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  • blueribbonfair 11:59 pm on November 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: achievements, , , , , , handmade selling, online selling, retail, ,   

    The Achievement(s) I need to Rejoice In 

    Ever since I first discovered Etsy many years back, I have wanted a shop to sell 2 things I love from: My handmade crafts and Vintage things. About a year ago, I finally achieved this. It has been slow going, baby step by baby step. Gathering and making things, taking photos (Cannot seem to get perfect in this aspect at all.) Listing, packaging, getting in mail. Keeping up with the shop as well as marketing and making contacts. This achievement will never end, but I have done it. I have sold a couple of things and I am up and running at a steady pace. 

    So for the Word Press Photo Challenge I am sharing some photos from my shop: 

    3D "Give Thanks" cute little home decor in frame.

    3D “Give Thanks” cute little home decor in frame.

    Little coffee ground guest soaps.

    Little coffee ground guest soaps.

    Little coffee guest soaps.

    Little coffee guest soaps.

    I hated to let this go. Candle making vintage kit. I loved the owl candles in it. It sold the first day.

    I hated to let this go. Candle making vintage kit. I loved the owl candles in it. It sold the first day.

    Here’s the link to the weekly challenge fun:  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/ Every Friday a new challenge.

    To check out my Etsy Shop. Would love any suggestions or thoughts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=ss_profile

    I am adding new stuff weekly.

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  • blueribbonfair 12:40 am on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black chickens, , , , , hot glue gun, stencils from hot glue   

    Surreal Chickens and Hot Glue Stencils 

    So what do the 2 things in my post have to do with each other?  Well, nothing really unless I get a chicken stencil made soon. I think I will want to do that next time I do some more of these:

    My first try at hot glue stencils. Hearts and Christmas stuff to use to make  cute cards for my shop @https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=ss_profile

    My first try at hot glue stencils. Hearts and Christmas stuff to use to make cute cards for my shop @https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=ss_profile

    111014 diy glue stamps and proof for listia 006

    These are the ones that did not turn out so well, but can still be used though really not for what they were supposed to be.

    So as I explained, I really would love to do one of these for a chicken. I also want to do some flowers. Maybe a mountain. They do not look the best, but I have watched other crafters use them on video and the art they did was really wonderful.

    I just wanted to show everyone what I have been doing lately.

    Now, about that chicken.

    So I wanted to share my glue crafting supplies I made myself, but just knew that when I saw this I had to share it somewhere:

    I did not think this was real , but supposedly it is a totally black chicken. that has just been developed.

    I did not think this was real , but supposedly it is a totally black chicken that has just been developed.

    This would make the perfect Halloween chicken. I know we already passed Halloween by this year, but this is one creepy chicken breed. Pretty, but creepy.

    What do you all think? Have you seen these?

     
    • Brenda Davis Harsham 1:23 am on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      What do you do with the hot glue stencils? Do you take them off the back and then use them as an outline when painting? Or do you use them as stamps and press them in ink? It’s a cool idea.

      • blueribbonfair 5:56 pm on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Brenda Davis Harshmam, I apologize so much for missing your comment. The holidays sent me awol on so much. I work full time now and just was off here for a couple months. I did not like that but with birthdays and those days, I just got very overwhelmed. I am now working less and have fit the blog back into my schedule.

        Thanks for the question and hope you do not give up on me yet. I do exactly what you asked. Paint over or stamp. They was off well. I got the idea from https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/. I watch most of her videos. She has awesome ideas and tips in making stuff. I am not up to par with her, but learning and hopefully some day to be quick and as good at them as she is.

        • Brenda Davis Harsham 12:51 am on January 15, 2015 Permalink

          No worries, I thought it was a cool idea, but I wondered if it really kept its shape when you picked it up. It was just an idle thought, though. I am hard at work trying to get a book published, and working full-time myself. I don’t have a second to get the ink pads out. I really should. My daughter won’t be young forever. Maybe you will inspire me. 🙂

    • Maxima 5:52 pm on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      wow what an amazing photo

  • blueribbonfair 12:32 am on November 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bark and leaves photo, , chestnut tree, , , ,   

    Wordless Wednesday-Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Bark or Leaves 

    Dwarf Chestnut tree in bloom.

    Dwarf Chestnut tree in bloom.

    SUNP0170

    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/11/04/cees-fun-foto-challenge-bark-or-leaves/

     
  • blueribbonfair 12:59 am on November 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    After Halloween, then comes Thanksgiving and the love of pumpkins and candy corn continues on…… 

    I have really tried to post another blog concerning pumpkin DIY, but all the time it took to do my projects here as well as prepare for the party I had for my family and all the keep up with jobs on the internet, I totally did not get to it.

    So to make it work, I want to share pictures of pumpkin stuff, my holiday party and more; After all “pumpkins” still work for Thanksgiving.

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    • vothikhanhhoa 2:27 pm on November 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to play with handmade stuffs for decorations. Love all these inspiration photos above ^^

    • Elizabeth 1:49 am on November 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Here in Canada thanksgiving is before halloween, but I have enough candies to last until Xmas.

      • blueribbonfair 3:08 am on November 8, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        I have heard of that. Thanks for commenting. Have a great Holiday all around.

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