December 31

Thursday, 31 December 2009

So this is it. The last day of 2009. Snowy and white. Perfect.

Happy New Year to you all! I'm honoured to be in your company. Thanks for visiting with me here this year. I'll see you in 2010!


Thank you Aija!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

This going to more like post and run entry, but there's someone I want to thank for the Etsy front page feature again. Most likely the last one this year.

Aija a.k.a. sisterstreasure and gooodmorning was so nice to include my soft pink scarf in this wonderful Etsy Project Embrace themed treasury. Thank you so much!

Aija has wonderful vintage shop sisterstreasure where she sells things like this jacket:

Merry and bright!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Rainbow of lights in our kitchen
Juicy apples from our garden
Candles ready to be put on the tree
Beautiful and warm hat from my Secret Santa - vaisto

Secret Santa is a game organized by Mitsy from ArtMind and played by the European Street Team. The idea behind the Secret Santa swap is that you make something for a team member and also receive a gift yourself. Thank you Santa!

I'm signing off for the holidays and wishing you nice and colourful Christmas!

Monday moodboard - festive

Monday, 21 December 2009

One of my favourite Christmas scents - oranges and tangerines.

Juicy oranges earrings by PetitPlat
6 wool felted beads in burnt orange by StemellinaSupplies
Orange happy bird shoulder bag by elaabags
Exquisite copper crystal ring by LeelaBijou

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to Greet's blog.

Hello Monday!

Here's my cinnamon and gingerbread scented treasury. It's all about Christmas this week :)

Featured shops: barbdunshee, leapinglizards, ashleysummerphotos, Meganzii, kimwestad, brightcolorart, sabahnur, slinkymalinkicat, lunaticart, kylieparry, kraplap, Kokoshknitting

For your Christmas tree

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

This year I'm absolutely into ceramic ornaments. Already featured some on this blog (here and here). An now I have found some more. Happy window shopping!

Cream and blue vintage key ornaments by kylieparry:

Whirl ornament by kimwestad:

Christmas ornament - mitten by leapinglizards:

Trio of blue ceramic bell ornaments by barbdunshee:

North pole

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

It's quite possible that this treasury was very much inspired by the cold weather we have here. Still have to get used to it. This is Christmas at the North pole:

Featured shops: binkaminka, esoule, knittles, SparklyPark, KnotOriginal, visionquest, elineof, littlepaperbird, OrlyMyLight, lamarquisedesanges, DesigningIt, babyanimals

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 14 December 2009

Hello Monday!

Chiffon bouquet by Balanced
Beige fingerless gloves with a strap on by homelab
Caramel and chocolate crochet flower brooch by TheBroochBoutique
Wall art - hand embroidered linen canvas by papermodeHome
Owl pillow by BlueTerracotta
Vintage keyhole leather photo album by artreasury

The winter has arrived at last, so I'm looking for something warm :)

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to Greet's blog.

Paris and London

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Here are two treasuries before I sign off for the rest of the weekend. The wooden textures from Wednesday inspired me for the first one. I wanted to include the fantastic paris, in pen and paper by studiokmo, so Christmas in Paris was born:

Featured shops: aforfebre, circlesandsquares, lilypottery, studiokmo, locallibrary, ThePeachTree, GollyBard, StudioElenus, goodliving, DingbatPress, lizgrandmaison, piksipiksi

And after Paris there had to be London. Especially after I stumbeld upon the Changing of the guard plate by BlueRoseRetro. That blue felt so right and the treasury was almost done when I realized that the darkest shade of blue topaz is actually called London blue. What a coincidence!

Featured shops: thejewelrybar, JenniPenni, lucybluestudio, BlueRoseRetro, envejewelry, AMIdesigns, tmpenrose, stuffbykate, sightseebooks, almapottery, BetaPorHomme, moop

Enjoy the weekend!


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Just wanted to share these with you. Happy window shopping!

Set of 2 white wing Christmas ornaments by lilypottery:

Cicada wings shirt by circlesandsquares:

Ascending wing by locallibrary:

Flying woman by goodliving:


Tuesday, 8 December 2009

I'm still missing the snow and it's nice to know that I'm not the only one :)

My small white flower brooch has been featured on among other white beauties. Many thanks!!!

I'm missing the snow

Friday, 4 December 2009

So when I saw Path to Narnia print by judemcconkey it just had to be included in this treasury:

Featured shops: HairySock, bunnywithatoolbelt, judemcconkey, GollyBard, RuthBleakley, iktomi, Grazim, kathiroussel, WoodDoodle, dinafragola, Lori411, myfavouritedress

Have a great weekend! And if you have something of that cold and white magic around you could you send a few clouds of snow my direction too?

My creative space

Thursday, 3 December 2009

My creative space is all about tiny mittens at the moment. Need to restock my Etsy shop a little, but making them is also something I enjoy a lot.

To play along and see more creative places visit kirsty.

Wednesday again

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Let's continue with animals! Looks like they've become the theme of the week. These would make wonderful gifts. Happy window shopping!

Fox brooch by HairySock:

Two fish talking, handbound miniature book by RuthBleakley:

Elephant by myfavouritedress:

Hedgehog clay sculpture in turquoise by iktomi:

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 30 November 2009

Happy owl family by ShebboDesign
Oh, deer - art sculpture by ArtMind
Mouse brooch by HeliS
Original ACEO painting - Mushrooms by artwatercolor
1834 Common partridge - Jardine ornithology print by slinkymalinkicat
Silver leaf necklace part 2 by PeculiarForest

I've been quite busy today, nevertheless here's my moodboard. The weather is so warm and rainy that mushrooms think it's time to grow again. Strange November :)

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to Greet's blog.

