Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Home Show

Please join me and other North Georgia Etsy artists this Saturday, 12.12.09 at 10am-4pm for some holiday shopping, apple cider and cookies. One of our team member has been so generous to let us use her beautiful house for this purpose: 585 Fowler Road. Alpharetta, GA 20004. I am looking forward to see you all there :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Great Paintings On Etsy


Raising a little boy, I am all too familiar with robots. I can only dream of being able to paint something like this lovely red robot. Yeah, The View Mistress is not a real person, but she looks kind. She looks like an old friend. I believe a lot of us women dream of being The View Mistress, being able to do everything...hopefully in no time at all. We all want to be that super woman at some level. To have all the time in a day to finish everything we set out to do.

For its size (5" x 5"), this painting is packed with details. You can see that lots of attention and care was poured over this piece. It is funny, refreshing and adorable. The artist also painted the sides of the canvas which means no frame required, which I love. I cannot wait to see more of this little robot!!

Get The View Mistress at Smelly Rhino Studio

Monday, October 5, 2009

Georgia Etsy Street Team's Fall Sale

There is no better give than a unique, one of a kind, handmade gift. Take advantage of our Fall sale, and have your pick before everybody else!!
This weekend only! Search for Itsfallyall or gaetsy- team.


List of Participating Shops:


Amber's Aromatherapy
http://ambersaromatherapy.etsy.com/
Handmade soaps, lotions, lip balm, milk bath and custom blended teas
20% all orders

Amelia's Soap Co.
http://amelias.etsy.com/
Handmade Soap Products
15% discount on soaps

April's Afghans
http://aprilsafghans.etsy.com/
Afghans and other crocheted household items
Free U.S. shipping

Artistspirit - A Reflection of Mind
http://www.artistspirit.etsy.com/
Glass fusion jewelry, plates and coasters
15% off any item

Beautiful Tree Huggers
http://beautifultreehuggers.etsy.com/
Homemade all natural soap, lotion, etc.
Everything in the store 20% off

Be Inspired Designs
http://beinspireddesigns.etsy.com/
Scrabble Tile Pendant Jewelry & Accessories
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE plus FREE SHIPPING

Bewhiskered
http://bewhiskered.etsy.com/
(stuffed) animal skin loveys
Free U.S. shipping, $5 off shipping everywhere else!

Bug's Hugs
http://bugshugs.etsy.com/
Unique handmade creations for anyone that could use a hug!
Free shipping (U.S. only) plus 10% off all orders
Cindy’s Too Cute Creations
http://Mytoocutecreations.com
Boutique Monograms and Personalized Gifts
25% off of all Embroidery Blanks!

Cocoa Dreams
http://cocoadreams.etsy.com/
Personalizable baby bibs, blankets, burp cloths and aprons
Free domestic shipping on everything in shop

Crafters Crossing
http://crafterscrossing.etsy.com/
Handmade Swarovski crystal and wire jewelry
10% off merchandise orders totaling up to $99.99
15% off merchandise orders totaling $100 or over

The Crafty Coop
http://lilcoop1.etsy.com/
Handmade resin jewelry with glitter
All necklaces 20% off

Debidesigns
http://debidesigns.etsy.com/
embrodiery,dolls,quilted items
20% off section

Deb's Pane In The Glass
http://sunnya.etsy.com/
Anything Stained Glass from sun catchers, ceiling fan pull chains to business card holders and holiday items
Free USA and International Shipping!

Deuce Goods
http://panash.etsy.com/
Be original this Fall with one of a kind accessories & gifts
15% off All Hats and Scarves

Everyday May
http://everydaymay.etsy.com/
toddler items and women's accessories
FREE shipping to U.S. on all items

FerntreeStudio
http://ferntreestudio.etsy.com/
Adorable Art for Children, Babies and Fun Grownups!
Free worldwide shipping, plus 10% off storewide -all refunded via paypal

Fluffy Flowers
http://fluffyflowers.etsy.com/
cute Creatures & pretty Pouches
FREE shipping to ANYWHERE in the world

The Goddess Within You
http://thegoddesswithinyou.etsy.com/
Artisian Jewelry
Free shipping

Jenjie's Stuff
http://jenjie.etsy.com/
Beautiful and Fun Handmade Items
Free U.S. Shipping and 10% off all items

JoyAnna - all things beautiful
http://joyanna.etsy.com/
Purses, pillows, scrapbook covers, tissue holders etc
FREE SHIPPING within the Continental USA on everything in the shop.

Kartu Graphics
http://www.kartu.etsy.com/
Designer of our fabulous sale graphic
15% OFF

K. Berlin Metalsmith
http://kberlin.etsy.com/
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry - Precious Metals and gems
Free Shipping on All items

Madame Monogram
http://madamemonogram.etsy.com/
Personalized intems for Bridal, Baby, Child and Home
FREE pair of luggage tags with any purchase, a $12.00 value

Maria Luna
http://marialuna.etsy.com/
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Fine Art Photography
15% OFF excluding items that are already on sale

mod momME
http://modmomme.etsy.com/
Accessories for mom and baby
10% off your total order. Use promo code "fallyall" Money refunded via PayPal.

