Great gift items like pendants, cufflinks and vintage finds. Thank you for looking to buy handmade and supporting indie artists.

This blog also includes items from my other store Maison Elevenses which has beautiful handmade home decor items such as throw pillows, coasters, napkin rings and tea towels.

Recycling, upcyling and repurposing...saving the planet one cool handmade thing at a time!

Friday, February 25, 2011

More upcycled vintage key jewelry!

Carrying on with my collection of vintage keys which are sourced from a nearby antiques shop come these three pieces.

BOHO bracelet as seen as above and below, brown suede in light and dark wrapped around a silver plated washer.
A vintage key, pearl type beads and a heart are used as charms. 

Finally getting to use my metal stamps!" You are the key to my heart" with a small vintage key.

This is the same as above but comes with a larger vintage key with a heart shape on the key and the number 2.

All these items and more can be found in store!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Items

Just wanted to share some new items from both stores, plus news and stuff at the bottom of the post!

This throw cushion is the first in a collection called urban chic, it's very modern and like most of the collection will be based on Black, Grey and white.
Very spring and summer like looks in this new accent cushion, would look great in a bedroom or a sunroom..or wherever your happy place is!

Experimenting with a new modern way of wire wrapped jewelry, I love the look of the circles with the shell.

Check out Freckle Lips store tomorrow, she is saying she will have to giveaways and that is not to miss!

Plus I am working on new lines of jewelry with recycled items and will be continuing on with my urban chic range of throw pillows from Maison Elevenses.

I too will host my first giveaway in March so stay tuned!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Introducing the Etsy single parents team

Last week I was looking around to see if Etsy had a single parents group I could join..did not find one and thought why don't I start one myself. Whahoo a captain of my own team!
Luckily next day came across Sammi whilst on twitter..she agreed to take the position of the team leader and off we went!

I wanted to introduce to you some of the items from these shops which are situated from across the world.
Note these are all very available and easy for you to purchase right from the comfort of your own chair!

Me (Team captain and owner of Change it up and Maison Elevenses)
Natural modern elements throw pillow 

Vintage key, bead and hand stamped washer pendant necklace

Next up is my wonderful leader of the team Sammi from the store Freckle Lips

I love these beautiful handmade tags they can have custom words printed on them.

Here we have artandwares, Taylour's store.

She creates these amazing pieces of artwork!

Next up we have Alexandra with her store Majentakauf

A must for any Etsy & online store..a beautifully designed store banner

Here we have Shannon with her store shannondzikas

Vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories ..take a look for hidden gems

Tamara's store is new visit her at Purple Dragon

Beautiful handmade pieces of jewelry

Sara aka MissFluff!  Her items are all handmade in England.

Each piece is made out of leather and fabric, check out her beautiful necklaces and earrings.

Here we have Victoria's shop beadsnpearls

Gemstones necklaces, freshwater pearls and supplies can all be found here.

Thy local organic pagan (Organic Pagan)

Truly beautiful and pampering items such as soaps, body butters, etc..

Necklaces, bracelets.. including a cool range of guitar pick items.
Jana from Vintage Chic (janamelinda)

Vintage finds like this beautiful compact.

All of these wonderful shops are worth a click...go ahead take 10 mins for a quick visit!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A few of my fave things!

I truly make what I love myself!
* start music* So here are a few of my favourite things....!

These vintage buttons were from another seller on Etsy, these are sewn on to  cream linen.

The rectangular version from the Modern comforts line, perfect to snuggle up to on a cold night.

Modern and fun, would also look great in a girls bedroom.

Vintage key collection, with hand stamped washer and vintage bead.

Vintage key collection, clover leaf (in time for St Patricks day) and Jade bead.

Sunday, February 6, 2011 local!

Ok, so I have been horribly bad at the whole blog thing.
I have spent a lot of time on Etsy though!

So one week to go to Valentines day, did you go get your loved one a gift yet.
If you are running out of time then I have a few idea's for you.

Vintage key, with silver plated clover leaf charm on a silver pandora style bracelet.

Sexy 69 Cufflinks,  for someone equally as naughty as you!

Wear your heart on your sleeve, kiss and hug cufflinks.

Road map cufflinks, your choice of area. also available on Etsy in world map version.
There are lots more items available in store.
Remember to buy handmade, buy indie and buy local!
Thank you!