Tuesday, 28 February 2012
I did it! I actually made my deadline of reopening my Etsy shop by the end of this month. Hooray! I even installed a handy, dandy widget on my sidebar -> you can even browse from my blog :)
Ok... so there isn't much in there YET. It's going to take a little time. And I can't guarantee there will be hoards of stuff listed at any point. After all, I have a full time job, a full time family, commitments, this blog and now creating for my shop. Eeek! But, I love it!
I hope you'll check it out from time to time and if you are already a part of the Etsy community, I hope you'll show some love for SaltTree!
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
There is one particular thing I look forward to in the warm months to come... being able to forgo the clothes dryer and use my laundry line! Not only does it save quite a bit of energy and money, but sun dried laundry smells soooo nice. And, it's the best bleach there is for your whites.
To make laundry hanging a little easier, I decided to make a clothespin hanging basket so I'm ready to roll once those temperatures rise. Made using some scrap fabric and two metal hangers, I now have a handy stay open basket that will slide along my laundry line with me as I hang my clothes.
Mine is very basic. You can make this as simple, fancy or as 'finished' as you like. This project cost me $0.00. Yep.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
I've missed making wreaths ... I do love a pretty yarn wrapped wreath and well... anything that gives me an excuse to work with felt is just an added bonus in my world. This little creation has an earthy, wise owl looking over a meadow of woodland foliage. I am extremely tempted to hang it on my own front door, or any where in my home for that matter!
But alas, it is not for me. As there is a purpose to this creation. I am determined to get my Etsy Shop back up and running by the end of this month. It has been far to long. I'm telling you all about my goal to keep me accountable and on track. It also means I need inventory! Hence, the creation. Yes, it will go up for sale!
So wish me luck and non-procrastination! You can bet I'll post links and make an announcement when my 'SaltTree' Etsy shop reopens.
Friday, 10 February 2012
If you are anything like me, you have some broken costume jewellery taking up valuable real estate in your jewellery box.
Bits of this, pieces of that, things you've been meaning to fix for months or longer *eek!*... Well, it's action time! How about turning those broken bits into a new, one of a kind piece?
Check it out. A 'new' necklace just for me! Made from different necklaces, anklets and bracelets. I didn't buy anything for this project. I used existing clasps and jump rings to connect all the bits with a pair of needle nose pliers. That was it!
I think it turned out quite nicely. Mine is a simple design but you could make yours as elaborate as you like! Sorry the photos aren't the best this time around, but I hope they are enough to inspire you to remake some of your own broken jewellery! Cheers!
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
A while ago, I was browsing at a home decor store and saw a neat fabric bowl that I picked up instantly and my inside voice said 'want!'. The price tag said 'put me down!'. I just couldn't justify paying for it when I new I could make this on my own. I decided to do a little digging around the www, and found a few variations of this type of project. Yay!
Want to see how I did it? You know the drill... follow along and I'll show you!
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Spring is edging closer and closer. Before you know it, rain will be abundant along with wellies and umbrellas! Yes... a see of boring umbrellas. Or not? How about you follow along and see how to make your own prettied up ruffled umbrella! PS, it cost me only $2.25 to make this. Thank you dollar store!