Monday, April 27, 2009

You've got Mail!

Oh, I'm so happy! This morning, the postman delivered a little package I was very impatient to receive : it contained 2 pairs of earrings I bought from Suuskeramiek, a Deutsch Etsy seller who makes lovely porcelain earrings... unfortunately, looks like the mail between the Netherlands and Canada is pretty slow and my package took a month to arrive!.... Anyway, it was worth the wait and I'm very happy : )

As I had been checking my mailbox with excitement for the last 2 weeks, it inspired a "You've got Mail!" theme for the Treasury list I made this weekend... Oh, what a pleasure it is to receive a package through the mail!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Jars of Cute

Look what I've found on the internet : a design blog called "Jars of Cute" that featured my Carmen and Madama Butterfly necklaces in January under the title "sexy necklaces".... oh, I'm soooo flattered!!!

Madama Butterfly was also featured in March in Lillyella's blog in the category "Sunday splurges". Lillyella is a successful Etsy seller who makes lovely jewelry. Her blog is in my favorites, check it out at the bottom of the page.

Drawing a bean sprout on Earth Day

I cannot resist showing these 2 pictures of my younger son drawing on a supermarket paper bag on Earth Day... This was a project done in my older son's class in order to encourage people to use recyclable grocery bags instead of plastic ones. As we had an extra paper bag, I gave it to my little one and told him to draw a tree or some flowers or birds... but he said that he didn't know how to draw a tree : (

Fortunately enough, he had just come back from preschool with 2 little sprouts that his teacher identified as "red beans" so we gave him one for inspiration and it worked!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Front Page!

Yes!!! My Treasury made it to the Front Page today! A few items sold, congratulations to these talented sellers : )

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I knew it!

I knew it! I told you Betsy3's Treasury was worth being on the Front Page and sure enough, "Primavera" was proudly showing its lovely colors this afternoon on Etsy's Front Page! Thank you Betsy and Etsy : )

Now, here is my latest list : it's called "Naturally" and I'm pretty happy with it...

Here's also a sneak peak of a necklace I'll be listing this weekend. I've named it "Ma douce" because it has very soft colors. This gorgeous button comes from France, it was part of another "treasury" : one that I received through the mail and that had been curated by my aunt who lives in Paris... She had gone shopping for me in a few of these wonderful craft shops where I would spend all my savings - if I had any!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I really enjoy making lists for the Treasury on Etsy : every Etsy user can become a "curator" by choosing 12 items featured in her "favorites" and arrange them according to colors or themes. Then, the big game is to look at each other's lists and comment : "oh, this is so lovely!", "what a stunner!", "I really love this color palette!", etc... and avidly scroll down the Treasury to see if your own items are featured somewhere... Ultimately, your talents as a curator might be recognized by the Etsy administration who will put your list on the Front Page of the web site for up to an hour! This is very rewarding for the "curator" and a fantastic promotional tool for the sellers.

Anyway, I just wanted to show you a list created by Betsy3, a seller from Italy, who featured my "Blossoms" earrings in her latest Treasury. I really like this list and I hope it will make the Front Page : )

Monday, April 20, 2009

So lovely...

Yesterday, it was sunny in Vancouver. I met for brunch with a friend I had not seen in a long time; she took me to an art gallery that serves brunch on the weekends... it was lovely!

As this gallery is just a few steps away from my favorite place in Vancouver, Granville Island, I went there to buy some fish at the market, look at the flower displays, enjoy a short stroll along the water, the artisans'studios and the charming shops... it's always so inspiring!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Flowers and Butterflies

My husband makes fun of me : "Let's see your blog! Is there something new?"... and of course, he knows I haven't really posted anything yet : (

I'm actually a little bit intimidated - what should I write about?

Mmmm.... what about posting a nice picture of a bouquet I made the other day to celebrate Spring? I like this picture because I love flowers, I love bright colors and also, I love these paper butterflies I made a few months ago with pretty papers!

Flowers, colors, butterflies, paper : the core inspiration for *olala* design...