Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shabby Pin Cushions

So I found some great YouTube tutorials on how to make stick pins- so easy!  I got addicted to making them and ended up with a whole bunch.  Decided to make some pin cushions to go along with them.  Found some old mini tin pails that were leftover from a project for Emi's school.  After making the foam insert, I decorated each pail or watering can using lace trim, pearls or anything else that was shabby that I could find! Each pin cushion turned out different- here's what I came up with...

I had fun making these.. I think they will make some cute gifts for xmas!

Monday, October 22, 2012

More Craft Fair Shares

Can't believe the Pumpkin Patch craft fair has come and gone!  It happened so quickly!  Guess I need to start working on stuff for my Christmas Craft Fair. 

Anyway, just wanted to share some of the shabby things I came up with....  Made a few more of the earring holder/message board frames..  Used some butterfly lace I found at Walmart and added some stickles to make them sparkle.  Picked up this butterfly from Michaels and added on some pearls to the body.

Here's some 3 tiered frames that I tried my hand at.  After painting them, decided on some bling accents.  Kept it very simple....

I think this is a nice frame for wedding photos.

I love the scrabble tile look with my shabby projects.  Had my daughter in mind when I made this one.  She has two BFFs and loves the color blue.  Daisy accents are my favorite- got them from I am Roses.

Did another take on the bling frame.  This time painted it pink and added some black bow accents. Love the parisian look!

This last frame was one of my favorites.  I wanted to use some pearl beaded trim that I found at Walmart.  Sadly, its no longer available there!    Added on more large I am Roses pink roses.

Be back soon to share more projects from the fair!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Attention Hilo Peeps!

It's almost here!  Tomorrow you can find me (and my friend Susan) at the first annual Waiakea Intermediate School Pumpkin Patch event!  There will be food, games, crafts, entertainment, and pumpkins (of course!).  The event starts at 9:00am and runs through 2:00pm.  The craft and food booths will be located around the library, which is located right behind the main office.  

The front lawn will house all the entertainment and the pumpkin patch.  I hear they will also have a petting zoo too, so Hilo folks- bring your family for day full of fun!

I've been busy trying to make some things before the fair.  Here's a sampling of what you can find at my booth. We will also have some fun treats for sale- just in time for Halloween!  Here's what I've been busy working on....

First up is my snowflake ornaments!  I made them in several pastel colors. I love snowflakes and was so happy to find the tutorial on youtube by CynthiaLooWho.

You may remember that I made my friends Linda and Cami  an easel message board/earring holder?  Well, I  modified it a bit based on these frames I found at Walmart.  They were perfect since it didn't contain any glass or acetate.  Now why would someone want an unfinished frame like that?  I guess I did!  Worked out great for me!

Here's the coasters I thought I'd try out.  Just cut up some of my precious washi paper and decoupaged it onto the tiles.  Also added some cork for the bottoms so it won't scratch your table.  Selling them in a set of 4.

Another fun project that I enjoyed making was this mini watering can pin cushion. I added in some of the stickpins I've been working on.  Had to give it a shabby chic touch by adding some beaded trim.

So if you have some time tomorrow- please stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Boy oh boy have I been a busy girl... Just got back from vacation at the Happiest Place on Earth, and gearing up for a upcoming craft fair, of which I'm really not sure why I agreed to participate in it since I literally don't have much to fill a booth!  In addition, I also have a make 'n take coming up at Island Scrapbooking for their 9th Anniversary Sale happening this Saturday! Phew!  Lots to do in a short amount of time, but wanted to pop in to explain my absence and tell you about these fun events.

Here's the details:

Island Scrapbooking Anniversary Sale
Date:  Saturday, October 13th
Time:  10am-2pm
Location:  Island Scrapbooking
Come join me for a free make 'n take beginning at 10:30am.  Not sure what we'll be making yet!  Ha ha!  Guess it will be a surprise!  Tracy will also be doing a 2nd make 'n take in the afternoon.  Please join us for some fun and in-store specials all day long!

Waiakea Intermediate School Pumpkin Patch & Craft Fair
Date:  Saturday, October 20th
Time:  9am-2pm
Location:  Waiakea Intermediate School
Featuring food, crafts, games, celebrity dunking booth, live entertainment, and a pumpkin patch!  Please visit me at the craft booths.  Oh yah- Puna Taiko will also be performing for those of you who love Taiko.

For those of you who are interested... I will be hosting another craft fair (at my house), this year, it will be held on Saturday, December 8th.  More details will be provided as it gets closer.

Need to get back to crafting... Hope to see you soon!