Monday, February 28, 2011

the other garden..

congrats to giovanna of tirabaralla! she won last week's treasury challenge with her luminous garden...

so this week's treasuries should all feature something in her shop... remember to support your team members by clicking and sharing widely! and link your treasuries to our team thread for next week!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

I know that Heather just did a bunnies post but I wanted to make one too.
So let's say that mine will be different because it will be a rabbit post :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Treasury Challenge Winner (Week of 2/14) is ThePaperButterfly

Congrats to Caitlin of ThePaperButterfly, winner of last week's treasury challenge!

There were a number of stunning treasuries, this week (notably, the Keys to the Dark Garden treasury by Tirabaralla, and also this one by Veronika of Snowberry & Lime). Caitlin's treasury was exceptional in her use of a coherent theme, and fresh colour. So please look to ThePaperButterfly to inspire your treasuries for this upcoming week!

The team's leaders have been having a bit of trouble choosing among the treasuries, so we would like to begin putting it to a team vote every week. It's been suggested that the leaders select the top three treasuries made during the week on Friday, let the team vote over the weekend, with the winner to be announced on Monday. We could start this coming week. What do you all think?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bunny Besotted

Many of us have a certain animal that we're drawn to, one that makes us melt or smile or a little bit of both. For me, that animal is the rabbit.

Every artist sees the world through their own lens. I thought it would be interesting to take my favorite little furry friend and see how some of the fine artists here at Folk Reveries view the rabbit. And I was pleased to see some really amazing and unique pieces. Here are a few of my personal favorites that I found in our member shops, ready to purchase today:

Rabbit Etching Collage on Canvas

Between You and Me bookplates
Blue Bunny Monster
Mon Petite Lapin
White and Brown Bunny Wooden Necklace

Heavenly Harmony

Monday, February 14, 2011

First Treasury Challenge Winner

is... teri of terraworks! here is the beautiful treasury she made last week for our team's first challenge:

the team leaders voted and chose the simple lines and warm colours of teri's selections. so this means that terraworks is the featured seller for this week's treasury challenge! this challenge runs from today (2/14) through sunday (2/20) everyone should use an item from teri's shop as part of a new team treasury. remember the other rules too! And remember to post your treasuries to this week's forum thread.

honorable mentions to go SomethingHorse for her striking monochrome moods treasury, and Elizabeth Frank's intriguing through the looking glass.

we are off to a good start! thanks to all who participated. we had a number beautiful treasuries from last week, and many hundreds of views. and finally, many of us are starting to use the team tag "folkreveries" in our listings. look forward to see what we can do this coming week!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Last-minute Valentine !

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
For those of you who, just like me, are last-minute shoppers ...

Here is something you could get at the very last minute !
Folk-Reveries Gift Certificates.

25 Dollar Gift Certificate


by miniaturerhino

by bayousalvage

by underthepyramids

by somestrangewomen
(no printable version for this one)

by petitbones


If you are part of the team and have some certificates in your shop, feel free to link them in the comments.

Reminder : it took a long time to put these together ...
If you're part of the team and would like to see you items featured in the blog, but also pop-up in treasuries, here's a little advice : don't forget to add the tag folkreveries to your items !

Moonlight & Magick from Paris,
- mathyld -

Friday, February 4, 2011

Introducing Weekly Treasury Challenges!

Starting Monday, the Folk Reveries team will have weekly treasury challenges! Here are the Rules (and some general guidelines, too!):
  • The challenges will run from Monday to the following Sunday of each week, with the winner of the previous week to be announced early in the following week.
  • The team leaders will select the most beautiful and inspiring team treasury made during each week.
  • The winner's shop will then be featured in the following weeks' treasury challenge! That means lots of views for the winners.
  • To make your listings easy to find for treasury curators, include the team tag "folkreveries" in your listings!
  • Tag your treasuries "folkreveries" AND "folkreverieschallenge".
  • Use at least 8 folk reveries shops in your treasury. Try and include some of our new and "undiscovered" members!
  • Post the link to your treasury in our team discussion forum (I'll start a new thread each month).
  • Spread the links all around! Blog, facebook and tweet our team treasuries as widely as possible!
  • The more variety of items you include in your treasury, the better your chances of making the front page.
  • Clicking on each item in your team treasuries increases the views!
  • When tagging your treasuries, look for the latest "buzz" words - they are often listed in the Storque and I will try to post them on our team page.
We'll announce the winners right here, along with the challenges for the next week!
For this first challenge, let's all start with the work of one of our most talented team members, Nicomi "Nix" Turner. She is designing a blog banner for us, and all need to thank her!! If you aren't familiar with her work yet, you'll enjoy getting to know her through her illustrations and her jewellery creations. So ... begin your treasuries for next week with an item from one of her lovely shops, Fernbeds and Specimen Jars. Here are just a few examples...

Ok - let's get to curating!! And just comment here or on our team page, or convo me if you have questions!