Monday, 31 October 2011

A treasury a day... Honeysuckle Pink loves Blue Whimsy

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another treasury to share with you. The treasury is called 'Honeysuckle Pink loves Blue Whimsy ' and was curated by RenaisyDaisyDesigns, who was kind enough to feature my 'Marie Antoinette' keepsake box. Such a sweet title and a sweet collection!






Thank you to RenaisyDaisyDesignsfor featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x
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Sunday, 30 October 2011

More Perfect Crafty Folk Autumn Finds

Continuing on with my Crafty Folk finds I wanted to share some more goodies that also remind me of Autumn.  These warm orange, bronze and brown shades range from jewellery to accessories and knitting patterns!

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1. Pumpkin tea cosies knitting pattern by madmumknits
2. Fall Wonder Lighted Table Top Tree by stitchesandstuff

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3. Beaded Circles Bracelet - Robin by aprilisforever
4. Halloween domino brooch pin by owenlana

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5. Southwest Sunset bracelet by PeacockFeathers
6. Northern Lights Bracelet by Squintessential

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7. Flower cluster charm locket by jcudesigns
8. Butterfly & Swarovski earrings - Flutterby Dreams by loulousluxuries
 
I hope you've enjoyed my selection.
 
Jen x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

A treasury a day... 'The beauty of butterflies'

A new treasury I curated for the month of October! It's called 'The beauty of butterflies' and was based around 'Crafty Folk' team member 'lillysnightgarden' pretty 'Purple Butterfly' Card. For this treasury I chose amazing artists with beautiful designs capture the beauty of the butterfly and what this winged creature represents!

I also used of of my favourite quotes as inspiration "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." Maya Angelou


'Purple Butterfly' Card by lillysnightgarden

Happy window shopping!


Jen x

Friday, 28 October 2011

A treasury a day... Lets Go Trick or Treating!

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another Halloween treasury to share with you. The treasury is called 'Bubbles in the cauldron' and was curated by EsmeDodsworthDesign, who was kind enough to feature my 'Halloween Trick or Treat' keepsake box.  I really love the gothic steampunk halloween shawl and the spooky sky print that's also featured.

Thank you to EsmeDodsworthDesign for featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Crafty Folk Perfect Finds for Autumn

Perfect Autumn Finds

Today I want to share some of my favourite designs from those talented 'Crafty Folk' over at Etsy!  The designs I've chosen are all perfect for Autumn and come in a range of rich orange and warm brown shades!  The selection includes vintage soup bowls, handmade handbags, jewellery, artwork and handmade cards!

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1. Fall Tree Cards by lillysnightgarden
2. Vintage 1960s Staffordshire England Handled Soup Bowls by mish73
 
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3. Witches Tote Bag by SimJaTa
4. Orange Linen Long handled Handbag by moodycowdesigns

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5. ACEO original butterfly fantasy by teabreaks
6. Scottish Sea Glass Spiritual Necklace by RainbowsontheBeach

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7. Honey Brown Beaded Memory Wire Bracelet by
PrettyBeautifulDes
8. Autumn - dichroic glass pendant - fall by bluedaisyglass

I hope you've enjoyed my Autumn favourites!

Jen x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

What's new at Miss Bohemia

What's new at Miss Bohemia

I've been a very busy bee over the last few months and that includes being creative and making lots of changes, some of which I've summarised below.

More time to create

Wake up sleepyhead

I've now left my very demanding and stressful full-time job which left me demotivated and often too tired to craft and maintain my website and shops on Etsy and Folky.  This was also one of the main reasons in me putting my original Etsy shop on hold (except for adding the occasional new listing).  I'm now in a less stressful job with less hours, which means more time for friends and family and to focus on doing what I love i.e. crafting and being creative.

My Website


My new 'Miss Bohemia' website has undergone some design changes and this continues to be a work in progress for me.  I've currently given the website a spooky Halloween makeover, but it will be back to it's usual fantasy/fairytale theme after Halloween!  I enjoy having my own website which allows me to have freedom over what I can create and list and also allows me to ability to have sales and run discounts  (enter discount code''Halloween10' to receive 10% off all orders) and create different themes or highlight new designs on my front page.  Also it is complete with tools such as a facebook 'like' button, google plus and tweet options :-)  In a similar pattern to my other outlets, I also like that my customers are from all over the world.

