This week and last week I have been prepping for my first Flea Market.I have a booth with my mom. I am excited, nervous, and I am sure will be exhausted after the weekend.
So this week may be a little light on posts, but I will be sure to post pictures of our booth next week. I will be taking some handmade items too, and I am contemplating a pop up shop for left over vintage after the flea.
In the meantime, here’s a bunch of the stuff before pricing. Pardon the blurry pictures these are all taken with my phone.
It has been a busy week. I spent sometime on a home decor project. I will be blogging more about that later. Mostly I have been working on bigger things this week, and less instant gratification. So here ya go! Linking up with Jeanette at Life Rearranged.
Luke helped me out getting some wood / the start of my wood slat wall / learning to use utensils is messy business
Luke gets more and more adventurous everyday, I guess Danger is his middle name / Family Photo / Washi tape entertains well for awhile
Working on some stitching / new pjs are the best / a sneak peak at my almost complete wall
Cool Luke, he actually wore his sunnies for longer than 30 seconds / POPcorn is the best / Me and my boy
Oh Instagram, how I love thee! You make my grainy cell phone pictures look so much better.
Do you know about my Handmade Gifting Page? If you don’t please, please check it out.
You can click on the picture above to go straight to the page, or the link up there right under my header all the way to the right has some more info on it.
But the general idea is, you go and like the Facebook page. Then each month I have a post you can nominate someone on. I like to hear why you nominate that specific person in about one sentence. I love it when people nominate others who are having a hard time, in the midst of a medical issue, or relationship problem. It’s nice for everyone, but especially people in rough times to feel love. And what better way to receive a handmade item specifically for them. At the end of the month I randomly draw a name and then send that person a gift on behalf of the Nominator. No Stings Attached.
Just a few of the gifts I have made. You can click on the description to get more information on each one in their blog posts.
I usually don’t give items I have in my shop away, but sometimes, as you can see, if the item fits for the person I make one specifically for them. I find it a fun way to express my creativity in items I may not sell, or use for myself. I also just like giving to people, and I feel my creative gifts are a gift from God, and I have the responsibility to share what He has given me, be it by making things for people or teaching people.
I don’t always blog about the gifts, so you can see more in the albums on the Facebook page. I would love it if you came and had a visit.
I have been stitching a little bit lately making some gifts.
This one was for the January (yeah I’m super late) From:Me To:You gift. I have this saying in a similar fashion in a printed version and love it. So I’m told the receiver of the January gift likes books and reading so I stitched this on linen for her.
I framed it in a thrifted 8″x10″ frame that she can stand or hang. I take out the glass to appreciate the texture of the embellishments and to not squish them either.
I just added a few bits of fabric and crocheted trim to match the stitching.
This next one is for a dear friend. Who has always been there for me even when I am not such a great friend.
Handstitched again on Linen with some fabric, vintage doily, ribbon, and buttons. This is just the beginning of the actual verse. Technically it is Proverbs 17:17a.
This is in a frame I thrifted a long time ago. It is 11″x14″ and I also left the glass out. It is meant to hang, but I had no empty nails to pop it on for a quick picture.
I have one more I am working on as a very belated thank you gift, I will share when it’s done. I am always behind since the munchkin came along, but he’s worth it.
Thanks for stopping by!
p.s. would anyone be interested in a Tutorial on this. It’s pretty simple but sometimes it’s nice to have the steps laid out in Photo Tutorial format? Let me know in the comments.