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The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on.  Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

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

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Calligraphy · Etsy · Etsy Seller

New In The Shop

Normally, I’m posting on my latest creations but lately all I’ve been working on is replacement items that are selling out in my shop.  Lots of Black Widow Spiders have been going into the mail recently (in June?, yep – they sell year round). 50 of the “regular” or actual sized black widows and 20… Continue reading New In The Shop

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Art Supplies · Craft Supplies · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Mixed Media

1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools

Oh man – this was like opening a treasure chest!  I love Antique items, especially things that were ‘personal’, things that carry a hint of the previous owner like a name or initials, dates or paper clippings or like this – tools and dreams.   Talk about eye candy!  Wouldn’t this make a fabulous display… Continue reading 1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools

arts and crafts · Crafting How To's · DIY · Easter · Etsy · Etsy Seller

Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

I know – what happened to Part 2 of Spirit House – Memory Shrine?  Well, I had an order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a dozen Pastel Faux Marble Easter Eggs.  As it happens, I had half a dozen Pastel Eggs and half a dozen Jewel Tone Eggs – that’s just not… Continue reading Time Out and a Quick Hop Towards Easter

arts and crafts · Craft Supplies · Decor · Easter · Etsy · Etsy Seller

Winter Blues Perk Up

If Winter grays are making you blue – here’s something that might help.  EASTER… I spent a wonderful couple of hours in my craft room making this cute little Easter basket but it was a real twofer – not only did I come out with an adorable little Easter treat, but I came out with… Continue reading Winter Blues Perk Up