Sunday, 21 August 2011

Craftcount Team

Hi all, just want to do a little promoting of some lovely shops on the Etsy Craftcount team.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/74550238/turquoise-arrow-chain-necklace-in-blue
Turquoise Arrow: Chain necklace in blue color. This long fashion necklace features shiny glass beads in turquoise, aqua and lapis colors. The chain is gun-metal, with some gold plated components. Great statement jewelry piece that goes very really well with white clothing. It's perfect for the summer.

SIZE: about 30 inches, each part of the arrow is 1.5 inches long, each bead is 6mm, the gold plated rings on the chain are also 6 mm. 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73843507/personalized-cupcake-flags-or-wrappers
Put a finishing touch to your cupakes with a cupcake flag.

Flags can be personalized or made to order based on your colors or themes.

A set of 12 flags. Please convo me for larger orders and specific colors.

Pictured are just a few examples of available flags.

Color coordinated wrappers are also available upon request.       

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71786664/sachet-homegrown-lavender-vintage
This sachet is made from left-over fabric I had from a ballet costume I made. It is filled with lavender from my garden and polyester fiberfill. The crocheted motif is from a vintage pattern book. It measures 4 X 4 inches

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78920617/pillow-flannel-cabin-lodge-machine
This flannel pillow with cabin lodge design is machine embroidered and reminds me of being out in the woods in our cabin on a beautiful winter's day and cuddled up on the couch with this pillow and a good book.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68426182/strawberry-set
This is a strawberry set: a bag, a coin bag, a bracelet and a hair clip. All with strawberry.
I made these from red felt to be soft for a little girl, and I used some small black beads as seeds. The purse has a long handle for shoulder. The coin bag has velcro closure.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77009060/lady-marmalade-burlesque-fingernail-art
Hand painted orange wedge on ever nails, Four sizes of crystal cabochon, one kind includes a custom pink lemonade cabochon. Three shades of orange in classic design, micro glitter represents water, under a high gloss shine

http://www.etsy.com/listing/59446079/handmade-jewelry-greener-pastures-wire
The focal point of this 18 inch necklace is a wire wrapped green marble stone. Green and gold wrapped beads, a silvertone chain and silvertone toggle complete this necklace. The matching earrings are included in the set.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78220113/party-wedding-favors-baby-bridal-shower
Handmade Bath Melts are an absolute “must-have” for your bath! Loaded with all the goodness of Shea and Cocoa butters and with added touch of Sweet Almond Oil – they are packed full with skin moisturizing and nourishing properties.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/79590974/original-vintage-french-ad-caron-perfume
This is an Original vintage poster Ad from 1957(about 54 years old). This is not a replica. It is in full color, with beautiful illustrations . The margins are complete. There are zero defects! The the colors are still bold. This is in good shape and ready for framing or what you choose

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80061373/kokeshi-cake-topper
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This hand painted wooden cake topper can be custom made for each couple. We can paint the dolls copying your wedding dress and suit. The cake toppers will rest on a custom cake stand.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76574201/silver-and-emerald-crystal-earring-hoops
This earring hoops have a silver ball of 0.5 cm long and a rhodium plated framed emerald crystal of 1.5 cm long, hanging from a sterling silver earring hoop. Their total measurement is 4.5 cm long and will be delivered gift wrapped.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78303270/hand-made-paper-cards-fern-forest-1
Hand Made Paper Cards--Fern Forest 1--Lavendar Sky with Hot Pink SunHand Made Paper Cards--Fern Forest 1--Lavendar Sky with Hot Pink SunHand Made Paper Cards--Fern Forest 1--Lavendar Sky with Hot Pink SunHand Made Paper Cards--Fern Forest 1--Lavendar Sky with Hot Pink SunHand Made Paper Cards--Fern Forest 1--Lavendar Sky with Hot Pink Sun
Choose a hand made paper card with a miniature fern forest on the front of the card. Simple, tasteful colors for the sky and grass complete the image.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72959731/greeting-cards-note-cards-orange-bicycle
Love Orange Bicycles? This blank photo greeting card is perfect for all occasions. It is packaged in a cellophane bag.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78865051/blue-dream-ooak-gorgeous-persian
Blue Dream--OOAK Gorgeous Persian turquoise pendant necklace--Receive extra %20 OFF--Free Shipping in USA--Receive a beautiful Gift when.Blue Dream--OOAK Gorgeous Persian turquoise pendant necklace--Receive extra %20 OFF--Free Shipping in USA--Receive a beautiful Gift when.
Blue Dream--OOAK Gorgeous Unique Persian turquoise pendant necklace.

Color : Silver Burnished/ Turquoise
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71551584/gloves-orange-garden-embroidered-love
My tribute to "The Blues Brothers," old school tattoos & of course, gardening, sweet orange garden gloves with attitude. Perfect for light gardening or throwing down a brew while reading your favorite novel (Can you say "Fight Club?") Go ahead, I won't tell anyone! SAM

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77232004/unique-lovely-birthday-flowers-crown
Lovely one of a kind headband, made with around 8 pretty felt and bottons flowers
in beautiful range of pinks and white harmony.
The flowers are attached to a white stretchy soft elastic headband
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72610583/slipper-socks-kimono-style-with-sequin
Gorgeous slipper socks in a kimono style.
Fern green with a dark green edge and pale sequin embellishments across the front.
Made from chunky wool so nice and thick.
Very comfortable and warm.

www.etsy.com/shop/maria99maria
www.etsy.com/shop/WinterEma
www.etsy.com/shop/papermajik
www.etsy.com/shop/welldressedcupcakes
www.etsy.com/shop/AndiaCreations
www.etsy.com/shop/customphotopics
www.etsy.com/shop/reveriefrance
www.etsy.com/shop/tabachin
www.etsy.com/shop/BijouxandCouture
www.etsy.com/shop/saburkitty
www.etsy.com/shop/BodycareLuxuries
www.etsy.com/shop/katrinaalana
www.etsy.com/shop/simplysuzie2
www.etsy.com/shop/NeedlesnPinsStichery
www.etsy.com/shop/samsstuff
www.etsy.com/shop/GONCHABABY
www.etsy.com/shop/Kydel

Hope you like the items from so many talented people.

Check out their shops, there are so lovely items there for you or indeed family and friends.

Andrea

A bit of an update

Its been a strange few months, so have not been able to keep up to my blog.  Hoping now that things are a little calmer I can continue to get more enjoyment from posting to you all.

I am now looking for a studio in my garden, its got to be insulated so that I can use it all year round and its certainly got to have some heat - lol!!!  Have got one in mind, but hoping that some of you who read this may give me some further inspiration as I want to purchase it by early September.



Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A little promoting on my friends on Etsy

Hoping to promote some of my Etsian friends during the month on June, there are some amazing artists on Etsy, and I hope by promoting some talented people that you will have a look at their work and see just what amazing work there is to be had.

Liz's Wares
Shop-http://www.etsy.com/shop/LizsWares?ref=seller_info



If you love the class of icy blue and pearls then you'll love this necklace! Translucent blue beads, baby blue cat eyes, white faux pearls, caged heart pendant ended by a heart shaped toggle clasp.

This necklace would look great with any outfit. The pearls give it class perfect for prom, graduation, even attending a wedding.

Yet its not so overdone that its possible to dress it down with a cute white sundress. Pair that dress with some cute heels and you're ready for a night on the town!

The pendant measures 1 inch.
The necklace measures 20.5 inches (52 cm).
Which is considered matinee length.
So if you're 5'2" it hangs about top of cleavage.       



Reverie France
Shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop/reveriefrance

Handmade Swarovski crystal bracelet, made with 8mm jet black hexagon faceted Swarovski crystals, 4mm pale citrine faceted crystals, silver lined czech glass seed beads and a 925 sterling silver clasp.

