Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's In Your Shopping Bag? (June 09)

I have been really busy at work lately due to a go live of a integration project that I manage. I am been really stressed out. Nevertheless, when I am stressed, I shop! (I eat too!) Here's what I have in my shopping bag this month. I can't wait for them to get here!
  1. Postcard Sampler from theblackapple
    I have always been a fan of Emily Martin (aka Black Apple) but just have not got round to getting anything from her shop. Finally, I found these great postcard samplers which makes the perfect addition to my postcard collection!. I bought The Ordinary Forest and Milkland postcard samplers. I love the milkland designs and colors (pastel grey/green and dusty pink colors.) The doll-like drawings are intriguing and interesting.

  2. Lil Wee Pals from lilweepals
    These little wee pals are so delicate and cute. I love the shyness of these little creatures. I can't wait to have them donning my bookshelf! Taking advantaging of the free shipping promotions, I bought 3 of them! They are Butterfly Kisses, Lucky ladybug (pictured) and Bless this Home.
Hope you enjoyed what I bought and recommended. So what do you have in your shopping bag this month?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Etsy Treasury - Palm Breezes

I am very honored to be featured in the following treasury - Palm Breezes that features a range of palm leaves inspired items! I love the beautiful range and the refreshing green color.
Here are some of my favorites
  1. Fern Hand Painted Wine Glasses Set of 2 - marywibis
    These are absolutely beautiful. The colors and painting is so real that it looks like a real palm leaf. I think they are classy and chic to be used for a nice breezy Sunday brunch.

  2. forest glen pendant - theBeadAerie
    This necklace is really interesting and beautifully made. I love the seed beads that are used as the branches.
  3. Crochet Wooden necklace, Olive green by DAINTYCROCHETBYALY
    This necklace is really intricate made especially the olive green crochet centerpiece.

  4. Little Palm Leaf Necklace by me
    I have always love brass charms and the delicate palm charm is really cute.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Favorite - Smooth Teardrop Briolettes

One of my favorite jewelry pieces is smooth teardrop (full drop) briolettes of any gemstones. Most gemstones are often faceted so that they sparkle when light falls. It's really hard to find quality smooth pieces. I love the smooth pieces as compared to the faceted ones as they clear bring out the quality of the stones. I prefer the clear ones to the translucent ones E.g. citrine, lemon quartz, amethyst etc.

Here are some of my favorites on Etsy that I have been lusting for a while... Hope you love them too.
  1. Silk Earrings -- Luxe Petite by PoleStar
    These smokey quartz earrings are really clear and matches perfectly with the oxidised silver hooks.

  2. Peony - JenniferLynnJewelry
    Love the consistent color of the rose quartz and can you see how amazingly neat are the wires wrappings! Perfect!

  3. The Nuvola Earrings by christinewalsh
    Love the teardrop shape and the beautiful color of Chalcedony. It's natural (not dyed) and it's AAA!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Etsy Treasury - Through Pink Colored Glasses

I am honored to be included in the following treasury Through Pink Colored Glasses by StormsHandicrafts. The treasury features all pink items. This matches the latest YART sale banner and avatar! How timely.

Here are some of my favorites from the treasury!
  1. Pink-burgundy Flower -head piece-hair pin-hair clip by tijusai
    This hair pin is so pretty and sweet. I love the multiple layers of organza and different shades or pink with the tiny white pearls and beads. Beautiful. Perfect for wedding and bridemaids!

  2. Love Paint Can by ChicEMbellish
    I think the love paint can is just a perfect way to keep your love letters and gifts from your sweetheart. I recall in my teenage days that I used to just store them in a shoebox.. haha :D

  3. Little Pink Deer. Necklace by Piggy (ME!)
    This is my latest pink deer necklace. I love the pastel pink dots. I have the similar one in lilac / purple! I love the little necklace that I made for the deer.. Can you see it.. It's the one with the little flower bead :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

YART SALE - What are you doing?

