Friday, June 24, 2011

Storehouse Crafts is up and running!

So, I've had this store on Etsy for a few months now...I sort of jumped on setting one up just because I didn't want anyone to take my store name ( I know, weird) and because I had great ambitions for putting lovely inventory into the store...

About 3 months later...

And we're up and running!!! YAY!

I listed my first three items today and have already had a sale...praise Jesus!


Here's goofy me modeling my recently sold necklace! YAY!


It was so exciting and also a little scary. All those thoughts that go through your head, "Will people like what I made?" "Will anyone even buy this stuff?" "Am I wasting my time and money?"

You know...THOSE thoughts...

And then I remembered the promise that God spoke back in January about Storehouse

"The Lord will open for you His good STOREHOUSE, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand." Deuteronomy 28:12

This was a promise from God about His provision and blessings...in all the things we do with our hands. Being a mom, being a wife, serving others, ministry, Storehouse Crafts...all of it!

So, I'm believing it's going to be a good journey and I'm excited to see how God uses it to release creativity, connect me with new people, and hopefully financially bless our family!!

So, check out my STORE!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

4th of July Craft and A CAUSE!!!

Hey! So, it's been a while since I've done something crafty...

I found this adorable 4th of July wreath inspiration via Pinterest (my new obsession!) 

Thank you The Creative Imperative

Isn't it cute!! I love me a good yarn wreath and I couldn't pass up a chance to make one!

We're not spending the 4th at our house, however...so Vickie...this one is going to your house this weekend for you to have! Hope you like it!

Here's my finished version...


I decided to be a bit more literal and actually made the 13 stripes of the flag 
and I also did a few more stars!

It's a really simple project! I bought a small straw wreath at the Hobs and yarn in navy, white, and red.

The stars are from Joann's and they came in a bag with like 50, so I'll be using them forever! I painted them white with plain old craft paint and hot glued them on!

Simple....well besides the crazy amount of wrapping involved, but I find it therapeutic! HA!


Can you tell I'm LOVING me some picnik?? HA!

So, there you go...



In other news, me and a friend are joining together to "craft for a cause"!

Want the serious dets...check out Jenni's amazing BLOG (right now! CLICK!)

Ok...so we have some crafty and creative friends who like to get together and make things and this month we're making something for someone else. Specifically, we're making blankets for kids affected by the recent tornadoes in Joplin, MO. We will be partnering with a local church there who has a relief organization!

Here's Jenni's beautiful blanket!! Check out more at her blog!!


We'd love some help!

Would you like to come to our Monday night craft night?

Would you like to donate money for us to make a blanket for you?

Would you like to make a blanket and mail it directly to Missouri?

Join with us to show a little love to the little people hurting in this part of our nation. I can't think of anything more patriotic to do as we near Independence Day!!!

If your interested, leave me a comment and I'll give you all the details and answer any questions you might have!

Thanks!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A little dye job...

Sometimes all it takes is a little fabric dye to make a happy project come together!

I saw this amazing tutorial and was instantly inspired to dye a pair of shoes myself! Of course, it didn't hurt that I've recently been obsessed with all things yellow and the thought of a pair of yellow sneakers made me smile!

So, here's a look at the project...hopefully it will inspire you to dye something yourself!

I started with a white pair of Keds (they actually used to belong to Chris' grandmother, which makes them all the more special and worthy of some color LOVE!)




A box of RIT dye from HEB for about $1.50 did the trick. I love the Golden Yellow color!!




Rinse the shoes in hot water. Put a large pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn to low and add the dye package. I did a full three gallons in my big canning pot, so I was able to add the full package of dye. If you have a smaller pot, you would add less of the dye accordingly. Place the shoes into the pot for about 10 minutes, depending on the color you're going for. Mine took the full 10 minutes.





Rinse them in cold water and then leave out to dry. I eventually tossed mine into the dryer with a couple of towels just to get them to dry faster.





And Voila! Cute happy yellow shoes in about 20 minutes time! I'm going to do the elastic on the inside like the inspiration tutorial suggested!



I'm also in love with turquoise as well! It's such a cheerful summer color! I've been searching all over creation and finally found some turquoise nail polish that I LOVE! YAY!

Have a happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pinterest LOVE!

So, most of you have probably already heard of Pinterest...it's sort of a new phenomenon in the social media world. You create an account which has boards that you pin items you like to...sort of like having a virtual pin board if that makes sense.

It's amazing for someone like me who find articles in magazines and wants to collect them somewhere, but never has the time to actually do it! This is so easy...click and save to a board!

I'm still sort of growing and organizing my boards, but it's been an amazing way to find creative ideas and just be inspired in general. I highly recommend going to Pinterest and requesting an invitation! And if you join, follow me! There's a button on the right side of my blog you can click on to follow me!

HAPPY PINNING!

Take a look at  some of my boards and get an idea of what Pinterest looks like...