HOT new entries for the treasury challenge!

Here are two new entrants for the DTeam’s July Treasury Challenge! Some HOT tips on what Leos will want for their birthday (created by a Leo, so she knows!), and a HOT 4th of July treasury:

‘Summer Gifts for Leos!’ by BlackMagicStudio

Bright and bold gifts for the this fierce sun and fire sign!

Old  Lion (Quick Brush) - GetTAMArt Bonny Naranja wayfarer Vintage Sunglasses - MODvintageshop Coffee Mug Cozy - Burnt Orange - CrimsonMosquito Yellow sun - felted magnet - One of a kind - Made to order - farberovao
8" Silver and Yellow Silk Clutch  - Custom - SimplyClutch Sass Factor necklace and pin orange - SassyBelleWares Vintage Bakelite Bangle BRACELET Lot, Chunky, Yellows - KatcherrFancy Knitting Project Bag/Crochet Project Bag (reversible wristlet) in orange and red - IntrovertCreations
Pearl and Wire Home Decor Beaded Tassel - lizbethsgarden Vintage Faceted Yellow Glass Graduated Bead Necklace - bitzofglitz4u Crochet Cotton Bath Puff Loofah Scrubbie in Orange-Red - AddSomeStitches Inspirational Art Print, Positivity, 11x17 - MissTanDesigns
Gray Yellow Bridal Bouquet, Silk Wedding Bouquet, Pearls - ExpressionsFloral Big Cat Brooch Lion Eyes Unique cat jewellery - LorikArt Vintage Amberina Orange Crackle Glass Heart Shape Vase Rainbow Hand Blown Art - jarmfarm Hattie Carnegie ORANGE flower power earrings signed - RMSjewels

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘American Pie’ by chiquitaswhimsy

When I think of 4th of July.. I think of pie and fireworks, gathered around with family and friends celebrating our freedom!

Miss American Pie Kid Tee - TwoPaperdollsShop AMERICAN FLAG - Reclaimed, painted and distressed metal sign- Industrial, Rustic, Home Decor, Wall Art, Patriotic - MannMadeDesigns4 Set of TWO Felt round Bobby pins-Blue/Green - ThingsByV The Day I Met You... Fireworks  4x6 photo print photography by Jen Clark - workNprogress
Long Bohemian Turquoise Necklace w/ Braided Leather & Feathers - SoulMakes July 4th - Red, White, and Blue - Fabric Bunting - PlumfieldShop Apple Pie Bath Bomb - bathbombconfections Pie in a Jar Cherry, Star Shaped Crust, All American Red Bing Cherries, Original Gift - LetThemEatPie
God Bless America small stack w/ribbon 9" x 7.5" - 19seventy5designs Fourth of July Personalized 16 quart Ice Bucket - TheQuirkyCork Americana Red White and Blue Beaded Patriotic USA Tassel - lizbethsgarden Graphic Design - Patriotic - 4th of July - Independence Day Party - Elite Package - DIY Printable - ABitCreativeAMP
Strawberry Photography Fruit Kitchen Home Decor Red Picnic BOGO 10x8 Print A Taste Of Summer... - VictoriaEnglishCharm Primitive Reclaimed Wooden Storage Crate Painted Red White Blue - phyllissexton 4th of July Invitation - 4th of july printable - BBQ invitation - Independence Day - Patriotic - Red - White - Blue - Stars - DIY Printable - EllisonReed Happy Aqua Blue Flower Ring - BlackMagicStudio

Treasury tool by StylishHome.


Independence Day / Beat the Heat Treasuries – June Treasury Challenge

The June Treasury Challenge is underway! We have one celebration of the 4th of July, and two “Beat the Heat!” entries. Take a peek!


‘Celebrate the USA!’ by lizbethsgarden

A treasury to celebrate the American Flag and the Fourth of July!

Part of the Etsy DTeam Treasury Challenge for June. Theme of 4th of July. Also for June Treasury Game of Idaho Etsy Team.

