Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Easter Gift Ideas, Spring Garden & Black & White Etsy Treasuries

Today I have 3 treasuries I'd like to mention on my blog today :) 

The first was curated by the 'Mercedes' of DigitalCS (Etsy) and is called 'Pastel Easter Gift Ideas' and features my 'Follow The White Rabbit Alice In Wonderland Necklace'!  This is such a beautiful and dreamy collection


The next treasury I would like to share with you is by Theresa of FaeryMoonGoddess (Etsy)!  This treasury is called 'Spring Garden' and features my new 'Dreaming of Butterflies' Keepsake box.  This wonderful treasury captures the essence of Spring and also features members of the Crafty Folk team that I am in on Etsy!

The last treasury I would like to show you was curated by the Anita of Slouchie Hats and is entitled 'Black white and all that jazz!'. Anita has kindly featured my Gothic Chess Piece Keepsake Jewellery Box amongst a dramatic but stunning collection! 
Thank you to Mercedes, Theresa & Anita :-)

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

*Newsletter viewers may need to click the post link to view this treasury 

Jen x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Miss Bohemia's Owl Wishlist

My Owl Wishlist


Today I'm featuring handmade designs based around of my favourite birds of prey! The 'owls' I have featured are all on my wishlist and have been made by talented Etsy artisans!  


I just love this gorgeous owl sweatshirt.  The detail is amazing, especially the eyes and I love the contrast of black and white!


I love the quirkiness of the pendant which features a wise crowned owl full of 'wisdom'! The colours really make this image come to life!


This is just the cutest owl pendant and the soft dreamy colours of the pearls add a perfect touch of whimsy!


Another delightful find is this sweet brooch which features a bronze owl on a pink background.  The details in this design include mini hearts, a chained border and extra padding. 


This 'Thinking of You' card is so cute! The writing even has cute hearts layered over it, which adds that special touch and I think it would be perfect for sending any time of the year!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of my favourite owl based designs!

Jen x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

The night owl's first attempt at drawing Owls

The Night Owl Draws


It's been a very long time since I did any drawings or paintings and this weekend I found myself working on my very first ACEO. I'm taking part in the Crafty Folk team mini book giveaway and decided to do an ACEO instead of making jewellery or accessories, so that it could fit neatly into the mini giveaway book pages!  

As I kept thinking of owls the day before, I decided that's what I would draw for the giveaway. These fascinating creatures are solitary, mostly nocturnal and my favourite birds of prey. 

I'm often called a 'night owl' because I'm still awake after midnight and its usually during this time when my creativity flows more freely.  I do enjoy creating during the day, but for me it's definitely more special creating during the night!

Owl Drawing by Jen

Late Friday evening, I took out my pencil and art paper and attempted to draw.  I struggled with starting the sketch at first but soon began enjoying seeing the picture come to life and it was almost like reconnecting with a lost part of myself.  I have included the owl drawing above, although it stills needs a little work and I'm still deciding whether to keep it as a drawing or add water colour paints, which would be another challenge in itself.  

I can't wait to start my next mini drawing and am thinking of mermaids or some kind of sea based design!

I will be featuring some of my favourite owl based designs, from a range of talented artists very soon!

Have you tried any new or revisited crafts or skills recently? I would love to hear about it :-)

Jen x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Miss Bohemia Featured in Popular Crafts Magazine Spring Issue

Miss Bohemia Featured in Popular Crafts Magazine


I have some really exciting news to share with you today :-) My Miss Bohemia website is featured in the 'Popular Crafts' Magazine Spring Issue under recommended 'Sites to be seen' on page 81!

I blogged a little while ago about being featured as the Popular Craft's  'Homepage Artist of the Month' for January and to be featured again was just as special but also a lovely unexpected surprise :-)  You can see the magazine snippet below :-)

Miss Bohemia featured under 'Sites to be seen' in Popular Crafts

I've mentioned before that Popular Crafts is one of my favourite magazines and those of you who are readers will already know why, but I wanted to mention that this UK craft magazine is full of amazing projects, tutorials, reviews, tips, techniques, giveaways and much more.  The website, which also has a craft forum, is also a great resource for both beginners and experienced crafters!  You can also see I have a new 'As featured in Popular Crafts' Magazine graphic at the site of my blog being proudly displayed too!  The new March Issue is out now :-)

A big thank you to 
Popular Crafts for the feature and I also wanted to give a special 'thank you' and 'mention' to the Editor of 'Popular Crafts Magazine' Katharine Jewitt!

Jen x

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fabulous Fabrics at Miss Bohemia

Fabulous Fabrics At Miss Bohemia

You'll be happy to hear that I've been putting my recently purchased sewing machine through it's paces!  I've also been having lots of fun picking out new fabrics and wanted to share some of my every growing stash and a few creations with you today.  My choice of fabrics are very similar to my choice in most things i.e. very eclectic!  I love vintage styles, pretty pinks and  vivid colours, but I also love soft and neutral tones.  I probably have a little bit more fun creating the more dramatic pieces! 

Phantom of the Opera Inspired Fabric

The first fabric I wanted to show you reminds me of the 'Phantom of the Opera'. It's so vivid and dramatic that it almost 'sings to you' and best of all it highlights my favourite colour mix of red and black!  Isn't it wonderful!  


I'm planning on making 'Phantom' inspired cushions, bags and cosmetic purses with this fabric very soon and hope they will make a great addition to my popular Phantom Jewellery, some of which are shown above.

Cute cupcake fabric

I also purchased this cute cupcake fabric at the end of last year.  I did manage to make a few purses and wallets just before Christmas, some of which were presents and some sold before I had time to add them to my shop.

