Friday, December 31, 2010

Gift Cards

So I found another use for used gift cards~ as this is my idea out of the gate but for me it's a nice addition to my used gift card line! Guitar picks! my son plays a little and he thinks they are cool!
You can get a set over at my easy shop  If you have a custom request let me know!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Holiday Waste

So now that the holiday's are over (with the exception of New Years) what are you going to do with all those cards you received from thoughtful folks that were thinking of you this Christmas? throw them away? I think not! at the very least recycle them but maybe first you should tear then in half and flip them over and use the black sides for notes, list, to-do's! then when your done recycle them!

Did you remember to recycle all that wrapping paper & boxes?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mail Trash

So yesterday the gifts I purchased online start to pour in and I am thinking what am I going to wrap them in? I am not sure if I have enough packing paper saved up from the year to wrap everything so I had seen that there was a tutorial on how to turn a tyvek (those postal envelopes that you can't tear) envelope into something not sure didn't read the tutorial but I am sure this is how it turned out! so I went down stairs (hobbled because I pulled my lower back garbage picking on Monday!) and whip up this cute bag from a priority envelope! it could so be used for a Thank You gift and you could just circle the word Thank you that is printed all over the inside of the bag! but for Christmas it to will work since it's red right? So now I am looking at the mail in a whole new light!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Odd Cool Stuff!

I get this daily email from it kind of seems more geared towards men but they have all kinds of weird stuff on there like a weird converter ~ 1 Tom Cruise = 133 placentas ! or a beer shooting cooler. Today's was this GymyGym chair which is an exercising office chair but the best part is it is made from 95% recycled materials! check it out I would love to have one at work!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Party time

I am sure you know that I work at a place that sells swing sets and because we have a hugh indoor showroom we had two party rooms built when we built the building so on weekends there are up to 8 parties! well I put recycling bins in the party rooms, a sign on the wall guilting them into recycling for their children and even a sign on the party room door but to my dismay only a few of them actually recycle! I ask the employees to leave the trash from the sunday parties so I can sift thru it on Monday pulling out all the plastic bottles, returnables, plastic silverware, juice pouches and any wrapping paper that hasn't found the food! The saturday parties trash tends to start smelling by sunday so the employees  feel them must toss it so I figure I have to let it go and know that I am doing something by saving those who had parties on Sunday~ damn those Saturday folks!lol!

Well a lot of people out there make all sorts of stuff from juice pouches and I really don't feel I need to travel that road since it's so well traveled (I like to take the road less traveled & bumpy) but everytime I have a show I get the "oh you make stuff like those juice pouch bags" No people I don't! but to stop them from saying that & the fact that I do come across a poop ton of pouches I decided to make these juice pouch Pockets! everyone loves them and at $2 a pop who wouldn't!

One thing leads to another

I joined a easy team!! yeah! and then when I went to the team page there were links and I started clicking which lead to more stuff like this . I have signed up but not sure what it's all about really and I think it's pretty new. You should check it out if you have an etsy shop it seems like it might be a good thing and if nothing else it won't hurt!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Craft Appeal

Someone on Etsy suggested I check out this site called Craft Appeal so I did and posted something and I won!! Sweet huh? here's my Award.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

other's inspire the fire

I have been making MoHawk hats for awhile now and have been wanting to make a toddler size but haven't really had the fire to sit down and do it~ well someone asked me to make a custom MoHawk hat for their toddler ~ so there was my fire! Now for the Hawk well she wanted some oranges and grays well before she could suggest it I had the ahh moment and thought why don't I tye dye it and dye the roving like I would a lump of yarn~ then she suggested something along those lines as well! I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of doing the Hawks that way before! Funny how somethings are right in front of your face but you can't see them!
Here's a picture of one of the toddler MoHawk hats I made. Love this one so much I'm thinking of making one for myself! you can see more at