Monday, November 30

mug monday!



i forgot about mug monday last week, but today i'm on top of things. this week's mug is a giant peanut that's in a very good mood. have a lovely monday!

new necktie wreath



i love how this little wreath turned out! see the listing!

Sunday, November 29

scrooge mcdowell

i'm not a complete scrooge. there are some things i enjoy about the holidays.. like vintage christmas decor, and um.. food, but mostly i just like when it's all over with and life goes back to normal. i blame almost all of my grumpy holiday spirit on working retail since the dawn of time. i'd probably love this time of the year if it meant a nice little break from work, instead of working more. i'd like it more if i weren't a part of the christmas machine. instead of having warm thoughts about family and gift giving, i think about people maxing out credit cards and buying mountains of gifts they can't afford.

i avoid christmas sales, and pretty much shopping all together, and i would rather put my hand in a blender than experience a black friday sale. this time of year i pretty much just lay low and wait for it all to blow over. selling on etsy has been the only things to spark a little flame into my cold grinchy heart. this is my first christmas season for selling, so maybe in a few years i'll be a bright ball of holiday cheer. you never know :)



happy effing holidays by ender's princess
zombies are more scary than santa's lap card by tinaseamonster
bah humbug bunting by bad baby quilts
lemon love bird by jennifer culp art

new wrist cuffs

i listed three new wrist cuffs today and i'm kind of in love with all of them. i'm usually anti-pink, but when mixed with browns and oranges.. i kind of love it.

click the photos to see the listings!




Wednesday, November 25

craft talk!

here is my thanksgiving gift to all of you. enjoy and have a lovely holiday!

Sunday, November 22

how awesome is this!

one of my earliest etsy sales was a customer who wanted me to ship a wreath with a little owl on it to a friend in finland. i was so excited that a little wreath of mine was go to a new home so far away! the girl who bought it said she'd send me a picture of it in it's new place.. i never really expected to get a picture, but today, about 9 months later, i check etsy and i have a conversation with this picture attached:



i love the fact that most people would have probably forgot they ever offered to send a picture, especially after months have gone by.. but she totally delivered. i remember shipping this wreath out vividly, because i highly underestimated the cost to ship to finland, and i ended up making zero dollars on the sale.. lesson learned. but in the end, it was totally worth it!


i love wrapping up my packages to mail out. a while back i scored this giant roll of woodgrain wallpaper, and i have been using it ever since. i'm hoping that it's an endless roll that will never run out because i love it so much. after wrapping up a wreath in the photo above, i loved how it looked like it was packaged in 1974. now i'm going to pretend that i send my packages from the past, and they get lost in the mail for 35 years, before arriving at their destination.

Saturday, November 21

okay, one more!


i hope to post other things besides my new items for sale, but i've been in bust-ass mode lately to get new things finished in time for holiday shopping.. so that's sort of what's on my mind right now.

i squeezed in finishing one more little wreath before it got too dark outside to take pictures. this might be my favorite wreath ever, which turned out to surprise me. it's so thanksgiving and it makes me feel warm and full of mashed potatoes on the inside. mmmm.

see the listing!

new items listed today!



visit my etsy shop for more details!
off to work on more goodies while the day is young..

Tuesday, November 17

woodland yarn wreath

finally got a little bit of sunshine today so i could take some pictures of my brand new wreath! it's a little homage to wintery woodland creatures and i love how it turned out!


see the listing here!

Monday, November 16

squirrel love

there are so many great squirrel items on etsy.. it was hard to pick just a few! bradley and i could watch squirrels play all day, but unfortunately we have to watch from a distance, as our house is a squirrel free zone due to our furry defense system named jeebus. he's quite the killer, so the creatures know to stay away.



1. Belchick - the mischievous squirrel from sleepy king
2. blue squirrel print from orange willow
3. nutty pal covered dish from enamor
4. hungry squirrels also from enamor
5. squirrel love pillow from needlings
6. i'm nuts for you greeting card from echarrow

MUG MONDAY!

what makes coffee taste even better? when you pretend you're drinking kitten brains!

Sunday, November 15

what an awesome etsy week it's been! i had some of my new headbands show up on the front page two days in a row.. so exciting when that happens! also, check out this treasury loaded with goodies made by ponder and stitch - i just checked her shop and i'm now freshly swooning over this cuff:

Thursday, November 12

new brooches

click the pics to see the listings!








Wednesday, November 11

ruby tuesday


violetbella used a headband of mine in this beautiful treasury!

new items

my vintage inspired centerpeice trees are offically listed and ready to find a new home! and i have a few new yarn wrapped headbands up too!


Tuesday, November 10

sneak peek

i have two days off work, so i'm counting on getting lots of new stuff made. i will lock myself in my craft room until it happens! i did get a couple of things started that i'm kind of excited about, so here's a peek. hopefully they'll be finished and listed tomorrow!


some holiday decor inspired by vintage christmas.


four new brooches so far

Monday, November 9

MUG MONDAY!

i used to do mug monday on flickr a while back, where every monday i feature a new mug in my ridiculous, ever growing collection of things to drink coffee out of. it fell off after a while, and it seems like a good time to revive it since things are getting icky outdoors. hopefully this will keep me from getting sad about not taking as many pictures outside.

this is the mug i used last night while crafting. i have quite a few grandma mugs, but this is a favorite because of how hilarious the word "marvelous" is, especially when applied to grandmas.

hallelujah

nothing motivates me more than getting sales! the past few days have been a welcome change to the selling slump i had been in lately!

Saturday, November 7

craft room makeover!

i've been so excited to share pictures of my workspace since it's had a little makeover. it's so organized and it makes creating flow so much better when everything is in it's place. click on the photo for a larger view!


this is my main work area. the little bins hold the majority of my crafty supplies, and the desk is stuffed full of finished wreaths. i also use this area for my shipping supplies.


i store all of my fabric inside the red pie safe to the left, left to me from my grandma.


this is my sewing desk, and the place where i take most of my etsy pictures because i can lift the curtains up and i get great lighting!


my hippo pin cushion and a little army of creatures waiting for their turn to be used in a project!

Friday, November 6

dear leaves

i will miss you so much and wait impatiently for your return.



$50 from hare and drum


$20 from botanical bird


$25 from sara norris


$22 from pretty fickle


$14.50 from stories divinations

Thursday, November 5

new wreath for winter

most of the time i'm kind of a scrooge and i don't get into christmas much, but lately i have been inspired to make some holiday goodies. i dig stuff that doesn't look like traditional christmas.

i wanted to make a new wreath that was perfect for winter, with an icy silver feel and i love how it turned out!

UP

i did not plan on liking the movie UP as much as i did, but it happened. i'm usually a fan of being firmly on the ground, but here are some etsy finds that will get you lifted.

from sweet harvey


from prairie dog


from yvette inufio


from cabin

Wednesday, November 4

farmington fall festival


i participated in my very first craft fair in september, and thought i'd post some pictures! it was such a success and i loved getting face to face feedback from people, which you miss out on selling online. i can't wait to do another one!

hello blogosphere

i should introduce myself! i am a wife and mom to a furry animal family, living a fabulous life in small town missouri. i am happiest when i am being creative and making new things! i have a sick sense of humor and a love for ugly, kitchy things.

i have been putting off starting a blog for a long time, mainly because of my hatred for the word 'blog', but i finally caved. i do hope blogging sticks, because i'm really excited to highlight some of the awesome talent i find on etsy (and beyond) every day!