Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lovey Dovey Stuff

Thank you for all of the responses about my Facebook dilemma! I think that for now I am just going to stick to blogging. If I change my mind, you'll be the first to know! :)

I wanted to share with you some new goodies that I've recently added to the shop! Lots of pinks reds, and chocolate-y brown... perfect for Valentine's Day crafting!

And my MOST favorite new items ~ these fabulous spun cotton mushrooms from Germany. I've been {not so} patiently waiting for these to arrive for several weeks. I must have looked like a major dork jumping up and down when the delivery guy arrived today! LOL. They are here!!! And SO worth the wait. Too cute! (These are very limited and I'm not sure if I will be able to get more.)

You can find all of these and several other new items HERE!
Happy Creating!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Experiments with Trees

I found a HUGE bag of bottle brush trees last summer for pennies at a yard sale. I'd been itching to try the bleaching/dyeing trick that has floated around blogland and thought this big collection would make a great experiment. I finally got around to actually doing it!! I didn't really use any directions... just played around with soaking them in a bleach and water mix (yuckiness!) and then in different dyes (food coloring, RIT, etc.)

It was really fun! Until my hubby shut down my operation... that much bleach being bad for the septic, stinking up the house... blah, blah, blah.

The rest of my pile will have to wait until nice weather when I can do them outside in a bucket.
Without him around.
But these are making me happy for now.