Category: Etsy Shop

Explore My Etsy: Holiday Ornaments *Updated*

Happy Happy Thursday everyone!
I don’t know about you other makers out there, but Holiday is my busiest time of the year. Not only am I making inventory to sell, but I also make all my Holiday gifts.
About six months ago I relaunched my Etsy with my summer inventory. After a few months of sale, I closed the shop to get ready for Holiday. Today, I want to share the special holiday items I have for sale!

I have two specialty ornament lines: cupcakes and pizza!
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My pizza ornaments are available in two styles: slices and whole hearts.
Heart Pizza Ornament
Pizza Slice Ornament

The cupcake ornaments have multiple flavors available.
Red Velvet Cupcake Ornament
(only grey background available, white SOLD OUT) Red Velvet

Cherry Vanilla Cupcake Ornament
Cherry Vanilla

Strawberry Cupcake Ornament
(SOLD OUT) Strawberry
Double Chocolate Cupcake Ornament
Double Chocolate

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Ornament
Mint Chocolate Chip

Cookies n' Cream Cupcake Ornament
Cookies n’ Cream

Pink Vanilla Cupcake Ornament
Pink Vanilla

Each ornament is hand sewn and made from 100% felt stuffed with polyfiber microfill.
Sizes range but most are no more than six inches tall.

Questions? Don’t be afraid to ask!!
Shipments go out every Wednesday and Saturday, however if orders need to go out sooner, please let me know.

Talk Soon,
Jennifer

Update #10: Small -Lady- Business Saturday! Come Support and Visit!

Hello!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week??? I can’t! Soon, it’ll be Christmas, then New Year’s, then 2020.

I exaggerate.

But anyway! I posted about a month ago how I was going on a little hiatus from my site to focus on a few special projects. One of the projects I have been working on (shameless self promotion time) is a small lady business Saturday event!

This event was founded by two good friends of mine in 2015, and I had the opportunity to have a booth at the event last year. This year, I volunteered to help organize the event with the two of them. (Wow! I did not realize how much work went into it and I cannot believe the two of them did it by themselves last year! Kudos!)

Not sure when the small business Saturday movement started, but this event is similar in that it encourages patrons to shop local for the holidays but with one twist…we feature lady business owners!

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I will also be vending at the event as well! Please come out and support not only small business, but girl bosses of Northeast Ohio!

You can find a full list of the vendors at our Facebook event page found here!

Hope to see you there!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Explore my Etsy: Crochet Bow Headbands (new product!)

I’m SO SO excited for this new line of crochet hair accessories! I created these fun headbands because I could not for the life of me find a bow headband that I liked! So, like any maker, decided to make my own!

I have four pre-made styles available as well as will be taking custom orders.

Here are the four pre-made styles:

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This adorable pink and blue bow headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a pink and blue in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The Lemon Pie

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This adorable yellow and white headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a yellow and sparkle white in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The ‘Merica!

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This adorable red, white and blue headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a red, sparkle white and blue in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The House of Black and White

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This adorable black and white headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a sparkle black and white in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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**Custom Order**

I will be taking custom orders for this product. Customers will get to choose the following:

Headband Color
Main Bow Color
Center Bow Color

For example: in the ‘Merica headband, the colors would be the following:

Headband Color – Blue
Main Bow Color – White
Center Bow Color – Red

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Want to know more about color options? I use “I Love this Yarn!” available at Hobby Lobby. Feel free to browse the color options here, most BASIC colors will be available. Unsure if I have a color? Message me on Etsy and we can talk! Solid colors only please!

If you have any questions about sizing, custom colors, or anything else, don’t hesitate to ask!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Explore my Etsy: Handmade Dream Catchers

A couple months ago, I turned my Etsy shop into vacation mode to prep for new products for the summer. Over the next couple weeks, I want to share the story of each of my new products! Up first: Handmade Dream Catchers!

“The Midnight Dreamer”

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“The Poison Ivy”

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“Princess Aurora”

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I always wanted to learn how to make a dream catcher, but it looked so complicated! Now, there is this really cool website called Pinterest (have you heard of it??) where you can literally search for any craft ever and you are bound to fins a free tutorial! Low and behold, after two minutes of searching, I found a great tutorial on how to make a dream catcher. It was a lot easier than I anticipated it to be!

