Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Back in the shop again!

Finally, after a good wait, I made up a new batch of beeswax polish! This first batch is my "Plain Jane" polish,  which is simply olive oil and pure beeswax - no scent - so it's perfect for all wood items. I also like to do scented polishes (which I will make soon!). Scented polishes are best used on wood items that will not be going into mouths, etc... (like spoons and teething toys). All of my polishes are hand mixed by me in small batches and is a dream to use! I use my polish all the time for wood items around the house and everyone else  that has used it seems to really like it as well! 
 I use to grate my own beeswax, but using the little beeswax pellets makes my life a whole easier!
 preparing to pour the magical mixture!
 Ahh...a fresh batch of polish.
 little jars of golden awesomeness! 
Setting up!

Monday, January 28, 2013

A little something for the Birthday Boy!

Anyone who knows my 3 year old knows that he is completely obsessed with The Aquabats! (any other fans out there??) So for his birthday, I attempted to make a wood peg version of the MC Bat Commander. I have to admit, I think it turned out pretty good. Usually I don't craft my peg people like this (all paint, no felt). The lines were all burned into the wood making it permanent and then it was painted with non-toxic water color paints and sealed with my homemade beeswax polish. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

*Pick Five*

*Here's what "Pick Five" is all about*
I thought I would start something fun on here. I got to thinking that I would really like to share with you all, all of the really lovely Etsy shops that I run across. I am always falling in love with shops on Etsy (I mean, how could you not with all of the lovely artisans out there?) and as artists, we need all of the support we can get! So I'm thinking that once a week (well, that is the goal at least), I will share with you the five Etsy shops that have caught my eye recently. Here are this weeks five picks!

* BoriDolls - Offers lovely needle felted creations! 

* Elizabeth Bonura - Offers beautiful custom family ornaments

* Little Woodlanders - Offers wonderful wood items!

* Desert Dyeworks - Offers beautifully dyed playsilks!

* Barefoot Apothecary - Offers herbal goodness of all kinds! 

If you have the chance, please check out all of these lovely shops!