Friday, March 19, 2010

Newly Listed Products

As promised, bright & early this morning, I re-opened my
Etsy Shop. The first items listed were Bakers Twine
{sets & individual spools}.

Today I'll be adding sweet little tags that are perfect for tying on gifts, party favors, wedding favors, used as price tags at retail shops & art/craft shows, etc.

Take another look here.

This weekend I'll be listing some cards. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEWS FLASH: Etsy Shop Re-Opening

I'm so excited to announce that I'm re-opening my Bird Haven Etsy Shop Friday, March 19th!
The first items to be listed will be my sets of Bakers Twine wrapped on vintage wooden spools. These sets include 60 yards of twine: 15 each of red, blue, brown & green packaged in a cute little muslin bag with stamped bird image.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March Project #2.....Birthday Cards

Three birthday cards I've made this month for family birthdays

**News Alert** I'm planning to open the ol' Etsy Shop this week. YAY!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March Project #1.... My Wine Cork Board

As promised, I'm sharing my March craft projects with you. I won't necessarily be posting these in order of completion since some of them are birthday cards & I don't want the recipients to see the posted pics before they actually receive their card. So here is my 1st project:

My wine cork board that I began a year ago...... Yep, a year ago. I was going along pretty well with it when I ran out of corks with grapes on them. I had decided to place 2 of those corks in each row and I needed 18 more! So, that meant one thing......I needed to drink 18 bottles of wine. Little did I know that some of the bottles I'd be buying didn't have the grapes on them. Nope, they only had numbers printed on the sides. So, that of course meant I'd need to buy & drink more than 18 bottles of wine. Once my husband & I finally finished off 20 something bottles, we were in the midst of our move & my little project took a backseat. Last Friday night, however, I decided to finish it up at my neighbors house. We've been trying to scrapbook on Friday nights, but I decided I'd work on something else instead. It didn't take very long to complete it & it was quite easy to cut through the corks (easier than I remembered it being last year).

My incomplete cork board I began a year ago

Close-up of completed cork board

My cork board in the dining room. Not really sure where to put it. I actually wish I'd begun laying the corks with the frame horizontal, but in the old kitchen, I had a narrow spot of wall where it would hang perfectly like this. If it were horizontal now, I'd hang it above the wine glasses. So for now it sits & leans.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Where Has The Time Gone?

Time sure has slipped passed me. I can't believe it's been 7 months since my family & I moved from Connecticut to Hawaii (& since I've posted to my blog). The move out here went as smoothly as it could with a move of that distance. We love it here....the weather is just wonderful (besides the amount of rain we get where we're located), the views of the mountains & ocean are beautiful too. It's much different than New England & I have to say I'm glad we left before all of the winter snow storms that hit the east coast and the rest of the mainland.

Since I haven't posted in such a long time, my mind is oozing with things to chat about so bare with me while I ramble on........

The main reason my Etsy shop hasn't re-opened yet is because I haven't had much time to commit to it. I do however have several new goodies up my sleeve so stay tuned because I'll share them here first.

If you haven't noticed, (how could you not LOL) my blog has a new look as of yesterday. How do you like it? I love it! Although, I'd like the brown color of my text to be a very dark brown, but Blogger isn't giving me that option. If anyone out there is blogger savvy & can help a girl out, I'd appreciate it.
I'd like to create a new banner for my Etsy shop with this same style as my blog so be on the look-out for that.

In addition to ideas for my Etsy shop, I've been working on some projects for myself, family & friends. It's so fitting too because recently I found out that March is National Craft Month. I had no idea & had already planned to use this month to begin & actually finish (*gasp*) some projects. I'll be sharing pics of those projects here so keep your eyes peeled.

I think that covers most of what's been on my mind lately. I'll be posting again (before 7 months passes) and share my Etsy shop news as well as my projects I'm working on.
While you're here, leave a comment to say hi & let me know what you've all been up to. Have a wonderful weekend!