Sise: 7. 1/4 inches (19cm)

If your wrist is a different size, please convo me with sise requirements and I will see if an adjustment can be made.




Rose Glen - Clothing For Curvy Women
Shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop/roseglen

 This is my adorable Vintage inspired summer shift dress.
>A flattering classic A-line shape made in a beautiful floral cotton print.
>This sleeveless shift dress is finished with a lovely contrasting shaped sash.
>Wear with or without the sash
>Round neckline with gently pleat detail to front
>Back zip closure
>Fully lined in light weight muslin

MEASUREMENTS
To fit size 16UK
Bust 40cm
Waist: 33cm
Hips: 44cm
LENGTH 94 cm

CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE
This dresscan be custom made just for you.

If you want a particular item made in your favorite colour.
Check out my Alchemy settings here, and we’ll work together to get your order perfected!
http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=roseglen&subject=Custom+Item+Request


Morning Valley Soaps

Have a nice relaxing soak after a busy winter day!
A blend of coarse and fine salt with some skin soothing oils- such as rosemary essential oil and real rosemary leaves.
The scent of rosemary is soothing and mood boosting, similar to eucalyptus, it's refreshing and herbaceous.
Simply pour 2-3 spoonfuls under hot running water.

Salts are held in a reusable glass canning jar.
Listing is for 8 oz. by volume (some settling may occur in transit.

Essential oils may be too concentrated for women who are nursing or pregnant.

This mildly earthy smelling soap has a combination of herbs that may be familiar to fans of the classic song, namely: parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Delicate and mild, this soap is suitable for men and women.

These herbs are also known to have excellent cleansing and soothing effects on the skin. Sage is antiseptic as well. The bars are made with extra olive oil for non-greasy moisture.

This soap contains fresh ingredients from my garden and are carefully composed in small batches in my kitchen.
100% vegan and full of love.       


Like a fresh breath of summer air, this delicious all natural perfume is made with a blend of essential oils.
The bright, herbal citrus scent of lemon grass dominates this fragrance. Sweet hints of orange and lavender and a slight minty freshness also come through in this perfume.

The base of this solid perfume is a creamy blend of shea butter, beeswax, vitamin e, olive oil, and jojba oil. It melts into your skin and moisturizes while carrying the scent. It's perfect to carry with you in your bag on the go with no risk of spilling. Reapply every 3-4 hours for maximum potency.
Listing is for one tin with approximately one ounce of solid perfume.

*Essential oils may be to highly concentrated for women that are nursing or pregnant.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Wednesday again!!!

The week has gone by very quickly.  I have now got three pieces of my work into my etsy shop, just hoping for a better day today so that I can retake the other photos!!!! 


This week I have been crocheting a baby blanket as I bought some lovely merino wool which is in a raspberry pink.  Making baby blankets is something that I havent done for a very long time, so its a bit of a distraction for me.


Today I am going to make a start on the wedding ring cushion and am thinking of making quite a few different designs as my hearts have been featured in a wedding blog!!!  Thats the third time that someone who is involved with weddings has shown interest in my work.


I have also started reading the book just released by Kate McCann on her daughter Madeline who went missing whilst on holiday in Portugal.  I know there has been much publicity and indeed much negativity about the launch of the book, but for me, there is still a little girl out there who is missing and there needs to be some answers as to where she is.  So if my £9.99 to purchase the book helps in any way to keep this little girl in the spotlight and hopefully to help toward finding her then its money well spent for me.


Let me know what you have all been doing this week.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Photo's

Hi all
Well yesterday I spent my time finising off lots of my work to go onto my etsy shop in the land of the www!!!
I was so pleased that it wasn't raining outside so I could take my photos as I've found them to be better taken outside.
Today I load them all up and what, I've only gone and deleted them all!! 
Not pleased, not pleased at all, so tomorrow I'll try again!!!
Anyone else having problems with their photo's or is it just me - lol

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Happy Wednesday to you all

This week I've been busy making a couple more scarves for my etsy shop.  Hopefully I'll be able to get all my items into the shop for the weekend.

