Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Latest Creations

 This week I made some fun cards up. I really like how they turned out!


 I also did lots of fun appliques! 



And that's all for now! I know there will be lots of new ones coming up this next week!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spotlight: AskCheese on Etsy

I know wood buttons are really cute on knit or crochet hats, but I also wanted to try them out on my owls...so I went looking for some smaller size ones.  I found this shop who makes them and I must say I love the buttons I received! The shop is AskCheese on Etsy.  They have several different sizes to choose from! They also sell lots of other beautiful wood items...pens, spoons, bowls, and more. Check them out!

Friday, November 18, 2011

HollyCraft Originals Picks and Photo of the Day

Sorry my Thursday got so crazy busy I didn't get a chance to do my treasury...so I am putting it up today along with the Friday photo of the day: ENJOY!

And I just love this photo I found online...I searched "FRIDAY" and it was one of the images that popped up! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whatever Wednesday

 Remember the guy from the movie You've Got Mail? Frank Navasky... He was the one who loved the old typewriters...and didn't really like technology much.  I was just thinking of that movie today.  I think it is probably my favorite movie. If I don't know what to watch I throw that one in and love every minute of it! Well, anyway...I was thinking that there sometimes are items, that even though we have one or enough...we want more.(like Frank did with the typewriters) Lately for me it has been owls. 

I have my own little collection of them going...they have to have a certain whimsical look to them though...I am not into the REAL looking ones. 
  So I guess they are kind of like potato chips for me...I can't just have one.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Latest Creations

This past week I was working on lots of sharks and dolpins.
I also did some more Skulls and Crossbones.

I also tried to do a snowflake...still need to tweak this design...the thread I used in this one was very difficult to sew with on such a detailed area...

That's about it for now...we'll see what happens this coming week!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Spotlight: LemonTreeStudio on Etsy

I just love this shop!!! It is one of my favorites on Etsy...Please check out LemonTreeStudio...Everything in this shop makes me smile!  The color combinations are gorgeous and bright. Here is just one of my favorite designs:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I was reading a blog post the other day that 

really encouraged us to use the 3 Rs (Reduce, 

Reuse, and Recycle) in our scrapbooking! This  

is the very reason I started making my

appliques the way I do! I was looking for 

some fabric flowers online and just decided to 

make my own! I am so glad to see that it is 

starting to take off!

When making my appliques I do my best to 

use fabric scraps or any fabric that may be

heading for the landfills. Like right 

now...all of my Skulls and Crossbone appliques are being 

made with my old bedskirt. It had been on my bed forever 

and had been getting tears in it from getting stepped on. So I 

finally pulled it out and realized the part you never see is all

white!! I washed that baby up and have been cutting from it 

ever since! I also use old denim jeans that people give me! I

always tell people to give me their old jeans..."Don't throw

them away! I will use them!" Another great source I have

found is other people who sew. They have scraps- I will buy 

them! I would rather pay someone for a huge bag of scraps 

than have to buy new fabric at the stores. Some have just 

been so happy to get rid of them, I just pay for shipping! 

I also want to encourage you to use fabric in your 

scrapbooking! I just love the look of fabric on 

a card or a scrapbook layout! It just adds a 

special handmade "something"...And if you 

aren't much of a sewer, be sure that 

when you buy a HollyCraft applique, I am 

doing my best to help the environment!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Latest Creations

Well, this past week or so has definitely been busy. I have mostly been working on custom orders.
I am happy to say that the big order for 20 sharks got to my customer in time and am  already working on her next order of 20 sharks and 6 dolphins this time! 

They went from this:

To this:
Pink 'n Yellow Butterfly
Right now I am also working on finishing up a couple of these guys...

And I also was able to do these ones:

Thanks so much for checking out this week's latest creations!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spotlight: Woolly Fabulous on Etsy

I have been eyeing this talented lady's sweet little brooches for so long...they are just the loveliest  things! She is so creative with a zipper! I had to make her shop my Spotlight this week! Please take some time to go check her out. 
 Here is the link: Woolly Fabulous
And here is some eye candy from her shop...check these out! 

Getting ready for a Fall party? Add this to your jacket:

                                  Felt and zipper leaf brooch

Or how about when you love someone?

                            Red felt and zipper heart brooch

Or maybe you are ready for winter?? 

                            Felt and zipper snowman brooch

At any rate, if you are wearing one of these little guys it is all good! Love them! Hope you enjoyed my Spotlight on Woolly Fabulous!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Congratulations! 3 Big Winners!!

The giveaway has ended! Thanks to everyone who entered! I also want to thank all the vendors again for donating their items to my giveaway! I hope they got some new fans! I think now that FB has made some changes we aren't getting as many hits on our pages...hopefully this may have given us a few more. Congratulations to the winners! All winners and vendors have been contacted.