The 2nd YART SALE is coming soon.. in fact it's TOMORROW! So what are you doing for YART Sale this year? What is YART sale? The term Yart is an artistic spin on the traditional yard sale! :) ART + Yard Sale = YART!

I am running a 10% discount on all my items in the shop (excluding my sale items) ! In addition, I have added my YART avatar created by misosoup. So that everyone knows that I am having a YART sale. This is my first time participating on the YART sale cos I missed the last year.

How about you? Did you know what is the YART sale and what are you doing for your shop this time round?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I am so honored to have been awarded the Honest Scrap Award by Mystic Wynd.

There are a few requirements for accepting this award and they are:

Must do#1) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link to it.

Thank you SO MUCH Mystic Wynd for loving my blog and awarding me with this great award. You write great articles on your blog!

Must do #2) I must list ten honest things about myself.
  1. I am a packaging sucker.
  2. I love to travel and I wish that I can travel more especially with my hubby.
  3. I don't eat parsley, onions, garlic, celery and ginger. I will pick them out one by one if I find them on my plate.
  4. My dream job is to work for myself.
  5. I tend to ignore the people around me whenever I watch tv. It's like being sucked and be engrossed in what I am watching that I do not hear people when they talk to me.
  6. I love to eat but it's more the quality than quantity for me. Cannot do buffets.
  7. I dislike eating at the food court. Prices are expensive and food is mediocre.
  8. I used to represent my school's hockey team.
  9. I serve as a backup singer in my church
  10. I believe in God.
Must do #3) Place a copy of the logo on my blog: done.

Must do #4) Select 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.

Tough choice.... but here goes.

Must do#5) I must notify my selected bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above requirements also. I have done this by posting a comment on each of their respective blogs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Etsy FrontPage - Tiffany

Woohoo!! I am so happy that I made about 6 sales today.. *beaming* I checked my website at work during lunch and I was so thrilled and I had sales today :) ... When I got back home, I found out why.. My latest item was featured in one of the Etsy Treasury that made it to the FRONTPAGE! Hip Hip Hooray! I have only made it to the Etsy Frontpage thrice so far... (you can check if you have made it to the frontpage by checking this.)
The Etsy Treasury was called Tiffany and features a selection of item that reflects Tiffany in terms of the beautiful cyan color just like the Tiffany box. This treasury was by homehooked who did an amazing job!

Here's my feature item - Little Tiffany Earrings.
These earrings are made from the AAA quality Aqua Chalcedony Smooth Teardrop Briolettes wrapped in sterling silver and french horn ear hooks. They are just perfect with no inclusions. The color changes between green / blue / aqua depending on the light and background. If you follow my blog, you would know that I have a passion for smooth teardrop briolettes and I got these babies from another Etsy seller. I just relisted another pair!

Here are some of my favorites in the treasury.
  1. Spring Blues by LillyQueen
    I am always a fan of LillyQueen. She makes beautiful jewelry, especially bracelets & earrings. Simple whimsical and gorgeous. I love the way she takes her photos always against postcards or vintage paper.

  2. Dandelion Wishes on Chocolate Brown Scoop Neck Tee by ellembee
    I love dandelion! And the aqua color dandelion looks perfect against the chocolate brown tee.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gift Guides : Pearls in June

I am so excited that my latest item is featured in the Gift Guides! I got about 100 over views in 1 day and 11 hearts! :D *hooray*

Here's my latest item item Natural Lime Green Pearl Necklace. It is featured in the latest Gift Guides for June, Pearls in June. I have always love pearls. They are classic, chic, simple and timeless like Coco Chanel and her string of pearls. I hope you'll love my creation.

Here's some of my favorite of all the beautiful pearls featured in the Gift Guide.
  1. Pear Blossom Necklace by heatherberry
    This necklace is simply gorgeous with a cute tiny pearl by the side and a little leaf. Another timeless piece.

  2. Chess metalized Green and Gold varnished ring with sea pearls by arosha
    This is absolutely brilliant and unique. I love the little detail like the little sea pearls on top of the ring. Definitely a conversation starter and OOAK :)