Thursday, June 27, 2013

Patriotic 2013 Craft Swap

Just finished up a fun red, white, and blue themed craft swap.  There was a little delay with the Post Office, but everybody got their packages in time for all the July 4th festivities.  We sent out two U.S.A. themed magazine bags and included a vintage pin with both.  We received this super cute wreath and I  think it's  actually made from a pool noodle... how creative!  It's just so fun and festive.  Also, we got this awesome U.S.A. bunting pillow!  I don't know if we have a set style, but this would definitely be considered "our style" if we did.  We're really into buntings at the moment, so this is the perfect fit.  The string at the top is crocheted  and the letters are felt.  Love, love, love!  It's so cool to fill our house with things people have made. 

Summer Fun Fair

Instead of the usual Fireworks Booth, The Empty Space will be having a Summer Fun Fair and we want you to join us in all the fun!!!  Here is an article about the event that was in our local paper and Saint Olive is featured... so exciting!  We have been busy little crafters lately, but all the hard work is paying off because we have some really great crafts coming your way this weekend.  We teamed up with Carla's Studios last weekend and made a TON of beaded jewelry.  Check out Gyspsea Journeys to read the whole story and be sure to visit us this weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Color Me Mine

Just painted this ceramic cheese plate this evenings with some friends from run camp.  Excited to see how all our projects turn out.  Hopefully, the kiln gods are good to us.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Beer for the Boss

My first year of working as a Speech Pathologist came to a close about three weeks ago.  This year went by so quickly, but in that short amount of time I met some really wonderful people.  This new environment ended up to be the perfect fit.  I had two wonderful mentors (one is family now), supportive coworkers and supervisors, a beyond caring secretary, and a fantastic boss.  It was a long journey to get to this point and I still have a ways to go with regards to schooling to complete a Masters, but I am so thankful to finally be where I am.  And to celebrate, I gave beer.  But... not just any beer.  One of my sites was an hour commute, which is pretty far.  One weekend, I stopped at a bakery to enjoy lunch with my mom.  This restaurant's location happened to be about half way to the site I was working at.  While we waited for the order, I noticed a beer that came from the same area where I worked.  I had to grab it... my mom had to add a few hand sewn kitchen (or shall we call them "bar") towels... and this had to be the perfect gift to end the year.  I still have two in the fridge waiting to toast in the new year when August rolls around.  Cheers to rewarding careers!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bird Swap

I traded an egg shaped dish towel and apron, for this wooden bird.  So... in... LOVE!!! 

Junk Journals/Bobbies Swap

This post has been extremely long overdue.  It has been months (almost a year) since I received the sweetest package in the mail from Chacoy over at Living in La La Land.  I got in touch with her after we participated in a craft swap because I feel in love with her journals and bobbies.  She agreed to swap something with me.  Life was chaotic at the time and I've since then forgotten what I had sent to her (if I remember, I update this and post a picture).  I haven't forgotten what a beautiful journal and fun bobbies she sent to me.  The bobbies are so sweet, fun, and colorful.  The junk journal is put together so well and has tons of secrets stashed away like a chalkboard page, pockets, pinwheel, paint, a ribbon closure with charm, and so many other fun details.  I can't thank her enough for sharing her talent with us.  This journal will be filled with wonderful memories and happy stories.







Friday, June 7, 2013


We made journals!  Check out Gypsea Journeys for the details.  If you want to make your own, check out SeaLemonDIY for some awesome tutorials.  She has the best book binding lessons, along with other fun ideas.

Ribbon Wall

In our never ending attempt to get organized, we recently replaced a shower curtain with ribbons in hopes that this would result in easier ribbon access.  So far it has been a success and makes it so much easier to use up ribbon when needed.