Friday, October 31, 2008

Pre-Weekend Project - Part 2

Today is all about organizing, sorting, and lots of mushroom making! I have all the pieces of furniture where I want it and now I need to go through and organize everything to put in it's place. My brother is going to make me some little boxes that I want to look like miniature crates that I will paint red. Then in the middle of the room where the desk and 2 basket holders are we are going to turn it into a big table with a storage section underneath. That's where I will put the basket holders for now. I really didn't like the idea of covering some of the window with the table but I think it's growing on me. Another thing he is going to work on for me today is some small shelving under my big desk where I can store my papers.

After I get the room somewhat straightened up I have about 70+ mushrooms make for orders and the larger table in the middle is going to be a perfect mushroom making place. Now that I have 2 cups of coffee in me and another fresh and hot cup ready I think it's time to get back to work. I have a lot to accomplish today!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pre-Weekend Project

For what seems like always everytime I do any kind crafting I always end up on my floor. See:

The main reason I do this is because I don't have enough table space in my craftroom. There are 2 tables in my room one has a sewing machine and sewing stuff on it and the other has my computer on it. But tomorrow all that is going to change! With the help of my husband and my brother we are going to build a large table and some other fun things that I have been wanting and needing. I'm hoping that the end result will not only get me off the floor but make things "look" more organized. Even though I swear everything is so organized it just looks so cluttered. We will be adding the desk, putting in more lighting, and maybe installing some shelves. Though I'm not sure if I want the shelves or not because they may tend to make it look cluttered again. But we will see! I'm so excited!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Funky Finds October Giveaways!

Have you signed up for the Funky Finds October Giveaways yet? It's easy just go to Funky Finds post listed here and post your favorite item from each shop listed for October. The deadline is October 31st so get on over there!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Banner & Shop Name

I've decided to change the name of my etsy shop to Mushroom Delight and along with the name change a new look was in order. Chelsea from Paper*Cakes showed off her new pretty designed banner and I fell in love with the design. So I contacted McPrincessMaree and after only 2 or 3 days I got my new etsy banner look and I absolutely adore it. If you are looking for a cute and reasonable priced banner or blog design I definitely recommend her! Now Im working on some new package ideas and getting my own online shop opened. Im a busy girl I tell ya.

I've also been working on some wooden houses that I personally cut and painted. I have a few more ideas I want to try out with them but here is what I have made so far:

Little Houses

Little Houses

Now I'm off to clean up my craftroom because it is a complete disaster area!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I got Skil!

For the past month I have been wanting a saw to play around with some ideas in my head. And for a little late birthday present we picked up my Skil saw today! I am so happy with it and still have to figure a few things on it and yep still got all my fingers! Here's a peek at it and some new pieces coming soon...Enjoy!

New little houses!

Not even an hour and it's already dirty!

Site - Seeing

Site seeing is what I call when I start searching for something on Google (ya im a googlewhore) and I end up somewhere totally different then my original search. Then the whole journey starts and I never go back to my original search. You do this right? Here is my site seeing journey this morning:

So I was cruising along in my LexusGoogle images admiring any "miniature crochet apron patterns" that I might find. Until page 6 when I stumbled upon these adorable looking crocheted shoes

I slammed on the brakes and turned right to check out templettes where the banner notes "fun things to download and do". I got really excited looking through all the fun inspiring projects. I took a left to check out this pretty little paper flower tutorial by dozi design

Then I made a u-turn back to templettes and saw this neat looking Hermes Kelly Purse pattern that you can print and make. But I was blocked since I am work. So sad! But templettes says go to the world of Hermès link up top.

So I made another u-turn back to templettes and start cruising again looking for those little Mary Jane crocheted shoes I saw and I end up at sylver designs on etsy. I had to have the pattern so I purchased the Adult Size Mary Janes. My next journey might include the purchase of the steering wheel cozy.

Then it was time to park my LexusGoogle until my next journey. Hope you had fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Birthday Drawing Winners!

Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! The day turned out better than I had expected since I had to work. But I will have more fun on Thursday when we really get to celebrate.

And now for the Drawing Winners:

Drawing #1 a Mushroom Pair goes to Ana

Drawing #2 a Special Fall Mushroom Set goes to Chelsea

Drawings #3 & #4 a Bubblicious Mushroom Set & New Secret Item goes to Rita Katita

Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Birthday To ME Discounts & Drawings! [CLOSED]

It's My Birthday Drawings!!!

If you don't know already today is my birthday! To celebrate my birth I have lots of fun planned for everyone!

An all day activity will be a SALE listing in my etsy shop for Custom Colored Mushrooms (2 Large - 2 Miniatures) for only $8.00 plus shipping! There are only 5 sets available for the day so don't miss out! Sale ends 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time.

4 possibly 5 Drawings will be held!
*Be sure and read each drawing requirement!

Drawing 1 will be between those who post to this thread between now and 12pm Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a red with white polka dot mushroom pair (1 large - 1 miniature).
Congratulations to Ana!

Drawing #2 will be between those who post to this thread until 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a Special Fall Mushroom Set.

Drawing #3 will be for those who show me their favorite birthday party theme with a link to the photo. Only those that post a link to a birthday party theme will qualify for this drawing. Drawing will be held at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a set of 4 Bubblicious Mushrooms.

Drawing #4 will be for those who tell me a little story about their most favorite or funniest birthday ever! Only those that post their story will qualify for this drawing. Drawing will be held at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive the first of a secret item coming to my etsy shop next week!

Drawing #5 will only happen if there are 100+ postings to this thread! Only those that comment to this post will be entered. Tell your friends, family members and ya your enemies too! Tell everyone on your blog, your flickr, or even in a forum that allows it. The winner will be chosen at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time and will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to use in my etsy shop (shipping is on me).

4 possible 5 drawings and it is possible to win more then 1! It's all going to depend on your luck and if you participate in each of them.

Please include your information into one comment post. This will make it easier for me to keep up with. I think this is going to be lots of fun and I wish everyone Good Luck!

*NOTE: Please be sure and add your email address or site link where you can be contacted into your comment. If you win and I can't contact then sorry another winner will be chosen.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm Back

Wow it's been a few years since I have blogged. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things and get this looking like I want. I always have trouble finding or making a layout that I am happy with. So this one will do for now until I can work on a new one.

This weekend I have been working on some new pictures for the wooden mushrooms that I make. Since my birthday is Tuesday I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes and take some photos with the mushrooms. I really like the way they came out and here are some of my favorites:

Cuppy Cake Fun!

During the week I will be finding other ways to photograph them and have some new mushrooms items coming up soon! If you have any clever ideas on how to photograph them you'd like to share I would love hear them!