Red,White and Blue Doily 2 - DoilyMania
Graphic Design - Patriotic - 4th of July - Independence Day Party - Gift Tags - DIY Printable - ABitCreativeAMP
Fiery Glass Bead Bracelet - BlackMagicStudio
quilted throw -13 Thousand Stars - MooseCarolQuilts
Ceramic Ornament Patriotic Heart - GrapeVineCeramicsGft
4th OF JULY crochet wire necklace in red white and blue on dark bronze wire - ElephantBeads
Fourth of July Felt Butterfly Hair Clips, Red White and Blue, American Flag - Snap Clip - Hair Accessory - SweetPB
Crochet Uncle Sam Hat and Tie - Custom Order - MySweetPotato3
Old Glory - Patriotic Crochet Cuff Bracelet -  Embroidery Thread - No Metal - Washable - MegsCrochetJewels
Red, White, and Blue Star Covered Napkins - TheGoodOleDays
Red white & blue recycled pop top (tab) bracelet - Siobhan76
Fabric Basket Patriotic Red White and Blue Felt - BrennysBibbies
18" Red White and Blue Flag Wreath - TheGlueGunGuru
Cross Stitch Pattern, Red White & Blue God Bless America Quilt Style - oneofakindbabydesign
4th of July Headbands.... Independence Day.... Patriotic Headbands.... Red White and Blue - spoiledNsweet
Mini Sugar Cookies RED, WHITE, and BLUE - miniMEbakery

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Everybody into the Pool! ‘ by Hoalanebridal

As the temperature rises, everybody get into the pool!

Modern Architectural Pattern Black 2 Piece Swim Suit - LaBronz
Set of Eight Multi Colored Etched Glass Shot Glasses - BlackMagicEmporium
Swim Cap Bag - Purple - SplashBag
Retro cotton eco bikini swim suit boy shorts halter custom fit BLOSSOM - PierogiPicnic
Eat, Sleep, Swim Decal - Swim Decal - Swimmer Sticker - Swimming - Vinyl Car Decal - DecalLab
Silent Swimmer - scoutcuomo
Garden Photography - fine art plant flower nature - 11x14 Photograph "Dark Purple Osteospermum Up Close" - ABitCreativeAMP
Yellow Cotton Tassel - lizbethsgarden
Bohemian Tribal Necklace - Southwestern Leather Necklace w/ Turquoise - SoulMakes
SALE Swim Dandy in Pastel (S, M, XL) - FablesbyBarrie
Lavender Flower Brooch - obachansflowers
vintage pitcher and glasses  - 1960s amber yellow glass - vintage kitchen - 24KaratOld
Black Fabric Basket - BrennysBibbies
Goddess cuff bracelet - SassyBelleWares
6" Tucked Purple Silk Clutch - SimplyClutch
Handlebar bike bags, yellow bag for women, small, retro. - NorthEndThreads

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

‘Cool stripes and plaids for summer’ by ElephantBeads

Swizzle your cocktail in style this summer in cool stripes and plaids!

Featuring BlackMagicEmporium and submitted for the DTeam June Treasury Challenge…

Cross Stitch Pattern - Good Morning Blue Eyed Sunshine 5 x 7 - oneofakindbabydesign
Mid Century Colored Aluminum Drink Mixers, Stir Sticks, Vintage Barware in Original Box - BlackMagicEmporium
Vintage 80s Summer Plaid Shirt Sz S/M - OtherPeoplesProperty
Shoe ring aquamarine rhinestones - SassyBelleWares
Red White Blue 4th of July Summer Plaid Man-Tie Applique Onesie or Tshirt by Snigglefritz.... Infant, Toddler, Youth - Snigglefritz
Red, Black, and White Geometric Cloth Napkins - TheGoodOleDays
SALE was 30.00 Vintage Brass Wire and Amber Faceted Beads Plus Size Adjustable Length Crochet Bracelet Hypoallergenic - MegsCrochetJewels
Chevron Necklace - Chevron Bib Native Jewelry - Bead Fringe - SoulMakes
Needle felted bee - Crystalcat1989
FNS Friday Night Special Handmade Polymer Clay Beads Green Yellow Orange Cube Square Black Tangerine Pumpkin Carrot Set of 11 eleven - TotallyToTheT
Red bobby pins - preppy, plaid, school girl - lollipop, candy, kawaii - pink, crackle, gold - vintage buttons, vintage - set of 3, trio - 2fillesdunord
LUCY Red Hot Summer Plaid Micro MINI Skirt L XL Plus - dontchajustluvit
SET OF 2: Grey Gingham Glitter Strawberry Barrette - Hair Clip - Picnic Summer Plaid Check Pink Grey - nattybratty
70s Sherbert plaid Trousers, size 5 - salvagehouse
Retro Stripe Flask. Cool rustic orange and grey stripe hip flask. for that adventurer - YourFlask
Eyeglass case - red white plaid - oktak

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

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ThisandThatCrafter’s Little Shop of Greatness

How’d you get started on Etsy?

