About Me

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LaFayette, Georgia, United States
Hi! I'm Emily, your crafty go to girl. I love all things crafty! I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, photography, card making, DIY projects, home decor, photo projects, personalized gifts, stamping, jewelry making and just about anything that involves creativity. I run a small Etsy shop called paperpixie crafts. I also have my products in several local shops. I am slowly but surely extending my line of products. My goal is to start filling up my Etsy shop and then eventually open a local boutique. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who can tolerate my craft obsession, and a great family who is always supportive of my goals. This blog is a sneak peek in to my life and my creative thoughts. I'll be sure to keep you posted with all the cool stuff I see along my crafty journey. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sum Nelly Crazed.

This time of year always brings craft fairs and crafting craze. I'm usually swamped until the winter holidays are over. Although I love being busy with my crafting, it doesn't leave much time for my poor little blog. Please forgive me slight disappearances during the next few months. I promise to keep you posted on my crafty goodness along the way.
This week has consisted of hours upon hours of sewing, beading, and ironing.  I have lots of cute new projects to share with you as soon as I take some photos. 
Currently I'm working on ideas for displays at the Craft fair next weekend. Does any one have any tips for setting up at shows. I plan on using a ez up tent and folding tables, but I'm still contemplating how I will set it all up and I'm looking for eco friendly display ideas now.
The last event I set up at was an Expo inside the mall and my display looked something like this... but I have much bigger plans for upcoming Sum Nelly, since It's so much closer to home and because I have some of my lovely crafty friend joining me. ( = I hope that all you locals will come out and see us this weekend at Sum Nelly.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We've got new blog buttons! ( =

I just made new blog buttons.  Grab one for one for your page and spread the word about Paperpixiecrafts. ( =
If you've been featured on PPC- theres a button for that too!
They are available on the home page at the top of the left side bar, just below the blog archive.

Ta-Da Stained Glass team Mugs.

Remember the Stained Glass kit that I used in this post? I've been looking for anything glass I can get my hands on to paint... yes there have been some fails.. but I not considering these team themed mugs and dish among them. I think they turned out pretty well. I free handed all of these for a Die Hard Patriots Fan thats an Etsy Client of mine. I hope she like them! ( =  I can make these with almost anything on them. I think a monogram would be cute too. If you are interested in a custom mug, candle dish, or if you have some other crafty idea for me... feel free to message. I love custom orders! Heres the listing in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Snazzy Saturday Fall leafs

In the past few days I have started noticing all the pretty leaves starting to turn colors. This week I'm dedicating Snazzy Saturday to fall leaf themed Etsy listings.
* I've changed up my format a little bit to save on page load time. To learn more about the item in each photo click the coordinating number to link to the sellers individual Etsy shop.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

finally a frugal friday in full swing. ( =

 HELLO my fellow frugal friends!
No reason to be bored this weekend; Get out and check out all the awesome stuff going.
The foothills Country fair (cleveland) and the Tennessee State fair (Nashville) are in full swing this weekend, with food, crafts, music and more. Also- don't forget about Nightfall Friday night Music and the Chattanooga River Market on Saturday & Sunday morning.
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*If you are in the Chattanooga area be sure to check out the Kids first coupon books that Hamilton County Elementary schools are selling. They have some pretty awesome savings that are well worth the $10, AND... It's for a really great cause. Get yours here.
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*If you are looking for a good laugh this weekend.. load up the kids and head on over to Vaunderville Cafe for "Mystery of the Nightmare Office Party." Details here.
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* The May field Farms corn maize in Athens, Tn opened today! Learn more here.
* This weekend is the147th anniversary of the battle of Chickamauga, and is a great time to vist the battlefield. Thoughout the weekend there will be several special programs including living history demonstrations. Get the weekend schedule here.
*Swing by the East Ridge community center Friday and Saturday to shop the CAMOMC Children’s Consignment Sale.
*Save &0% of Resturant.com giftcards this weekend with the code SPORK.
* Moneysavingmom has a printable coupon for $7 off a Brita water filter system.
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 *Home made Simple has a new book! It's crafts, cooking, home decor, DIY AND it's under $20... Thats just my style! I can't wait to get my hands on it. Order here..
*Get 150 super cute address labels from 123print for only $4.95. Use your imagination and design these to be used as "To & From" tag for holidays gifts or make name labels for your kid's school supplies. ( =

* Vista print is giving away free custom tote bags- you just pay S&H. I ordered one for Katie and it is a pretty nice bag for the $2 I paid to ship it. ( =
*Get a FREE 8x10 photo canvas from canvas people. Just pay S&H. I ordered a freebie from them last time they ran this promo and I LOVE it!

Well- I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! See you tomorrow with my Snazzy Saturday Finds. ( =

Thursday tute- vinyl record bowl.

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* Cool, Eco-friendly Christmas Gift Alert*
If your are anything like myself, you are constantly visiting yard sales, estate auctions, thrift stores, and digging through junk for your next crafty find. I often find old scratched up vinyl records for "a dime a dozen" {ok .. ok- maybe not that cheap... but seriously... I can find them for about 25 cents each.}
Anyway- I've been collecting records in hopes of making some of those really nifty vinyl record bowls that I've been seeing everywhere lately. So- a few months back- my friend and I dug out my record stash and decided to give it a go. We actually followed instructions and melted the records in the oven... but we found out that melting them in a skillet of boiling water makes for a much more manageable project.
Me melting records in a boiling water.
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Homemadesimple.com has a wonderful tutorial for baking these in the oven. There are also some pretty cool videos on youtube, like this one below, that show how to melt records in a skillet. 
 Wouldn't one of these babies {full of yummy homemade cookies} make a fabulous eco-friendly Christmas gift? I've added mirror to the bottom of some my bowls and used them as wall art, I've made picture frames, ash trays, clocks, purses, and  jewelry (coming soon to my Etsy shop/ message me for first dibs or photos.) 
The creative possibilities are endless.
My mirrored vinyl record bowls
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 Have you tried melting vinyl yet? If so- I'd love to see your crafty creations. If not... get to junking and find your self some vinyl to melt up in to something nifty. (=
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday is a wonderful day to get back on track...

If you are still a faithful follower- I thank you for sticking around.
Thanks for stopping by to read my week in review since I've been away catch up. (= 

Where to start...
*The 8/26/10 was Mr. Dylan's 23rd Birthday. ( =

*The 30th of August was our 2nd wedding anniversary.
*We spent Labor Day with my parents cooking out around the pool.
*As of September 3rd we are a multi family household. My aunt and uncle moved in with us and I have moved all my crafty bedroom in to a cramped CUTE little closet- BUT I got a new desk for my sewing machine and sewing goodies.

*My little sister Katie started High school and LOVES it! Oh- and slowly but sure-ly I am teaching her to drive {Yikes!!}
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*I was chosen by the National Consumer panel to participate in a home study. I got my scanner last week. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Any else ever tried National Consumer panel?
*There is a great NEW boutique moved to town and has picked up some of my crafty work for their boutique. I'm sewing my head off oh and don't forget.. tying a gazillion hair bows.
*I've been working on clothing for some adorable children that will be modeling for me at my fall photo shoot. Isn't Miss. Delaney adorable in her Zebra tee? I have these available in my Etsy shop if your interested.
*I decided to add "boutique clothing" to my business card. I know that sounds silly- but up until now, I wasn't confident enough in my sewing skills to add it to my specialty list. But now- I have these cute little cards that include boutique clothing, that I got for free at vista print. ( =

*My friend Meg at bug creator, my mother in law and myself are crafting up a storm preparing for upcoming festivals. I plan on vending at Sum NellySequoya arts and craft festival, and Lyerly Down home days. It's sure to be a ton of planning and crafting but I'm sure we'll have a great time. ( = I'll give you guys a sneak peak at some of the great things we'll have at our booth. If you are in the area- plan on stopping by, I'll give more details soon.

And.... that about all the highlights for our past few weeks. Again- thanks for hanging around folks. I'll be back tomorrow with an awesome tutorial thats sure to inspire you to get your craft on. ( =