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Holiday2015 Deadhead Art Alliance Holiday Event

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HOLIDAY2015 Sale On Now!

Feel good to support small business run by people who curate their stores with their hearts and souls.

Believe in the love these sellers offer, know your doing good for the world by shopping small, and that families, kids, babies, humans, real people and someone with a heart will feel the love you share with others by gifting.

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Use code HOLIDAY2015 to get the bonus of 15% off at all these stores!

Follow Etsy Teams Fellowship Society’s board UNIQUE GIFTS on Pinterest.

By the hand is from the heart – Curated stores full of unique gifts and one of a kind finds that will wow the hardest people to shop for.

PACIFICNWGLASS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PACIFICNWGLASS

OceanBeachGlass
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OceanBeachGlass

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Deadhead Art Alliance
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadheadArtAlliance

JGBeadedJewelry
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JGBeadedJewelry

gr8fuldreadgrrl
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gr8fuldreadgrrl

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SweetLife Threads
https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetlifethreads

SpiralNotions
https://www.etsy.com/shop/spiralnotions

aRecurringDream
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aRecurringDream

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FunkySunshine
https://www.etsy.com/shop/funkysunshine

electrricbonesS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/electricbonesS

WorkingmansThread
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorkingmansThread

littlehippiechick
https://www.etsy.com/shop/littlehippiechick

WideEyeDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WideEyeDyes

EcologieClothing
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EcologieClothing

AlignedDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlignedDesigns

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EarthLifeShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthLifeShop

MountainRoseWorkshop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainRoseWorkshop

DiamondWolffDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiamondWolffDyes

tangledhangers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/tangledhangers

NomadicBubble
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadicBubble

Beadwork4Sale
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beadwork4Sale

WildLullaby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildLullaby

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GratefulDan
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GratefulDan

BeGratefulShop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeGreatfulShop

GratefullyCrafted
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gratefullycrafted

SoulAdventurers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Souladventurers

knottymama
https://www.etsy.com/shop/knottymama

beccasblues
https://www.etsy.com/shop/beccasblues

thunderrose
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderrose

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MorningDewTieDyes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MorningDewTieDyes

GypsyHippieLife
https://www.etsy.com/shop/gypsyhippielife

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ShysNoKnots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShysNoKnots

AppleJaxie
https://www.etsy.com/shop/applejaxie

AlchemicDesigns
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alchemicdesigns

SchulmanArt
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArt

SchulmanArts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts

OliviaAndRuby
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OliviaAndRuby

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Alicia’s Findings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AliciasFindings

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PotionsSpells
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotionsSpells

TrueColorsBoutique
https://www.etsy.com/shop/truecolorsboutique

Timelesspeony
https://www.etsy.com/shop/timelesspeony

ShersVintageFinds
https://www.etsy.com/shop/shersvintagefinds

BlueButterflyCrafts
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BlueButterflyCrafts

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KismetPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KismetPottery

TallPinesPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TallPinesPottery

GlyntPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlyntPottery

ecarnellpotter
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ecarnellpotter

MyClayFriends
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyClayFriends

LomaPrietaPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LomaPrietaPottery

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ClayLickCreekPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClayLickCreekPottery

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JackpotsPottery
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackpotsPottery

Jackpots
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jackpots

MozakNaPasiCeramics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MozakNaPasiCeramics

HandmadeBeachCraft
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeBeachCraft

GoldhawkPotteryEtc
https://www.etsy.com/shop/goldhawkpotteryetc

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mayaartstudio
https://www.etsy.com/shop/mayaartstudio

ElegantArtifacts
https://www.etsy.com/shop/elegantartifacts

cynthiasattic
https://www.etsy.com/shop/cynthiasattic

RichmondGeneralStore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/richmondgeneralstore

BlueBarnCollectibles
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueBarnCollectibles

RidingTandemStudios
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ridingtandemstudios

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FashionCrackVintage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FashionCrackVintage

StoreFourandMore
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoreFourandMore

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JensBarn
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensBarn

JensDesk
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JensDesk

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Sale Sponsored By: Etsy Teams Fellowship Society

A network of over 60 teams on Etsy working together to support one another

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Happy Holidays –

We hope you enjoy the small things and special moments this holiday has to bring. Reminding you to Remember the best gift is one that someone has put thought into

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Deadhead Art Alliance Artist of the Month – October – Amanda Johnson– Store – TyeDyeBills

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I am the creator of Tye Dye Bills, my name is Amanda Johnson

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I make most of the tie dyes, tapestries and bed sheet sets (nature inspired are my favorite) and do the portrait drawings, as well as hand make the other grateful gear.

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My team consists of myself and my husband who occasionally makes tie dyes (he has a very groovy style), rinses my bins and is sole owner and namesake of our shop name (tye dye bill was a name given to him during his on the road days), and my children who are the reason I create and sell on Etsy.

