Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Austrian Etsy - Foz's world of rainbow madness

Somewhere over the rainbow things might be a little mad.

Foz's world of rainbow madness is where colorful yarns are knotted into snazzy bracelets, trendy bookmarks and the likes. You might not find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, but wearable rainbows are certainly the next best thing!

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Copyright of all photos belongs to Foz's world of rainbow madness

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Adventures in Postcrossing #1

The goal of Postcrossing is to connect the world via real mail, by allowing you to exchange postcards with other random members around the world.

Once upon a time aka four years ago I first signed up on Postcrossing and after taking a bit of a rather long break I've decided to finally reactivate my account. Now that I've decided to join the card-sending fun again, I figured why take baby steps when I can just the same go all the way aka I sent out the maximum of cards I'm currently able to send. Let me explain: When you first sign up you can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. That number goes up the more cards you send. I am already up to 9 postcards as I already sent more than 35 cards. Once I've sent a total of 50 postcards I will be allowed to have up to 10 travelling at the same time.

For more information check out the Guidelines and the FAQ.
Last but not least, some general stats can be found here.

And so it begins. I kicked off the fun with 9 postcards (see explanation above) and seeing how mail service for once didn't leave something to be desired aka several cards already made it to their destination, I have in the meantime been able to request some more addresses. So where are the cards from my first post-break batch traveling to? Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, China, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and USA. All in all I've sent out a total of 19 cards so far while at the same time receiving 13 cards myself. Where from? Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, and United Kingdom. And just look at this fabulous mix of postcards! *sigh*

Were you familiar with Postcrossing? Maybe you are a member yourself or you're now playing with the idea of signing up? Let me know!

*rubs hands in anticipation of receiving lots of postcards from far away places*

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Austrian Etsy - Frogitta

Have you sent a card today?

Frogitta offers colorful greeting cards, prints, invitations and other paper products for all occasions. These cute paper goods are all based on unique hand-drawn designs which will bring a smile on every face and make for lovely nursery decorations too!

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Copyright of all photos belongs to Frogitta

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Austrian Etsy - TraLaLand

Wearing felt has never felt *wink* so good!

TraLaLand offers a lovely range of handmade felt jewelry! Colorful and playful these designs are wonderfully lightweight too and spruce up any outfit. Best of all, while you can only wear your wool sweater in winter, these pieces will cheer you up all year round!

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Copyright of all photos belongs to TraLaLand

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Lucky Dip - DyfalDonc

Where to go? DyfalDonc

What does it cost? £5 plus shipping

What's it all about? In each mystery bag there is 3 pieces of ephemera jewellery
You could get a large necklace or small necklace or earrings or large brooch or small brooch
Any combination possible and any style, it's a mystery!! That's why it's a Lucky Dip and all for £5.00!! Each piece of jewellery may come from our: floral, 60's wallpaper, black and white photography, birds, sea life or postage stamp collections!

Guess who couldn't escape the old-fashioned flair of ephemera? Commonly used for scrapbooking, it obviously makes for stylish pieces to wear too. Before anyone starts wondering why there are six and not three pieces shown - two grab bags, one box (the theory being that each of the lucky dips consists of one necklace and two brooches). As much as I'm happy with the designs I did receive, it is a bit of a shame that no piece with 60s wallpaper has been included, because those patterns rock. Still, a lovely variety of delightfully nostalgic accessories!

Personal Favorite? Vintage Photo Heart Necklace

Do vintage designs and retro patterns make your heart beat faster too? Have you ever seen ephemera being used to create jewelry? And would you agree that the brooches make for cute lapel pins?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Austrian Etsy - Der Fesche Ferdl

Hey there little sailor girls and boys!

Der Fesche Ferdl lets your kids set sail in the most darling little sailor suits. Creating costumes for drama, film, dance and opera productions was soon followed by dressing the little ones in these vintage inspired suits and dresses sewn from the finest linen. Ship ahoy, wee sailors!

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Copyright of all photos belongs to Der Fesche Ferdl

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Austrian Etsy - delusions.at

Traditionally old-fashioned family photos? Guess again.

delusions.at centers around manipulation, destruction and recreation bringing a different kind of art onto your walls. These art prints show a curious and unearthly spectrum of photo-montages, perfectly shown off in vintage frames which add just that extra touch of "good old days"!

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Copyright of all photos belongs to delusions.at