Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Is Coming and I Have Yet To Decorate

I have not decorated my house yet for Christmas. I have been so busy with Etsy that I have not had time to breath. That's a lie I have been breathing a little. My little Etsy shop has been so blessed this year and I am looking forward to next year which is right around the corner.

To get in the Christmas spirit I have been looking at all those beautiful pictures on Pinterest and taking notes.

I just love paper crafting and was so impressed with this beautiful tree I found here during Thanksgiving week.

 
I just love this idea. You could make this out of music paper, or cards or even photos.
Look how the beautiful aged book pages have been taped on the wall and the rope outlining the tree. I love how the rope is crossed and turned up on the bottom and the picture frame at the top of the tree is so cute. This is totally doable.
I have the perfect spot for this tree in my dining room.
 
I hope to be back before Christmas
Blessings
Joanie
 
 
 
 
 

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I Am Back and Lots of New Items on Etsy

I have been gone for a while. The most important lady in my life had colon cancer. I took a little time off this year to nurse her back to health. I am happy to say that the cancer is gone and she is going strong.

At the start of the year I opened an Etsy shop and I was surprised how well it did right off the bat. I put my shop on hold for a few months and when I returned from California I started it back up and it has been going strong ever sense.


I have added lots of Christmas items. I am still in love with webbing and can always find a fun way to use it.


Lately there has not been enough sunshine. Love the flash in my window.


Most of the items in my shop are made of burlap.

 and lots of lace
 
I hope you will visit my shop.
I have lots of unfinished projects around my house and I hope to share them with you as I work on them.
 
Blessings
 
Joanie

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Burlap Cross Body Tote Bag

I LOVE Burlap. I just can't seem to get enough of the stuff.
 
 Table Runners
 Cute candle holders.
 Pillows
 
 I am always finding something to make with burlap.
 
So when I found these at the scrapbook store one day I knew they would make a really fun project.
 
 
These tote bag skins are so cute and easy to embellish. The large ones cost around $7 and the small ones are $3 or $4 dollars. The brand on these is Canvas Corp. Several stores carry their products and I have seen them on Amazon also.

 
I lined my with a piece of fabric from my scrape pile.
I used some new lace and glued it on around the bottom of the bag. I made a cute fabric flower pin from some vintage lace, a burlap flower from Canvas Corp, handmade flower, and a little rhinestone.
 
 
 
I love this little mini. It is so lightweight and is perfect for a cell phone and keys.
 
 
 
I lined this one also.
To dress her up I added a little doily, fabric flower,some bling,  and some seam binding, by gluing them on with fabric glue.
 
 

I really love how this project turned out. I made the both for less than $20.
Now I am ready for some sunshine, shorts, and flip flops.
 
Although I used Canvas Corp products in this post, they did not pay me for this post, nor did they supply me with any products. Just Saying=) 
 
Blessings for a beautiful weekend.
 
Joanie