Thursday, June 30, 2011

Twitter Tree Thursday

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
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Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday:  http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..

Please add this tag to your tweets. " #BlueBird"



This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the tag.

Thanks!

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.
Please remember that your post can only be so long for Twitter or it will say the post is to long and then words have to be removed.
Please keep your post to 3 listings and thank you for coming by to the Twitter Tree

Team Members Twitter Accounts
Our links:
http://twitter.com/christiecottage
http://twitter.com/waterrox
http://twitter.com/sweetybirdo9
http://twitter.com/crochet18purple
http://twitter.com/lindab142 


Painted and crackeled set of  9 burgundy wooden
 by crochet18purple http://t.co/GsSoOiw
#Bluebird



Painted and crackeled set of 8 purple and black
 by crochet18purple http://t.co/AzOXgco
#Bluebird

Set of 3 purple painted with nail polish and
by crochet18purple http://t.co/FfQMoYU
#Bluebird

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Twitter tree time

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
;
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday:  http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..

Please add this tag to your tweets. " #BlueBird"



This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the tag.

Thanks!

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.
Please remember that your post can only be so long for Twitter or it will say the post is to long and then words have to be removed.
Please keep your post to 3 listings and thank you for coming by to the Twitter Tree

Team Members Twitter Accounts
Our links:
http://twitter.com/christiecottage
http://twitter.com/waterrox
http://twitter.com/sweetybirdo9
http://twitter.com/crochet18purple
http://twitter.com/lindab142 
Painted and crackeled set of 8 purple and black
 by crochet18purple http://t.co/AzOXgco
#Bluebird
Set of 3 purple painted with nail polish and
by crochet18purple http://t.co/FfQMoYU
#Bluebird
Dyed set of 6 vintage beads or buttons you by 
crochet18purple http://t.co/6WBbtkP #Bluebird

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Painted and crackled with nail poish



I have found something fun and easy to do  and it is done with nail polish.  Think about it nail polish now comes in all colors  and is a durable paint.  Topped with a crackle medium now designed specifically for nail polish it can give  plastic's and wood a whole new look and durability.  And this is my fav part each  has it's own brush that goes back in the bottle so no brush washing.  How  easy is that?   If you click on the pictures it will take you right to my Etsy shop to see these for sale.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dye it......Then Stamp it



I took some scrap pieces of fabric  and of course dyed it in assorted colors. I used a spray bottle for applying the dye that way I had more control of how I might want it to look.  After 8 hours I washed the fabric letting it dry over night.  Then the rubber stamp and permanent black ink and lot's of different rubber stamps I started stamping.  There are a few mistakes here and there but it is a unique way to make your scrap piece of fabric your own.  On the piece with the flowers stamped on I went back and added more dye coloring the flowers in. 6 hours later washed the fabric, let dry  and then ironed.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

And now there is 4

On Fathers day 4 years ago it was right after my dad had passed away on the 5th of June.  Not thinking real clearly I knew I wanted him to have something really pretty on his grave.  Looking around I found a beautiful blue hydrangea.  The temps here in NC were hot going into the mid 90's and needless to say that  poor flower took a beating out in the sun.  Seeing the distress a couple of days later  my brother in law brought it back to me. I brought the poor little thing home, planted it and kept it watered.  Each year now it develops 1 more flower and this year it has 4 which is exactly how long my dad has been gone from us

Happy Fathers Day

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Twitter tree time

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday:

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..

Please add this tag to your tweets. " #BlueBird"



This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the tag.

Thanks!

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.
Please remember that your post can only be so long for Twitter or it will say the post is to long and then words have to be removed.
Please keep your post to 3 listings and thank you for coming by to the Twitter Tree


Nine West small Handbag with a bow
http://tinyurl.com/4dny7n5
#Bluebird#crochet18purple@Bonanza


Tommy Hilfiger Teal handbag
http://tinyurl.com/4tnygkf
#Bluebird#crochet18purple@Bonanza


Crochet hippy bag pdf pattern   http://bit.ly/gNO2Gc
#Bluebird #crochet18purple@ArtFire

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dye it after you knit it


So I decided to knit this item  and then add my dye to it.  All the flowers, beads  and yarn pieces were put through the dying process too.  This is a fun piece to hang on your door, wall or in a window.
I then dyed a whole new hank of cotton yarn and shades of blue, kinda reminds me of water.

