Thursday, August 25, 2011

Loose Ends

So it has been awhile....and I have accomplished lots :)

As I was going through my goodies this evening I noticed that I have let a few things slip off of my radar.

I have now completed the 10 sets of 6 pear wine glass charms.

I also received in the mail today my first set of bookmark hooks. These ones have daisies on them so I figured that they would look best with the Sugar Plum Faeries. I have decided to only put in 1 bookmark hook per bag. So here I sit threading beads to get these first ten done.

I was able to get printed off the labels for the Faerie Dust bottles, Valentine's Day cards, romantic word cards and the Faerie cards. I will take pictures and post them tomorrow.

What is left for this evening.....I need to cut the ribbons and put on the clasps for the Sugar Plum Faerie and Pear pendants.

If I manage to get this all will have been a VERY productive evening :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Faerie Doors

Well thank you to Freund's Building Supplies for allowing us to go dig through their weathered forgotten wood in the 'back forty'. I tried my best to use the Dremel but alas my hands weren't meant to use power tools :(  So thank goodness for my wonderful hubby :)  We managed to trace out a few doors and get them cut. After lots of sanding the next step was to stain. So the pictures you see below are from the design/concept stage all the way the completed dried second coat of stain. The doors are measuring approximately 6" x 3.5". Wood widths are varying depending on the type of wood. I am trying to have them cut so all the character of the wood remains. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Things To Finish...Things Done

Things to Finish

1. Glycerine soaps
2. Put on corded chains for pendants (still in the mail)
3. Make gift bags (wait until everything is collected for size measurements)
4. Order tea leaves, coffee beans, bags of mixed nuts, usable nutcrackers
5. Continue looking into wrapped candies
6. Get feedback on nail decals
7. Finish bookmarks
8. Sugarplum Faerie dolls
9. Order embossing plate

Things Done

1. Hand-knitted partridges in nests
2. Yellow pear pendants
3. Sugarplum Faerie pendants
4. Business cards (in the mail)
5. Wine Glass Charms
6. Business ornament/charms display cards
7. All packaging materials - eggplant, white and antique gold colours

The gift bag so far - The Sugarplum Faerie

1. 6 Faerie Wine Glass Charms
2. Sugarplum Faerie Rubber Duckie
3. Faerie 'Pez' Candy Dispenser
4. Sugarplum Faerie Pendant
5. Package of Sugarplum Tomato Seeds
6. Hand-cross-stitched Sugarplum Faerie Bookmark
7. Hand-made Sugarplum Faerie Doll
8. Hand-made Sugarplum Scented/Faerie Shaped Glycerine Soap
9. Hand-made Gift Bag (not yet made!!)

I am looking into a small package of sugarplum flavoured tea leaves.

So.....anything else?

The gift bag so far - The Nutcracker Prince

1. Ornamental Nutcracker Doll
2. 6 Nutcracker Wine Glass Charms
3. Nutcracker Rubber Duckie
4. Nutcracker 'Klik' Candy Dispenser
5. Bag of Mixed Nuts (not yet purchased)
6. Usable Nutcracker (not yet purchased)
7. Hand-cross-stitched Nutcracker Bookmark
8. Hand-made Autumn Nut/Nutcracker Doll Shaped Glycerine Soap
9. Hand-sewn Gift Bag (not done yet!!)

I am still looking into a small package of coffee beans.

So....anything else??

The gift bag so far - Partridge in a Pear Tree

1. Package of Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds
2. Hand-knitted Partridge Bird in a Nest
3. Pear Sticky Notes
4. Ornamental Pear
5. 6 Pear Wine Glass Charms
6. 3.5 oz Package of Juicy Pear Jelly Belly Beans
7. Yellow Pear Pendant Charms
8. Hand-made Pear Scented/Shaped Glycerine Soap
9. Hand-sewn Gift Bag (not done yet!!)

So....any suggestions....what else should/can I put in there?  

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The company logo....done :)

So, this is the design I have finally chosen to represent my company.
I have attached two files. This first one is for the wine glass charms and will be printed on 80lb white card stock. The second file will be for the jewelry, again printed on the 80lb white card stock.

I am also having both designs done as an embossing plate for future use :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


How could I resist this little critter....a Webkins 'Sugarplum' Monkey for my sweet little Granddaughter :)

Sterling Silver Pear Drop Pendants :)

I received the sterling silver clasps to make the pendants today :)

And just like that....they turned into these!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finished Wine Charms :)

Wow, what an evening of wine, beads, hoops, charms and wee little pliers!

Each gift bag will receive a set of 6 wine glass charms. I have 3 themes with 10 gift bags each!!

My little fingers the Pears will have to wait for another day :)

The Work Station.....

Sugarplum Faerie - Wine Glass Charms

The Nutcracker Prince - Wine Glass Charms

And lastly.....

Just as they are for the company.....some extra beading supplies :)

Soap Mold

Finally I was able to find another location where I could purchase my final soap mold - The Nutcracker Prince. It is not quite the same as the original one I found but this one might work even better.


So....I have kind of changed my mind as time has gone on. 

Originally I was going to go and buy 'themed' decorative nutcrackers for each of the kids for their Gift Bags....but as these would be very impractical and not to mention expensive....I found these instead and ordered them from Jolly Ole England!!

Antique Victorian Iron Nut Crackers dating back 
to the early 19th Century. 

Smelly Stuff :)

For the glycerine soap....

Sugar Plum Dreams (The Sugarplum Faerie) -- my personal favourite :)
Tea & Honey (The Honey Bee)
Fresh Pear (Partridge in a Pear Tree)
Acorn Harvest (The Nutcracker Prince)

Sugarplum Tomatoes!

I ordered these from FlowerAngel Nursery in Texas.....Sugarplum tomatoes have been rated the best tasting grape tomato! Super sweet small fruits have firm texture and form in long clusters which allow for an easy harvest. Excellent for snacks and salads.

Leading a Charmed Life

Well as the last batch of pear charms I bought were just wee little things, I ordered these ones in the hopes that they would be better suited for the wine glass charms. These pears have a quite a bit of weight to them and they have nice markings.

Note Pads

I love these little post-it notes. They accordion out to create a 3D pear shape! They even come with the fancy spongy wrapping, just like real pears :)

Gift Bags

I now have 10 yards of fabric! 5 yrds of Gold and 5 yrds of Purple (looks dark blue on the photo, but it is definitely purple). This fabric has a bit of a sheen to it as well....a nice touch for the Christmas holidays.

This fabric felt is sold by Kunin and made by ecofi. This felt is a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles!!

Eco-fi - polyester fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled pastic bottles.

The Kunin Group - Felt, Fabric & Crafts - Fabrics & Collections

I am very pleased with the colours and now I can't wait to start sewing :)

Wine Glass Charms - Beads

More beads for the wine glass charms....these are a mixture of both 4mm and 6mm beads.