Mar 282012

Ordinarily I post a Treasury showcase on Tuesdays, but this week I’ve been slogging my way through tax return preparations—not my favorite thing to do, I must admit. Happily, I have finished that task and can now browse through curators’ shops and Treasuries to explore all of the wonderful handmade products in them. Thank you to the creators of these collections who included my handmade items among their selections! All of the photos below are clickable.

Nancy of N. Fallon Design Studio included my Rebecca Bag in Royal Blue, Yellow and Scarlet in her Treasury titled “Dreams of warm weather and emerging spring!” She has a BOGO (buy one, get one) sale going on in her shop right now for coin purses, so you’ll want to take advantage of it. I love all the colors in this coin purse.

Knit Coin Purse Zipper Pouch Wallet by N. Fallon Design Studio

Sarah of Magnolia Surprise included my Spring Garden Crochet Thread Flower Brooch in her Treasury called “You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day…” Her shop is all about functional crochet, such as these sturdy cotton dish cloths in nautical red, white and blue.

Crochet Cotton Dishcloths Washcloths - Nautical, Patriotic Set of 2 by Magnolia Surprise

Kathy of tapestry316 included my Fertile Earth Felted Wool Needle Book and Envelope Pocket Album for Photos in her Treasury named “Warm Spring Colors to Chase away the Cold Winter!” Her talent for bringing out the personality of animals in her drawings and paintings is evident in the illustrations below.

Our great hound dog, Guess, by tapestry316


Erika of Artful Rising included my Turquoise Crochet Scarf in her Treasury titled “Colors of Spring!” She specializes in art journals. I think this one is one of my favorites, since it reminds me of my favorite college professor, a nun who once worked with Mother Theresa.

Janet of Honey From The Bee included my Cat on a Hot Spot Felted Wool Needle Book and mushroom-themed Mini Brag Book in her Treasury called “Cockatoo Tango.” I never get tired of looking at the rich, nature-inspired designs that are evident in Janet’s jewelry.

Purple and Green Earrings with crystal ring - Princess Crowns, by Honey From The Bee

Turquoise and Red Crystal Earrings - Queen Crown Earrings, by Honey From The Bee

Linda of Linda B’s Jewelry included my Mini Scrubbie Set for Every Day and matching white Spa Cloth Set in her Treasury named “Spring Trends Blogging Business Artisans Style.” You still have a couple of days to get 15% off any of her jewelry priced over $12 by using the coupon code SAT15 during checkout. I really like these wire-wrapped hair combs.

White Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Silver Wire Wrapped Prom or Wedding Comb, by Linda B's Jewelry

Bridal Comb Pearls, by Linda B's Jewelry

Sweet Apple Studios included one of my felted cover Inspiration Books in her Treasury titled “Sunset inspirations.” One of her specialties is pyrography, the art of burning designs into wood. This bangle bracelet is simply gorgeous; I can’t believe the detail this Canadian artist achieved by burning designs into such a narrow space.

Pyrography Burned Wooden Bangle, by Sweet Apple Studios

Lovely Home Idea included my Envelope Pocket Envelope for Photos in her Treasury named “wild & free.” I love all of the linens found in this home deco shop!

Custom Linen Tablecloth, Ethno Square or Round, by Lovely Home Idea

Rose of randomcreative included my green-and-gold felted wool Inspiration Book in her Treasury called “Bring On the Spring Green.” The detailed effort that goes into her beaded jewelry designs is apparent from every photo in her shop. This dagger beaded bracelet in translucent green, white and pink is perfect for spring.

Beaded Cuff Bracelet - Dagger Fringed - Pink Garden, by randomcreative

Lola of Lola’s Jewels included my Envelope Pocket Album for Photos in her Treasury titled “Tangerine and Lime.” All of her jewelry is made to order, and much of it includes hand-stamped, inspirational sayings. This carpe diem (seize the day) bracelet would make a perfect gift for a high school or college graduate.

Carpe Diem handstamped brass bangle cuff bracelet, by Lola's Jewels

Alery of Alery Accessories also included my Pocket Photo Album for Photos in her Treasury named “Lavender morning.” Her shop features both hand enameled jewelry and hand-painted silk scarves. I love Alery’s marriage of antiqued copper and pearls in the earrings shown below.

Copper earrings, by Alery Accessories

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Mar 202012

Well, spring is continuing, relentlessly, with temperatures that are 20-degrees-plus higher than normal. No problem, though—I think we’re all up to facing such a challenge—and so are the curators at Etsy who have designed Treasuries to match the season. Come browsing with me through these great collections of handmade and vintage items that include some of my own handmade products. All photos are clickable.

