Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hard to believe but YES, the holidays are right around the corner!
Between now and then Whimsy House will be at four holiday shows for you to shop in person (listed at left.) For those who prefer to shop on line or aren't in the Madison area, now is the time to shop and SAVE!!
Here are the details...
SHOP EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS SALE
at Whimsy House on Etsy
Buy 1 item and save 10%!
Buy 2 items and save 15%!
Buy 3 items or more and save 25%!
Mention sale code CHEERS at check out and your discount will be promptly refunded via Paypal or you may request an adjusted invoice before payment. We run very few sales at Whimsy House so let it be known that NOW is your chance to SAVE... and make a dent in your shopping list! Win Win!
Sale runs from November 11th through November 18th at midnight CST.
Custom orders are always welcome and I have many additional items not listed on Etsy so if you have something in particular in mind, please send me a note and I'll see what I can come up with for you.
Cheers and Happy Holiday Shopping!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I will have a big batch of felted wool flower brooches there ~perfect for your fall coat, winter scarf or hat...
Monday, October 11, 2010
We headed to Wollersheim Winery on Sunday with friends and family. This is the view from above and you can see my girls rolling down the hill - of course! We did the wine tasting and took our favorites to the patio to enjoy.
The sandbox is GENIUS ~ our girls actually ask to go there because of it. Always appropriate for a 3 year old to ask "can we go to the winery this weekend?" Well, my husbands family is French so I guess it was inevitable that they would be so versed in vino at such a young, tender age - ha!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Love this guy!
Some feminine fancy... rhinestones galore! Dainty indeed!
And primary colors always catch my eye - fun "realistics" here...
horses, bowling pins, a bear, anchor, flower, some bakelite...
Can you see the tiny key and heart shaped padlock?? A treasure!
This acorn is my favorite find of the day - so tiny and wonderful - where was it hiding through the years and what was it on to begin with? Today it makes me smile!
But she will have to because this Mommy has to tackle this pile of non-goodness for fear her marriage might end if she doesn't. Yikes! Actually my husband has been a love about my MESS. It's been growing since The Creative Connection and I didn't have it in me to tackle it last week so today I will begin....
Friday, September 24, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
A few booth shots. My lovely banner was printed at Spoonflower and put together by the ever talented Mary Ann Abbot - love that girl. She makes me happy!
Plans are already being made for next year so be sure and stay tuned to The Creative Connection Event website for details. Surely an annual not-to-be-missed event has been born, don't you think?
Friday, August 20, 2010
So excited about this DIVINE TWINE... have you heard of it, seen it, touched it, loved it yet?
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Enjoy learning about Beth and her salvage art and be sure to enter the GIVE AWAY below for the opportunity to win a nostalgic handmade treasure.
What is your craft and what led to you to take it up?
I take what others have cast off to their curbs and turn them into eco-treasures for your home, as well as seeking out unique salvage and vintage.
A strong, reoccurring desire to have a creative outlet, while doing something to help our growing landfills. That and I was sick of being laid off one too many times.
What part of your work do you enjoy the most?
Finding the inspiration piece and scheming on what to do with it
What part of your work is the hardest?
Finishing and marketing things. I have lots of 85% finished projects
a bar napkin I gave to my now husband, the night we met, with my number on it
...item in your shop...
Filmstrip earrings. My grandfather was on the development team for Kodak, and I love that I found a way to recycle old film.
...item you’ve sold...
...item in your favorites list...
UK flag chair by Andrea Ford Restyle
Erin Tyner photo. There is something so magical about macro art. This picture just makes me smile.
Hello Victory. Kate has the greatest finds and print worthy photos to match.
...blog or website...
Red Otter. Julia captures the most captivating images to fit every mood, feeling or moment she describes.
...source of inspiration...
flea markets, junk stores, outsider art and always....nature
...piece of advice...
'creativity is everywhere, it just must find you working' - Picasso
...rule to break...
focus on one or two things at a time.....I break it almost daily.
Now you love Beth's style too, right?! And you need something special from her shop, right?! The lucky winner of Beth's generous giveaway gets to CHOOSE between a pair of filmstrip earrings or a Fisher Price person necklace - yipppee!
Leave a comment here to be entered to win one of these groovy prizes from Green Cricket Salvage.
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Be sure an leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 2nd! Good luck!