I have been crafting and sewing since I can remember and always have had a love making something I can give someone and know they will love it for a long time. My neighbor who has a shop on etsy saw that I love to sew and craft things and that I was looking into some craft fairs so she told me I should try etsy to sell my handmade items. So here I am. Making a business out of something I LOVE to do, what could be better!!

What was your inspiration for your shop?
I love sewing but I am sort of a jack of all trades, something comes in my mind as a idea and I try to create it in my own way. I love doing a little bit of this and that, and that is how my name for my shop came into play.

What’s your favorite shop item and why?
It would be a toss up between the backpacks and the baby blankets because they are both items that I have made as gifts in the past that people have let me know how much they have loved and used them.

How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
At the beach or just resting and watching my Favorite programs on T.V., which usually are programs on sewing or crafting.

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?

What pushes you to want to create something?
Seeing something intresting that I will try to create with my personal spin on it.

What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid. As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
As a kid I loved the Flintstones, and yes I would stop and watch it if it was on while I was channel surfing.

What’s your fantasy job?
Making a income at what I love to do which is sewing and crafting.

Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
That would be that I have a sweet tooth, but it is not a secret.

List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
My Grandchildren, sewing or crafting something that someone has requested.

Do you have a favorite author?
Martha Stewart
When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
If I have a bookmark I use it if not I something to use as a bookmark. I never bend the page.

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want?.where would that be?
In a home along the beach.

What is your best childhood memory?
My father taking me and a friend to Disneyland every year for my birthday.

Find more from This and That Crafter in her Etsy shop. Other great finds are located on Etsy when you keyword search DTeam.

Ephemera Supplies from VintageCarolina

How’d you get started on Etsy?

I opened my shop about 2 years ago. I sell vintage items and supplies in particular. I have lots of vintage laces and other sewing notions and trims. Many years ago I had a vintage clothing shop and got interested in vintage linens and laces so have collected for a long time.

What was your inspiration for your shop?
I have sold antiques on and off for years as I have always been a collector. If you collect you frequently change your focus or favorite items to collect so you are always destashing your old collections to help fund your new collections.

What’s your favorite shop item and why?
One of my favorite items is the collections of library card catalog cards that I sell. I was really fortunate to get ahold of these. I have always loved libraries and books in general.

I am also a big fan of the laces in my shop. I have been able to buy large bolts of most of these as they are old stock from factory warehouses. Makes them a good buy for anyone who does sewing.

How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
I just love to read. My hubby and I like to crab and catch shrimp. It’s great fun to bring it home and have fresh seafood for dinner!

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
Fresh coconut, can’t be beat!

What pushes you to want to create something?
I love to sew and make things from vintage linens. When I see something really clever I always think to myself, “I can make that!” and I don’t want to quit until I do!

What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid. As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
Now this is going to show my age…not cartoons but I loved to watch the “little Rascals”. Today, that is considered politically incorrect but I would definitely love to see them again and hear Alfalfa sing to Darla, “The object of my affection, can change my complection from white to rosie red…”

What’s your fantasy job?
I would love to get paid to travel and write reviews of restaurants and tourist destinations. Now that is the perfect job, getting paid to eat good food!

Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
A Mounds candy bar…the combination of coconut and dark chocolate, yum!

List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
I am an ephemera fiend! I love any and all old paper, illustrations and books. I can’t pass a box of old letters and books by.
I have never said no to a fresh coconut cake in my life and I never will, don’t care if I get as big as a barn.
Handmade lace and old linens, I have tons but I can’t quit buying it. I am amazed by the hours it took for some of these items to be created.

Do you have a favorite author? When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place?
Can’t say that I have a favorite author but I do have some favorite books. Among those are:

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith,
  • Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier and
  • Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter

I’m also a fan of Dickens. Most of the time I just grab up a mystery or detective story for a quick read.

