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Apr 28, 2010

Giveaway: MIREIO

There are some people who have a
certain je ne sais quoi...everything
they touch will glow with a pure
sense of style and signature.
Mireio is such a place where delightful
things are created. Your soul just feels
happy looking at all the beautiful colors 
and designs...from handmade candles,
delightfully scented sachets, and the
cutest handmade fabric acorns filled
with lavender.
It's a wonderful place to find
beautiful and luxurious gifts for
someone special or treat yourself
to a little bliss for being good.
Any reason is a good reason
to bring some Mireio home. 
The creative, sweet, and talented person
behind this fabulous shop is name Wende. 
We'd met on Twitter and became instant
friends over our love of all things chocolate.
...and of course I became a fan of Wende's
gorgeous shop. I would check out her 
new listings and daydream about all those
lovely floral pillows and scented candles.
I could only imagine how heavenly her
studio would smell like from all of these
wonderful creations. It's probably like
living in a zen garden filled with lotus
flowers, bees, and hummingbirds.
A part of me thought that Wende could be related
to Martha Stewart...and I'm sure if we did a
genealogy test, they might be distant cousins. :)
I wanted to know more about this creative
lady and her special warm spirit. So I
interviewed Wende to find out a little bit
more about her and her lovely Etsy shop. 
 
~Interview~
1. When did you start creating or felt
inspired to do so?
I've been creating most of my life. But
I started Mireio a few years back out
of my complete love of vintage. I found
I was buying more and more fabric and
really wanted to MAKE. Before I knew
it, I was creating items for friends and
my home and one thing led to another.
2. How do you start your designs or what
sparks your artistic ideas?
I find inspiration just about everywhere
I look! For decor items, everything starts
with fabric. A vintage textile will pretty
much tell you what it wants to be. With
candles, I create fragrances based on
experiences and scent memories---I think
we all have "smells" that take us places,
and I work to create candles that are
evocative. And I look at each vintage
glass and decide what fragrance would
work best.
 3. What do you love about creating things
with your own hands?
There is something about that, right? I love
knowing that I made something beautiful.
And then when someone buys that item
and loves it, it's an utter joy to know
something I created is making their
home/life more enjoyable. Such a thrill!
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio
space...Do you have a picture or
description of your "creative space"?
This makes me laugh--I have this adorable
house on the Coast of Oregon. It's really
something special, you'd think my studio
would be too! But my family jokes that my
studio is where furniture goes to die. It's an
utter mismatch of items. I'm ever the recycler,
so I'm always finding ways to reuse items we
no longer want in other spaces. Plus, it's
functional. And you can't beat that!
5. What learning lessons do you have to share
with other artists?
Be true to yourself. Lots of people will tell
you, "if you just did this..." But I find it's
best to follow my own muse. I trust that!
My husband and child are always saying,
"Oh, that's so MIREIO!" And it's equally
important to know what's not you. Be
yourself, because YOU'RE PERFECT
just the way you are!
Here's the fabulous giveaway that you
have all been waiting for...
It is with great honor for me to host
this lovely giveaway by MIREIO!
...........................................................
WIN a $25
Gift Certificate to
~~
Starts on April 28th and
Ends on May 12th.  
...........................................................
FIRST Entry (mandatory)
come back here, post a comment with your
favorite item(s) from MIREIO, leave your
name, e-mail, Etsy shop, Twitter, FB 
or any other info for me to contact you.
~~
EXTRA BONUS Entries
(please post separately)
2. Heart Wende's Etsy Shop: MIREIO
3. Follow Wende on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wende
4. Fan Mireio's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MireioDesigns
5. Follow Wende's Mireio Blog: http://mireiodesigns.com/
6. Follow Wende's Personal Blog: http://evidently.org/
7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/
8. Post this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
9. Post Mireio on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/
11. Follow my blog Voleur De Bijoux: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
12. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
13. Follow me on Facebook: VoleurDeBijoux
14. Blog about this giveaway: (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
and entries! Have a beautiful day...xoxo

Treasury Delight

 
Treasury by Cynmb
04-27-2010
Treasury by JudysDesigns
4-27-2010
Treasury by Irina Photography
4/25/2010
............................................
Etsy is a wonderful community filled
with very supportive, kind and talented
artists. This week, I was lucky enough
to be featured in some very delightful
Treasuries by some of these fabulous
Etsians. As you can see, I am featured
among some very special people with
a deep passion for their creative love.
You can view more of these lovely

Apr 23, 2010

Giveaway: andwabisabi

✿ I am pleased to introduce you to this fabulous 
Etsy shop called andwabisabi...where you can
find so many adorable and inspiring cross stitch
designs and patterns. 
Ever wonder how you can create fabulous 
pieces of art with cross stitching?...
andwabisabi is your one stop shop!
It's a crafter's dream shop filled with delightfully 
whimsical and animated cross stitch designs. 
The talented creator of this shop is name Grace 
and she is giving away 7 of her ubber cute 
cross stitch patterns from her Animals and
Insects section!
I was able to interview Grace for this special 
giveaway and learn how she got started with
her Etsy shop.
 
Here is a little insight into her creative
process, ideas, and inspirations for the many 
designs in her Etsy shop
Interview with andwabisabi
~~
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. I've
always wanted to work in the art/design field and I am 
now putting that dream into reality. Andwabisabi came 
to realization in 2008. I had been cross-stitching for 
several years and I thought to myself, “why not create 
my own patterns?” Using my background in Illustration, 
I started creating simple and fresh cross-stitch patterns, 
especially suitable for beginners. I wanted to break the 
misconception that cross-stitching is just an elderly craft- 
cross-stitching is for everyone!
2. How do you start your designs or what sparks 
your artistic ideas?
I am inspired by the conversations I share with my 
close friends, and of course, nature! I pick up ideas 
from daily life and realize them in cross-stitch. I have 
a to-do design list, so whenever I get inspired, I jot 
down the idea in my notebook- that way I don’t lose 
or forget my ideas.Though, I must say, some of my 
designs are spontaneously born- I just jump right 
into a project and experiment. It’s a great way 
to get the ball running and a lot of fun!
 3. What do you love about creating things with 
your own hands?
I would have to say I love the joy that comes 
with the completion of a project. Picking out 
the fabric, choosing thread colors and then 
watching the little stitches appear and become 
a finished project is so thrilling! I do a happy 
dance every time!
When you make something with your own 
hands, the customization is endless, you can 
continuously work on the project to make it 
“just right”.
4. What learning lessons do you have to share with 
other artists?
One of the lessons I’ve learned is keeping a notepad 
handy at all times. You never know when you’ll be 
inspired and come up with a genius idea. Sometimes 
we’re not in the luxury to start creating at any given 
moment. Always jot that idea down with plenty of 
side notes so that when it comes time to create, 
you’ll know exactly what you envisioned.
And of course, keep doing what you love! 
Do take in constructive criticism, but don’t let 
the opinions of others bring you down. We 
can’t satisfy everyone, but if you keep doing 
what you love, the passion and energy will be 
seen and felt, and you’ll soon discover 
your niche. Perseverance is key~ 
Keep at it and keep learning.

cross stitch giveaway

....................................................................... 
Win 7 cross stitch patterns of your
choice from the Animals and Insects 
sections of andwabisabi!
✿✿✿
Giveaway starts on 4/24/10
and ends on 5/08/10.
....................................................................... 
First Entry 
(mandatory)
and select your favorite item from andwabisabi,
come back here, post a comment, your e-mail,
Etsy shop, or a way for me to contact you. TY!
Extra Bonus Entries 
(please post separately
3. Follow andwabisabi's blog
5. Become a fan of andwabisabi on Facebook
7. Heart my Etsy shop voleurdebijoux
8. Follow my blog voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Twitter voleurdebijoux
10. Become my Facebook fan voleurdebijoux
11. Tweet about this giveaway with link to tweet.
12. Blog about this giveaway. (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for all of your entries
and wonderful comments! xoxo

Apr 22, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Come to me in dreams

A lovely collection of soft pinks, lilacs, and blushing 
hues to create the perfect dream. If only you could
capture these dreams when you have awaken from
your magical slumber.
These are some of the beautiful designs that you 
will find on Etsy
~*~

Apr 20, 2010

Etsy Treasury: A Blushing Kiss

Romance can create the most beautiful colors...
Like a new bloom in Spring..love can open up
your heart to show the subtle beauty of a kiss.
~*~
There are so many wonderful artists on Etsy
that I adore. I wanted to showcase some of
the many lovely creations that inspire me. 
Each shop here represents a sample of the
talented and creative artists on Etsy
~*~

Apr 10, 2010

Winner of Terrabella Accents' Giveaway

Thank you for all the lovely comments and many entries 
to Terrabella Accents Giveaway!
I've written everyone's entries on pieces of paper
and put them all in a hat. Just pulled out a name 
....and the lucky winner to this fabulous giveaway is
Congrats to natwhat!
*** 
Thank you to everyone for your entries, follows, 
and wonderful comments! I will post another 
fabulous giveaway very soon. xoxo 

Apr 2, 2010

3 DAY EASTER SALE


To celebrate this Easter weekend, I'm having 
Sale starts Friday, April 2nd and 
ends Sunday, April 4th.
 Please send me a message with code: Easter
I will reduce your pricing to reflect 25% OFF.
(*Excludes Shipping Charges)

Listen to Voleur de Bijoux

Believe in yourself and love what you do...this is your life. Make each day count.

Voleur De Bijoux

Apr 28, 2010

Giveaway: MIREIO

There are some people who have a
certain je ne sais quoi...everything
they touch will glow with a pure
sense of style and signature.
Mireio is such a place where delightful
things are created. Your soul just feels
happy looking at all the beautiful colors 
and designs...from handmade candles,
delightfully scented sachets, and the
cutest handmade fabric acorns filled
with lavender.
It's a wonderful place to find
beautiful and luxurious gifts for
someone special or treat yourself
to a little bliss for being good.
Any reason is a good reason
to bring some Mireio home. 
The creative, sweet, and talented person
behind this fabulous shop is name Wende. 
We'd met on Twitter and became instant
friends over our love of all things chocolate.
...and of course I became a fan of Wende's
gorgeous shop. I would check out her 
new listings and daydream about all those
lovely floral pillows and scented candles.
I could only imagine how heavenly her
studio would smell like from all of these
wonderful creations. It's probably like
living in a zen garden filled with lotus
flowers, bees, and hummingbirds.
A part of me thought that Wende could be related
to Martha Stewart...and I'm sure if we did a
genealogy test, they might be distant cousins. :)
I wanted to know more about this creative
lady and her special warm spirit. So I
interviewed Wende to find out a little bit
more about her and her lovely Etsy shop. 
 
