Friday, December 31, 2010

Warm Wishes


I hope all of you have a happy and safe New Year.
May all of your dreams for 2011 come true.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Little Gifties

Less than two weeks to go!
Can you believe it?
Our house is bustling with excitement.


My girls and I made these cute earring sets for some special friends.
The girls picked colors for each recipient
and I made the earrings with vintage stones and brass findings.
Easy peasy.


I attached the earrings to these lovely bird tags and added some ribbon.


And then we packaged them in a nest of paper shreds in kraft colored boxes.


Sweet and simple.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surprise Snowballs


I've seen several ideas for crepe paper surprise balls posted over the years.
Such a cute idea!
I've been wanting to make some, and thought that they would be something fun for the kids to do while waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve.

They are super easy, and fun to make!
All you need is white crepe paper streamers and small toys, candy, or trinkets.
I used a roll of 150' feet of crepe paper and about 12-15 small toys for each ball.


To make one, just pick a toy and start wrapping!
(I used the largest items first and then finished with the smallest.)


Once that item is completely covered in crepe, add another toy and continue...
Just like you are rolling a ball of yarn.
I tugged a little at the crepe paper to help smooth it out along the way.


When you are finished just secure the end with a sticker.
I left mine pretty simple, but you could really go all out in embellishing these!

I put them in clear bags and added a tag that read:
Find the sticker on the snowball.
Then unroll the paper to find some fun surprises.


They will be a fun treat for Christmas Eve ~ even with the mess of 1000 feet of crepe paper floating around my living room!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Shop Update! 60+ New Goodies!

Just finished up a BIG shop update!
There are over 60 new artsy treats for your holiday crafting!


Retro Christmas Embellishments


Flea Market Finds


Jewelry Making Trinkets

Vintage Wall Paper & Ephemera

Victorian Scrap Papers

Fancy Ribbons & Trims

Click HERE to see!
Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paris Party

My little sweetie turned 8 last week.
We did a lot of celebrating ~ a trip to American Girl, bowling with her cousins, a "friends" party, and a "family" party.
I am tuckered out!

We've been cooking up a Paris themed party since the summer.
It was a BLAST!
Here are some peeks:

Super cute invitations from here.


Pink poodles, all ready to be stuffed.


Paris themed bingo.


Little party favor bags filled with lip gloss, bracelets, stickers and other trinkets.


Cute poodle candles for the cupcakes.


The hit of the party was the pink and white candy buffet...

Sugar overload!
The girls loooooved it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scrumdiddlyumptious


That's the word that came to mind when I first saw these beauties.

Big, gorgeous millinery blossoms.


Perfect, unused condition.
Limited supply.
Right here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthday Time!

It's a little hard for me to believe...

SIX years ago Speckled Egg was born.
I have had such an amazing experience with this little shop.
I've learned a lot.
I've had a lot of fun.
And most importantly, I've made so many wonderful friends.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
It really has been a blessing to be able to do something that I love AND to be able to stay home with my girls.
The best of both worlds.
I'm looking forward to many more years to come.

As my Little One would say, "Enough with the mushy stuff!"
Let's party!

I'm a big fan of dragging out birthdays, so we will be celebrating all month long with giveaways, special offers, and some fun & games!

Let's kick things off with FREE SHIPPING!!!
Now through August 6th, enjoy free shipping on all U.S. orders.
(International order will receive discounted shipping.)

I've just added a bunch of yummy new things ~ ribbons, jewelry making bits, and more!
Click HERE to start shopping!

Stay tuned.
More fun is on the way!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hey Dolls!


Goodness... it has been a while.
I've been enjoying my summer with my girlies.
Things have been busy.
And hot.
Majorly HOT.

I have been pretty bad with blogging for the last few months.
Things just really are busy.
I know it gets a little lame to hear that all the time, but it's true.
I keep telling myself that things will slow down after this holiday or that event...
But it doesn't seem to happen.
I think my new "normal" is busy.
Do you feel that way too?

I have lots of fun things to share with you, as soon as I catch my breath.
Swaps, summer crafts, flea market finds, and Speckled Egg's Birthday is coming up too!

For now, I do have a yummy new {old} batch of Frozen Charlotte Dolls that I just added to the shop.
You can find them right here.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!
See you soon!
I promise!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Grateful


I just wanted to thank all of you loved the new goodies in the shop.
You just about cleared me out!
You girls are always so good to me.
I really, truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Thank you!


Here are some peeks of the ornaments that I made with the rolled flowers.
I added a bar pin to the backs, so they could be used as brooches as well.
Cute, cute!


Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shop Update!





Tons of colorful new artsy goodies and restocks!

Right here.
Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So much junk, so little time!


Yesterday, I ventured to Brimfield with these sweet ladies. A lovely group of Heidi's friends joined us as well. I seriously could not ask for a better day ~ perfect weather, wonderful company, and TONS of junk!!! The Brimfield Antique Market is an absolute treasure trove. You can find literally anything that your heart desires. There is just SO much stuff, that it is almost overwhelming. Here are some photos...

Chippiness galore. I'll take one of each, please!


This whole booth was pink stuff! Including the creepy pink dolls!!!

This tent was AMAZING. All imported European furniture. I wanted everything.... sigh....



Thank you girls for a wonderful day ~ can't wait until next time!!!