanks! I think you are a couple of really cool gals:)

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love your shop - the masks whisk me away to my childhood books of wonderful, wise and whimsical animals. The detail and finish in your work is amazing. Wishing both you sisters continued success, joy & inspiration :) Suzanne

  • riise76

    riise76 said 6 years ago

    Your masks are gorgeous, and so are you!! :D Congratulations on being featured.

  • 123name123

    123name123 said 5 years ago

    Adorable =-) Congrats on being featured - it has been a pleasure to discover your work this way =-)

  • summerfang

    Zhou Fang said 5 years ago

    Hi Chelsea and Marlo , this is Summer from C3Events (Bend) and I love your masks. They are so unique ! Our Artist Vending is now open, please contact karin@c3events.com for more information ! Or simply jump to our website ! Thank you :D

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