Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Decor · Distressed · Etsy Seller · Kitchen Things · Vintage Collectibles

TOP OFF – It’s a What???

Newly listed in my shop – this is a Vintage kitchen tool that you could put in a collection, but better yet – put it in your kitchen drawer. This guy may have been made in the 1930’s but it still works great!  Stuck on lids have met their match. The handle is wood with the original… Continue reading TOP OFF – It’s a What???

Altered Art · arts and crafts · Decor · Distressed · Etsy Seller · Halloween · Steampunk

Steampunk Halloween ATB Art Cube

For those of you who are starting to get a little tired of the unrelenting HEAT of Summer – here’s a glimpse of cooler days and Fall fun to come!  Halloween is happening here at Old Raven Creates. When you have an online shop like I do (OldRavenonEtsy.com) then now is the time to start… Continue reading Steampunk Halloween ATB Art Cube

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Decor · Distressed · Dolls · Etsy Seller

Vintage Collectible Cast Iron Dolls

Hello All.  Hope your week is going well and if it’s like mine – busy!  Can you believe there are just a few more days left to the month of August? I’m trying very hard to push a routine of taking pictures of new stock to get listed in my Etsy shop – Old Raven… Continue reading Vintage Collectible Cast Iron Dolls

Altered Art · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media · Paper Crafts · Upcycled · Upcycling

The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects.  We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media · Paper Crafts · Upcycled

The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

Am I the only one who goes into their craft room and comes out minutes, hours, days later wondering what happened?  I think craft rooms must be similar to worm holes in the universe – it’s magic in there! So, I’m in the process of turning a yard sale ring box and dime store compass… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media

The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

Hey everybody!  How’s your Summer going? This week I decided to make an Alchemist Compass.  I’ve made a couple of these before and really enjoyed the artistic journey.  These projects end up being small decorative items you can add as an accent to a coffee table or office desk but though they are small they’re… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Upcycled

Shabby Chic Jewelry Box/Stash Chest

How’s everyone’s summer going?  I can answer in one word: FAST!  This summer I’ve been trying to expand my territory for where I find Vintage and Antique treasures to list in my Etsy shop Old Raven, as well as, finding those “raw” treasures that will be the springboard for a new altered art project for… Continue reading Shabby Chic Jewelry Box/Stash Chest