I’m an Indie Business Graduate!

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I really loved Indie Biz and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in crafting for profit.   Our teachers were very talented and helpful people and it was fun networking with the other Indie Biz...

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Before & After: Thrift Store Shelf

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When I saw this little shelf at the thrift store I got really excited.  I love fun thrift store furniture but I do not like faux wood pressed board or anything brown for the most part.  So I painted it Pistachio.  It took about 2 cans of spray paint because I maybe should have sanded it better but I am happy with the result. A little paint really helps sometimes.

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Oh I want this…

April 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I need to add this Japanese Doily Pattern stamp to my stamp collection.  Geninne from Geninne's Art Blog carved her doily stamp herself.  She is so crafty, check out her...

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DIY Upcycled Notebooks

April 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Recently I have been into making small notebooks.  They are perfect for writing down quick lists or random ideas.  I keep the one I made for myself in my purse at all times.  Let me know what you think.

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DIY Tags

April 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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My friend Chris has recently started brewing beer.  Last night he asked me to make him some tags for the beer bottles.   So last night while watching Lost, Nikki and I made these tags from scrapbook paper.

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Birthday Card Idea

March 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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This past Friday was my friend Katie's Birthday.  This is the card I made for her.  I got the idea from the cute blog How about Orange. (source)

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Indie Business Class Project: Inspiration Board

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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As previously stated, I am taking an online Indie Business class.  I love it and so far it has been really fun and helpful.  Our second project was to make an inspiration board.  The purpose of this inspiration board is to basically organize your inspiration and choose a style that fits your business.  Although the details of said business are not ironed out yet, I gave it a shot. The really cute Return Address/Post To labels are from the lovely blog Creature Comforts.  The fun decorative tape...

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Indie Business 2.0

March 8, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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I am taking an online business class and I am really stoked about it.  Indie Business 2.o focuses on "Starting, Surviving and Succeeding in small business."  Our class is taught by Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest, Elsie of Red Velvet Art and Jill of Lune Vintage. In order to get to know the other students in the class, one of the students suggested in our class forum to post a 5 things list.  I agree with her. 5 Things I am looking forward...

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Me + You, Stitching by Nikki Ballard

March 5, 2010 by · 5 Comments
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My best friend Nikki Ballard is showing/selling her stitching line Me + You, at tonight's  First Friday at the Creative Warehouse in downtown Starkville.  Here are a few sneak peeks: I will post more photos after the show.  If you are interested in custom stitching, email Nikki at nikki.ballard@gmail.com.  She would love to stitch something special for you. If you live in the Starkville area, First Friday starts at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.   Come out and support the arts in Starkville at Creative...

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DIY Chalkboard Door

March 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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This past weekend, my husband and I made our back door a chalkboard. Side Note:  Boys will draw obscene pictures when given the...

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