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CiC Team Saturday – Chocolate! May 29, 2010

Good Morning World!  As you read this I’m probably already out of the house at my first ever soccer game.  My little girl is almost 4 years old and can finally start playing. Her daddy (Mr. BoutiqueKarma) is the volunteer coach for this mini team and their team color is Chocolate (we’ll be calling them the Chipits).

So in my daughter’s honor today’s CiC team Saturday theme is Chocolate (and everything that goes with it).

While you are at it, please check out these other CIC Team Saturday posts:




Chocolate Flower- Felt ACEO Mini Art- OOAK by pippindesigns

Butterfly Pillow Cover - Brown and Blue - 18 Inch by CottonColors

coffee with cream felted purse by maddy and me designs...large woodland warm cocoa brown grey ivory striated tote with ruffle by maddyandme

Dotted Chocolate Brown Delight Drawer Knob by sweetmixcreations

Emery Pincushion - Oreo, Keep Your Needles Clean and Sharp by NAKPUNAR

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bookmark by glamasaurus


Link Love – Still Tree May 24, 2010

Once in awhile you find something rare & special on Etsy. The Still Tree boutique is so fun, fresh & unique.  I know Sal, who is the creative mind behind the shop, through Twitter and have become a huge fan of hers. Not only does she call her ‘Mom’ Mum (LOVE IT!) but she’s well traveled and loves using color in her designs. Pssttt… Sal… have you heard of the Crafting in Color Street team??

Here’s her inspired bio:

“I’ve loved making things from an early age when my Mum taught me dress-making and how to knit and have always had little projects on the go, but Still Tree actually came about from a baking hot afternoon in the Northern Thai mountains and a bumpy trip on the back of a moped… My boyfriend and I were exploring some paddy fields and as we came along a dirt track in the middle of nowhere I noticed loads of beautiful iridescent blue feathers littering the road. They came from an Indian Roller bird, who had clearly met its match with another animal. I spent a while collecting them and on cleaning them when we got home I realised they would make for stunning earrings. And so came Still Tree. Etsy’s the perfect market place as it enables us to run a business from anywhere in the world. We’re back in the UK for the moment and have been trading for just over a year and we’re growing well; we’re not just about the feather earrings now either, we make lots of other jewellery, accessories and home-wares and have a great new product line on the way, which should be released in the next month or so, so keep a look out for exciting things!”

I can’t wait to see what you are up to!

here’s a few pictures from the Still Tree Collection:

Unusual Spiky Black and Turquoise Feather Earrings on Huge Kidney Wires

Striking Bright Red and Black Spiky Feather Earrings

Long Green and Brown Wooden Knotted Necklace - GBP 11.00

Pink and Cream Chunky Wooden Beaded Choker - GBP 8.00


Link Love – Crafting in Color Street Team May 1, 2010

As a seller on a few different venues I have the wonderful experience of being a part of some excellent teams. Today I want to share with you the Crafting in Color Etsy team.  This team boasts of bringing some color to the Etsy world (which is sometimes quite taupe). Monthly we have a theme challenge, we support each other through tweets, Facebook, a google group and other fun ways (last week we had a mini Treasury East challenge). Our blog now has just shy of 300 followers (and that isn’t counting people who regularly stop by). I love this team and enjoy all the connections I’ve made with the members. With this team I feel I’ve found a great supportive base and love promoting all their gorgeous items.

Do you craft in color? Maybe you should stop by and look into becoming a member!

Are you a lover of all things handmade and love a splash of color? Stop by and see what the team has to offer and while you are at it maybe vote in one of our challenges (my stuff is BoutiqueKarma *Wink*)

Here’s a glimpse of what the CIC team (crafting in color) has on their blog:

Crafting in Color Wheel - April 30th 2010

Treasury East Challenge - Voting ends Tuesday May 4th. Winner wins bragging rights!

May Theme Challenge - Pets! All team members are welcome to submit an entry into the contest. Winners win an Etsy mini on the sidebar for the month of June.


Montage Monday – Manic Monday April 5, 2010

“It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my  funday
My I don’t have to runday
It’s just another manic Monday”

Lyrics from the Bangles famous tune from ‘Different Light’ 1985

1985? How did that happen? 25 years ago.. WOW! If that didn’t age me I don’t know what will!!

Here’s some items influenced by the word ‘bangles’:

The Bianca Bracelet by skykoltun

Ivory Crystal Lattice Bangle Keep Bag by keepbags

Turquoise Leather Bangles with Colored Pearls by SunnyBeachJewelry

Recycled sewing pattern resin bangle (medium) by pennydogaccessories

The color Bangle by FONth

Rainbow Sprinkles Resin Bangle Bracelet by stuffbyxtine