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
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!
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 :-)
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!