Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bows, Bracelets, Binkie clips, Blankets - and MORE! for sell!

A good friend of mine out in Utah made lots of items for me to sell at my Dayton Days booth.  Quite unfortunately, her box of goodies took 8 days to arrive instead of the 2-3 day priority mail she paid for!  So the box ended up being late and I couldn't sell her things.  It was very sad.  So I would LOVE to still sell some of her things to anyone that is interested!  They are beautiful!  Here are some pictures and please e-mail me if you'd like to stop by (in Staunton or Bridgewater) to take a look.
1. Baby tag blankets....$20....these are made from a huge variety of ribbons and textures with colors that appeal to babies (black and white patterns especially!)

2. A huge variety of clips...with flowers and bows on them...ranging from $3-5

These clips (below) are 3 for $5.  The ribbon bow holders are also for sale ($5).

Lots of stretchy lace daughter and I have been loving these lately and they really do stay in place.  You can clip any bow or flower on a plain-colored headband.  Headbands are $2 and for newborn-2 years...

Beautiful bracelets!  $8-10

Small ribbon binkie clips- $5
Large Ribbon binkie clips - $7
Beaded binkie clip - $10

Again, leave a comment or e-mail me if you are interested in any of these items!  What GREAT stocking stuffers!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Spy Bags

At the couple of craft shows I've attended, I have also brought these I Spy Bags that my mom makes.  These are fantastic gifts for kids.  Inside the bag are approximately 36 items that you have to search for.  On the back of each bag is a list of the items included, so you know what to look for.  You can make up different games or races with these.  We use them at church and they could also be used in the car or in a waiting room--anywhere that a child needs to be quiet and occupied.

Shown below are some of the different fabrics currently available.  Each bag is $15.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trunk Show Nov. 17 in Waynesboro

I thought I would mention on here that I will be participating in one other craft show this fall.  This is a very fun "Pre-Holiday Trunk Show" with a large variety of items for sell.  I will have a limited amount of vinyl items there (Dayton Days wiped out my stock!) and I will also take a limited number of orders.  Hopefully if you click on the photo below you can read it better.  The address is1040 Glenwood Blvd, Waynesboro next Tuesday evening Nov. 17 from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Yummy food and some raffles to benefit the Women's Shelter in Staunton will also be included.  (Note: this is at a friend's home)

Monday, October 26, 2009

12 x 12 tiles

Here are a couple of different 12x12 tiles that I've done recently.  The first couple are great for Christmas.  The vinyl for a 12x12 tile is $5 and you can usually buy tiles for about $1.  These are super easy to do yourself -- no painting; just stick the vinyl on!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Block Quotes

This first block/sign would make a fabulous teacher gift this year!  It is about 5.5 x 13 inches and thick enough to stand on its own.

This little block was a piece of scrap wood and I just needed a little saying to put on it.  I remembered a friend picking this saying last year when she was making a bunch of Christmas gifts, and I thought it was great- so true!

Remember, when you place a custom order, you can use any unique quote, saying, or word.  Think about a phrase that your family used a lot or that you have grown to love and live by.  Stick it on a block or the wall, and you have a constant reminder!


This first stacker comes from a favorite children's song at church "I am a Child of God".

I've made this stacker before, but here it is in a different font.

And here's the other version:

New for Christmas

Here are a few new Christmas items that I made for my craft show this year.  First a few simple blocks.

Then I made up sets of 3 Christmas trees.  I like these first ones the best...they have silver glitter painted on and little red jewels.

These other two sets I still need to add the little jewels (oops, I forgot).  I tried this one with red glitter.

And these green trees have the silver glitter.  Fun for a shelf or mantle somewhere.

I have an idea to make some kind of advent countdown with blocks....hopefully I'll get to that before long!  I also some nativity clip art and hope to make up a nativity set out of stained blocks - perfect for little kids to play with.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New for Fall

Here are a few new fall items.  I used the following design on a wooden plaque before and this time I put it on a tile.

Cute tree blocks.  They are made from 2x4 wood and stand 5, 6, and 7 inches tall.

As I was making more Ho Ho Ho blocks, I thought I should make same fall blocks out of the same 4x4 post.  I just love the fall paint colors!

Some gobble, gobble blocks for Thanksgiving.  My friend Kim designed and made this before.

And a simple Give Thanks single block.


Here are some of the signs I've recently made...a few are new and a few I have made before.

The general rule for pricing on my finished signs is:
5.5" x 24" - $20
5.5" x 30" - $22
5.5" x 36" - $25
7.5" x 24" - $25

Magnet Picture Stands

It seems that the "best-seller" at my craft show on Saturday was this Magnet Picture Stand.  Here's yet another variation on using metal and magnets to quickly display a picture.  These can sit on a shelf, dresser, counter, hutch...any small, flat surface.  Another unique use is to use one as a recipe holder on your kitchen counter.  We made them with two different variations - 1. with the metal slanted back a little and perhaps easier to read/see this way and 2. with the metal straight up and this way you could potentially use both sides of the metal (place pictures on both sides) put on a table where both sides are seen.  I haven't decided yet if I like one way better than the other!  Anyway, I made 11 of them for the show and they all sold!  They are $10 each.

I have to admit that this one was my favorite:

I just love that ribbon (found at Hobby Lobby) and of course I love that picture of my daughter!  So cute!

More of the Block Magnet Picture Frames

I already posted this picture of my new block magnet picture frame.

Here are a few more examples with different colors and wording.  I love using my ribbon on these to add lots of color, and I also enjoyed making matching marble magnets.  These are $12 each and make for a fun Christmas gift!