Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Etsy Shop Sale

Today through "Giving Tuesday" (December 2nd) I'm offering $5 off a $15 or more purchase in my Etsy shop.

Use the promo code THANKSGIVING at checkout.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Creativity Jar

I just put together a Creativity Jar.  It's a mason jar filled with small craft items: pipe cleaner, clothes pin, fabric squares, ribbon, puff balls, stickers, beads, craft sticks, rubber bands, etc.  It is meant to spark kids' imagination and encourage them to be inentive and create art or other things.  This one will be part of a Christmas present for an 8 year old girl.  Hummingbird designed the label; it might change.

I'm wondering if it's something people would buy something like this and if so how much one would be willing to pay.  I would love your input.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Liturgy Books

In addition to working on artsy craft projects with my kids, I been using my long hiatus to edit and format a full-length (or mostly so) Divine Liturgy prayer book for older kids.  Like the toddler one I put out in April, these can be personalized with photographs from your home parish (or other parishes if you like).  I've done one with a lilac cover because my girls really wanted lilac, and one that boys may prefer with dark blue.  The text is almost identical (I did use "handmaiden" in the girls' and "servant" in the boys' for the priest's part at communion.  Where the toddler book has outlines for placing photographs, I opted just to leave large chunks of space in this one.  I figured this allows more flexibility in choosing sizes or decorating around them for any particularly artistic kids.  

I've proofed this about a dozen times and followed along with it at mulitiple services, so I think it is typo and problem free.  If anyone orders a copy and finds a problem, though, please let me know so I can make corrections.  Also, this version uses traditional "Thee/Thou" language.  If there's interest in a "You Who" version, I'm up for some more editing.  So if that's something you'd like to see, leave a comment or email me.

Anyway, I'm really excited about these and my kids can't wait to get out copies.  You can order your own on Amazon or Createspace (girls, boys).

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Upcycle CD Pascha Candle Holders

30 bead, multi-colored prayer rope
Our church just held its first annual arts and crafts fair.  The girls and I made all sorts of crafts for it: paper collage art, photographs, clay coil pots, prayer beads, and our favorite, upcycled cd Pascha candle holders (or multi-purpose trays other times of the year).  The sale went pretty well, but many people suggested I should open an etsy shop, so I'm working on creating an online shop.

Until I get it up and running, I wanted to post a few pictures. We're selling the prayer beads and candle holders for $5 each, and we take custom orders if you have color preferences.  If you'd like something before the shop is set up, just email me!

With flat bottom
Without flat bottom