Monday, September 29, 2008

Featured EtsyBlogger of the month

**drum roll and the cheering begins**

September's featured etsyblogger is our leader -- Joey and Adaleetha! Visit her shop -- She has the loveliest kids and toddlers clothing - from t-shirts to jumpers to bibs (ok, that doesn't count as clothing but wow, they are sooooo cute!). The fun etsy shop also sells cute baby bracelets, sweet quilts and fun baby cuffs. Such fashion! =)

Check out the blog too, contains lots of beautiful pictures and fun articles. I love sweet Lily (not sure who this sweetie is? Then go check out the blog!). **wink

Friday, September 26, 2008

My Very First Treasury!

Woohoo~~!! I made it to a treasury! Thanks to JenK of SJA (Starving Jewelry Artist) for getting hold of a treasury slot and added my pastel floral bracelet to her listing. This is my first time being featured on a treasury. I was really happy yesterday. ^_^

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival - Work: anything to do with your work which is outside of Etsy

Our etsybloggers carnival's topic for this round is on our work - anything to do with our work which is outside the etsy world.

I would talk about my job then. I am an Intellectual Property Manager with a fuel additive company. Previously I was trained in the area of patent when I was working for the country's patent office. As I am not an engineer, it takes alot more reading and understanding for me to prepare myself before I start a particular task. For example, to do a proper preliminary patent search on topics relating to fuel additives, I need to read and research quite a fair bit to gain basic understanding before any decent search can be done.

Besides patent work, I also handle Trademark related matters for the company. This is a new area for me but it is definitely easier than working on patent matters.

Having a patent and trademark agent working for us makes my life much easier but it does not remove my responsibility to monitor and ensure that everything is running smoothly for the company. It also means that I have to always keep myself updated with the developments in the IP world.

Here's one interesting blog which I subscribed to:- There are alot of interesting articles and updated court cases to read. If you are interested in this subject matter, check out their blog. =)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Inspirational Storque Article from Etsy

An article from Etsy which I find very encouraging and inspirational. A good read. It's about an Etsy artist (Lillyella) who quitted her job to sell full time on Etsy. I wish I have the talent and optimism like her to actually do that. This is my dream and I really hope I can make it one day.

Read about her here    =)

This is my favourite from her shop.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Orangetree Etsy Store Update ^_^

~~***Autumn Scent - Bracelet***~~~

From my floral filigree series. Now available!

I weaved 2 filigrees together, added the purple clay flower, beautiful crystal bicones and rounds; and some seed beads to make up the focal. This focal is chained to lovely amethyst stones and ended with a dainty purple crystal to complete the look.

Measures a length of 7 inches and extendable. Please feel free to let me know if you want a longer length. Alteration is free of charge.

Beautiful bracelet can used as a daily wear and can be worn for all occassions. =)

you are warmly invited to check out my other bracelets in the shop!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Love! Belen Echandia

I have not seen any Belen Echandia bags in real life yet but the photos on their website and on the purse forum are enough to send me drooling away.
Here are some lovely eye candies on my wishlist:-
Love Me Series
Whisper To Me Midi Series

Take Me Everywhere Midi Series
All images taken from BE website. Are you tempted yet? ;P

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New purchases this month so far

It's geeky electronic month for me! I finally bought a wacom tablet after months of craving and lots of whinning. The wacom Intuos3 with dimensions 6x11 is a good size for me and it syncs perfectly with my LCD wide screen monitor.

To me, this is defintely better than getting a wacom bamboo as the bamboo's screen is too smooth which I find it hard to use with the pen. It is much cheaper than Cintiq and I believe Intuos is as easy to use even though you need to look at the LCD screen while working on the tablet. Trust me, it is really simple to use! ^_^

A week after I bought the tablet, my "hand-me-down" cpu decided it was time for it to stop running and die. I felt disappointed that I have to spend money getting a pc/ laptop as I really wanted to get a new bag soon.

DH was very patient with me while I shopped around for the right thing. Being a creature who focuses alot on looks, I decided to get a Sony Vaio SR13GN even though I know very well that I can get a cheaper one with exactly the same specification. Got the one in pink which costs me a whoppie SGD$2500. She's really a beauty, isn't she?
Thanks to DH, he assembled everything for me. I then took a picture of my new playground!