Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just in from Europe: New Blown Glass Beads

We've just received several new styles of blown glass beads and have them listed HERE in our Etsy shop.  Apart from new shapes, we're also stocking pretty new colors like aqua, deep teal, light pink, hot pink and even black.  I'm partial to the acorn beads in matte green and shiny brown and the bell shapes, shown below.

Have you started crafting for Christmas yet? I have ideas swirling around but haven't actually started working on anything yet.  I get both nervous and  excited to think that Christmas is less than 4 months away!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Shop Additions: More Chenille Tinsel

We are excited to tell you that we've added 14 more colors of rayon chenille tinsel cording to our Etsy shop.  Beautiful color mixes just in time for holiday crafting: red with red tinsel; green with green tinsel; hunter green with silver tinsel; violet with silver tinsel.

I can't decide if my favorite is the snowy silver, the old gold, or the violet and silver.  And of course I LOVE the red, pink and silver mix -- very Valentine in a tiger stripey way!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Cat Days of Summer

Nothing like a cool drink on a hot summer day.  Thomas digs in.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New to the Shop: Bouquet Holders from Germany

Also new to the shop are three different sizes of bouquet holders from Germany.  Best described as strong doilies attached to small cones with a split center hole to accommodate flower stems, these elegant floral embellishments are perfect for brides creating their own everlasting bouquets.  Above is a medium sized all white, and, below, a detail shot of its pretty edge.

The medium sized style below features a beautiful hand-tinted edge.  Color choices are pink, rose pink, green, lilac and yellow.

The small size below is available in plain white, gold foil or silver foil.  This size also looks wonderful on a Christmas tree with white lights stuck up through the holes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New to the Shop: Crepe Paper Streamers for Halloween

Also new to the shop are two styles of crepe paper streamers from Germany.  Both feature Halloween designs and come in 32 ft. rolls.  Apart from decorating with these garland-style, they are wonderful for putting around the edge of a party table, embellishing cones, and making spooky rosettes.  Both are HERE.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New to the Shop: Dresden Cake Decorations

We're excited to say that we've added a range of adorable dresden foil cake decorations from Germany to the shop.  Each features a gnome scene with a different number, 0-9, on a food-safe wire.  And each number is available in red, fuchsia, gold, silver, green or purple foil.  You can also remove the wire and use these in card making, scrapbooking, as gift tie-ons and more.  Click HERE to see them all.