Tie dye is our passion.  Our Creations are brought to life through parenthood, love of all things tie dye and the Grateful Family we have come to know and love after all these years.  We love sharing our art, love and soul with others.

Each item contains a moment of our lives, a piece of our hearts, part of our souls. When
you purchase our creations, you are buying moments of frustration and days, weeks,
years of pure joy.  You are not just buying things, but rather creating more time for us to make things we are passionate about.
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The creative process happens in our home studio. All tie dyes are folded, tied and dyed
by hand. Tapestries are hand cut from quality medium weight, tightly woven, cotton fabric
and double stitched before folding and dyeing. We use only quality 100% cotton and fiber
reactive dyes. Dyes used are professional grade that creates a marriage between the
dye and cotton fibers during the tie dye process. All items are pre-­washed, rinsed after
dyeing, washed with a professional textile detergent to ensure dyes are bonded and
excess dyes are removed, then washed again. Items are dried in the sunshine on the line
when weather permits or fluffed in the dryer.

Everything is handmade with love, created in a smoke free and cat friendly home.

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I’ve created art for as long as I can remember.  Art teachers were pivotal in my
development as an artist.  The first tie dye I made was at summer camp when I was 8
years old.  I’ve loved tie dye for a very long time.  My kids were the driving force behind
starting my own business.  I quit my job as the manager of a small, family owned
business to start my own family.  I knew I would stay home to raise my children, the extra
income from selling tie dyes and more recently my drawings, helps support our family.  It
has proven to be challenging to find a suitable balance for my family, finding time to work
and create things I am passionate about and still take care of my home.  I created a little
play space for my children in my studio, complete with toys, an easel and desk for them to
make their own masterpieces while I work. They love being in my art space and
eventually they will help out with our business too!
I remember watching my Nan crochet blankets when I was little and my Grandma do
needlepoint.  While I never got into either craft, I remember seeing my Nan’s painted
ceramics around the house and my own first interest was probably painting because of
that.

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Drawings by Amanda credit: treesandtents.blogspot.com

My favorite piece I have ever made is the drawing named A Penny for Your Thoughts. It is A
drawing of my dear friend Houd (short for Houdini, his nickname) who died in March
2013.  A beautiful soul.  Our shop will be seeing more portraits in the future, I am very
excited about this and have been approached about orders already!What inspires me most to create is Parenthood, the love of all things tie dye and the Grateful Family we have come to know and

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after all these years has inspired us the most. My portrait drawings are pure
inspiration from the beautiful souls that once walked our earth. I believe our loved ones
deserve to be honored and not forgotten and my portrait drawings do just that.

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I love working with color and really enjoy making tie dye I love. Craft shows and festivals
are also a favorite part of business. Being on the scene and selling things I love to make
while having a great time and meeting great people! The same goes for drawing portraits
of our dear loved ones, uncovering their story, discovering what made them special and
the impact they made on this earth before they left.

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A sale always comes through when we need it most. I am a stay at home mama so every
penny counts. Believing in ourselves and that our talents will get us through seems to do
the trick! We keep our friends close and our little family closer when times are tough.
Someone has always got our back. We’d like to believe God and our Universe is in
control of everything and we are just tiny specks. We listen to the still, small voice and
have faith.

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During what spare time we have we love to camp and be outdoors. Spending time with
friends while enjoying nature is our favorite. Frequenting music festivals is another fond
past time. As our kids get older it will allow for more fun music festivals to explore
together. We can always find inspiration in our little family to keep on keepin’ on.

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The first epic music festival that changed my life was Grateful Fest at Nelsons Ledges. I
had not previously been to such a large festival, it had a wonderful lineup of musicians
and wonderful crowd of people amidst the beauty of the forest. It was truly a break
through for me. I can’t wait to experience that particular festival again someday.

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Tell the world Amanda,  Is there something about you as an artist or is there something that you would like the world to know?

“Forget about all the reasons why it won’t work and believe in the reason why it will!  My

mantra for myself when I make something or have an idea that I think no one will want or

love. If you believe in it, someone else will too.”

                                                                                                     Amanda Johnson

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We are Super excited about the future of our shop!  As our children grow and can help more with
the shop we will be offering more tapestries and bed sheet sets.  I will also be expanding
my portrait drawing and taking custom orders.  Someday we hope to open a brick and
mortar shop, which is a ways off.  We believe in living our dreams, its the only way to
make them come true.

favorite quote

“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there too.”     ­

Author Unknown

Selling Venues

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TyeDyeBills

Artist Contact info: Amanda Johnson ­ http://treesandtents.blogspot.com/

Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/TyeDyeBills

Sales happening: Black Friday Sale upcoming and flash sales are announced on our

facebook page from time to time.

Forever Grateful, Deadhead Art Alliance Team