Sunday, 30 August 2009

Yesterday I made two treasuries in a row. Started out with back to school theme from the window shopping and since with the right gear you can move mountains I turned it into more general geared for a new project theme:

Featured shops: Evrydiki, buckscountyframes, sycamorestreetpress, lunaticart, avrilloreti, ebenotti, loveartworks, vaisto, melaniefavreau, baahar, maiziedesigns, blissinateacup

Then for the treasury main I played with one of my favourite colour combos - red and blue:

Featured shops: JaneBoFelt, ebenotti, YannPendaries, ememem, jenhewett, UnaOdd, kbuchheit, budpnq, jesophi, adornbyamysingley, EllaPhantePhashion, Sigmosaics

Some of these artists participate in Etsy Project Embrace - see the related Etsy forum thread here.

Autumn painter

Friday, 28 August 2009

Autumn painter necklace is my entry for the European Street Team weekly challenge - autumn is coming! - hosted by Evelyn from Sumikoshop.

More entries of the EST challenge are on Evelyn's blog.

Have wonderful weekend!

Back to school

Thursday, 27 August 2009

With just a few days left in August I decided to do back to school related window shopping on Etsy and ended up with blackboards and chalk. Enjoy!

Blackboard ring from Evrydiki:

Blackboard coasters from avrilloreti:

Hopscotch - fine art photograph by buckscountyframes:

Writing slate from blissinateacup:


Tuesday, 25 August 2009

I've been playing with colours. All these soft brooches are available in my Etsy shop.

Hello Monday!

Monday, 24 August 2009

With chilly mornings and ripe apples it feels quite like autumn now. And autumn inspired my choice of colours for this very European treasury:

Featured shops: artwatercolor, novadesigns, EmmaLamb, Kreativlink, DeerLola, moop, Intres, XauXau, BlueTerracotta, ExoticFlavour, slinkymalinkicat, LaTouchables


Saturday, 22 August 2009

Chocolate necklace is my entry for the European Street Team weekly challenge hosted by Nathalie from dinafragola. The theme this week is food.

To see more entries of the EST challenge go to Nathalie's blog.


The weekly window shopping on Etsy has grown into treasury again. Plus some wonderful people participating in Etsy Project Embrace. Enjoy!

Featured shops: silentgoddess, BoringSidney, alibli, knittles, elementclaystudio, karuski, ThePeachTree, Snowberrylime, fleurfatale, LillaJizo, shecological, stephaniegibson


Friday, 21 August 2009

Melinda has featured my Sweet and lovely necklace in her sweet and lovely blog Autumn Olive. Thank you very much!

This beautiful 1960's bag is from her shop CrabappleVintage:

Have a nice weekend!

Soft pink

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The word Thursday has a new connotation. Besides being just a day of the week it also means - window shopping on Etsy. This time I've picked some wonderful creations in soft pink. Enjoy!

Delineation by silentgoddess:

Powder dreams - clutch in ivory white and soft rose by karuski:

Vague earrings - venetian pink by alibli:

Rokoko - handspun merino and silk yarn with freshwater pearls by Snowberrylime:

Golden rain

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

It's raining and raining today. Hence the title of my new treasury west:

Featured shops: nickhermann, ThePaperApartment, ginpins, CrabappleVintage, 5gardenias, osoo, taylorseclectic, maviDesign, GabrielleKai, uncorked, mujoyas, KnotOriginal

Thank you Sharon!

My daisy napkin rings made to the Etsy front page yesterday. Yay! Thank you Sharon for your lovely Please Don't Eat Daisies treasury!

These fantastic fingerless gloves are from Sharon's shop KnotOriginal:


Monday, 17 August 2009

It's treasury time again! Here we go - from the mushrooms to wildlife in general:

Featured shops: christinekaiser, rattyoldpuppet, lizzybrookes, steinschmuckdesign, thebirdsandbees, pompomdesign, vaisto, PurseWorks, cicadastudio, Lori411, Hindsvik, FebystanDesigns

Lydia necklace

Friday, 14 August 2009

This is my entry for the European Street Team weekly challenge hosted by toosis. The theme this week - Tim Burton style Gothic fantasy. Wonderful theme! Tim Burton is one of my favourite directors and I knew right away that something black would be just perfect. The finished necklace needed a name, so I pondered a little about heroines appearing in Tim Burton's films and Lydia seemed to be the name I'm looking for. Do you know the film? It's Beetle Juice. Lydia has grown up since then and I think she would like to wear something like this.