~Interview~
1. When did you start creating or felt
inspired to do so?
I've been creating most of my life. But
I started Mireio a few years back out
of my complete love of vintage. I found
I was buying more and more fabric and
really wanted to MAKE. Before I knew
it, I was creating items for friends and
my home and one thing led to another.
2. How do you start your designs or what
sparks your artistic ideas?
I find inspiration just about everywhere
I look! For decor items, everything starts
with fabric. A vintage textile will pretty
much tell you what it wants to be. With
candles, I create fragrances based on
experiences and scent memories---I think
we all have "smells" that take us places,
and I work to create candles that are
evocative. And I look at each vintage
glass and decide what fragrance would
work best.
 3. What do you love about creating things
with your own hands?
There is something about that, right? I love
knowing that I made something beautiful.
And then when someone buys that item
and loves it, it's an utter joy to know
something I created is making their
home/life more enjoyable. Such a thrill!
 4. People love seeing other artist's studio
space...Do you have a picture or
description of your "creative space"?
This makes me laugh--I have this adorable
house on the Coast of Oregon. It's really
something special, you'd think my studio
would be too! But my family jokes that my
studio is where furniture goes to die. It's an
utter mismatch of items. I'm ever the recycler,
so I'm always finding ways to reuse items we
no longer want in other spaces. Plus, it's
functional. And you can't beat that!
5. What learning lessons do you have to share
with other artists?
Be true to yourself. Lots of people will tell
you, "if you just did this..." But I find it's
best to follow my own muse. I trust that!
My husband and child are always saying,
"Oh, that's so MIREIO!" And it's equally
important to know what's not you. Be
yourself, because YOU'RE PERFECT
just the way you are!
Here's the fabulous giveaway that you
have all been waiting for...
It is with great honor for me to host
this lovely giveaway by MIREIO!
...........................................................
WIN a $25
Gift Certificate to
~~
Starts on April 28th and
Ends on May 12th.  
...........................................................
FIRST Entry (mandatory)
come back here, post a comment with your
favorite item(s) from MIREIO, leave your
name, e-mail, Etsy shop, Twitter, FB 
or any other info for me to contact you.
~~
EXTRA BONUS Entries
(please post separately)
2. Heart Wende's Etsy Shop: MIREIO
3. Follow Wende on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wende
4. Fan Mireio's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MireioDesigns
5. Follow Wende's Mireio Blog: http://mireiodesigns.com/
6. Follow Wende's Personal Blog: http://evidently.org/
7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/
8. Post this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/
9. Post Mireio on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/
11. Follow my blog Voleur De Bijoux: http://voleurdebijoux.blogspot.com/
12. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voleurdebijoux
13. Follow me on Facebook: VoleurDeBijoux
14. Blog about this giveaway: (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for your lovely comments
and entries! Have a beautiful day...xoxo

Treasury Delight

 
Treasury by Cynmb
04-27-2010
Treasury by JudysDesigns
4-27-2010
Treasury by Irina Photography
4/25/2010
............................................
Etsy is a wonderful community filled
with very supportive, kind and talented
artists. This week, I was lucky enough
to be featured in some very delightful
Treasuries by some of these fabulous
Etsians. As you can see, I am featured
among some very special people with
a deep passion for their creative love.
You can view more of these lovely

Apr 23, 2010

Giveaway: andwabisabi

✿ I am pleased to introduce you to this fabulous 
Etsy shop called andwabisabi...where you can
find so many adorable and inspiring cross stitch
designs and patterns. 
Ever wonder how you can create fabulous 
pieces of art with cross stitching?...
andwabisabi is your one stop shop!
It's a crafter's dream shop filled with delightfully 
whimsical and animated cross stitch designs. 
The talented creator of this shop is name Grace 
and she is giving away 7 of her ubber cute 
cross stitch patterns from her Animals and
Insects section!
I was able to interview Grace for this special 
giveaway and learn how she got started with
her Etsy shop.
 
