Sunday, January 27, 2008

My First Actual Sewing Project

Well I have been learning how to sew in my new class and I decided to tackle my first project tonight! My hubby picked up a travel pillow on clearance at the grocery store last night but we have no pillow case to fit it! So I thought hmmm I can make that hehe!!!

Well I accomplished that task and here is the final result!!

Sewing Class

Well I mentioned the sewing class that I have been taking and I thought since I finished up my homework for class that I would take a few quick snapshots for you guys to see : )

Long Week

Well I know its been a bit since I last posted so I thought I would just let you all know why I haven't been around much this week!

Well my husband went out of town for business this week, so that left me to man the house and take care of our three puppies!! I also started a sewing class on Tuesday so that I could start learning how to use the sewing machine that I got for my birthday back in November. I didn't start out too well lol but my stitches have greatly improved in the two classes that I have taken. This week is my last 2 classes and we will be finishing up the shorts we started and a shirt! I have homework this weekend that I still need to finish up as well lol!! I also want to make another bag that we made as our first project but we shall see if I have time to get to all that today : )

Then being the crazy person that I am, Wednesday was my husband's birthday and I decided that I was going to go surprise him for his birthday. So I got up Wednesday morning and took the dogs to be boarded at the vet and made the 4 hour trek up to Tallahassee. I was able to meet up with one of my best friends from college to have lunch at the restaurant where my brother works then I headed off to the gym, and then got all my supplies to decorate his hotel room. Too bad my timing didn't work out and he beat me back to his hotel, however I was still able to decorate the room and surprise him! We had a nice dinner together and a quiet night then at 7am it was time to drive back to St.Pete for meetings at work Thursday afternoon! Whew was that busy 24 hrs!!!

However I am glad to be back home and this weekend I was able to take it easy and get my entire house cleaned because it had been way to long since it had gotten a good cleaning. I also purchased a storage cabinet to store all my supplies in the garage and still I think I need another cabinet because I have so much stuff hehe!! But at least for now it looks better in there and it is better organized!

On a final note, I am still awaiting my order from Your Memories By Design'. Which should be here this week and then I can start making my new item, bookmarks!!! Stay tuned I will post a blog as soon as get some made!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My First Treasure Candle

Whew I finally got all my treasure from two shops on Etsy, SilverLiningDesigns' and AnotherMansTreasure'! And so today I decided it was the day to figure out how this process was going to work. While I was trying that out I also decided to try out another new idea I was having....making multilayered candles, where each layer is a different color and a different scent. Well while this candle did take awhile to make, I am very happy with the way that it turned out!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Custom Orders In Progress!!!

Well today my order of new fragrance oils arrived so it was off to work on 2 custom orders for Sandalwood scented candles that I had!!! I have taken a quick snapshot of those candles during the cooling process!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I-Spy's Weekly Winner

Well this is the 2nd round of the EtsyFriends' I-spy game that is held every Monday. This week's winner was Creative Things!!

I have personally made a purchases from this store, see picture to the side, and I was so impressed when the bunny arrived!! It is the cutest, sofest stuffed animal that I have ever seen and it was handmade :) I am also awaiting one of her new trinket boxes, and cannot wait to get it although im not exactly sure what I am going to use it for but it was so cute I had to have it!

She has lots of other cute things in her shop as well, anyone reading my blog should definately check her shop out at!!


Well after brainstorming most of the afternoon with my best friend Kopah and my new EtsyFriends MyissaG and Mondry's Y Knot Shop I went in search of unique containers or things that could be used to house my candles!!! I had an idea of some things I wanted to find but at the same time was inspired by some of the things that I found while searching at Goodwill and The Salvation Army!!

So as requested here are my finds : )

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Recipe for Melissa.....

I saw this on Andrea Baker Designs blog and thought it was a cute idea and a fun way to introduce myself to the few readers that I do have : )

The Recipe For Melissa

3 parts Sexiness
2 parts Naughtiness
1 part Genius

Splash of Class

Serve over ice

Sunday, January 13, 2008

New Items.....

I have been very busy this weekend working on new products and trying to make sure that my photos were better than the ones I had done in the past!!! I am also anxiously awaiting the arrival of my "treasure" glass pendants, beads, etc so I can make some new treasure candles, as well as my new sticker maker/laminator, and all my chipboard products so I can begin work on my bookmarks!!!

Here is a slideshow of some of my new stuff, Enjoy!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

This just in.......

Well I had a special request from My Cozy Creations for soy candle tarts! Well this is not something that I had made before but it seemed easy so while I was out shopping last night I got some molds to make them with!! And here is end result from my first batch! I only lost a couple : )

Friday, January 11, 2008

New Purchases!!!

Well today I decided that since the scrapbooking side of my store isn't selling much well anything really, I decided to return some of the scrapbook supplies and buy supplies for my candlemaking andchipboard pieces for bookmarks that are coming in the mail to me!!! The only other things I need to get now are more candle scents to vary my offerings as well as maybe some tins--those seem to go over well!!! Well take a look and tell me what you think!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hmmm What do you think??

Well I was so excited to use my new frosted candle jars and then when I went to target tonight to get some more heart ramikins I found this cute pail too!!! And i so excited because with the pail I tried a new wick technique and it worked beautifully!!

Trying to take better photos...

Ok so I know that I need to work on taking better pictures of my products so today I attempted to take the photos outside, although the sun wasnt very bright I am wondering if they look better than my others......let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Hmmmm Choices??

Ok so I am trying to decide what treasures to buy to start my newest craft endeavour treasure are some pictures of possible choices, let me know what you think and what your favorite is!!!

Etsy Friend I- Spy Game Winner

Etsy Friends had their first I-Spy game on Monday and the winner of the awesome game was Joeben Designs!!

Joeben makes paper goods including stationary, cards, and also does custom work!! I will definately have to keep in mind her custom work for any invitations or announcements that I might need in the future!!
Here is an assortment of her work for the upcoming holiday Valentine's Day--check it out!!! Maybe you can pick up a card for that sweetie of yours : )

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Items in Progress!!

Ok well I haven't made any new crafts in quite awhile so I was excited to find some things that I wanted to try making candles out of!!!

Here are some preliminary shots of them as I do not have time to get the great photos done tonight so that I can list them!!

Let me know what you think!!!

All three candles are scented with Lavander : )