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Friday, October 9, 2015

I Started Using Foto Fuze to Edit My Etsy Items and I Love It!

I have only been using Foto Fuze for a few months. My first time editing, was just ok. But, as I add new items, and continue to use it, I am getting much better. Why do I like it over say, Photo Shop? Because it is simple and easy to use, and I don't have to have a lot of skill to use it. One tip I could give, when you take your original photo, always try to make sure it is on white, or at least smooth background. Foto Fuze imports my Etsy listings, and then publishes them back to Etsy when I am done editing. Super easy! I think it works with Ebay too, but I am not 100% sure, and it is free. There is an upgraded version, you can always check that out.

Why am I sharing this? Because, I love to share cool products, websites, and tools that I find. Did you all read about Handmade by Amazon? I put an application in, and will see what happens. I am not sure how many stores they are accepting at first.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Football Peacock Red Black and White Abstract Art

I finally remembered to get more paint paper, so I can continue with my football team color peacocks. This is the fourth one in the series, and is Black Red and White, for say the Falcons, or any other team with those colors. These make great gift ideas, and I offer free usa shipping and a layaway service. See it in my Etsy shop.

 I am still working on an angel table cloth, and the pink and purple bedroom set for a toddler girl.I am also brewing around in my brain for some beaded angels, or other cute ornaments.  Maybe some nurse, that would be awesome!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lacy V Stitch Crochet Red Shoulder Wrap Shawl Neck Scarf with Free Brooch

The v stitch is one of my favorite stitches. It looks lacy, and feminine. The more thin the yarn you use the more lacy it will look. This is done in red, and is a shoulder wrap, neck wrap, or scarf depending on how you want to wear it. It comes with a free silver tone brooch. This is ready to ship. Custom orders can be made for other colors, in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wood Burning for Beginners

I love wood burning, though I am still a beginner. Most wood burners transfer the image using different techniques, or by tracing and image. I hand draw all my images on, then wood burn. Unfortunately I don't know my own strength, because I broke one of the tips off right in the burner. So, now I have to get another one. Not a big deal, but I hate leaving projects unfinished. These two wooden salad serving spoon and fork, have a buck, and a doe drawn on them. As you can see one got finished, the other did not. These are actually pretty difficult to woodburn on. The wood is thick, and because they are kind of curved it is rather difficult. I can not wait to actually finish these, and offer them in my Etsy store. Both my kids want to woodburn, but man that thing gets hot. I wear two small rubber gloves, and it still can burn my hand.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Newborn Infant Warm Halloween Cocoon Costumes for Baby

I have not had time to relist, or list any new or old inventory. I did not get to paint this week, though I have two projects started. I did get to crochet some cute angel bookmarks, which are much easier than the cross bookmarks, and they will be listed in my Etsy store soon. I also have a pink and purple little girl first birthday cake in the works, that will include pull ups, instead of diapers, and a crochet skull tablecloth also in the works. You would think I would finish one project before starting another. But, I hate scrap yarn lying around, so I am finding small projects to use them up on.

If you have a newborn, or infant, then Halloween can be really cold. Some people love to dress their babies up, and take them out trick or treating. I have a whole line of baby cocoons with Halloween type themes, that will have baby looking adorable and stay nice and warm. There is one example below, for a mermaid, but click here to see the rest of them in my Etsy shop. They make great photo props too.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Halloween for Heroes Teacher Coffee Tea Soup Glass Mug with Sugar Skull Hand Painted

I love the sugar skull, definitely a favorite. This is a glass soup, coffee or tea mug with the sugar skull hand drawn then painted in acrylics. The bottom has a skull and cross bones, and the saying is, You can't scare me I'm a teacher. Great gift idea, and the third in my Halloween for Heroes series. Check them all out in my Etsy store. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Beautiful Sapphire the Birthstone for September In My Etsy Store

I love Sapphire! One of the most beautiful gemstones in the world. It comes in every color of the rainbow, with blue being the most popular, and even color change. It is a spectacular gemstone. I have five rings, in my Etsy store, that all have some kind of sapphire. The ring shown below is a synthetic blue sapphire. It has a rich blueberry blue color, and awesome cutting. I try to keep all my pieces affordable, so everyone can own beautiful jewelry. Some are set in traditional settings, and some have been wire wrapped. Click this link right here, to browse all five of them at once. See something you love, put it on layaway. Be sure and ask me about layaway. Customers love it. I offer free USA shipping too!


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