Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday Shout Out #7

I'm sitting here listening to the thunder rolling outside, and planning my list for the next 4 Etsy shops I've found and favorited.

I think you'll love them just as much as I do.  (For all my previous shout out posts, look at the last 6 Tuesdays, or click this link to go directly to my Etsy favorites list.

I'll try to keep myself to task seeing as how Grace is sitting behind me asking me these random science questions.  "Mom, How do you write a genotype that relates to....?"  "What is a recessive gene?"

You know what, there are reasons I didn't go into the field of Science.  I might have gotten A's all through the science years, but it doesn't mean I liked it.

Now, where were we?  Oh, yes, my TUESDAY SHOUT OUT!

I have 4 new shops that I've come across that I instantly fell in love with.

#1  Sweet and Simple.
Kelly's shop has sweet and simple handmade jewelry at sweet prices.
It's a mix of vintage and chic.
 I could see myself wearing any of her pieces.

I'm really into birds lately because it reminds me a necklace I had when I was little.  Plus, I like how all these pieces are timeless and could be worn with anything.

I will be back for more browsing Kelly!

#2  Fancy That Design House.

Stephanie's shop has the best prints I've seen in a long time, and SHE has great prices.

Her prints are whimsical, retro, and inspirational with a vintage flair.  These are some of my favorites.

I LOVE this print...probably because it's something I should live by.  I'm a worrier by nature.

This one would go great in my nautical inspired guest bathroom.
Check out this shop for sure!

#3 Beca Runs.
I LOVE the name.  Very clever.  It always makes me wonder where people come up with the names of their shops. 

Beca Runs sells vintage supplies and treasures. 
Her things are rather whimsical too...check out the ceramic cows when you look through her shop. 

These are some of my favorites.

Manager...of the house maybe!
 Pendants...yep, add to my collection.

 And globes, you  can never have too many.

#4 Shabby Vintage Mom
Kristen makes my ideas come to life with ornate frames and aqua paint. 

Jewelry organizer...

Ornate mirror...

 And the loveliest frames.
I LOVE these new shops.  I hope you do too.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Some new goodies.

We accomplished A LOT this 3-day Holiday Weekend.

Whew.  I'm tired.

We got the garden finished, the corn patch planted (separate from the garden), the triplet lambs moved to a new section of pasture, the 4-h pigs weighed, the house cleaned, and I even finished some new items for my Etsy shop.

I thought I'd share them with you.

The bulletin boards seem to go the quickest, so I made some more with some great frames that I've picked up along the way.

 I even added some vintage tin/enamel lunchboxes that I've had, but don't use anymore.

Tomorrow I'll share my Etsy shop favs for the week!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jewelry Storage

I'm a fiend for a great piece of jewelry.

Necklaces...LOVE them.

Rings...yes PLEASE.

Bracelets...I have a couple...

And earrings...I have too many to count.

It is all currently stored in a jewelry box I got at Goodwill, and mod podged with my favorite scrapbook paper a year or two ago.

It's good, but I would like something different to showcase my stuff.

I came across all of these pictures on Pinterest, and I can't decide which one I like the best.

I have the supplies to make all of these, but I need to narrow it down.

Help me decide once you see these great and unique ideas.

So what do you think?  Which one do you dig the most?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday Shout OUT #6

I'm getting this in under the wire folks.

It's Tuesday, at 10:25 pm.  I'm currently watching the final dancing with the stars for the season.

It's nerve-wracking.

But, I've found 4 new Etsy shops to give a shout out to tonight.

#1  Funkie Finds
Ruth at Funkie Finds has a wonderful shop, filled with things that her tag line states:  Restyled Inspirations and Weathered Charm.

She has furniture with my favorite theme:  union jack.

Chippy chalkboards... in my favorite colors.

And banners on vintage bingo cards.

She is my dream made into reality.  I would decorate my home with any of her items.  Way to go Ruth!

#2  Aurora Mills
Lately I've been really into industrial chic decor, and this shop has it all.  Architectural salvage at it's best.

Metal card catalog drawers as planters...yes.

Larger metal drawers (of which I have 3 sets myself and use for DVD's and blu-rays...)  in just the right color.

And vintage cash register price tags so you can go around your home and price things for fun!
I would take anything from this shop and be happy with it.  Everything is gorgeous.

#3 Jiggety Pig
Kate makes the most unique and beautiful eco-friendly market totes.

I have always liked the quirky printed fabrics myself, and these bags don't disappoint.  Any of these would make your shopping trip more fun.

I love the colors, the prints, and the idea.  If I had to choose my favorite...it would have to be the bag at the top with the orange pears and gold in the background. 

Kate, you rock.

#4  Hilltop Cottage

Wendy's shop is beautiful.  She sells antique and vintage finds for your home and life!

It's true.  She has vintage flower frogs to hold all your vintage cards/photos...

Lettered flash cards...

and even vintage jewelry...

Anything in Wendy's shop would make a great gift, or something special for any room in your home.

I love everything.

To all these shops, I have to say BRAVO.  It isn't easy to start a shop, much less make things for it, or find the perfect things to sell.  It takes dedication and fortitude.

I'm proud to have all of these shops on my favorites list.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Not the run of the mill craft organization

I'm always trying to figure out new and sometimes different ways to organize my craft supplies.

I try to use things I already have, to keep it inexpensive, but sometimes that's not always the case.

I was browsing through Pinterest the other night...(I try to make it a daily habit!)  and stumbled across some great/unique things to use for all the supplies I have.

There were ways to store your bakers twine...

and card supplies...

organizer from IKEA...(I already have a couple of these!)

a bunch of old fruit boxes made into a shelf.

There was even a fruit basket used for stamps.

Old dressers with missing drawers for fabric storage...

and old wooden soda crates for washi tape.

And then there were just some great industrial looking items for other storage. 

(I find myself sometimes leaning more toward this look than anything.)

All in all, it gave me some new ideas.  When I have a minute (wink, wink...) I'll get to reorganizing my craft space.  Sure would like to have a free minute to get that done!