Coastal Shabby Chic and New Zealand Art and Miniatures

Auckland, New Zealand 6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Coastal Shabby Chic and New Zealand Art and Miniatures

Auckland, New Zealand | 6 Sales

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Amy Fletcher

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About SweetAsCreations

Sales 6
On Etsy since 2011

Simply Sweet As.

I've always adored making things right from when I was very small. I remember making a little mouse out of paper (called Minima) as a four year old who I carried around everywhere until I lost her in a pile of wood I was exploring (I went back periodically for years searching for her in the cracks). I would make animals from toilet paper tubes and paper (even cutting nicks in the edges of the circles so the paper didn't crease). I drew butterflies and argued with a friend about weather they had legs or not (I was of the opinion that they did have legs - after careful observation). My mother, who also loved to create taught me to sew. So by the time I started school all I wanted to do was draw, paint, glue, cut, sew and stick! When adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I said “An Artist!”

As I went through school I continued to love and do well in art and made tonnes of things in my spare time including complete outfits for my Cabbage Patch Dolls. I won awards for arts and continued to develop my skills.

In high school I fell in love with photography as well as all the other media I already enjoyed and after my final year decided to do a Bachelor of Design. I picked Painting as my major as it was the most flexible of all the topics and meant I could use lots of different media. I still loved making all sorts of things. In the last year (2005) of my four year degree I started selling artwork (Under the name Amy Fletcher Artworks) but it has been on a rather small scale since then. That selling was done through some galleries and word of mouth but now I have discovered Etsy!

While I was at University I also fell in love with surfing and began traveling around New Zealand a lot. I think New Zealand is such a beautiful and unique place. I'm so proud to be a Kiwi! I love to express my love of New Zealand and the coast through my creations.

Then I discovered Doll House Miniatures and the Shabby Chic style and fell in love all over again! Oh how delightful miniatures are and Shabby Chic is just so sweet! So now I have more to learn and more to make and I need somewhere for all these creations to go! That is where you come in!

I now want to build my business and become more successful at selling what I make. I chose the name Sweet As Creations for several reasons. One was that I love puns and “Sweet As” was a nice play on words between a classic New Zealand saying (meaning "Very good"/"Thats fine" etc) and the way I would describe the Shabby Chic style and cute little miniatures. I chose the word Creations because I love making all sorts of things and didn't want to be limited to making only one type of item.

Welcome to my shop and I hope you think my creations are 'Sweet As' too!

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  • Amy Fletcher

    Owner, Maker

    I love making things! I make paintings, etchings, photos, miniatures and more! When I'm not creating things I like to surf, travel, write and read.

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Last updated on April 8, 2015