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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Etsy Treasuries for August 2011

I have had so much fun putting together treasuries on Etsy, here is my list of treasuries so far.
(treasuries on Etsy are kind of like a little scrapbook of favorites, a little visual album)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hair Wrap or Feather Extension Threader on Etsy- Plus Tutorial on Installing a Feather Extension

since, i'm starting to make hair wrap extensions that attach with micro beads, and so i figured it would be cool to offer threaders in my shop too.

Here is a  fun photo tutorial on how to thread a micro link through your hair, and insert a feather extension. :):)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Etsy Shop with a Big Heart

I just ran across an Etsy shop today that I was so impressed with.

The photos were gorgeous, and diverse. I added one of the photos to a treasury I was making- In Anticipation of Cool Autumn Days, and loved the premise behind the wonderful owner's shop.

Lauren Wilkie started her shop to raise money for different causes through the sale of her fine art photos. Each photo has a theme, or series, and the proceeds go to help different charities, and causes. What an honorable reason to own a shop. She has raised the bar from just being a shop owner to make money... to being a shop owner to make a difference. I applaud this effort, and wish Lauren's shop Doors and Windows all the success a compassionate world can give.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Definitely Liking Etsy

Come see my shop...
It's called Mommy's Craft Box... and it's just that. Whatever craft I'm working at the time will randomly pop up there. For the most part, I focus on Hair Wrap Extensions that are Clip on, or Semi Permanent with a silicone micro bead attached. I love making feather extension clips too, and have been having some good success with that.

Here are some of my latest items for sale on Etsy...

Autumn at the Farmer's Market- Fine Art Photograph- 5 Photo Set- 4X6- Displayed on Note cards with Envelopes, Removable, and Ready to Frame

Feather Hair Wrap Extension - Clip on - Black, with Natural Feathers on an Extension clip, with a Mood Bead

Clip on Hair Wrap Extension--- Turquoise, Pink, and Purple- Star Charm- on a Tiny Extension Clip

Feather Hair Wrap Extension -Clip on-  Browns and Pink with Natural Feathers and Pink Lampwork Bead

Heart Shaped Metal Pendant Necklace on Soft Deep Brown Cord with Metal Clasp- Mood Bead, and Fairy Bells

Thanks so much for checking it out. Have fun browsing my shop, and all the other wonderful crafters on Etsy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Good and Bad and then Good again.

today has been mostly great! God is so good.

We visited one new playground this morning, for a little while (we never stay at the ones without bathrooms for long.) that was nice... then we came back home, and headed right back out to meet jeffie, and bring him lunch.

i set up a little picnic lunch for us all in a school playground that had a nice picnic area. it was wraps again. man, i love those so much. i'm almost out of the 2 packages i got this weekend. haha. so a second new playground visited.... then another trip for a bathroom break, and more to drink.... and on to playground #3. haha!! (i'm trying to make this the finale of our playground summer.)

well, on the way to the next playground, :(:( i witnessed something horrible. a group of kids were riding their bikes across the street. they were on the crosswalk, but for some reason they were out in the middle of the street at the wrong time, and all the cars kept going.... i stopped... because the one boy decided to try to beat the cars... he got hit. :(:(:( i was so shocked. the boy's bike was totalled, but he got up... i was so glad to see him get up. but it was nuts that he was crying and upset that the lady had killed his bike. it was his fault for riding in front of a moving vehicle. i'm just so astounded by all the pedestrians and bikers that assume that a vehicle can stop if they get in front of them. don't even get me started on that. haha. i hope he's ok, and very thankful that the accident wasn't more serious. i'm also thankful the boys didn't take it as hard as i did. i slowly got past the mess, and then just started bawling.

but... just a few minutes down the road, i was on the parkway, and noticed a family of deer lunching in a person's front yard... i was able to put my hazards on, and stop to watch them and take photos. i will forever believe and be grateful, that it was the Lord that put those deers there to help comfort me. i am very visual. so this was like a little healing for my soul, after what i had seen earlier.

we spent the rest of the afternoon at the playground, and i met some great people. one lady homeschools, and goes to a romanian baptist church, and knows beth from church. it was cool to get to know her. and then another lady talked to me, and i found out that she named two of her boys GABRIEL and GIDEON!!! and she calls them Gabey and Giddy! can you even believe that?? it's uncanny! they were on the playground too! she said she kept wondering why someone was calling her boys. hahaha!! that was just the coolest.

also, i got to get some photos of an adorable baby squirrel who came up right behind me to munch on something.

so all in all, it was a blessed day. i'm thankful, so thankful that my boys... that my whole family... is safe and sound, thankful that i have a car to take us places. and that we have so many cool places to go. lol.