Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why Didn't I think of that #26 - Bracelet Organizer

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - WiththeRain


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Vintage barrel mugs - pink orange and green frosted glasses



It rained really hard last night. I mean. Raaaiinnn. And I hate waking up to storms because they always sound SO much louder when you just wake up. Are those drops on the window? To the closet! The good thing though is when it rains I wake up and normally just clean. It's like when you pinch yourself to make the other pain not so bad but the pinch still hurst kind of a job. So in doing my cleaning I discovered I need a way to organize my bracelets. Necklaces and rings are pretty easy but bracelets just don't hang well. So of COURSE I got on Pinterest and found this. 


Spray paint an old towel holder and now it's a lovely bracelet organizer!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Custom Shirt Giveaway Winner!

And the WINNER IS....

Daily Dose of Handmade!


*Please e-mail me so I can get you all set up with Miss Delaney Shop to get your amazing custom shirt!

Didn't win? Check out MissDelaneyShop HERE to order your very own custom shirt!

Happy Tuesday!
Natalie

*Thrifty Tuesday to come a little later today =)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Flash Friday #4 - Memorial Day /Last Day of Giveaway!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy this wreath for 50% off (it would be perfect for the 4th of July!)


Flash Sale - Ready to Ship - Firework 14 inch Handmade Wreath by HotGlueHangover




Happy Friday!
Natalie

*Last DAY left to ENTER the AMAZING giveaway where you could win a CUSTOM t-shirt by MissDelanyShop. CLICK HERE to be taken to the original post to enter!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tutorial Thursday #30 - Emergency Zipper Pouch

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - LeLuni


#2 - ITEM of the DAY -  Daffodil Floral Necklace


I have an obsession with band-aids. I don't know if it was to back up my street cred when I was little but I was always asking for them. Ant bite? Band-aid. Fight with brother? Band-aid. Chipped nail? Band-aid. If anything, I had disney princesses and I just looked cool. So I thought what a great tutorial to make for your friends with kiddos (or just giant babies like myself) so that their kids too can learn to love band-aids. And be stylish of course.







Happy Thursday!
Natalie

*Only 2 days left to ENTER the AMAZING giveaway where you could win a CUSTOM t-shirt by MissDelanyShop. CLICK HERE to be taken to the original post to enter!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Didn't I think of that #25 - Lid Organizer

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - DreamPapercut
*I don't have that much patience with scissors - amazing!


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Spanish dancer earrings Tangerine Orange Mothers day present Bridesmaid Wedding Bold Spring fashion trends Tango Flower Bell



I don't really cook. I married up in the sense that my husband LOVES to cook. Someone was watching over me on that one. It's not that I don't really like to because I make an awesome mac and cheese, it's more because that's about it. So if your up for cheese, ask me. Anything else? Good luck. I am in charge however of organizing and sorting all the cooking stuff and my biggest pet peeve are those dumb lids. They all bunch together and slide to that one corner of your cabinet that you just can't reach. It's like they know. So just add some small towel bars and wah-la - problem solved. Who uses towel bars for towels anyway.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

*Only three days left to ENTER the AMAZING giveaway where you could win a CUSTOM t-shirt by MissDelanyShop. CLICK HERE to be taken to the original post to enter!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Custom Shirt Giveaway - 1 Week Left!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I had quite the adventure with half my family being in town for my cousin's wedding and it was beautiful. I can't get enough of weddings and of course I blame Hollywood and Pinterest. The two evils. Anyways wanted to remind everyone there is only 1 week left on the amazing custom shirt giveaway by MissDelanyShop! And as promised I had to show off my amazing shirt so you can get an idea on how LUCKY the giveaway winner will be! (Instagram effects are in place. I couldn't resist. Yet another evil.)

Front


Back


There is still time to enter. You can enter once daily until midnight Friday May 25th! The winner will be announced Monday May 28th (Memorial Day).

Click HERE to go to the original post to enter. Good Luck!

