Some casually cool finds in easy-on-the-eyes shades of vanilla, denim, and cream from a few of our hard-working teamepers.
Hope your weekend ahead is filled with mental relaxation and productivity of the hands--something I'm constantly working for on my weekends!
Good evening, Team! I sincerely hope those of you in the southern portion of the US made it through the terrible storms last night. They passed just to the west of my area, thank God, but left some devastation behind in a couple of my neighboring states.
Sorry, this is such a late post for me, but I wanted to share a few things that jumped out at me whilst browsing through teamepe items. I'm really loving this soft, fruit sorbet palette right now and then I caught sight of that cute table and had to include it, too. I was tempted to try and collect some things related to the Royal Wedding, but I figured there's enough of that talk in the media right now so I spared you. ;)
Thanks for the well-wishes from last week. I'm mostly better and so is my family. My 10-month-old has heard me blow my nose so much that she now mimics the sound. I'll excuse myself to the bathroom and, for every blow, hear a tandem "pffffff" coming from her crib across the hall. It's really cute.
Will you be watching the wedding coverage? I think I might try and catch some of it.
Hey, team. Just wanted to drop in really quick and apologize for not having an actual post for you all today. My household is sick and I just haven't had it in me to go a-hunting. I hope to be back to normal next week.
For those of us who sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by juggling all that we do, this video has a great message. It was recently posted by The Road Safety Council from Down Under. The focus is about road safety; however, there is a wonderful message that connects to how we live.
Just this morning I was adding more tasks to my todo list, feeling the familiar twinges of frenzy while figuring out how to get everything done. Then I received news from a dear family member who is undergoing another round of chemotherapy as surgery is not an option. And so I'm forcing myself to slow down so that I can focus on what truly matters: Life, loved ones, the promise of spring ...
Two new tasks have been added to the very top of my todo list: "slow down and breathe".
Introducing... My name is Sule, I live in Istanbul the most crowded and magnificent city of Turkey.I am graduated from Business Administration Faculty,I am a pr professional besides having a shop on Etsy. Our shop name is “Bysweetmom”, inspired from my Sweet creative MOM. We opened our shop with “my sweet mom”, my mom is not familiar with computers so I manage our shop. We are a cosy family company. My sweetmom has been always so creative. When I was a child, I was watching her while she was sewing, knitting, crocheting or creating something new. She can’t sit without doing nothing and I am the daughter of my mom:) So, I love crafting since I knew my self...I am very proud of being daughter of such a SWEETMOM! She is a creative angel, perfect mom, good friend, excellent teacher, wonderful person… I learned lots of thing from her and still learning… My beloved,creative sister Sebnem (aka “ shebbodesign” and ”pashiko” shops on Etsy), is the person whom introduced me with Etsy. She helped me lot, I learned everything about Etsy from her, all my photos are taken by my talented sister. She is also a good crafter and knitter. I am also a porcelain painter. We all family members feeds each other with our talents and creations. We all complete each other:)
I was looking for a new team and saw Etsy Project Embrace. The aim of the team influenced me and joined to team. Etsy Project Embrace is a good cause, unfortunately cancer is a very common disease, four years ago I lost one of my best friend from colon cancer and I am so sensitive about this disease.
What is your favorite possession, and why do you cherish it? My favorite possession would definitely my silver jewelery. Without them I feel naked:)
Is there something special you collect? (If so, photos are very welcome!) I love marionnetes, 4 years ago I took a puppet course ;so I can also make my own pupets:) and I have been collecting puppet for the past 4 years..
Do you have a blog? URL? For the time being, unfortunately no. But, I already took my blog adress from blogger , creating my blog is the “major” topic in my next month’s TO DO list.
Where do you hope to be, personally and in your artistic endeavors, in say 10 years time? Living in a giant metropole (more than 13 million people lives in Istanbul, and Istanbul connects 2 different continents Europe and Asia; there is always traffic jam, so many people etc.) brings a lot of difficulties, even I love my born city, in 10 years time - I am dreaming to live in a peaceful and calm place near by the sea in nature surrounded by olive trees at Eagean side of my country. Living in a stone house - countinue creating with “my sweet mom” while listening the whisper of peaceful Eagean wind... Thanks
Happy Saint Patrick's Day, team! Honestly, it's not a day I've ever really celebrated--even after turning 21. I did a little reading up on this holiday since, before now, I've known it more as Wear Green or Get Pinched Day, but figured that if it was named after a saint, there's bound to be more to it than wearing green and drinking Guinness. Surprise--I was right. It was once a religious feast day. I didn't know that until after I'd gathered these Irish & kitchen-themed items from our team. Serendipity strikes again.
Also, I found a recipe for Chocolate Stout Cake from Smitten Kitchen in case you're looking for something else to do with that Guinness.
FYI: According to wikipedia (which we all know is always 100% accurate), the color that was originally associated with Saint Patrick was...
Next week, in light of the devastation in Japan, I'm hoping to gather plenty of finds supporting the relief efforts. Until then, this video will both warm and break your heart.
Hi all! I'm Stephanie from Bonita Bellita and I'm so glad to have some time with you! Bonita Bellita is my etsy shop, and the name comes from my belief that everyone is in their own way beautiful (bonita is beautiful in spanish) and Bellita is my daughter who's nickname is Bella, and the -ita makes it more of an endearing term. It's also a play on Bella, Italian for beautiful. My shop holds lots of little treasures to choose from. Most are hair accessories, little blooming bobby pins are my favorite, but there also are rings, the occasional necklace, brooches, and I'll be introducing earrings and some home decor soon. Everything I make comes from my home in sunny southern California.
I learned about Etsy Project Embrace around Christmas time, when another shop Lillyella (www.etsy.com/shop/lillyella) told me about a fun Christmas exchange she was doing. I took a quick peek and found it was based on good etsy shops that wanted to do a little more than just sell fabulous items; they wanted to give a helping hand back to others who were hurting, specifically from cancer. It hit me personally, because my mom was diagnosed with cancer this last year. It made me want to do something. I decided this was a good way to achieve that goal.
Out of everything in my shop, I think my favorite to share with everyone is the Golden Afternoon hairband (www.etsy.com/listing/60053425/golden-afternoon-hairband). It was just an experiment, and it turned out beautifully. It's been requested for weddings and now there will be more color options coming soon from the fantastic feedback from everyone! The color just matches so much, and it flatters everyone!
Golden Afternoon Hairband
One of the things that inspires me is also one of my possessions most dear to my heart. My wedding ring. It's not just pretty diamonds or a promise of love, it's a symbol of the support from my amazing husband. His own wedding ring and mine were custom made by his grandparents so its generations of love, not just a brand new ring (although I would just love one of those too! Since I work with my hands on a constant basis, it's nice to see a little glint of sparkle and be reminded that my other half as well as my ring's is out there, loving me too.
I also like to collect photos... well, take photos is a better way to say it. I take all the photos for my shop, but I also do photography for fun on the side. All my family events, friendly gatherings, and just in general my life are always captured on my Canon camera. I keep cds of it all, I want to keep those memories for mychildren one day.
I try to share a bit on my blog, but I'm not always as devoted to it as I should be. However, if you'd like to visit me atbonitabellita.blogspot.comyou're more than welcome to!
The current dream is to have some stores locally consign my items over the next few years (so far there is just one dear shop that does for my baby items) and then one day, probably during that 10th year, to have a brick-and-mortar shop. There will be expanded lines of clothes and house decor, which I also want to get involved in. I don't just want to hold my own items, but also those of other artists with a similar dream. By then I also want to be in a home with a garden, more fluent in spanish.