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!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More Coming Soon!

A big THANK-YOU to all of you who stopped by my booth at the Dayton Autumn Celebration and are now visiting my blog. I had a great time at the show and am excited to make many custom orders for you. I have been working very hard the last couple weeks, and I have lots of new pictures to add to my blog. They will be up in the next several days. Also, I hope to add some new features to my blog soon, including my fonts and vinyl colors.

If you are interested in seeing my fonts, please e-mail me at and I can send them to you as a pdf file. I can also send you the price chart for the vinyl. When you are ordering only vinyl (not on a painted board), the vinyl price is determined by the height and length of the lettering.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I apologize that I don't have a fancy website yet with more capabilities for ordering, but maybe one day! Currently I can only accept cash or check or I can send you a PayPal invoice if you'd prefer that.