Friday, June 25, 2010

Thanks Hey Viv!

My cable car bottles seem to be popular! Thanks to the HeyViv Etsy shop for featuring the green one in her San Francisco themed treasury!

I left my heart in San Francisco treasury:

I was pleased to find Viv's shop full of vintage clothing. Here are some samples of some awesome things!! Aren't these items awesome?!!

Please stop by Viv's shop to see more!

Hey Viv Etsy shop:
Have a good weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

TWO treasuries - again!!

Sorry I've been so quiet - I've been working hard in both my shops, and have even had some sales!

I awoke this morning to find that items from BOTH my shops were in treasuries! As always, when it rains it pours, but THANK YOU both!

fineandfunkyjewelry featured  my new celadon green flower in her "Minty Fresh" treasury. The colors are fabulous, and perfect for summer!

I haven't even had time to post my green flower yet, but there's I've posted a sneak peek at the top of the post.

Minty Fresh Treasury:

Also, for a big treat, please stop by the fineandfunkyjewelry Etsy shop to see a great selection of earrings, bracelets, belt buckles and more. Here are a few that I really love:

And, also, heartfelt thanks to "R" from fiddleheadsforfiona's etsy shop for including one of my old decorative bottles from my vintage shop in her charming treasury all about "On this street where I live". I've added some vintage glassware to my vintage shop, and among the objects, are 2 old decorative whiskey bottles.

This is really an adorable treasury, so please stop by for a nice stroll.

On this street where I live treasury:

And, to see her adorable paper artwork, please stop by to see more of these cuties.

Thanks again, to you both!

The fineandfunkyjewelry Etsy shop:
The fiddleheadsforfiona etsy shop:

And, thanks for stopping by. I hope to post more of my flowers and even more artisan features soon, so please check back again!

Vintage -

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fun with Flowers. July 4th fun?!

From last Thursday and into the weekend, I produced oodles of fabric flowers! It took me the bulk of Sunday to photograph and edit them, but I had such fun with the whole process!

I created a few with the upcoming American July 4th holiday in mind - in colors of red, white and blue. I've posted these these festive cuties in my shop, and will be adding more in the days to come. 

This one is red and blue - all you have to do is add the white, and you're set to go!

The beads in this small patriotic sweetie are mildly suggestive of "stars and stripes".

Here are all the things you can do with fabric flowers.

Patriotic and classy Fourth of July colors of red and blue -just pin or sew on white clothing or other accessory, and you're good to go!

Here are a few things you can do with fabric flowers:

*As hair ornaments/fascinators, headbands, attach to combs, clips, clips, scrunchies, etc.
*As a brooch for clothing
*Decorate hats, purses, totes, and other accessories
*Home decor - sew onto pillows or use as accessorizing focal points
*Children and baby's clothing, headwear, etc.
*Doll clothing
*Sew one or more onto your favorite fabric for a pretty necklace
*Use a single flower or as many as you like for making a corsages or wristlets
*Bridal or prom garters
*Decorate your car, office, and so forth
*Holiday decor, decorations, ornaments, wreaths, etc.
*Pet jewelry, collars, clothing, etc.
*Gift giving
And, SO much more - the possibilities are endless!!
Many coordinate with my purses and other accessories, and I'm offering a complimentary flower as a free gift with the purchase of a coordinating purse or accessory.
All my flowers can be purchased "plain", or I will be happy to attach a brooch pin or a hair comb free of charge. If someone wants a special or particular type of hair clip, I'll be happy to do so, with a slight increase in cost.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

My shops:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank you, Donna, of Etsy's dzfantasy

First of all, a BIG thank you to Donna, of the Etsy dzfantasy shop, for the absolutely lovely blog feature she's done on my Etsy shop!! Please visit her blog to see what a super job she's done:

DZ fantasy blog:

After you've done that, you must stroll through Donna's Etsy shop that's packed full of whimiscal but extremely well done fiber artwork that even includes jewelry!

Donna has been doing fiber work for years, and she designs and draws all of her own patterns. She's a true artist in every sense of the word!

There is so much joy in Donna's shop that you can't help but love each and every one of her creations. It's absolutely impossible to leave without a smile on your face!

I just love the faces on her Fairies and Divas, some of which are pins, and others dolls and miniature sculpture. I adore this jewelry diva - doesn't she epitomize so many of us who are still little girls, (inside),  who like to play dress-up in our everyday lives?!

At first glance, I wondered where Donna gets her porcelain doll faces. Then I discovered that she hand paints each and every one on silk!! In savoring them, I see traces of celebrity, (and sometimes familiar everyday faces we see in friends and strangers), in many of them! For me, this is part of their appeal.

On top of the wonderful sculpure work Donna does, she also works miracles with fiber when it comes to making jewelry. Donna makes fiber necklaces and earrings, and I've never seen anything like these earrings. Take a close look - the colorful "beads" are actually knitted or needleworked fiber/yarn!!! Just incredible...

dzfantasy etsy shop:
Wishes for a sunny day, everyone!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A treasure of an Etsy shop!

I want to thank Laurence, of the LaurenceCollection Etsy shop for surprising me last night with her lovely treasury, "Lemon Skies"!! Included in this feast for the eyes is one of my yellow peacock purses, which consequently received a lot of views.

I'm so grateful for this opportunity at a time when so many of us are struggling for views, let alone sales.

Please stop by to see, up close and personal, Laurence's selection of an incredibly tasteful collection of yellows and soft aquas. 

Lemon Skies - Treasury East:

Interestingly, I've had Laurence's shop in my favorites for some time now. I think her jewelry is so pretty and fresh, and in a very feminine and unique way.

I wanted to share some of her creations, and believe me, it was VERY difficult to choose! She has a great eye for color and composition, and above all, each and every one of her photos is over the top!!

For the quality of her work and materials used, I find Laurence's prices very reasonable.

I hope you'll stop by Laurence's shop and enjoy a relaxing browse through as I did. You might also find something there that you can't live without, or even a gift idea.

LaurenceCollection's Etsy shop:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The High Plains Knitter shops

I hope all my American followers had an enjoyable extended weekend and a safe and happy Memorial Day?

In exploring handmade shops, I realize more than ever that there's no end to the talent out there. So, with that, I'm happy to share another artisan who works magic with yarn. Dianne, of TheHighPlainsKnitter's 1000markets and Etsy shops, spins interesting, and colorful yarn into intricate, textured, and beautiful lace, some of which reminds me of Ange'ls wings!

I realize I'm showcasing knit and crochet works, lately, but I want to illustrate how versitile this needle art is, and that not every piece of crochet is for winter wear! Like Kanokwalee, the end result is a light and airy piece, but because of the very different yarns used, the effect is entirely different. Both are entirely beautiful and fascinating in different ways!

I love the yarns that Dianne uses - they are similar to the yarns that I've used in some of my work, and some look quite familiar. And, as she has, I've found that many of these yarns are no longer available, making these pieces increasingly rare and hard to find.

I hope you enjoy Dianne's wonderful work as much as I do, and please visit both TheHighPlainsKnitter's shops - you won't be disappointed! For those of you who haven't yet visited the 1000markets on line artisan marketplace, please stop by. It is a lovely site with a rich and appealing look that also showcases high quality arts and crafts.
TheHighPlainsKnitter's 1000markets shop:

TheHighPlainsKnitter's Etsy shop: