Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bakery twine delivery!

I got a yummy delivery of bakery twine tonight! Two huge spools of the goodness! One spool is wrapped with a pastel colored minty lime green & white twine and the other is wrapped in black & white. The green & white twine is very sweet & would be lovely with vintage style crafts & designs. The black has a very classic feel to me & would be nice in everything from vintage to modern designs. They are each now available in my Etsy shop The Whimsical Muse in 5 & 20 yard increments (in addition to red & white, blue & white and brown & white twine).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Baker's twine

I just got a delivery of some new baker's twine. Oh my! Two rather yummy new colors! I'll be back with pictures.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

And the winner is...

balanced! I used a random number generator & came up with the number 4 then counted down

I loved seeing the creative ideas that everyone came up with for the twine! How fun! Thanks to everyone for participating!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Austin's Gallery on Coronado & store update

Fantastic to see contest entries! I will accept entries until midnight Pacific Standard time tonight.

Today the kid & I went to Coronado Island to get away from the 95 degree heat in our neighborhood. It's always a beautiful ride, albeit a little scary going over the bridge to Coronado. It was a rather nice, though still hot. Many people were out enjoying the sun. I was thrilled to come across Austin's Gallery. I had heard about it before seeing it but really didn't know what to expect. It's this fantastic little gallery/artist co-op. Fantastic needle felted items, beautiful photography (one picture was of a hummingbird mid-flight & you could actually see the wings!), jewelry, purses...focus on handmade craft items. It was smaller but much cuter than I thought it would be & the person working there was very welcoming. I recommend a trip to Austin's Gallery if you're local or visiting the area. It's just off of the main drag by about 1/2 a block & really close to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Check it out:

I have a few new items over at The Whimsical Muse. Today I listed some gorgeous ivory braided gimp trim & some sweet white eyelet pattern heart favor tins! I have a number of items that I'm working on getting listed, so I should have a lot of new items in the shop this week. I'm expecting to receive some baker's twine in a few new colors by the end of the week & will list them as soon as possible.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

new computer and contest update

We have a new computer! Yayyyy! The last computer was just sooo slow that it took forever to do much of anything. I feel like I've been set free from the slow motion that was my computer! Even doing listings on Etsy is a breeze.

Due to popular demand *winkwink* I'm going to extend the bakery twine contest for a week. The new deadline will be Tuesday, July 14th. What artsy craftsy, gifty, organizing, design, whatever cool things can YOU do with bakery twine? No pictures needed. Post 3-5 ideas here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Little update & contest details!

First things first...The Whimsical Muse. I've been finding fun craft supply items here & there & thought it would be fun to share on Etsy. I decided to start up a little supply shop with quirky bits of this & fun bits of that like bakery twine, ric rac & whatnot (well, sorry, no listing for "whatnot" as yet). I do sell a few handmade items but they do tend toward the "handmade supply" end of things. I do have more items in stock that I will be listing soon.

I've been putting together a list of things that can be done with bakery twine in addition to wrapping it around a cake box. Here is where the contest comes in...1) you share 3 or more ideas of what can be done with bakery twine, 2) a winner will be picked randomly & 3) the prize guessed it, 20 yards of bakery twine, in the color(s) of your choice from The deadline for entry is Tuesday, July 14, 2009.