Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Make it Monday: Halloween Fairy Garden Accessories

This week for Make it Monday, I finished some more Fall Halloween theme garden items, for fairy gardens or other tiny gardens. All of these are available in my Etsy shop. I did another set of Boo stepping stones, but they won't be listed until I finish the skull light posts that will go with them. I so enjoyed making the stepping stones, that I will be doing other themes. The moon and trees stepping stones are about 1 1/2 inches. The witch, and Frankestein states are about 3 inches high. Visit my Etsy shop to purchase these, or any of my other items.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Make It Monday: Halloween Fairy Garden Statue and Halloween Sugar Skull Clay Pot

Yesterday, was Monday, and that means Make it Monday.  Since Halloween is coming, I am trying to get some Fall/Halloween themed items done.  However, Thanksgiving and Christmas are also coming!  I would love to get some fairy garden houses done with a Christmas theme.  I have a homeschool evaluation tomorrow, and then church, so these might not show up in my Etsy shop until Thursday some time.

First up is this adorable pumpkin figurine.  I have never painted a figurine before, and I can already tell not all of the highlights are flattering, lol.  Also, I will sell with the blue eyes, and mouth, but if buyer wants them painted black I will.  I thought I would like the blue, but eh not so much.  It does have a string for hanging, but I would take that off and put it in a Fall Fairy Garden.

The second item is a 4 inch clay pot, with a Zentangle Sugar Skull face.  I left the yellow at the top for a name, or Happy Halloween, if buyer wants it.  Mums, Marigolds, or any other fall flowers would look awesome in this pot.

Visit my Etsy shop today.  I also sell on Ebay under the user name MRR05, and on Redbubble under the user name Missy69.  Redbubble has all my art, and photography over the years.  Well not all of it yet, takes a while.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Make it Monday: Halloween Fairy House and Clay Pot

Finally I got to do a normal Make it Monday, yesterday! I finished one fairy house, started another, plus started a clay pot head, and continue working on crochet wrap jacket.

 The completed fairy house, shown below, will be in my Etsy shop tonight. It is wooden, painted purple with silver ghosts. Above the door is two silver eyes, that my daughter says looks like baby ghosts. Perfect for Fall Halloween fairy gardens. I have another to finish that is orange with Wizard and Witch hats. When I bought the clay pots this time, I did not realize they didn't have holes in the bottom, so I can not put them together like my other clay people pots. So, they will be just clay pot heads with Fall/Halloween theme. One is started, shown below, and the other I have not begun yet.

 Visit my Etsy shop to purchase any of the items I have for sale.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Make It Monday: Purple Mountain Sunset

I actually did start this on Monday, then finished it last evening. I love how this came out. Done with Sharpie markers, paint pens, and even a little acrylics. I still have two fairy houses to finish, fairy garden stepping stones, graduation art for 2018, and a crochet shawl wrap that is going to be spectacular when it is done. I also have a homeschool portfolio to complete, and I am having a hard time getting into that, lol.   This piece of art can be purchased on various gift items, at my Redbubble shop.  See you next Monday.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Geometric Clock in Orange

Good morning! I didn't get a chance to complete a Make it Monday project last week, working on one for this week. For now, check out this beautiful geometric clock from my good friend, Shelleys Crochet Ole. You can click the image, which will take you to Polyvore, and then you can get to Etsy from there, or just click directly through to her shop, if you care to. Maybe see you later.
Orange Arrow Wall Clock

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Original Art and Photography Throw Pillows at Redbubble Missy69

OK, I know everyone loves pics, but for my blog posts about Redbubble, you will just have to click the link to go view my items, and browse other artists as well.  I will be adding descriptions of all the items you can buy my art work on, starting with throw pillows.  

Everyone loves decorative pillows for your bedroom, child room, office, living room, guest room, etc.  If you have been paying attention then you know I love to paint, and have been painting for some time now.  I also greatly enjoy photography.  At Redbubble you can purchase my art work on throw pillows.  I am adding new art everyday, there are so many, lol.  I am even adding some of my non favorites, as I know what I don't love someone else might.  Art is truly in the eye of the beholder. So for throw pillows, here is the info according to the website.  Please note my art is only available in the smallest size pillow 16x16, until I decide if I want to invest in a new camera.  I am not thinking so though.  Visit my Redbubble profile now to see all the amazing throw pillows you could decorate your home with.  You could be my first Redbubble sale.  Be sure to check back often for new Art added.

Small16" x 16"
Medium18" x 18"
Large20" x 20"


  • Soft and durable 100% Spun Polyester cushion cover with an optional Polyester fill/insert
  • Double side/reversible sublimation print for vivid colours
  • Concealed zip opening for a clean look and easy care
  • Custom printed when you order

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Make it Monday: Fall Halloween Theme Painted Wooden Fairy House with Pumpkin Totem Stools Included

Yesterday, for Make it Monday, I was able to get a new Fairy House done. It is painted black with orange and yellow flowers. The two stools that go with the house, are painted pumpkins make into a totem stool. I also painted a pair of canvas sneakers with glow in the dark paint, also in a Fall theme, but don't have a pic for those yet. To see all of these items, plus any of my other great items, click the link to visit my Etsy shop. I am still selling items on Ebay, plus Redbubble for my paintings, and photography gifts. Click the high lighted links to visit those items too. Christmas is coming, might as well start making a list now.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Make it Monday Painted Butterfly Tshirt and Halloween Art

Yay, I got my Make it Monday post done on time this week. As the Summer heats up, I start thinking of Fall and upcoming holidays. Zentangle, or Doodle Art, is my favorite type of Art to draw and paint. It helps my brain to think abstractly, something I am not traditionally very good at. The pumpkin below, was just finished last night. I hand draw my designs, unless on the Tshirt, those are iron ons and then hand painted. The scary funny pumpkin can be found on several cool items, on Redbubble. If you need a gift idea for someone who has everything, check out my Redbubble profile. I am slowly adding all my original art pieces, and photography that I have taken through the years. Follow me, on Redbubble, to see all my items as they go up.

 The tshirt, is a light pink, size xs for a little girl, with hand painted butterfly art work. I have not sold any of my painted tees yet, but I sold a pair of my painted canvas sneakers, yay! Speaking of sneakers I am hoping to get some clearance prices on canvas sneakers, in time to get some done for Fall/Halloween. So be sure to check for that. You can find the Tshirt, in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Make it Monday USA Tshirt and Fairy House

I am late, again, even later than last week. I did do these on Monday, just couldn't get time to post about it. The fairy house, is an upcycled plastic popcorn container. I bought that container on purpose because the plastic was so hard, and I knew I would make it into a fairy house, or a garden solar light. See my store for all the details.

 Second is a hand painted USA/patriotic God Bless the USA tshirt, youth size large. Great for back to school. Also see in my Etsy store for all the details.

 I am unsure what I will be doing for this next Monday, but it will probably be Art, lol.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

You Can Now Find Me On Ebay, Redbubble and Etsy of Course

A couple of years ago I tried to sell on Society6, so I could list on Etsy like tons of other sellers do.  But the outside manufacturer application was a pain, and I didn't do it right.  Etsy will not let you apply a second time.  Anyway, I had to figure out how to tell my image size, and since my regular camera broke I had to take images with my cell phone.  I finally figured how to do HD pictures that would be the right size.  But, then I couldn't get Society6 to work, so I went to Redbubble instead.  Redbubble is easier, anyway, in my opinion.  Plus, you can set how much profit you want to make for each item.  I have not messed with that yet, but I think I will charge a little bit more for original paintings, than photography just because there is way more work involved.  You can shop for my designs, or millions of other artists, placed on cool items like mugs, tees, pillows, and so much more. You can find me on Redbubble by doing a search for Missy69.  Right now if you use code Thirtyoff you will get 30% off  Men's apparel items.  They are always offering sales, so be sure to check it often.  

I also decided to take advantage of Ebay's 50 free listings each month, to try and move some inventory a little bit faster.  I was doing auctions, but now have changed to fixed price, with make an offer option.  I am slowly adding items there, some have sold already.  Here is one item, but you can click see other items, to see the rest.  I am deciding on an Ebay store, vs PatternbyEtsy with my own domain.  They both have pros and cons, and I am weighing them both.  Pattern recently made some great changes, so I need to evaluate carefully.

Etsy has decided to take away the Etsy mini, so the widget on the side of my blog will no longer be there.  You can always find me on Etsy, by searching Missy69.

I have been in the mood to paint, again, so I will be painting for a while, but still want to get more Fairy Garden, and painted canvas sneakers for Fall done, so soon, I hope.  I just finished another Tshirt for 4th of July, and that will be in my Etsy shop later today.  I am hoping I can add the image to Redbubble too.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Make it Monday: Gentle Waves Crochet Baby Boy Crochet Blanket

For Make it Monday, this week, I finally finished my next baby blanket. This one is for a boy, but could be unisex if you wanted it to be. It is white with variegated blue border. The border is shell stitch and it just looks like gentle ocean waves to me. I love the border yarn, it is my first time using that brand. I am currently working on an owl backpack in that exact yarn. So, be sure to watch for that!