Here is a little insight into her creative
process, ideas, and inspirations for the many 
designs in her Etsy shop
Interview with andwabisabi
~~
1. When did you start creating or felt inspired to do so?
I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. I've
always wanted to work in the art/design field and I am 
now putting that dream into reality. Andwabisabi came 
to realization in 2008. I had been cross-stitching for 
several years and I thought to myself, “why not create 
my own patterns?” Using my background in Illustration, 
I started creating simple and fresh cross-stitch patterns, 
especially suitable for beginners. I wanted to break the 
misconception that cross-stitching is just an elderly craft- 
cross-stitching is for everyone!
2. How do you start your designs or what sparks 
your artistic ideas?
I am inspired by the conversations I share with my 
close friends, and of course, nature! I pick up ideas 
from daily life and realize them in cross-stitch. I have 
a to-do design list, so whenever I get inspired, I jot 
down the idea in my notebook- that way I don’t lose 
or forget my ideas.Though, I must say, some of my 
designs are spontaneously born- I just jump right 
into a project and experiment. It’s a great way 
to get the ball running and a lot of fun!
 3. What do you love about creating things with 
your own hands?
I would have to say I love the joy that comes 
with the completion of a project. Picking out 
the fabric, choosing thread colors and then 
watching the little stitches appear and become 
a finished project is so thrilling! I do a happy 
dance every time!
When you make something with your own 
hands, the customization is endless, you can 
continuously work on the project to make it 
“just right”.
4. What learning lessons do you have to share with 
other artists?
One of the lessons I’ve learned is keeping a notepad 
handy at all times. You never know when you’ll be 
inspired and come up with a genius idea. Sometimes 
we’re not in the luxury to start creating at any given 
moment. Always jot that idea down with plenty of 
side notes so that when it comes time to create, 
you’ll know exactly what you envisioned.
And of course, keep doing what you love! 
Do take in constructive criticism, but don’t let 
the opinions of others bring you down. We 
can’t satisfy everyone, but if you keep doing 
what you love, the passion and energy will be 
seen and felt, and you’ll soon discover 
your niche. Perseverance is key~ 
Keep at it and keep learning.

cross stitch giveaway

....................................................................... 
Win 7 cross stitch patterns of your
choice from the Animals and Insects 
sections of andwabisabi!
✿✿✿
Giveaway starts on 4/24/10
and ends on 5/08/10.
....................................................................... 
First Entry 
(mandatory)
and select your favorite item from andwabisabi,
come back here, post a comment, your e-mail,
Etsy shop, or a way for me to contact you. TY!
Extra Bonus Entries 
(please post separately
3. Follow andwabisabi's blog
5. Become a fan of andwabisabi on Facebook
7. Heart my Etsy shop voleurdebijoux
8. Follow my blog voleurdebijoux
9. Follow me on Twitter voleurdebijoux
10. Become my Facebook fan voleurdebijoux
11. Tweet about this giveaway with link to tweet.
12. Blog about this giveaway. (2 bonus entries)
Thank you so much for all of your entries
and wonderful comments! xoxo

Apr 22, 2010

Etsy Treasury: Come to me in dreams

A lovely collection of soft pinks, lilacs, and blushing 
hues to create the perfect dream. If only you could
capture these dreams when you have awaken from
your magical slumber.
These are some of the beautiful designs that you 
will find on Etsy
~*~

Apr 20, 2010

Etsy Treasury: A Blushing Kiss

Romance can create the most beautiful colors...
Like a new bloom in Spring..love can open up
your heart to show the subtle beauty of a kiss.
~*~
There are so many wonderful artists on Etsy
that I adore. I wanted to showcase some of
the many lovely creations that inspire me. 
Each shop here represents a sample of the
talented and creative artists on Etsy
~*~

Apr 10, 2010

Winner of Terrabella Accents' Giveaway

Thank you for all the lovely comments and many entries 
to Terrabella Accents Giveaway!
I've written everyone's entries on pieces of paper
and put them all in a hat. Just pulled out a name 
....and the lucky winner to this fabulous giveaway is
Congrats to natwhat!
*** 
Thank you to everyone for your entries, follows, 
and wonderful comments! I will post another 
fabulous giveaway very soon. xoxo 

Apr 2, 2010

3 DAY EASTER SALE


To celebrate this Easter weekend, I'm having 
Sale starts Friday, April 2nd and 
ends Sunday, April 4th.
 Please send me a message with code: Easter
I will reduce your pricing to reflect 25% OFF.
(*Excludes Shipping Charges)