Monday, October 20, 2014

Around Here

Life continues to speed up with not much time for crafting so to combat that I decided to pile on more work for myself (I added a Twitter and Instagram account). Surprisingly its been a lot of fun and not too difficult to keep up with the short tweets or random photos and it seems to have helped bridge the gap in-between longer more thought out blog posts. Here are a few things that I have been up to lately. 

{Got this guy up and running again, excited to start a new project}
{New baskets to hold my ever growing linen scraps}
{Enjoying the nicer weather for as long as possible buy checking out new parks}
{I work with these 3 amazing ladies making cards for their business. Image on the left is them at a craft show last weekend}
{Posted my first #ootd on Instagram}

Friday, September 12, 2014


Keep is a relatively new social media site (started Feb. 2014) that I have been using for the past few months (you can follow me here). When I came across Keep I questioned wether or not I needed a Keep and a Pinterest account, but I quickly released how handy the site is. You can see from my image above that it works just like Pinterest, so I thought I would introduce you to the site, plus give some tips on using it.

My favorite tabs

Keep is all about shopping! Every image that gets saved to Keep is linked to a website where you can actually purchase that item. So only things that can be purchased can be Kept. Keeps home page has a few ways you can sort through all the images:

Trending - these are the most popular saved items on Keep right now.
Feed - shows you what you are Keeping plus all the Keeps of those you follow.
Street Style - one of my favorite ways to comb their site. This tab shows images of celebrities, bloggers, or every day people with links to shop their look. 

Keep is an aesthetically pleasing site, much like some Instagram accounts. I like how the images are streamlined without any text underneath, but as you mouse over an image it shows you who Kept it, the cost, and how many people Kept that same image. Plus it gives you the option to like it, keep it, or share it just like Pinterest. 

Items I like to Keep

Previousley I saved items I wanted to purchase on a Pinterest board, but the problem was I didn't know where to buy the item when the time came, and the board quickly became a jumbled unorganized mess. A few of my favorite items I like to Keep are:

Books - someone is always recommending a book to me, or I come across a beautiful coffee table book that I don't want to forget about. 
Art - I would love to create a gallery wall in my home and I have plenty of ideas of how I would lay it out on Pinterest, but I needed to gather works of art to fill those frames. 
Beauty Products - when I come across a makeup/hair care product review online of something I would like to try, I save it to my Keep account to purchase/try later. 

Price Reductions

One of my most favorite features that Keep has is their notifications. Besides the normal notifications (like on Pinterest) someone started following you, someone liked one of your Keeps, someone Kept one of your Keeps, etc. Keep also notifies you when one of your Keep has been reduced in price! 

Keepers to follow

Because Keep has only been around since February there's not a ton of people (that you may know) on there yet, but here are a few Keepers that I like to follow: 

Jenny Komenda: Interior decorator and blogger of Little Green Notebook
As Seen On Instagram: Makes shopping Instagram possible. 
Amber Lewis: Also an interior decorator (blogger of Amber Interior Design) with great taste. 

If you decide to get or already have a Keep account let me know. I would love to follow you. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Natural Linen Aprons

Recently finished one of my largest orders to date. 15 natural linen aprons to Chassie of Forkin' Healthy for her cooking school. She sent me the last image of the completed apron after she had them embroidered with her logo. I was looking forward to adding a few of these natural linen aprons to my shop (they are my most popular style/color) but when she found out I ended up with three extra she snatched them up quick. Another project to add to my to do list.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend. Thankfully my husband and I spent the majority of the time relaxing which was just fine with me. We did manage to get out one day and do some thrift store shopping where my husband found me this tiny Breakfast at Tiffany's canvas for $2. It now sits on my recently organized fabric shelf.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Custom Order: Chocolate Brown Aprons

A few images from my most resent custom order. Chocolate brown aprons sewn from a thick cotton canvas for a church coffee shop. Each apron has three large front pockets and an adjustable neck strap. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Reuse Shopper

I'm excited to share my feature on The Reuse Shopper as a part of their "Artist Showcase" series. You can check out the interview here

Friday, January 3, 2014

Merry Treasures Craft Show 2013

{My table}

The Merry Treasures Craft show this past December turned out to be a rather eventful one. We experienced our first snow storm of the season with snow falling that Friday evening and continuing on all throughout the night. My husband was my life saver by waking up early the next day (since it was a two day show) to shove out the car and make a path to the street. I made it in time for the store opening at 10am and it wasn't until after he picked me up that evening at 4pm that the snow plows finally came to shovel out our parking lot. Needless to say it was a slow day but I passed the time with an early Christmas present from my husband (my first ever tablet that I took these pictures with) and an arm knitting demonstration from my craft table neighbor. 

{A few images taped to the wall}
{On my way to the craft show Saturday morning}
{Arm knitting demonstration to pass the time}