Monday, November 8, 2010

Santa's Drawers

How stinkin' cute is this?! This was last week's weekly inkling from Splitcoaststampers and I just love it. It has 3 drawers that pull out and are the perfect size for candy, small gifts or a gift card. Now, I will warn you that it was a fairly tricky and time consuming project. But once you've made one it would likely be much easier the next time. And it is definitely worth it! Mine is a little different from the one on Splitcoast, especially on top. I put a "belt and buckle" around it along with brads as "buttons" to make it look like Santa's jacket. Super cute and fun for anyone who receives it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tissue Box Cover

Wow, 3 projects in one week and I'm about to start my 4th! My creative side has been enjoying the fact that my cake ball business has slowed down just a tiny bit the last 2 weeks (only 3-4 orders per week instead of 6-8). I think it's because everyone is saving their orders for the holidays. I already have a bunch set up for Thanksgiving and Christmas so I better rest up!
This is a fun project from Splitcoaststamper's weekly inkling a couple weeks ago. I thought it might turn out a little flimsy and cheap looking but it isn't at all! It looks and feels very professional. And since it's not Christmas themed I can keep it out all winter. I think I will be making these for teacher gifts this Christmas. I'm sure every teacher has a box of tissues on his/her desk and why not spruce it up a little! Check out for the step-by-step instructions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm baaack!!!

I can't believe it's been 7 months tomorrow that I last posted on this blog. Terrible I know, but I have a really good excuse. You see I started a new business! It's called Mary's Confectionery where I specialize in making cake balls. You might remember a previous post where I described what cake balls are and showed a picture of the delicious little treats. Well, I was always being told that I should start selling them, so I thought I would give it a go. And let me tell you I've been busy! And I don't see an end any time soon. The holidays are coming and they are perfect for those family get togethers, so I have a lot of orders already lined up. If you would like to visit my cake ball blog follow this link:
So anyway, I haven't had much time to craft, but I did manage a little time yesterday to whip up a few cards. These are birthday cards that I needed this month. I hope the girls enjoy them.
I hope that all of you have been doing well and have gotten a lot more crafting done than I have! :) Mary