 To purchase the baby blanket, or see other items I am selling, go here. I am also now listing my art work, and photography on Redbubble. If you have never heard of Redbubble it is cool! I will share more about that when I get to the social media part of Redbubble. Just loading stuff now. You can search Missy69 on Redbubble, and you will find all my items.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The History of Crochet

Have you ever wondered about the History of Crochet? I have, and I finally had an extra moment to really think about learning about it. The short video below is a good place to start. It seems to me there is more to it, but I will have to research it more, when I have another free moment to think about it. Do you know about the History of Crochet? Share in the comments.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Make It Monday: Painted Patriotic Toddler Tshirt

I guess my Make it Monday item will be done on Monday, and posted on Tuesday. I just can't seem to get enough time to get the blog post done on Monday. Anyway, this week I painted one tshirt, and started a second. I love painting on Tshirts and sneakers, my new favorite. My pink canvas sneakers, with roses and shamrocks, just sold last week.

 This tshirt is lime green, or neon yellow is what my daughter said. It is a size 2T and has USA flag, and home of the brave painted onto the tshirt. The second has an Eagle on it, but it is not finished yet. Go to my Etsy store to purchase, or make a custom request.

 I have had several Ebay sales. Don't forget to check out my auctions. I will be opening a shop there, not sure when that will happen, yet. I need the time to do it. This is our last full week of homeschooling, so maybe soon. For now just auctions, of old Etsy listings, and non Etsy items like unused video games.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Make It Monday: Swan Hand Towels

I actually did make this yesterday, which was Monday.  I just forgot to do a post.  They are listed in my Etsy shop.  This is a pair of off white flour sack towels, with hanging loop.  I added the image to the towels, then using acrylics and paint pens, painted the image.  There are two in the set, and if you want names and dates, contact me for pricing before ordering.

My fairy house, from Make it Monday, last week, sold already.  I made some strawberry furniture, but I will do a separate post on them.  I am hoping to tomorrow get some other fairy garden accessories done.

Don't forget I am now auctioning off older inventory on Ebay, plus kids toys, games, and books I might come across in my never ending decluttering adventures.  Check my items often, I am always adding new items.  I will probably open an Ebay store pretty soon.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Upcycle and Old Kid's Swing Set Into a Plant Hanger

The picture does not show the whole swing set, but trust me it is there. My kids outgrew their old metal swing set years ago. You know the kind with two swings and a slide. We were going to build an adult swing to hang on it, but my husband decided that was too much work, and bought me one. So, I had him remove the slide, which was not easy it is so old, move it to the front yard, and then I crocheted a pretty purple hanger, and hung it from one of the swing hooks. I am not sure I like the pattern used, so will look for another one, but it works for now. I think I can hand 5 pots up there, and I want to plant climbing plants, like roses or Ivy up the legs of the swing set. The crocheted plant holder is not for sale in my Etsy shop. I just don't seem me making a ton of those.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Make It Monday Fairy House and Butterfly Napkins

Welcome back to Make it Monday! Happy Memorial Day to all the families that have lost loved ones in wars to protect the freedoms of the rest of us. We thank you!

 Today, I got a lot done. I got some plants transplanted. I love free plants! If you don't know how to propagate plants, you need to learn. Maybe I will do a blog post on that. Some are easier than others, but almost all plants can be propagated. Today I tried Hydrangeas, and Camellias. Last week I did some Azaleas, which so far don't look real great, but I am hopeful. I have one rose bush, that I have propagated at least 4 times. It was a pricier rose bush, at 30 dollars, but I would say I got my money's worth.

 I bought this tiny wooden bird house, at my local craft supply store, put it together, and then sat down to paint it today. You can see the results below. I totally love how it came out. I was researching prices others are charging, and wow I was amazed. Since, like with my jewelry, I want my customers to actually be able to afford the fairy gardens they create, I will try to keep my prices as low as possible. I will be adding more fairy accessories to my Etsy shop, as I get them made. I will eventually make one of my own, or two, lol, but they would be hard to ship, so I will just sell the parts for someone else to make one. So many ideas, so little time.

 The second item, is a set of four, reclaimed and upcycled linen napkins that I painted flowers and butterflies onto. They are a set of 4, all with the same design, but may have slightly different color schemes just to keep it interesting.

I also got into the garage to do some very late spring cleaning.  I will be listing all kinds of things on Ebay as auctions.  Some older inventory, plus kids stuff will be available there.  Be sure to check it out to get some awesome deals.


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