Monday, February 4, 2013

Nature's Woodland Treasury

A very quaint treasury my deer salt and pepper shakers made it into.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Handmade Alley Episode 2

My friends Andrea and Holly are at it again with another podcast episode of Handmade Alley.  This time they talk about hosting a social crafting event among other things.  Go check it out .

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Craft Supplies, Woot!

There is nothing like getting new craft supplies!  The ideas that start churning through your ahead.    It's so exciting!

Well I received some resin molds recently through the mail and I can't wait to use them.

Here they are....


I plan to make necklaces, earrings, hair accessories and shoe clips with them.
So excited!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Handmade Alley An Indie Craft Podcast

So being a crafter here in the St. Louis area I have been privileged to meet a lot of other awesome crafters and artists. We are a tight knit crafting community here and we support each other in all that we do. With that in mind I would like to introduce you to two of my crafty friends. Andrea Lammle of Zenbot Designs is my sister nerd.  We like to talk all things nerdy including Dr. Who and we fight over whom Cap'n Fancy Pants (Nathan Fillion) belongs to.  I've know Holly Schroeder of South City Studio a little longer.  We have both been members of the St. Louis Craft Mafia for some years.  She is one of the sweetest people I know, but she definitely has a saucy side to her you would never expect.

The ladies are venturing together down the internet road of podcasts and decided to talk on a subject they both know well.... crafts and the crafting community!  Their first podcast is awesome!  It is chock full of advice and tips for both craft show vendors and their customers.  It talks about craft show etiquette including the Hierarchy Of Spillage, which is when a customer comes into a booth with a drink or food and tries to set it down or sloshes it around not even considering that it might spill or drip onto the handmade goods that took a lot of time and effort to make.  There are some other great tips, like being mindful of your language around your customers and not dropping the f-bomb and that the details of your birth story are probably better reserved for a private setting. The last one goes for customers and vendors alike.

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They would love to hear stories relative to their first episode and they are welcoming suggestions for new topics. To hear more of their sound helpful advice and to leave your stories and new topic suggestions go to Handmade Alley and listen to their podcast.  Make sure to follow them on Facebook and on Twitter @HandmadeAlley to catch upcoming podcasts.


Here Piggy Piggy Treasury

Here is an adorable treasury I made it into today.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Facebook's New Fan Page Promotion

So Facebook has come up with a new option for those with fan or business pages to help them promote their businesses.  There is a lot of confusion on this as all kinds of information is crawling around the web.  My friend Lori Peterson of  Lori Peterson Photography shared this link with me which helped to clear it up.

Here is what it says (this is via Facebook from the link above)

If I don't promote my post, will the people who like my page still see it?

Nothing has changed about how your posts are shared with the people who like your Page. 

A lot of activity happens on Facebook and most people only see some of it in their news feeds. They may miss things when they’re not on Facebook, or they may have a lot of friends and Pages, which results in too much activity to show all of it in their news feed. 

If you don’t promote your post, many of the people connected to your Page may still see it. However, by promoting a post, you’re increasing its potential reach so an even larger percentage of your Page audience and the friends of those interacting with your post will see it.

I was somewhat excited about the possibility of being able to promote giveaways or upcoming craft shows.  Well that is not a possibility yet for me.  Seems you have to at least 400 likes in order to promote.  So I am going to be on a campaign to get more likes.  If you haven't liked my  Facebook page yet please do so.  

I hope this clears up some of the confusion out there.  I am not totally thrilled by this change, but I am hoping maybe the promotion campaign might help.  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A late Thank you!

I neglected my blog today and forgot to say Thank you to all those men and women who have served and are serving in the military.  Thank you!  The sacrifices you and your families have made are greatly appreciated!

If you get a chance go check out my friend Lori Peterson of  Lori Peterson Photography 's incredible image she shared on her blog and FB today.