Friday, October 3, 2008

New stuff in my shop!

Some pretty new pincushions to go in my shop! I love these new pear pincushions :).

Pear Pincushion (Qty. 1) $15.00 + $2.50 US Shipping

Here are the new coasters available in my shop - don't you just love Sandi Henderson & Heather Bailey's fabrics? I sure do!

Set of 4 Quilted Coasters $15.00 + $1.75 US Shipping

Here is a half apron version of the Isabelle full apron.

Half Apron $35 + $3.50 US Shipping

Full Apron already sold

Feel free to check out my shop for other new additions!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nie Nie Benefit Sale

Hi there!

I wanted to let you know that I am participating in the Nie Nie Benefit Sale on Etsy. For those of you who don't know, Stephanie and Christian Nielson were in a plane crash and suffered severe burns. They are still in the burn unit and have a long road to recovery ahead of them. They have 4 children and their family is taking care of them right now. They are in my prayers, and I know they would appreciate it if you would keep them in your prayers as well. Check out the C Jane Enjoy It button on the right to find more updates on their condition.

I am so excited about how well the sale is doing! Go check out updates on Morgan's blog here. And don't forget to check out the sale on Etsy!
That's our new Bernina in the background! My mother, sister and I went in together on a used Bernina 1630 and I love it!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Meet Ginger the Giraffe

Ginger, meet blog readers. Blog readers, meet Ginger. This cutie is the latest addition to my Etsy shop and I thought I should introduce her. As I was making her, she seemed to gain a personality of her own and when she was finished, I soon felt it necessary to keep her close. "This would make a great spot to take a photo...hmm...let's try over here. Oooh, that looks cute. Let's take some more pictures!"

No, I don't think I'm going insane or even am regressing to my younger stuffed animal-toting days, but I must say she makes me smile when I look at her. Perhaps this has something to do with my love for Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom fabric...yes, that could have a part in it!

Hopefully someone will make her their own soon, so I can still be considered "normal" and someone in the right age range will be able to enjoy her. Of course, I don't think it would be a problem if a mommy got attached and had her on display in the baby's nursery. (Shh...we won't tell!).

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mother's Day Celebration

Last weekend the ladies (and young ladies!) in my church got together for a Mother's Day sleepover. We treated our mothers to an alfresco Italian pizza-themed meal and played games, then later that evening we watched One Night With the King and stayed up late. It was a lot of fun and was a special time spent with our friends and Mothers. My friend Johanna did an excellent job with the flower arrangements for the table and we had a lot of fun decorating and coming up with pretty table settings. Such fun and so many wonderful memories were made!

My friend Jessica and I were in charge of planning the food (although many helped in the preparation of it!). Making different unusual pizzas was so much fun! Catching up on sleep was another story... ;)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Catching Up

Ooops! Looks like I've got some catching up to do! I looked through my pictures to find something to blog about and I came across some pictures of some antique shop finds and some pictures of a couple of cards I made a little bit ago.
One of my first finds was this friendship ball. I had bought a reproduction friendship ball from a great little shop called My Secret Garden in Manteo, NC a few years ago and at around only $4.00, I couldn't pass this one up! I am not sure who I will share this one with, but I am thinking about my sister. I share the one I bought a few years ago with my dear friend Bethany and we have had many fun exchanges with it so far. We stick little gifts in them and pass it back and forth. It's always fun to get it, and to come up with fun little things to put in it!

Another fun find was a stack of FREE decorating magazines including some of my favorites, Country Home and Country Living.

Here are some cards that I made for my friends Katrina and Bethany for their birthdays...

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I had so much fun making the paper posies! These were very
fun to make. I just love the Amy Butler paper lines!
So I guess that's it. We have started mowing again, so I'll be
busy with that as well as trying to be able to do some crafty
things on the weekends and in the evenings...that is if I'm not
too exhausted!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I'm Back!

Continuing on, during the summer I work for my father as a "Lawn Beautification Specialist", as we jokingly call ourselves. Actually, what we do is mow lawns, and then in the fall to early winter, we do leaf cleanup jobs. This is my primary income, and then in the winter, and off and on during the summer (as time permits), I make and sell my stuff on Etsy/Ebay. I still maintain my website, but I just don't have as much time to make things to sell. I am usually pretty tired in the evening once we get home.

Right now I am getting ready to do a launch for the Ginger Blossom fabric line by Sandi Henderson for Michael Miller Fabrics. Actually, the launch has already begun, but it will continue on until March 13th. Just go to and search using the word "GingerBlossom" (all one word). I am pretty excited! I ordered my fabric and it hasn't arrived yet, but hopefully soon so I can get sewing! Check out the awesome Ginger Blossom fabric line here.

In my shop, I sell fabric napkins, handmade cards, altered tins, stylish rubber and clear stamps, aprons, pincushions, gift bows and more. I am always trying out new ideas, and I tend to switch back and forth a lot from sewing to papercrafts, sewing to papercrafts, etc., etc.! Come and check it out and let me know what you think :).

Here are some pictures of some of my latest altered band-aid tins I am selling or have sold already on Ebay.

Welcome to my blog!

I'm really new to this whole blogging thing, but it seems from what I've observed so far that it can become addictive, so I'm guessing I'll be used to it shortly! Welcome to the Creations by Rachel blog. It's great to have you here (if anyone at all ends up coming!).

I guess I could start with a little bit about myself. I just started my business, Creations by Rachel, about two or three years ago, first under the name "Ever-Changing Fashions". This business name didn't really fit my business, so I changed it to a slightly more descriptive, yet also more generic (how can those be together?) "Creations by Rachel". I started out on Ebay selling my cards, but eventually started selling altered band-aid tins as well. Sometime or another I started look around for different places to sell my crafts and found Etsy. WHEW! I am so glad that I did because now I have a website that I can send potential customers to and there services are very reasonably priced. Although I have not had nearly as many sales as some, I am excited about the outcome that selling on Etsy has produced.

I will have to continue this later, but thanks for looking!