Mercury Glass Bottle by satisfind.etsy.com
Can you get your head around it being mid December already? Well I hope you're all enjoying the buzz of this merry season - gathering favourite family recipes to bake, choosing what to wear for the parties, enjoying buying lots of wonderful handmade goodies for presents.... in our house it's actually not so much like this at all, not in this heat in the southern hemisphere!
I'd like to share with you some lovely Christmas and Holidays' items and images to give a feast for the eyes to get you in the mood where ever you are in the world right now... thanks to all the Etsy artists and designers for the following :-)
Land of Winter Wonder Original painting by JanelleTompkins.etsy.com
Tropical Santa Claus Pink Flamingo Dish by wiseimpressions.etsy.com
Satin Baby Doll Carnie Cream and Gold DRESS and CUFFS, crude designs by Lana Guerra aoa at CrudeThings.etsy.com
... and finally for now..
Sterling Sea Glass and Pearls Bracelet by BeachGlassMemories.etsy.com
Hope you enjoyed looking at these fine seasonal pieces,
love from around the world from the Fashion Design and Lifestyle Team X
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
The Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Team (a.k.a FDLTeam) Today (Nov 14-Nov 16) are starting a great and fun promotion: Buy one and get a gift for free!! That means that every Purchase comes with a extra goody!!! How nice! So go to Etsy and look for the tag "FDLDEAL"
You'll find great deal and amazing sellers...Have fun and Enjoy shopping.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Jewel colours are our hot topic this week... no easy task in choosing some great pieces to share with you at Etsy but the stunning stained glass panel above made by livingglassart, in a cool shade of sapphire will be a good start! The image speaks volumes... all that texture and vibrancy. This next image is of a print in juicy emerald shades...
I have certainly found a few favourites on this search for jewel toned items... I feel an FDL team challenge coming on.... ;-)
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
At long last, the team happenings for May! Another very busy month for this amazing team!
Delightworthyn's fantastic hats were featured in the latest issue of Altered Couture magazine. Check out her feature as well as her other creations in her Etsy shop! We are also waiting to hear more about that mysterious marriage proposal ...
Right along side her in the same Altered Couture magazine is another team member, Rebeccasartcloset. Be sure to check out her feature and amazing shop, too!
One of our resident artists had a smashing month! Kristen Stein of Kristensteinfineart found out her art will be in an upcoming movie, "The Roommate". We are so happy to know that the world will get to see Kristen's amazing art!
She was also featured in ThisMomCanShop and MyShoppingConnection, as well as being written up in Philly's City Paper. Congrats to Kristen for all this great publicity!
Alchemistart was featured on the North Georgia Team Blog in an article about Father's Day.
NoraKaren was featured on Mirkwoodcottage, landed in the the Etsy Travel Guide, and had some interesting visits from a nocturnal black cat.
In addition, she and Hollyillustration did a fabulous collaboration this month, combining fashion illustration and the matching capelet creation. Check out both of these talented artists!
Nuvonova was in the Etsy Storque feature on Handmade Weddings. We also want to wish her great luck in her new job for a design house in London.
Capitolagirl was featured in Etsy Finds: Schools Out, Start Shopping.
Eikumpel was on the front page of Etsy.
We also spotted Atelierdesoyun on the front page of Etsy.
Allthingspretty has some big changes as she is moving from New Zealand to Australia. Best of luck!!! And congrats on your Front Page feature, too!
On a final note, we are looking forward to hearing more from Peter and Jenn, of Octopedalarts, about their recent trip to Greece and any new inspiration for their creations.
Be sure to click on the links to all of these fabulous shops and features!
Till next month ...
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
A lovely outfit has been fabulously completed with these suggestions from FDL blog readers and FDL Team Members...
Petite Emmanuelle ring
Etienne Aigner vintage pumps
and because I am all about color... Chiffon scarf
Thanks to everyone who participated and the Lovely creators of all of thes beautiful items. Take a moment to visit their Etsy shops!
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Now... its your turn readers. Put on your most fabulous fashionista and help coordinate a memorable outfit based on the inspiration piece.
Do You Want to Play Paper Dolls?If so, here's how the Paper Dolls game works:
1. Check out this week's inspiration piece.
2. Browse ANY shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com) and hunt for coordinates to complete the fashionable look, using the Versailles Silk coat from Suite. You may look for boot/shoes, jewelry, accessories, bags, and any other items any Etsy shop (including your own).
3. Once you've found some items that match, come back here and leave a comment with an item listing link.
We will be selecting the items you list in the Comments below and revealing a complete outfit in two weeks-- so be sure to come back to the FDL Team Blog then for the outfit reveal.
This post was written for the FDL team by Becca from www.happiknits.etsy.com
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
This stunning vest from Allthingspretty, so bohemian! I love it very in fashion, and what a great use for all those old school doilies!
This lovely eco and organic bag from Atelierdesoyun. I am in love with this! Perfect for toting whatever with you.
All the girls were raving over this awesome redo of a t-shirt from Lovetosew. Very cool! Release your inner wild child!
These shoes from Norakaren are to die for! Have those leftover dyeables from that wedding? Convo Nora, she'll turn them into something worth keeping! Lovely!
This piece of art from Kristensteinfineart sums up Earth day in a lovely way. Beautiful work Kristen!
Wedding season upon us and Nuvonova has some awesome bridesmaid, shower gift ideas. Lovely Clara!
Cuffs are very fashionable and Mylittleaura has created a pretty and feminine wrist decoration!
I (Happiknits)made this little Earth Friendly flower brooch from a recycled denim skirt, vintage lace and buttons and some fabric scraps.
This awesome necklace from Daintycrochetbyaly Lovely work Aly! What a great use of camo!
To find more earth friendly challenges pieces search fdlearth on Etsy.