Nov 012011

In the previous post, I related that this week’s Treasury Showcase would be split up into two posts, since I was included in so many Etsy Treasuries. Thanks again to all of the curators. Below I have highlighted the curators, as well as the Treasuries they have developed. Feel free to click on any of the images to visit the original site.

Rose of randomcreative on Etsy included my “Smitten With a Mitten Pencil Case” in her Treasury titled “Black and Orange for Halloween with the Blogging Business Artisans.”  Rose’s unique, colorful, and fun bracelets, bangles, pendants, and earrings use beads and buttons as their foundation. I especially admire the beaded bracelet below that makes use of a leaf theme.

Beaded Bracelet – The Leaf Series – Spring II

Janet from Honey from the Bee featured one of my felted wool needle books in her Treasury, “The Circle of Life.” Her nature-inspired jewelry is eyecatching and unique. Take a look at her earrings below, which remind me of lilies of the valley.

Amethyst Briolette and Pearl Dangle Earrings

Sarah Beth from Magnolia Surprise showcased one of my felted wool Rebecca Bags in her Treasury called “Ghostly Encounters.” Sarah Beth’s cute shop features crocheted and needleworked items for the home, for children and for the season. I love the crocheted candy corn play food shown below.

Candy Corn Play Food

Nancy of N. Fallon Design Studio featured a turquoise crocheted scarf in my JN Originals shop in her Treasury named “Red and Turquoise Lovelies.” Her shop includes handmade knit handbags, purses, and wallets, as well as paper goods including jewelry and card sets. The unique pendant below, which comes in its own pretty gift box, is made of curled strips of card stock, set in resin. I’m fascinated by Nancy’s process!

White Oval Pendant

Edi of Memories for Life Scrapbooks included my crocheted cotton spa cloths in her Treasury titled “In Need of Some Sunshine.” Edi recently added laser engraving to her personalized services. Can you imagine receiving  the wonderful album below as a gift? Sign me up right now!

Engraved Butterfly and Flower Wood Guest Book and/or Photo Album

Athena of Miss Millificent’s Mesdamoiselles included my snow white crocheted headwarmer in her Treasury named “October Snow.”  Her Gothic-style art dolls tell interesting and unusual stories you’ll want to read. Chi-Chi below, for example, “loves honey sandwiches and exploring hollows in trees. She teaches mice to tap dance,” says her creator, Athena.

Art Doll – Chi-Chi Nubbie

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Nov 012011

In the past week I was included in more Treasuries by Etsy curators than I expected (a total of 11), so I’m going to break Tuesday’s Treasury Showcase into two parts. I’d also like to introduce the curators so that you can admire, as I did, something from their shops. You can click on any of the images, and be taken directly to the page on which the image originally appears. Thank you, everyone!

Filipa from The Flying Fleece produces beautiful handspun wool yarn from Portugal. She featured one of my Post-it® Note mini clipboards in her Treasury, “My dear pink piggy,” dedicated to “children and for all of those who never stopped being little kids.” What a great theme!

Fire on the Plain – Handspun Wool Yarn from Portugal


Vikoulina featured one of my mini brag books in her Treasury called “Let it Snow!” Although she does not currently have an Etsy shop, it sounds as if she might one day open one up. “I am a Greek American girl living in Greece,” she says in her profile. “Recently I been interested in DIY stuff and hope to try to attempt to make some of my own stuff.”

Becky from Sixpenny features customized bookmarks and binders, notesbooks and journals in her shop. She included one of my felted-cover journals in her Treasury called “I’ve never FELT soooo wonderful!” Her 4×6 notebooks look like they would be useful for recipe cards.

4 x 6 Journal / Notebook / Recipe Book / Mini Binder


Laura from Oceanside Castle Vintage featured another of my Post-it Note® mini clipboards in her colorful Treasury, “I Drink My Cup O’ Cheer With a Lime.” Laura sells an eclectic mixture of “chic vintage home decor items” representing “yesterday’s treasures” in her shop. Because I’m interested in anything that has to do with books and printing, this printer’s typesetting box caught my attention.

Letterpress Printer’s Drawer

Floriana from jewelshart included my icy blue crocheted scarf in her Treasury, “Something Blue.” Her shop, features her own jewelry designs. I especially like the bracelet shown below, which I think has an understated elegance.

Hand Knotted Pearl Bracelet with Magnetic Clasp


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Oct 312011

If you’ve visited my JN Originals on Etsy shop recently, you may have noticed an announcement beneath the banner, letting buyers know that for each item they purchase that month, they will be entered in a random drawing for a free scarf. This giveaway is in effect for October, November and December, so one winner will be announced at the end of each month. Since I actually draw a name on the second-last day, anyone who purchases on the last day of the month will have their name entered in the drawing for the following month.

So . . . insert drum roll here . . . I’d like to announce the winner of October’s random drawing. She is Joyce L. from Ohio. Congratulations, Joyce! Joyce has selected the crocheted multi-yarn strawberry pink scarf shown below.

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