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.
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
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
I have decided that I must have an have a thing for Russian dolls because I keep making them!
This set is a mother and her two girls. I have learned that groupings look better in an odd numbered set. So I made this one as 3. Typically Russian dolls come in groups of 5. I actually have a set of 5 that is wood burned and ready to paint, but it is in my church bag because my 3 year old loves to play with them all the time. So I never get a chance to finish them
I hope you all are not getting tired of my little wood projects that I seem to be addicted to lately. Maybe I will try something new soon. Anyway back to the dolls.
I should have taken a picture of these wood dolls before I painted them, but I did not think of that until after I had painted them :-/ Anyway I woodburned the designs and features and then I water colored it and sealed and buffed them.
Another project I have been working on is this custom order from my Etsy store. A lady liked my Nativity puzzles and wondered if I could make her a Menorah puzzle. It was a lot more complicated than I thought it would be, but It turned out pretty I think.
I decided to watercolor the wood eggs that I wood burned recently. These eggs would be fun to have and use every year. Kind of like Christmas ornaments. You could make a new one every year to add to the collection Here is how a couple of the eggs turned out. If you would like to see how they all turned out check them out at my Etsy store.
So I posted a couple of wood eggs a little while back and I finally made a few more this week. I have not painted them yet. I am still undecided as to how I want to paint them. Water color? acrylic? just stain? Hmmmm….
One thing I have realized is that eggs are hard to photograph! Because they are round it is hard to give a true idea of what the designs really look like. In real life they are much cuter, but this gives you an idea
This first little bunny likes to hop along in the nice spring landscape. And on the other side of the egg is his little house
Next I have another little bunny hopping around happily in the spring grass and flowers!
A while back I made aprons for a wedding reception for my friends daughter. Well today I was able to attend her baby shower She has such sweet new baby girl! I got to make some fun baby gifts that I have wanted to try for a while.
Her little girls room colors are Hot pink, black and white so that is the theme I went with
I had some leftover Onesies from a previous baby shower gift project so I decided make a Faux Pearls Onesie. I don’t need to tell you how I made it because there is already great tutorial at The Crafted Sparrow.
Ok, Michelle, here are the promised photos of the jewelry I’ve been making lately. This jewelry making technique is called bead weaving. I know they are not high quality pictures, but I didn’t want to procrastinate it anymore, plus, let’s face it, I’m not a professional photographer. 😀 I can’t find my regular camera so I just used my iPhone. I’m curious to know what you think about me possibly selling my jewelry on Etsy and, if so, what you think I should charge. I haven’t moved forward with it because I’ve been a little unsure. I’ve found a lot of patterns online and I’ve watched hours of tutorials on YouTube. I’ve given a lot of my jewelry away so I don’t have pictures of everything I’ve done, but this gives you a pretty good idea. Anyway, let me know what you think!
So I have had a little bee in my bonnet for a few weeks now to use my wood burner on wood eggs to put in my Esty shop for spring/Easter time.
I had a fantastic Christmas Holiday season at my Etsy shop selling my Nativity puzzles. My first puzzle sale for the season was November 4th and between then and now I have made and sold about 70 puzzles! How did I do this you ask? My family lost their wife and mother for a couple of months that’s how :-/ It was crazy! By far the version that sold the most was my wood burned water colored dark stained puzzle pictured below.