Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pinning

So, what to do while I wait for the tapioca to cook for ~ 30 minutes?

Well, now that I've been able to sign up for Pinterest, I pin!


I've been an observer/admirer of Pinterest for a while now and finally decided that trying to screen clip all of the great things I was finding there into OneNote (also great, by the way) was just too cumbersome and that it would be much simpler and more organized to just have a Pinterest account myself. So I requested an invite, was put on their waiting list...which I didn't realize would happen, then did some research and decided it would be best to get a personal invite which is what I did (thank you, So I Married a Mennonite - Michelle). Now I am off to explore the world of Pinterest and what a pretty and creative world it is! Now... to remain focused on the tapioca might prove to be my bigger problem : ).

If you want to follow me/check out my Pinboards - here's the link!

Monday, March 7, 2011

I love swaps!

Over the last year or so I have become more involved in Flickr and the wonderful swaps that are offered there. Here's what I've made for two of my most recent swaps...

Urban Home Goods:


I have so much fun making things for swaps and these two are among my favorite swaps!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clippies

This new set of altered clothespins is now available in my shop. They come in a mini drawstring bag and have many wonderful purposes! They can be used as chip clips, paper clips, to attach gift tags to packages, or, if you feel so inclined, you may use them as c l o t h e s p i n s ! (Who would have thought?). Here is the link if you'd like to check them out!

Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 Lovely Package Exchange



I am so excited to be participating in the 2010 Lovely Package Exchange! I just love pretty packaging, both creating it and receiving it. You should check it out and who knows, perhaps we will be partners in the exchange! I have a button in my sidebar that will take you to the blog post that has all of the important details - enjoy!




Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Happy Pear Pincushion - In Pop Garden


This is another one of my Happy Pear pincushions that I have listed in my Etsy shop. It is made from some beautiful Heather Bailey fabric as well as felt and embroidery floss. I think this is one of my favorite pears so far. It is available here, so check it out if you'd like :).
These pincushions make great gifts and they don't have to be used as pincushions at all! They would look great made into a decorative arrangement or just set individually on a desk or windowsill. Very cute and fun!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Quick Tip for Cardmaking

Have you ever been in the process of making a card when you realize that you have already put your adhesive on the back of a piece of paper and you needed to attach a brad or sew some stitches or something else like that before you put on the adhesive?

This happened to me today and I was about to become quite frustrated when I suddenly had one of those "ah-hah!" moments.

You know the filmy-paper stuff that they put on the back of sticker sheets? Well, I realized that although I didn't know of any of that just sitting around our house, I did have wax paper.

So I decided to try it... and it worked!
Just cut some strips of wax paper, place them over the adhesive runner-ed spots on your paper...












Then go ahead and flip the paper over and do whatever you needed to and the paper won't stick to whatever it touches! This technique is also good if you forgot to practice positioning it before putting on the adhesive as well.












In my case, I forgot to stitch on a piece of paper and I didn't want to do it through all the layer and end up having it show on the inside of my card.

When you are finished doing whatever it is that you forgot to do, just turn over your paper and peel off the wax paper strips and stick it on your card!












Here's my finished card:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A New mini me Apron in My Shop

I have listed a new "mini me" child-size apron in my shop and you can check it out here. These aprons are so fun to make! Just thought I would write a quick post instead of waiting another month again...sorry about that! I hope everyone is having a great day and I hope you have a great weekend!

~Rachel