Sunday, August 31, 2008
But since then I have found esty, which, as well as selling handmade items also sells vintage items including vintage gumball charms.
So I recently bought a few of these charms and they all seemed to scream out "make me into earrings"!!
So here's some of the earrings I have made - all have now been given away to friends.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
In case you're wondering - the green skulls are made from white chocolate and green chocolate dye in a skull chocolate mould that my friend Alaina gave me for my birthday.
In return for all my crafting efforts - I did receive a "stash" in return from Iris and he's a snapshot from the cafe of all the goodies I received.
My favourites have to be the beautifully drawn envelopes and the very cool embroidered "virus" magnets.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I remeber Jo heading to the shops and lamenting that all the baby clothes were, well boring and kind of plain with cheesy things written on the like "I'm a Princess" - it was then she asked if I could help her out with something a little more edgy for her baby.
Well fast forward many months and little baby Ruby has entered the world and in need of something funky to wear, which is where "Aunty Trees" comes into the picture.
Secondly - a tiny wee beanie with a little felt skull on it.
Finally, a tiny wee hoodie with "Dictator" embriodered on the back - because let's face it - small children (especially babies) are the ones that rule any household.
It was such a perfect day for walking, and we are damn sure we saw a Kea in Otari-Wilton bush. I don't think they are suppose to round these parts but it was pretty exciting to see one.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I have been wondering for a while, what shall I make for her and her fiance Paul as a wedding gift.
Well Ange solved that problem for me - as she has asked me to make the bows to decorate the ends of the pews at the church.
I'm quite excited about this - it's my second making bows for the ends of pews adventure (I also helped to make the bows for the end of the pews at Katrina and Chris' wedding).
So now I have search spotlight (and try and focus on just the bows and not everything else I could ALSO buy at spotlight) for the right ribbon and make some mock up bows.
My partner is still in the midst of making the crafty component of my package - she did - however send out an amazing arrange of stuff that wasn't handmade and here it is!
Firstly here's a very cute rockabilly shirt, belt and bag -awesome!
Some cute crafty stuff - I especially like the rainbow sharpie's - I always thought you could only get black. What a sheltered life I lead.
Some cool jewellery and some little purses - all very sweet cool.
My user name of Craftster is "Monkey_girl" so I have a whole lot of monkey's now - including a monkey hat.
These are a but hard to see but it's a whole bunch of hair clips with skulls on them:)
Finally the lollies - you always have to send lollies right? But I was luckily enough to get some tea as well.
Most crazy thing about this is, despite receiving a huge haul of amazing stuff, my swap partner is still knitting me something. So I have some crafty goodness heading my way as well!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Although my shop isn't as flash as a lot of people's and I only have a small amount of items for sale (a grand total of 5 at the moment - I've seen people with 200 plus on there!) I am glad I have finally taken the time to set it up. I am also excited some of my items already have views - perhaps I will manage to sell some things on there after all.
If you're interested in looking at my online shop the address is:
I now must make more things to sell on my online store so it doesn't look quite so sad.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I had never really bought anything off there, as I thought, well it does sound cheap but it's in American Dollars and by the time you add in postage it's bound to be expensive.
But this time round I found something I simply couldn't resist - it's the pendant below! A Zombie girl eating brains - how could I possibly resist? Plus when all the currency conversion was done, it only came out to a respectable $15 NZ (including postage).
So I am thinking that in the future when I feel like a "treat" or want something new for some sort of event or whatever, I'm going to hit the "esty" stores rather than the real world. Especially seen as they have people on there who are willing to make dresses (which are made to measure for $50 US).
But I have decided, since I have now officially entered the buying ranks of Esty I should try being a seller also. My account has all been set up, I've taken photo's of five trial items and will set up my "store" sometime in the next few days. Although it may be a struggle as there is SO much AWESOME stuff on there. But who knows what may happen? Fingers crossed!
So after the film festival Rich & I were left with a huge number of ticket stubs - which we could have just thrown away. But I decided to keep the ticket stubs as I knew they had a future as a piece of art in our flat.
So I used my new "vintage" sewing machine given to me by my mum to sew these babies together to make a piece of art to adorn the door of our "TV" room (which to be honest should be called the DVD room - we really don't watch much TV).
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Well I have now got another box of crafty treats ready to head out - this particular swaps theme was "They Don't have that in my country swap" so in addition to my usual crafty goodness I have added a chocolate fish, some K Bars and all host of other kiwi goodies.
Very exicited to see what turns up in my mail box from the USA in the next few weeks:)
My favourite from this batch is the old "Mi-Sex" record that I turned into a bowl - mostly because of the really cool cheesy 80's alien design that is in the middle of the bowl. It just makes me giggle.