Monday, December 26, 2011

Good Tidings

The house is quiet so today.  
The girls are happily in their jammies, playing with all of their new toys.
I don't really know what to do with myself!
It seems that all of the prepping and planning of the last two months just came to a crashing halt.
What to do now?!?!
My husband told me to relax and enjoy the day, as he headed off to work. 
Turns out I'm not so good at relaxing!
 I thought it would be a good time to come and say hello.
I hope that all of you have had a wonderful weekend of celebrating with family and friends.
Happy Everything!!!

(I made the ornament above for a swap I was in earlier this month ~ I'll share more photos soon!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Poinsettia Kit

 My offering for December at The Creative Patch is a Vintage Poinsettia Making Kit.
This kit uses vintage silk flower parts to create beautiful poinsettias.
Fun, fast, and easy.
(We all need that at this time of year!)
You can find it in my shop.
There is still time to order last-minute holiday goodies.
Our ribbons, trim, and Christmas items make great gift toppers!
We are currently shipping orders the same or next business day.
(*Please note, international shipping is on hold until 12/27.)
Be sure to visit the Creative Patch to see the other kits that my friends, Sarah and Sheila, have put together!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Shop Update

The December shop update is complete!
There are soooo many fabulous holiday supplies ~ in bright fun colors!
Here's a peek:

Click here to see all of the new goodies at Speckled Egg.
The complete line of Christmas and winter items is available here.
(Be sure to also check out the Ribbons, Tinsel & Trims category.  
It has been re-stocked with all of your favorites!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Wallpaper Packs

My offering for the November kit at The Creative Patch is a collection of yummy vintage wallpaper.
You can find it in my shop.
Be sure to visit the Creative Patch to see the other kits that my friends, Sarah and Sheila, have put together!

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Shop Update

The November shop update is complete!

This month features gorgeous antique doll heads ~ over 150 in stock. 

Also, a fresh batch of vintage religious medals.
You can click here to see it all!
Enjoy!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Giveaway!

Would you like to win one of these "Midnight" Kits?
Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite Halloween candy.
Easy peasy.
Winner will be announced on Sunday.
(If you just can't wait, there are some of these kits still available here.)

Edit:  We have a winner!
#31 (in honor of Halloween, of course)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vintage Spoon Spiders

These are ornaments that I recently made for a swap.
Spiders crafted from vintage spoons!
I just posted the tutorial over at the Creative Patch.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Kits at the Creative Patch!

Check out the fabulously spooky Halloween kits now available at The Creative Patch!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Shop Update

 The October shop update is complete!  
Here are a few peeks of the lovely new items available at Speckled Egg.
Warm colors for autumn...
And blacks and creamy whites for Halloween.

Click here to see the 40+ newbies!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Party Planning

My Little One is going to be 9 next month.
That is completely unbelievable to me.
I wish I could stop time just a little bit, but I truly love the "big" girl that she is becoming.
She is such a sweet girl ~ kind, artsy, beautiful, and soooo smart.
We are currently working on preparations for her party.
She's decided that this year will be bakery themed.
Her friends will be decorating chef hats, making pretty cupcakes, and enjoying some fun treats.
We're going with a light pink, peachy orange, and yellow color theme.
You can see our inspiration board on Pinterest.
We've been busy making and gathering all sorts of pretties...
We were inspired by this tutorial to make these apron invitations.
We used paper by Basic Grey and a printable recipe card from here to hold all the party info.
I ordered these amazing cupcake appliques from my friend Laurie.  
She makes the most fun and colorful appliques ever!!! 
They will be decorations on the girls' aprons.
I also picked up these edible flowers from this Etsy shop.  
They are GORGEOUS!  
The hoarder in me wants to keep them for myself in a pretty jar!  Heehee.

I looooove planning parties! 
We are having so much fun with this theme and can't wait to share with her friends!  
We'll have more to share with you too!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


 for Fall!

The three months between now and Christmas are my most favorite time of year.
I loved reading your comments on the last post about the projects that you're working on.
(I was also glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking about Halloween... and...eeeek.... Christmas!)

Here's to lots of artsy-crafty wonderfulness for the next few months!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Shop Update and Giveaway

Lots of new lovelies on the website!

You can see everything HERE!

For the September Giveaway I have a 
$25 Gift Certificate to Speckled Egg!
To enter, just leave a comment below telling hat your plans are for Fall crafting.
A random winner will be chosen on Monday, September 12th.

Edit:  The winner is #8

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Library Love + Swap News!

Over the summer I volunteered to teach some craft classes at our local library.
I did some simple crafts with the younger kids and a weekly art journaling class with the teenagers.
The kids all did an amazing job with their projects.
Especially the art journals ~ I wish I had photos to share!
I had put together some ideas and journaling prompts, and brought a bunch of fun supplies to play with.
They had fun cutting and pasting and putting together collages.
I really loved how they didn't over-analyze or stress over how things were looking.
They just went with it.
And they had a blast.
I love that about kids.
The library asked me to decorate a clipboard for a fundraiser they are having.
I decided to make a She Art-inspired piece.
I really love the technique.
It's fun to get a little messy and just go with it.
School starts next week.
Definitely bittersweet.
We had a great summer, but I'm looking forward to getting back to "normal".
I was thinking that it would be a great time to host a new swap.
Look for an announcement and sign-ups on Friday!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Heart + Home

We are home from a fun vacation to New Hampshire.
We did lots of shopping, playing, relaxing, eating....
It is always fabulous to get away, but I also love coming home again.

I'm catching up on the orders that were placed last week and will have everything in the mail tomorrow.

The winner of the August giveaway is #10...

(The photo above is a peek of the hostess goodies that I brought to Natalea for the Garden Party.  A heart tin filled with red supplies ~ her favorite color.)

Monday, July 4, 2011

July Giveaway!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Ours has been pretty quiet ~ lots of family time, yummy food, and relaxing!
Here's the July Giveaway!

A fun collection of crafty goodness!
Bright colors that are perfect for summer scrapbooking, journaling, card-making, collages, etc.
If you would like to win one of these Summer Kits, just leave a comment below 
sharing your favorite flavor of ice cream.
That's it.  
Easy peasy!
I'll choose a random winner on Thursday, July 7th.

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

Edit:  The winner is #17 Holly!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Shop Update

I've just completed the July shop update!
 Yummy vintage glass buttons.
Vintage thread cards.
Sweet wooden charms.
 Another batch of religious medals.
 A petite kit.
Pretty pins.
Fabulous mini dot stickers.
And SO much more!
Click HERE to visit!
Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends, and fun!

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!