Monday, 31 March 2014

Member of the Month for March

Cloisonne Butterfly & Crystal Bracelet and Earring Set
Cloisonne Butterfly Set

Once again another month is whizzing by.
This month Karen's name was pulled from the bowl and we have been featuring many of her fabulous items in treasuries and on our Pinterest boards from her two Etsy shops:
Made With Love By Karen and Everything Florida

Karen is very versatile and offers so many different items from hand knits and handmade jewelry to tie dye shirts.

Originally from the UK, Karen moved to Florida 7 years ago.  She is a mummy to a 16 month old little girl and has 3 rescue animals.
Sounds like a busy lady!!

Still she finds time to make these lovely items for her two Etsy shops.

She has such a wide selection it is hard to decide which to feature.

Hand Knitted Fabric Ruffle Scarf
Fabric Ruffle Scarf
However, her newest items are these lovely fabric ruffle scarves like this black and red one above and this black, white, grey and pink one:
Hand Knitted Fabric Ruffle Scarf

This gorgeous Kanzashi flower headband is toddler sized but Karen also makes larger sizes.  Check out her shop and request a custom order if you don't see the size or colour you are looking for.

Kanzashi Flower Baby/Toddler Hairband

Don't forget to look into her Everything Florida shop too, where you can find her tie dye tee shirts
and other tropical delights.  

Kids Tie Dye T - Shirt Size Large in Blue, Lime Green & Green          Kid's tee shirt.  

It has been fun checking out Karen's shops this month.  Thanks Karen ... hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did!   

Hope you all stop by and see her and don't forget to check in to see who is our next lucky Member of the Month for April.  

Posted by Linda of JustOneLook for Etsy Expats.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

February Team Challenge: Best Foot Forward

Our February Challenge was to pick the item that gave the best first impression of our members' shops.

As expected, we had several wonderful entries and here is our lovely treasury.

Stained Glass Tree PanelSeveral different items were voted on.  The one with by far the most was this lovely stained glass panel from Shirl.

If it looks familiar, it is.  It was also featured in our blogspot on our member of the month for February!

We really love Shirl's items!

Once again, thanks to all who entered and commented and voted.  Couldn't do it without you!

Stop by next month to see our March treasury:  "Glitz and Glamor"

We should get some gorgeous entries for this one!  One voter per seller.... anyone can vote.
See you all there.

Posted by Linda of JustOneLook for EtsyExpats

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Member of the Month for February.

Stained Glass Orange Flower Panel

After a bit of a break for the Holidays we are back with our team member of the month.

Once again the names were all put into one of Monique's lovely glass bowls and her helper shuffled them well before picking out a name.

Yea! It's Shirl of artophile.

We are all happy to get a chance to poke through her shop and view all her lovelies.   Like this
beautiful stained glass flower panel.

 Shirl is so talented.  She paints, carves and engraves, makes stained glass and that's just what we see in her shop.
Originally from Scotland, true to her roots, one of her favourite themes is her celtic knot in many different forms.

Celtic Knot Ostrich Egg
Celtic Knot Ostrich Egg.

The intricacy of her carved ostrich eggs is amazing.  She says this one took hours.  Isn't it incredible!

Painted Celtic Knot in Purple and Turquoise
Painted Celtic knot

This is just a small sampling of Shirl's talent.  Please check out her shop and be sure to look through all sections. 

Stained Glass Tree Panel

This stained glass tree panel is beautiful.  Look at the detail. 


 Unfortunately February is a short month and 28 days went by fast.  

I asked Shirl if there was something she wanted to add like a recipe or something about her shop or creating process.  

She has a few words for us:

"Being picked for Member of the Month has been a huge thrill and I'd like to thank all the team members who made treasuries, favorited my stuff and generously showered my shop with attention. Sometimes it was quite overwhelming!

Living in the mountains of West Virginia can be a bit isolating, especially in winter, so all the love really warmed me up!

I tried to come up with a recipe to share but when I was thinking of my favorite foods, all I could think about was McVitie's Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, so here's my "recipe" for them.

Get in the car and drive through the mountains for one and a half hours until you reach Blacksburg, the town where Virginia Tech is.
Go to the Kroger store and find the International section. Calmly stride up to the shelves of British food and swipe as many packets of choccie biccies as you can fit into the buggy without causing a riot, pay for them and then drive back up the mountain road to home.
Make a cuppa strong English Breakfast tea, carefully open a packet of biccies and enjoy! 

Thanks again my lovelies, this month has been a blast!"

That sounds like a very involved recipe ...definitely time consuming and delicious:)  

Thank you too Shirl.. you keep us laughing. 

Posted by Linda of JustOneLook for Etsy Expats.