Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Family Trees

I have been experimenting with new felt colours, ink colours, frame sizes and of course my Dymo. Here are a few photos of my results. Unfortunely the grey on blue birds don't photograph very well. I'll be taking better shots once I am ready to post them on Etsy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Modern Botanicals

My napkins have made it into this beautiful treasury, one of my favourites. Make sure to check it out.


This afternoon I will pack up my children in the car, drive across town to buy this Dymo embossing labeler for $5. Can't wait.

Update: picked up my Dymo (from a very strange couple of course) and I love it!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Faves Treasury

My personalized modern family tree kit is featured in this treasury.

New Etsy Items

Just listed 2 sets of upcycled napkins.

Shipping Tube

Added some birds to my faux wood shipping tube.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cozy cool

Here is a new treasury I created. Featured Lori's snowmobile clutch. Check it out.

To brag or not to brag

A few days before I was featured on the FP of Etsy, I came across this blog article, "To brag or not to brag".  I personally have decided to put an icon on my item because I am so happy I made the FP and want the world to know :) I've chosen to brag.

A Diamond in the Rough

My orange napkins are in treasury with mostly new shops.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Front Page!

What a very very exciting morning. My upcycled vintage tea towel was featured on the front page! It's off the front page now, but below is a screen capture . I got 240 hits and 12 hearts from this feature. It was up for about 2 hrs, short but sweet. :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mid Century Treasury

My tea towel is featured here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Modern Play

I made another treasury. This one I am not super happy with, but I have some of my favourite products in here.


Family tree featured here. I also noticed that I featured the person who created this treasury a few days ago in my treasury. Interesting.


Ok, I am starting to get the hang of this whole Etsy thing. Just posted my tea towels and already have one featured in a treasury. I can see why it's so important to keep posting new products all the time.

Upcycled Vintage Tea Towels

Finally, I've listed a few of my tea towels.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Falling for Vera

I don't know what my new obsession is about creating treasuries, but I'm addicted.


I found this a month ago. It's a small table cloth, probably for a little side table. Made in W-Germany.

Vera Scarf

I always have my best luck at Goodwill. I've bought about 10 original Vera silk scarves there, most I am planning to sell on Etsy. But, this one I found today I will be keeping!

Mailing Tubes

I bought some nice white cardboard tubes for mailing. They are 4 inches wide and 24 inches long. Bought them at one of my very favourite stores, Shippers Supply. These tubes will ship my family tree kits. The thing I love about Shippers Supply is that you can find any box you could dream of and buy one or thousands of them.

I decided the white tubes wanted to be tree trunks. So, Julia and I did a little crafting. We used cut up sponges, water colours, natural tissue paper, and some white glue. Here are some photos (got to work on my colour consistency in my photos, please ignore)


Another Treasure

I guess this was the first treasury I was featured in, but didn't know!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mooooo Treasury

I just created my first treasury, what fun!

First Treasury

I  have just been featured in my very first treasury, by a total stranger. This made my day!

Cosmic Cookies

A fellow mom made these cookies and brought them to a preschool board meeting last night. They are very tasty.

Family Trees featured in Martha Stewart

Well, not my trees - yet ;)  but family trees in general. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Orla Kiely Book

My birthday present to myself arrived today, the new Orla Kiely book!!!! Love, love, love. It's a huge, perfect coffee table book. The problem is I don't know when I'll have time to read it!

Boreal Modern

Check out my friend Lori's Etsy site. We've been working on our sites together, it's handy to have a friend with opposite talents.

Etsy Alberta Street Team

Proud new member of the Etsy Alberta Street Team.

Farbic Tape Tutorial

I am definitely going to have to try this out!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Top Secret Project Live!

After weeks of trial and error, my top secret project has been launched! Buy them here!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Etsy Shop now open

I've quietly opened my Etsy shop, just put in a few items to see how it works and work out any kinks. I will start promoting it once I have a few of my top secret items listed.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Top Secret Sneak Peak

Major progress on the top secret project today. One big set back, then one big leap. All good. Here is a sneak peak.

Modern Repeat

Getting ready to open my Etsy site requires some branding...