Friday, September 30, 2011

NEW ITEM and new feature!

I just posted a new item on Etsy: Journals! AND now you can buy straight from this blog. On the right you will see my Etsy shop's scrolling items.

Journals are 8.50 EACH. They measure 5.5 wide by 8.5 tall. They are .5 inches thick. Blank, white paper on the inside. Back and front covers are cream colored cardstock (back is blank). All are spiral bound with black coils. The front covers are very textured with all different types of materials including ribbon, metal, pen drawings, fabric, flowers, etc.

Words on the front:
- On front of silver and black one: "She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It's easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said."
- On front of pink one: "Calories: (noun) Tiny creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little big tighter every night." :-)
- One front of gold and brown one: "Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment..."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recent home decor projects

Hey guys,
These pics are very old, but I wanted to share them with you! The best part is they cost about zero dollars :-) All made from wood in the garage, paint, and scrapbook paper.

This is our hallway. It used to be blank, but now it is lined with pictures of our family (pre second dog). Michael made different size, shape, and thickness of frames. I painted them to match our living room colors. I told him just to make random sizes, because I didn't want them to fit the pictures perfectly. What I did was arrange different pictures and sayings and squares of scrapbook paper to fit, like a scrapbook page in each frame.

And this is our new headboard. Again...Michael made it out of wood in the garage and I painted it! He also made the frames above and I just put different scrapbook paper pages that matched the bedroom decor in each. So much better than the nothing that used to be there. :-)

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hey followers,
I just joined an awesome team on etsy: STATTEAM. It stands for "Self-Taught Artists". We all strive to promote and help each other succeed. So go ahead and check out some of the members' pieces!

STATTEAM on etsy:
STATTEAM on facebook:

Please show them some love!

Friday, September 16, 2011


I just wanted to let you guys know that I have updated my Etsy page with all of the remaining items from my craft show! (Also...stay tuned for other craft shows coming up this fall! Exciting!) My Etsy page:

Here is a sneak peak!:

Monday, September 5, 2011

I'm Back!

Hey All,
So much has happened in my world of arts & crafts this summer, but I will start with the biggest news:
First craft fair ever on Sept 3rd = success!

I spent basically all summer working away in my studio building up an inventory, of which to do my first craft show. A couple months ago Michael and I happened to stop by our local farmer's market (first time EVER even though it is on our way home from church) to browse and I spotted a flyer for a craft fair. It seemed like the perfect amount of time and the booth fee was pretty low, so I turned to Michael and said, "THIS is my goal".  I was so nervous about it. Basically showing the public what I can do and hoping they like it.

I had a good time and loved being able to talk to the other crafters too! Now my plan is to put the leftover items up on my etsy shop: So if you saw something you liked on Sat but werent able to purchase, or if you werent able to make it worries! It will all be up on etsy soon!