Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Trendsetting Treasury Team Scavenger Hunt #31 Winner

This Weeks choice Win

"Lady of the Woods" by Johanna S. of UnfadingLouise

I believe Jaine, a Trendsetting teammate (and captain), had it right when she said she wanted "to be IN" this collection! Only, I can take it one step further and say I FEEL as though I live in this collection.

Thank you, Johanna, for creating a treasury that represents my lifelong past-time of wandering through sunlit forests, finding treasures in all sorts of odd inspiring places. Perhaps, you and I have a lot in common. Or, maybe it is just a California girl thing. Whichever, thank you for representing my golden leaf earrings, the trendsetting team, and the inspiration words I so loving composed, in this beautiful, positive, unique & fabulous story-worthy collection!

A note to these Honorable Mentions
Thank you team (!!!!!) for creating a long list of treasuries that made my choice this week difficult (luxuriously divine)! Here are a few of the ALMOSTs and not nearly all of the GREATS. Every collection was astonishing!!!!

"Blue Sunlight" by Jaine

"Putting Down New Roots" by NovaeuTique

"Awakened with a Kiss" by Nicole Addison of Birchlight

"If you love Somebody, Set them Free" by itikamia

"Wander Aimlessly Without a Plan" by BBTAR

"Emerging from her Chrysalis" by VivaEstelle

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trendesetting Treasury Team Scavenger Hunt Challenge Win

For those of you familiar with Etsy, you might be aware of the huge undertaking promoting a shop can be. If you are not familiar with this behind the scenes reality of being an Etsy shop owner, then this blog post might be a fun introduction!

Etsy is composed of Artisans, their shops and listings, personal shopper and shop owner profiles as well as 'newsfeeds' of your 'favorites,' the employed Etsy board of blogging, recipes, ect..., the Front Page, as well as a huge social networking database of forums called teams.

I am currently a member of 37 teams between my two stores ( Tlala Handcrafted Blessings & Lotus Pads ) . Both shoppers and sellers are active members of most teams. Some teams are for promotional purpose, others for informational and many teams are for building treasuries. Treasuries are curated collections of other Etsy artisan's listings.

The purpose behind every Etsy team is the same. It is to help each other build an audience & create sales. Everyday, I, like many Etsy devotees, are updating tags, building treasuries, and clicking away 'favorites' for each other in the hopes that the search engine will recognize our product at the top of the list and that we might make it to the Etsy Front Page and be 'discovered.'

In some ways, I have begun to think of the internet search database as a GOD force, and my tags, treasuries and other promotions as prayers for recognition.

The reason I felt a calling to tell you all of this is because there is a team in particular, The Trendsetting Treasury Team, which takes curating treasuries to a whole new level.  The trendsetters don't just make treasuries, we make treasuries to tell stories.

AND, this week I am the honored winner of the Trendsetting Team Scavenger Challenge # 30.  Here is my winning entry, with a feature listing by BBTAR.

Having won the challenge last week,  I am the featured shop this week for challenge #31.
This means items from my shop, Tlala Handcrafted Blessings are featured in all treasured entries this week. It also means I to judge the winner for next week.
Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Can you find my shop listing in each of these fantastic treasuries??? If so, leave a comment about your favorite collection shown here. This will enter you to win a free gift from my shop!

I would like to offer a HUGE thanks to everyone involved in this weeks challenge. I am so impressed by all the collections!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cloth Panty liners by Womanly Roots



  Womanly Roots est. 2013

Enjoy free shipping with coupon code 4theLOVE


  WOMANLY ROOTS pads are a quality crafted & eco friendly alternative

I love working with soft, natural fibers. I hope to soon offer an entire line of naturally dyed, fleece pads.

It is important to me to create things which are useful and make a difference in our personal lives & the global environment.

WOMANLY ROOTS pads offer a gateway into a lifestyle of conscious consumption. When you use lotus pads you say goodbye to chemical laden disposable feminine hygiene products.

It is my hope to help empower women to lessen their environmental footprint and find new ways in which we can eliminate old patterns that may feel shameful or un-sacred.

Traditionally, women were honored through tribal ceremony at the onset of their menses. There were community spaces which provided rest and nourishment for this sacred time.

As we become closer to our own body, so, too, do we learn more of the Earth.

I am calling focus to an Earth tribe which remembers these old rights and finds new ways to incorporate sacred feminine aspects and support one another through all phases of life.


~ May it be so~

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Somethings Free

Beginning today, February 3rd, and ending March 3rd at 12pm PST.

I am excited to announce the very first Tlala Handcrafted Blessings online contest.  Enter to win a FREE pair of flutterby, VEGAN butterfly wing earrings.

Every time you tweet, share, blog, comment, 'Like', treasure, pin...or promote my shop in any way, just comment on this post. You can enter as many times and in as many ways you are inspired (you will receive one entry per promotion mentioned in these comments).

A lucky winner will be randomly selected on March 3rd, 2013.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Featured item in Jewelry Beautiful Moon

I am so honored to be featured in Jewelry BeautifulMoon 's treasury of the week. This collection is a wonderful conglomeration of Bohemian style with a twist of original textures and artistic style. I love the different feathery ideas behind the pieces, which compliment my own Vegan feather jewelry creations. Also, check out the real deal here, and feel free to show off this fabulous collections to others.

Use coupon code BohoMagic1 in my shop for 15% discount on all items through Valentine's Day.

Thank you Hadley for this fashionably fine treasury.