Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Treasury Tuesday - April Showers

I'm sure we've all heard the saying 'April showers bring May flowers' - but does anyone know how to get rid of this wind? Well while you ponder that, here are some Etsy finds that remind me of the 'April showers...' saying. Enjoy!

Click on photo to view item(s) in Etsy.

Posh Pup - Max

Here's a picture of Max sporting his new plaid collar while cruising in the car with his mom. I'm not sure what he has his eye on, but I'm positive it's not another pooch wearing the same outfit (since our collars are mostly one of a kind).

Looking good Max!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Treasury Tuesday - Au Naturel

I think it's much more fun, cost effective, and just all around rewarding to go scrounging for art supplies than to go to my local craft store. But not everyone has time or access to supplies so luckily there are artists that will scrounge for you. Check out these Etsy finds.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Posh Pup - Memphis

I'm really excited to share pictures I just received of Memphis sporting his new collar (purchased from us on Etsy) and his tie (also an Etsy purchase). He looks so proud of his new look, which he will be donning again in June when he'll be participating in a wedding.

Love it Memphis! You are one handsome pooch with or without your attire.



Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Can Carolers DIY


While digging through my holiday decorations I found something I created many years ago... Can Carolers! My sister and I used to make and sell these at craft shows. I'm really glad I held on to a couple of them.

They were easy and fun to make. They were also a big hit at the craft shows. I've listed supplies and instructions below so you can make your own. If you do make them, I'd love to see photos!


The carolers pictured are free standing, but we also made them with string attached to hang as ornaments.

Supplies
  • Aluminum soda can(s) - any size
  • Spray Paint
  • Flesh colored acrylic paint
  • Sharpie pen
  • Moss
  • String (if you plan to hang them)
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions
  1. Completely remove the pull tab. Use a metal file to smooth any sharp edges.
  2. Using your hands, press to dent the soda can. Not too much, or it won't stand up.
  3. Spray paint the can. I used a gloss paint.
  4. Paint and/or glue decorations on the "clothing" portion of the can.
  5. Use a paint brush to paint the "face" of the can.
  6. Use a sharpie to draw the eyes on the face.
  7. If you plan to hang them as ornaments, hot glue string where you plan to put the hair.
  8. Hot glue moss for the hair.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Reloved Magazine

If you haven't checked out Reloved magazine yet, I recommend you do so. It has a lot of great ideas, DIYs, inspiration and just plain eye candy. Yum!

Here's what they say about themselves... Reloved is the exciting new magazine at the heart of thrifting, shabby chic and upcycling. With an emphasis on breathing new life into old, forgotten objects, it brings a hands-on approach to this thriving pastime. Featuring at least 25 substantial projects in each issue.