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I am all about using my stash. Each one of these dream catchers are made 100% of materials in my craft closet. At one point in time I purchased the materials for one project or another. Now they are recycled into these pretties!

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I wanted to have a theme for each dream catcher. Now, I will be honest that the name for them came after I made them, but there was still planning!

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I have so much fun making these! I still have so many materials left and at least five more dream catchers planned out! I also take customer orders.

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Enjoy!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

25 before 26: One year in iPhone photos!

I started this tradition in 2014 when I turned 24. I made a list of things I wanted to do before I turned 25, and I did not do as well as I thought. I seriously thought I was going to do so much better this year. Overall, I am very happy with what I accomplished!

Here’s how I did:

1. Puxatomy Phil (didn’t wake up in time/couldn’t get off work)

2. Homemade Sushi
I’ll give myself this one. I didn’t make sushi, but I did make pot sitckers! Complete with bamboo steamer, which is only $20 bucks at Bed, Bath and Beyond!

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3. Crafty Mart
I will also give myself this one. I applied to Crafty Mart, but sadly was not accepted. However, everything happens for a reason. The next day after I got my reject email, I got a DM from a friend that she was having a show the same day! I applied and totally got in! I had SO much fun, and also learned A LOT!

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4. Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting
Yes please. I made this within the first week of making this list. OMG! They were very delicious. I need to make them again!!

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5. Make $100.00 selling my stuff
Yes. This happened. I opened my Etsy shop this year! I finally decided to jump in and try! I had more success selling than I thought I would!

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6. Post a blog once a week

7. Travel outside of the U.S.
I didn’t travel outside of the US, but I did make it to Columbus, OH. Does that count?

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8. Christmas at my house
It was a success!

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9. Brunch once a month
Not sure if it was once a month…but it sure was a heck of a lot! I will eat brunch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…any day!

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10. Go to Canada
I didn’t go to Canada, but I pretended like I was from there at a hockey game?

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11. Become more organized at work
I finally had time to catch up and figure out what I was doing.

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12. Finish the Lizard tour
13. Do my dishes everyday
14. Make my Halloween costume
15. Read 5 books

16. Journal 5 minutes a week
I don’t think it was 5 minutes a week, but it was a lot more than I was previously.

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17. Pizza/Movie once a month
Like brunch, don’t know it was once a month, but it was very often!

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18. Try Yoga
19. Go to the Drive-in
20. Build a bookshelf
21. Eat better
22. Create a new drink
23. “Friendsgiving”

24. Go to 5 concerts
Waaaay more than five….

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Dec. 16 Silverstein and Senses Fail / Dec. 17 The Academy Is… (2015)
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Nov. 19 Parkway Drive (2015)
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Oct. 2 Eluveitie and The Agonist (2015)
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Sept 1 Four Year Strong (2015)
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May 21 Hit the Lights (2016)
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Apr 8 Stiletto! (2016)
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Mar 16 Mest, Hawthorne Heights, and The Ataris (2016)

25. Make myself happy!

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I have been doing WAY more for myself. The biggest thing this year was exploring places outside of Akron. I’ve been hanging out in Cleveland a lot more, and I seriously LOVE this city.
Last year I accomplished 11, this year I accomplished 12. Moving in the right direction. Goal for 2016/2017: 15!
Talk soon,
Jennifer!

Five Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Day!

Happy National Pizza Day everyone!!

I’ve been debating this post for a while, and what a better day to share than on National Pizza Day! Here are five fun ways to D.I.Y one of the best holiday’s of the year!

  1. Pizza Pillow!

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Check out my tutorial on how to make a D.I.Y Pizza Pillow to snuggle up with every night! Are you a vegetarian? That’s okay! Get creative with your toppings!

2. Crochet Pizza Banner!

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Follow my fun tutorial on how to crochet a triangle pendant banner. Just change the colors around and add pepperoni to make your pizza slices!

3. Pizza Stamp!

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Make your own triangle stamp to easy create a pizza background on ANY scrapbook page!

4. Pizza Painting!

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Create a piece of art as a tribute to your favorite slice!

5. Crochet Pizza Hat!

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Really want to go all out?!? Why not make a pizza hat!! One of these days I will post my pattern!

What about you!?! What are you doing today to celebrate this delicious holiday??

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Talk Soon.
Jennifer

 

 

Woodland Adventure Scrapbooking Kits are HERE!

