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I’m sponsoring the June giveaway on Handmade Europe!

Anyone can enter to win this Beaded Bead Choker:

You can win this leather choker with a handworked beaded bead made of Swarovski crystals sent free anywhere in the world!

Visit Handmade Europe for details.

Monday Moodboard – 31.May.10

We attended two weddings this weekend, so I thought it fitting that my moodboard should be about tying the knot:

Love Braille Ring by MaaPstudio

Wedding Cake Topper – Happy Bunnies by krize

Save The date 2 Birds Wedding Olive Wood Stamp by ahueofduckeggblue

Photoalbum Red Dots and Roses by buechertiger

The Monday Moodboard is a game played by members of the European Street Team on Etsy.  Check out other members’ moods on FleurFatale’s blog.

Monday Moodboard – 24.May.2010

My moodboard today is a reflection of my home style, well worn and comfortable with an antique touch. 

Lace Beaded and Sequin Top by italianpostcards

Bright tote bag from linen and cotton by annawoz

Creamy rose bud – linen recycled brooch by kuutydruk

The Titanic, a Braclet-Cuff by LaTouchables

The Monday Moodboard is a game played by members of the European Street Team on Etsy.  Check out other members’ moods on FleurFatale’s blog.

Monday Moodboard – 17.May.2010

In Need of Fabric? 

Dream Garden Floral Fabric in Blue — Oilily Style by HollandFabricHouse

Vintage plaid fabric (17pc) by StarofSupplies

Feathers Fabric – Marine Blue – Half Yard by annarubyking

Provence, french fabric, blue and white by hatchedinfrance

Thick Cotton Fabric with roses by fabricute

Destash Jacquard Upholstery Fabrics by binkaminka

More Monday Moodboards created by the Etsy European Street Team members may be found on FleurFatale’s blog

Yay for the Spring Fairy!!!

Look what I got in the mail!  Our wonderful Spring Fairy, aka Judit, assigned Nina of NinaJudin Books to be my Secret Spring Friend, and I’m thrilled with my gift!

Nina sent me this gorgeous leather journal, lined in my favourite colour green! :D

Thank you Nina, I love it! and thanks to Judit for being such a super Spring Fairy :)

Monday Moodboard – 10.May.10

Yesterday I was sorting through the photos I have of my mum’s paintings, to put together a gallery especially for her on Mother’s Day.  I put together a gallery of 80 paintings and she’s going to love all the wonderful feedback she’s getting from everyone! :)

My moodboard today is all original art:

Waterlily, Red – original oil painting – team efa cotm by thoseparasoldays

Spring Tree Oil painting by NancyvdBoom

Poppyfield watercolour original miniature by ColoursandTextures

Spring – original watercolor painting by artwatercolor

OIL ON CANVAS .Water pot and pumpkin STILL LIFE PAINTING by BRushtouch

French Country House – original oil painting 9.5 x 13 in by svitrolica

SWING original oil painting by kohlcass

Ghost town – Original Painting by GogoKorogiannou

More Monday Moodboards created by the Etsy European Street Team members may be found on FleurFatale’s blog

‘Folds’ Challenge Entries here on behalf of florigamigirl

Congratulations to Flori of florigamigirl who is the winner for “The Tulip” Challenge with her Tulip iPhone Pouch! :)

The entries for this week may be viewed on my blog as Flori does not have her own blog yet.

Here’s what she said about winning the challenge and what she wants from us this week:


So ‘beginner’s luck’ struck on Monday night when I won the EST challenge! The theme of ‘Tulips’ had been set for us by Zsuzsa and there were some absolutely stunning entries. Thank you to Zsuzsa for hosting the challenge and ultimately for choosing my pouch as the winner. It just goes to show, you can’t win it unless you’re in it, so if you are a newbie like me, please do have a go!

