Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Kimberley Williams, of Glitzy Events has one mission: to provide high quality products and personalized service to her clients. Whether working with brides-to-be, or those planning graduation, anniversary or other celebrations, Glitzy Events is a one-stop source for everything from gorgeous, fully customized invitations to products such as unity & memorial candles, place cards, menus, programs, etc. Read more on the EtsyTwitter Team blog! Or go directly to Kimberley's shop Glitzy Events on Etsy!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Go to the EtsyTwitter Team's blog to see screenshots of other treasuries recently curated. You may also follow the links to Etsy to see more. Don't forget, it is the final days of the EtsyTwitter Team's GO GREEN Event. Lots of shops have specials and sales going on! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'll be back blogging on Tuesday!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I am so excited! I snagged my first REAL Treasury today! I had a Treasury West the other day, and I think I am now addicted. I waited online for quite some time today to get into the main Treasury. Here is a picture. Click on it and you will be taken to the Treasury on Etsy--for the next three days only. Then it expires. It is full of my new "tweeps" (friends on twitter).
I tried re-snagging the Treasury West today, with no luck. I missed it. Maybe later tonight? Who knows... I am working on the layout for two different ones. One about storage ideas and one themed "urban." Stay tuned to my blog, of course I will share them here if I get one!
Friday, July 24, 2009
I must, just MUST have one of these pendants. The red is my favorite! Being a wanna be geek, I just think these repurposed circuit boards are too cool! Red circuitry with shiny surface detail was hand cut and ground by Amanda from a recycled circuit board. It rests in a round bezel and is covered in clear resin. Amanda takes custom orders and can turn the pendant into a key chain.
Elephant poo paper? Well, this is a beautiful card, none the less. It's very earth-friendly paper. Don't worry, it's cleaned and sterilized, and it does not smell. To learn about this poo paper and find out why it's such a great way to Go Green, please follow this link: http://www.mrelliepooh.com/aboutus.html Above information was copied from NestOfOwl's shop.
Going Green with the EtsyTwitter Team continues! Check out their blog here: http://etsytwitter.blogspot.com
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Browsing team member's shops, I was looking for vintage, repurposed, or recycled items. This is what I found for today's post.
This lovely pillow was once a wild vintage sweater made of a thick, soft 100% shetland wool in a pattern of turquoise, charcoal grey, pinks, yellows, and a darker blue! FirebirdHouse Designs felted and recycled it to make this perfect pocket journal pillow. FirebirdHouse Designs created the design, which features a 4.5 x 7.5 in pocket on the back of the pillow, made of 100% wool turquoise felt, and decorated with upcycled felted flowers, leaves, and embroidery. Purchasing something like this for your home supports artists, handmade, and the green movement.
Jenco13 makes this item, an eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper coffee cup sleeves. It makes a great gift for a family members, teachers, bus drivers, friends, others, and yourself!!! Better, yet, I recommend checking with your local coffee shop about a discount if you bring in your OWN coffee mug with a crochet coffee cup sleeve. Where we get our morning coffee, we are able to fill our own mug for just $1... For GOURMET coffee! Yum! This saves money and saves our environment. Remember the little things like these. They add up!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
EtsyTwitter Team's Going Green week long event is underway. If you use Twitter, search #etsytwitter to see related tweets, or go to the team's web site http://etsytwitter.blogspot.com
These are our green items made from recycled/repurposed wood:
Each day for the rest of the promotion, I will feature other green items from Etsy and the EtsyTwitter Team, so keep checking back!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Eh. Truth be known, I guess I am really just a geek wannabe. Regardless of who or what you are, you are bound to find something fun in geekdetails shop.
Read the EtsyTwitter Team's blog post about this shop here: http://etsytwitter.blogspot.com/2009/07/shop-of-week-geek-details.html
Happy Monday to all!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Of my first Etsy treasury! Woo hoo! I was online for hours waiting for this spot to open up. I am so excited I snatched a treasury! Finally! I'm officially an Etsy Treasury Curator! See screen shot below. Click and leave a comment, too!
Friday, July 17, 2009
We are excited to be a part of the VERY active Etsy Twitter Team. I am taking the time to post about a fellow Etsian who also tweets... Peanut and Tommy fun handmade gifts.
This is the first item that caught my eye. Product description includes, "Cafe Kitchen is a fluffy, 100% acrylic yarn that has been blended with positive silver ions, which makes it more resistant to mildew and bacteria than regular acrylic yarn. The acrylic yarn holds it's shape well and scrubs like a breeze. The Japanese call these scrubbies "Magic Scrubbers." They use them to clean without detergent in the kitchen and bath. Do they work? You'll have to try one to find out!" Click on the picture to see more. This one caught my eye too. Love the colors!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Urban Synergy has been doing some updating and marketing for their Sterchi's Lofts. This is where we live. As a family, we have had fun looking through the pictures on the web site finding "our sink" or "our bedroom." They have even posted a video on YouTube. We've had just as much fun watching it and pointing things out.