Nicolita Love
http://nicolitalove.etsy.com/
Handmade and Vintage Jewelry and Accessories
Free Shipping on orders over $20 & Free Nola Brooch with purchase

Nipurnascreation
http://nipurnascreation.etsy.com/
Unique Handmade Jewelry
Buy one get second one half off (BoGo)Sale

Princess Ciarra Raye’s Designs
http://princessciarraraye.etsy.com/
Jewelry for the little girl inside you
Free Shipping

The Print Duchess Studio
http://tlhprints.etsy.com/
Custom Stationery & Personal and Promo Designs
20% off Rectangular Address Labels

PrissDesigns
http://prissdesigns.etsy.com/
Original Mixed Media Art
15% off everything!

Rachelsilk
http://rachelsilk.etsy.com/
Handmade Silk Scarves and Gifts
Sale Items 15% off with Free Shipping

ribbits
http://ribbits.etsy.com/
Kids wear and more
Free shipping

Smelly Rhino Studio
http://smellyrhino.etsy.com/
Art with a little Humor! Original paintings and Prints
10% off and free shipping!

Sweet Pea Boutique
http://happygrandma402905.etsy.com/
Colorful hairbows and clips for girls of all ages!
Buy any hairbow or clip set and get one HALF PRICE, with FREE SHIPPING for orders $10 and up

Worthy Soy Candles & Crochet
http://worthysoycandles.etsy.com/
Soy Candles & Unique Crochet Creations
10% Off Everything!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Story Of A Necklace Named Annabelle


Being too hard on ourselves, I am sure, is something that everybody can relate to. I tried and tried ... and tried to include other elements onto my Annabelle necklace. I added more pearls, but they didn't seem to belong there. I added other sorts of kinds of beads, they didn't speak to me either. Other kinds of cords did not work. I decided to leave the project for awhile. When I revisited it, I realized that it was perfect the way it was. It did not need anything else. It is a simple, but not understated, piece of jewelry that makes you feel good when you wear it. When I tried it on to see how it wears, I did not want to take it off. A clean, simple and elegant piece of necklace that makes a girl looks and feels priceless.

A realization came to mind as I put together this necklace. Sometimes it seems like that is how it is with life too. We are too busy with the hustle and bustle of life, keep adding distractions, one after another. We get angry and frustrated because nothing seems to work. We forget to focus inward to what really matters inside ourselves. Life should be clean, simple and elegant as well, no clutter. Keep to your core selves instead of worrying about a million other things. Keep it in the here and now of your true being...inside. Clean, simple and elegant always works, always flattering.
Find Annabelle at Maria Luna

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast


This makes a delightful brunch...very satisfying. The saltiness and crunchiness of the peanut butter with the tenderness and sweetness of banana and the french toast makes this a sandwich to die for!! My son does not usually like french toast, but he loves this!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wonderful Children Clothing Found on Etsy




Imagine clothing that keeps your children warm but will not over heat them in those cold cold months. Especially since they do run around quite a bit busy as a bee exploring every corner of the house. It will still be warm when it is wet, such as when they spill their drinks. If you are a mom, you know what I am talking about. My dear friend Sew Katiepie makes them so handsomely out of New Zealand Merino wool which is a really friendly baby/toddler fabric, being 100% natural (this is what allows children's skin to breath and will not over heat them). It is naturally flame retardant and self-extinguishing. Further, as this is a fine fiber, it does not irritate the skin like traditional wool might. Also, it is parent friendly too - machine washable.

In addition, Kate also makes cute children's aprons inspired by her little girl who loves to cook. These aprons are so pretty, they can be worn as a layer over shirt and jeans.

Get these items now before it gets cold at www.sewkatiepie.etsy.com (click on the title)

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Window of Rainbow



As an artist, colors always captivate me. These beautiful window displays took me by surprise. Is it possible...I thought I was seeing rainbows glistening in the sunlight. I wanted to buy them all and display them all over my windows at home. However, the price tags stopped me :D

I am glad to have taken the pictures. They are the next best thing to the real thing...and still capture my heart to these days.

Velvety Velvety



The first time I learned to crochet was in middle school. Apparently, as I realized now, I have been taking it for granted...until I found this wonderful yarn made out of Italian velvet. I was hooked...I was in love. It was so smooth, soft and gave me the warm fuzzy feeling but yet it looks elegant. It was beautiful. I bought some and started crocheting the amagurami balls to be used as beads. They look wonderful!! However, now I wanted something more than bead shapes. Thus, giving birth to these amazing creations of mine. They are fun, rich in textures and unique. Here are some to start with..count on many many more in the future

Monday, June 29, 2009

Flowers: the symbol of love and compassion


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27150180
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27021152
We find flowers everywhere, from a well manicured landscaping to the middle of the woods, even on a sandy beach. To me, flowers are a way of God showing how much he loves us. The sight of flowers, whenever we decide to slow down and look around, lifts our spirits up regardless of their size. They are soothing to the soul. People give flowers to their loved ones...to express their love and compassion, to show that they care. Imagine receiving flowers every morning, that will definitely start my days off right. With this thought in mind, I created this set of earrings and necklace. Whether this gift is for someone you love or for yourself...it will remind that person how much they are loved. There are seven little flowers in the middle of the necklace, perfect for a seventh anniversary gift!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

PEACHY DEALS - A Georgia Etsy's Handcrafted Sale

The sale will be held Sunday, 6/21 - Sunday, 6/28. Go to etsy (click on the blog's title) and search for gaetsyteam or peachydeals for your deals!! Great handmade items made here in Georgia.

