Author Archives: the freckle

craft show checklist

Preparing for a craft show can be daunting, not only are you working your crafty little fingers to the bone but you also have to consider everything you need to bring along to make the big day go smoothly, and … Continue reading

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March lovelies

1. “Hello March” image found on Pinterest (sadly, no image source)    2. Vandetta – Wall Wear by Nea    3. Original watercolor lion painting by Elena Romanova of FairySomnia        4. Recycled glass bead necklace – BASILICA … Continue reading

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taste test

Etsy has a neat feature called the taste test where they show you items based on what you like. Kinda fun! This is a collection of items I put together from my results: ‘taste test says: ‘ by 3rdlife oldnewhouse … Continue reading

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Interview with You Fancy Thing

It’s time to cozy up with a nice pot of tea because today we are talking with Katherine from You Fancy Thing Katherine creates pretty accessories that are entirely well made, fabulous and fanciful . Her Etsy Shop is full of  … Continue reading

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dream studio

I am swooning over this framed pegboard in the Jenna Rose textile studio, the image is from her featured seller interview on Etsy. I just love her shop. Coincidentally, I have the exact same frame that I have been wondering … Continue reading

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lets get together and share supplies!

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handmade gifts for him

‘gifts for the manly man’ by 3rdlife swanmountainso… $18.00 lucysnowephoto… $30.00 RockyTopSoapSh… $20.00 DivinaDenuevo $35.00 grahtoestudio $14.50 IronOakFarm $18.45 Popchartlab $25.00 westernartglas… $160.00 vital $38.00 k9artgallery $12.50 WoolyBaby $54.00 keycodder $9.95 OldSchoolTools $245.00 FeltingbyEglut $62.00 WhatWoodYouLik… $32.00 HelloEarth $20.00 Treasury … Continue reading

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photo dump update

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Friday Favourites: Doily Dreams

I guess I’ve been feeling a little granny-chic lately. I really enjoy nontraditional takes on lace and doilies, it’s so interesting to see such a traditional item used in modern ways, here are some of my favourites: Art by Joana … Continue reading

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In Bloom!

After about 6 years of neglect and infrequent watering, my orchid decided to surprise me by growing a new stem and now it is actually blooming! It makes me so happy, I’m not the best at taking care of my … Continue reading

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