Sunday, August 31, 2014

Team Support and Promote Red Theme Blogpost

Only two participants again this month.  Running a blog doesn't take a lot of time, and it is a wonderful way to share your knowledge and creativity.  I am a leader for Team Support and Promote on Etsy, and this is the third team blog post.  The theme was fire hot, because it has been so stinking hot.  Below you will see the two items shared, and links to visit each store.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blue Seashell with Turtle Coral Resin Christmas Ornament

I have probably mentioned this before, but I love Christmas ornaments. I have ornaments given to me, from my mother, from when I was a kid. I used to buy a new ornament each year for my kids. I only stopped because we had no room left to hang any more ornaments on the tree. However, now I have two trees, lol, so ornaments are on my mind again.

 This ornament, designed and created by myself, is a seashell I painted blue, then added the turtle bead, some coral roses, and some dried flowers, and then filled in with resin. I used a hot glue gun to fasten the loop for hanging. This is available for purchase in my Etsy store. Be sure to check out all my awesome ornaments. I offer free usa shipping, and a free layaway service too. Give a special gift this year, that won't break your bank account.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orange and Yellow Mums and Bunny Art Solar Garden Light

Be sure to visit my Etsy store, to see all my items available for sale. I try to get them all onto this blog, but it doesn't always work out that way.

 I only have one bottle left, for the garden solar lights. I think I will put a Sugar Skull on it with some Ancient Tangle Doodle Art. Stay tuned for that. Yesterday, per request of my daughter, I did a bunny sniffing some garden flowers. You can see the results below. The bottle will get a solar light in it and be added to my garden. The painting is available for purchase, in my Etsy store. I offer free USA shipping on all items. Free shipping for paintings only applies to the painting, not framing. Please read my listings carefully.

 I think I will be returning to my first love, soon, setting my gemstones in traditional settings. I will continue with resin, crochet and painting too. I just really miss making the gemstone jewelry.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For My Halloween Loving Readers Hanted Houses A Witch and A Pumpkin Patch Tangle Doodle Art

My daughter and I are looking forward to Fall, and decorating for the season. Of course Halloween is in Fall. I have been working on some new items for Halloween, and Fall. The two glass bottles, are done with a Halloween theme. The witch with her cat and tangle doodle full moon, and the mast that looks deceptively like a butterfly, are both going into my garden with a solar light in them. I have two bottles left, and by request of my daughter one will have a bunny with daisies. I have not decided for the last one. The Haunted House is done in ancient tangle flower patterns. It is actually really pretty for a haunted house. The second painting, I just finished Monday. I wanted a black and white look, with a little color. So, I painted the pumpkin patch at night, with a few critters. I have one other haunted house painting in my store. You can purchase all my Halloween paintings by visiting my Etsy Store.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baby Boy Newborn Camouflage Crochet Cocoon Sleeping Bag

I do not have a baby boy doll, so I had to use the girl doll. She doesn't really have hair, so I guess she kind of looks like a boy. This will be my last cocoon, for a while. I will be working on my crochet squares for Warm Up America. It is a great cause, and you can help too. Check out their website to learn more. I also donated two more of my cocoons, that had been in my Etsy store for some time. I donate them to Newborns in Need, the Gainesville office. You can check out their website, it you are interested in helping out, Newborns in Need. They are one of the few charities that will accept handmade items to be donated, as is Warm up America. The cocoon, or sleeping bag, shown below is camouflage yarn with matching hat. It is great for a photo prop, first Halloween costume, or just for baby to sleep in and stay nice in warm. It is four newborn to three months. It is not listed in my store yet, but will be later today.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Starry Night Black Resin Candle Holder

I got my birthday resin in the mail, and could not wait to create some new pieces. Yesterday morning, I set out deciding what to make, and how. This is one of them. I used black acrylic paint to dye the resin. The mold is actually a bangle bracelet mold, that I over poured to make the cavity for a candle to sit in, or on. I added blue and gold glitter with the star stickers to make it look like the night sky. You see the results below. I ordered two molds, also. A pendant mold, that came today, and a snowman mold that is not here yet. I love snowmen, can't wait to create some cute ornaments. The pendant mold is nice, and can't wait to give it a try. Now, I have a bunch more resin pieces to decide what to turn them into. A couple pieces, that had flaws, I used the new resin to fix. I was very pleased with that, except for one. I finished a beautiful baby cocoon as well, and two new paintings. Yesterday, was a very crafty day. That is what happens when it rains, lol. Today, I started an infant baby boy camouflage cocoon. Can't wait to offer that up for sale.

Remember, my Etsy shop offers FREE USA shipping, all year, every day. Plus a layaway service too!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Team Support and Promote Pink Theme

This is an Etsy team Support and Promote blog post. This is only the second team post we have done. This time the theme was pink items. Please browse the pictures, and visit each shop for more details on the items.

Girl's Maroon Crochet Headband with Resin Heart and Pink Flower.

Pink and White Crochet Baby Blanket

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Painting: End Of Summer Vacation Beach Painting

I have been wanting to paint this for a while. I guess waiting until Summer is almost over wasn't a bad idea, lol. This is a little boy, with his sailboat, sitting on the beach watching the boats go by. It is the last day of his Summer Vacation, and time to go home. I will be doing a little girl one as well, just not sure when. Monday, is when I usually paint, but we have a 4H banquet, so maybe Tuesday of next week. This would look delightful in a little boy's room, or for anyone who is nostalgic about the beach. You can view, or purchase, in my Etsy shop. Be sure to check out all my other items. Christmas is coming you know.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lime Green, Kermit Green, Peridot Green Crocheted Infant Baby Frog Snuggle Buddy

This is the fourth snuggle buddy I have made. They are all available in my store. I still want to do a puppy, and a kitty with better ears. I love this color green too. It looks a lot like Peridot, the birth stone for August. It is vibrant and lively. This is big enough that an infant or toddler could easily carry it around with them. I think these would also be adorable for a new puppy just leaving its mother, or kitten. Full grown pets probably would love to chew it, lol. These are just fun to make. I will be starting the baby cocoon that will have some pink fluffy trim. It could be paired with the angel wings I shared earlier. I also started, last night, a blanket that I just fell in love with. It probably will take me forever to complete. I have jewelry to share, and more to make too. Plus, I am still painting.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Did You Know There Is Peridot In Arizona?

Now don't go running to Arizona to mine for some. It is on protected Native American land. Beautiful, lime green, big pieces of Peridot come out of the ground here. Peridot is the birthstone for August. It is also my birthstone, and I love it. The video below is not all that exciting, but wait until you see the huge Peridot piece found at the end of the video.

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