Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday: Postponed

There won't be a wallet-friendly Wednesday post today, seeing as my laptop is currently out of commission.  We'll try to be up and running by Friday for our Colour My World, but the way this week is may or may not happen.

However, I couldn't write a post without attaching a photo of some of our most recent custom hanging crate creations.   That's right, folks...keyhole hangers on the backs of those crates.

Do have to say, though...that style of crate is much more labor-intensive to stain, since there are a lot more cracks and crevices than our usual style.  I'm thinking we'll offer it in our store after our craft fair next weekend.  What do you think?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Colour My World: Green & Yellow

Welcome back, and happy Friday!
We're taking a "date" down in the workshop today.  I've nearly got half of our crates for our first craft show distressed, and Michael is getting a good start on all of our current orders today.  Someone requested a new style of custom crate, so I may have pictures this weekend.

Before we get started with our post, I just have to say...Etsy is such a small world.  I've been going to MOPS since September, and I just realized yesterday that one of the ladies I sit with each session also sells on Etsy.  Here's her shop (check it out if you like unique jewelry)!

Okay: green and yellow for my ever persistent Packers fan (and you know that I had to include *something* football related today...)  I wish I could say that all of the green and yellow makes me think of spring, but with the weather we just got, it's doubtful anything could convince me that spring is just around the corner.  Click on the photo-links to enjoy unique creations in this color combo.

Next week's Colour My World will be pink and brown.  I'm not a person who enjoys pink, this will be a challenge.  I'm hoping Etsy will rise to the occasion and help me learn to appreciate that color.   Any suggestions for pink and brown products?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday: Edition 5

We've got a lot of fun things for our Wallet Friendly Wednesday this week.  These would all be such unique, inexpensive gifts to give to someone just to brighten up the winter doldrums.  Click on each picture to be directed to its Etsy link!

Don't forget we're having a green & yellow theme on this week's Colour My World. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dandelion Yellow

Here is our newest stain option, Dandelion Yellow.
Also of note: you know how I said we didn't have any inventory made up for our upcoming craft show?  I've nearly completed 9 crates by myself this weekend and have a lot of piles of wood waiting to be distressed.  (Nine crates doesn't sound like many, but when you add in about ten orders, rearranging our workshop, and helping assemble my sister's wedding invitations, it was a busy weekend.)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Colour My World: Orange & Yellow

Ringaling! We've got a coupon code for you... Shannie from organicmountainwoman was just featured in our Wallet-Friendly Wednesday this week, and she has graciously offered us all 15% off any item in her shop.  Use coupon code NAPTIME15 for 15% off anything in the shop.

 Well, what did you do for Valentine's Day yesterday?
I had two little sick kids at home, so we celebrated in a limited fashion...but still with our biweekly trip to the post office and to the lumber yard. 

In craft fair news, our first craft fair is March 9th.  And we have zero inventory made.
We've got the lumber and the stain, but we've been getting more orders than usual lately (for which we are grateful), and we have not yet made a dent in the stock we intend to bring.

Speaking of stock we intend to bring, that's one thing I had intended to show you today.  We've got a new stain: a bright spring-like yellow, and it goes beautifully with our grey crates.  Michael's talking about making an alternating set.  Maybe this weekend we'll get one thrown together.

So here we are:  Colour My World with Orange & Yellow. 
Aren't these beautiful, folks?
Click on the pictures for today's features to be directed to their links in their respective Etsy shops.

Happy Friday!  (Next week's Colour My World will be green and yellow, per my resident Packers fan's request....they just never give up, do they?)