My Folksy Shop

I would like to say a big thank you to all the people I met through Folksy who have supported me and also to my loyal buyers.  After much thought I have decided to close my Folksy shop, which inevitably means saying goodbye to the daily listing club I was a part of and where fellow crafters helped keep me motivated.  The daily listing team run by the wonderful Natalie of NOfkantsCurios is still active on Folksy and I wish everyone who is part of this talented group well.  My decision is partly to do with the changes being made at Folksy and the way the changes are being implemented/handled and the resultant effect on community spirit. Another factor is the need to focus primarily on my website and also other creative outlets.

My Etsy shop


My Vampires Kisses Shop on Etsy will be going on hold as I set up and promote my new Miss Bohemia shop.  I have wanted to be able to change my shop name to 'Miss Bohemia' on Etsy for a while and as this option wasn't available, I set up my new 'Miss Bohemia' Etsy shop, which had been running for just under a month before Etsy announced the new changes including the ability to (you've guessed it) change your shop name :-)  I've decided to keep going with the new shop and you will occasionally see some new designs and promotions appear on my blog. 

Crafty Folk


I love being part of a team and being involved with other crafters who share the same goal and thanks to an amazing fellow crafter I met on Folksy called Dawn from Lilysnightgarden, the team spirit and daily listing challenge has been brought to life on Etsy albeit in a different shape and form.  The team is called 'Crafty Folk' and it is made up of, not just fellow Folksians, but also other Etsy artists from all over the world.  The daily listing challenge is just one of the elements of the team as well as sharing a common goal to support and help promote handmade artists, suppliers and creators in the team.  As you may remember the Etsy Treasury tool is one of my favourites to use to create collections of work of Etsy artists and I have already featured the some members designs on my blog in an 'Autumn' treasury.  I will be featuring more treasuries and highlighting the work of these talented members and others too.

More crafting adventures

I continue to learn new crafts and skills and am currently experimenting with sewing!  I can't believe all the different choices of fabrics and designs available. 
I have also been creating altered art keepsake boxes and painting on canvases.  You will see the new fabric based designs and also artwork appearing in my shops soon. 

I will also be featuring crafty tutorials and my handmade experiments on my blog and also my pursuit of having a handmade Christmas :-)

Rosewill Cottage & Miss Bohemia December Charity Square

Rosewill Cottage: The Bead Shop in Whitley Bay

 As mentioned in my previous blog posts Miss Bohemia designs are stocked at Rosewill Cottage, as part of a rental scheme for hand crafted goods, run by the lovely Dawn McClean (also of Rosewill Charms). Dawn generously donates one of her rental squares in the cottage on a monthly basis to a different artist for charity.  In addition to my usual 'Miss Bohemia' square, in the month of December I will also have an additional 'Charity' square, where the sales made from some of my designs will go directly to a charity of my choice.  I have nominated 'Diabetes UK', because it is a condition that has affected a close family member, friends and many others.  Diabetes UK has a pink logo and theme, so for the month of December I have decided to give my Miss Bohemia logo a pink makeover.  Although when I say I have, I mean I asked the original creator of my logo, the talented Debbe of 'Ephemeras Vintage Garden' to create a pink logo and pink jewellery cards for me to differentiate the designs for the 2 squares I will have in the shop in December!  So thank you to Dawn and Debbe ~ more details to follow soon.

Thank you

Thank you for sticking around to read my blog post on what I've been up to, I really appreciate that you've taken the time to stop by.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Jen x

A treasury a day... New York State of Mind

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another treasury to share with you. This stylish treasury which features my 'Mermaid Earrings' is called 'New York State of Mind' and was curated by NeepumCreations based on "A collection of must haves if travelling through the Big Apple". 






Thank you to NeepumCreations for featuring my Mermaid Earrings!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A treasury a day... The Halloween Collection

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another Halloween treasury to share with you. The treasury is called 'The Halloween Party' and was curated by SweetCuteHandmade, who was kind enough to feature my 'Halloween Trick or Treat' keepsake box. I love the colour variation, especially the deep reds in this fab collection!


