Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Artful Mommy's 1st Giveaway!

If you're not already a fan of The Artful Mommy on Facebook, now's the time!

Just this week to celebrate having 38 amazing fans I decided to have a giveaway where the 11th comment on my status would get a free glass pendant necklace of their choice. Not only did a great friend win (who says she never wins anything) BUT now The Artful Mommy is up to almost 70 fans!

So, be sure to find The Artful Mommy on Facebook and be a be a fan!

For now, some plotting on burp cloths, bibs and new pendant designs!

Happy Crafting! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bringing some nature into crafts

I love that I can bring the idea of recycling into my crafts and after hanging out with some eco-crafty moms today I have a list of new ideas for recycling (including the coolest tote using magazines, packing tape and a belt!!!).

Now I have it in my head to bring nature into my pendants with pressed flowers from my yard. I currently have some awesome ones with bright yellow petals pressing. My first attempt using a pretty little flower with tiny white petals wasn't awful but the petals get lost, especially since the middle is this huge yellow poof. The graphics in the background were an afterthought. It originally was clear but I wasn't sure how the glue would work. If you wear it and sweat will the glue get sticky and thus stick to you? SO...I added the first thing I saw and here is the result:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Recycle, Reuse and Refashion

One of my favorite parts of making my new pendants is looking for pictures in magazines and putting them together. Finally a use for my stash of old catalogs and such other than just giving my little man something to cut and paste. Thus far Traditional Home has been the best source for new ideas.

And without further adeu the newest creations:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crafting the day away

I am officially addicted to a new craft - glass pendant necklaces. My new supplies arrived yesterday and I was sitting at the dining room table at 6am this morning playing and planning. I was also up until midnight on the computer designing graphics for them. lol

Working out the 'kinks' and perfecting them slowly I hope to officially list them on artfire shortly and/or sell them in a local shop. I LOVED being able to sell my crafts in New Hope last year but sadly the economy didn't work well for such a shop and it closed.

Fingers crossed for happy crafting.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Inspirational Morning

While enjoying my coffee this morning and crafting a bit (on pendants of course) I thought about how to make something unique that people would like, would be affordable and that I hadn't seen before...and then it came to me. Personalized pendants!
These two feature my precious little man as a baby and now. I've seen the ones where the child's image is on a piece of gold but I've never seen anything like this so HOPEFULLY I can make my mark in the world with these...or at least make some cool pendants for friends/family/anyone else interested in purchasing them. 

$15 includes a 24" ball chain and shipping.

They're currently available on The Artful Mommy's Facebook but will soon be available on my Artfire page as well. I just ordered more supplies today so more fun to come with larger rectangle pendants (perfect for multiple kids/pets/the whole family) and round pendants!

A happy day indeed!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A New Idea or Two

So while attempting to destash a bit I decided to finish up a few bibs...of course that didn't last long before I got it into my head - hmm, what else can I make. Of course rather than stay in the same crafting area I am now making jewelry. They're cute glass pendents utilizing fabric scraps and images recycled from magazines.

Mother Owned Eco-Business Mixer

The Artful Mommy will be participating in the 1st Mother Owned Eco-Business Mixer this September at Milk and Honey Kids in Bethlehem PA!

Please join us for the biggest selection of eco-friendly products in one building! Local moms with businesses will have tables set up displaying their products and sharing their tips on balancing work and family as well as how to make your business more 'green'. :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Milk and Honey Kids
3303 Bath Pike
Bethlehem, PA

Monday, July 5, 2010

How you feelin'?

Hot! HOt! HOT!

It's sadly too warm to paint because I honestly think my paints dry too fast in this heat.

Sooooo what to do?

I'm rearranging furniture/cleaning the house. Tomorrow I get to the spare room/craft room so once I start organizing that fun stuff I can plot some projects. I know I can come up with a few things to utilize the piles of fabric I have while making something people can use. . .I just need to sit and think.

For now it's time for more iced tea.