Items Of The Week: Outer Space

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

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Tree Of Life

Blog Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

When I think of a tree I think of something long-lasting,sturdy and ever-changing. The tree of life symbols are air, water, fire and earth and combine to create the life-giving power of the tree of life. The tree of life is said to have powers of healing, rejuvenation and sustenance.

What Tree of Life items do you have in your shop?

Rita from RitzySelection says the Tree of Life means foremost power. The first man-made objects made by nature’s treasures. Such is animal skin and wool. A Secret: The craftsmen, the ancient tribal culture, will continue to move into today’s urbanized, mechanized world. It is a tremendous treasure that we create day by day for the happiness of others! My advice is as follows: Let us plant a Tree of Life every day as much as possible!

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Leather phone case

Sandra from SDDigitalDesign said family – the roots of the tree of life. The tree symbolizes generations of families which begins simply as a seed. The seed sprouts, grows and branches out all the while giving life to many generations to come. It is a visual metaphor representing your life and the various elements that make it up–past, present, and future.

Tree printable art

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset states Tree of Life…Air to Breathe…Air to Sail…Air for Life…Without air, the colors of the world are gone. Air is needed for a beautiful life on earth.

Sailboat serving tray

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says I love trees–the branches tend to go up –like prayer to heaven and charms with tree of life are reminders that life is precious.

Tree of Life bookmark

Nancy from EponasCrystals said the Tree of Life Earrings – We live in the country, so we have LOTS of trees. They are homes to numerous animals, provide shade and shelter, and are just magnificent to sit under! These earrings feature the tree of life symbol and are a luscious orange red color.

Tree of Life earrings

Mairi from mairidesign states a vibrant botanical illustration of a silhouette tree with colourful flowers and birds. The tree of life represents how we are connected to the world around us, as well as providing food, shelter and warmth for people, it is also a home for many animals and insects. With that, this pendant would make an ideal birthday gift, to mark the coming of age for teens and women who appreciate nature.

Tree of Life pendant necklace

Deborah from BaubleandaButterfly says the Tree of Life symbolism has a long history, crossing many cultures as universal symbol found in many spiritual traditions. The tree has always been a symbol of life, renewal and energy. It stands for many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty, and redemption, symbolic of the Creator as it sustains creation with its abundant fruit, protection and regeneration. Turquoise is considered a stone of friendship. It absorbs negativity, promotes honest & clear communication from the heart & is an excellent grounding stone. Good for healing the spirit & soul and it is known as a master healer stone.

Tree of Life metal necklace

Marta from GottliebTextiles said the embroidery on these bags are a Latvian ethnic sign Austras koks (shortly: tree of life) embroidered on the front of the bag. Austras koks also called Saules koks, which means the dawn or sun tree, protects the family and gives strength and counsel. The roots of the tree are associated with the underworld, the middle – the earth on which people, animals and other living things exist. But the crown of the tree is connected to the spiritual heaven. Usually this tree is an oak and symbolizes the sun’s path and the order of the world.

Latvian Market Bag

Measuring Up

Blog Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

We think of being good enough or things meeting ones expectations when we think of measuring up to someone or something. For our purposes we want all of our items to measure up to 10 inches tall.

What items do you have in your shop that measure up to 10 inches tall?

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says two of my passions are vintage items and green glass. With that said, these vintage green glass pasta canisters hit both my passions in one swoop…I had two sets of these canisters and am down to one. therefore, I believe someone else out there has my same two passions. Does anyone else love vintage green glass?

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Vintage green glass canister

Becky from CottonPickingFolkArt said these are the epitome of summer. When we spend more time outside, it ‘s nice to come have some light, season inspired decor on the inside.I enjoy creating my own patterns, and bringing them to life. I love to eat local strawberries, and with their limited season,these serve as a reminder of summer goodness!

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Strawberry bowl fillers

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz states the red poppies always remind me of my native country Germany. In early summer they seemed to pop up everywhere. There were entire meadows filled with red poppies and blue bachelor buttons. Sometimes it looked like a field of red, green and blue stretching out to the horizon. I loved it so much and I miss this sight!

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Red poppies mixed media painting

Solveiga from Knitwoolsocks says I have always enjoyed knitting. I love creating pretty things in beautiful colors. I love to see the item that I am working on begin to take shape and turn into a finished product that someone will enjoy. My socks are knitted with love from the heart and positive thoughts. My goal is to make you smile and bring you Joy.

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Knitted men socks

Mairi from mairidesign said you can make sure you meet all expectations by checking yourself in this classic beauty, with a stylized rose in your choice of colours – purple or pink are clear favourites. Measuring 26.3 x 20.3 cm (10+3/8″ x 8+1/4″), my Glasgow Rose, Mackintosh style mirror is based on the work of the artist, designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who has inspired many artists from Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.

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Art Nouveau Mirror 10×8″ Purple Glasgow Mac Rose wall mirror

Sandra from SDDigitalDesign states this 8” x 10” digital print was inspired by all the fond memories I have climbing trees as a child. To me a tree symbolizes balance, strength and growth. I felt as tall and as beautiful as the tree itself. Although I’m not climbing trees these days I will continue to cherish those times when I did. I hope the tree in my design inspires you as it did for me.

Digital download inspirational quote

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted by Mairi from mairidesign

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in june;
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune:

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas run dry.

By Robert Burns, 1794

We each hold a favourite colour of rose and we may also attach some sentimental meaning to particular colours, but ultimately, the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love.

The team have selected their rose flower items to share with you today, enjoy!

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

 

This hand-painted, heart-shaped glass serving tray would make the perfect gift, especially with the pink roses, which symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Share the LOVE…

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Hand Painted Pink Roses Platter

Sandra Darlene from SDDigitalDesign says:

 

Roses are my favorite flowers. They are beautiful and elegant and are an effective way to communicate without having to say a word. Roses send a clear message of love and whisper what words cannot say. They speak volumes in their own language.

I designed this floral print for those times we need to express ourselves but aren’t exactly sure what to say. Who will you share a rose with today?

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Printable Wall Art

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

 

Roses are one of my favorite flowers. I had red roses in my wedding bouquet and white roses were given to me the day before my wedding by my now husband. I still get my favorite red ones here and there during the year.
I love them so much that they are used in my aroma therapy machine. It smells so good in my home!!

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Pink Rose Martingale Dog Collar

Lizzy and Boo from LizzysBibsandBobs says:

 

Roses mean a lot to me because they remind me of my Dear Sweet Mother – both the sight and smell of them will always evoke fond memories of her. She spent many happy hours in her garden tending to her Roses and there was always a vase full of these beautiful flowers sitting on her sideboard or dining table! I love this beautiful gold Rose pin and I know my mother would have too…

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Long Stem Gold Rose Brooch

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

 

Pink Rose Stud Earrings – Pink roses are my favorite! Light Pink roses represent gentleness and admiration.

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Pink Rose Earrings

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

 

For Kids who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis — the kids cannot pronounce it and call is 65 roses–this charm is to support that cause.

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65 Roses cystic fibrosis key chain

As the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love, I wanted to design something that not only symbolized love but also a showed off of a few of the things I love. My favorite color is blue and my favorite bead to work with resembles a satin bead.

These elegant dangle earrings are perfect for that lady who likes simple but classy accessories. They are light-weight and so easy to wear for a long period of time. A perfect gift idea! She’ll love them! You have to see them to appreciate them.

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Elegant Rose Stud Blue Silver Dangle Earrings