Thank you to SweetCuteHandmade for featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A treasury a day... I'm Late I'm Late

I thought I would feature a non-Halloween treasury today :-)  This one features my Alice In Wonderland Whimsical Steampunk Pocket Watch Pendant and offers a stunning 'steampunk twist on Wonderland'.  It's titled 'I'm Late I'm Late' by TideTogether.  This is one of my favourite 'Alice' treasuries!



 
Thank you to TideTogether for featuring my Alice Pendant!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Monday, 24 October 2011

A treasury a day... Witches in Modern Times...

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another Halloween treasury to share with you. This amazing treasury is called 'Witches in Modern Times...' and was curated by Dalim, who was kind enough to feature my 'Halloween Trick or Treat' keepsake box.




Thank you to Dalim for featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Halloween Giveaway over at Miss Bohemia plus 10% off everything :-)

* This giveaway is now closed *

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Halloween Giveaway over at Miss Bohemia

I hope you've been enjoying the spooktacular month of October so far!  The history of Hallween often refers us to the Celtic festival of Samhain and also the Roman feast of Pomona.  Traditional Halloween celebrations included marking the end of the Summer and the coming of Winter.  Halloween is also said to be the time when the veil between the dead and the living is at it's thinnest.  Whether you're celebrating by more personal or traditional means or by through more generalised activities such as hosting scary parties or trick or treating, I wish you all a happy Halloween :-)

I would love to hear of your Halloween plans or your favourite Halloween memory or every your favourite scary film or Halloween costume!  Do you prefer ghouls to witches or vampires?

As part of my Halloween celebrations, I'm holding a 'Halloween' themed giveaway for all of my blog followers and facebook fans plus 10% off everything as a fun way of saying 'thank you'! 

I've put together two 'Miss Bohemia' Halloween Giveaway Prize Sets and the winner will get to choose which set they would like to receive, and just like my lovely followers and customers, my giveaway is open Worldwide!

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Prize 1

The first prize you can win is this 'Spooky' Halloween Set which comprises of a 'Midnight' Elixer & Rose Pendant, Royal Raven Gothic Keepsake Box, Love Kills Bagcharm and Royal Raven Gift tag!

Prize 2

The second prize you can win is this fun based 'Happy Halloween' Giveaway set which comprises of a cute purse with children dressed up for Halloween festivities and a matching Halloween tag, which has a 'Happy Halloween' ribbon!

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To enter this giveaway

Required Entries

* You must be a follower of Miss Bohemia's blog or a follower of my fan page on facebook!

* You must also leave a comment stating which prize pack you would like to win!

Extra Entries

* Please leave a seperate comment for each additional entry

* Visit Miss Bohemia and comment on your favorite item

 
 * Favorite Miss Bohemia on Etsy

 
* Follow Miss Bohemia's blog

 
Follow Miss Bohemia on Facebook

 
* Blog about the giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your post

 
* Tweet about this giveaway (one entry only)

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Giveaway ends on October 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm GMT. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email! Winners will have 48 hours to reply back, before a new winner is selected.

Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win
♥ Good luck ♥

Enjoy 10% off everything at Miss Bohemia with this Halloween discount code! Just enter 'Halloween10' at the checkout!  You can also check out my new Halloween shop makeover while you're there - Spooky!at
Jen x

A treasury a day... Bubbles in the cauldron

Following on from my 'one a day' treasury fun for the month of October, I have another Halloween treasury to share with you. The treasury is called 'Bubbles in the cauldron' and was curated by movezerb, who was kind enough to feature my 'Halloween Trick or Treat' keepsake box. This amazing treasury reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, The Witches of Eastwick as well as Halloween.




Thank you to movezerb for featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A treasury a day... Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top!

Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 

A new treasury I curated for the month of October! It's called 'Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top!' and was based around 'Crafty Folk' team member 'Moodycowdesigns'  pretty "Cherry" Fabric Coin Purse. For this treasury I chose amazing artists with fab designs that remind of the colour, scent and scrumptiousness of cherries! 



Happy window shopping!

Jen x






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A treasury a day... Pale Pink Hues




My Marie Antoinette Romantic Keepsake Locket has been featured in this 'Pale Pink Hues' Etsy Treasury curated by MissMaryElliott.   The treasury is filled with pretty designs from the 'Crafty Folk' team :-)  I ama proud owner of designs from quite a few of these shops, some I'm already a fan of and some are new, but I'm sure you'll agree that they are all gorgeous!




Thank you to MissMaryElliott for featuring my 'Queen Marie' locket!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A treasury a day... Night is a world lit by itself!

A new treasury I curated for the this mystic month of October! It's called 'Night is a world lit by itself!' and was based around 'Crafty Folk' team member Aprilisforever's Beaded Black 'Starry Night' Necklace.   For this treasury I chose amazing artists whose designs are not only stunning and visually appealling, but also display an ethereal quality to them remiscent of a 'dark romantic fantasy'. 



Happy window shopping!

Jen x



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**The title used for this treasury is based on the following quote and source: "Night is a world lit by itself"Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated by W.S. Merwin

Monday, 17 October 2011

A treasury a day... Light as a feather

A treasury a day... Light as a feather

Following on with my 'one a day' treasury feature for the month of October, I would like to share this treasury called 'Light as a Feather' with you.  It was curated by 'Crafty Folk' team member CraftUnikat who kindly featured my 'Mermaid At Sea Fantasy Earrings' amongst her other pretty and serene choices. 


Thank you to CraftUnikat for featuring my 'Mermaid At Sea Fantasy Earrings'!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.

Jen x

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Romance Book Junkies Halloween Spooktacular Giveaways, Guest Posts, Contests & much more

Romance Book Junkies Halloween Spooktacular

  
Head on over to 'Romance Book Junkies' for an amazing Halloween Spooktacular month full of giveaways, guest posts, interviews, short stories and contests! Lots of ways to take part and join the fun!

I am also participating in this giveaway and I've been interviewed and featured over at Danielle's Romance Book Junkies blog :-)

You can find out more about me including what I love about Halloween, what I'll be doing and what movies I'll be watching on this scary night!  You can also see my favourite Halloween design and did I mention there's a Miss Bohemia giveaway over there too!
Halloween Creepy Charm Bracelet & Pumpkin Earrings

Click here to read the 'Miss Bohemia' Halloween feature and giveaway!

The Halloween Spooktacular is being hosted by 'Romance Book Junkies' and Book Lover's Hideaway!

 Thank you to Danielle!


Jen x

A treasury a day... Halloween Night


Following on from my 'one a day' treasury feature for the month of October, the Halloween fun continues in this amazing treasury I have to share with you.  The treasury is called 'Halloween ' and was curated by AbbyLuvBaby, who was kind enough to feature my 'Halloween Trick or Treat' keepsake box.  I especially love the prints, labels and tags which range from glowing white pumpkins to cemetary gates!



Thank you to AbbyLuvBaby for featuring my Halloween 'Trick or Treat' Keepsake box!

All designs in the treasury are clickable so you can find out more about each item.


Jen x
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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Halloween specials at Miss Bohemia - dark beautiful creatures... plus 10% shop discount

The Halloween feature continues and today's designs are inspired by dark beautiful creatures ranging from witches to vampires, mortal and mythical beings!   Some can be cruel, some can be kind and some are misunderstood!

Today's picks include 'Medusa's Mirror' inspired by a Gorgon whose gaze was send to turn men (and women to stone),  a gothic high society bracelet to enter another world and the Phantom's Mask, which symbolises unrequited love! 

The dark beautiful ones....

Phantom of the Opera Masked Rose Pendant

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1. Medusa's Mirror Fantasy Necklace
2. Gothic Black & Silver Veined Chandelier Earrings
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3. Decandently Dark Victorian Rose Necklace
4. Kiss At Midnight Black Dahlia Ring
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5. Victorian Gothic High Society Black Charm Bracelet
6. Black Lace Filigree Bracelet with Red Rose

Enjoy 10% off everything at Miss Bohemia with this Halloween discount code! Just enter 'Halloween10' at the check out! You can also check out my new Halloween shop makeover while you're there - Spooky!


I hope you enjoy today's featured picks from Miss Bohemia :-)

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