The theme I have set for this week is ‘Folds’. The main focus of my shop initially were my folded felt flowers. Each petal is folded then sewn, then the flower assembled together, and again sewn and finally glued for good measure! Folding immediately gives a new 3D aspect to a 2D material, whether metal, fabric, paper, leather or any other medium. It produces a sense of inside and outside, of a potential space and adds a tactile nature to a flat medium.


I really hope you all find this week’s challenge, well….challenging!! That’s where the best ideas come from – when we think outside our (unfolded) box!

The new winner will be announced at 9pm CET. So let me see what you can create for this challenge by then!

Thanks to Joanne here at gr8 jewellery for helping this non-blogger out. I really appreciate her kindness!

end quote.


I’m very happy to blog the entries Flori, and look forward to seeing them all here! :)




EMILY ROSE Diaper bag or Messenger bag
by ikabags



handmade ooak nunofelt cotton teal scarf
by ingermaaike



Windmill toy brooch pinwheel
by fluxplay



The Origami Lover Purse- Linen, Vintage Fabric and Leather Strap 
by StarBags





SISSY scoop neck tank top . size S, M , L or XL
by lamarquisedesanges



Paper Boat Brooch
by lacravatteduchien



Folds-silver earstuds
by Donauluft



Rock Wheel Cuff
by ArtBeadwork




by AngelPearls



Pair of Mini Linen Cushions/Pillows
by pomella



 SHAR PEI – little bag for iPhone (or other cellphone)
by LabSpace




Sakura hoops in sterling silver
by fleurfatale



by TwoTreesBelgium



Happy Snail Pincushion
by KalliaSuppliesland




Waves and folds, crossed binding structure journal
by paulinepaulette



Origami Rose Brooch
by Bluebelldesign



Shibori Folded Silk Scarf in Orange and Pink Tones
by enchantedhue



Reversible ‘Folded’ Pendant
by gr8jewellery



The Floating World, an OOAK Necklace
by LaTouchables



Recycled Vintage Linen Pleated Purse with Rossette
by lilydove



9 p.m.

time for Flori to pick the new winner …


… and the winner is …


Star bags, well done Esther & Estella!–vintage-fabric


Congratulations Star and well done everyone!!





Tulip – folk art hand painted pendant

This week’s European Street Team’s challenge, which was hosted by ZsBcreations with the theme “The Tulip”, inspired me to pick up a paintbrush after a very long time and paint a folk art pendant.

My handpainted tulip pendant is now in my shop.

‘The Button’ beadwoven ring

A new creation made especially for this week’s European Street Team challenge hosted by Petronella of  P8 Button Art and Accessories and having the theme “The Button”.

Here is what Petronella wanted from us:

“There must be at least one button in your creation, and it must have a prominent place ! It can be something actually used as a button, but it can also be a real button not used as a button but as deco, etc.”

Such a fun challenge!  I knew I just had to have a button I could use, so out came the tin with my stash of buttons, hoping to find something suitable. Rummage, rummage … one or more buttons for a necklace or bracelet? …. for earrings maybe? …. nope, nothing I liked enough yet … until finally … a simple wooden button that needed a new lease of life.

Now the beads … a few beads well chosen beads in different shapes and sizes, all chosen to complement the simple wood without overpowering it and a simple band beadwoven in metallic bronze cylinder beads … and a ring was born.

See all entries to the challenge on Petronella’s blog at

Hopeful for a good Euro Week! – Monday Moodboard 22.Mar.2010

Fingers tightly crossed for a good week on Etsy with the Euro Week running from today till Sunday! 

Special offers from many shops from the European Street Team.

FREE SHIPPING on ALL ITEMS in my own shop too!

So, very hopeful for a good week for all …

Haiti Relief – Wristlet with lace embellishment by baahar

Free Shipping pendant – Hope by azulado

You must believe in spring and love by Artistico

SALE Lavender Doll – Ornament – Love and Hope - Pink by BlueTerracotta

More Monday Moodboards created by the Etsy European Street Team members may be found on FleurFatale’s blog