Happy Monday!
Natalie

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tutorial Thursday #29 - Lace Lamp Shade

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Dianameredithdesigns
*Who doens't love a great cup of coffee with style?


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Black Sea Fan LOOSE for Coastal Home Decor and Crafting
*I love ocean decorations right now and this would be beautiful up on a wall



I found this tutorial on Pinterest. I know. Gasp. How strange that I would find anything on Pinterest. I still with all my heart believe that Pinterest was made by evil people who like to steal all my time but I love them all the same. I have been seriously looking for something to do with one of my lamps. It's classic and the shade is a decent / non abrasive color it just needs...something. Nothing is more annoying when you have a decoration that is completely fine and fits yet doesn't all the same. So I WILL be trying this. I never never pass up getting to use spray paint and lace at the same time. 










Happy Thursday!
Natalie

**Don't forget about the AMAZING custom shirt giveaway running until May 25th by MissDelanyShop! Click HERE to enter once daily!!




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why Didn't I Think of That #24 - Plastic Bottles

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - kellimontgomery
* the cutest little handmade dolls!



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Break a Sweat Work-out Tank Top



I feel like I'm on a mission with these Duh moments. Saving one whale at a time, maybe even a seagull or two. How am i doing this? I'm finding ways to reuse plastic that may actually be cute. Now don't go crazy and start wearing the plastic connectors as cuff links or bracelets. Although if you make those and it's actually cute - PLEASE show me. Anyways this eco-friendly craft is actually quite smart and I believe you could use it for way more than just holding papers and such. Another option is to make them right side up and put plants in them. The bees and the whales will love it.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Don't forget about the AMAZING custom shirt giveaway running until May 25th by MissDelanyShop! Click HERE to enter once daily!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thrifty Tuesday #33 - Feeling Green

5 Great Finds All Under $100
*Slight obsession with the color green lately...enjoy.

#1 - 20% off Etsy Find- Kelly Green Wrap Top
$55 - I know it's summer but I can't pass up a good top ever. 



#2 - SALE Mini Laptop Bag in Emerald Green Beautiful Daphne Leaves / Macbook / Ipad / Outside Pocket / chartreuse / Spring Fashion / Summer
$28



#3 - SALE Antique Irwin Toy Bird Green
$9.99

#4 - Emerald Green Onyx Bezel Set Gold Necklace....Mothers Day SALE
$35

#5 - SALE 30% Off - Bird Print - Living Room Home Decor - Watercolor Hummingbird Art - August - Second Edition - 11x14 Gicle
$24.50



Happy Tuesday!
Natalie

*BTW don't forget to check out this AMAZING giveaway running until next Friday May 25th. Want your own CUSTOM designed shirt? Enter HERE once daily and go check out MissDelanyShop.

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Giveaway - Amazing Custom T-Shirt by MissDelanyShop

It's Monday. And what better way to cure the Monday blues by entering a giveaway and getting free stuff! This giveaway is near and dear to my heart. Why? I just bought my three AMAZING custom shirts to advertise at craft shows this past week. She listened to me, let me change my mind like 50 times, AND they look fantastic. I think that trifecta doesn't happen much so I knew this was a keeper. So lucky for you guys I talked her into doing a giveaway for YOUR very own custom shirt!

Let's meet Rebekah from Miss Delany!

Name of shop: Miss Delaney
Category of items: Baby clothes and accessories

1. How long have you had your shop?
I've had my shop for just over a year. I opened it in April of last year.

2. What inspired you to make MissDelanyShop?
What inspired me to open a shop was that I was looking for something that I could do from home while my kids are little. My goal is to be able to do this full time by the time they start school and still be able to be there for them. To take them to school and pick them up, take them to appointments and be flexible with my time and not be bound to an 8-5 job. 

3. Who or what inspires you to create?
My inspiration to create is my daughter. She just turned 1 and when I found out I was having a girl, I just wanted to sew tons of stuff for her. I also love making outfits for my son (3 years old), like graphic t-shirts.

