Sunday, January 27, 2008

New on My ETSY Shop

Easter Boxes!

Isn't this the cutest???

Easter Wands!

Valentine's Day Wands!!!

I finally got around to filling up my ETSY shop with fun NEW things for SPRING! I had the best time crafting yesterday and this morning, making all these pretty, cheery crafts! I saw these little chicks and bunnies at the craft store and just had to bring them all home! They look so cute sitting on their pretty boxes with their party hats on! I started making the wands for myself~ I just love the way they look on my favorite shelf!! I ordered some CD's of vintage Valentine and Easter images on ebay~ and I am loving them!!! I wish they still made cute little cards like that! I had so much crafting, I gotta admit I haven't been feeling very "crafty" since Christmas ~ and then all it once my craft room calls! It also might have something to do with the fact that my husband and I spent a whole day cleaning and reorganizing my craft room~ it was overrun with Christmas stuff, things with no home, and ALOT of crafting supplies! I was scared to go in there...but now I can make a mess and actually see my way to straighten it up when I'm done! It is finally a breathable space.
Well, I am off to do laundry...that on the other hand NEVER calls my name, LOL!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

I can't wait to get the mail!

LOVE CL magazine!

LOVe the decorating tips...

I find Romantic Country at my local grocery store every couple months and I LOVE it- Does anyone know how I can subscribe to this??? I have looked online but haven't found a way to do it yet!!!

The cream of the crop!

Last night I was browsing through my fresh new stack of magazines that came over the last week and I was so excited~ my mind was racing with new decorating and craft ideas! I just Love magazines, always have. I remember when I was in middle school and my mom got me my first subscription to TEEN magazine...I thought I was so cool. That started my love affair with magazines. Sometimes when I am really down I go to Borders for magazine therapy. I'll just go through and pick up any magazines that make me happy~ sometimes I just browse them- sometimes I buy em', but they take my mind off of the sad things and I get whisked away into the pages of romantic country homes or a beautiful travel magazine.
Last week tragedy struck when I decided to go through some of my old Country Livings~ because you know I keep them-ALL. Anyhow, I had some of my favorite issues from years past that I often like to browse through in my living room. I keep them stacked in this beautiful galvanized wash-bin, set under my sideboard. Anyhoo- I was heart broken to see- and smell- that one of my kitties has been using this beautiful old bin full of my favorite CL issues- as a litter box! Sadly(and as fast as I could while holding my nose) I picked through the ones that weren't "used" by my kitty and tore out my favorite pages- but sadly- they all went into a big black garbage bag...and in the trash, beautiful bin and all.
I am a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason"- but my magazines??? Really???
I am so bummed~ but with this fresh new batch of beauties that my mailman delivered to me this week I am rejuvenated...out with the old, in with the new...
My husband- knowing my love for all things CL, is determined to buy me every back issue we ever see at antique malls and flea markets, he's the best like that.
SO heres to my 2003-2006 Country Living magazine' will be missed.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fun new stuff!

Pretty Ballerinas!!!

Isn't the packaging so beautiful on this pack of antique ledger paper???

Putting all the Christmas stuff away!!!

Over the holidays I kind of went a little etsy crazy and bought a bunch of stuff that I had been eyeing for awhile. I started with some of those little ballerinas everyone is so crazy about~ I have no plan for them but I really LOVE the way that they look and sooner or later I will come up with something. For now they will be dancing around on the top of my bulletin board in my studio. Next I saw a cute idea where someone lined an old window with antique ledger paper and hung a wreath on the front of it~ and let me tell you~ I have a garage full of old widows, I can't resist them~ I can spot one in a trash pile a mile away! Some of them are so beautiful! So I just had to buy this giant pack of ledger paper from Art-e-ology to make a great display for the bedroom wall~ I bought an antique reproduction light-blue- aqua-ish bottle brush wreath last year that I am going to hang from a satin ribbon over the top of the window~ so pretty!
And of course, I did get some clip art CD's for Easter and Valentine crafting as well as a print from the Black Apple shop for the dining room! I just love her stuff!
My husband and I are getting some minor "house" rearranging done these days. He is re-organizing and I am re-decorating. We are having a great time picking out some new wall colors and carpet~I am really excited about it! I love restyling and making things look fresh and fun with old, rustic pretty elements~ it really makes me feel happy.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Valentine's Day Supplies Swap

I am so excited to be a part of this new swap sponsored by artsy mama~ I have been a huge fan of her blog and artwork for so long~ and I just loved her write-ups about Silverbella(every paper and glitter fanatic's dream weekend away) Anyhow, these little chocolate boxes filled with crafting goodies just made me smile~ I had to join up! The weather here has been so grey and cold- which I love but I am finding I am yearning for a little color! I have been coming up with some AMAZing creative craftiness for Valentine's Day and Easter~ I am busy gathering all of my supplies to make some neat little treasures~ I am so excited to work with some new supplies from this swap!