Saturday, April 5, 2014

It's Garden Show Time Again

It's time for the Mount Dora Renningers Garden Show again. I stopped by this evening as the dealers were setting up for the show opening tomorrow morning. Here's a few shots I got as I wandered around.

Pretty chippy fabulous, don't you think? The show runs from April 5-6, 2014 at the Mount Dora and is a yearly event.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Recently I  wrote an article on Adjectives Market for Vintage Finds Magazine. Kathy Gonzalez of Thrift Happy is the publisher. She knows every shop in the local area and is a treasure trove of knowledge.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

That Etsy Je ne sais quoi

I was an Etsy buyer before I had my own page on there so I got a chance to find out how it differs from it's competitors. In my experience, Etsy is usually more personal. Most of the items I ordered came with a little something extra such as a paper flower, a freebie of some sort or extra special wrapping.

I try to carry that Je ne sais quoi on in my little shop. Usually I add a post card or something related to the stenciled bag ordered.  In this case I used my usual seam binding ribbon but added a Tim Holtz key due to the buyer's sentimental connection with the stencil design on the bag.

I included a surprise for the buyer. She had patiently waited for her order. For six weeks, the outside time alloted for the order to be filled… 

Here are both bags right before being packed up. 

I hope the buyer likes her package.  I think she will. : )

Sunday, March 16, 2014

What I've Been Up To

I'm coming off of a crazy busy time and just needed some time to play with some new stencils. They are big so I decided to stencil on some of my large coffee bags. The results are below. Not my usual I know but I kind of like them. : ) And I enjoyed making them...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Don't Miss a Favorite Page's Facebook Posts

We all know that Facebook plays games with what we see on our timelines. That's good business on their part, they want page owners to pay major dollars for their "likes" to see what they post. The problem is that without major corporate funding, that won't happen for small pages which are the ones you most want to see. So here is a mini-tutorial that can help you see what you want.

I sell [and shop] at Adjectives Market and want to know when they add photos of available merchandise. I decided to take screenshots as I added them to my "Vintage" interest list. By following the steps on the screenshots below, you can keep up with any page you choose. You can enlarge any of the photos below by clicking on it.

If you have any problems, just google what your problem is such as "how to see posts from my favorite facebook pages" and you should get pointed in the right direction. I hope this helps.