Handcrafted Pink and White Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop
I made this handcrafted pink and white dogwood wreath yesterday for Craftiladi. I have been working hard to learn about Etsy. In case you don’t know what Etsy is….most everyone knows about Ebay…..Etsy is an Ebay for handmade crafts. I have dabbled around making and selling handcrafted items and gifts for a long time, but I really need to step it up a notch. This really is my true calling. I am happiest when I am creating with my hands…..I absolutely love to craft things. I have been taking webinars, reading articles, and doing everything that I can to try to make my lifelong dream come true! Journey with me as I continue to make this passion for crafts to fill my life, with my love for handcrafts and hopefully other lives also!
When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.
Mouse in a slipper
When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life… she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her. I searched stores and craft shows all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.
I saw this on Pinterest today, Thanks to www.blessedarethefeet.com/give-every-day-shine/ It struck home that I need to set goals for my blog for the brand spankin new, sparkly, do-over, blank canvas, full of promise, and hopeful NEW YEAR!! GOALS!! You could think of goals as a recipe for your success? There are short term, and long term goals. Goals are written to carry out or attain a desired outcome. They will most likely need to be modified, reviewed and most likely will be changed once, twice, maybe more or if you are lucky maybe less. I love this graphic because of all its ideas of how you can improve or change your goals. Continue reading →
So here we are 2015….the holidays are over, 2014 is over….it’s sad, my break from work is almost over. I have been trying to get back to writing and creating for Craftiladi, and life just keeps getting in my way.
I was coming home from the beach after summer vacation, to go back to my real job as an in the classroom instructional aide, when my youngest dog Emily had her “accident”…
I’ve been very lax on this whole blog experience since Christmas 2013….this has not been my choice. I came to a bit of a roadblock, and couldn’t figure out where to go with things….Since I have the pleasure of having summers off with my job, I have resigned myself to really searching, and learning….about bigger and better things. I am currently learning new things that I will soon share with you all, so please…..
As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes. Fold, fold and fold. Then cut, cut and cut. Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation. I always felt like such an accomplished artist. there never were two that turned out alike. So exciting. Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill. Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes. It just makes me feel like a kid again. View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!! A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post. I make them for the office that I work in at school. Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.
Snowflake mobile from Google images
Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!
This is a craft that young and old can enjoy. So get out your scissors and ENJOY!! HAVE FUN!!!! BE A CHILD AGAIN!
How cute is this! I found this on Pinterest today, and nothing could be more adorable! Paint the baby’s feet and make your own Mistletoes! Add a bow and some small red ornaments for berries. Wish I would have seen this when my DD was little.