We wanted to share with you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kADCc4J0yQ
Wednesday evening, I found that we are featured in Etsy's Gift Guides. The category: Rustic Redux Currently we are on page 3, but I think it rotates. So, if you don't see us, below is a screenshot.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I don't even own a bike yet, but I am already shopping for baby seats. I can't go riding without Quinn, so I have to consider having him in tow before buying a bike myself. I am considering the iBert, Topeak's BabySeat, and the type my sister has WeeRide Kangaroo. All three are mounted differently. The iBert is mounted essentially to the handlebar. From what I can tell (see and read), it will turn when you turn the handlebar. The web site has a video you can watch. What I like about it is the height, Quinn could see really well. The BabySeat by Topeak is a rear-mounted seat. Again, from what I have read, there is complaints of the rear-mounted seats making your bike harder to balance. I don't know that I like the thought of Quinn behind me where I can't see him. Lastly, the Kangaroo has my favorite mount. It mounts to the center bar of your bike, therefore, it will not turn with you as the iBert does. Some complaints of this mount, though, is that your knees hit the carrier while pedaling. I am not tall, short actually, and I don't know that this will be a problem for me. What I do not like is the height of the seat (it sits low) and the padded thing-y that seems to impeed the view for the child. I wonder if it is a mandatory part of installation. Why is it there anyway? If the child is secure in the harness, I wouldn't think you would need to protect them from the handlebars. Crazy. Makes me wonder if Michael could BUILD me something... lol.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Treasury features are so much fun! When in a treasury, we have the chance at a front page feature, we meet other fantastic Etsians, and we see an increase in our shop traffice, increasing the possibility of a sale! Mistflower Photo featured us in a treasury of lovely reds today. She featured my crochet necklace which is on clearance. The favorite print of mine in Mistflower Photo's shop is this Daisy Tunnel, because dasies are my favorite flower.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We have been in almost two weeks now. It is so hard to believe. It has been a whirlwind, a flurry of activity, a ... okay, no more cliches. Let me just say that, running the gallery, filling orders from our Etsy shop, Michael getting studio time, taking care of Quinn, visiting daycares/preschools, working my "nurse" job full time, etc., has made it VERY difficult to get settled. We have continuously had workers in the loft as well, after we moved in, for problems with the master shower, both with the tile and the plumbing, building custom storage doors, painting, hanging mirrors, moving towel rods, hanging glass in the second bathroom, cleaning windows, etc., and that has left the loft a mess--a dusty, dirty MESS! We had the "final" walk-through today, more issues were addressed, so I don't think that the dusty work-boot-prints across the hardwood floors are going anywhere... BUT, Urban Synergy has been fantastic to work with! John, Angela, Stephen, and John Z., have done their absolute best to pull it all together (oops, another cliche) and make things just right for us. It is amazing... They are amazing. The loft is amazing. Obviously, thoughwe will be relieved when things are truly FINISHED throughout the building, so we can have a clean, relaxing home, a block away from the studio/gallery, and not be woke up every morning at 0700 to construction noise. I will show you one photo. A sneak peek at the kitchen, still a work in progress (as we still are missing our island), and mind you, you can't see the boxes on the floor or paintings leaning against the wall due to selective cropping of the photo. By the way, photography hanging above sink is by a fellow Etsian, Everyday Eros.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Today marks the beginning of Fun Fest in Kingsport, TN. I actually took a week's vacation from my "nurse" job to spend Fun Fest with my/our boys. Although we will still have the gallery to run, we can enjoy some of the events of Fun Fest. Last weekend, we celebrated the Fourth of July in Downtown Kingsport. Below are some photos. Don't you just LOVE Summer? We do!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Obviously, I do like REAL flowers, fresh flowers. I belong to my local florist's Friday Flower Club, getting a bouquet of fresh cut flowers weekly. I like dried flowers as well. I try to dry my fresh flowers. I like unique fake flowers, not immitation flowers, but fake flowers that aren't trying to look real. Maybe some pictures will help me clarify. These are some of my Etsy favorites:
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
My GOLD Etsy picks:
This is a REAL Birch leaf! How cool is that?!? By Laurali Designs
I am a repeat/frequent customer of Crafty Yarn. I love that her products are 100% recycled material!
A previous (and soon repeat) customer of Xenotees as well, I had to feature the "French Pet Lobster Shirt."
Another personal favorite Etsy seller, I bought some of her prints for our loft.
I love Clare Stoker's Handcrafted Jewelry!
And finally, one of Michael's maple cutting boards.