I've been buying some lovely glass beads and pearls to make some items for Graeme and Christina's forthcoming wedding.  Now I've got them sorted out into their own boxes I'm wanting to start making the favors and the ring cushion NOW!!!

I just have to keep telling myself that I need to finish off all my other work first!!!

Oh and I'm also now thinking about starting to prepare for Christmas - OK I know its early for a lot of you, but it takes time to make items for my shop and I want to have at least 75 items if not more in there before the season begins!!!  You may even get a preview of a Christmas tree in July!!!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Work in progress whilst in Oz!!!

This lovely orange mix is made of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton
Its going to be a scarf in a bag when its finished
 The lovely lilac mixes again is going to be another scarf in a bag
 
These green hearts are in a moss green
I was inspired to make these designs having seen Christina wearing some gorgeous wooden earings

 I have never used charcoal grey before but I think they are looking good
These black hearts are going to be made into slightly larger hearts and I have yet to decide what other colour to use them with

I just could'nt resist making more items for my shop whilst we were visiting Oz.  We came across a lovely craft shop selling some unusual fabrics which I couldn't resist.

Hope you like my items in the making.  They will all be available to buy from my shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AndiaCreations within the next week or so.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Back in the UK at last!!!

Well we have finally got back home to the UK.
Having left Oz we flew to Singapore where it was supposed to be a quick turnround !!!
Having got on the plane we went to the runway to be told that the plane had to go back as the airport was about to close for one hour, so we had to wait, then there was a problem with the plane. 
We finally arrived in Dubai to find out that we had missed our connection and we would have to stay overnight - now Dubai is somewhere that I would love to visit, but by the time we arrived at the hotel we were so tired we fell asleep and woke up about 3.00a.m.!!!
But hey thats the joy of travelling. 
Now back home and ready for bed again!!!!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Straddie Island

Mia on her first trip to Straddie Island

Going to camp

Setting up camp

View from car
                                      
                                                                          Paradise

                                     
                                                              Our fish and chips view

Fish and chip view could never be better!!

Graeme fishing at Amity Bay

The ferry to the island was wonderful a very calm crossing altogether.  We were hoping to see some dolphins but it didnt happen.  Before we went onto the beach to camp they guys had to let down the tyres of the 4x4's then off we went.  This is the first time I have ever been on the beach in a vehicle.

My first words were 'this is paradise' the colours of the sea, the vast amount of beach simply magical.

Alfie totally enjoyed his time in the sea, Mia wasn't too keen as she really is not a water dog.

We had a tour of the island and had fish and chips overlooking a lovely bay.  Fish and chips have never tasted as good!!

What a lovely island and I can't wait to visit it again in the future.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Stradbroke Island

We are all planning a trip to the island tomorrow and coming back on Monday.  Just hoping for good weather as we are camping.

Taking the lovely dogs along with us, and even though I havent been camping for a very long time I'm looking forward to camping out on the beach.  Will keep you posted.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Trip to Montville

John and Alfie on the way up to Montville

The Clock Museum


View from Montville

Glass House Mountains
Today we went to Montville with the dogs, its really high up in the mountains, and there are some lovely shops selling items that you can't get anywhere else.  Its very hippy and I purchased two lovely bags to take home.

The view from the top was fantastic.  The dogs were so well behaved and gots lots of petting from other people.  There was a lovely old lady who asked if she could pet Alfie as she loves dogs, and you could really see in her face how grateful she was to be allowed to do this.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

My Australian Scarf




Sage green and other mixes of green ruffle scarf.  Its extra long and very fashionable here in Oz!!

Hoping you like it as much as I do.

To purchase this lovely scarf please go to my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AndiaCreations?ref=si_shop