I will be offering 15% OFF all of my jewelries, fine art photographs, paper goods and graphic services from both Kartu and Maria Luna.

Friday, June 5, 2009

From the kitchen of Tommy Allen


Hello...my name is Tommy. I am 7 years old. I love to make my own concoctions. This one is a twist of one of my favorite desserts, a rootbeer float. I called it Chocolate Rootbeer Float. I hope you like it!! Enjoy!! Oh and make sure you put in lots of love...that's what makes it taste really really good. The more love you put in it, the better it tastes!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Look who arrived in the mail today!



This sweet little penguin was made by my friend Yarnabees after the little penguin with blue feet named Chilly from the children's book 365 Penguins for my son Tommy. He is the highlight of the day. Tommy was so thrilled to see the sweet and beautifully made little Chilly...even more so when he found out that it came from Yarnabees. He looks much prettier than in the picture!!

Little Chilly came with a 'Little Chilly' bookmark which I claimed ownership to :) But who am I kidding right...we all know wh0 the bookmark will end up belonging to.

Yarnabees also makes beautiful ducks, lambs, bunnies and much more. Like Little Chilly? Get your own at
www.yarnabees.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Path Unwinding



At first sight, this piece took my breath away. It summarizes what I have learned through the winding road of my own path in life and still have to remind myself of everyday. I have wonderful people in my life who remind me of everything this labyrinth says. They made me realize that I am somebody. What I have been through is what makes me special. It makes me the person I am today. This journey is my own, nobody can do this for me...I am in charge. This wonderful piece of art work certainly does what those people did for me, without the painful conversations :) I am thankful for them everyday!!


This piece is not just beautiful, but also an inspiring one. It brings peace to my aching soul just thinking about running my fingers through it. Find this at www.jmliss.etsy.com

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sunset



If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
G.K. Chesterton

These lovely sunset pictures were taken during our Spring Break last April. I found them to be peaceful and more beautiful than I remembered it to be.

Great Stuff I Found on Etsy


This beautiful baby swing reminded me of my own childhood. My mother used to hang a long piece of material, in Indonesia we call it selendang, through the ceiling beam to swing us to sleep. Well, this is a great version of it. I am sure it works much better and easier than my mom's. Plus, it functions as a hammock for your bigger kids as well. Found it at: http://robynas.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I have made it to the Front Page of Etsy!


FINALLY!! I can hardly believe it!
Thanks Ira for letting me know :)
(of iragranteco: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7265449)

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Favorite Brownies ever!!

This is the best brownies recipe I have ever tried. It's super fudgie, gooey ooey goodness is unphantomable (is that a word?). Especially delicious right out of the oven!!

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted
4 oz melted chocolate
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp water or dark rum (or espresso)
1/2 cup nuts if desired

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease 13x9 inch baking pan.
Combine flour, baking soda an dsalt in small bowl. Stir sugar, butter, chocolate, eggs, water and vanilla extract in large bowl. Stire in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Enjoy!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

For Abby


This package I put together especially for Abby. This is what you should be looking for in the mail Abby :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I am crocheting more velvet beads!!

Vegetables and Fruit garden

My son and I planted some okra and cantalope seedlings and some basil and mints in our backyard yesterday. I was not planning to get in the dirt, but it happens to be so. It was fun none the less. Well, Tommy had fun running around the yard amongst the tall beautiful purple flowers from our weeds :( Oh well, they're beautiful none the less. I just hope the chicken wire will keep the bunny out!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Family and I are off to the Dogwood festival today. It will be very nice!! This will be the first time for us taking our son to an arts and crafts festival. I know...shame on us :(

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crochet Velvet Earrings in Moss Green


One of my favorite color: MOSS GREEN!! Elegantness in its own right. If there is such a thing as 'Urbanly Classy'...I think this is it!! Be careful viewing this picture guys as it has a calming effect, like the sea...even though they are green. :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Back at home

We're back from Savannah. We had so much fun...it was sad to leave. It was a very pleasant trip...very inspiring. A very encouraging trip for an artist trying to find her way, her place in the universe such as me :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lime green and shell necklace and earrings




I am soooo thrill to have finished this set!! These look much better than what I imagined it be!! Artisan lime green glass beads, silver findings and chain and freshwater pearls. I will list them in my store soon: http://www.marialuna.etsy.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Birds Collage Card



I am so excited about this little birds. They will sure lifts anybody's spirit up...they sure did mine. Find them at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22783348

Friday, March 20, 2009

Chinese Beads




My newest addition...how fun and cheerful!!

Very exotic, perfect for a Spring outing!! I am having a hard time resisting wearing this pair out...so somebody please get them off my hand!!