Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Purple Daisy Wrap Around Crochet Bookmark


Make your book look beautiful and have no worries about your bookmark falling out of place at the same time!

I've been a bit behind in getting some of  my regular "Etsy shop features" out here on DZFANTASY, as I've done several  special features, plus have been creating for my last two art shows of the season, but hopefully I will be able to complete them in the next couple of weeks.

WELCOME, Johanna and her Etsy shop JOYOUS TREASURES!  When you pay a visit to JOYOUS TREASURES you will find hand crocheted bookmarks  (see the one in the photo above), crocheted jewelry, hair accessories and more.  I noticed some lovely little crocheted flowers, that I just might have to have for "tiny hats for my fairies".

Let's learn a bit more about what motivates Johanna and how she got started in creating a crocheted items.

What a gorgeous barrette!!

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

I love to create! I have been a crafty person since my preteens. I love to crochet, and I love nature, especially flowers. So I started putting the two together! I also love to read, thus, the creation of nature inspired crochet bookmarks.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

It just came naturally to me really. I have done a few other crafts before, including jewelry, sewing, drawing, etc. But crochet really stuck with me, as it was my favorite. You can do so much with crochet!

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I love how I can take my crochet with me everywhere without taking up a lot of room. I also love seeing the finished piece, it makes me feel so accomplished, and it's just fun to gaze at something I created with my hands, and to share it with others.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Hmmmm. I've never thought of that before! I guess I would choose fruit, because I love fruit lol! And I think you're more likely to see fruit in the colors I use.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Photography. I love photography, and right now I do a little of it locally, though I need a lot of practice yet!

 What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

That there is beauty in God's creation, and we can enjoy that beauty in so many different ways! The Lord is an intricate designer, and I wish only to represent that in some small way.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Create what you love. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you are not selling enough. Focus on putting quality and love into your pieces, and focus on good communication with the community, and I think the rest will start to fall into place.

THANKS, Johanna, for sharing your thoughts and creativity with all of us!  Johanna mentions in her shop announcement that she is coming up with something special in a couple of weeks....a surprise, so be sure to pay a visit! 




To find out more about Johanna creations, click on the links below.


purplesunset24 said...

Joanna does beautiful work. I could never the hang of crochet, but cross stitching sure stuck with me over the past 24 years.

Stop by my blog, I have an award for you :)


JoyousTreasures said...

Thanks so much for featuring me, you have a lovely blog, and I'm honored to be on it! It's so wonderful that I can share my work with the world!