Free shipping

Friday, 27 November 2009

I'm participating in Black Friday to Cyber Monday sales with both my shops (here and here)! Enjoy free shipping through November 30th!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Heli from helisengezer and helis has featured me on her blog My day is Friday. You're welcome to take a peek into my life!


Thursday, 26 November 2009

The weather is against me. I need some pine cones for my Christmas decor, but it's too wet to gather them. This is why there's no blog post about my creative space today. I'm just waiting for the rain to stop.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

Let it snow

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

It's time for window shopping on Etsy. I wish these snowflakes on my blog could turn into some real snow on the ground. Will keep fingers crossed.

Winter textures (handmade buttons set of 7) by TessaAnn:

Looped snowflake 3x3 tile by GretchenKramp:

Crochet blizzard of snowflakes, ornament set of 15 by stylishornaments:

Christmas snowflake, porcelain by NiuTaller:

MissScarfy on front page

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

MissScarfy has been featured on Etsy front page for the first time. Hooray! And twice in a row! At first it was the soft pink scarf in this treasury by Etsy admin:

And then the hot pink scarf made to front page from this bright treasury by dinafragola:

Nathalie a.k.a. dinafragola is selling gothic and and kawaii accessories like this Bubble under the sky aqua and pink necklace:

Thank you Nathalie!

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 23 November 2009

Hello Monday!

Colour explosion and some cheering up might be exactly what we need on this gray day :)

Sweet luxury lampwork sterling silver necklace by ALEALE
Sunny ring with felt by vart
Yellow frost earring studs by MistyAurora
Colourful cute crocheted snowman by sabahnur
Colour explosion by paperfection
Giallo. 8x10 original signed fine art photograph by felicitycrew

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to fleurfatale's blog.


Friday, 20 November 2009

I'm much better today - herbs, honey and cranberries are doing their job well and I think treasury making is helping a little too. This one just had to be Latvian ('smukums' means prettiness):

Featured shops: crearting, LivaRutmane, RainbowMittens, sisterstreasure, binkaminka, rokdarbi, BetaBoutique, CristinasLinen, alatvian, ingucite, aiaiai, consentiodesign

Have a nice weekend!

My creative space

Thursday, 19 November 2009

My creative space isn't very creative this week. I've got cold. Herb infusion, honey and cranberries have become my best friends. Nevertheless I've been scribbling in my notebook now and then. This is one of those times when dizzy head makes me feel like finding a secret drawer full of forgotten things. Not sure whether I'll implement any of these ideas, but it's fun (and perhaps has some therapeutic effect too).

To play along and see more creative places visit kirsty.

I'm off to make another mug of herb infusion.

Stars and lobsters

I missed treasuries several times, so this one was stuck in the poster sketch for a few days. However yesterday I managed to catch treasury west. Yay! Inspired by the window shopping from last week.

Featured shops: kittyrogers, RedWineDesign, stuffbykate, IstanbulDesigns, belleslettres, BagatellesAndCo, pelpa, RageoftheAge, adornbyamysingley, TheLoudLion, KnotOriginal, Londonfinery

Happy birthday Latvia!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Latvia becomes 91 today. Let's celebrate this with some window shopping on Etsy! And - yes, you guessed right - I'm featuring etsians from Latvia :)

Ivory star brooch by binkaminka:

9 Baltic sea stones by alatsupplies:

Honey rainbow by RainbowMittens:

Handbound wood journal by crearting:


Monday Moodboard

Monday, 16 November 2009

Christmas ornaments, heart by potglasshande
Little heart with rowan berries on stick by birribe
Big hug, greeting card by ArtMind
Peppermint scarf, mohair blended cashmere by LoveandKnit
Heart sparrow earring studs by annarubyking
My heart is on fire by antigoni

This week we have our national day, so my mood today is red and white like our flag. I heart Latvia :)

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. To see more moodboards hop over to fleurfatale's blog.

My creative space

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Today I'm struggling with photography. It feels like a struggle sometimes, especially when you're trying to shoot by natural light and heavy clouds full of snow are wondering in the sky waiting to burst open. Tried different backgrounds, changed rooms... Almost gave up... And then my eyes were caught by that mother of pearl - one of those beautiful things you keep just because they are beautiful. Haven't finished the shooting and editing yet, but it looks like I might end up with some good enough photos.

To see more creative spaces and play along hop over to kootoyoo's blog.

Art Nouveau

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

It's time for window shopping and this week I want to show you some beautiful Art Nouveau inspired creations. I've always had a soft spot for this style, its motives and palettes, the era in general and I'm glad there are so many Etsy artists who do the same.

And - this should be mentioned - Riga is famous for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, so if you happen to be in the capital of Latvia take a stroll through the old town, but don't forget to look for some Art Nouveau as well.


Sterling silver enameled Art Nouveau flower necklace pendant with labradorite by Londonfinery:

Art Nouveu letter - wax stamp by InstanbulDesigns:

Fancy 1920s Art Nouveau money clip for the man by RageoftheAge:

ArtNouveau Lili clutch by BagatellesAndCo:

P.S. Unfortunately the Museum of Art Nouveau has no website in English, but here is a nice short article about Art Nouveau in Riga.