Etsy Hearts Erika Kern: We Know the Feeling

comments (7) February 11th, 2009     

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Crafty cupid Erika Kern strikes it big with her How to Make Your Own Valentine, featured this week on Etsy.
This CraftStylish T-shirt restyle by Erika Kern made me the envy of CHA.
The perfection of her handstitching is jaw-dropping when you realize that it was done by hand. 
Just look at this! (Yes, done by hand!)
And this!
And this is why we love Erika Kern.
Crafty cupid Erika Kern strikes it big with her How to Make Your Own Valentine, featured this week on Etsy.

Crafty cupid Erika Kern strikes it big with her How to Make Your Own Valentine, featured this week on Etsy.

Photo: Erika Kern

If Erika Kern were a holiday, she would definitely be Valentine's Day. Spend just five minutes with her or her work and I guarantee you'll feel like you're falling in love. I got to hang out with her a few weeks ago at CHA, and she is one of those people who simply makes you feel good—and crafty. Check out the pictures of what she did with some DMC embroidery floss (her favorite), my CraftStylish T-shirt, and about 45 minutes. The next day when I walked around CHA in my fab restyled tee, people actually stopped me and marveled that her exquisite stitching was done by hand and not machine. Truly, she is scary-good and I am a huge fan. That's why I was thrilled this week to learn that I am not the only one: Etsy just featured Erika's mad-cool Valentine project on their site. Now thousands more will discover what we already know: This girl is a genius.

posted in: embroidery, etsy, valentine, cha, Erika Kern, DMC

Comments (7)

erika_kern writes: Aw!
You are welcome whenever you'd like, Jen. Bakersfield's a bit of a bore but the thrifting's great and the food is yummy. Bad for you but so yummy!
Posted: 11:10 am on February 12th
kaytet writes: yay erika! what a talent!!!
Posted: 10:59 am on February 12th
Jen_W writes: I really need to make me a felted fella and put him in my relationships corner. Meanwhile, I really want to plan a trip to Cali to hang out with Erika and her dog.
Posted: 11:15 pm on February 11th
samsstuff writes: I love the little stuffie/doll!
Posted: 11:10 pm on February 11th
erika_kern writes: oh you're making me blush!
Posted: 9:34 pm on February 11th
susanstars writes: Yay Erika!
Posted: 9:01 pm on February 11th
Not_So_Plain_Jane writes: Had to sign in when I saw this...I heart Erika too! I met her at CHA and she was working away on one of her handstitched portraits, amazing!!! How nice to see her getting the attention she deserves. Happy Valentine's Day Erika!
Posted: 4:53 pm on February 11th
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