Brooches - how to wear them

>> Friday, 29 October 2010

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There's a new brooch in my collection at Ellie's Treasures.  It's another from the "Patch" series - this time he's looking for love with a little purple heart beneath his paws.

Brooches make brilliant accessories.  Not only fabulous for dressing up your clothing, but wonderful too for adding style to your hat, scarf and even your handbag.

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Here's my Ben modelling my fat cat brooch which has been clipped to the lovely burnt orange hat my hubby purchased from Folksy for me earlier in the year. 

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and here's Patch again clipped to my handbag looking very smart indeed.


Progress in many ways

>> Thursday, 21 October 2010

Do you remember my post not so long ago with a list of boring things I should really be doing for Ellie's Treasures?  Well, I'm pleased to announce I've ticked two things off my list now.  The tax man has been kept happy (actually, I'm being kept happy with a very small rebate) and I've order new business cards from Moo as they have a 50 free card offering at the moment.  That's progress!

More progress on the shop front with my own url, (which I've had for a few years) now directing straight to my Folksy shop.  Hubby bought a couple of stickers announcing this for the Landrover!  Hoping soon, probably in the New Year, to set up a Google website under this url showing shop items and links to my blog (which I'll also be streamlining), facebook fan page and twitter too.

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With Christmas just around the corner I've started crafting in a big way.  My four special peg doll Santas are all done and ready for listing early November and I've just listed something new, a hand-sewn denim key fob featuring a very cute yellow duckling.  It's available from Ellie's Treasures now and would make the perfect little stocking filler.

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Folksy Friday

>> Friday, 15 October 2010

Six more fabulous Folksy shops to feature this week - all have added Ellie's Treasures to their list of favourites, so a huge thank you to you all.

This week we have:

La Maitresse: Jacqui has a selection of personalised patchwork pincushions in her lovely shop, all of which are stunning and would make delightful presents.  It was hard to choose which colour to feature, so, after much thought, I went for the blue/green one, but all are equally lovely.

Squintessential: lots of pretty jewellery pieces to choose from here, all with fun names.  I went for this colourful bracelet under the title of "Crackle GumDrop Bracelet" - just fabulous.

Bubblegumbod Beads: "Funky, Fun and Fresh" are also in Bubblegumbod Beads' title and I can see why.  A shop worth visiting - full of lovely jewellery pieces made using delicate beads.

Lucy Loo's shop is one you can ponder over for quite a while!  So many gorgeous handmade lovelies to choose from including bags, purses, pendants, brooches and darling mushroom pillows.

Sugarplum kawaii: pretty pieces of jewellery some inspired by her daughter's love of Japanese things.  Perfect as a treat for yourself or as a unique gift for someone you love.  I usually pick owl items if they're available, but this time I've chosen the unusual Pegasus wing.

Printed on Ribbon: a much needed supply shop that does just what it says in it's shop title!  Satin ribbon printed with your own special message - perfect to finish off your parcels.

La Maitresse Squintessential

Bubblegumbod Beads Lucy Loo's

Sugarplum kawaii Printed on Ribbon

Click on the pic to go straight to the shop.


Christmas is coming ...

>> Wednesday, 13 October 2010

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Last year, one of my best sellers in and out of my online shop were little dolly peg Santas, Pixies and Angels.  This year I've started to make more dolly peg Santas but with a twist.  This year's decoration is going to be called "Count down to Christmas" as Santa carries a small sack of notices that can be changed each day as you count down the last few days before Christmas day.  Seeing as how children generally break up from school quite late in December, counting down the last six days will be a something the whole family can do without that rush to get out of the house in the morning!
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Hand painted and hand sewn, these dolly pegs are taking quite a long time to put together so I'm only making four to start with.  This is because I'd also like to build up my selection of other goodies for sale before the Christmas rush.  This will include more Patchies, brooches and new key fobs too.
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Aiming to put my new Santas in my shop from the beginning of November, so watch out for them.
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Folksy Friday

>> Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hello again! Here's my next set of fabulous Folksy shops to be featured in my Folksy Friday picks this week. Big thanks to you all for adding Ellie's Treasures as a favourite shop.

This week we have:

Wooden Wonders: truly stunning pieces crafted from wood to produce wonderful items. Due to its gorgeous colours, I've chosen to feature this bowl made from burr elm.

crafted: a lovely collection of vintage inspired goodies. This pretty checked lavender heart would look brilliant in any home.

jamie cameron-hughes: Wow! What an amazing collection of photographic prints in Jamie's shop. It took me ages to decide which one to feature, they all seem to tell a story perfectly. I finally settled on this photograph of graffeti in London.

Fresh "n" Funky Cards: not just cards though, gorgeous keepsake boxes too and look - I've found this pretty hanging wooden heart. I can't resist hearts!

Slate Sea Studio: anyone who is a lover of beachcombing is my friend. Having grown up near the sea I can understand the love of this past-time. Take a peek at this necklace, made from silver plated findings and a pretty boat charm, it really is quite elegant and unique.

Fairy Foo Foo: is a craft supply shop with some fabulous lovelies to browse through and choose from. I went for the cute cupcake buttons! Well, who wouldn't!?

Wooden Wonders crafted

jamie cameron-hughes Fresh "n" Funky Cards

Sea Slate Studio Fairy Foo Foo

Click on the pic to get to the shop.  See you next week!



to all my new fans who follow Ellie's Treasures blog - lovely to have you here. Can't leave out my "old" fans of course, so big wave to you too!

Would like to thank all the lovely people who have offered me a Sunshine Blog Award, I'm really touched and have displayed the award on my Our Day blog page. Elaine x

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