Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oh Canada!

I am making my Canada day post today because I will be out and about most of the day tomorrow, and not near a computer.

For Canada I am leaving this boring city of Sarnia, and going to London. I'm going to be spending the day with my best friend Janine. Quite excited about that.

I love Canada, and I love how proud we all are of our culture.
So, Happy Canada Day everyone!

I did a Canadian Treasury on Etsy today, check it out here 

Monday, June 28, 2010

My Interview with taliepstein

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I'm pleased to share this interview I had with a very talented fashion designer, Tali Epstein, a fellow etsy seller.

Q. Tell us about yourself

A. My name is Tali Epstein, I live in Israel. I'm about to graduate from a fashion college in Tel Aviv. I love chic, vintage and feminine stuff. I find designing clothes for women very interesting; finding the correct fit and style that most flatters individual women.
Women should look good and feel good: my goal is to create clothing that women can actually wear and enjoy.

Q. What kind of products do you sell on your etsy shop?

A. I sell fashion related items, for now I'm trying to focus on clothes. Anything feminine and fun!

Q. How long have you been an etsy seller?
A. I have only officially opened my shop on May 2nd 2010, so I'm pretty new still :)

Q. What is your current location?
A. Israel. I would love to live in Paris though! 

Q. What made you decide to become an etsy seller?
A. I discovered Etsy a long time ago (in 2008 I believe). I see lots of great shops here and thought I'd give it a go. Since I'm in the process of finding a proper studio here in Israel, selling online is the best thing.

Q. Where do you find Inspiration for your creations?
A. Everywhere! Life, art, magazines, people and so much more!

Q. How do you usually promote your shop?

A. Lots of hard work and many long hours on facebook, etsy forums and blogs. However, business cards are good too.

Q. Favourite books, movies, musicians?

A. Books: Emma's Secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
Movies: The turning pointe, Flash dance and many others
Musicians: Plastiscines , The Beatles, Marit Larsen

Q. What do you like to do when you’re not doing etsy related things?

A. I love sewing and drawing. I guess that is etsy related in a way since that is what I do... I also love ballet! I used to take classes but had to stop due to a wrist injury I'm still recovering from.

Q. Do you have any advice you could give to people just signing up to etsy?

A. My best advice would be to stay strong and believe in yourself! Things on etsy take time, you must stay focused on your passion!

Q. Where would you like your shop to be in 5 years?

A. I would love my shop to still be here and doing well. Lots of sales and items!
I would also love to have a proper boutique! A few actually, and around the world!

Thank you, Tali Epstein! 

If you would like to learn more about this shop, check out the following!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Etsy Sellers Show Their Floral Side

One of my favourite things about summer is all the flowers you see. They are so beautiful and inspiring.

I created a thread on etsy asking for flower themed listings. I got a beautiful selection. Check out these great pieces!

This cute collection here is brought to us by AngelasPaperArt

A collection from various Etsy sellers.

First Row: 
Second Row:
Third Row:
Fourth Row:

This grouping of items is brought to us by Finnashe

Some pretty floral purses from Readingbunky

Four pieces from VintageWhale

Another collection from various sellers 

Top Row: by Toastory
Bracelet Khaki Floral $15.00 USD and Bracelet Moonlight Floral $15.00 USD
Middle Row:
biancaleblanc's Customizable White Floral Baby Shoes $14.00 USD
nicerakc's Light Blue Floral Print Fabric with Pink Aluminum Chain Embellished Handbag Shoulder Rakc $35.00 USD
ShastaCreations's Mod Green Floral Jumper, Size 3T (Euro 98) $25.00 USD
Bottom Row: by PeacockLane
Hexagon floral pouch hand embroidered in tan corduroy $30.00 USD
Hexagon floral wristlet hand embroidered in chocolate brown corduroy $35.00 USD

Some pieces from Momssewingroom
Top Left Bottom Left Side

This beautiful collection of Vintage blouses can be found at 10dollarvintage
Top Left found - here
Top Middle found - here
Top Right found - here
Middle Left found - here
Very Middle found - here
Bottom Left found - here
Bottom Right found - here

Two Beautiful Pillows from Bedbuggs

Some beautiful jewelry pieces from DaintyHob

Top Left Top Right
These lovely little girl's hats can all be found at AniasJewelry 
And that concludes my Floral Inspired postings. Please check out all these great stores and items!

Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature.
-Gerard De Nerval

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Life Brings Inspiration

Last summer a morning dove made a nest just outside our backyard door. She ended up having two little babies. I spent a lot of time watching these little birds grow and taking pictures of them. I found them very inspiring, it was cool that a little family was being created and growing in our backyard. I loved watching the babies grow up.

Today I saw a morning dove and I remembered the family of morning doves we had last year and it inspired me to show off the pictures I took, hopefully this will bring a smile to your face like it does for me.

This is when we first noticed they hatched

A couple days or so later, they are growing really fast.

Mommy left the nest to go look for some food. They are getting so big! I don't know how they all fit in that little nest.

The babies are out of the nest, thinking about flying. Mommy is near by watching them.
 I've been spotted!

Ready for Takeoff!

They left shortly after this picture was taken. I was happy to know that they were able to fly, and that they are all grown up. But it was kind of sad knowing that they were gone, I was getting attached to the little guys.

Well, about a week later, they came back for a visit. Mom, dad and the babies. I didn't have my camera with me the day the whole family came back. But it was so cute, you could tell the babies were still figuring out this whole flying thing.

For about a week, the two babies stuck together and came back and hung out in our backyard, the parents have left them at this time. I was able to get a few more good pictures of them.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do. Have a great Saturday!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Thought I would show off some of my past Treasuries I have made.

Forum Delights -Featuring my Turquoise Floral Halter Dress

Raindrops Kepp Falling on my Head - Featuring my Blue Raindrop Earrings

Sunny Day - Featuring my Yellow Asymmetrical Sundress


Green with Envy - Featuring my Green, Yellow, and Black Drop Earrings

Over the Rainbow

Thank you for taking a peek!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Welcome to my brand new blog!
I am going to try to keep up with this as best I can, so what I'm going to do is schedule Sundays as my day to blog. So once a week, be sure to check in and see what I've got posted. I will of course try and post more often than that, but to keep myself on track, I will for sure blog on Sundays.

I called this blog "Life is What you Make it" because, well, it's true! I love little quotes like that, and will likely share a lot of my favourite quotes in this blog. I feel like that quote best suits my life right now. I have just finished school and now I'm working on this new Etsy shop I've opened. I'm doing what I can to enjoy my life and make it turn out the way I want it to.

With this blog I want to bring inspiration and beauty to you. Show you some things you might be interested in, and showcase some of my etsy creations.

Thank you for checking out my blog, please come back soon.