Saturday, August 28, 2010
You will find lots of recycled feeders and sculpture as well as a selection of All Better Bubbles aromatherapy bubbles and homeopathic hot and cold packs, both aromatheriputic and unscented, as well as some fun and useful reusable cup cozies for your hot or cold drinks, stitch markers for those fiber artists and I will be working on some reusable and washable pot scrubbies in real time. Come on down and visit and get inspired to recycle, recycle, recycle!!!
Monday, August 02, 2010
Thank you again for all your support folks! I will be doing this again!
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
EDIT! Due to the overwhelming response, I am now officially out of stitch markers; however, there is still a few left in my shop and if you chose to buy, I will still include a free gift as below.
Not a knitter or crochet artist? Go to my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/uniqueeuphoria. If you see something you like and buy it between now and August 8, 2010, I will include a surprise gift worth $5.00 or more with your order.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Not much going on in Craftville lately. It seems my job did not read the part of the contract that said they actually were supposed to pay me for services rendered--go figure-and after a year, I quit. It has been a long week of resume typing and cover letter including. I did make a pretty something today though while the baby was being quiet. Nothing fancy, just using up some things I had lying around that was left over from a couple of other projects. I think it's legal for a recycle artist to recycle...right?
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I have a few new bits in the shop. Most exciting is my score I got on some solar lights that the local home improvement store was getting rid of because of cracks-the solar part is functioning fine. That being said, A new element has been born to the unique euphoria. SOLAR! Go an check them out in my shop. There is more to come as soon as I get off this demon machine of addiction (my computer) and get down to the shop to talk some trash. I'm also thinking about some souvenir ideas for my shop. I am a fat quarter addict and I have a ton of scraps here. Keep your eyes open for freebies within the next week or so. Think bubbles and postcards...intrigued? Good. Muahaha...
I will be including pictures as soon as I get my camera back from the cabin. It seems I left it on the counter when I left. I hope no mice poop on it while I'm gone...ew.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I have a stack of glass votives to my right that I got to make something out of...undone.
I have a pile of homeless plastic white doves with holes drilled in them. Some have been beaded and strung up on wire. Most haven't. Undone.
I have a basket of the most beautiful fat quarters for something.
I have a stack of composition books waiting to be covered and embellished with beautiful fat quarters. Still waiting.
I wish so much I didn't have to work today...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I might be safer just going with an angel...whatever I decide, I need to decide quick. Until then, I am busy drilling holes into these little plastic doves...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I have been working on some things lately though. I had a HUGE order for daisy scrubbies, but I took a break now and then to support my fellow crocheters/knitters and all their sustainable craftiness and made some funky stitch markers.
I also have some bird feeders up that I made from some garage sale finds. One of them is just plain crazy. I might keep that one for myself. Think of those giant silverware sets Grandma had in her kitchen--Awesome!
Anyway, Unique Euphoria is back online, so come and check out what's new, let me know what you think!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I doubt that my partner for the "Friday is movie night" swap has visited my blog, so I'm probably safe to post what I sent.
The rules were 1 movie in it's original case will fulfil the swap. This is what aI did to make it fun:
My partner loves Dr. Who, so I managed to score a new dvd from Amazon for little-to-nothing. While I waited for that to come, I took my own advice for the film canister idea I had posted in December and made a film can out of an old cookie tin. I spray painted it silver, then went on line and found what a real canister looks like and printed a copy of the picture onto some sticky paper. I stuck that t the top, but because I had to blow it up so much, I ended up having to go over it with silver and black makers to make it look less...pixle-ey. Here is how it turned out:
Then, according to my partner's likes and dislikes, I stuffed it with snacks (popcorn and chocolates), drink (flavored water pack for cold, hot chocolate for hot), the movie of course, and stuff to do because, like I told her, I can't just sit there doing nothing. I have to crochet or sew or something, so she got fun fat quarters, a handmade journal with an owl (she said she loved owls) and some crochet stitch markers I made.
