96 reasons to Love Etsy

Can you believe October is already here?
I really can't, but it's one of my favorite months.
I'm so happy to be back in Idaho
where the seasons truly do change right before your eyes

I thought it would be nice to end (or in this case, rather start)
each month by showcasing my favorite etsy treasuries
that i've made throughout the last month
I've become quite addicted to making these
sometimes even making two a day.
I know that might sound pathetic but I justify it
by saying it helps generate traffic for both my blog and shop
hopefully that to is not completely a pathetic notion.
This month I landed once on the front page
it was called "breath" and it came about right after hearing
that my grandmother had cancer.
She had major surgery a few weeks ago ...
she is perhaps to come home in the next few days
and I plan to go visit and help her for as long as she needs
We still don't know a lot about what the future holds for her
but she is the toughest gal I've ever known.
was only about 5 years ago she burned a good majority of her body
in an accident involving a blow torch.
If anyone can survive this I know she can
but it has been difficult news to swallow.
Life in general has been dosing out its fair share of bitter medicine
I don't know if it's a case of bad luck comes in threes
but we have sure have had our fair share it seems

I loved the treasury up top. I actually made it twice
I accidently clicked out of the browser the first time
sadly many of the items I had chosen I didn't have saved
but in a few days I collected a new batch of items that made me smile
and while this one didn't make it to the top it has generated over 2,000 views
Treasuries are a funny thing
you never know what will catch peoples attention and what will not
I think it's more a game of luck and timing...

I've always been a sucker for gold.
I really wanted a gold wedding ring
I ended up with platinum
I love and adore my ring
but there is a little part of me that thinks
I would love it even more in gold.
Of coarse pink is my favorite color
so it's no surprise that I picked this treasury
as one of my favorites.

Most of you know I suffer from a bad case of sweet tooth
from the moment I wake I start craving the sweet stuff,
my just before bed snack is no exception.

Halloween treasuries have been mad popular
I thought it would be fun to explore a single costume theme
-makes me want to read Wicked all over again.

Of coarse fall and autumn is a popular theme as well
I think today I might go dig out the fall and halloween decorations.

This last treasury was inspired by the movie Ondine
I love tales about mermaids...
but I wouldn't exactly put this movie on any must see lists
but I did watch Charms for the Easy Life twice in a row this last weekend
I could really use my own lucky charm right about now ^^


sassypackrat said...

Great treasuries! I just started making them myself and it's so fun!

Megan V said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. :( Hugs to you and your family. It is a very hard thing that i have also been though with my Grandpa.

On a happier note, the treasuries you made are gorgeous. I love making them too!!

*Evelyn* said...

wow so pretty, thanks so much
I love your new Blog :))

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Chelsea Ann for including me in your beautiful treasury and in your blog~ I am honored!

Fallon said...

Your a very talented treasury maker! Thank you so much for including my in your beautiful list =)

Leanne of Folk said...

beautiful!!! thank you so much for choosing my bag for your treasury.....these are great collections and i'm honored to be featured among so many other talented people!! xoxo

katesCottage said...

Chelsea Ann,
So sorry to hear about your Grandma! Thoughts and prayers go out to you, her and your family!

What a wonderful compilation of GORGEOUS treasuries! :) Thank you so much for including my nest shoe clips amongst all these other beautiful creations! :) You have a great eye and a wonderful knack for creating very pleasing treasuries! :)

Rolling Hills Vintage said...

Love all the treasuries!
Please know that I am praying for your grandmother. She sounds like a strong and beautiful person.

Hande said...

Chelsea, I am very sorry to hear about your Grandmother, she sounds like a fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Your treasuries are wonderful and I am honored to be included among such amazing artists! Thank you very much :)


besh said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she is doing well. Thank you kindly for including me in one of your treasuries, they are all so lovely + fun! Hope you make some more soon...I adore the sweet tooth treasury..such fun!!

Lemuse said...

Gorgeous collection! Great choices!
Thak You very much for including!

Lori said...

You have a wonderful talent for creating beautiful collections, Chelsea Ann! You weave a magical story - like an almost-forgotten fairy tale - with them & it is an honor to be included in one of them.

My thoughts go out to you & your grandmother (and family). My little brother is battling cancer, and I remember the gasping-for-breath feeling of having been hit in the stomach upon getting the sudden news in March. You are all in my prayers.

Truly looking forward to reading & seeing more from you!

Annabelle said...

You are so sweet! :)

I love you treasuries, you have a great eye for it. It must have been very exciting to have one of them on the front page.
And a huuuuge thank you for including me!

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. Bear hugs to you and your family xx

Retro Plants said...

it's all SO gorgeous!
i think the candy one is my *fav*!!!
(i am a "sucker" for sweets too! said by the girl who just finished a bit o' candy corn!) :)

tell your grams to get well soon!
we have had our bouts with cancer in my family and i know what a toll it takes on those involved. . . lots of love and hugs sent your way! ;)

Twisted Crystals said...

Thank you for sharing this and including my pieces. You put together fantastically dreamy collections!

Slight Clutter said...

Thank you so much...the treasuries are beautiful!! More importantly, however, my heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers for your grandmother.

Kristi said...

You really put together some amazing treasuries! I'm honored to have been included in one. :)