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

I hinted at this earlier in the week, and I am so excited for my first EVER scrapbooking kit!!

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Add some fun to any scrapbooking or art journal album!

This woodland inspired adventure kit includes:
(5) unique journal pages
(5) label images
(3) page borders
(12) stickers
(2) strings of yarn
(5) heart buttons

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All kits are handmade, printed, and packaged in Akron, Ohio. Journal pages, label images, and page borders are printed on 24 lb. resume quality paper.

Each image is 100% original designs of Make, Create, and Appreciate…or myself! I had so much fun designing these little critters! Although, my favorite is the tree stump, not entirely sure why…

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I’m going to be showing a demonstration on how to use this kit this month! However, if you are already hooked, the kits are on sale on my Etsy shop for $20.00 +shipping. First time buyer’s can snag 15% off their first purchase with coupon code NEWBIE!

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Kits do not include scissors or adhesive.

The possibilities are endless!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

 

Painted Days: “I Fly Like Paper. Get Hi Like Planes”

Happy Monday! I never post on Monday’s – what a treat for you (and me)!!

I have another painting for you!

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This one is special to me.

I painted this one in inspiration of my best friend, Elise.
She moved from Ohio to Arizona almost two years ago. I miss her each and every day.

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Her and I had so many awesome times together in high school and through out my college career.
I would be lying if I said we didn’t have our ups and downs, but what best friends don’t?

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There has been so many good times, they totally out weigh the bad.

I joke with her about just showing up on her doorstep with a moving van and packing her stuff in it to bring it back to Ohio, but I totally would.

Each time “Bada Bing with a Pipe” by Four Years Strong comes on my Pandora I look up costs of moving vans…little does she know!

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Elise, if you’re reading this…I miss you buddy! Come back home, or at least a visit! My door is always open!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Painted Days: “A Starry Night in the Forest”

Good morning everyone! I hope you enjoy your day with positive vibes!

I am going to begin sharing my paintings with you from now on!

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I think there should be a slight background on myself.

Today is a learning moment about me. Those of you who are new to my blog may not have read my about me, or even know much about my college career.

I have never discussed this but I actually started off college as a duel degree in fine arts and art education (fine arts is a BA and art education is a BS). I wanted to be an art teacher. I truly enjoy teaching and training, but at the time when I started college I was too immature to take my education classes seriously. After two years of constant art studio classes I became burned out, and I also knew I would never make it in my education classes. I decided to change my major to geography. I never regret the choices I make in life, I believe that everything happens for a reason. I loved every minute of the time I spent as a geography major, but I do wish I would have just powered through the stress and toughed it out.

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It was hard. Here I was, taking a hobby that I used to de-stress and make into a career. I became stressed because I had deadlines to meet. It became unenjoyable. I lost my creativity.

Flash forward to 2015.

It took me almost two years to gain back my inspiration after being sucked dry of my creativity. I loved being an art major, my homework was paintings and my exams were critiques. I saved money on text books because I already owned the supplies for my classes, but the classes were very demanding.

I love that I now can buy a canvas and just paint what ever is on my mind. It took a while to get back here, and I’m glad I’m back! I am back into regularly painting! I excited to share my paintings with you! Like some that you see? You can always find the ones I share and more on my Etsy Shop!

Today, I present to you “A Starry Night in the Forest.”

Enjoy!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

 

 

 

D.I.Y Acorn Banner Kit!

Good Morning everyone! Happy Sunday Funday!

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I’m excited to announce my first “product”! I made this paper acorn banner a few weeks ago and thought it would be a great idea to share the same with you!

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Do It Yourself Paper Acorn Banner Kits are here!

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This do it yourself paper acorn banner kit includes the following:
(8) Tree Printed Acorn Bottom
(8) Polka Dot Acorn Tops
(8) Tree Printed Acorn Stems
(1) 53″ Piece Brown Yarn

This kit DOES NOT include adhesive or plastic sewing needles.

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Each paper piece is hand cut on textured paper, making each acorn one of a kind! Four different color choices for you to mix and match!

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This kit is hand packaged in Akron, Ohio. Easy to follow instructions included.

Check out my Etsy listing here. On sale for $10.00 + shipping!

Don’t forget about first time buyer discounts of 15% off! Coupon code: NEWBIE!

There are only two available, so hurry before they are gone!

Talk soon,
Jennifer