Yay! I have the results of the ♥Love Is In The Air♥ Ring Giveaway! Now, if you missed the earlier post about the celebration of my 300th sale on Etsy, I decided to pick TWO winners for the giveaway. The first winner receives the ring and cookie cutter combo, and the second winner receives a ring.
There were 105 individual comments submitted, and since I didn't feel like cutting out 105 pieces of paper I used a great website that randomly chooses the numbers for you. And the numbers that were choose were...15 and 62! Those lucky numbers belong to Nancy M. and Shelby C.!
(I still had to use my trusty hat to display the names)
Please email me the word and ring size you would like for your new rings!
(And to all my readers...stay tuned for the second felt Valentine project!)
Wow! Yesterday I hit 300 sales in my Etsy shop...Wahoo! In celebration of this event I have decided that ~TWO~ "Be Mine" Rings will be given away in the drawing this Friday! If you haven't already left a comment in the original post, do so now!! You can access it ❤Here❤.
Hello! You all have another opportunity to enter a FREE GIVEAWAY for a chance to win an INSPIRATION Ring! Two lovely ladies that go by the name "Think" and "Pink", of 2CleverBlog.com are offering this fabulous event. Do check out their enjoyable blog! Their giveaway ends February 3.
Here it is- the first of three felt projects! And yes, you read the title correctly--these scrumptious delights are made of felt and are handsewn with embroidery floss. These were so much FUN to make...I'm sure you'll be as giddy as I was while making them. As you can see, you can create many different styles, so allow your little mind to go crazy with ideas!
I embellished mine with sprinkles, and personalized my daughters' cookies by handsewing their names. I cannot wait to give these to them on Valentine's Day. Before we get started on how to make them here are a few close-up pictures:
Avery's cookie was made to look like the one I decorated for her last year:
I have created a photo album with pictures of all the different steps to making a round Valentine cookie with white frosting and red sugar sprinkles:
In this tutorial I used two different stitches--the "Blanket Stitch" and the "Whip Stitch". If you are not familiar with these stitches you can learn to make them here, at futuregirl.com.
And don't think only adults can do this...last night my 8 year old niece and 6 year old nephew both made one and they turned out WONDERFUL! This is a great family activity! (My niece and nephew used the whip stitch only, which looked very cute.)
So, do you remember how yesterday I promised to have pics up today of the REALLY cool Valentine's Day craft idea? Well we decided to visit my hubby's family this weekend, and I accidentally forgot to bring my camera so I am unable to upload the pictures. So sorry... Check back tomorrow!
Okay...I'm ALMOST done with the first Valentine craft that I will be sharing with you. I promise I will have pictures of it tomorrow! Whether or not you have little ones at home I think you are going to LOVE making this upcoming project, so be sure to check back tomorrow. But since it's not quite ready I had to at least create this post today. This is a great project for kids!
Before I moved from Southern Oregon to our new home my dear friend, Julie, gave me a bag of tulips and one of the kindest notes I have ever received. At the end of her letter she stated, "Plant these tulips (as I'm doing, too) and in the springtime we'll think of each other when they bloom." Isn't that the sweetest thing? So, in addition to planting the tulips in the ground, I grabbed a few to plant in a vase to experience an "early" spring in our kitchen. I do this almost every year and love the anticipation of assessing the bulb's growth each new day. It is amazing how quickly they grow!
Well, a couple days ago Avery peeked over the edge of the countertop and spotted the three lovely little bulbs sitting in this vase. "What's that?" she asked. I proceeded to explain to her they were tulip bulbs and the little stems were growing and would eventually produce a tulip flower. She seemed excited at the thought of it, but also was a tad bit confused how the little stem would one day become a flower.
I tried to think how I could best explain it to her and thought a visual aid would help. Well, here's the visual aid--I present to you our "paper bulb".
I cut a horizontal slit at the top of the bulp with an exact-o knife to pull the stem through, to illustrate the plant's growth. Avery LOVED it.
I thought it would be a fun experiment for Avery to grow her own little bulb. What did she name it, you ask? Pixie Tulip. I think it's the perfect name!
What amazes me the most about tulips is how quickly the roots grow! This next picture was taken the same day we planted the bulb:
This picture was taken the day after:
I'll post pictures of Pixie Tulip's growth in the future.
But for now, if you have a few bulbs and some construction paper laying around, you should give this project a try with your kiddos! I guarantee they'll love it as much as my little one did.
Hello, friends! I recently submitted my jewelry to a wonderful online exhibition site called, Paper N' Stitch. This exhibition helps artists and crafters promote their work. As soon as I looked at the site I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Fortunately for me I was accepted and the "Fourth Exhibit" just opened today, and I am one of the featured artists! Do check it out, and if you have a moment please "heart" me--they are having a contest to see which seller collects the most hearts...
Both the "Amelia" earrings and "Be Mine" ring made the Front Page of Etsy over the last two days! Summer, artist & owner of the fabulous and eclectic shop, Ottoman, created the first treasury, which included Amelia:
The owner of tortillagirl created the second treasury, which included the Be Mine ring. And may I add she has a most delightful shop? Do check it out...I love her handknitted goods, which are created across the other side of the world in France...too cool.
Thank you to both of them for including my jewelry in these eye-catching treasuries!
Before I let you go I would like to highlight an item from each of their Etsy shops. Here is my favorite product tortillagirl is currently offering in her shop: