Etsy CIJ 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July Baby Cocoons 10% Off

Six days left to get 10% off all items in my Etsy shop, plus free USA shipping, and a layaway service. The layaway, and free shipping are always available. To get 10% off use coupon code, christmasinjuly, at checkout. One of the Chrome Diopside rings, I shared the other day, sold yesterday. Here are two baby cocoon sets available in my shop, Melissas Menagerie of Stuff. I have lots of others available, and you can always request a custom order. The two shown are a mermaid, and one with a teddy bear, all crocheted by moi. Hop on over, and check them out.



Sunday, July 5, 2015

Shark Tooth Fossil Pink and Blue Resin Jewelry Pendants and Necklaces Florida Souvenir Keepsake

7 days left in the #EtsyCIJ2015 event, and today I am sharing some genuine Florida fossil jewelry, from my Etsy shop. The first one is pink resin, with a small shark tooth fossil, and some Florida ferns. It has a pink wire wrapped bail. The second one is slightly blue tinted resin with a large Florida shark tooth fossil. You can read the story of how we dug up and found these fossils, in older posts, or on my homeschool blog. These are unique, and special gifts. Now through July 12, use coupon code christmasinjuly to get an extra 10% off. That is for all my shop items, not just the ones I feature each day. I also offer free USA shipping, and a layaway service. Visit my Etsy shop, Melissa's Menagerie of Stuff, now. 



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 2015 Event 10% Off Chrome Diopside Rings and Free Shipping

Both of these beautiful sterling silver, Kelly Green, Chrome Diopside rings are available in my Etsy store, for 24.99. If you use the coupon code, christmasinjuly, at checkout 10% extra will be taken off your price. Plus, I offer free USA shipping, so you save even more. Come start your Christmas shopping with me, now. My coupon code is good until the event ends on July 12, 2015. I offer layaway too.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Etsy Christmas in July 2015 Has Begun

The Etsy Christmas in July 2015 event has begun.  My coupon has been active for a while, but now I will try to post each day two items from my shop.  Today I will share two crochet baby diaper cakes.  Both are made and ready to ship.  Use coupon code, christmasinjuly, to get an extra 10% off.  I always offer free USA shipping.  The red and black diaper cake, is not shown put together, because I don't have all them diapers lying around.  Here are the links to both https://www.etsy.com/listing/234415216/red-and-black-newborn-diaper-cake-baby?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=diaper%2Bcake        https://www.etsy.com/listing/231014532/white-and-orange-unisex-baby-shower?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=diaper%2Bcake

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wood Burning Project #2 Wedding Picture Frame Keepsake

Last night I sat down to do my second wood burning project. I purchased a basic wooden frame, at my local craft store. Then I hand drew all the items onto the wood. Then of course I burned the design onto the wood. You can see the results. You must have some good hand strength, and a steady hand too, to do wood burning. I wear a sock, or glove, when I wood burn, because the instrument gets so hot it is hard to hold for long periods of time. My son, and daughter both want to give wood burning a try. I think it is fine for my son, not sure about my daughter. This is available to purchase in my store, Melissas Menagerie of Stuff, on Etsy. It can be stained, painted, and personalized with name and date. I think I like the frames better than the plaque, which I did last time. It just seems to be more usable than a plaque. But, I will do those too. Custom orders are always welcome. I am using a new photo editor, and getting use to it,  so if some of the edges look funny that is why. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

How To Paint A Lotus Flower

Today, I went and picked up another pair of flip flops to paint on, and a wooden frame to do my second try at wood burning. They probably won't get done until Monday, but that is ok. The Lotus flower paint video below, is for water colors. I use acrylics, but I am sure I can figure it out. Rosebuds are my favorites, but I truly love all flowers. I have not attempted to paint the lotus flower, yet. The wooden frame, I think I am going to make a baby theme, or wedding theme. I have not completely decided yet. Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Shabby Chic Pink Rosebud Hand Painted Sneaker Tennis Shoes

I took an old pair of my white tennis sneaker shoes, painted them white, then did the rose buds and vines. These were old, but hardly worn. Now, I will wear them to see how the paint holds up. It is holding up quite well on my flip flops, so I assume these which are canvas will be the same or even better. I am considering making these made to order items, in my Etsy shop. I will need to buy a few pairs of canvas tennis shoes to show some examples. Stay tuned, if you are interested. Customers can always contact me, through my Etsy shop, to ask about custom or made to order items. These were a lot of fun to make. As you can see I tried three different types of buds to see which I liked best. Don't forget about my, christmasinjuly coupon.  It is available to use now through July 12, 2015.


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