Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crazy Cakes little emery pincushions

These came out so cute! Here is a peek at my latest offering. It's an emery filled small cake pincushion. Keep all your pins sharp and add some cuteness to your sewing basket. I've found some light colored emery grit so using light colored chenille is not a problem. They are lined to keep the grit in too. Poorly made emery pincushions can make a real mess.
More soon...XO Emily

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thrift shop finds and "Burniture"

Made up a new word today, burniture. Furniture not worth selling or taking to the dump. Also furniture you take home from the dump because you like fires.
Been hitting the thrift shops pretty hard lately. Always on the hunt for goodies, this is what I have found lately.
Shabby green plant stand on a super funky metal and Formica pink & black kitchen table. My favorite is the awesome pair of twin bedspreads. They have ruffles all around that go to the floor! So much great fabric!! I love the black and grey bows. They are in great shape too. More funky stuff like a child's satin bathrobe, a fisher price play stove from the 70's, a light up Jesus memorial art piece, lots of colorful thread on old wooden spools, vintage beads, little black plastic top hats, made in Japan pink oval floral planter, awesome matte glazed Asian boy lamp, glass amberina toothpick holder, sweet art deco print with poem, and set of 3 painted aluminium canisters which are just the coolest!

Almost forgot about these vintage glass Boston Terriers! I love these and I have found them in almost every color they were made in. When I find a matte black one with the rhinestone eyes still in tact I will keep it.
Brimfield is right around the corner. This is the 50th anniversary of the Brimfield antique shows. Hope you can make it this year!

More soon...XO Emily

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Emily on & spiffing up the show goods

It was so nice out Sunday I got a lot done outside, painted a bunch of display stuff and did yard stuff. Bella was around to keep me company and sleep on the picnic table all day.

I have been spiffing up the way I display my buttons for sale. I altered the cards some cards I use for other buttons to card these vintage fabric covered buttons.

I am selling on a new website that is similar to etsy in a lot of ways. It's called Something I really like about this site is the way you can link to your other sites from your listings. It shows up right on each listing that you are on etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and other social sites. Very cool that buyers can find your other online shops, your blog and other stuff on each item! Another thing I like is the sidebar option to add a listing to Kaboodle, This Nest and a big list of social sites when you look at any item on the site. There is even a social networking hub where a beginner can hook themselves up with a whole bunch of social and promotional sites all in one place on I am very impressed with all the resources they offer their sellers. Hooray!!
More soon...XO Emily