Saturday, 30 May 2009

I enjoy looking at cities and places from above. Sometimes the view and the wind in my hair is all I need to fall in love with the place. This treasury is an attempt to to capture that particular wind and my thoughts about it.

Featured shops: anticovalore, karmologyclinic, trotalo, janeanemarie, AnikaEaster, alatvian, BlueTerracotta, rafya, floradouville, monkeysalwayslook, bewakeful, JessicaDoyle

Have a great weekend!

Ice cream

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Vanilla, stracciatella, strawberry, mint, chocolate... No, wait! Chocolate, raspberry, vanilla, caramel, stracciatella, mint, blueberry, banana... Which one should I choose? My window shopping this week is all about ice cream.

Looking for something cool on a hot summer day? These cuties will not melt. Bitten orange popsicles from PetitPlat:

These would look great on a little girl's dress - ice cream fabric covered buttons from BlackIceDesigns:

You may have noticed I have soft spot for purses and this one looks so summery. Ice cream purse from suezybees:

Where is ice cream, there are also ice cream bowls. Ice cream or not, but these are gorgeous. Ornate twin bowls in blue from MyriadDesign:

Let's have some ice cream today!

Lilac overdose

Monday, 25 May 2009

How was your Sunday? Mine begun with my treasury on Etsy front page. Yay! It's been a while, so it was like the first time at all. Thank you, Etsy! And many, many thanks to artists for their amazing work! Actually, I didn't saw my treasury on front page, because I was getting ready for a trip to Dobele. Destination - Pēteris Upītis' lilac garden. Pēteris Upītis (1896-1979) was well-known gardener, plant selection breeder and photographer and the lilac collection in Dobele is one of the largest in the world. I think I've got lilac overdose!


Saturday, 23 May 2009

Do you play chess? The last time I played chess was long ago. Actually, I haven't played much, but enough to enjoy. Would be great to pick it up again someday. I even have my own set, which, as far as I can remember, was the prize in a drawing competition. Meanwhile here's a chess inspired treasury:

Featured shops: NewMoonStudio, FunkyBlink, cemphotography, lapommestories, Sumikoshop, Sigmosaics, phantomwise, eleanors, LeelaBijou, lorikoop, ArtMind, Ellita


Thursday, 21 May 2009

This week I'm window shopping for leaves on Etsy.

The colours of these lovely copper enamel earrings caught my eye right away. Green speckled leaves by markasky:

Sometimes a beautiful journal is all you need to get inspired and start writing. Fresh leaves, painted fabric journal by Kreativlink:

Actual leaves have been used to create impressions on this green desk clock from botanicraft:

Look at the pattern! Fine silver leaf imprint dog tag necklace by allthosethrees:

Gods and heroes

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

This treasury was inspired by narcissus brooches from XbyLeinaNeima, beautiful stones from zeustones and print by LivaRutmane (see the previous post). It just had to be!

Featured shops: zeustones, javelinagirl, Accessorius, LivaRutmane, glamgill45, PrettyInPeace, sojourncuriosities, everythingok, XbyLeinaNeima, buildersstudio, anapurna, CWPoppets


Today I invite you to read the interview with Etsy seller LivaRutmane on the Team Latvia blog. Līva has stunning shop full with prints, sketches and other great stuff. Thuesdays are going to be our featured-seller-days and you're welcome to get to know many crafty sellers from Latvia. Stay tuned!

Brand new coin purse

Monday, 18 May 2009

Just arrived! Absolutely cute and even better than the pictures in the listing suggested. This was the case when treasury making was a great help. I was searching for a new coin purse, but couldn't find the right one. Then I remembered the lovely dotted pouch I put in a treasury once, so I checked my treasury folder and - voila! - found oktak. Thank you Aki, the purse is perfect!

Museum night

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Are you going to visit museums tonight? That's the night when museums are open until midnight or so. The city is humming from people moving from one museum to another and taking part in different events. Which museums are on your list? Cinema museum is on mine like every year, but there are so many other intriguing places to visit tonight. Just have to choose!

As for cinema, there is also one Latvian film taking part in the film festival in Cannes. It's the short film Silence by Laila Pakalniņa. The title of it was inspiration for my treasury, however the items included have nothing to do with the film. Just another interpretation of silence:

Featured shops: SundraSandrusi, InmostLight, hypho, idea2lifestyle, JenniferOrme, Debeauxsouvenirs, studiomarcyswhimsy, rokdarbi, EsterCoombs, annarubyking, AppleHillDolls, byMarianneS


Friday, 15 May 2009

My felt daisy napkin rings have been featured in It's a lovely Dallas based blog about all things domesticity from decor to relationships. Thank you, Eve!


Thursday, 14 May 2009

I'm totally enchanted by spring. What about you? Would you join me in some window shopping? Let's look for flowers, flowers and more flowers! Heya, Etsy! Here we go!

Pure, in mid-air earrings by hypho:

Gold sandals with crochet flower by creationsbyeve:

Pink daisy reusable lunch bag by drawflowers:

Little poppy bowl by PrinceDesignUK:


Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Today begins the film festival in Cannes, so let's talk about cinema. Can't imagine how would I survive without it. Many thanks to Lumiere brothers for their wonderful invention! I'm a frequent cinema goer and have very long list of favourites including Tim Burton's Ed Wood, Michel Gondry's Science of Sleep, Kim Ki Duk's 3-iron. Would always watch films by Lasse Halstrem and Jim Jarmusch. I'm into cinema history. Love watching old stuff. Should I name more films? Donnie Darko, Vertigo, Piano, Lars and the Real Girl, Match Point are just few that come to my mind.

I'd love to hear about your favourites!

And here is Cannes inspired treasury:

Featured shops: JenniPenni, RetroReproHandmade, thearthistorian, BetaBoutique, LOOKAjewelry, abcdimages, DearGoldenVintage, twoguitars, vadjutka, mixbaby, moonofglass, quarks

Blossoms all around

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I love this time of year! Pinkish apple tree buds are popping up. Cherries are all white. Some plum trees are still blossoming. Bird cherries are in full bloom. Lilacs and chestnuts are the next.

Bird cherry next to my home. Wish I could send you some scent!

Wild at heart

Monday, 11 May 2009

I'm back to treasury making! This was inspired by some amazing birds:

Featured shops: bewakeful, smallmuse, lilyja, fleurfatale, JenniferMorrisPhoto, HeliS, rudulatvia, naventin, staroftheeast, lapomme, joodito, SleepDreamPlay

Talented neighbours

Thursday, 7 May 2009

While I'm ready to do the end spurt for my thesis, here's the weekly fix. This time I'm window shopping in the neighbourhood. Welcome to four amazing Etsy shops from Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Sweden!

This hat is too cute to not to show you. Elvine - dusty green crochet hat for summer by vaisto:

Need a guardian angel? Don't look further! Fabric angel by DonataFelt:

I've set an eye on this cute cardigan for some time now. Princess puff sleeve cardigan by AnnleeDesigns:

A flower for a lighthearted girl to hide behind. Tattered petal ring no.2 by BlackDaisyDesigns:

Paperbird and cowslip

Saturday, 2 May 2009

While I'm taking the break from treasury making and minding treasury pages to avoid the temptation, my items have been featured in two beautiful treasuries by two amazing Etsy sellers. The first one is Joni Mitchell inspired treasury by slinkymalinkicat featuring my gentle pink scarf:

The other is this sunny treasury is by munieca featuring my cheery butterfly brooch:

And here are two of my favourites from curators' shops. Pink paperbird necklace from munieca:

1880 Sowerby - Cowslip (Primula Officinalis) print from slinkymalinkicat: