Over a year ago I wrote this post. I did make some hair accessories but ended up posting the unused fabric onto my destash shop. I had some yo yos that I did nothing with and most recently decided to take them apart and make this. I'm really happy with it and have made a few more similar ones. I've been using up a lot of my fabric covered buttons as well so I'm happy about that. Here are some flower headband and a few other items that can be found in my shop.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Last wednesday we found out we are having a girl. I am now a little over 16 weeks. I am very excited to get to use all the clothes my mother saved from when my sister and I were babies. I wasn't expecting to find out the gender, see 3D images, or to go home with anything. They gave me a disc with some pics and even a couple of videos.
Our little girl!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Packaging oh packaging. So I have tried to keep prices and shipping cost low by making earring/ necklace cards and putting them in plastic zipper bags and this has worked.
Then I bought these cute little pouches which I love. I've started wrapping them in tissue paper and sealing with a sticker. I have a bunch of blank stickers from years ago and will either print/ stamp my shop name, thank you notes, etc. I really enjoy cutting out little squares rounding the corners and adding trim with decorative paper punches. I like it so much I think I'm going to start paper crafting.
I only used small boxes when something is delicate, since it cost more to ship then what I charge. I've decided though to use boxes more offend now for jewelry especially for sets. I added a little decorative sleeve to dress them up a bit. I especially like the way the small kraft boxes look and maybe it's just me but pulling that little sleeve off to open the box makes it extra fun and special, lol. I also like that I am finally getting around to using all the scrapbook paper I bought a while back, plus one sheet goes all long way. Don't those tiny buttons look so adorable in that box!?! Add the little sleeve and it is just the cutest little package. The earring cards are up cycled card board. I like to upcycle when ever possible, it cuts down on cost but most importantly reduces waste.
I'm still working on/ upgrading my packaging but so far am happy with it.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tomorrow is the world wide Etsy Craft Party. I will be attending the one in Tampa's Ybor City which is being organized by a friend and a couple other people. There will be vendors, music, food, and of course crafts. I'm sure it will be an awesome free family event. The first hundred people will receive a free swag bag filled with goodies from etsy sellers. The "swag" I contributed was simply a coupon code for my shop and can be used in all of my etsy shops.
Here are a few pics of my handmade "swag". I printed, trimmed, punched, and folded a whole mess of these little match book type thingies.
The back has the link to my shop and a coupon code.
My mother the wonderful person that she is stapled 2 individually wrapped life savers into 80+ booklets. She is always such a great help.
Even the little guy helped out by packing them the bag for mommy.