Karo of karoArt included my Envelope Pocket Album for photos in her Treasury titled “Earthly Delights.” Karo, who is from Dublin, Ireland, features what she calls “quirky ceramics” in her shop, which includes Tweet Bowls (bowls with a bird perched on its edge) and 3-D tile wall art such as the one shown below.

Curly Clouds Ceramic Tile, by karoArt

Emmalee of Emmalee Shallenberger also included my Envelope Pocket Album for photos in her Treasury called “Earth Tones and a Splash of Bright.” She specializes in watercolor and acrylic paintings, including this beautiful painting of orchids.

Three Orchids, by Emmalee Shallenberger

Marsha of Handmade Hair Bows by Marsha included my Chicken Little Mini Brag Book in her Treasury named “Easter Is Coming!” She makes ribbon bows in floral and butterfly shapes, among them this adorable butterfly hair clip.

Butterfly Hair Clip, by Handmade Hair Bows by Marsha

Becky of Cloverknitty included my post-bound Inspiration Journal with felted covers in her Treasury titled “Forest flowers.” Becky makes hand-knitted items from natural and eco wool and chunky, textured wools, as well as ceramic pendants and wooden and pottery buttons. Isn’t this cushion a lovely shade of blue?

Basketweave Chunky Cushion Cover in Azure Blue, by Cloverknitty

Alery of Alery Accessories included my Pocket Photo Album for photos in her Treasury titled “The Bold colors.” Alery makes copper jewelry, enameled earrings, felted necklaces and hand painted silk scarves. I really like the enameled earrings below.

Enamel Earrings, by Alery Accessories

 Tatiana of Tatiana Korba included my felted Rebecca Bag in Warm Yellow and Cocoa Brown in her Treasury named “Brown 1.” Tatiana, who is from Moscow, Russia, designs beautiful beaded jewelry. I especially like her bracelet shown below, which includes turquoise and copper plated beads.

Beaded Bright Turquoise Bracelet with Copper Plated Beads, by Tatiana Korba

Robin of Wolfie’s Bindery included my Enchanted Garden Felted Wool Needle Book in her Treasury called “The Charm of Buttons.” Robin, who is a book restorer and devoted diarist, makes blank, lined, graph or specialty journals. I had a difficult time choosing one journal to feature below, since she has so many beautiful ones in her shop.

Lionheart Handmade Journal, Diary or Sketch Book, by Wolfie's Bindery

Thank you, everyone!

© 2012 Judy Nolan. All rights reserved.

Mar 132012

We dusted off our walking shoes this past weekend to stroll around the nearby pond at Walker Johnston Park, where a lot of work was recently completed. Besides paving the parking lot, a bridge was rebuilt that had washed out more than a year ago during heavy rains, and a walking path to the pond was added. The same kind of spring renewal is taking place at Etsy right now, with one Treasury after another reminding viewers of spring flowers, warm sunshine and birds returning from the South. Thanks to the curators below who included me in their spring (and other)-themed Treasuries!

Amy of RoyalFam included one of my felted wool coffee cup cozies (which has since sold and does not appear below) in her Treasury titled “Colors For Mom ~ Life, Love, and Fun**.” She specializes in crocheted infinity scarves, headwarmers and hats. I especially like the beret-style hat shown below.

Valentina of Felt Things from the Ukraine included my Bird and the Rainbow Felted Wool Needle Book or Earring Holder in her Treasury named “Earrings.” As the name of her shop suggests, she designs felted accessories such as scarves and hats, but each item is unique. The scarf collar below, for example, is stunning.

Shazzabeth of Shazzabeth Creations from Australia included my Burgundy Felted Wool Bowl in her Treasury called “Burgundy Richness.” She designs sterling silver and gold-filled chainmaille and wire jewelry such as this amazing Dragonscale Diamonds Chainmaille Bracelet.

Janet of Honey From The Bee included my Chicken Little Mini Brag Book from Mister PenQuin and my Hot Pink Fingerless Gloves from JN Originals in her Treasury named “Sunshine on my Shoulders.” Janet’s nature-inspired jewelry designs include glass, lampwork and stone beads.

Valdina of Valdina’s Designs from Alberta, Canada included my paisley-themed Mini Clipboard for Post it® Notes in her Treasury titled “Last Night I Dreamt in Paisley.” Valdina designs beaded jewelry such as this lovely Pink and Black Flower Lampwork Necklace.

Linda of Pruitt Creations included my Chicken Little Mini Brag Book (which does not appear below, since it sold) in her Treasury called “Birdies and Grey Skies.” Linda designs practical gifts from fabric, such as these skillet mitts.

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