Today's twitter tree is hosted by 

http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/mostly-business-monday-twitter-tree-and.html

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Twitter Tree Thursday

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday:

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day.

Instructions:

You tweet the item(s) for me and all the posts above yours, along with your twitter account so we can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for all those posting here to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below) Check back throughout the day and tweet all the new items posted from other online shops. Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet, Bonanzle, ebay, your own website, etc..

Please add this tag to your tweets. " #BlueBird"



This way we can Retweet later in the day, simply by searching the tag.

Thanks!

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. After all, we all have our online shops to make sales.
Please remember that your post can only be so long for Twitter or it will say the post is to long and then words have to be removed.
Please keep your post to 3 listings and thank you for coming by to the Twitter Tree


Set of 4 vintage green dyed shank buttons
 by crochet18purple http://t.co/f4K4La8 via @Etsy #Bluebird
Dyed set of 6 vintage beads or buttons you
 by crochet18purple http://t.co/6UfQRgP via @Etsy #Bluebird

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

If you can't dye it... Paint it.....with..... Nail Polish

When I got my manicure for the wedding I discovered  that there is a nail polish that crackles.  So to the beauty supply shop to see if they carried it  and of course they did.
Certain game tiles will not dye due to the plastic that is used, so I decided to pain them with nail polish and apply the crackle polish to the top  and  the results I love.

It requires 1 coat of regular nail polish, let dry for about 5 min, then 1 coat of the crackle nail polish. Once dry you want to seal with a top coat.  More of this to come

Here are some more pictures from the wedding


Monday, June 06, 2011

Buttons and yarn to dye for



I am still playing with dyes and techniques.  What was so easy and fun about this is I used a kit by tulip dyes  that came with everything you needed to have fun,  I was able to spray the dye on where I wanted and in the very dark areas just applied some drops of the darkest dye.  8 hours later  this is what I had  and I can say there will be more.  While  the yarn was dyeing  so were the buttons, once white now they are a dark pretty shade of green.  Now all buttons will not go this dark it depends on what they are made of as to how much color they will absorb  And remember your yarn has to be 100 percent cotton.  I used a ball of white peaches and cream cotton yarns

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Remembering my daddy



Today marks 4 years since my daddy went to be with the Lord.  I find it still hard to look at his pictures with out feeling sadness come over me.  I remember right after his passing all I could think of was maybe I would go soon so I could see him again.  Of course my daddy wouldn't want me to think that way  so life has had to go on.  Losing a parent is a very hard thing to deal with, especially when you grew up in a loving family.  My dad took care of us and we could not have had a better dad.  I have loads of fond memories growing up  and have told my mom I would relive my childhood all over again if I could.

I miss you so much daddy

Friday, June 03, 2011

Add as you knit



Going to the knit shop I see lots of novelty yarns that are just out of my price range.  So I came up with my own.

The first thing I did was tea dyed some white cotton yarn giving it a hint of purple.  I gathered some elements that I wanted to add to the yarn, now prior to knitting as I was winding my yarn in to a ball  I added small strips of a purple variegated yarn, and whats so unique about this yarn is it pulls apart giving almost the look of sea weed
I gathered some flowers and beads. 

I started knitting and using a crochet hook I would slip a stitch off  adding the flower or the bead.  then slip the stitch back on to the knitting needle I would knit the stitch as usual.  Once finished I  opened the yarn up giving it the free form look.  This is a fun way to add all those fun elements to the yarn with out paying a big price for it at the knit shops, and one your finished you have a truly unique piece