If you have any other ideas or themes that you think would be cool on wooden spoons or coasters or trivits please share them with me
Yesterday I was at the store and saw a package of wooden spoons. I knew instantly that I wanted to wood burn on them! Any blank piece of wood is like an open canvas for me :-)
The image I had in my mind was 1920′s flapper style or a French style and this is what I came up with
I think that these would look really cute in a French style bon appetite kitchen I am still pondering how much to price them for in my shop.
I updated how I wood burn my Bethlehem background on my Nativity puzzles:-)
I really like how this one turned out.
I am already getting quite a few orders for my Nativity puzzles. In past years I did not start getting orders until November. I guess people want to be prepared for Christmas this year
You can find my Nativity puzzles for sale at my Etsy Store here.
So I am having my first give away to promote my new website and Facebook page!
The lucky winner will get this cute set of Candy Corns to add to your fall decor!
And it is also a stacking puzzle! So kids will have a fun time stacking the Candy Corn sections together.
Here is what you need to do to qualify to enter to win this Cute Candy Corn stacker set
#1 “like” my Facebook page
#2 Join or subscribe to my blog.
#3 Leave a comment on my blog or face book page, telling me some ideas that I should add to my craft store. ( I specialize in wood crafts, but am open to all ideas)
I will announce the lucky winner Saturday October 13th
Happy Thursday everyone!
This is my first post at my new website! Yay for me! For anyone who has been following my Bug a boo corner blog, I have changed my name to “Little Sister’s Crafts”. Because I am the youngest of 6 kids (and crafty) I figured the name was a good fit Really I can’t take credit for it though because it was my brothers brilliant name idea, and he has been trying to convince me to make this change for over a year now, but it is always intimidating for me to move into unfamiliar territory, but I finally had the guts to make the plunge! Thanks Russ for all your help I also wanted to make the change so I could link up this Little Sister’s Crafts website, My Etsy store and facebook page all together so people could more easily find me
To update everyone on what I have been up to lately, I have been really busy the last few weeks cutting out lots of these unfinished Nativity puzzles for several bulk orders.(mostly for Super Saturdays)
I also just got my first order for 2012 to make a finished puzzle like the one below.
This one is going all the way to Taiwan! I love knowing my handiwork is going all over the world
I have been so busy with my Nativity puzzles that I have not had time to work on my Halloween and fall crafts. I am hoping I will have more time next week I have some fun ideas I want to do
My baby chicks I got last spring are are little ladies now and have been laying eggs for a couple of weeks My son gathered up the eggs the other morning and this is what he brought in a huge egg!
It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog. Do people still even blog these days?
Back in 2009 when I first started blogging it was so fun! I liked to find and follow other blogs with cute and clever ideas to share. Then I have noticed over time blogging become more like a business for some people! They would have guest posts with other bloggers and then of course you can’t forget the giveaway contests to draw more people to their blogs. I would say I am pretty computer savvy, but I can’t seem to keep up with all the new changes that happen every few months in the blogging world. Every time I think I have things down pretty good I find new things other people are doing like adding face book, tweet and Pin buttons to their blogs. etc
And now that Pinterest is so big I don’t even follow my favorite blogs anymore. I can find everything I am looking for on Pinterest and it links me to the blog or website that those pins come from.
Today I was catching up on some other blogs that I have followed in the past and I am amazed at the energy these women must have! Some how they have time to be a mother, Do regular cute crafts, remodel their homes, go on awesome vacations, Have amazing organizational skills, Spotless houses, Make special gifts for their kids teachers, keep up with every Holiday, sew boutique style clothes for their kids, keep their home cute and trendy with DIY tricks and tips, prepare new exciting and delicious meals and desserts, Get noticed by craft stores and magazines and be invited to share their wonderful crafting knowledge at special craft conferences and be featured in their magazines. My personal favorite sign that you must have made it big in the crafting world here in Utah is when you get invited to be on Studio 5 or Good Things Utah It made me tired just reading about it all!
My life This summer consisted of being a Frazzled Mom who can’t seem to keep up with all my kids are involved in, A house that always seems to be a mess, A garden that does not seem to want to produce anything except Zucchini, A Million craft ideas that are in my head, but seem to remain in my head because I can’t seem to find the time to sit down and make them, No awesome vacations because we don’t have the money or time to go on any, I did read a couple of good books, “How Green was my Valley” and “EdenBrooke”
Going to Girls camp and keep up with my Young Women’s calling, Every room in my house needs reorganized and redecorated, Trying to get my kids ready for the new school year, Swimming lessons and football practices, 3 different kids birthday and parties to go with them mingled with Family visiting from out of town (which was the biggest highlight of my Summer And to top it all off instead of getting healthy and fit this summer I became less healthy and gained a few unsightly pounds :-/ So I guess I feel a little under whelmed with myself and my accomplishments this Summer One thing I am excited about lately is I have started getting big bulk orders for my unfinished Nativity puzzles and That will force me to clean the garage and get back into the wood cutting mode
Well sorry to go off and ramble on so long. My next post will be more useful and exciting I promise!
I saw this tutorial at Handmadeology. And I thought to myself hmmm….. I can do that! Or something similar to it anyway I did not have the right wire on hand, but it was about 9:00 at night (too late to go to the craft store) So I decided to mess around with some galvanized steel wire that we had on hand in our garage, and this is what I came up with