Monday, November 18, 2013
It began like this but I have been extremely productive while chasing and entertaining Roarkeums.
I was gifted these lovely Jack & Sally goodies. In this world of technology I still love to write so journal and pen is always a special gift in my book.
I have decided to use it as my order book and so far it has been a wise decision.
I got the dimension of the iphone4 & iphone5 case and started making my own covers.
I picked up two blank cases to make sure the cut was right, and yes it was!
I will post again the resin embellished versions hopefully by this weekend but you know how it is when you are also Mother of a 22 month very active explorer.
When you get on a roll it is so much fun and uplifting for my soul! Thank you Creator, Egguns, Orishas and all positive support energies.
I was able to working on these awesome purses I was gifted. I gave someone an upcycled purse I had done and She in return brought me several leather purses to upcycle on my Etsy store. MerPrinceClset7
I told her I felt guilt reaping goodies from her addictions. LOL!
I have worked on three and had a lot of fun doing. They came out better than I had envision and this is just the front side.
This is the biggest one of the purses that i am upcycling today. She is measuring 14 inches in length and 10 inches wide. $65 plus $3.50 US shipping. This one is ready to ship to her new home this Friday. You can get her on my Etsy store MerPrinceCloset7 this Wednesday.
This cutie measure 9 inches in length by 11 inches in width. She is ready to ship Friday and will list on Etsy this Wednesday. $45 plus $3.50 US shipping Back can be customized with Word/Name (5 letters) or Initials.
This coral cutie measures 12 inches in length by 12 inches in width. The leather is so soft I may keep this one for my self. Okay I'll let it go $60 plus $3.50 US shipping. You can slide your tablet or nook comfortably it this cutie. Lots of pockets for all your treasures. She to can be customized on the back side. 5 letter word / name or Initials. She is available to ship out this Friday and will be placed on our Etsy store MerPrinceCloset7.
Wow very busy day and I am blogging about it too. Now that is time management for yay!
I was also able to get to work on a gift for three special ladies. Momma, big sister and baby sister Princess cut Mermaid Tee or Toddler Tank Dress. This is Phase one, tomorrow I will add the letters and do the matching purses.
I upcycle Tees I buy from work for my family as gifts.
Love that hubby helps me!! These tshirts are on sale going to pick up a few more this payday because I love the tank dress idea for several little girls in our life. I have to come up with some cool upcycle I can do for boys. I have sooooo many boys in my life and family that you would think I would be making boys shirts but it is so easy to find girl things. I got to work on that!
Thank you for reading all my ramblings of my crafty escapade today.
Spread love and light!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Today I awake with a lot emotions turning inside me. I always believe a plan is the best first action but today I want to take a leap of faith so bad it is stirring up all these emotions. I believe my art , my family and my self would be a lot happier around like minded people. I feel my abundance will rain on me like a summer storm if I take this leap.
My hubby is so supportive and he is up for anything but again with a little one you want to be sure.
But who is sure and who has the answers? Best laid plans and good intentions doesn't come out alright.
So yes we will take the leap and move! When your Boss pulls the last straw, family is far away, you live where multicultural is believe to be some band and your little boy doesn't have anyone to play with. Then you have to see that the door is closing and its time to move on.
This Mermaid is ready to swim with other real mermaids who are scared of the shallows!
I have been cleaning all day. I promise to post tomorrow but I am beat now.....heavy emotions, lots of cleaning and building forts with Roarkeums and my Lucas!
Thank you for reading my post and I will reward you for coming back tomorrow with some new pictures of our latest project. Resin Day of the Dead and Mermaid jewelry!
Roarkeums first time in the swings and he loved it!
This is the other reason why moving back to Cali has been on our minds. Roarkeums loves the beach and with Oregon's weather we don't get here enough even though we live so close.
Anyway hope to see you tomorrow !
Stay Crafty and go spread some love & light
Friday, June 14, 2013
I have been custom blending for over 20 yrs some form of Bath n Body products as a home base business. You now we launched our online business at the Big Cartel merprincecloset.bigcartel.com and we launched with some of my handmade jewelry.
My husband and I were having a conversation on the progress of the store. When out of the blue it hit me." Why did I not launch with my favorite bath n body goodies?"
Then a art gallery and gift store ask me to consign some bath salts, literally 10 mins after hubby and i were talking.Crazy , Right!
Flash forward a day later I found out I can get the HEMA Wellness certification I have been dreaming about for several years.
I am lucky we have a great healthy food store here on the coast. I got a few supplies and the weird science began.
I love Glory Bee products and always have a fresh array of fragrant and essential oils on hand in our home. I make my bath n body product for the aromatherapy benefits as well as making the water look and feel inviting.
Also when I custom blend I use color therapy as well.
This is just a brief overview of the different benefits each color offer.
As I mixed up the salts I started to think about the packaging for them. Wands were the first thing that came to my mind when I went to to buy the salts so I stopped at our local craft store Creative Beginings. Yes like always they came through and had these cute tubes with tops. They were so easy to fill.
Now the tubes are filled and I am ready to decorate my wands. I used my cricut and put these lovely Mermaids on the tips with different ribbons and copper wire.
I had to make a few jars for my crafties that I come across! Love my cricut and loving the pirates and mermaid cartridge.
Thank you for stopping by my crafty escapades the saga is on going!
These are the scents I came up with. Tomorrow I will post the properties of these lovely combinations and talk more about my journey of blending bath n body products. You'll love the story about the first timed I experimented with cinnamon oil. Hahahaha still get a good laugh from the memories.
Check these out on my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/listing/154055313/mermaid-wand-bath-salts!
Please support handmade business. I got to get to my training next week so tell a friend.
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If you donate $10 or more get a shell charm bracelet.
Yes Mermaids are swimming in my head.
Spread Love and light!
Stay Crafty my crafties.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Yay! New business cards came in. So very excited they came in because we will be working hard to promote our little store on Big Cartel locally as well as on line. It's all about the brand and your exposure. Our goal is that I become a work from home Mami so pushing our brand is what I have to do in order to succeed. Then yes, I will step up to achieve this dream and make it our reality.
I had so much fun repurposing these necklaces, but I am so critical of my work. Thanks to my loving hubby who is helping me see that I am way to critical of my work. The support of my family means a lot so if hubby says its great then I am going to trust it. Their support is even encouraging me to do some classes that customers have asked me to do! So stay tuned I will update you all about the classes.
New in the shop!