Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Nights and LA Craft Experience Was A Blast!

I must say, we had one heck of an evening this weekend, at the LA Craft Experience at Summer Nights, in Historic China Town in Los Angeles. There was a great selection of music, art, craft vendors, food, and of course, the amazing crown of supporters! We want to thank all of our family and friends, that made it out to the event. We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you at the next event! Take a peek at some cool pics from the event......

Monday, August 23, 2010

This is Bananas! One More Etsy Shop Added to the Belandaria Family...And We Have Snacks!

    That's right, we're venturing into the Epicurean world of delicious edibles! Our newest shop is called Bella Luna Sweets And Spices and we'll be offering some amazing products. We'll have home made preserves and marmalade, as well as baked goods, teas, sweet and savory snacks, and high quality specialty food items. We launched this little shop to bring together a family of folks, who by all accounts, LOVE food! We love making it, eating it, chatting about it, eating it.....Well, you get the picture! I have an amazing child hood friend that has found her niche in the way of making delicious banana bread, with some unique variations. Now, beyond the fact hat her bread has no milk in it(great for those who have dairy allergies), it is a moist, delicious treat any time of the day. She'll be making traditional Banana Bread, Banana Nut Bread, Banana Nut and Chocolate Bread, and even a sinfully fun recipe called "The Elvis". All you have to know about that one is it does involve peanut butter chips, bananas, and deliciousness! All of these amazing

items will be available in mini loaves, large loaves, sampler slices, and sampler packs, beginning August 30th. In the mean time, feel free to visit the shop to see some of our newest additions of preserves, marmalade, savory pan bread, and much more to come!
Let us know if you have any questions and we hope to help you tackle your sweet or savory snack attack with something memorably delicious!

FREE GOODIES! To celebrate the launch of our new shop, we are offering a free 8 oz. jar of Strawberry preserves. To be added to the drawing for the preserves, simply sign up for our blog and leave a comment on this blog post and your entry is in! We'll take everybody's name and add it to a random drawing, that will take place September 30th. If you are the winner, you get a free jar of this amazing products! It's that simple! Let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at any time and good luck!

Come Visit Us this Saturday in the LA Craft Experience

 Come on out to visit us this Saturday evening at Chinatown's Central Plaza, for the LA Craft Experience. We'll be exhibiting some of our newest designs and will also have some freebies to give away too! We would love to see our friends and Craft Pals, so make sure to come on out. It should be a night to remember!

Any questions about this event or any of our upcoming exhibit dates, fee free to contact us at any time.

Also, please feel free to visit the website for the LA Craft Experience, for more information.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Repurposed Fashion For the Sake of Fun....and FREE Stuff....We're giving a Gorgeous Tote Bag Away!

OK, so I am into using all kinds of items to make new items and we have a wonderful etsy shop to showcase some of our vintage finds and some newly recycled items and accessories, that have been given a new life! One of those items we have made it into a great Etsy treasury called Thank God It's Friday.... Take a gander....

 It's available in our sister Etsy Shop TheUpcycledExchange . This neat large tote bag was made from vintage re purposed drapes(exterior of the bag) and seat belt material (for the straps). the inside is lined with a gorgeous blue heavy canvas and has compartments for everything you need to have with you. We would love to hear from you about this bag and are hosting a little free give away contest, for your participation in leaving comments. Feel free to sign up for our blog and leave a comment on this blog post, to be entered in to the give away. We will take ALL of the contestants' names between now and September 15th  and randomly choose one to receive one of these totes, FOR FREE! It's a $25 value, so feel free to participate. Email us with any questions!

Also, we wanted to thank the curator of this lively treasury, Copperlady50 . She makes some fantastic jewelry, like this unique and whimsical bracelet:

So make sure to peek at her shop too, for a fun journey through her creativity!

Thanks so much for your support and we hope you tell ALL your friends about the Tote Bag giveaway, so Everyone can participate. Good Luck!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We're featured in A couple of Great Etsy Treasuries Today...Take a Peek

curated by SissyLittle

Now I Have them All Wrapped Up curated by SizeLoveCreations

Make sure to visit these great Etsyians' Shops too, as they have some amazing stuff to offer! Thanks so much!
 Notable Notions

Friday, August 6, 2010

Show Us How You Show Your Stuff For August

We encourage all of our followers and clients to share how they showcase their items, with the packaging and displays from our sister shop Notable Notions. We were so happy to get a new image from the lovely folks at The Water Fairy. They shared this pretty picture of their use of one of our newer products and we simply wanted to share with you!

 Please feel free to convo us through our Etsy shops and send us pics of how You use our products, so that we can share this with our followers. Remember, it's free advertising for you, as we'll post a link to your site, right in the picture you provide. Thanks to The Water Fairy for sharing her work!

We have some other great submissions of pictures from our great Etsyian community. Take a peek at My Favorite Earrings use of our Natural Hemp Tray Inserts.

MyFavoriteEarrings Etsy Shop

Also, please look at this Gorgeous stamped kraft box presentation from Feather and Branch.

And, take a look at the use of other items in our shop:

We want to thank all of the amazing Etsy folks who share these great images and we are Soooo pleased that these items have been so useful for you! Thanks for your support!

What More Can I Say About Noni's Gourmet? Yummy Goodies That you Must Try!

   I gotta say, I am a bit of a snack lover and sweet tooth. That was the motivation behind a late night perusing through Etsy's edible offerings. I came across Noni's Gourmet and simply could not resist purchasing her Blueberry Syrah Jelly. That's right, jelly with Syrah wine. Sounds Delicious, right? Well, I can say it is So delicious that I wanted to share a bit of info about this amazing Etsyian! Leona "Noni" was nice enough to do a little interview with me and this is what she had to say:

When did you get started in Making Jams and Jellies?

***I started helping my mom and grandmother when I was very young and I spent a lot of time in the kitchen learning from them. Those are some of my fondest and most treasured memories.

How do you come up with your unique flavor combinations?

***I love experimenting! (And I have wonderful friends and family that are more than happy to be my "guinea pigs".) Some of my favorite creations are my jams/jellies that contain wine, champagne and whiskey. I actually don't even drink! I just love the intricate flavors and complexities.

What suggestions could you make to anyone who may want to follow the same creative path?

***Do what you love! It's so important to love what you do and share that with anyone and everyone. It gives me so much joy to share my products.

***Where do you get your inspiration?

The beautiful Wenatchee Valley I live in is abundant with a variety of fresh fruits throughout the year, so I don't have to look very far for inspiration. My oldest daughter loves wine and is always there to suggest a certain fruit paired with the right wine. I also get suggestions from my friends and family.

Noni's GourmetJelly Trio
I encourage you to visit her shop on Etsy at Noni's Gourmet and see some of the amazing jelly flavors she's got, including strawberry champagne, mimosa jelly, bourbon apple, and much more! Your items will arrive beautifully packaged and truly made with love! Thanks Leona for your wonderful creativity!

We're Featured in A New Etsy Treasury Called "Down To Business"

This is such a fabulous treasury idea. The great folks at Valtline curated this useful treasury, to highlight some of the great items you can use to grow your business. Let's face it, we can all use suggestions for good suppliers for business related items, so i was just thrilled to be included into this treasury. Just click on the picture to see the treasury and thanks so much for taking a peek!

Down To Business Treasury on Etsy Curated by Valtline

Thanks for your support!