Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer 2015 Trends Inspired by The1960's

This year’s fashion has a lot of 1960’s inspiration. From the floral patterns in dresses, to the hair, shoes, and handbags, the 1960’s are everywhere.

Here are some women wear designs that are popular this summer:

The Floral dress. The juniors' hippy-inspired festival wear of poppy florals have moved into the older contemporary market and offer a playful update for jackets, occasion wear and casual work looks.

Sunflower Print Spaghetti Stripe Mini Dress

Palm and banana-leaf print are in as well. Here is a J crew design.

Tribal patterns receive a makeup with a high-summer palette of tangerine, sunny yellow and neon green. The Aztec print is still in, but in bright shades. Here are some knicker shorts:

Boohoo Imogen Bright Tribal Print Knicker Shorts

The Pop culture fashion is back with innovative designs.
Adidas Originals 'Dragon' T-shirt

Bold stripes like deck chair stripes continue to be a love print this summer.
Trina Turk Martha Belted Stripe-Skirt Dress

I hope you found something that you like and got inspired to add some new pieces to your closet.
Happy shopping!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Finds- July Trends

Welcome to this Weekend Friday Finds!
 This week’s treasury theme was “July Trends”. We selected a great treasury curated by Andreea Radu from FunkyBoxStudio. Andreea’s shop offers gift boxes and packaging supplies as well as other paper goodies like gift tags, coasters, envelopes and table numbers. Andreea has also a letterpress studio, which you can find here.

Here is one of her creations:

                                                   12 Gift bags grey-white-natural-brown


July Trends
Free shipping - Mason Vases - Jars - Set of 3 - Distressed Chalk Finish - Yellow - Ivory Hydrangea - Floral - Shabby Chic - Country
Organic ROSEMARY MINT Hair Wax {created with certified organic ingredients}.
Newborn Photo Prop / Baby Knit Hat, Fox Hat, Newborn baby Hat, Baby Boy, Baby girl, Photography Props
Golden Leather Butterfly Barefoot Sandal, (12 color options) Bridesmaid Gift, Gold Anklet, Dance shoes, Belly dance accessories, Leg jewelry
Let's Cook Heisenberg Cutting Board Kitchen Decor Breaking Bad Inspired  Walter White  Custom Engraved Gift for him
Hand painted silk scarf Yellow Roses/ Peach scarf handpainted/ Silk scarf/ Roses scarf/ Floral scarves/ Small scarf with floral motif/
50% Off SALE,Gold Love Ship steering wheel charm necklace with shiny pebbles, screws and gold chains, charm necklace,gifts for her jewelry
MUM & DAD handmade magnets set of 2 reworked board games natural white retro gift
Yellow Blue Round Dangle Earrings - Yellow Soutache Jewelry - Hand Embroidered Jewelry with Amazonite - Round Dangling Earrings
Bridal crystal headpiece Wedding headband Crystal bridesmaid headpiece Crystal crown White crystal hair accessory Crystal wedding tiara
Pendant gift, Dandelion necklace, Pendant resin dandelion puffs, resin dandelion, Ball resin pendant, resin slight yellow tint
Felt succulent planter  / Kitty cat vase / Animal planter / mustard yellow / Cat lover gift / airplant holder - Choose your color!
Extra Long Red Earrings, Long Transparent Earrings, Womens Gift Idea, Shoulder Duster, Modern Jewelry, Urban, Skinny Earrings, Resin Dangles
tea coasters,  wooden coasters, simon's cat drink coaster, set of 6
Soviet vintage cutlery flatware Set of 8 forks knives USSR 1960s kitchen serving rustic decor cream ivory handles
YELLOW STONE EARRINGS dangle earrings yellow agate stones gold large bold simple gemstone earrings

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 I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Friday Finds. Next week’s treasury theme is “Summer Celebration”. If you have a treasury you would like to submit, just send me or Susan a link via Etsy convo by Thursday afternoon and we will take a look. Remember, if your treasury is featured, we will feature an item from your shop. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time… Zoica

Monday, June 22, 2015

Artist Showcase - Vitez Art Glass Design

Welcome to this week's Artist Showcase where each week we select a new Etsy artist.  This week our artist is Sani from VitezArtGlassDesign. Sani designs beautiful bookmarks, accessories and ceramics.

How did you get your start?

I was a big fan of arts and crafts since I was little. Having grown up and being the mother of three children and a wife to my husband doesn't leave me with a lot of free time. Not to mention the fact that I also have a regular day job. I still make enough room in my schedule for my work.
I personally make a lot of decorative jewelry, accessorize, ceramic houses, fused glass pendants and, because I love a good book and always have the same problem, beaded bookmarks!

It all started off as hobby of the intriguing sandblasting glass design technique which I started doing with my husband. Later on it became a legitimate business called VitezArt and we're very proud of our work.

Where do you find inspiration?

The inspiration for my work comes to me from the everyday life experience and loved ones. I also learn a lot from other artists right here on Etsy and I'm always surprised to see how many great artists there are and how much we can all learn from each other. The idea for the clay houses came from etsy. I saw some gorgeous little houses in pretty colors and was both inspired and impressed.

What has been your biggest success so far?

For me the biggest success was actually creating my own Etsy shop and having so many people interested in my work. Since I do everything myself, I had to start from scratch. Every step from the first idea to the publishing on Etsy. I'm still learning new things every day and I'm very pleased with my progress so far.