I can never find a book mark so I just grab up whatever piece of paper is handy. I would absolutely never bend down a page corner, I love books too much.

If money was no object and you can live wherever you want….where would that be?

Well, I feel pretty fortunate to have a home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, hard to beat that. I will say that I have loved traveling in the south of France, I could enjoy living in a small French village, there is no bad food in France!

(gee, I’m beginning to notice a food theme in all my responses…)

What is your best childhood memory?
I had such a happy childhood. I particularly loved our family trips to Louisiana to visit relatives. Thinking back on my summers in the deep South, it is hard to explain what that was like in the 50s…a wonderful world, Dixieland.

Vintage Carolina has many great and unusual pieces in her Etsy shop.  For other great finds keyword search DTeam on Etsy.

Ode to Rainy Days

There was a plethora of treasury choices this week. Buckle up for a wild ride.

The Lime Grasshopper made this one. Aren’t we all waiting for April’s flowers? I know I am!

JudysDesigns made this tribute to rain.

ArtandWares created this beautiful eclectic mix.

Fiberpuppy is giving us a treat in black, white and orange.

ConnieKSalesArt shows us the joys of being a girly girl.

Please visit these shops. They are all great and would appreciate you stopping by. Each one handcrafts their items with care and love.
For more information please visit our DTeam Mall page for links directly to the shops.

Interview of the week: GrapeVine Ceramics and Gifts

This week our featured member is GrapeVine Ceramics & Gifts. 

How’d you get started on Etsy?

We’ve had the ceramic business for a while when we began experiencing some issues with an illness in the family and scheduling problems with high school sports. We just couldn’t do the ten craft shows a year and we thought that Etsy might be the way to participate in a virtual craft fair.
What was your inspiration for your shop?
I take a lot of inspiration from my surroundings in western Kansas, especially on our current items featuring sunflowers.
What’s your favorite shop item and why?
I’d have to say anything we offer with sunflowers, because they are each original. We use a lot of molds but these are altered in the leather state, so my husband and I get to show our creativity.
How do you unwind when you’re not creating?
When the weather is good, you’ll find me on the back of my husband’s motorcycle. There are times that I live for afternoon road trips, where my husband and I can just visit and talk things through with limited distractions. Otherwise, hand me a good book.
What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?
My favorite kind of cupcake would be dark chocolate with a whipped topping and nuts.
What pushes you to want to create something?
I need a release. This business started when my kids were young and I needed a way to unwind. It was my quiet time. Now that they are teenagers I still find myself looking for a creative outlet.
What’s your favorite cartoon as a kid. As an adult, if you stumble upon it while channel surfing now would you stop & watch?
Josey and the Pussycats – As for stumbling upon it, we gave up cable over two years ago as a way to save money, and have never missed it enough to get it back, so I’m doubtful I’ll ever see it on public access. I’d watch it if I stumbled upon it though.
What’s your fantasy job?
Having a full-time studio where others could come and create along side me. All medias would be welcome, as I always like to try new things.
Do you have a secret guilty pleasure?
Not that I’d want to share. It wouldn’t be a secret anymore.
List 3 things you are so obsessed with it is torture to ever say no to.
I’ll have to get back to you on that.
List 3 of your favorite Etsy shops.
Only three???? Uncommon Creatures, andybartosjr, and any of the Etsy D Lister shops. There is no way to pick only three.
Do you have a favorite author?
When you read, do you use a proper bookmark, bend the page, or grab anything handy to mark your place? My favorite author changes depending on the mood I’m in. I read anything from historical romance to crime novels, and I can’t forget the Harry Potter series. So right now the author of the day would be JK Rowling or Dan Brown for a fast read and I use whatever is handy to mark my place.
If money was no object and you can live wherever you want….where would that be?
Scotland if I were to go overseas otherwise I’ve always joked about living on the Colorado-Utah border. The idea of having the rockies on one side and a desert on the other has always appealed to me.
What is your best childhood memory?
Going with my grandfather to see the man that was called “Mr. Christmas” in our area. He took old toys and refurbished them for less fortunate children in the area. He had a doll city in his front yard, there was a school house, church and court house. Everytime we went to visit, I left with a “new” toy.
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