Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
As a military brat, I didn't have much room to indulge my inner pack rat...we got transferred every year or two, and cleared out all of my *stuff* with every move.
I managed to keep a few treasures, though, and this is one that never fails to make me smile. Meet my childhood sleeping bag!
I realize that this totally dates me as a 70's gal, but it's worth it. Guess what color is on the inside? You got it- bubble gum pink! Do you have many remnants of your past? Please share your favorites!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The inside of this treasure trove is at least three stories tall, with several rooms on each level. Each room is decorated beautifully, with bits and baubles perched just fetchingly so. Super high ceilings, festive music, and so much to see...I felt like my head was on a swivel as I oohed and ahhed through the store.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
One of the things (besides packing tape), that I know I spend way too much money on when buying at craft stores is paper shred. I use it for lots of my wrapping, and it seems like I always need another package. I can get the kraft kind at the dollar store, but, as you may have guessed, I am a sucker for pink. The pink shred at Michael's is $2-$3 a package!
So, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to purchase some with my order. Why it did not occur to me that over 11 pounds of shred might be too much is beyond me. I mean, I did wonder why of all of the things I ordered, that one had a big, red *oversized item* next to it on the invoice...but I let that go in the name of penny-pinching.
My giant box of shred arrived last week. I have to laugh out loud at this. For whatever reason I thought I would be getting bags of shred inside of a box. Hahahahahahahahaha. No. I literally have a giant sized box of pink shred!
I love it, but I am starting to believe there may be a Murphy's Law related to buying lots of packaging supplies. I am dying to use my new goodies, but I haven't sold anything since I got my order. O_O. I'm looking on the bright side, though. If Etsy would like to choose me as a featured seller, I am READY, man. Soooo ready!!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I started with this amazing vintage sheet; can you get over the colors in this one?? I can't!!
I made a coaster...
and a bowl...
AND a pencil pot!
Friday, May 22, 2009
My favorite items are the ones that can be personalized. For $27 you can purchase a set of 4 coasters customized with your own words, and they even come in a beautiful holder handmade by Teri's husband!! For a less spendy but equally cool choice, you can get a set of three shot glasses for only $9- personalized just for you!
One peek at Teri’s excellent feedback will let you know that if you decide to make a purchase, you will NOT be disappointed. Her customers simply rave about her workmanship, quick shipping, great communication and follow through.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Check out the cool, patchworky result! This cutie is super colorful and quirky, and would be such a treat to use as a special coffee coaster each morning. It measures over 6" wide, but it doesn't seem to want to lay totally flat...I guess it would curl up like a little hug for your mug :)
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My sister-in-law found a gorgeous poncho for her 2 year old at a consignment store. The only trouble was that once she got it home, she realized it was unraveling at the neck!! When we went to MA for Easter, she asked me if I could mend it. I have heard that jewelry peeps get asked to fix things all the time, but no one had ever asked this of me before. I said I would do my best.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I joked with some of my friends the other day that I'm one great treasury away from hitting my milestones. Then I got a message from Jackie at MonarchDancer this morning that she had chosen my tutti frutti bowlee to appear in her latest collection! Could this be the treasury that goes to the FP and pushes me over the edge with my numbers? I don't know, but it sure is a beauty isn't it? If you have a moment, please click on the photo...it will take you directly to the treasury page where you can click on the items and/or leave a nice comment for the curator. The more attention the treasury receives, the more likely it will be to get noticed by admin!
Have you been included in any great looking treasuries lately? And how about milestones- got any big ones coming up? Do leave a comment and share!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I look forward to having these big old baskets as a custom item in my shop soon...thanks for that suggestion, Angela!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
A tip about fabric crochet: to get a better feel for how a fabric will look once worked up, be sure to look at the front AND back of the fabric. This pink sheet, for example, is much lighter on the back, making the overall effect even more mottled and heavily textured.
On a different note, I have been out of the blog loop for a few days...lots going on around here for the Mother's Day weekend. So, how are you? What's new, and what have I missed? Fill me in by leaving a comment, please!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Welcome to the super size cotton bowl! My usual nest bowl sizes are 3", 4" and 5" wide and 2" high. This one measures 6" wide and stands 3" high.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Maple Hill Farm's soaps feature Grade A olive oil and exotic butters like shea, mango, and cocoa butter. To make her soap extra special, Lynn often adds her own farm-grown or wild-crafted herbs. Each batch is hand-stirred in her historic farmhouse; I can only imagine how yummy that smells- I'd love a tour, wouldn't you?
I have personally had the immense pleasure of receiving a batch of soap from this wonderful shop. It not only smells as good as it looks, it leaves the skin super soft and gently scented.
From the moment I placed my order, I knew my business was important and appreciated. Lynn is not only a talented artisan, she has top-notch customer relations skills. Her communication is amazing, and she had my order out in record time. Each bar was even bubble wrapped lovingly- final evidence of this seller's care of her product and pride in her work.
In the mood to spoil yourself? Look no further than Maple Hill Farms! Please stop on by the farm by clicking on any of the photos, and come back here to leave a comment...which bar would you be most likely to take a bite out of? Not sure which one to choose? I highly recommend the "get the skinny" selection...6 slightly thinner bars of this phenomenal soap for the STEAL of $18. A shower will never be just a shower again!