Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! Take 15% off all orders in my shop today only with coupon code: HALLOWEEN.

The SCARIEST picture I could find...the current state of our kitchen. We spent the weekend tearing it apart- layers of paneling and plaster from the 1920's- eeek!

Winter design sneak peek

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New winter designs are in the works, including these! Many more will be coming your way soon...including rustic snowflakes, chunky festive beads, birch trees...

Lima Beads Newbies

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just shipped out a huge box of goodies to Lima Beads. Watch for new rustic bead sets, hoot owl charms, owl buttons, tiny bird bead sets and much more!!

Projects that never end...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Do you have home improvement projects...or for that matter, any type of project that you start and never seem to finish? For us, that project has been our dining room. I am happy to report, that after over a year of slowly working, it is FINISHED. Now I get to showcase my collection of garage sale chairs (these chairs are an obsession of mine...for another blog post ;)). The art is hung on the walls- my favorite Alicia Bock photograph, vintage tin ceiling tiles, hello sign and key collection. My vintage cupboard (another garage sale find) has been painted with a distressed look- we have one cupboard door left to install.

The before pictures. No, this is not from an episode of hoarders...I took this picture after we first moved in. This is our dining room complete with tools, hundreds of tubes of caulk, couch, frootloops and ZE-Brick fireplace. We tore that beast out and put in patio doors.

This weekend we are on to the next never-ending project...the kitchen. Have a great weekend everyone!

Free Shipping Coupon Code

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

As a thank you to my readers, Free Shipping on all orders until Friday. Use coupon code FALLFREESHIP at checkout!

Fall Colors

Monday, October 10, 2011

On Sunday we spent the day enjoying the unseasonably warm temps and pretty fall colors. We went hiking at Rib Mountain State Park in Wausau, WI. Enjoy some of my favorite pics from the trip!

This photo makes me laugh every time I look at it...oh Puppet...

New Goods!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I have a bunch of new goods to be hitting my shop in the next couple days- lots of Christmas ornaments, soap dishes and simple necklaces- new beads/pendants too! I'm hoping to keep my shop better stocked this year, as I always seem to run out during the holidays. My show this weekend was a bust- my fault for not choosing a show that suits my work/customers. It was very flea-market-esque. The booth next door was selling $3 earrings- WTF? I would say only 10% of the venders there actually had handmade goods (a requirement that clearly wasn't enforced).
Hopefully my next show goes better! Just found out I will be at No Coast Craft-O-Rama in Minneapolis on Dec 2-3.