Thursday, April 28, 2011

Month of Hope

I heard about this ministry on Under the Sycamore and am so eager to join in the ranks.  I love ministry opportunities that allow me to include my children and this is perfect!  

This ministry involves crafting and our group will be working on these...

They are adorable!   I think I'll make a few extra for me and my daughter! Find the tutorial {here}.

Still working out the details, but I'm hoping to gather up our homeschool group and friends from church to create a big batch of bracelets.

You can read more about the ministry {here}.  


Monday, April 25, 2011

Etsy Favorites

My latest Etsy favorites:

Dearie Dress in Black

linen ruffle earrings. available in several colors.

White China Ironstone Scalloped Dishes - Service for 8

wood and word sign

Click on the photo to be directed to the Etsy shop.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Beautiful Cross Adorned with Seashells and Pearls.

John 3:16 

  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I am so thankful for Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. For saving me, while I was still a sinner.  For accepting the punishment for my sin.  For dying so that I could live.  I humbly thank Him.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jewelry Display

This post is inspired by my latest shop addition...

Antique Ceiling Tin Hook Rack /  Architectural Salvage Decor

and a recent purchase...

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I love to *display* my jewelry rather than shoving them in my jewelry box.  The latter was what I've been doing most of my life.  Add scrambling 5 minutes before I'm supposed to leave to find the perfect accessory and you have a volatile situation.  Again, this used to describe me.  

In an effort to *simplify* my life & home, I'm packing away a lot of decorations that don't fall into the categories of usefulness, art or something I adore.  

It is now relaxing & dare I say fun, to accessorize, even if it is 5 minutes before I'm supposed to leave.  

Printer drawer jewelry display

turquoise rose 3-tier antique jewelry stand

Antique Ceiling Tin Hook Rack /  Architectural Salvage Decor


Friday, April 15, 2011

Now on Facebook

Joy Frameworks

Yep, I'm taking a spin on the Facebook ferris wheel!  I know, I'm a little late in the game.  I've had several clients want to share photos of how they displayed their Joy Frameworks creations and now they can post them on my FB page.  Clients have used my "enormous" memo boards as headboards, brides have used my tin creations for escort boards and now we can all be inspired.  I'm so excited!  

Hope you'll join me soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shop Update...Putting the Ribbons to Use

Armed with yards and yards of fabulous ribbon, I went to work on these...

As For Me and My House Bible Verse Sign made with Antique Ceiling Tin

RETRO RED Antique Ceiling Tin Memo Board / Wall Hanging
Fleur De Lis Antique Ceiling Tin Wall Hanging / Memo Board

BOLD & BEAUTIFUL Antique Ceiling Tin Memo Board / Wall Hanging

RETRO GRANNY Antique Ceiling Tin Magnetic Memo Board / Picture Frame


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Etsy Favorites

60's industrial shop chair

If you haven't stopped by my blog or made the virtual trip to Etsy, I'll give you the low down and show you some of my personal favorites.

Numbered cloth napkin set of eight

Etsy is the best place to shop & sell.  They only allow handmade, vintage or supplies to be sold.  This is huge for an artist or crafter.  I tried selling on Ebay for awhile and it just wasn't the right fit for my handmade goods.  It was filled with too many mass manufactured products of low quality and it felt more like a garage sale than a boutique or gallery.  

MOBILE / multi color pom pom
Etsy is a community of sellers and buyers that get each other.  The sellers are your peers and that is such an encouraging environment to work in.

The clients are amazing.  Seriously, each one is a dear and they appreciate the work that goes into creating handmade items.  Simply put, it is where I host my shop and it is also where I shop.  I'll warn you though, its addicting.

Bloom Earrings. Mint Green Flowers


Monday, April 11, 2011

My fetish

Ribbons, yes ribbons, are my fetish.  I am seriously addicted to ribbons.  So, this weekend I hauled by two babies to a store dedicated solely to ribbon.  Rows and rows of ribbon.  I think it's a given that moms can continuously use the word *babies* to describe their children regardless of age, don't you agree?  Anyhow, while my kiddos occupied themselves quietly by pretending that they were spies and the security cameras were lasers, I walked the aisles slowly inspecting each shelf.  It was a treat.  Seriously, like an "anthropoligie" type treat.  It could be worse.

So here are a few of my goodies, which I determined were all from the same supplier.  Funny how your taste just meshes with some companies.  I poured through aisles and aisles and of mismatched ribbon and figured out that every roll I pulled was the same manufacturer.  

I love the thickness of the ribbon and the quality of detail. 

The two above have rows of fuzziness that remind me of a pussy willow.  The symmetry also gives it a post modern feel.  Love it!

File:Pussy willow branch.jpg

You'll see these babies again soon as I combine their gorgeous textures with the ceiling tin pieces in my shop.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Loving Turquoise

I've taken this time worn tin and gave it new vibrancy by turning it into this turquoise welcome sign.

WELCOME Sign made with Antique Ceiling Tin Tile / Architectural Salvage Home Decor

I *love* turquoise in natural hues or as a bright accent.  This beaded chandelier may as well be a gorgeous piece of jewelry.  It makes the room!


While this toned down earthy version feels relaxing & calm.

I love how this large bit of color not only works as a focal point, but it also makes the variety of colors & patterns that are going on in the room (closet...can you imagine?!) somehow work.  

How about these tall turquoise curtains in this eclectic room?

And finally, a room all its own in all its turquoise glory.  


{Photos Credits}
2-6 from Elle Decor