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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Button Bouquets at craft fairs- will they sell? on: September 05, 2008 11:36:21 AM
Hey all! I had a blast making button bouquets for my wedding and would love to continue to make them, and sell them so my house doesn't get full of them  Wink The ones I made for my wedding were centerpieces and the guests liked them so much I gave all but one vase away!

Does anyone think that these would sell at craft fairs? I could make them themed/color specific and have some ideas on how to display them (in bridal bouquets with silk flowers, in vases, on presents with gift wrap, etc.

Also, If you think they would sell, what would you pay for 1, a dozen, etc.

I figured pricing could be a dollar each or $10 for a dozen.

Here are some pics of them from my wedding.

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Button Themed Wedding Crafts- COMPLETED on: July 18, 2008 03:01:08 PM
After toiling away for over a month all of my crafts are done, my wedding is done, and all of my centerpieces have been given away to happy guests!

Here is what I made:

Button bouquets for each centerpiece

Button card box

I designed our wedding cake (but left the baking to a pro  Cheesy)

Cootie catchers for each table

We also had button lollipops for favors that got gobbled up and stuffed in pockets before I got pics.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / New kennel pillow/bed on: April 07, 2007 05:25:26 PM
Our puppy Zelda sleeps in a kennel at night. We had been putting various sheets and pillow in there. I decided that she needed something more special  Wink

Here is the before:

Here is the after:

Here is Zelda herself, as a pup:

Here is Zelda herself, currently:
4  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Healthy dinner, 7 nights a week!? on: January 27, 2007 11:13:58 AM
I don't know if anyone else feels this way but I feel like one of the hardest things about living on my own is keeping motivated to cook a good dinner every night and not just order pizza! This week I planned 7 recipes and we got the stuff at the grocery store. I am trying to feed us more healthy, filling foods so we don't snack on crap all night after dinner.

Last night was a success. We had Udon noodles with stir-fried veggies in peanut sauce with a side dish of sweet and spicy green beans!

delicious and very filling!

On tonight's menu- Garbanzo bean burger and oven baked seasoned sweet potato/yam fries.

anyone have any favorite healthy vegetarian meals that they love to make?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Kitchen Renovation in 2 parts on: November 26, 2006 03:47:49 PM
When we moved in, our kitchen looked like this, white walls with 80s almond colored cabinets with wood detailing  Shocked EWWWW:

We went ahead and painted and decorated, yellow walls with apple themed decor Smiley Very cute, but still ugly cabinets:

This weekend I finally removed, washed, sanded, and painted the cabinets and my fiance added the new silver handles. Cheesy

Updating the cabinets only cost $59 total! $16 in paint, $3 for sandpaper, and a big splurge of 20 handles at $2 a piece
We also found out that the panel on our dishwasher is reversible, and we turned it around so that its white and matches everything! Its like a new dishwasher for free  Wink
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / I hate our kitchen cabinets! on: October 21, 2006 04:59:17 PM
When we first moved in in May they were charming and fun, now they are just too much for me to handle. They are made of a certain type of material that my dad said paint won't take well to. They are the originals from when the place was built in 1984. HELP ME CRAFTSTERS!

These icky cabinets are also in the bathroom Sad any ideas there?

I am the owner, not a renter, so I can do whatever I want to them, Im just stuck for ideas Sad
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My dogs halloween costume on: October 09, 2006 09:28:02 PM
I know its early, but I made Mattie's halloween costume already.

Here it is on the bed
Here she is in it

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Toddler Clothes Galore! on: September 30, 2006 06:11:28 PM
Here are my newest toddler/little girl goodies:

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Simple, redone lamp shade on: September 24, 2006 02:34:06 PM
When we moved (in may) the lampshade on a lamp my mom gave us for free got grease on it from my bike and I JUST got around to fixing it Embarrassed

I used army green fabric from a dress that doesnt fit me, and the tie on the dress I used at the top and bottom. Its basic, but I like it:)


10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / A little article written about little ole me! on: August 03, 2006 12:00:18 PM
I was so happy when the national parent network contacted me about featuring me as someone who does crafts that deal with children:


Its little, but I am proud. Ps- that is me and my niece in the picture Smiley
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