Thursday, January 30, 2014

Close Or Not To Close That Is The Question

In the last few months I have been so encompassed with trying to get my house ready for sale that I find I have not had time to give to my Etsy Shop.  It makes me feel sad because I enjoy all aspects of Etsy but its just been at the bottom of my list lately since I am so overwhelmed with home repairs, cleaning and purging.

In order to get ready I have had to put all my scrapbook paper, paint, glue, etc away since I really do make a mess when I am creating.  My daughter is telling me that I should just close up shop and in my announcement say that I am moving.   Not sure. but I know that my creative process for now has shifted from how to create new things with my paper and Mod Podge to what is on my list today to paint, repair or clean.

So I am still deciding on which way to go.  I guess at some point I will have to close for a bit but hate to close for too long.

Some of the things just waiting for a buyer in my shop.

This enhancer was made from layered specialty printed card stock Swarovski crystals , and some buttons.  Its then treated with Mod Podge so its very durable but extremely lightweight.

My purse key chains I make using the laminate samples that you get in your local Lowes or Home Depot.  I had I bunch of them in a box from a time when I was thinking of doing my countertops over. I knew there had to be something that I could make with them.  So I covered them with specialty printed card stock create a purse and added some Swarovski crystals. I finished it all off with some Mod Podge for durability,beads at the top and it makes a unique one of a kind key chain.

My quilt pictures are one of my favorite things that I create.  I cut out a very intricate patterns out of card stock and then using printed specialty paper I carefully cut pieces by hand to line the back of each section. of the pattern.  Creating a look of a quilt.

I love creating new and different things out of paper and cannot wait until I can get back to what I love to do, design and create.

Hoping for a quick home sale and still not sure whether to close or not.

Mary Ann

1 comment:

  1. Love that necklace! I like the keychains too.