It’s Game Day! Etsy Team Game Day, that is. The day each week that I will devote to sharing the fabulous artists on my Etsy Teams: Queer Etsy Street Team and the Etsy Crafting in Color Team.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love my teams. They are unbelievably supportive and enthusiastic and generous and motivational. I am so grateful for the different angles on creativity they’ve opened my eyes to, whether it’s a love of glorious, vibrant color, or a fierce and fabulous belief in expressing yourself no matter what. They’ve inspired me, and they’ve made giant, impersonal Etsy feel a little bit more like home.
I’ll be alternating teams: last week it was Crafting in Color. This weeks it’s Queer Etsy Street Team. So suit up, Queer Etsy Street Team, and let’s go!
Thomas Saylor, of ThomasSaylorDesigns, has been a friend as well as a teammate to Paper Demon Jewelry since I started my shop on Etsy this past June. He sent me a kind welcome to the Queer Etsy Street Team, and was the first to suggest that I make a business Fan Page! [*pause here to click and become a fan if you haven’t yet!*] I’m forever grateful to him for that!
Thomas makes mouth-wateringly gorgeous fabric creations—pillows, draperies, bedding, quilts, placemats, baby gifts, wedding accessories, kitchen and bath decor, and cell phone cozies, to name a few.
What I love most about Thomas’ designs are his spectacular sense of color and pattern. He’s very selective about the fabrics he uses! To make the grade they have to be bold, modern, vibrant, and geometrically-inspired.
He has a terrific sense of the most current color combos, like the one above—grey and crimson. Or the one below: lime green and turquoise. Come to think of it, he really ought to be a member of Crafting in Color Team too!
My personal favorite is this pillow cover in one of the hottest current color combinations: grey and yellow. I am crazy about grey and yellow, but kind of intimidated by it! But Thomas does it absolutely beautifully, with his inimitable sense of style!
If I had a house that was stylish and hip instead of random and demoralizing, I would totally have these pillows on my hypothetical white Danish modern sofa. As it is, this will be the go-to pillow cover for the next housewarming gift I buy for hip friends.
Or, one can skip the sofa entirely and just carry ThomasSaylor style along as a cel phone/ipod cozy!
And how about this: never be without a cocktail napkin again with these ultra-clever wrap-around coasters! Form and function in one fabulous item!
The perfect Christmas gift for the wine-lover in your life!
Thomas describes himself like this:
I am a student, a writer, a housewife, and a self-proclaimed crafter extraordinaire. In the past, I spent several years working in the banking industry before ultimately quitting my day job to pursue my dream of starting my own business at home. I’ve recently married my soul mate, Christopher, and we live in Richmond, Virginia with our impossibly annoying yet undeniably adorable “children”, Riley, Boots, Salem and Louis. The anarchy in our apartment is matched only by pet fur.
And did I mention he’s as cute as a button?
Thomas is always out and about the internet supporting the Queer Etsy Street Team, promoting his splendid creations, and being his fabulous queer self. Check out all of his fun sites:
on Etsy: http://thomassaylordesigns.etsy.com
on his website: http://thomassaylordesigns.com
on his business blog: http://thomassaylordesigns.blogspot.com
and on his personal blog: http://yourdailythomas.com
and on Facebook: http://facebook.com/thomassaylordesigns