Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lemon Twist on the Front Page!

My Lemon Twist Kitchen Towel Set were on the Front Page of Etsy on May 30 at 8am till 9am! This was exciting... I received 24 hearts on the towels, 14 new shop hearts and even hearts on other items in my shop! Here is the treasury itself. On sale in shop for $14 plus shipping, however, today till June 5th I am having a "Going to Michigan Sale" which is Free Shipping! I decided to have this sale because when I go home to Michigan for summer, in order to not have to close my shop, I bring all my items with me in my trunk, which barely leaves room for our suitcases, sewing machine and materials! So, I am trying to decrease my shop items! Get the deal while you can! This includes shipping to Canada and Internationally.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Reusable On the Go Collection

Save the Earth one baggy at a time! Critics of the plastic baggy say they use up natural resources, consume energy to manufacture, create litter, choke marine life and add to landfill waste.

With the being said, I decided to jump on the band wagon and make some reusable items to help cut the waste of plastic baggies and add fun to eating anything from your Starbucks coffee to your child's snacks. Here are my newest items, now posted in the Reusable On the Go section of my shop.

Here you can see a reusable sandwich wrap. How this wrap works is alot like when you stop by McDonald's and they have the cheeseburgers wrapped in the paper... this is the same concept. The difference with this is 1) its reusable. 2) it is 12 inches squared to fit any size sandwich. From a classic PB&J to a Scooby and Shaggy size sandwich, either way, the wrap will always fit. 3) It comes with a Velcro strip to keep the sandwich secure and will not open until you are ready to eat it. To clean, you can either throw it in the washing machine OR you can just hand wipe the inside nylon clean, lay flat to dry. The price for this item is $7.50 plus shipping and have a small selection in the shop.

These are my best sellers! The Reusable On the Go Snack Bags! The perfect size for little hands to a dieter using portion control. This Snack Bag measures 4 inches by 5.5 inches. The reviews I have gotten on these bags is that the best feature is the Velcro from side to side, making sure the snacks do not fall out. I use a strong Velcro so your little one's may need help opening it however, you can know that the snack will not be broken into unless you opened it yourself! To clean, you can throw these in the washing machine or you can flip it inside out and hand wipe it clean, lay flat to dry. There is a larger selection of Snack Bags in the shop, each is priced at $5 a snack bag plus shipping.


The On the Go Cozy. This is perfect for the avid Starbucks goer or a Smoothie-holic. This cozy will replace the cardboard cozy that is wrapped around your cup for each purchase. Tell them to hold the cozy, you have your own. Drink in style with these selections of cozy's in the shop. Some of the cozies have pockets and some dont, yet each equally adorable! Prices vary from $7.50 to $8.50 per cozy plus shipping.

Thank you for learning about my Reusable On the Go Collection, if you would like a custom order done, please let me know and we can get something set up!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Egg-cellent Hunt!

Here at Fort Jackson, the MWR put a great event together called the Spring Jamboree and Egg Hunt. My plans were to get them there to really enjoy their time away from the house, soaking up the sun and some fun things for the season. I attempted to go at 9am, which is when it started but couldnt find the place. I had to go home, look up mapquest and find the actual directions. So at around 11:30am, I found it and the Egg Hunt was starting within a few minutes! It was tons of fun, well organized and planned out. Now only if parents would make their children follow the rules, it would have been totally perfect, haha but we couldnt have been THAT lucky right?!?!! Here are some fun photos of my girls during the hunt!





Sunday, April 5, 2009

Good and Faithful Friend


My Buddy, my protector and my heart... a hard loss for this family! May you be running through fields of endless flowers and waiting at the gates when I get there. You have been so loyal, even beyond your problems and issues, you literally have been by my side through the good times and bad. I could not have asked for a better friend. I love you my handsome Buddy!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I made it to the FRONT PAGE!!!!

I am so excited to share that I was featured on the Front Page of Etsy on Wednesday! It was a very exciting time for me! My views and hearts sky rocketed through the roof! As of late, I seem to have many good things going on with my shop on Etsy with tons of exposure and I feel extremely blessed for it! This is the feature that you would have seen on March 4th which you can see my Summer Romance Tablerunner!

This tablerunner has also been featured in the Etsy Gift Guides, A Cozy Home. The Gift Guides is a group of items hand picked by Etsy Admin. The items are categorized into different sections, if the buyer is looking for a gift to buy OR something for themselves, they can see a small group of items that have stood out to the Etsy people. I have 32 hearts on this tablerunner thanks to the front page and gift guide exposure!
The Summer Romance Tablerunner is currently up for sale at Teri's Treasure (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5540402) for $42. I am currently running a St Patty's Day Sale that has free shipping to the United States and Canada! Dont miss out, the sale ended March 18th!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Etsy's St. Patrick's Day Poll


I am so excited to announce that these Pot Holders, the Luck of the Irish Pot Holder Set has been selected to be voted on, featured on Etsy's St. Patrick's Day Poll! I must be a Lucky Irish gal to have gotten chose! What an honor to have my item grace the poll along with some amazing St. Patrick's Day items! To vote or just check out the item, click on the following link: http://www.etsy.com/voter_list.php?ref=voter&room_id=34 . You must have an Etsy account in order to vote so register with Etsy and vote for me! haha

Sunday, March 1, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Collection

Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, I wanted to make a few items to celebrate the day. I know many people do not celebrate it but I have always found it an extremely fun holiday! Since my husband is a Proud Irishman, I have been shown the pride of the Irish and what it truly means to them, so here is my dedicated items to the Lucky Irish!

Perfect for serving that Corned Beef and Cabbage!
Luck of the Irish Pot Holder Set: $14 + shipping.

Dont let that cold green beer sweat on your table! Soak it up with the coasters!
Kiss my Shamrock Coaster Set: $10 + shipping.
Have some special Irish Soda Bread or a gift for a special Leprechaun? These gift tags would be the perfect touch to make it extra special!
Lucky Irish Gift Tag Set: $5 + shipping

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What do I have on my table?!?!

I thought it would be fun to show off the items I have personally on my table. Have you ever wondered if a maid's house is always clean?!?! Well this is sort of the same thing. What does Teri's Treasure have on her table? This is a special table topper that was maid by 3 hands last summer. My mother hand pieced the block with Lily of the Valley fabric, my sister pieced the boarders and I quilted it down and finished it with the binding. All 3 of us have a topper/wall hanging but using different fabric. It is a cherished piece to me! I recommend that everyone hand wash their table runners, toppers and mats to prolong the live of the product. This bunching and such is what happens if you machine wash it! :) But I love it either way!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snail Mail

This was a extremely fun new project I have come up with! Something different then quilting big projects like runners or toppers and these projects let your creativity flow! I have always said that my strongest technique has been appliques. Well these fabric post cards are a small way to show this off. Fun and small yet packed with a huge punch of love! Make someone's day by sending a handmade fabric post card the old fashioned way!




These fabric post cards can be shipped like any other post card yet they must be stamped with a regular stamp, not postcard stamp. I brought them to my local postal office and had them see if they can be sent like a normal post card and it passed all the tests! :) These postcards if bought from my shop also come with a envelope for sending to preserve the face of them. Even though they are regualtion size post cards (measuring 4.5 X 6.5 inches) they are heavier causing them to need extra postage then the typical post card. When these items are being shipped, they go through a big machine and c
an be damaged with black skid marks, so I enclose an envelope for the option of sending it regular. The backside of these cards have a heavy duty cardstock for writing you message and have been handstamped to devide the place for the stamp and address to the recipient.




Id love to hear what you think of my new addition to my shop! A nice selection of post cards have been posted to my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5540402&section_id=5785474) Sold at a universal price of $7.50 and come with free shipping to the continental united states at this time!









Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaelin!

Today is Kaelin's 4th birthday! I can not believe how time flies! It seems like she was just born, watching her crawl, holding her hand while she walked and now, she is in preschool and a super smart cookie! Awwww my baby is growing up... boohoo makes me wanna cry! Happy Birthday Kaelin! We love you and you make us so proud!



Kaelin's first day of preschool! She was so excited and wow, is she a big girl!




Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine Collection

Here are a few items from Teri's Treasure on Esty and on 1000markets. All items are handmade with love which Valentine's Day is the day of L-O-V-E... right?!?! Anyways, the items featured here are from home decor to gift giving...

A delightful On-the-Go Cozy, featured on 1000markets for $10 + shipping.


Valentine Candy Confections Gift Tag Set, a set of 5 for $5 + shipping. Sold on both shops.

Hearts for your Sweety Gift Tag Set, set of 5 for $5 plus shipping. Sold on both shops.

Always in my Heart Pot Holder Set, sold on 1000K for $14 + shipping.


School Girl Doodles Pot Holder Set, $14 plus shipping. Sold only on Etsy.

Love is in the Air Tablerunner, one of a kind, no pattern used... 100% creativity straight from my head! Sold exclusively on Etsy for $37 + shipping.

Love is in the Air Pot Holder Set, coordinated with the Love is in the Air Tablerunner. This Pot Holder Set is $14 + shipping and is sold only on Etsy.








Friday, January 30, 2009

My attempts at oval placemats.

I had a special request for 4 oval place mats that are 11 inches by 17 inches long. Doesn't sound to difficult right?!?! Well guess again, when quilting a item other then square, this can be very challenging. The problem is, it is very hard to make have an item lay perfectly flat. I started my first place mat last Friday with many problems. I had to figure out the best way to quilt these down and what will make them not bubble up. After the 5th one, I think I got the hang out it and what to do, what not to do and what are the proper techniques for them to work. Now I will say, they are not perfect, the closed area isn't perfect and they do not lay perfectly flat. This will be my one and only attempt at these. I would totally put them on my table though! I did not quilt them because the more quilting, the more bubbling... so I had to go with a double secure stitch at the seams. So these are 5 selected out of 10 I have made. Want to talk about a learning process, these sure were a lesson for me! haha














Item Feature.


I am excited to share that I have been featured in a blog called : Why I heart (with the shape) Handmade! The Hazelnut Mini Pot Holder Set has been the featured product! It makes my day to know that my item has stood out to someone and wanted to share it with their followers! To see the blog, you can click the link to see the feature: http://whyihearthomemade.blogspot.com/2009/01/home-is-where-heart-is-housewarming.html

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Coffee Collection

I have started a Coffee Collection and wanted to share these new items with my followers. I have them separated on my Etsy shop and my 1000Markets shop. They are all one universal price as $10.50 a set. They are a mini version of my signature Pot Holder Sets (8x10) measuring at 7 inches by 8 inches. These minis cover your hand perfectly and would be super cute hanging on your wall as well! Comes with a convenient loop for hanging!









Friday, January 9, 2009

The official Teri's Treasure Logo!


I now have an official logo! This is so exciting to me and I wanted to share it with the world! I bought my logo from my tag maker since she designed it. Mary is very talented and is my exclusive tag maker, I decided that I wanted to make this logo my official logo and now have stamps and new business cards being made... so everyone will know, this is mine! No matter where I sell my products, everyone will know, the item is a Teri's Treasure item! Its simple yet modern, it is me! If you would like to see what Mary can do for you, you can contact her at her Etsy shop at: http://www.mommiemadeit.etsy.com/ .

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Branching out yet again.

1000 Markets As part of my New Year's resolution, one of things I decided was to focus on my items being promoting or starting some new shops on some new artisan markets. The ladies of the Homefront Team were starting some new shops on a site called 1000Markets (http://www.1000markets.com/) and so I checked it out. It is a lot like Etsy however, it is juried to be allowed to have a shop there and it is ran through Amazon.com. They have not totally went live yet but I find that as a asset. We can work hard on our shops, adding new items and such and when it goes live to the general public, I will already be established. It is a beautiful site and its exciting to be excepted to join 1000Markets. If you would like to check out my shop, click the icon and tell me what you think. I do sell a few different items on this site then I do on Etsy. I found coffee cozies as a fun sewing project, so I have posted them up there.