One of my good friends asked me to paint this spooky bunch for her son and being a fan of monsters I couldn’t resist. I painted eight 2” dolls to look like a vampire, Frankenstein, a ghost (who glows in the dark!), a mummy, a pair of robots, an alien, and a zombie. Aren’t they adorable?! I love the mummy and zombie… they make me smile.
Painting princesses and ballerinas are fun but I really enjoy painting ninjas, pirates, zombies, and other fun characters for boys and girls to play with once in a while. Then I get to take photos of my creations, another really enjoyable creative process.
So, because I am so pleased with how these dolls came out and am excited about all the photos I took yesterday I am going to offer a quick little 4 day sale to all my lovely blog readers- 15% off any purchase! All you need to do is use the code MONSTER15 when you are checking out. I have added a few new listings so come check out my shop, the dolls make great birthday favors, stocking stuffers, and dollhouse dolls!
Sorry for the break folks! It has been an incredible week though and I just have to share.
This space that I call my own is a wonderful tool that allows me to share my thoughts, get things off my chest, and share cool things that I find on the web. Other bloggers have found their niche on their blogs, prompting books to be written and allowing parents to quit their jobs and write for a living. It truly is an amazing thing! Well in the last couple of months I have reached other bloggers, way more famous than me, and have touched many people through my writing and crafting. First my Olivia* post and now my Etsy store.
“we are now famous!”
A few weeks ago a dear friend of mine pointed me to a blog called Young House Love. I have visited there before due to their awesome projects and lovely energy. She told me that the couple was building their little girl, Clara, a dollhouse and suggested that I write and see if they would like some of my little peg princess dolls as a gift. I adore little girls and crafting so I happily sent an email off, offering some dollies as a gift. Sherry politely declined as their policy is not to accept free things, which is totally understandable, and I put it out of my mind.
Well, Thursday I was teaching and my phone chimed, telling me I had an Etsy order. Whoohoo! A peg princess set was ordered! Then another order, then another…. weird…. but I continued on with my day not really thinking too much about it. While driving Colleen called me, shrieking with happiness! The blog wrote a little line about my Etsy shop!!!! I seriously had no clue that their readership was so big, but later that night I checked and over 9,000 people had viewed my listing for these simple little peg dolls! Crazy!
Let’s just say that I have been flooded with orders, have bought out all the local craft stores of their girl peg dolls, and had to put in a special order to get some more asap. =) It is just wonderful to say the least. I can’t believe that all these orders came because of another blog, it is that powerful.
So that has been the last few days… now excuse me while I go paint some more dolls!
My life has been taken over by little wooden girls and coffee!
1. Easy Easter Tree Centerpiece 2. Cute Ballerina flats 3. Spring color palette 4. Unicorn Taxidermy
5. Plush Pillow Foxes 6. Beautiful Ombre Tights 7. Awesome teepee
8. Naturally dyed eggs 9. Drawer organization stickers 10. DIY Lego travel box
Aren’t these awesome finds?! I am really excited about the unicorn taxidermy because it is perfect for a little girl’s room and
the drawer organization stickers since my poor husband has to put away all these little clothes.
Those naturally dyed eggs are gorgeous and I am really into that teepee! Enjoy!
I have high hopes for this week simply because.
There is so much I want to do, I have to do, I am looking forward to… and of course there is the mundane of some daily chores and such.
Some people have a laundry list of things to get done, I have a wish list!
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So here are my wishes for this week:
Work on my Granny Square blanket and my friend's eternity scarf
Sell some things from my Etsy store
Make some rainbow toast and rainbow sugar cookies with the kids!
Go see a farm tomorrow and play with baby animals
Go with the homeschool co-op and visit the Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Have a Twilight marathon... yes, I am a dork like that!
Make some of these baked zucchini sticks and trick the girls & hubby into eating them
Realize that my house does now look like this and try to resist the urge to go all Cleaning Nazi on everyone.
And I am sure that there is more, but that is about it for now! What are your hopes for this week?
Hello friends! It seems like love is everywhere you look and Etsy is no different, with a great selection of gifts for your true love whether it is your kids, husband, wife, mum… here are just a few beautiful handmade goodies I have found:
1. Ultimate Sweetheart Valentine Cake Pops
2. Pretty Sterling Silver Valentine’s Heart Necklace
3. Dusty Rose Infinity Scarf
4. Ceramic Bunny Love Bowl
5. Conversational Heart Soaps
6. Lovely Elf Plush
7. Deep Ruby Canvas Ruffled Bag
There are many treasuries as well devoted to the day of love (or un-love if you are in the Anti-Valentine’s Day group) so be sure to check them out if you are in need of a unique gift for your love!