Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. May you be able to spend the day with your loved ones and take a moment to be thankful for your health and happiness.
   This print is from a Harper's Bazaar and while it may be bit more Christmasy, I feel that with the turkey and pumpkins it still works for Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Silk App Review

  If you are a V.I.B. for Sephora, you can get this app for free, which is how I ended up downloading it. If you aren't, than this app will cost you $2.99, but it is worth it. This is the coolest doodling app that I have found. You can download it at the app store here.  
  You can choose a single color or mix two and make generative art work with the swipe of a finger.
  Here is just a sample of what you can create. Hint: You can also save your work and upload it. No Master's Degree required to be an art god. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Holiday Earrings on Etsy

Hear ye, Hear ye.....New holiday cross stitch earrings now for sale on Etsy! Hand made and you can customize them with a post back or clip on. 

Holly Earrings with Red Seed Bead Berries

Red Poinsettia Earrings

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vintage Christmas Finds

    Last weekend I went to the fairgrounds for their antique show, in hopes of finding some mercury glass and bottle brush trees. No luck on the mercury glass beads but I did find some very cute bottle brush trees in white (never saw them in white before) and a tiny paper house from Japan.  I also found an unusual mushroom made from wood and seashells.

A miniature house in the woods, if I find more I can turn my mantel into a village. I used a battery operated flicker
light to make the windows glow.

The house id covered in glitter, but due to age, you really can't see it.

My sea shell mushrooms

The bottle brush tree is decorated with pipe cleaners and beads.

I did find a tutorial on how to make your own bottle brush trees and I am eager to start my own rainbow forest. You can find the tutorial at the blog Just Something I made.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The coupons are coming!

Mark your calendars, I will be offering 3 separate coupons for the Holiday season good at my Etsy store.

On Black Friday (Nov. 29) enter code BLACKMINK and receive 20% off your purchase of $10 or more.
On Small Business Saturday (Nov 30) enter SMALLSATURDAY and receive a Thank you coupon good for $5 off your next purchase of $20.
On Cyber Monday (Dec 2) enter MINKMONDAY and get free shipping (US only) on order over $50.

One coupon code per day and only for the day they are offered on! Get your shopping done early and support an independent local business-----me!