Wednesday, 27 November 2013

It's That Time of Year Again

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time for the fun and the parties and the get togethers... unless of course you are far from home and your friends and families.

For many, this time of year is difficult.  It's a reminder of how far away we have traveled and what we have left behind.  A slap in the face. What was I thinking?  How can I live so far from the ones I love, the ones who love me?  What to do now?

Well you congregate with people in similar circumstances that's what you do.  You create your own little family.  That's what we do on the Etsy Expat team.  We tell each other our stories and get to know one another.... we create our own expat family.  We laugh and cheer each other up and on.  We promote each other's shops and make anyone who wants to stop by and chat with us welcome.

Come by and say hello.  You will fit right in.  We have all found a place to belong in a world that is different and strange to us. You can too.

Find us here:

Everyone is welcome.

p.s. Bring your sense of humour... we like to have a laugh

posted by Linda of  JustOneLook

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Etsy Expats' Holiday Gift Guide for 2013

complied by silentmagician

Creative people from all over the world participate in the Expat team. Each of us have experienced different adventures, learning, and cultures, and have our own unique way of bringing all of these together in our shops.

This guide showcases the great selection available from our team, the wide variety of products, and the creativity and skill of our members. The list below shows a sample from each shop, and has been organized by only one possible type of gift you can find there, so if you see anything you like be sure to follow the link to see a store's full selection. Check it out for unique and exotic gifts from around the globe!


  • Atelier Jen: Papier Mâché - unique, original handmade pieces.

  • Realfaery: Felted Accessories, Home Decor, Clothing and Jewellery

  • Anulz: Enameled Silver Contemporary Design Jewelry

  • Felt Natural: Bridal Wraps, Felted Wedding Shawls, Eco Bridal

  • All Things Joy: All handcrafted apparel and housewares made with joy



  • Yarn Birdy: Hand-knit toys, accessories and treasures



  • Lyla Supplies: Unique Top Quality Turkish Jewelry Supplies & Gemstones

  • Japonpon: Japanese homewares and craft supplies shop


  • Miette Goes Places: Linocut and painting prints of some fantastic places in the world (Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Belize...).



  • T.I.E.STRAPIT: Accessories Tablet strap iPad Kindle Strap Tablet case


  • The Hope Tree: french vintage and french antiques found in France.

  • Dorsbien: French Antique linens, vintage curios, grain sacks.

  • Stitch Mikki: Textile art , Anime , Art cards , Fabric landscapes


  • The Lemon Hive: The Lemon Hive sells hand drawn cards, calendars, and prints.


  • Joystreet: Joystreet Handmade Glass Jewelry and Other Goodies

  • AKandKO: Small works on paper, paintings, drawings, prints

  • Artophile: I make original stained glass panels, suncatchers, stars,and wee decorative doodads to brighten up your windows and your life!

Friday, 8 November 2013

October Challenge: Winter White / Summer Sun

Beautiful winter whites and summer golds and yellows in this month's treasury.

One item stood out as the favourite.

This sunshine yellow egg cup and salt shaker from
Spotted Sparrow Vintage.

Vintage 1960s Yellow Egg Cup and Salt Pot by  Hummel  W.Germany
 What a lovely way to start the day with this on the breakfast table!

**  Congratulations Catherine!  **


We are taking a break from our team challenges over the Holiday season.  We'll be back with a new challenge in the new year so check us out then.

Thank you team for your support all year.  We've had some wonderful treasuries.


In the meantime, we will be promoting our gift items so keep an eye open for our gift blog coming up soon.

posted by Linda of Just One Look 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

October Member of the Month:

Ultrasuede Card Holder, Button-Down Pouch, Cotton Lined, Recycled Fabric Scraps, Vintage Button
Ultrasuede wallet made from new leftover fabric scraps.

Well October came and went and I didn't announce the new member of the month!
Well it was me!
Yes, my name was pulled from the bowl.  Thanks to Monique and her helper.

What a wonderful month it has been.  My favourite time of year.  My birthday month too.

I am Linda and I have two Etsy shops.

Just One Look
where I have some of my handmade retro clothing, a few vintage items, supplies and recycled items from left over fabric pieces or upcycled materials such as denim.

Dress, Long, Spaghetti Strap, Ladies, Asymmetric Hem, Tall, Bust 34 35in
I love this tie dye fabric dress


My other shop is Sew Fine Fashions where I offer my handmade accessories like jewelry pouches, stock ties, shrugs and snoods and also ring pillows.

I hope to be adding more variety to both my shops in the coming year.

Ring Pillow, White Brocade Heart, Red Rose, Swarovski Crsytals,
Red Rose Ring Pillow

 Grey spotted bag with a choice of ribbon
Jewelry Pouch, Choose Your Ribbon, Circular Drawstring, Cotton Fabric and Lining, Inside Pockets   

Stock Tie, Straight Stock, Peach Paisley, Cotton Fabric.
Peach  Paisley Stock Tie

My fellow team members have featured so many of my items in treasuries and on the team this month. I am sharing a few of my favourites.

Thank you team for adding more happiness to what was already a great month.