Sunday, June 24, 2012

Treasury challenge

HHU Team and Friends of HHU run a regular Treasury Challenge to feature wonderful items for sale on etsy in team members' and others' shops on the chosen theme.

With the holidays fast approaching and many schools having broken up we decided to tackle the sometimes difficult task of what to pack in your suitcase.

Marie from OldAunt'sAttic created this fantastic treasury entitled " Pack your bags".Take a look at the treasury which we have featured below.

OldAunt'sAttic is a relatively new shop to etsy full of a wonderfully diverse collection of vintage items.Marie loves searching and then finding something special. Many of the items in her shop were purchased or given with love and used with care. There is china, glass, ornaments, maybe a beautiful clutch bag  and lots of fascinating pieces in the attic many of which will bring a smile to your face, bring back treasured memories or make you chuckle. We ask you to brouse around OldAunt'sAttic and tell us on the comment box below the treasury which item is your favourite and why.

We love hearing your views-Thank you!

What were our favourites in OldAunt'sAttic?


 Such wonderful vintage items in Marie's shop! Hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine would be this sweet vase


I love this little jar. My Mom had a vase with similar little flowers.


Love love the deviled egg plate! I might just have to buy it!!

Jewels byTrish

 I  love all of her items, but this green vase really caught my eye! Would look great alone or bursting with flowers!


Though this is not my favorite thing in the shop, it brings back wonderful memories for me because my Dad was given one of these as a retirement gift. And he used it every time he and my Mom went on a car trip.


These glasses would be perfect for mint tea! Love the leaf pattern and the frosted glass.

'Pack your bags' by mikwexford

Vacation Time!

Bali Sterling Bracelet ...

Cotton Spa Face Cloths ...


Royal Blue Flip Flops. ...

Receipt wallet in deep ...

Hand Poured Caribbean S...

Pillowcase Greeting - R...

The Earjeans 365 collec...

Cosmetic bag, gadget p...

Rustic Red Cedar Tree B...

Notepad with 75 unlined...

Organic Protective Gent...

Moroccan bookmark, Wood...

Vintage Huarache Sandal...

Ship Anchor Necklace, S...

Batik Look Night Blooms...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Treasury Challenge!

HHU Team and Freinds of HHU regularly hold Treasury challenges. Members make treasuries featuring items from team members' shops and other wonderful finds on the chosen theme.

TopazTurtle recently created this beautiful treasury for the wedding themed challenge  entitled "Something borrowed"  which was featured on the Front Page of etsy in Australia . Congratulations!

Topaz has a stunning shop selling a wide range of items designed and created by her from resin. Her work incorporates intense vibrant colour. Her signature style is swirls and bands of color in both subtle and contrasting combinations. She  incorporates materials such as tape and natural tree resin to give interesting effects to her work. Many of her designs are inspired by nature - wave polished stone,leaves,flowers,the colors of nature, animals and the night sky.

She makes jewelry- resin bangles, resin bracelets, resin bangle bracelets, resin rings, resin necklaces, resin sets, resin cuffs, resin pendants, resin lockets, resin brooches, resin pins and resin earrings-and homeware items -resin serving bowls, resin plates, resin dishes, resin trays, resin platters, resin containers, resin Christmas tree ornaments, resin mobiles, resin keychains and resin decorations.

Once you have taken a good look at the wonderful treasury please visit Topaz' shop and in the comment box below the treassury, here on the blog , please tell us which is your favourite item from her shop and why.

Thank you for sharing your views with us- we love to hear from you!

What were our favourites in Topaz' shop?


Topaz has so many beautiful choices, but I love her new stacking rings

 Jewels by Trish said:

  I  love all of Topaz's items! Great shop & I own 1 of her resin bangles/cuffs. Wear it everyday!

Maries Gems:

" I love Topaz's bangles and earrings! But I think my favorite is this Emerald-Aqua Bud Bangle:"

 It's truly unique and so stunning!


 Topaz' shop was one of the first I ever saw on etsy and I always view it as inspirational- she makes wonderful use of colours. They have such clarity.

I have always loved all her blue and green bangles and her stackable rings are so wearable but one of may favourite pieces at the moment is this which is so subtle.


"Since I have some of these earrings I have to say they are my fav!.They are so lightweight and perfect for summertime!


 " I love this bangle. It is pink and that meets my first criteria. But it also looks transparent. It is truly lovely as are all of Topaz's items."


"I love Topaz's shop! So hard to pick a favorite, but since I have to choose, I'll say these bangles- I just love the striking blue color"

'Something borrowed..' by TopazTurtle

Peach Seventies Vintage...

Personalised Gift Tags....

tandem bicycle fingerpr...

Boutonniere Charm, groo...

Vera Wang Inspired tull...

Congratulations Wedding...

Sterling Silver Diamond...

Vintage alike Swarovsk...

Small Sterling Silver 3...

Rose Quartz Necklace Mo...

Chalkboard Labels - Set...

Linen purse with Bottle...

Wedding Sign Plaque Cus...

Unique Blue Bird Weddin...

Gloves Wedding Lace - B...

Caramel embroidered art...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Treasury Challenge!

HHU team and Friends of HHU hold regular Treasury challenges feauturing team members' and others items.

Today we are featuring a wonderful treasury created by Jeaniebeanhandknits " Summer Roses"

Jeanie has a wonderful shop on etsy selling beautiful handknit scarves, cowls, gloves, felted bags and purses, gadget cases, flowers, accessories and items for the home. She loves natural fibres,specialty yarns, vibrant colours,vintage buttons, interesting textures and incorporates these into her unique and beautiful handknits.

Once you have taken a good look at Jeanies fantastic treasury please take a look round Jeanie's shop. We would like you to tell us which item in her shop is your favourite and why in the comment box here on the blog  immediately beneath the treasury.

Thank you so much for sharing your views- we love hearing from you!

Our favourites from Jeanie's shop


"This purse is my favorite. I love the soft colors. She has many lovely things to choose from"


" I love Jeanie's handbags, but I really think this one is super. The colors are so vivid and the size is not too big. If I had a smart phone or a kindle, I probably would need one of her cases."


Jeanie has such a pretty shop too, with all the colorful purses and the headbands and knit gloves. But I think her scarves are my favorite- they just look so cozy!


" Jeanie's shop is filled with a gorgeous selection of purses, gadget holders, scarves, hats and gloves in on-trend colors. She always finds the most interesting buttons to complement her well crafted knitted items.
This is one of my favorites! I love the color and the button:"


" It really isn't easy to choose.I just about like everything!

I am very jealous of the beautiful head,hand and neck model she has!

I finally chose this neckwarmer. It looks so cozy and the colours are fantastic. Love the chunky yarn and Jeanie always has such great colours.Love the flecks and depth of colour."


Jeanie has such lovely items and this is one of my favorites. I love the deep blue and playful colorful contrast of this bag.

'Summer Roses' by JeanieBeanHandknits

summer roses in so many lovely colors

Rubina Verde Swirled Gl...

Ring bearer pillow, lin...

Moroccan large art silk...

Yellow Bow Hair Clip Vi...

Magenta ... 1 tissue pa...

Pink Peach Chiffon Butt...

FREE and By Popular Dem...

Ali Hanging Pendant Lam...

Light Peach Orange Tria...

Starfish Headband, Pink...

Turkish BATH Towel Hand...

Resin bangle, resin bra...

Coral Corral Hand-Dyed ...

Ruby Agate Tassel Neckl...

Quilted Fabric Postcard...

Cream and tan crocheted...