Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Woo Hoo

Monday was huge for Wilton Charm two orders were shipped out, including our first Etsy order!
Huge thank you to my friends Lou and Melissa for your orders.

To documented the occasion! 

 Etsy also sent me an email, it's cheesy but cute :-)

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Project Monday: Yard Sale Finds

I got these misc kitchen utensils and muffin tin at a yard sale, there are several pinterest projects I want to try with them. 
 I also got this vase it had a candle melt in it so it's gonna take a little but if work but I'm sure there is something I can do with it.
Yay for Monday and new projects :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yay, Progress!

I'm not gonna lie, I was worried I was never gonna start selling my crafts.  Two rent checks and no sales was really bumming me out.  Last Tuesday I added some business cards, and a photo album of items that won't all fit on my shelf.  Apparently I didn't take into account the holiday weekend, because this is what my shelf looked like today!

I am sad turkey isn't selling :-( but I will leave him there until Thanksgiving maybe someone will give him a forever home.
 Today I came armed with a lot more things for the shelf :-)

Also today I made some patriotic fabric candy canes <3

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lots of New Things

I have been very busy the last few days making some new things.  

Two of my new favorite projects are picture frames and votive candle holders.

5x7 framed stocking (no glass)
 8x10 framed trees (no glass)
 8x10 Snow family (with glass)
 4x6 reindeer in frame (with glass)

 votive candle holders

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brain Storming

I spent the day sorting through crafting supplies and brain storming new ideas.  It's gonna be a fun and productive week:-)  Stay tuned for new items!

Etsy Shop Now Open

It's most defiantly a work in progress, but I have listed a few items in our new Etsy shop!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I figured it was time I started getting in the Christmas spirit, here's today's project...

This started out as a plain black picture frame with a few nicks in it.  I distressed the edges so they would all look uniform.  Then I wrapped the edges in twine.

 Next I cut out the word joy on my cricut in a maroon, and attached it with black ribbon.
 This picture is pretty dark but this is what it looks like on a wall.
A great project for a rustic themed Christmas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pinspired Decor

In between creating things for the shop and keeping the dog and cat from destroying each other I like to make things our home...


Pinspired Geoff

In the evenings after dinner and before the gym Geoff watches TV and search Pinterest.  When I see a cool Idea I have to show him.  Some of the ideas are neat enough that he wants me to make him something.  Personalized coffee mugs were one such thing.  After being put on hold until after the craft show I finally tackled the Geoff coffee mug!
 I had to get a good shot of the G that was pretty challenging!

Picture Frame Project

Things just aren't built to last anymore, but there are a lot of things that can be fixed or refinished!  For example I got this picture frame for free the other day from a lady who is moving and had yard sale left overs.  It's nothing super fancy, it's a wooden frame painted green, but the glass was not broken, the frame was in good condition, and it still had the back. The only messed up part was one edge. Notice how the edge of the frame had been scratched.
I got out some sand paper and sanded down the rest of the edges (inside and out) and what do ya know, the frame looks like it was meant to be that way!
 I have already mentioned my addiction to Pinterest and really wanted to frame some leaves.  Since I now had this cute little frame I though I would give it a shot. This leaf was in my back yard.

Then I turned it into Fall Decor
I love being able to reuse something that was gonna be thrown in the trash :-)

Primitive Snowpeople

Most of my crafts involve painting stuff on stuff, there's pretty much nothing I won't try to paint on (at least once).  My recent addiction to Pinterest however has led to to branch out an try new things.
I love primitives, they are so warm, inviting and stinking cute! Here's my first attempt, snow people!

These little guys are now available from Wilton Charm!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

My Favorite Things Craft Fair

Today was the My Favorite Things re-gradopening Craft Fair. 
There were many vendors
 My first booth, kinda makeshift but it worked
 View from the other side
 Winter and Christmas table
 Fall and Thanksgiving Table
 Halloween Sale
 Signs and Sayings
 Christmas Ornaments 
 Jewelry Tree

It was a really long, really hot day, but a good experience.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Favorite Things Update

Since Halloween is officially over, I changed out Halloween and added Christmas!

 And fall 
are still there as well come on by and check them out!