Monday, August 30, 2010

Positivity Team Blog Giveaway!!!

Hello, all!
As an administrator for the Positivity Team on Etsy, I just wanted to let you followers know that we'll be having a GIVEAWAY this week on our Team blog! One new item every day will be given away!!!

Head over HERE to see the great Etsy Shops featured and enter the giveaway!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday's Fancies {back to school}

I woke up to a cool, crisp morning today, which can only mean one thing . . . it's back-to-school time! My mind's eye is conjuring images of small children running out to school busses, their red lights flashing. My ears are longing to hear the laughter of children on the playground. My nose is already smelling the warm, pungent earth that Autumn brings. And my tastebuds are anxiously awaiting the first cider of the season, as my kids gather around me after a long day at school!

Okay, so I'm really trying to deny that school starts for us in 11 days! I'm just not ready to send my kids back to school, to be away from me for 7 hours each day. But . . . if I have to send them back, I might as well do it in style!

Here's a sampling of the WONDERFUL back-to-school items to be found this season on Etsy:

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Send your kids back to school in style with this beautifully-made Roll Up Pencil Case in Autumn Stripes from See Anna Sew . Such a great organizational tool! And with room to hold 23 pencils, your kids will never be able to say that their homework didn't get completed for lack of a pencil.
Any child {or adult, for that matter} would look forward to lunchtime {or a lunch break} with this Eco-Friendly Insulated Lunch Bag by Farfalla Gialla. Just pack full of fresh fruits and veggies and a homemade sandwich, and you're ready to send your kids on their way with a nutritious lunch.
Wondering what to pack all those nutritious food in, while avoiding those plastic sandwich bags??? Here's the solution! This Reusable Sandwich Eco Bag from Zummi is the perfect little eco-friendly bag. Just pop in your sandwich, fruit, or snacks and press closed. Also great for storing toys, makeup, and crafts!
An apple for the teacher? This adorable little Hand-Crocheted Apple Cozy from Unravel Me  will keep your apple warm and bruise-free! Practical, and yet, still SO SWEET! I'd love to buy a set of six, wrap them around my apples, and set them on the shelf in my front entryway!

Happy beginning of Autumn {for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere}! May you enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of this beautiful time of year!

Fondly, Kate

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New items coming soon to my shop!

Okay, so I've been playing with my camera a bit lately. 

And I went to the local vintage book shop the other day after dropping off a package at the post office. I found some really great vintage postcards {why don't we write like that anymore?}
So, here's what I've come up with:
{a preview of some of the new items coming to my shop!}

My Millinery Line!
{one fine day~three yellow daffodil bobby pins}

{through the garden gate~three pink rose bobby pins}

{kaela~pink rosebud and silver-plated earrings}

{lilah~bright pink and silver millinery flower earrings}

Vintage-Inspired Halloween Pouches!

{magpies and potions~set of four witch muslin pouches} 

{anika~one sweet little witch muslin pouch} 

  Check out my shop in the next couple weeks as I will be listing lots more earrings and muslin pouches along with several new sets of silk butterfly hair clips!

Fondly, Kate

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday's Fancies {Sea Treasures}

Smell the salty sea air and enjoy these gorgeous sea treasure-inspired items from talented Etsians!

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Any mermaid would be proud to wear this flowy green Mermaid Wrap Skirt by thaitee {which comes in many different and equally-as-lovely colors}

Washed up on the shore with a bit of shiny treasure, these Sea Urchin White Earrings from Star of the East have a wonderful seaside feel

The gorgeous, soft feel of the muted rocks on this Shoreline with Round Rocks fine art print from Rocky Top Studio sends my soul to a peaceful daydream

X marks the spot on this Path Pirate Ring from Ardent 1, a reminder to dig deep for the treasure you come across along your path in life

Fondly, Kate