Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Magnet Board Mania!

So . . . . I go through these phases where I need to create new wall decor, and this time I decided I needed a magnet board. Well, I couldn't just go with one, so I made three! Originally, I was going to do one for each of the kids and myself so we could hang our creations on them, but it turns out that I needed all three of them for me! LOL.

I put one above my desk in the craft room, one on the wall down low in the daycare (for magnetic letters and other toys), and then I put one in my bedroom and added a little bit of paper piecing to match my decor in there.

And the one in the bedroom . . . . my favorite -

To make these fun magnet boards, go to Home Depot or Lowe's and get a piece of sheet metal in whatever size you want (I used 2x3). Also get some trim to go around it. You can play with options, but my husband was with me and didn't give me much of a choice so mine is all the same. You can paint it if you want. I painted the one in my bedroom black and distressed it. To add paper embellishments, just cut them out and use spray adhesive to stick them on. I haven't made magnets for this one, but to do so, you just buy some of those clear stones in the floral department. Take some cute paper or magazines and trace around the stone, cut out, glue to back of rock with glass glue, and you have an adorable magnet. Use your imagination. I am thinking about making some flower magnets for this board from buttons . . . maybe I'll blog about that soon. Take care. - Amy

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Website Grand Opening!

I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it . . . . (ok, I can't sing, and I really should stick with my day job!)

Frogs to Fairy Dust has re-opened, and I have stocked the store with all of the dollies I had stored for my craft show in October. Please take a look and see if there's anything ya like!



Saturday, July 4, 2009

Gorgeous New Blog Template

Look! Look! I found this awesome designer with a pretty cool name - Amy - at AmyBug's Primitive Attic (http://amybug.com/). I love frogs and vintage stuff, so I had to have this for my summer template. I can't wait to shop for Fall and Winter templates from her. She was really speedy and super nice. Go check out her stuff. She does all kinds of templates.

Thanks again, Amy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Meet Sparkle - the Americana gal

In a hurry today but wanted to post this since I am running like a week behind! I am having a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE on the website for e-patterns at http://www.frogstofairydust.com/. Also, this is my newest pattern and doll available on there. Her name is Sparkle, and she was named by a great customer and now friend, Jeanne! Jeanne received the Sparkle pattern free for naming my dolly. Thanks so much Jeanne! She's actually named another pattern that will be out soon, but it's a secret as it's a swap gift for another friend, Kerri, in Canada! The only hint I'm giving is that it's a critter dressed up as a bug! Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . . mailing tomorrow, but you never know how long it could take to travel from Oklahoma to Canada!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend! Take care!