4.What has been your biggest accomplishment as a shop owner / artist?
 My biggest accomplishment as a shop owner was getting 100 orders. It took many months for my store to pick up and to start getting orders in. When I hit 100, I just felt like I could do this. I could make something out of my store and build it up, and that maybe it wasn't just a flash in the pan.

5.What has been the hardest part about starting a business?
For me, the hardest part about starting a business is actually starting it. It's hard to put yourself out there and open yourself up to criticism. Especially if you've only ever made things for yourself or for gifts. Having a paying customer is a nerve-racking thing at first, but as you start to get more orders and positive feedback, your confidence grows. 

6.What would be your biggest tip to a brand new shop owner / artist on etsy?
My biggest tip for a new shop owner is to be patient. Your store might take off right away, and if it does, great! But it'll probably take a while. If you aren't getting orders right away, work on your store anyway. Work on taking better pictures, tweaking descriptions or keywords. Or making new things to list. It took me about 4 months before I started getting orders, but I worked on my store consistently during that time. I'm not saying that every store will be successful. But just because you don't get orders right away, or for a while, that doesn't mean that it failed. Sometimes it just takes time.

7.Where can we find MissDelanyShop?
You can find my shop at missdelaneyshop.etsy.com. I also started a blog (fairly new and a little neglected at the moment) at www.missdelaney.com. And, I just opened a second store where I'm going to attempt to sell doll clothes. That is at missdelaneydolls.etsy.com.




HOW TO ENTER!


1. Follow TheHotGlueHangover Blog.
2. Go Visit MissDelanyShop on Etsy and report back with your DREAM custom shirt design.
3. Giveaway Ends May 25th and you can enter once daily.



What you will Win 

* Your very own CUSTOM t-shirt worth over $15! Click

HERE to go check it out!


*Winner will be chosen by random at Random.org


Happy Monday!
Natalie

Friday, May 11, 2012

Flash Friday #3

Flash Sale - 50% off this Vintage Coral Mint Button Birdcage - 24 hours only!

Click HERE to purchase!


Happy Friday!
Natalie

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tutorial Thursday #28 - Teacher Appreciation

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - KellyBermudez
* These prints are so whimsical and would be a great addition to any wall!


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - CLEARANCE -Spring Flower Kitchen Towel - 100 percent cotton top - white - crocheted -Bright by BlueBarnHillCraftsin
* only $3 and I love this pattern!




It's teacher appreciation week at work. I am not saying this because I am a teacher and I want you to send me gifts (I like starbucks) but more so to honor all my fellow friends / co-workers. It is a thankless job and teachers really do appreciate handmade from the heart gifts WAY more than anything money could buy. Although I would never return a free car. Just put a hand-made card inside and we can call it even. Seriously though give a shout all to all the teachers you know and maybe use this cute last-minute tutorial.



Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Why Didn't I think of that #23 - Milk Jug Lantern

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - ChristaEllen
*Beautiful creations - this one is my fav! Use coupon code - SPRING2012 - for 10% off any purchase!


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Hand Dyed Handkerchief Embroidered Keepsake FAITH by HigherHopesDesigns
*Hand-dyed - how beautiful! And you can get them custom as well!


I like to go camping. It's a miracle I still do considering a camper almost squished me to death when I was a small child. It was the 1980's people. I doubt any "safety" features were in place in this magical camper hook-up. In fact I vividly remember that if one person walked to one side there better be someone on the other or that bad boy was going to tip. Needless to say I like sleeping in tents better. I also require a night light when I go camping. I blame the raccoons and my brother's need to pretend he is a bear outside of the tent but regardless I need a light. That will scare all the bad guys away. And if I had known that all I needed was a headlamp and a milk jug I would have much stronger bones and probably be an Olympian by now. Probably.

Milk Jug Lantern


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie