Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

It's Friday again,
I don't know why but the weather around here,
Rain overnight, light breeze, high clouds and a little blue sky.
I was raised in a rainforest, so this
kinda winter I can
I'm giddy, giddy, giddy.

And just because it's sooo fab

Here's hoping that you're having as great a day as I am!
Now I'm off to get out there and enjoy it!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'm back!

So I'm back from my Christmas holiday excursion -an excursion it was- and I'm starting to feel rested so I made 
this treasury!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Good Afternoon!

Well, I am well behind on all things Christmas.

Piles of cardboard boxes sit piled around me, half opened, contents strewn about in an effort to
I don't know....
 I was feeling a little romantic this morning....
...and modern...

Set of 5 Folded Cards - $17     houseofharriet
Tender Time Bomb in Brown - $26     binarywinter
Eternal Love Necklace - $22     lindatrentjewelry
Lost on the Midway 8x10 Print - $16     theblackapple
Oversized Green Coat - $89    JulyS

...and adventurous...

Japanese Star Moss shirt in Navy - $26   Xenotees
Enameled Copper Heart Pin - $28   StudioSharon
Yarn Bowl - $32   sumiko
In the Mix Men's Felted Slippers - $86   OSmanufacture
Weekender Duffel Bag in Grey - $149   StudioCherie

 ...and spirited...

Handmade Primitive Cat Doll - $50    oldworldprimitives
Antique Star Pattern Heart Wall Plaque - $25    SeeingIsBelieving
Ceramic Sunburst Coffee Mug 16oz - $20    desertNOVA
Cast Iron Bird on a Branch - $18    beautifuldetailswed
KNOTS Cotton Scarf - $28     EcoShag

...and dreamy...

Warm Earth Copper & Ceramic Bracelet - $42     kmaylward
Love You To The Moon & Back - $35     ArtandSoulJewelry
My Garden Dress/Tunic - $135      IsabelAmyo
Autumn Spice Waxed Canvas Pouch - $38     PegandAwl 
Frosty the Snowman Ceramic Stamp - $8.50     distlefunk

I was feeling lots of moods, as is my way,
I hope that you found something to match your mood today.

And being that next week
Christmas, there
won't be a post from me.

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Much love!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A few new listings in the shop

I'm back from the Holiday Line at the local post office. 
I've sent your orders packing on their way to your homes.

And I have to say they were HAPPY to go! 
 Then I started working on my listings.
And I thought I'd come over and share them with you.

So here's the latest.

I love them.

Here's hoping that your holiday preparations are going well.

Well, they are VERY behind,
they ARE Happening!
And I just keep telling myself that's the most important thing!

Have a great day!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

I've been sick and trying to look for work.
You know. 
REAL work.

Not that unending mommy work that doesn't pay so well.
so I've been neglecting you all.

Thank goodness I posted those two meanderings last week.
Hopefully, those could tie you over.
Maybe next week, I'll do better ;) no promises though.

You know me, I'm a cheeky baby.

Flour Sack Towel with Christmas Trees - $12.50    besty
Silver Grey Tunic - $123.29USD   Malam
Ceramic Travel Mug - $30    sewZinski
Winter Berries 8x10 photo - $15    funflash
Waiting for You Necklace - $24    GardenOfSypria

Garden Rose and Orange Blossom Soap - $5   sweetpetula
Fiddlehead Fern Pendant - $35    stoastn
Red Wine Flower Felted Brooch - $23    JaneBoFelt
Brown Oversized Off Shoulder Wool Jersey Top - $38.96   EcoFriendlyForU
Hope Has Wings Bracelet - $50    SoulsFireDesigns

Silk Tree Ornaments - $18    SewnNatural
Deep Red Christmas Necklace - $70   okapiknits
Santa Cup & Plate Set - $42   claylicious
Vintage Brooch - $43   AndreaBacmanJewelry
Red/Orange Hebridean Hat - $65   13threads

Sun Drops Original Painting - $210   carmenmelton
Tangerine Dahlia Tea Towel - $26   ElkhornDesign
Carnelian & Tigerseye Pendant - $75   wildrootsdesigns
She Comes In Colours 8x10 - $41.45   belafontesbunsa
Cotton Cloth Tea Towel - $17    indobay

I just noticed that those collections are different sizes!
Operator error.

I'll do better next time.
Have a Great Weekend!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Etsy Meandering

Hello, hello.

The sun is shining brightly today.
Has been for a few days now, but the plans for Christmas continue to stack up.

Lots of fun gatherings, and cookies to bake!

I'm so bad at planning for those things; I get all excited and forget how many dozens of cookies that means I'll be making!
Oy vey.
Oh dear.
Ganbatte kudasai.

(you should now that I am always mixing up the 7 or 8 phrases I know in various languages)
It's part of what makes me endearing.

extremely silly.

But I digress.
Onward to the meandering.
I hope that you enjoy my wintery, romantic choices.

Merlot Drops Garnet and Gold Earrings - $42    loriyab
Ruby Heart Necklace - $36    AnnalisJewelry
Silk Scarf Silver Gray Scrolls - $30    margotbianca
Vintage Amethyst Glass Necklace - $225    vintagesparkles
Fiber Art Card - $20   BozenaWojtaszek

TEA CUP SET - $30   Brimfieldfinds
Recycled Hemp & Wool Shoulder Bag - $42   Uzura
Silver Snowflake Earrings - $44    JenniferCasady
Creame Spats, Boot Cuffs - $29.07USD    Lasunka
Flavia OOAK 11" Jointed Art Doll - $195    TheVoyagers 

Winter iPad Case - $41    GalaBorn
Black Wool Wrap Skirt - $89    MIRIMIRIFASHION
Snowbird 8x8 Photo - $15    bomobob
Red Adult Eco House Shoes - $89    leninka
Black & White Bird Brooch - $20    depeapa

Instant Collection 5 Vintage Boxes - $86    ThePolkadotMagpie
Mod Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet - $55    KarlaWheelerDesign
Wood Tub Caddy - $110    PegandAwl
54"x7' Gold Glitter Vinyl Backdrop - $83   SilverLiningBackdrop
Primitive Moon Light Switch Cover - $17   TMBakerDesigns

And for my salutation I really only stick with the English:
 Have a Great Day!
Which always used to garner a 'don't tell me what kinda day to have' from my more confrontational friends.
 But hey, without a little confrontation we wouldn't know which road we were walking.
So get out there and Have a Great One!
And remember to mix it up a little.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

'Mid Week' Meander

and I use the term 'mid' loosely.

it's just the day after, afterall.
it could be mid week.


and I said that I would do two meanders this week.

I figure that before it's tomorrow, and
too late,
I'll post one


Looks like I'm in a grey, homey mood this morning.

Well, I love all these finds anyways.
I hope that you do, too.

He knew they would agree - $18    theatercloud
Stone Earrings - $20    jibbyandjuna
EL CORAZON - $64    scoutandcatalogue
Small Lion OOAK - $206    bubyNoa

Hide-and-Seek Tree I - $55   fricdementol
Olive Green Handbag - $135    artoncrafts
Pillow Case Yellow - $24.99    EnginsShop
Vintage Hall Red Poppy Mixing Bowls (3) - $68    OhDearWatson

Mirror Mug - $40    clamlab
Modern Baby Playmat - $48    PeppermintPinwheels
Triple Lemon Soap - $5.50    sweetpinesoaps
Natural Bench Tree - $50   CarlaValverde

Have a Great Day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

Hello, Hello

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend 
a Happy Thanksgiving
if you're American.

In our family we celebrate both
Canadian & American Thanksgivings
it's my feeling that you can never get enough Turkey and Pie.

and since 
of course
it IS physically possible
it's nice to have two!!