The kicker was, after all the work I put into the film can, my dvd was too big which was why I sent the journal-to make up for my stupid mistake. Unfortunately, after I made the owl, I read that she despised the color orange. I gave up trying at this point and packed it up and sent it off. I'll have to try again next time and make sure I have a big enough can.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
How come my applique is all centered and then I sew it and it's all...not? Sigh.
I need some cheering up big time, so I want some advice from my readers...
Since it is spring, I will be getting back in my shop again to weld, but while it was cold I started making journals. I really like it, but its really hard to have nice even pages when you make your own. I found where you can buy those composition books for a dollar a piece. I have been just working on nice covers and the overall affect has been more desirable, in my opinion, than the from scratch journals. I am just happier with the pages being even and more professional.
Anyway, here is 2 journals I made. The red one is scraps, but I use heavy fabric stabilizer on everything to make is sturdy and to keep the appliqué nice. The black one is covered in fake leather. The owl is appliquéd on with scraps and decorated with...uh. graphics? OKay, so I'm not exactly thrilled with that one, but its only my third---cut me some slack.
Anyway, my question is, do you think they are sell able? What do you think of an etsy shop selling swap items? You know, just little things to make swaps special-unique bookmarks, small packets and unique envelopes to make simple swaps special like my little mug envelopes that work awesome for coffee, tea/drink swaps that otherwise would be nothing more than a packet of something in an envelope? Of course the price had to be right and maybe have minimum orders for small items? Thats what I'm thinking about right now...
Other than that, I have sent out a few swappies the last couple of weeks. Here is my "seeing green" swap:
I packed some hot chocolate and a chocolate treat in the mug envelope and sent a handmade journal. This is one of my first journals with hand bound pages. I made up some swap cards and a quick little bookmark for my partner...I haven't heard if she got it yet, but I hope she enjoys everything.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I was on my own.
So, I took 2 matching fat quarters and guestimated how big a placemat should be and backed them both with some fabric stabilizer, then I took some pinkish flower fabric (my partner's only hint as to what she likes on her profile is that her favorite color is pink) and proceeded to applique some hearts here and there. I had some white fabric that is like dress shirt material and used that as a backing, sewed right sides together, fliped everything right side out and topstitched. I then had some flour sack material I thought would make good napkins and cut out a couple of decent sized sqaures, hemmed the edges and used the scraps from the placemat material to applique hearts onto those. It wasn't that hard! I think they came out kind of cute and are much busier than any placemats in a store...hope she likes them :)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
I'm not an ATC fan. I don't make them, but know of so many people who do and even collect them, I thought these would go over well as swapping extras...
I also put together one of her petal envelopes. I thought it would be cute to present a bracelet or something. I like to put lots of little packages to open up in a swap.
So it's winter in Wisconsin and the long cold days are dragging. I have cabin fever and my studio is too cold to venture. And...I have 4 kids, meaning, there will be no creativity in this house outside the realm of pipe cleaners and dollar store felt. Of course, there is the occasional googly eye...
Anyway, I have taken to indoor things. Amigurumi, hats, I painted some safety eyes to add a little life to said amigurumi--they make safety eyes so plain you know. Last night I found some sunflower spacer beads (sunflowers being my favorite flower ever) and decided as a midwinter blues present, to make myself some stitch markers. They are pretty friggin adorable.
I then decided to visit my old haunt Swap Bot. I soooo needed something...different to occupy my spare time. I have so little of it, why waste it you know? So, I signed up for a couple swaps and for fun, made up a few more stitch markers as extras, should I get paired up with a fellow crocheter. I'm starting to worry though, that I may have made them too big and bulky. Not heavy, just...in the way?
I can't wait to see the snow gone. I need my scroll saw and my kiln and my welder and my drill press. I miss my table vice. I want to open the double doors of the loft and let the sun in. I couldn't be more ready for summer...