Crafting News

Monday, November 30, 2009

Head over to Clover & Bee Daily for our "What's in Store- A Mercantile Style Wedding.....

{It's almost December! We assume you're starting to "check off your lists"!}

Girl-y Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 26, 2009

{No. 1}
Bright colored scarves $29 for 5
{No. 2}
Dark colored scarves $29 for 5

Make these "Handcrafted Tokens" from the Martha Stewart
Christmas issue and add to the lovely scarves above and
you have a thoughtful gift.
I love the combo of colors, I hurried and went and
purchased yummy colors of felt and trimmings to make today.
{after I enjoy all the Thanksgiving yummies}

TA-DA! The laurel wreaths are back in & we added a darling petite size. Festive, timeless and a bestseller! We'll add snippets of our velvet ribbon to make these shine.

May you have a blessed, thankful Thanksgiving and a day to enjoy!

Curiosities for Friday......

Friday, November 20, 2009

{*1. vintage polka-dot ribbon & petite hand} {*2. Vintage cash register tape}
{*3. Handmade petite book}  {*4. Brass name plague & calligraphy pen} 
 {*5. Vintage store sign}
{*6. Vintage birdies} {*7. Vintage store price stickers}
{from Kara's collection}

***---Smack dab in the middle----***
Minted Rose Lip Balm
Rosebud Salve & Headache relief for the Christmas season.

I went shopping on Tuesday with a dear friend.
We headed south to Cincy and while browsing came upon these darling girl-y tins of salve and lip balm. My friend Wanda squealed, no, I do that, Wanda is cool, calm & collected.
She stated she grew up 2 miles from where these products are made. 
They used the Rosebud salve as children. Newer to the company is the Minted Lip Balm and it is w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. I love the salve too, I have serious cuticle issues and this is just what the doctor ordered.

Wanda always has the best stories, she grew up in a large family in Maryland. This past summer some of her family was visiting Washington D.C. The men went in one van and the gals in another. {the gals really didn't want to talk about motors, gears, and other manly topics}
Trying to locate the Lincoln Memorial their GPS system lost its signal. Wanda's dad opened the window and stuck it outside to attempt to get a signal. 

A few months later the FBI {not kidding} contacted Wanda's brother {the van was his}. They had questions for him. Someone had reported them that a van was slowly driving in Washington D.C. and a man of Arab descent was holding a camera out and thought he was taking pics of tall building. {I'm cracking up at this point as I know how this happened} Wanda's dad is a German Baptist Preacher and has a longer beard and no mustache. He grew up Mennonite and is not from the Middle East! Wanda's brother called his dad and joked, thanks for getting me in trouble! Although after the FBI did their research they knew what had happened. You never know who's watching!

Now from that subject to Anthropolgie: from one extreme to the other!

Athropologie's mugs wrapped with plaid felt and kraft tag on the handle with pine cones inside. I'm ready for candy cane hot cocoa!
{swoon} polka dotted skirt with layers of scallops {extra swoon}
Puffy tissue balls cut out some laboriously way........piled high! I'm ready for snow! {did I just state that?}

Have a lovely weekend! Thanks Wanda for the fun shopping trip & stories...........


Sunday, November 15, 2009

{Country Living}

 Last week entailed buying a claw foot tub for $99 bucks. Brand.Spanking.New.
The shipping was more than double, but a steal compared to the regular price. My husband Matt came home and made some sort of statement how did you find this tub again? I was looking at an old Domino magazine and they had featured some brackets available through Van Dyke's Restorers. I checked it out and came across their 90% off section and lo and behold-- a claw foot tub. {cast iron} We need to re- glaze our current claw foot hippo-of-a-tub & after finding out what that cost, this deal couldn't be beat! Plus, I was able to get a cool faucet for $19.99 regular $214.00. They had other $649.00 faucets for a tub, shower combo marked down to $64.00 and it was cute. I didn't need that so I passed on it.

Well, the contractor shows up this week to go over our storage dilemmas and I have a list. My list doesn't match Matt's list so this shall be interesting. {should we have a marriage counselor come too?}

I have been weeding through 10 years of magazines that I have saved. I have ripped out pages and have neat little stacks to put in binders. I'm so happy to have this almost accomplished. Wow, talk about freeing some room up in the attic. I saved all the Domino magazines since they are no longer, I just didn't have the heart to throw them out!
I haven't been posting as we have been busy with web store and getting ready for this house project. I will show before and after pics when it's all done. 


Happy Birthday Darcy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

***{a "peek" into Darcy's life; a case filled with her favorite things}***

Wishing Darcy a Happy Birthday this week on the 12th!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

outside, that is........I'm going nuts. My house needs organized. I'm on a mission, need to get business props, inventory & supplies in order. You should see me hunting for things I need to would laugh! I'm calling in the *troops*. Do you think Martha would be so kind to send her staff over to help me? I think the perfect give-away for the Martha Stewart empire would be "win an organized house"!

I have 3 excuses
1. I was selling a cuckoo clock on Jan31st {closing our brick & mortar shop} at 2pm and went into labor that very early next day.
2. I had very little sleep the first 3 months after Zach was born.
3. I have a baby & I'm still potty training my almost 4 year old Luke.
The end.