Thursday, September 30, 2010

My DIY Baby Shower Favors - Take 1

So I had a mental block for a loooong time over what favors to give at our upcoming baby shower. I even went shopping a couple weeks ago to get inspired and came back empty handed! But today, I gave it a second shot, and came up with an idea that I like.

I wanted to incorporate the mini wooden shoes (Rogér, my husband, is Dutch)that we didn't end up using at our wedding. I bought some "baby" ribbon, as well as some blue and some green ribbon at Michael's. I also bought a Sharpie Paint Pen (it's a pen with oil based paint!!)

Here's the results:

I'm thinking of adding a magnet to each shoe so guests can put them on their fridge.  Any opinions or suggestions??

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rejoice! (Plus a Promo Code)

I'm so glad to say that everything worked out with my Etsy order that I was worried about, here.  This totally makes my day! 

That, and the new boots I ordered from  I've coveted a great pair of brown "riding" boots for a long time and I think I finally found them! Are they too good to be true? Kinda hard to judge a shoe online, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  BTW, here's a little 15% off promo code I found for  BTSSHOES10.  It expires Sept 30th, so use it while you can!!!

In the end though, I spent waaaaay more on the shoes than I earned from my Etsy I've said before, so much for quitting my day job!  I'll think of this as my reward for putting up with work ;)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Autumn Wedding

A bloem origninal was just featured in a beautiful Etsy treasury by GrievousAngelDesigns.

 Click on the picture to go to the this treasury

Monday, September 20, 2010

Feeling Blue

It's always so exciting to get an Etsy buy (especially since I don't get them very often).  So you can imagine my disappointment when a recent order came in.  But it's a week later and I still haven't received payment on the purchased item (it was via PayPal, so it shouldn't take that long).  I feel like I've done everything I can do to politely remind this buyer to complete the payment.  This sucks!

So much for quitting my day job, I'm not as savvy at this Etsy thing as I was hoping I would be.  Feeling kind of down about the whole thing. 

In bloem...

I just added these flower girl  head wreaths to my Etsy store bloem! These are in fall colors, so perfect for anyone with a wedding coming up soon :)

Go check them out!

If you missed the previous post on flower girl head wreaths, you can see more items and photos here

Sunday, September 12, 2010

On My "Workbench"

Our kitchen cabinets just came in! So exciting, except that they are "Assembly Required", sooOo, they're sitting in boxes piled up in our living room.  Hence, my latest flower head wreaths are resting upon the mountains of cabinets.  I'll be adding these to my Etsy store soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In the bloempot....

These handmade, pretty little fairies are looking for a home!   They would be perfectly happy in your potted plant or adding a little whimsy to your computer desk :) 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On My Workbench.... Cherry Blossom Paper Tiara

Working on more paper tiara designs so that your princess can have the perfect crown for her next celebration ;)