Monday, June 27, 2011

Tiny Books

A few weeks ago, I made these Tiny Books for Michelle's swap.
This was my first time making these little cuties. 
They were SO much fun!
I could easily become addicted to making them.
You start by decorating a full sheet of paper.
Then you bring it to the printer, where he shrinks it and copies it for you.
You cut and paste a little...
And just like magic, you have these adorable little books!
(Michelle has MUCH better instructions on her blog, but that's the basic idea.)
I have a few extras ~ if you'd like one, just leave a comment and I will pick two winners on Friday.

AND, be sure to check out all of the gorgeous books from the swap here!!!
So cute!
So tiny!

Edit: We have our winners!
and
Suzy
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bead Party!

I had the pleasure of playing along in my friend Sarah's Bead Swap again this year.
Today she has put together a blog hop to share our swap goodies.
My partner was Erica.
She is so sweet and talented!
This is the adorable box that she sent to me!!!
 Inside were these little lovelies!
Sigh...
Such perfect colors.
I can't wait to make something with them!  
(Both of the above photos were taken by Erica ~ 
the battery in my camera is dead at the moment. Yikes!)

This is what I sent to Erica.
I found the cupcake box in the dollar bin at Michaels ~ it was bright yellow and covered with multi-colored sprinkles.  Cute, but not exactly what I was going for.  I decoupaged the lid with vintage newspaper and gave it a glittery cherry on top.
These are the pretty baubles that were tucked inside.  
Erica has already made a bracelet with them!
(She's good!)

Be sure to stop by Sarah's blog to find links to all of the other swappers!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A little speckled egg

We had some crazy winds a few days ago, so I had taken down the hanging plants from the porch.
I went to water them and put them back up this morning when I found this...
 The sweetest little nest with one tiny speckled egg inside.
I really hope that the Mama will return.
My Littlest One has been keeping watch at the front windows.
I'll let you know!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Junk Hunting

With all of the get-togethers, morning soccer games, and bad weather that we've had lately, 
my treasure hunting trips have been limited.  
I have SO been itching to get out there.
I've been a little bit desperate actually.
That's at least what my husband said when I came home with this...
 His first question was "WHAT IS THAT!?!?!"
His second was if I actually paid for it, or if they paid me to take it.  (He thinks he's just *soooo* funny.)  
His third was if I had lost my mind...

I truly think it is kind of cute.
It is basically a chunk of wood that someone had carved these fun British icons in.
Maybe a school wood-working project?
It looks like the project was never finished.
Some of it it is painted, some not-so-much.
Or maybe it is supposed to be this way.
I have no idea...
But, I like it.
I'm thinking it just needs a little make-over.
Maybe some lighter blues and whites? 
Or leave it as it is.
What do you think?
Would you have even brought it home in the first place?

Thanks to all who entered the June giveaway!
The winner is #32...

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Giveaway

I'm thrilled that you liked the new artsy goodies in the shop!
Thank you SO much.
I think doing monthly updates will work out nicely.
I also think that monthly giveaways are a great idea as well!


This is such a sweet kit.
Great colors, perfect for summer crafting ~ or anytime crafting!
If you would like to win one of these Summer Holiday Kits, just leave a comment below sharing what's on your crafty to-do list for this summer.
That's it.  
Easy peasy!
I'll choose a random winner on Tuesday, June 7th.

(If you just can't wait to see if you are the winner, there are a handful of them still available here.)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Shop Update!

I've just completed the June shop update!
There are tons of fabulous items that I am so happy to share with you.
I do hope you will enjoy them!

  Lots of vintage papery goodness!

A creamy white kit.

A summer holiday inspired kit.

Many other red, white, and blue goodies too!

Yummy trims.

Gorgeous buttons.

A huge selection of religious medals at wonderful prices.

Flea Market Finds.

AND, the mushrooms are back!  (Some great new colors too!)

Plus, SO much more!
Click HERE to see it all!