Monday, 30 March 2009

There's a saying that the first butterfly you see in spring shows what color your summer will be. I'm going to list these butterflies in my shop one by one. An opportunity to choose the color!


Sunday, 29 March 2009

It's true that blogging is a wonderful way to get to know some really nice people. The palette of this treasury west was inspired by lovely lavender earrings from SparklyPark whom I know from her blog and her nice comments on mine. Thank you, Margaret!

Featured shops: Xenotees, PamelaAngus, SparklyPark, helisengezer, ememem, senayakin, Aranwen, eleanors, halcyonhands, dbabcock, vladlenas, LazyDaisyMarie


Friday, 27 March 2009

Today I'm off to the library. Need to work on my master thesis and time is so scarce! Meanwhile here are some news from the treasury front. My treasury made to the front page yesterday! Yay! Thank you Etsy! And one of my Time to bloom cards has been featured in this lovely treasury by BeadOyster (her shop is new, so might want to check it out). The title of the treasury is Stop the clock! and this is exactly how I feel at the moment. Thank you for capturing the feeling!

Wonderful wood

Thursday, 26 March 2009

I've been looking for wood on Etsy this week. Here's what I've found.

This cute rose button - wood brooch from Majakp reminds me of the one I had when I was little:

What about some faux bois? I want this backpack from vella:

And here's wonderful mix of wood, glass and resin - sea foam and chocolate no2 bohemian necklace from yukijewelry:

It's time to bloom

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

My Etsy shop has been neglected for quite some time. There have been so many other things to do besides crafting for it. And then last week I had an idea for this card:

I like how paper and felt look together, how they feel together. Don't you want to touch this card? I know it isn't quite handy for mailing in a regular snail mail envelope, but for any other occasion I think it's perfect.


I've seen some beautiful treasuries inspired by a literary work, so here's my tribute to one of my favourite novels. Can you guess it?

Featured shops: Aunali, byMarianneS, MinaLucia, WilliamDohman, leahmackindotcom, vaivanat, MartaClaudia, novadesigns, Portemone, evelynfields, randitanbits, AwakenJournaling

Treasury time

Saturday, 21 March 2009

What can a girl do after feeling quite miserable for the most part of the week? This is what I did to forget my sore throat and running nose:

Featured shops: Trush, mariterecr, smabla, LittleMsBoutique, yellowfield7, pilotdesign, blissfulimages, diasyflores, SiMakery, JDWolfePottery, hotellemotelle, craftyfolk

And here's lovely black and white treasury by Alona from her amazing little shop rafya.etsy.com - one of my favourite Etsy shops by the way! I'm really fond of her ceramic jewelry and magnets. Thank you for including my small white flower brooch!

Recently I saw someone asking people in Etsy forums, why they make treasuries. What would be my answer? I love to discover new shops and new artists. Someone I'd like to buy some things from, but mostly because of creativity, ideas and inspiration. Yes, inspiration is the key! It's also fun and it's a challenge as well. Putting different items together can be both. And of course making treasuries is a great way to thank nice Etsy people.


Thursday, 19 March 2009

The spring begins tomorrow! Hurray! This means that days will be longer than nights and that's something someone living in the north can be really happy about. I'm celebrating the beginning of more light by featuring daringly beautiful and creative Etsy items again.

Ready to redefine your style a little? What about some fun and asymmetry? I found these beautiful black and red fused glass earrings from MintyFreshFusions:

These pretty cappuccino guillerminas from lepiedleger would be perfect for my vacation:

I couldn't withstand the beauty of this guardian of springtime - shadow puppet from IsabellasArt:

Be happy this spring!

Where is the sun?

Monday, 16 March 2009

It takes too long for spring to arrive. The snow melts too slowly and the sun is hiding too often. I'm impatient, so here's my current treasury. Let's celebrate spring:

Featured shops: staroftheeast, FunkyBlink, felicitycrew, lamixx, ioulia, allthosethrees, heatherpalmer, tortillagirl, TheHouseOfTheMouse, DaliDecals, eraseandrepeat, lapomme

We rock!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Twelve gorgeous items from Latvia made to the front page of Etsy yesterday evening! Yay! I doubted the chances of this kind of treasury to be picked, but got surprised. Thank you Etsy! And thank you artists! Paldies! It's always a treat to see someone from Latvia on the front page, so this time it was really something special. I'm posting the picture of the treasury again. As you can see it was a little altered by admin, but it still features the same amazing sellers. This is how the treasury looked like on the front page:

Coffee addict

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Coffee is my fuel and this means I just had to do some window shopping for coffee related items on Etsy. Here they are. I'm sure you'll like them even if you don't drink coffee.

Mocha necklace - luxe petite from PoleStar:

Six mug coasters from LeChatCrochet:

Clean coffee organic coffee sling bag from thewren:

Treasures from Latvia

I was playing with an idea for this treasury for a while and now here it is - some amazing shops and lovely items from Latvia:

Featured shops: ememem, rokdarbi, BetaBoutique, magdalinen, slinkymalinkicat, crearting, LivaRutmane, binkaminka, Atmosphera, dacedesign, XauXau, OmadKramsky

Strawberries and summer

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

My treasury addiction continues and as soon as one treasury expires I just have to make another. This time I've collected very summery items - colorful inspiration from great artists on this gray day:

Featured shops: MoonFaces, rainbowswirlz, thefinickystitcher, barbdunshee, NickyBeeShop, ThatSomething, ramonawest, pinktophat, FeltedStyleFabric, DailySip, karuski, finkejente


Sunday, 8 March 2009

What a crazy week! I studied hard and passed my master exam at last!!! Although I'm not quite satisfied with myself, it's good to have it behind me. The exam and reading through all the notes made me think about the basics (in particular and in general) and I ended up with idea for this treasury. Then I found the lovely and funny plate by LoucheLab, so just had to continue:

Featured shops: kromogen, tortillagirl, bikudesigns, larimeloom, LoucheLab, blackbird07, SeaUnicorn, Kreativlink, betsy3, karlita, twinkbeauty, sushipot

Orange spring

Thursday, 5 March 2009

This week I did a little window shopping for items made of polymer clay. Here is what I found - gorgeous items from amazing Etsy artists. Check out these shops for more!

Candle holder from ArzuMusa:

Spring bracelet / No70 from byMarianneS:

Hand sculpted orange lotus ring by FancifulForm:


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

There's still enough snow for skiing in Latvia, but snowdrops keep going! Compare how they looked like on February 10. You can see the progress!


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

This treasury begun with no particular idea in mind, I just wanted to say thanks to people who have hearted my shop. It was fun to look for matching colors and shapes and see the treasury develop. Added some favorites and here it is:

Featured shops: littlellama, honeytree, chARiTyelise, emmapardos, cvoneschen, Jorjia, NaturallyLit, scottgarrette, ozetta, GoldenPearArtStudio, catherinereece, angryflamingo

Starry night

Monday, 2 March 2009

Here's my new treasury west. This is one of the blues I can't live without:

Featured shops: QuercusSilver, jhartphotography, ImagineStudio, JaneBoFelt, LeahPellegrini, glamarita, malam, CheshireCatsGrin, binkaminka, AnabellaDesigns, pesdepato, goodliving