What has been your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge is to stand out in a community filled with talented artists.

Any advise for someone just starting out?

Just believe in your work and don't give up on trying new things. Etsy is constantly developing and the community along with it, so it's important to stay in touch with what's going on. There's a lot of useful things to learn from other artists and plenty of friendships to be made along the way. :)
Thank you Sani for sharing your story with us.  If you want to see more of Sani's work, you can find her on:




If you would like to be considered to for an upcoming Artist Showcase, just drop me or Zoica a note via Etsy convo.

Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time,

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Finds- Mobile Accessories

Welcome to this Weekend Friday Finds! This week’s treasury theme was “Mobile Accessories”. We selected a great treasury curated by Candy Tsui from SkyWoo. She makes leather wallet and phone cases.

 Here is one of her creations:

awsome phone accessories, iphone case,computer accessories

iPhone Stand
Coconut Shell Buttons Purse,Summer Tote, Colorful Coconut Shell Wallet,Hobo Bag,Lady Purse,Vintage Wallet,Crochet Woven Purse,Lady Handbag
Braided Bracelet
Indigo Coin Pouch
Charger - Rainbow Wrapped USB Charger For iPhone, Android Phones, Apple Watch + Tablets - 'The Rainbow Connection' By Wrapture Designs
Leather iPhone 6 Plus Case Wallet / iphone 6 sleeve / women’s or men's iPhone 6 wallet / IPhone 6 Case / iphone Leather,custom initials,i614
Vintage Woven Aztec Style Camera Strap (adjustable length)
16GB Timber USB flash drive FREE Shipping
Ouija Board Mouse Pad
Custom ESC keycap for Cherry MX swtich
Totoro Holding Leaf m733 Design Decal Sticker Vinyl For Macbook Pro Air Retina 13" 15" 17" Inch Laptop Cover
macbook sticker macbook decal macbook skin keyboard decal skin macbook air 11/13 mackbook pro/retina 12/13/15
Watch and eye dock - iPhone 6 with case support
Shelf - 12/16" Deep - Shelf, Wood Shelf, Wall Shelf, Shelves, floating shelf, home decor, rustic, wood, furniture, industrial, reclaimed
Leather IPhone 6 Case, iphone 6 sleeve,women’s or men's iPhone 6 wallet, iPhone 6 Plus Case Wallet,iphone Leather,custom initials,i614
Marble MacBook Decals ~ Glamorous Faux-Marble Laptop Skins ~ Made in the USA

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I hope you have enjoyed this edition of Friday Finds. Next week’s treasury theme is “July finds”. If you have a treasury you would like to submit, just send me or Susan a link via Etsy convo by Thursday afternoon and we will take a look. Remember, if your treasury is featured, we will feature an item from your shop. Thanks for stopping by!

 Until next time…

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Artist Showcase - Cookie Art London

Welcome to this week's artist showcase.  This week's artist is Szilvia Siklosi, owner of Cookie-Art London.

Tell us a little about yourself and your creative business.

Since I was a kid I loved to be in the kitchen. I spent a lot of time baking with my parents and my sisters. There were two things I was keen on: One is gastronomy and the other one is art & crafts. I trained as a pastry chef in London. I worked in high end pastry kitchens - including the famous Harrods until I decided to start my own business and do what I like the most, decorating.

My cookies are based on a traditional recipe from my home country, Hungary. Where I am come from gingerbread is not just for Christmas. Starting from the 18th/19th century the red heart gingerbread was a love gift. It had a special decoration which was a small mirror in the middle and had some lovely icing around, usually floral patterns. The young men bought them for the girl they fancied or intended to marry on a special day – the day of the Church Saint. On this special day every town and village had a fair with amusements, food, candies and sweets and of course gingerbread. You can still find this tradition but today everyone buys them for friends and loved ones. So with my gingerbread biscuits I keep my own country`s tradition but I transfer the pattern of the icing to the modern era and of course putting on my own touch.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I find inspiration everywhere.  I have been influenced by folk art and mendhi - henna body painting.  I try to follow trends but I also love the vintage look. I collect vintage china which inspires me and sometimes I find inspiration in a color.

What has been your biggest successful moment so far?

I feel that every sale is a success, especially if I get good feedback, and it’s a success that my decorated biscuits put smiles on people`s faces and give them a tasty treat.

What challenges do you face selling online?

I find online selling a bit challenging because you can`t count on a fixed income. One day you have orders, the other day you don`t. Its kind of a mystery what will happen the next day. You have to work really hard to promote yourself, spend lots of time on social media, be member of teams and groups who promote each other. My business is not even a year old, and I haven`t achieved consistency yet here on Etsy, so I know I need to work harder with online marketing to get more sales.

My suggestions to anyone selling on Etsy is to have great photographs, excellent communication with the customer and most importantly to be yourself. Every person is a unique individual, and the individual talent and ideas are what make this site so wonderful.

Thank you Szilvia for sharing your story and your beautiful cookies with us. What a wonderful and innovative gift idea!
Next week we will select another another Etsy artist to feature.  If you would like to be considered for our Artist of the Week, just drop me or Zoica a note via Etsy convo.
Thanks for stopping by...
Until next time,