That's why last weeks Meandering was MIA
we were celebrating with family.

and I'm having editor problems or I'd post a few pics!
It was very great to get together with everyone and see the cousins playing together.

there should be One Meander this week,

Stay tuned and check out the shop for Cyber Monday deals:
20%OFF with the coupon code ALL4THANKS and Free shipping for the US & Canada
Last day!!
Have a Great Day!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Have you gotten any snow where you are?
Our first snow has all but melted.
The weather man says that we shall get more today -
winter is here!
I'm actually ok with it - even after all my gripping
that's me, what can I say?
Poached-eggs-on-toast have been eaten, coffee's in hand.
We're ready to go a-meandering.

to inspire your holiday holiday-ing!
Bright Red Lipstick Hand Embroidered - $40    Samskiart
Embellished Black Patent Shoes - $ 175      princesslondonshoes
1960s Party Dress - $130    DalenaVintage
Memoirs of Atlantis Necklace - $58    Peelirohini
Vintage Music Sheet Paper Chain Garland (2) - $6    MontclairMade

the last vestiges of autumn
Gingerbread River Pebbles Soy Candle Melts (18) - $10   Sharmilaw
Love Birds Serving Dish - $15    CNJceramics
Sun Kissed Treetops 8x10 Art Photo - 30     5ft3photography
Hand Knitted Tea Cozy - $55.46USD     wheretheresawool
Vintage Winter Green Wool Blanket - $65    bohoquilts

 the mid-bustle coffee stops
Foraged Vine Maple Thermos Handle - $26     WalnutStudio
Upcycled Leather Wrist Cuff - $50     rainwheel
Antique Coffee Grinder - $67.93USD     frenchfelt
Cafe Apron/ Hearten Burnt Orange - $24     untoldimprint
Dog Cowl Upcycled From Vintage Sweater - $26     EarthWalkers

in honor of the soon-to-be-everywhere peppermint

Vintage Native Embroidered Dress - $39.95     RockySpringsVintage
Felted Ornaments (6) - $48      PrettyPlush
Handmade Quilted Coasters (2) - $12      BozenaWojtaszek
Love Language Tote Bag - $14    BucktoothedBunny

 for the homes with kiddos

Rich Color Coasters on Stone - $26    thepaintedlily
Felt Heart Clips (2) - $10   PleasantlyKooky
Handprinted Travel Size Tissue Holder - $15   laKattun
Twins Gloves - $34    franciesca
Children's Cowichan/Sidewash Style Sweater - $58    saintpierre

I hope that you all Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thinking about...

I've got things on my mind.

when don't I really.

In trying to get any increase my sales, I've been looking at, trying to scope out, what makes a sale.
And while people say that there is a formula, it seems elusive at best.
it's only me!
I find this photo really perfect.
It makes me want to have them.

Because I can't see the whole of the earring, I am intrigued!
I almost bought them immediately...
I had to touch them.

They are romantic, layered, my favorite (one of my favorite) color and I want to touch them.
I only lack the funds.
Difficult task to make your item touchable, to make the viewer yearn to touch it. This is the quandary of all online and catalog merchandising. How to create this feeling in an image.

But then all marketing seems to be a gamble of some sort.

What marketing techniques have you noticed make you want to buy?

Have a great day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Good Morning.

Today is Remembrance Day, Veterans Day
a day
to Remember all that has been given and to take a moment to pray for peace.

It is
the Z-man's THIRD birthday.

Peppermint Trees (5) - $15    QuietudeQuilts
Vintage French Enamel ware - $125   AtticAntics
White Christmas Candle - $13.95   GreenLeafCandles
Foley Food Mill - $25.99   LaurasLastDitch
Red & White Bracelet - $95   MilenasBoutique

Handmade Vintage Sergent iSockit MacBook Case - $135   blytheking
Birds in Flight Necklace - $35   SurLhistoire
Alphabet & Numbers Linen Pillow - $30   looploft
Distressed Metal Flower - $14   merritthyde

When I started this post,
(this morning
I was going to say,
"It's Zeke's birthday so it's a short list."
He's sick. Party's cancelled.
And it's a short list cause I'm taking care of baby.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Items

I was just ...
how shall we say it?

and I thought I'd check out my buddy Pamela's shop.
She said, yesterday, that she was taking photos for some new listings, and I
new listings.

