Been a long time without a blog entry. Two toddlers will do that to a person. Anyways, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and open an Etsy store. I’m now known as Spring Daisy Studio, but I have no listings yet. I have several items ready to photograph as well as several works in progress. I’ll be sure to update as soon as I’m ready to open!
So, in order to get me out of my crafting funk, I’ve decided to do a craft swap at craftster. It’s a week of baby onesies/t-shirts, so perfection! I just got a cricut, so I’m hoping to use it for some stencils and I may try to learn some embroidery.
For Christmas, I did make all the gifts, which I didn’t take any pictures of. They included a bunch of hats, a scarf, 2 necklaces, 3 bookmarks, an ornament, a bracelet and a cell phone charm. I’ve also gotten some new knifty knitter looms and I made some yarn daisies with one. I’m trying to get back in the swing of things and hopefully this swap will get me started!
Things have been crazy hectic in the Decker household for the past year or so. I’m hoping to stop neglecting my blogs. I’m still alive for those of you that actually look at this.
I have been slacking big time on the crafty front. I had to put the dress on hold because I got all the pieces cut out, then stopped working on it a while and now I’m pregnant again :). So it won’t fit even if I do get it finished. Hopefully after this baby, I’ll get down to the same size I have the pattern cut for. I’ve done a little bit of bead work, but not much. If you look to the right of page, you can see my new flickr link. I signed up and have an account just for my crafts. Most of the things I’ve taken pics of have been made for a while, but I just wanted to document everything. Anyways, I hope I can start getting into more things. We will be moving soon and that will take a lot of time, but I’ll still have to fit my craftiness in somewhere. I also have a little girl on the way that should be a lot of fun to craft for 🙂
I thought it was time for a jewelry update. Some of these things I made before Sept.Fest, others I’ve made in the past week. I have gotten on a kick of making chains with beads in them and people seemed to like them at the festival. So I have them in a few various colors, whereas I only started with red and black. I’ve also made one that is double stranded. I have a new pair of earrings and a bookmark that I really like too. So, on to the pictures.
Purple and White Double Strand Bracelet
But I did pretty well at my booth 🙂 I have lots less jewelry and some more money. I’m so glad to have that over with. I got lots of comments on my bracelet displays (paper cones) and my jewelry. One bracelet in particular, Ashley did not like at all, but I made 4 of because I thought they would sell. I sold out, and made two more, and sold one of those. I will be doing it again next year and hope to have a website up and running soon. Yay! For now, I suppose I will be posting pics of my new creations here. A couple people asked about my information, so I directed them here. I don’t have any new pics now, but hopefully I will in the next day or two. Oh, I do have pics of my booth 🙂
I’m hoping to set up a booth at Septemberfest to sell some of the jewelry I’ve made. I’ve been pricing, inventorying, and working on displays recently. I’m still taking tons of pics of Austin and we’ve made two more trips to the park.
I’ve also digi scrapped a little bit recently. Scrapbook Flair has some fun challenges that gives me ideas for what to scrap. This one was for the rule of thirds challenge. I didn’t take the picture thinking of the rule of thirds, but had zoomed out enough that I could crop it to fit that rule of composition.
I also did a page of one of our engagement pictures for a word challenge. I really liked how it turned out.
Another recent photo I’ve taken is that of the FHS marching band. It took a while to get the new uniforms so we missed picture day. So on the day that uniforms were distributed, I climbed a ladder and took the picture. The band room was a mess so I removed it and put up a black background. We also had a few students missing, so I got their pictures from the same angle at a later day and photoshopped them into the group image. I just have one more person to get, but we have to get her a uniform, and the only ones left need mending. I can’t post the pic here because of the whole no parent permission thing, but I’m really proud of my work on it.