I've just put together my first Treasury on Etsy, it was great fun to curate! For those of you who don't know Etsy, Treasuries are collections of your favourite items made by other crafters. So these aren't items I've made but that I have enjoyed finding amongst the wealth of wonderful things on Etsy. My Crafty Green Poet Etsy shop focuses on craft supplies with the occasional handmade item.
This Sea Colours Treasury is themed around jewellery and related accessories made from sea pottery in the colours of the sea.I have plans for more treasuries in the future including a) sea glass jewellery; b) household items including sea glass and sea pottery in their design; c) African inspired items and of course d) a rabbit and hare themed treasury!
Following on from yesterday's blog post about the swifts that were being threatened by development in Hampshire, I received this update from the New Forest Council, so it looks as though the birds are only temporarily being kept away from their traditional nesting sites and are being offered alternatives.
Talking of protecting birds, this wonderful Birdsbesafe collar seems to be just what all cats should be made to wear and it makes your pet look 'jazzy and Elizabethan' into the bargain. They're made by a small company in Vermont, though I suspect you could make them yourself.
Finally, I was delighted to recently find out that one of my poems is quoted in this impressive Earth Day poster, designed by Kelly Raver of Rave Designs.
Oh and don't forget it's your last chance to enter my giveaway to win the MyMemories digital scrapbooking software package. The giveaway officially ends at midnight tonight (Edinburgh time) but I won't be choosing the winner before tomorrow morning so there's still plenty of time.
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