Create A Cup-and-Ball Bouquet
Wooden cup-and-ball games have always mesmerized me. They’re so simple, yet before you know it, you’ve spent hours trying to toss that little ball at just the right angle so that it lands in the cup. 209 MORE WORDS
7 Super Fun DIY Sock Puppets
I distinctly remember a phase of my younger years when puppets were the only thing I wanted to make. There were marionettes and regular pancake puppets, a foam ball head with arms and sticks à la The Muppets. And, of course, there were sock puppets. Unfortunately, they were made from really worn out 1980s socks.
It’s clear crafting has come a long way since 1985. You can even buy a pre-fab craft kit filled with fresh, clean, brightly colored socks and lots of crafty bits. But I think we’re all itching to make our own versions—to heck with pre-fab, I want to pick my materials myself. I also love finding crafts that you can get creative with after the craft is done—time for a puppet show!
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Love the Daffodils. Hopefully the outside will see this through your window and remember how to be warm and green again.
I’m too chicken to drive whenever it’s snowing, or if there is snow/ice on the roads. I haven’t been antique shopping since before December. So when we had a little break with clear roads this weekend I was outta here! I drove to all my favorite antique spots and to the local green spot to get some springy plants to scatter around our house for some much needed cheering up. Enough of this cold snowy winter I tell ya!!
This cheery pot of daffodils became the center of the spring table arrangement in my big dough bowl. I added some moss balls, eggs, and cabbage heads.
I found many new ironstone pieces at really good prices while I was out. Here is one of the little servers on the plate rail. I threw in some faux sprigs in the mercury glass vase.
On the other side, I placed a couple…
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The Build a Better Creative Business Course is Back!
It’s the moment many of you have been waiting for: Tim and I are about to launch the Spring 2014 session of the Build a Better Creative Business course! If you’ve never heard of our program, then oh boy, are you in for a treat today!
Last year, Tim and I got to talking, and we discussed how the marketplace with which we’re involved is overcrowded and growing more saturated every day. The sad news for sellers is, it’s already difficult to stand out in the crowd, and it’s only going to get harder from here.
Tim and I deeply understand your plight. We’ve pushed through uncertainty, and we’ve each built businesses around our own creative dreams. We feel that THIS is your year to make it, before everything gets too vast and everyone gets lost in cyberspace. You need the tools and resources, and you don’t have the luxury of time that I had even a couple of years ago to figure it all out.
So, we created a learning curve.
We launched the first session of our 8-week course in early 2013 to positively rave reviews. This is our third running, and it simply gets better every time we open enrollment. I’m not going to waste your time (or mine) repeating all the things that have been said about this course. I will, however, link you to the hours worth of FREE materials we’ve created to help you realize how important this course (and this movement) really is:
Here’s what makes us different from every other course out there: The methods we teach inside the Build a Better Creative Business Course are tested and proven. We teach from experience …
Tim’s been in this industry since 2007. He knows how to sell online, how to gain press, how to grow a blog into a community of 20,000 creatives, and how to attract 50,000 Facebook fans.
In 2010, I started an Etsy shop and set out to build a work-at-home career. To date, I have marketed my shop into a top-selling success story and made more than six figures with my creative business. It now provides my family a hearty and reliable second income.
The Build a Better Creative Business course opens on March 3, 2014.
This is a semester that you don’t want to miss! We know we have a spectacular course for you, and we want this to be the biggest running yet. The 2014 spring session includes more lessons, more bonus materials, more workshops and worksheets and more personalized attention than ever before.
On Thursday, February 27, we are going to announce an early-bird special that is so amazing and valuable, you simply won’t be able to pass it up. We’ll be sharing all of the details very soon, but sign up here to be the first to know.
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