Wednesday, October 14, 2009

treasure spotlight 1

Part of the fun of winning a giveaway, buying something from a blogging friend's shop, being part of a swap, or giving or receiving a Pay-it-Forward gift is making others aware of some of the inspiring creativity among us in Blogland.

I am so happy when I find that a post of mine has lead new followers to someone's blog or shop. Whenever I display the treasure spotlight image in a post, you will know that I will be showing and sharing the work of some talented bloggers.


I was among the very lucky winners of the First Lollishop Design Team Giveaway. This coolest of cool rings was made by Michele at Life on This Good Day. I was so impressed by this giveaway that I decided to open a Lollishop. (Now if I could just find the time to work on my new shop)

GASP! Michele included this beautiful tag, too. Ooh la la! Michele has online shops at both Etsy and Lollishops; both can be accessed through her blog.


Maryjane of The Beehive Cottage is my fairyblogmother. She leaves the most encouraging comments, has sent me gifts just-because, and if you read her blog you will find the sweetest and spunkiest role-model there ever could be. Maryjane has 2 shops on Etsy, both accessible from her blog. She creates beautiful tags, like the irresistible one I purchased (above), among other things.

BOOtiful banners streaming with seam binding, like this one that she sent me for my birthday. (See -- fairyblogmother!)

One of Maryjane's birthday banners. A just-because from the little busy bee herself!Link
I hope you will visit both Michele and Maryjane's blogs and shops. As for me, my week has been crazy-busy. I haven't even sewn a stitch yet (eeek!) and I am way behind on my blog visits and comments. I did manage to mail Debi's birthday swap.

tee hee!



koralee said...

I will go visit...these items are amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing! xoxox

tales from an oc cottage said...

Every day is like Christmas at your house!!!!


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Julie Harward said...

How very cute..all of it..will go see! are so lucky..and I think a nice, nice lady~ Come say hi :D

Rose Brier Studio said...

Elyse, your spotlights reminded me I have never thanked you on my blog for the lovely button. So Thurs my post is about you! I even told folks to come over and say hi. I hope they do.
Thanks again!

debi said...

Hi Elyse,
Thanks for the cute, cute links. I just found the sweetest charm in Michelle's etsy shop that I had to have. Can't wait to get it.
Hope things at work slow down so you can work on your pretty chair skirt.
Can't wait to 'meet' you on Sunday!
Happy almost birthday!
Hugs, Debi

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Tinker~
Very cute post! I love to discover a new blog and I will visit both blogs & online shops. The banners are darling, you lucky duck! Have a great day!

LiLi M. said...

I'm off to one of your links, I'm a lurker at the Beehive. Good luck on your personal swap for Natasha's challenge, I still have to start...but wasn't that the idea behind this all, that you just don't make time for yourself? LOL! Have a lovely day and take care!

Lori said...

Elyse, i think i smell some procrastination over here...i hope the fumes from my blog have not infected you...LOL...congrats on your Lolli win!!!

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing these great sites for gorgeous treasures. Can't wait to visit! Have a blessed day:)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohhh how lovely, thanks for sharing all these wonderful places.

Claudia said...

Love hearing about new-to-me bloggers and shops! I already know Maryjane and love her creativity. She and I hoped to meet up when I was in California, but never managed to - darn!

Sister arrives today. We will chat, go to antique shops, and to the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck - full of knitters and spinner and artists from all over! It is supposed to rain most of the time she is here - darn it. But we will have fun!


luckygirlgifts said...

Congratulations on winning the adorable ring. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more.
Congratulations on your lollishop. Wow, you are a busy woman.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
Cari b.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this post so very much. I too blog about cottage industries because, well, what could be better than made by hand from the heart?

I'm off to visit the links - have a beautiful day!


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh you sweet thing Elyse, my fairyblogdaughter! I am so grateful I am part of your life and think of you always! Thank you for the spotlight and your endearing words! xox I just love you to pieces sweetie! xox


Beth Gales said...

Thanks for the great links and that card is precious!

Michele-thisgoodday said...

Hi Elyse! You are so sweet and kind to blog about your ring and my little shop!!! I'm breathing a *sigh* to know that you are happy with the giveaway now that you see it in person. Thanks for is going to be fun getting to know you better! :)

Liz said...

LOVE that birthday banner! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Great stuff! I've seen some of these and may need to take the plunge! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hey Elyse, can we switch mail boxes? Mine seems to have a hole in it or somethin!!
Geez, girl I love the goodies you got. Thank you for the links. Have to go check them out. Both girls are very talented. I love that tag and your Birthday banner is cute.
Thank you for coming by today and for your well wishes.
Big Hugs!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful crafters with all of us! It is so nice to "pay it forward"! I am going to pay a visit to each of them!

Fondly, Carrie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Elyse, I LOVE to showcase other bloggers and there talents too!! It is one of the best parts of blogging. I love that you made a special image for it too! That ring is sooo cute! Charlotte dolls are my faves.! Congratulations on so many wins!! AND for opening a Lollishop!! I am sure you will do so well :)

LaurieStar said...

Oooh... what beautiful things you have there! I love that tag banner across your window! Neat!

icandy... said...

Wonderful goodies, Elyse! My fave... I think, is that ring!! What a sweet, sparkly face! Enjoy all of those sweet treats!
Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hello ELyse,

The tags are pretty and perfect adornment for your window as banner.

I like the shutters too and that they only cover half the window :-)

The Cottage Girl said...

Oh my you are getting really busy! So much to see. Thank you for sharing and the great info!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,
I love the treasures that you won for the giveaway. I have a lollishop too. Your tinkered treasures will be well received there, I love all of the things.

I love how you hung that banner over the curtains. Happy weekend.

someplace in thyme said...

All of those are so pretty Elyse. You are a very lucky gal for sure, but then, I have seen some bloggers at the receiving end of some of your treasures, beautiful to say the least, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

cammy said...

What a lovely idea - Treasured Spotlight. I am off now to visit these "new-to-me" blogs and shops. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i hope its not too late to wish you happy birthday Elyse and many happy returns! hope your birthday was fun & awesome!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

So many pretty things out there and thank you for bringing them to our attention! Have a nice day! Twyla

icandy... said...

Well, hello there sweet Elyse!
I just came from Debi's and hear that you share the same birthday! How fun!
Happy Birthday!

Catherine said...


KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Hi, your blog is so delightful! Lots of goodies you can play with wow! You will be the recipiant of a gift in the mail, I was fwd. by Lizzy to send a gift and I'm trying to find out what you love! Hope you like it:) Hugs, kimberly