Friday, April 13, 2018

Fresh Air Marketplace - Etsy Sale and Raffle Giveaway!

I am participating in a virtual marketplace sale this weekend - my entire etsy store is on sale, 20% off!

  ticking pillow covers:
We are also running an AMAZING raffle, with prizes from marketplace participants.

The raffle includes:

- 8x10 print from ByCait Art
- 4 lip balm set from Balms not Bombs
- Bandana from The Vivid Owl
- Custom logo from Moonlux Studio
- Hand tatted bookmark accented with crystals from Sun Elf Creations
- Mug set from PAGG Creations
- Necklace from Sassy Sacha Jewel
- Earrings from Vault 14 Designs
- Pillow cover and dishtowel from fabric bliss
- Pickles and Jam from The Pickling Poet
- Pompom hat from Threads and Seasons
- Hemp/Crystal keychain from Wood Hemp and Stones
- Sterling silver stud earrings from Sara Hawes Designs
- Sticker grab bag from Katy Maher Art
- Wine glass from Glass Cannons
- Jewelry from Wildwood Nature
- Wine cork jewelry + key holder from The Wineing Twins
- Digital print from SD Digital Designs
- Pair of lemon verbena small pillar candles from Sierra Craft Candles

No purchase necessarily to enter the raffle! Good luck!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Inspiration

Easter is less than a week away! Looking for some inspiration? Say no more, fam. I set up Fake Easter this weekend - aka FEASTER (we made that up, isn't it CATCHY) - and took some pics of what I did. Let me inspire you with a bunch of stuff that takes very, very little effort and almost no planning ahead.

I kept the table pretty simple - the centerpiece is just some simple dyed eggs (mixed with some I left au naturel) in an antique wooden toolbox. Some fun facts - I didn't hard boil all of these. We would NEVER eat that many hard boiled eggs.  The very bottom layer is plastic eggs from Target, in similar colors as the dye I used, but you can barely see them. (the brown mark on my table is from an ALOE PLANT - it won't come off so i am trying to convince myself how RUSTIC CHIC it is until I scrounge up enough energy to repaint the top of my table. I don't do photoshop but i am sure if I was smarter, I could touch up that little brown stain of shame. Let it serve as a warning that ALOE JUICE TURNS WHITE PAINT BROWN. Who knew?!)

I made these ruffled ticking table runners and fun easter napkins a few weeks ago.
(they are coming soon to my etsy store)

I made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and added a piece of cotton candy for colorful (easy) decoration - but PRO-TIP - cotton candy disintegrates with just a hint of moisture, so add the cotton candy fluff right before serving or it will suck up all of the moisture from your frosting and start to look like pieces of rainbow poop. Which may be fun but is not appetizing, unless you're into that - no judgement!

I also made a 4 layer white cake with buttercream frosting, decorated the top in white flowers and added fun bunny ears. I used these fun tips  to decorate the top - SO EASY - and made the bunny ears by wrapping this pretty gold vine around gold jewelry wire.

Here is a better shot at the flowers:

I made these nests by pouring 1 pound of melted almond bark over a package of  crunchy chow mein and mixing it up really good, then dropping tablespoons full on waxpaper - add the eggs before the almond bark rehardens. SO easy but so good!

I also added grass frosting and peeps on toothpicks for another fun dessert. Yes, my kids are all almost out of the house. But they still act delighted by colorful treats :)

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

I made some stuff.


I just listed a bunch of fun SEWN stuff in my etsy store:

(like, sewn. by ME! can you BELIEBE it?) 

(any justin fans in da hiz?)

Anyway, carrying on .....I made a pillow that would be pretty perfect in your guest room:

Also, to ward away those evil spirits, not today Satan, on mint green chevron, right here:

And I also made some SUPER FUN and funny flour sack dishtowels.

I also made a new instagram account because I have been using my fabricbliss account for so many years, it has so many personal pics of my kiddos (and really, REALLY REALLY REALLY bad selfies of me) that it's not for public consumption. If I had blocked you from that account because I didn't know you in real life, my sincerest apologies. I made a decision a few years ago to let my kids lives be their's to share. And it was done in like the middle of the night and without a ton of thought TBH so yeah, I'm so sorry. 

Follow along on the new account, here, which promises to only invade my own privacy:

 It feels really, really good to be back behind the sewing machine again on a regular basis. I still have so many notions and ribbons and CORD STOPS from my fabric store days so I may add those supplies to the shop as well. Any specific requests if there are any fabfabads left out there?