Thursday, March 27, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
In honor of St. Patrick's Day I'll end with a an old Irish saying - There are only three kinds of men who can't understand women— young men, old men, and men of middle age.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Yesterday I was at the Indian River Craft show and ran into two other Etsy sellers! My next door neighbor at the show was my friend Jodie~ on Etsy she is known as GappyGirl Boutique. If you haven't checked out her adorable items you need to take a look and treat yourself. At our last show (we ask to be neighbors regularly) I had to purchase this cute purse for my daughter.
When I had a moment to walk around I found Jensine of Aspen Spa. I couldn't resist the wonderful aromas of her soaps and picked up these. This morning I enjoyed some Black Raspbery Latte Soap in the shower. What a treat!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Our shop announcement said the buyer would receive a special surprise. A returning customer, from New York, received a $20 UnStrungSisters gift certificate!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
It has been an extremely busy time. I have participated in one of three (maybe four-undecided on one) crafts shows scheduled for March and April. Building up inventory, tagging items, and getting ready for these shows is quite an undertaking. I really enjoy it all though!
Today I'm sharing my display and booth set up in case anyone is looking for ideas. Please comment if you have any ideas or photos on the web to share.
Etsy.) As items sell, we simply 'redress' the naked gals with extra inventory.
The great thing about this display is it all folds, stores and transports flat. I can easily get everything into the back of my mini-van (just revealed a little bit about myself ~ sniff. I would never trade my three kiddos in for that Thunderbird convertible I have been lusting after!).
Sunday, March 2, 2008
If you haven't seen the fun products at YMBD Scrapbooking Supplies on Etsy you have no idea the fun you are missing. I purchased this pack of chip board craft letters and decided to use them to make a few UnStrungSisters signs for some upcoming craft shows.
The base is the thin balsa wood strips that you can pick up at the craft store. I purchased mine for around $1, which I cut into 2 -18" long strips (I'm talking about the wood here~ US dollars aren't that big anyway!). Then, with the help of my littlest helper Sadie, we painted it randomly with some different light colors.
After the paint dried, we added a not-too-thin coat of crackle glaze.
Once that dried, we added a coat of black paint, again - not too thin for better crackle.
When it dried, it looked like this.
For the last step in base preparation, I lightly sanded here and there. Next, the letters were glued in place and once dry, finished with a satin finish varnish and..... ta-da!