   I ♥ Cupcakes Purse & mini Card Wallet

The Cupcake purse is currently only available in my Etsy Shop but both the purse and wallet will be available from Miss Bohemia soon :-)

Vintage Mementos from Paris Themed Fabric

I purchased this très chic Paris Fabric in pink and black because I couldn't choose just one!  It's full of postcards, love letters and Paris momentos.


This stylish purse is perfect for carrying your make-up, cosmetics or small accessories and was created using the pretty pink Paris Fabric.  Currently only available in my Etsy shop but also coming soon to my online website.

I ♥ UK Fabric

From Paris and now on to this  'I ♥ UK' fabric, which features iconic landmarks and sights including Big Ben, red double decker buses, Tower Bridge, the royal guards and even a royal crown!   I haven't decided what I want to make with this fabric yet but I'm thinking bolster pillows, cushions or bags :-)

I hope you've enjoyed my fabulous fabrics and designs!

Thanks as always for stopping by :-)

Jen



Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Reading with Style ~ New Bookmarks at Miss Bohemia

Reading with Style


Vintage Style Bookmark with Sweetheart Sepia Toned Photo

Today's blog post is all about reading with style!  

I must admit when I was younger I used to bend the pages instead of using a bookmark, but I soon learned to appreciate the true value of how wonderful books are.  I started using a variety of paper bookmarks, tags and cards and still often do, although for some of my favourite books (which I go back to over time), I started creating bookmarks that complemented my book collection! These creations have spilled over into my Miss Bohemia and Etsy shop and I have some new ones to share with you.  

This collection includes some vintage styled bookmarks and shabby chic / heart themed bookmarks too. 
  




Bookmarks are a great accessory and can make great little gifts or treats.  To view the full range of bookmarks click here!

Happy reading!

Jen x

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Destination Valentine Is Wherever You Are ~ Etsy Treasury

Destination Valentine Is Wherever You Are

It's treasury curating time over at Miss Bohemia again!


In honour of Valentine's Day I wanted to create an alternative kind of loved based treasury.  How would you describe your perfect Valentine's Day or is it like Valentine's Day every day for you?  Do you have a favourite Valentine destination?  Here's mine :-)


Jen 

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

*Newsletter viewers may need to click the post link to view this treasury 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Land of the Faeries Etsy Treasury

It's treasury curating time over at Miss Bohemia!

I curated this new treasury full of some magical artists and I hope you like it as much as I do.  It's called 'The Land Of The Faeries' and brings to mind an enchanting realm of secrets and woodland creatures!


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

*Newsletter viewers may need to click the post link to view this treasury 

Jen x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dreaming of Cotton Candy ~ Treasury Time On Etsy

'Dreaming of Cotton Candy'

It's treasury curating time over at Miss Bohemia today!

I curated this new treasury for the beginning of February ! It's called 'Dreaming of Cotton Candy' and follows a candy colours pink and blue theme.  This treasury was inspired by a childhood memory of visiting a fairground for the first time!  

I had lots of fun picking out these designs from other handmade artists to include in this collection and I hope you like them too!

*Cotton Candy (US name) is also called Candy Floss in the UK

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

*Newsletter viewers may need to click the post link to view this treasury 

Monday, 6 February 2012

February Favourites!

February Favourites

To celebrate the month of February, today's feature looks at designs that follow the February birthstone 'Amethyst' and the birthstone colour 'Purple'!  Amethyst actually comes under the colour purple and is part of a wide spectrum ranging from lavender to plum!

Purple is said to represent magic,mystery as well as spirituality.  You may find the perfect gift amongst these purple hues mixed with pewter,silver or gold pate and inspired by fantasy, fairytales and magic!    



New in at Miss Bohemia this month is this fabulous Lilac 'Marie Antoinette' Keepsake Box! The box has had a special make-over to give it a distressed look and has also been made to sparkle through silver and purple glitter.  I've included a picture of the back of the box to show the fairytale message and enchanting border!  This keepsake box was designed by my talented sister 'Sammi' :-)


The bookmark above features pretty hearts in keeping with the birthstone colour for this wonderful month!

The collection below features a selection of amethyst coloured designs ranging from brooches, earrings, necklaces and hair accessories.


Thanks for stopping by :-)

Jen x

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge for Valentine's Day Feature & Givewaway

Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge
for Valentine's


I've been featured over at Laughing Vixen Lounge's as part of 'The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway'!  Kris has kindly featured a selection of jewellery which captures the essence of Miss Bohemia perfectly, as well as mentioning one of my favourite Valentine movie picks!  

While you're over there, be sure to enter the 'Valentine Giveaway' bonanza, where you can win goodies from over 15 shops including Miss Bohemia and Laughing Vixen's Lounge!

Click here to read the 'Miss Bohemia' feature ♥

These are the 'naughty or nice' Valentine goodies you can win from Miss Bohemia :-)




Thank you to Kris from Laughing Vixen Lounge!

Jen x

Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge for Valentine's Day Feature & Givewaway

Miss Bohemia over at Laughing Vixen Lounge
for Valentine's


I've been featured over at Laughing Vixen Lounge's as part of 'The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway'!  Kris has kindly featured a selection of jewellery which captures the essence of Miss Bohemia perfectly, as well as mentioning one of my favourite Valentine movie picks!  

While you're over there, be sure to enter the 'Valentine Giveaway' bonanza, where you can win goodies from over 15 shops including Miss Bohemia and Laughing Vixen's Lounge!

Click here to read the 'Miss Bohemia' feature ♥

These are the 'naughty or nice' Valentine goodies you can win from Miss Bohemia :-)




Thank you to Kris from Laughing Vixen Lounge!

Jen x

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