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  • i love polka dots
    on Mar 19, 2013 in etsy shops
    I went to a fabric store this weekend and all I bought were stripes and polka dots (without even realizing it until I got home!)  I love stripes and polka dots. Here is a little polka dot inspiration (in case you love polka dots too!)sourcesourc...
  • around the shop
    on Mar 15, 2013 in shop update
    my new obsession...
  • shop update: distressed wood wall hangings
    on Mar 11, 2013 in shop update
    I've been playing with wood and paint and power tools (and I still have all my fingers). I made some smaller versions of this project for sale in my shop.linklinklinkI've loving playing with wood right now.  I have so many more ideas and a pile...
  • smash book: new stuff
    on Mar 10, 2013 in smash book scrapbooking
    Part of the goal of my smash book project is to use scrapbooking supplies I already own.  However, I caved and bought a few new things that I "needed".1. I bought these Smash book bands to hold the book together when it starts getting too full.
  • around the workshop
    on Feb 28, 2013 in Me paint craft room
    starting new projects, using new materials, pushing creativity...Here's a sneak peek, more details to come.
  • smash book: big shop month pages
    on Feb 26, 2013 in smash book shop update scrapbooking
    I completed a new smash book page commemorating a great January I had in the shop.  I was blessed with some great Etsy front page promotion that kept me hopping with an order almost everyday.  I'm still struggling with scrapbooking on the p...
  • the art of pyrography
    on Feb 24, 2013 in etsy shops
    Pyrography is the art of decorating with burn marks, kinda like the frames I made in this doodle frame tutorial.  I didn't know at the time that I doing something with such a fancy name.  Search for pyrography on the internet and you will f...
  • doodle frames
    on Feb 17, 2013 in Return on Creativity
    Several months ago I purchased a Dremel wood burning tool, but besides playing around with burning some scrap pieces of wood I still hadn't found a satisfying project on which to use it.Even more months before buying the wood burning tool I bought so...
  • shop update: new mixed media hearts
    on Feb 5, 2013 in shop update
    linklinklinklinksee all hearts here...
  • my craft book library
    on Jan 30, 2013 in Me inspired by
    Last post I showed a peak inside a vintage craft book I found at a resale shop last summer.  Even though the internet is a great source for tutorials and inspiration, I still love a good craft book.  Here are some of my favorites from my li...
  • inspired by: vintage craft book find
    on Jan 24, 2013 in Me inspired by
    Last summer I was in a resale shop with some friends when I found this vintage craft book from the seventies.  The colors and crafts remind of things I saw in my home and my friends homes when I was a little girl (yes, I was actually alive for a...
  • for the love of clutches
    on Jan 21, 2013 in Me etsy shops
    My husband Tony and I love a date night.  My husband is a bit of a foodie so our dates usually involve driving into the city and eating at a new restaurant he wants to try.  We have had lots of great dates, with great conversation, and grea...
  • shop update: embroidery hoops
    on Jan 20, 2013 in shop update
    I've been making some new embroidery hoop art for the shop.  Here are some peeks...a sweet, fuzzy flannel and felt heartmachine free stitched rose on blue herringbonepainted and stamped ampersand on stripes!applique stars and machine free stitch...
  • smash book: new year's eve date night
    on Jan 19, 2013 in smash book scrapbooking
    I finished my first smash book post for the new year documenting dinner with my husband on new year's eve.  I didn't really do much planning when I put together this page.  I just started plopping stuff on the page (and it kind of looks lik...
  • smash book: the process
    on Jan 9, 2013 in smash book scrapbooking
    Last post I talked about my new scrapbooking project for 2013.  I am trying to make this project as easy and non stressful as possible.  In fact, if it becomes difficult or stressful I will probably just drop it as I have a lot more importa...
  • my etsy shop: new listings for valentines day
    on Jan 6, 2013 in Me shop update
    I had some days off of work over the holidays and I went into major "heart" mode.  I finally got most of my Valentine's Day goodies listed in my shop and I've even sold a few."love you" cement heartred letter initial cement heartsee more cement...
  • introducing a smashing project for 2013
    on Jan 5, 2013 in smash book scrapbooking
    When got into crafting about ten years ago I started with scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking led to sewing and drawing and working with clay and embroidery and......who knows what else the future might hold?  I've realized that I'm sort of a "jack...
  • etsy loves: calendars
    on Jan 3, 2013 in etsy shops
    If you haven't bought your calendar yet for 2013 check out these Etsy finds:I bought this calendar for some of my coworkers at work.  I love the messages on each month.This calendar I gave to a friend.And this one is on my desk at work.
  • Balance for a New Year
    on Jan 1, 2013
    *blows dust off blog**tap tap tap on microphone*  "Is this thing still on?"Wow.  It's been a long time since I posted.  What happened?  I'll talk about that in a second, but first...Today is a day when a lot of people plan and set...
  • balance for a new year
    on Jan 1, 2013 in Me
    *blows dust off blog**tap tap tap on microphone*  "Is this thing still on?"Wow.  It's been a long time since I posted.  What happened?  I'll talk about that in a second, but first...Today is a day when a lot of people plan and set...