I don't know how new it is, but this little dish is happiness itself!
 I love the depth in this pendant. Shows that the wearer has deep passion.
and these little houses are so eclectic and scrumptious you'll have to get them all!

I love them!
Nice work, babe.

Have a great day everybody!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Park Time

There is still lots of sunshine around here.
It is one of the real bonuses.
 so we're off to the park

 so smiley :D

My darling friend, Cheryl in Saskatchewan requested more photos of me
well, I tried...
It looked good on the camera, I swear! 
I tried.
I know.

Yoda says there is only do or do not...

But I got these great photos of trees.


 well, I better get back to playing...
I think, he's getting tired of waiting.

Here's to a sunny day wherever you are!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Soap Cozies

When I was a kid, I had a step mom, Alice and her family was from Holland.
Her family's houses were all decorated in ways that were different from other houses I'd seen.
But one thing that really stands out, was that my Oma had a soap cozy.
I'd never seen one before.
Even as a kid, it really stood out to me as smart.

Hers was a facecloth stitched together to make a pocket with a rope attached.
(kinda like this one I found at, but hers was way prettier!)
I found these free patterns on Lion Brand Yarn Company's website
(you might have to join to receive their newsletter, but they have so many great free patterns & little to no spam, so it's worth it!)

Aren't they adorable?

These are closed soap cozies that felt as you use them, but I suppose that you might be able to open & restitch them with each new bar.
You could also just leave the top open, to slip a new bar in!
And of course, etsy is an invaluable resource!
AddiesmaDesigns has two gorgeous patterns for purchase

And for the crocheters out there ;)
rachelscrochet has 5 great patterns for $4.95.

That's less than a dollar each people!
I just HAVE to state the obvious!
Have a great day!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Etsy Meanderings

Good Afternoon.

This morning we were out early, in the crisp autumn sunshine, 
crunching on our apples as we headed to a playgroup, 
so I am late getting this post up.

I hope that you all had as nice of a morning as I did.
Autumn is definitely here, and winter is nipping at its heels.

Stoneware Pie Plates - $48     Lesliefreemandesigns
Art Nouveau Metal Card Case - $9.99    sweetheartsinner
Orange Virus Men's Socks - $36   RGideas
New York Wintry Scene Original Painting - $1,250   GwenMeyerson

Tea Cup Set - $30    Brimfieldfinds
Vintage Sterling Carving Set - $89    AloofNewfWhimsy
Warm Woolen Mittens - $39.72USD    warmwollenwantenetc
Vintage Yellow Hall China Pitcher - $20    AloofNewfWhimsy
Dream Original Collage on Wood  - $50    AliciaArtShop

Green Bolero Shawl Scarf - $79   denizgunes
Orange Fruit Tree Silver Spoon Ring Custom - $46   spoonier
CHIC Diaper Bag in Green - $69.47     ikabags
Baby's Thanksgiving Onesie - $31.95   ChicCoutureBoutique
Green Jade Earrings - $26   Icatlla

Passionflower Linen Napkin Set (4) - $34     giardino
1940's Vintage Jadite Saucers - $58     86home
Virgina Zito Vintage Linen Tablecloth Set - $125    5gardenias
Calico Cat & Crow Folk Art Doll Set - $140    cartbeforethehorse

Along with Autumn, I apparently had GREEN on the brain today!
Perhaps the heart's cry that winter BE skipped this year.
not likely.
So I'll have to enjoy the sunny walks through falling leaves 
and the cozy warm cider.
Doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Have a great day!