Dancing beads

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Dancing beads brooch is my entry for the weekly European Street Team challenge hosted by Ayca from ayawedding with the theme dance.

I had an idea about how this brooch could look like, but in the end it was more like something that developed step by step (or stitch by stitch).

To see more EST challenge entries click here.

Trick or treat

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Inspired by the trick-or-treating this week I looked for something sweet on Etsy and ended up with some chocolate. Happy window shopping!

Bliss - Chocolate Bar Photograph by candyfactory:

Chocolate Brown Fingerless Mittens by gknits:

Theobromine - Chocolate Molecule Earrings by molecularmuse:

Chocolate Bear Mary Jane Shoes by emandsprout:

Many thanks!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

My birthday was fantastic! Thank you for all your sweet greetings.

I spent some time away from my blog and Etsy and so I still need to write a few words about the last weekend. One of my treasuries made to the Etsy front page. Hooray!!! Congrats to all featured artists!

And my daisy napkin rings were featured on front page thanks to this beautiful treasury by Colette from rawartletterpress. Thank you Colette!

This inspiring print is from her shop rawartletterpress:

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 26 October 2009

I have a blue heart double brooch by krize
Bouquet mademoiselle ring by carmenesque
Lost, painted fabric journal by kreativlink
Wheel of life necklace by vadjutka
Paper bead headband by papermode
Ginormous bag by starbags

Today is my is my birthday and hence the mood :)

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

Treasury time

Friday, 23 October 2009

Are you ready for the weekend? Here are some Etsy beauties before I sign off until Monday. Beautiful copper and gray:

Featured shops: Sigmosaics, prettylittlethieves, yearofthegoat, 5gardenias, delica, TimeOfOrigin, 3squares, GlazedOver, rukkola, lapommestories, namolio, adornbyamysingley

Want more? Here's treasury west:

Featured shops: Waterrose, malam, mujoyas, myfolklover, goosegrease, simplyshay, rawartletterpress, IsMoreNa, jaditekate, Mylittle, KneeDeepOriginals, polarity

Have a fabulous weekend! See you on Monday!

Gnome has lost his mittens

I've just listed Gnome's lost mittens as my entry for the European Street Team creative challenge hosted by Jealousydesign. At first I was a little perplexed about the theme gnomes and trolls, but then after some pondering on gnomes and their size it was quite obvious that new pair of tiny mittens is what I'm looking for :)

To see more challenge entries click here.

My creative space

Thursday, 22 October 2009

My creative space today is the kitchen table. I knit almost anywhere, but when it comes to knitting of small pieces I love doing that at the table. Enough space, good lights and a coffee machine right next to me - what could be more creative?

By the way these tiny mittens are going to become my entry for the European Street Team challenge this week.

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


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

I've been so busy these couple of days that I almost forgot about the weekly window shopping. But don't worry, here it is! No particular theme, just few beautiful creations from Etsy artists whose work I love.

Kiss the frog book bit brooch by TimeOfOrigin:

Oatmeal. Grass. Autumn sky - set of two felted bowls by delica:

Brown sugar - copper and fabric necklace by 3squares:

Pin cushion by namolio:

Walk in the woods

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The weather wasn't as gloomy as it looked like in the morning, so I managed to take photos and to list my entry - Walk in the woods pin. Tiny mittens are something I've been working on for some time now and the weekly European Street Team challenge hosted by Emily from Ravenhill with the theme back to nature was the final push I needed to make the version with soft undyed wool and wooden beads.

To see more challenge entries click here.


Hello Sunday! It's rainy and dark again, so the biggest challenge today is to manage to take some photos of my entry for the European Street Team challenge. Wish me luck!

Yesterday evening I continued with the theme from window shopping and - voila! - here's the new treasury:

Featured shops: TheNightjar, clevergirl, ellemoss, ArtAkimbo, twistedsisterarts, corybethy, luckyduct, TheExtentofSilence, thedreamygiraffe, tushtush, ratsliveonnoevilstar, CatherinetteRings

My creative space

Thursday, 15 October 2009

I'm fond of aged paper and one of my favourite sources are old magazines and journals. I wouldn't feel good about destroying books for my paper needs like packaging, papier mache etc., but with magazines and journals it's different - huge variety of textures and shades, interesting articles you stumble upon and want to read... I love the process. By the way some these journals date back to 1950s.

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

Eye see you

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Inspired by the Halloweenish mood on Etsy. Happy window shopping!

