Tuesday, March 29, 2011

All in a FRENZY!

I found myself in the most MARVELOUS team on Etsy . The Promotional Frenzy Team is truly one of the best teams I've ever seen. These marvelous Etsians work SUPER hard to help promote each other and I am now blessed to be a part of the team. I'm diving right in and trying to get the hang of things (these team members make it easy by being so helpful).
I created a treasury that included some of these wonderful shops and at the same time gave some inspiration on gifts for Moms that they're sure to love! Check it out.

And show some love to these wonderful Etsians that have included me in their team efforts of promoting our handmade products!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My new Tuesday tradition...

So I thought that I would start a new Monday tradition of browsing Etsy and making at least one treasury a week. Treasuries are fun to make and it gives other people who make wonderful handmade products a chance to shine! I love seeing all of the creativity that people have and their beautiful photography and fun items. Here is the first treasury that I have done for my new tradition....Treasury Tuesday!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ear cuffs...oh how I missed them

Ear cuffs. I hadn't heard about them in quite some time. Then all of a sudden the other day Craftster had a guest blogger that gave an AMAZINGLY simple tutorial to make them. I don't generally make jewelry but I'm seriously considering this little project. It's been so long since I've seen ear cuffs anywhere, and they were actually a pretty handy and pretty little addition to an outfit.

Check out the awesome tute HERE and make your ears happy :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Imagine- Dream- Create

I've  always been one to imagine the possibilities. Now, more than ever, I firmly believe that imagining and dreaming are the best parts of creating. Coming up with new and creative ways to do something is one of the bigger joys in life. I am so glad that I was always taught to imagine and dream.

Let those creative thoughts turn into beautiful actions and possibilities!

I know this all seems like pointless drivel, but I am so overly excited that I came up with a design for my newest bows that doesn't involve the "same old" ways of doing things as everyone else out there.

 A lot of people rely on chemical fabric stiffeners to make their bows hold the desired shape. What is the result? If the bow gets damp the stiffener lets go and the bow droops. Also, who wants to put any sort of chemical on their precious child's head?

 By imagining and with a touch of creativity I came up with a way to make beautiful full bows, that don't lose their shape, and don't require the addition of chemical stiffeners.

So, I say to everyone....be creative....imagine....dream...
It does pay off in the end.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I've done while my insomnia has been kicking my butt...

Yeah....insomnia, boy is it NO fun at all. That's what I thought before....of course now that I've been on a creative spree through this round of sleeplessness, it has actually turned out that my insomnia is rather fun....and oddly productive. Here are a few things I've done while I've been wide eyed all night long for the past week or so.
 I also got a burst of energy earlier today (after I had to renew my drivers license AND take one child to the optometrist) and decided to go outside and get some photos of some of my products on models (i.e. my two year old). Here's a few of those too...
 I also managed to make it to one of the Virtual Labs on Etsy...and get my question answered. I'd say I've been fairly productive for a sleep deprive mom of four. I am developing quite a few new outfits and bows and am even going to go supply shopping tomorrow. Whew....I think I'm more tired writing this post and reading all the things I've done and plans for tomorrow than I have been in the past two weeks! Wish me luck!