Did you know you can print a shipping label using paypal for your small packages? And it saves at least 50 cents off the post office rates AND there’s no waiting in line. Amazing. I know. I’ve been doing it for years. Here’s the link: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_ship-now Keep reading if you need assistance with how to use … [Read more…]
Welcome Paper Doll Lovers! Whether you found this page on the internet, or found it from the Paper Dolls Swap group I created on Swap-Bot, I’m glad you’re here. As a jumping off point for making paper dolls, I wanted to curate a collection of paper doll sources of inspiration to help spur the creativity … [Read more…]
I thought it would be fun to share how I make my holiday coal soap with a tutorial. If you’re a soaper – enjoy the instructions. If you’re not a soaper, you might still enjoy the wacky humor and inside info I’m about to share.
The first time I saw a handmade soap stamped with the maker’s logo – I knew I wanted that for my own soaps. I had planned on spending $30 – $100 to have a custom stamp made for me. But I decided to try the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) route first. AND it worked!
As mentioned in my last post, I designed my craft booth displays for Wonderland Bath using 2nd hand materials and I wanted to show those off. Maybe this will spark your creativity? Maybe you have feedback on things I should change? I forgot to take photos at the beginning of the show, so these are … [Read more…]
I promised a post about rayon, but I’ve decided to focus on bamboo which is a special type of rayon. After discussing the ins and outs of bamboo, I’ll list a couple of eco-friendly rayons at the end. In the last few years, bamboo fabrics have become a trendy thing in apparel and home textiles. … [Read more…]
A customer recently requested I make leaves to match the roses she was ordering. I had never done leaves before, but I figured it was time to try it. I’m pleased with the result since the leaves look like something off the rose bush in my backyard – only with fabric and thread instead of … [Read more…]
Upcyling textiles has become very popular these days. Grab some used clothing, rip it, cut it, sew it back together and voila! a new item is born. There are many books on the market that teach how to upcycle clothing from jeans to sweaters and everything in between. I’m a big fan of upcycling and … [Read more…]
Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it. Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.