Friday, December 24, 2010

Making Glittery Christmas Ornaments

These are super easy ornaments to make and very inexpensive.

All you need to make these are clear glass ornaments (which you can find at any craft or hobby store, very fine glitter (make sure it is very fine - this gives the best results - we love Martha Stewart's colors but we used a dollar store version that worked just fine), and Pledge Floor Care with Futura (make sure this is the exact brand). We also had a small tub, toothpick, piece of cardboard (about 3" square).

First, open the ornament and pour in a good amount of the floor liquid. Put your finger over the hold and swish it around and then pour it into the tub. Cut a hole in the cardboard to fit the to top of the ornament. Put the ornament in upside down to drain. You don't want any bubbles in it so use the toothpick to pull the bubbles out the hole.

Then using a tiny funnel - our glitter came with one - fill the ornament a large amount of glitter. Put your finger over the hole and swish the glitter arthund. Pour the extra back into the container.

Put the top back on and Done!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Writing a children's book

So after first having the idea in like fifth grade, the book I always wanted to get published is going to the first publisher. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high but I truly feel that this book, this labor of love, this God inspired word for children is supposed to be out there. It might take more time - I'm sure it will in fact. It's going to happen and I'm very excited about it. I've gotten some very positive feedback from former school teachers and others which has really helped me stay positive regarding the future of my book. Wish me luck and I'll keep posting about my journey from little Midwest mom with a dream to author!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New eBay listings for my work

Short note to say Indygojunction and thevintageworkshop913 both have new eBay listings including designer samples, hard to find printables, patterns, CDs, crystals, and lots more. Do an advanced search for either seller name listed above and you can see all we have available. Some are ending soon so don't miss this sale. Indygo junction is also having a big wool roving sale at their website www. check it all out!!!! Later!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Get some FREE Fabric

Hey everyone...I've got a deal for you. Indygo Junction, my favorite pattern company, and The Vintage Workshop,also my employer is having a great contest. Post a comment on their blog and get entered to win 25 yards (yes, you heard me) of FREE FABRIC. Check is out at Click on the title of the contest post, then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and fill out the little form. That's it...your entered.

We are also selling LOTS of fabric on eBay for cheap, cheap, cheap plus discontinued patterns including doll clothes that fit American Girl Dolls, clothing, purses, Christmas stuff, embroidery, and much, much more. Links to our eBay stuff is in the post with the contest. Check it all out!!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Two Cute Purses I Made This Weekend

Here are two cute purses I made this weekend. The pink one with the squares was a gift for my neice Emma's 6th birthday. The other is also a gift. I was just trying out a new pattern for Emma's and then for the other I used a sweet roll which is strips of coordinating fabric that are 1 1/2 inches wide.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lots of new art project up on Etsy Store

There are lots of new art projects I just listed on Etsy including a rose shadow box, a garden themed shadow box (well actually two) and more. Check it out!!!

New Etsy Adds

I hope everyone loves the new design. I was having trouble getting people to the website - it kept crashing a few people's computer and it only happened after getting the last template I was using...I hope this works better. Don't you love it.

Well...I don't have much time to spare these days but I'm trying to get some new items up on my Etsy store so look for new things to come soon.

I'm putting my Grommet Grab Bag purse on Etsy as soon as I'm done with this post. I've listed pictures of it before on here, but here's the pictures again as a reminder. It's a beautiful yellow, brown and green bag in a floral and leaf print. I used Hoffman Fabrics line called Reflections. I just love this collection. Check it out!