Talented Tuesday – Can or Can Not


I would like you to meet  Julie Rawding and her Etsy shop: CanOrCanNot banner

If you love recycled, creative, fun items, then you will love the items at CanOrCanNot.

Let’s get to know Julie:

il_570xN.502561047_3oq1What would you like us to know about you?
Hello, I am Julie and I am an architect, originally from the Czech Republic. Five years ago I came on vacation to Malta, Europe, and fell in love with this Mediterranean island… Later on I also fell in love with my future husband and we’re still here.

What prompted you to open an Etsy Shop?

I had been on maternity leave for a few months when I thought it would be nice if my hobby could bring in some cash. In a romantic way I should say I wanted to share my love around.

How did you come up with your shop name?il_570xN.496652529_sx1a
Originally I planned to decorate cans using different materials, so I needed a name which would include the noun ‘can’, I also wanted it to be something motivational – because it is my daily question ‘Can I do this?’ And then I came up with this wordplay: Can or Can Not? Now I stick to felt, but the name stuck.

How would you describe your shop?
Colourful and positive!

What inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is our daughter – she is interested in everything! I love how she is discovering the world and how everything is exciting and new for her. We should all learn this attitude from our children!

Also because of my daughter, I am even more careful about our planet. We don’t need to make big steps – every little one is important. If we remember to recycle, reuse and try to limit our own waste, our planet will be here for a bit longer. Otherwise, we will all die under a pile of our own rubbish.

il_570xN.473782741_k1uqWhich item in your shop is your favorite to make/find?
I like my “psycho” cans – they are just made with materials and pure imagination – basically without any limit. No pattern, no thinking ahead – just cutting and gluing. The end result is often even surprising to me!


If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what are the 3 crafty must haves?
Malta is so small (and beautiful) that sometimes I think I live on a desert island (with lots of other castaways)
I would like to have:
Knitting needles – good as a weapon and great for spit roasting
Classic needle – and an important craft tool since prehistory
And I know this may seem boring but a knife is always good to have

Where else can we find you?il_570xN.496070049_8n7l
I have my facebook page:


And I’m currently setting up my ‘Can or Can Not’ webpage:

il_570xN.489556527_tqv0Is there anything else you would like to share?
Just be nice to each other and recycle and the word will be great place to live. Oh, and you can never have too many cans 😉

Thanks so much Julie.  It has been great getting to know you and discovering your shop and your lovely items.

Now please show Julie some support and let us know which of her pieces are your favorite from her shop! Oh…and go ahead and heart a few of her items along with her shop :)

Have a great weekend!

knitting yarns


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