See more entries of the EST challenge here.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. By the way I'm impatiently looking forward to Alice in Wonderland


Thursday, 13 August 2009

We are into mushroom picking over here. Let's say it's our national sports since we have mushroom picking championships and special competitions for mushroom picking at night. The season is in full bloom, so I've picked some lovely mushrooms for you on Etsy. Happy window shopping!

Retro white and yellow mushroom shakers from Hindsvik:

Mushroom keepsake box from thebirdsandbees:

Wild mushrooms - earthly delights fabric by cicadastudio:

Smurf blue - porcelain and sterling mushroom necklace from rattyoldpuppet:

Got milk?

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Inspired by the beautiful cows from StrandRedesign and aufilde:

P.S. I really do think that cows are beautiful animals (the traditional breeds here in Latvia for sure).

Drum roll, please

Monday, 10 August 2009

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway. I'm using to draw the lucky number:

And the number 7 is (drum roll, please!)... Melinda!!!

Animals with superpowers

Here's another treasury that evolved from the weekly window shopping on Etsy - a little more exposure for the featured artists and their creations. And I see it as a kind of creative challenge to expand a small collection of four to the size of a treasury. While I was putting this one together, the previous treasury made to the Etsy front page and this after hours of expiration! A nice surprise from Etsy admin!

Enjoy animals with superpowers (please, read the description of little yellow bear from ememem's shop)!

Featured shops: Huismus, jessjamesjake, OneClayBead, clayswan, ememem, leptitpapillon, danugs, andyeatsonlycandy, XauXau, gretchenmist, 3dots, UnaOdd

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Just a quick note - don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends tomorrow noon (East European time). Have a great Sunday and see you tomorrow here on this blog when I'll let you know who's the lucky winner!


Friday, 7 August 2009

My happy white necklace made to the Etsy front page yesterday and I even got a sale from it - sold my first pair of earrings! The necklace was featured in this stunning treasury by mujoyas:

Mujoyas is one of my favourite jewelry shops on Etsy. Her creations always make me smile. Here's little swing pendant from her shop:


It looks like my colour this week is turquoise:

Featured shops: Babongo, amoronia, creativeyarn, kraplap, barbdunshee, warmwhispers, AnnieandOlive, aforfebre, mujoyas, TheBroochBoutique, BrendaSantaFe, baahar

Small world

Thursday, 6 August 2009

It's time for the weekly window shopping on Etsy! I know, I know - the title of this blog post is a cliche, but it's oh so true. This week I'm inspired by adornbyamysingley who recently made a lovely treasury around the term local. The artists featured below are located in different parts of our planet - USA, Brazil and Netherlands. But there is so much common: the colour (the most obvious), the sources of inspiration (I'm only guessing - it's nature) AND all these wonderful people participate in Etsy Project Embrace.

Flower serving bowl by OneClayBead:

Coconut discs necklace turquoise and purple by danugs:

Bracelet - turquoise copper belt buckle by Huismus:

Periwinkle-spotted beetle pendant by UnaOdd:

Burst of colour

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

This is my entry for the European Street Team weekly challenge Burst of colour hosted by sweet JaneBoFelt. Most of my creations could go with that title, so I simply had to take part!

The necklace closes with a small blue vintage button. We had these kind of buttons on our school uniforms back in Soviet Union (now I feel old) and this could be a spare button or one of those I actually had on my uniform in grades 1 or 2 (it's in an excellent condition though). The uniform was quite dreadful and I was very glad I didn't have to wear it through all 12 grades. Soviet Union was gone and so were the uniforms. I still avoid that particular blue, but this button is cute and it was perfect for my necklace.

P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway!

FP again!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Yesterday my treasury made to the Etsy front page and I was happy to hear from Betsy that there have been sales from it. Awesome! Sundays are the lucky days for my treasuries! Congrats to all featured artists! And hugs to Etsy admin!

Meanwhile my summer morning earrings were featured in this beautiful treasury by aforfebre and made to the front page on Friday! Thank you Agustina!

Here is the small abacus necklace I crave for from her shop: