Wednesday, March 30, 2011

we love our spirit animals!

the winner of last week's challenge is lauren of gingerkellydesigns! her shop has a wonderful assortment of items, all photographed in soft, lush colours, just like her winning treasury (click to biggify!)

we on the folk reveries team love our spirit animals. mine is most definitely a deer. what is yours?

congrats to lauren, and thanks to all who participated this week!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sláinte, gypsy moon!

The winner of last week's team treasury challenge is gypsymoonart!

Into the Woods

There were some gorgeous treasuries this week, but gypsy's was irresistible. I hope our challenge winners are finding increased traffic from the next week's team treasuries! How's it going, team? Any ideas for how we can all support each other in this treasury-making?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Spring Equinox

The Spring equinox takes place at 11.21pm on Sunday the 20th of March. It is the festival of the Saxon Goddess Eostre (also called Ostara) – the Goddess of fertility and of the Dawn.

Her familiar was the the rabbit or hare. Hares are moon-gazers and are said to  have powers of transformation. They were believed to lay coloured eggs in nests on the ground. (hares do make grass-lined nests on the ground for their little leverets, but they don't usually lay eggs in them!)

Rituals performed in celebration of the equinox included painting eggs with rich bright colours, or painting them with beautiful detailed patterns.  Sometimes they were buried in the ground. Eggs are a symbol of new life and of the hopes we cherish for the coming year.

I have chosen some items by team members that pick up on equinox-related themes. I know that we have recently had a rabbit blog and a bunny blog, but I'm afraid the equinox just wouldn't be the equinox without a few hares!!!

Sun Goddess
by art4sol

by earthangelsarts

The Starlight Hare
by karen Davis

Monday, March 14, 2011

Amethyst Magic and Agate Dreams by ParrishRelics

The winner of last week's team treasury challenge is Jen of ParrishRelics. Her combination of purples and greens is so romantic, timeless and yet timely:

Amethyst & Agate, Magic & Dreams Congrats, Jen!

To all our little treasury-making elves, let's use Jen's pretties this week in your team treasuries! Remember to post links to your finished treasuries on our team forum here!

Monday, March 7, 2011

wake up, team!!

congrats to Catalina, scarlet maiden, last week's treasury challenge winner! who could resist?

"wake me when it's spring"

be sure to use one of her lovelies in your treasuries this week! link yours here.