Eye see you pin by TheNightjar:

Marion Crane earrings by clevergirl (love Psycho!):

Green evil eye pendant by twistedsisterarts:

Gremlin ring - Incorrigible Ingrid by corybethy:

I think you can see what direction I'm heading for with my next treasury and if you know an Etsy artist whose work I should check out, your suggestion is very welcome!

Sandy beach scarf

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

This is the new addition to MissScarfy's shop. Lightweight and a little glittering just like an empty beach in autumn sun. Join me for a walk!

Thank you Evelyn!

My Secret garden necklace has been featured on Etsy front page! Many thanks to Evelyn from Sumikoshop!

These sweet earrings are from Evelyn's shop:

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 12 October 2009

Today we woke up to the first snow this year.

Birdcage daisy necklace from Sumikoshop
Inspiration apples by lapomme
111 white moonstone pebbles from alatvian
Gigi slouch hat by tortillagirl
Babyleaf sand XL clutch by iragrant
Cold - mini art feeling by ArtMind

Monday Moodboard is a collection of beauties from my European Street Team members. Enjoy!

To see more moodboards hop over to fleurfatale's blog.

Choose joy

Friday, 9 October 2009

Inspired by the wonderful shops I featured on Wednesday and Choisis la joie print by evajuliet:

Featured shops: EveldasNeverland, PamelaAngus, evajuliet, dancingintherains, KnotOriginal, giia, BrianaEdelmanDesigns, fancypicnic, Jealousydesign, marieflyfly, mythunderstood, getthepicture

Choose joy this weekend!

My creative space

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Today I'm making rose brooches and my creative space is taken over by felt, scissors, thread, felt, needle, beads and more felt. Did I mention felt?

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

Blog feature

Aimee from creativitae has featured my daisy brooch among other wonderful creations in her post about Etsy Project Embrace on her lovely blog. Many, many thanks! Yay for Etsy Project Embrace!


Versailles and Rundāle

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Hello Wednesday! It's time for the weekly window shopping on Etsy! On one hand this has turned into French themed week with Paris inspired moodboard on Monday and Versailles as inspiration for the wonderful creations I feature today. On the other hand Versailles gives me a chance to tell about Rundāle palace in Latvia. It was build as residence of the duke of Courland in 18th century and has magnificent baroque and rococo interiors. Rundāle is very much like small scale Versailles and visiting the lavish residence of French kings near Paris taught me to appreciate it's beauty even more. Rundāle palace is a must-see place especially in summer when roses in its gardens are in full bloom.

And now to Versailles inspired creations on Etsy.

Petit Trianon Toile pastoral neckpiece by mythunderstood:

Mirror - Versailles angel by PamelaAngus:

Versailles - dramatic cowl with coordinating brooch by fancypicnic:

Silk lined red and cream cameo clutch by BrianaEdelmanDesigns:

And here are few links if you got curious about Rundāle palace:
The official site,
Images of Rundāle palace on Flickr.

New necklaces

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Remember me playing with the golden paint last week? Here's the result - new papier mache necklaces soon to be listed in my shop:

Thank you Devi!

Many thanks to Devi from glasfaden for this beautiful treasury and Etsy front page few days ago! My careless butterfly was happy to be included!

This Golden sunset necklace is from Devi's lovely shop:

Monday Moodboard

Monday, 5 October 2009

Autumn in Paris :)

Rough garnet by Jealoysydesign
City collection - Paris lariat by LeelaBijou
Fall breeze by eleanors
Crocheted and embellished beret from byMarianneS
French criossant in Paris studs from PetitPlat
Totally tubular bangles by miamiamia

Today I'm sleepy and coffee seems to make me even more sleepy, so I had no intention to end up with Paris themed moodboard, it just happened while I was putting together colours and shapes. Lucky me!

To see more European moodboards hop over to fleurfatale's blog.

Purple rose brooch

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Purple rose brooch is my entry for the European Street Team challenge with the theme this is for you hosted by LeelaBijou who wanted us to create something inspired by another team member, something that we'd like to give to him or her as a present. My inspiration was meltemsem and her wonderful rose collection.

More entries you can find here.

Autumn in the city

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Inspired by golden leaves on a paved street:

Featured shops: alicebgardens, liamparkinson, iragrant, Waterrose, moonovermaize, BoringSidney, lilyja, nickhermann, artquirk, DancingGirlArt, twoknit, hypho

Enjoy the autumn!

My creative space

Thursday, 1 October 2009

It's a golden week. Golden leaves in the wind and golden paint on my fingers (I'm even beginning to think that golden nail polish would be cool). These papier mache squares are for my new necklaces and painting is the part I love as much as walking around with an idea of new designs in my head.

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