I had the best of intentions of getting settled into our rental, getting all my crafting possessions set up in the basement, then I would get back in business with my Fun Stampers Journey card making again. Well, that's just not going to happen. The basement is cold, dark, dreary and eeary so I have to force myself to go down there every time I sell something from my Etsy shop. Needless to say, most of my card making supplies are still packed away. But I have not been totally unproductive, I have been crocheting in my spare time.
My model is such a good sport. She did get a treat after this humiliation. I still need to make a flower or something to jazz it up a little.
This scarf isn't finished yet but is turning out pretty good considering I made up the pattern.
Well it's been a whirl wind of crazy madness since we sold our house and had less than a month to find a new place to live and move 24 years of treasures. I'm some what of a hoarder but I'm a hoarder with a purpose. I save junky things thinking someday I will repurpose it into something really cool. Add that to all my good stuff and all I can say is Uff Dah! I should be unpacking and organizing but I was suffering from crafting withdrawal. And since one of our neighbors invited us over to meet some other neighbors I didn't want to show up empty handed so that gave me a perfect excuse to make something.
I've made these cute little guys before but this time I changed it up. I brought the gloves at the dollar store and have always used the regular knit ones that come two pair for a dollar. This time I thought I would try the fuzzy ones but didn't realize they were the kids size so after I cut the fingers off it was a little more challenging to get them over the Hersey's nugget, then I had to add a glue dot to keep them on.
I had my first ever card buffet last week and it was a hit so I think there will be another in the future. I have a better feel for what the people want and can offer more options without a lot of extra work.
Here are the projects.
These were the tags I offered and they sold out.
The gift card holder sold out as well. I even sold the sample one.
I used a bunch of different designer paper for these and the music one sold out immediately.
I made extra of these 'cause it seems I'm always out of sympathy cards, so I figured it they didn't sell I could use them.
I had a lot of these left over and I guess it's just to limited as to who it would be used for, as I took a couple of the left overs and stamped trees on the other side, now it's more versatile. Clever, aren't I?
I did the same thing for this one.
These are kind of wintery generic cards.
These two are my favorites. I can't get enough of the window frame cards and I love the vintage fawn designer paper.
My niece special ordered some sheep cards from me. She has a flock of all sorts of sheep that she raises for the wool. She has them sheared, the wool cleaned, then she spins it into wool, dyes it and knits with it. These are the cards I made for her.
They inspired me to design a couple more sheep items for my Etsy shop.