Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shabby Cottage Shops Huge Christmas in July Event

Come join The Shabby Crafter and all of the Shabby Cottage Shops for the 2011 Christmas in July event.

July 10th through July 26th.

Each day, they will feature a different boutique!!! You'll see what they have picked to dazzle you and it's for sale for just ONE DAY, ...and the item pictured beside it is the item you'll receive FREE, plus FREE SHIPPING on

both items!  It's our way of saying thanks for shopping with us at The Shabby Crafter and Shabby Cottage Shops during our Christmas in July Extravanza!! 

Here is what I will be offering from my shop:

Buy this   

Get this free

Check out my etsy shop or Shabby Cottage Shops daily to find out when this is available.

Each day a different boutique will be offering a special item for sale. Whoever purchases the item will also receive a second item as a free gift along with free shipping! Now, the date each boutique is featured is a total secret! And there is only “ONE” item available. So, you’ll need to check back each day and you’ll need to be quick, because once it's gone, it's gone! 
You'll want to visit all the participating shops to see what they're offering and giving away on their special day too! There's a list of the wonderful boutiques below!!

The Ruffled Rose  
The Shabby Crafter
5 Dollar French Marche 
Vintage Paris Market
Little Luxuries of Va 
Tequila Bay Boutique 
Sassy Beach Jewelry Designs 
Dusty Oak Ornaments
Doggie Carriers and More 
Celestina Marie Designs
Creations with Heart 
Belle Inspiration 
Debi Coules 
Sweethearts Nest 
Holly and Glitter 
Little Bit Old Lil Bit New 
My Secret Garden

Hope to see you there!!!!!

I am also offering 25% off my entire shop during this event!!! 
Use coupon code cij2011 to receive the discount.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

$100.00 Craft Supplies Sweepstakes is giving away $100.00 gift certificate. Enter to win by May 15th by liking them on facebook. Good luck to you all, but I am gonna win it,,,LOL

Much peace and love to you all,

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Market Monday at Etsy Cottage Style

It's Market Monday once again at Etsy Cottage Style. A wonderful way to shop for Mother's Day! Check out all the great shops here:

Much peace and love to you,

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Recycled Plastic Jars Make Pretty Storage Solutions

I am always trying to come up with new ways of storing all my bits and pieces in my sewing area. Here is a great way to recycle plastic (or glass) mayonnaise and peanut butter jars to give you that extra storage in a very pretty way.

Aren't they pretty? Here's what I did.

First off the lids were an ugly red. So, unless red goes with your decor, paint them! Now, being plastic, there is of course a specific paint to use to make it stick. I put on a good 3 coats of spray-on Kilz brand pigmented paint. This stuff sticks to ANYTHING!  If you want them white, no need to paint any more. If you want them another color, one or two coats of regular spray paint, after the Kilz drys, will do it.

Then I wanted to pretty them up a bit so I used my water slide decal roses I had on hand. They are also available from The Decal Cottage on Etsy. Or here is a tutorial on how to make your own and a source to buy the necessary materials.

After adding the decals I sprayed them with a couple coats of Krylon Clear Coat.

Lids done....check!

Now for the jars.... I made up a label graphic that I am making available for download here. Just click the link, right click the graphic that pops up and then click "save image as" and save it to your hard drive.

Here is what the graphic looks like:

You can either print it as is and write your title on it by hand, or add text with your graphic program before printing. Then, just print them out on a sticky 8 - 1/2 x 11 label sheet (available at any office supply store). After printing, just cut them out and stick on the front of your jar. This label is sized to print out to perfectly fit a quart size mayo jar. After adding the label, I tied an pretty ribbon around the top, just under the lid area.

Jar done....check!

Then just fill 'em up with trims, buttons, laces, ribbons, beads, whatever you need to store! So pretty!!!

Don't feel like messing with the lids? Use the jars with the label and ribbon as a pretty flower vase!

That's all there is to it....... and a great way to keep those jars out of the trash! 

This tutorial is featured in the following linky parties:

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Another Great Giveaway at Heaven's Walk

Heaven's Walk blog is hosting 2 great giveaways with really cool prizes!

This is the first one:

And this is the second one:

Click here to enter

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Bloggers Pillow Party

Today I created a pillow just so I could be part of the Bloggers Pillow Party. There are so many cute pillows there, that I decided to jump in. I have been wanting to do something a little on the shabby Parisian side so I used lots of yummy tea stained and hand stamped fabrics along with vintage laces and one of my handmade flowers to create a shabby center and surrounded it by a paisley outer pillow cover.

So that's my entry into the Bloggers Pillow Party. You can check out all the entries by clicking on the button below!

Blogger's Pillow Party

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I WON!!!!!!

Woohoo!!!! I Won this fabulous giveaway I posted about!

I am so jazzed!

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