Fun At The Beach

>> Sunday, May 31

Such a perfect day at the beach! The sun was hot, there was a light breeze, the kids were behaving.
We spent the afternoon floating around in our boogie boards and surf boards (boogie board for me!).
Summer at last!


My Soccer Mom Necklace

>> Friday, May 29

This is my good luck soccer mom necklace.
It doesn't always work.


My Newest Favorite Earrings!

These earrings make me feel like a queen!
Available now at my Etsy shop!


Featured on A Treasury!

My Thinking of Spring Wild Flower Brooch (first item on the top left) is featured in this beautiful treasury curated by Etsy's BlueSunEmporium.
Click on the title to see more!


Sweet Little Lavender Sachets


More Eco-Friendly Packaging Ideas Part 2

>> Thursday, May 28

Part 2.
For the first part of this post, read older post below.

I gather my materials:

I use recycled Kraft boxes from Nashville Wraps. The tan box is like a blank canvas to me!

One of my best flea market finds: a vintage wall paper sample book.

Look at the pretty paper!
I cut each page into squares or rectangles to fit my boxes.

The square piece of wall paper goes into the square Kraft box. I use a hole punch to punch holes for the bobby pins.

Assembled boxes.

Now for the outside of the box.
I had some vintage wide ribbon in my stash. I cut the ribbon into wide strips.

Taped the strips onto the box lids.

Then I use glittery fabric scraps for ribbon.

I insert a little fabric flower under the ribbon. Fabric flowers from a yard sale, a big box of Wilton cake decorating flowers, $3.00

All done!


Eco-Friendly Packaging

Packaging is an important component of the sales process. I don't think there is anyone who is impervious to receiving a thoughtfully wrapped box or package.
I quite enjoy the packaging process but I am also cost and environmentally conscious. I reuse bubble mailers and packaging material whenever I can.

Below are some ideas on eco-friendly, inexpensive packaging:

I gather my materials:

  • Hand made tag, from card stock with a piece of Christmas tinsel stapled to it (tinsel garland from World Market, after Christmas clearance, 90% off)
  • Paper rafia, from the flea market, roll cost 0.25 cents (came with a pink roll also)
  • Paper autumn leaves, from the flea market, 2 bunches cost 0.50 cents (with enough for maybe 100 packages)
  • Page from a vintage book
Here are some books I use:

The books are falling apart but the pages are wonderfully aged and have a thoroughly vintage feel. These are books that have been saved from going to the dumpster.

I wrap the product in the vintage book paper and tie it with the dusty blue paper rafia ribbon.

I embellish the knot with leaf.

All done!


Ideas: Wearing Your Flower Brooch

>> Wednesday, May 27


Forgotten Ballgown Wild Flower Brooches Gallery


Fun With Photofunia


My Son Creates A Screen Saver For Me


Etsy's Front Page Once Again May 20, 2009

See my Pink Garland Necklace, top row, left side!


Front Page! May 16, 2009

See my Garland Necklace 2nd row, middle!


Flickr Slide show

>> Sunday, May 24

Click on the title to view my slide show.


Flower Power!

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