Sunday, July 31, 2011

feeling a touch victorian

feeling just a touch victorian-- this week's imteam members and special guest feature items that possess a certain old world charm with a modern edge... from left to right top row: WickedDarling, troubled, liradesigne, frogfruit, aroluna, ParaNoir--- happy august!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pottery, lavander and cinnamon

Visiting etsy shops is so much fun! Take a look of what I found to make our homes look gorgeous and smell like a garden!
Just a few ideas from etsy imteam member shops and one very special guest.

Top row from left to right: soaploaves, 5gardenias, catherinereece
Bottom row from left to right: jakesclayart, JDWolfePottery, LaTouchables

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monochrome Magic

Nothing says "chic" better than the classic black & white! This nuno felted shawl is just the perfect mix of classic colors & avantgarde shape to match zillions of outfits and occasions :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Bicycle Tour across the Baltic Sea Countries

This beautiful list by TwoSadDonkeys is the favorite for last weeks team challenge, "What I Did on my Summer Vacation." 

It was difficult to choose, they all were wonderful- so here are a couple more favorites!
Thanks everyone for participating!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

farmhouse literal

Who hasn't heard "every kitchen needs a rooster/chicken"? These farm dwellers just draw your aesthetic eye in and fit in more rooms than just the kitchen. Items by LaTouchables, peylu and TheJoyofColor.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

the Real Studio Managers - 4. Max, Molly and Poppy

This is part 4 of a series showing the REAL managers behind the artists of the In the Making team on etsy

Please meet IMteam member Jane from etsy shop The Dog House with her 3 studio managers

Max, Molly and foster greyhound Poppy keeping her very, very busy ...

not only does Jane do the screen printing on her clothing and accessories under the watchful eye of discerning Max but ...
(he loves to approve those Treat bags!)

... she is also expected to prepare healthy meals and treats on demand!

Here is Molly calling for Jane, wondering if she switched the oven on correctly for the cookies - because they are taking a long, long time ...

and ofcourse, foster greyhound Poppy is wondering why on earth you get to wear a doggie bandana called Nom Nom Nom without actually doing the 'nom, nom nom' ...

While Max continues his inspections of the Treat bags, albeit the small ones this time

and he supervises Molly as she inspects a Treat bag too
... 'get that nose in closer Molly - put a wet patch on the corner ...'

... and who mentioned anything about Tricks??!

we don't do tricks around here says Max,

surely one look from me is more than enough for a treat?!

yeah! me too! says Poppy - now let's get out for a stretch before we all get too fat eating treats

and when Jane takes everyone out to stretch their legs,

well, er, a nice bit of Scottish sunshine and a warm day can only mean one thing -

- relaxin' on the grass!

who said getting out meant running?! surely that's over-rated?!
just because you are the fastest dog on earth doesn't mean you have to prove it every time you go outside! sheesh!

ofcourse Jane would need to take a bag with her, filled with, er,

let me guess .....

... treats!?!

and after a hard day's work, er, supervision, of Jane

then it''s time to put the feet up and relax

- but not Jane ofcourse! the oven is still on isn't it, making the next batch of treats?

and how on earth can Jane get inspiration for her etsy shop if not from Molly and her adorable poses ...

and Poppy and her adorable poses ... (with, ahem, her boyfriend!)

and ofcourse Max too,
taking it easy after a hard day of treating, em, I mean supervising!
- hey! put the light out! I need my beauty sleep and some shut eye!

....... Same time next month - meet more of the REAL managers doing REAL work!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Growth Team Challenge Winners

Last week's team treasury challenge theme was "growth". We had so many beautiful & original interpretations, it was really hard to pick my favourites. However, this wonderful nature-inspired one by tundradear stood out:

'My, How You've Grown...' by tundradear

am imteam challenge~ "growth"

















I also loved this slightly more abstract one by kathiroussel:

'Growth Spurts' by kathiroussel

















& I couldn't resist folkartvision's playful take on "growth" either:

'Quantity Illustrated' by folkartvision

IMteam challenge - growth

















Thank you to everyone who entered - I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your treasuries. You can see all the last week's "growth" challenge entries on our Etsy team page . Tundradear is choosing this week's team treasury challenge theme...