Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cards by Diana

I am so happy to announce the opening of my neighbor's new shop CardsByDiana! She makes all kinds of assemblage cards for any occasion. Please stop by and take a gander! Also, if you purchase a Broken Plate Pendant and need a card to go with your gift, please let me know and you will save on shipping!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Design A Gown

This is a really fun game on Design your own dress from hundreds of style options. This is my future wedding dress (you could not make white...)

I Love Lamp!

I have noticed a serious lack of cool lamp shades (especially on Etsy) so I was so excited to discover YoursTrulyxoxo! Not only does this crafty lady sell pre-made lamps, but now offers custom shades as well! Just think about all those great thirft store lamps just begging for a cool shade! For a mere $18 you can have a one-of-a-kind shade. I am patiently waiting for my first purchase to arrive.

Call for Submissions:

To learn how you might get your recycled plastic art published, ready my post on Crafting in a Green World!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Don't forget to enter your crafty eggs into the Easter Egg Coloring Contest!

Friday, March 21, 2008


If you know anyone having a baby (or already has one) you have to get these tattoos from BlueQ! Thier website also has tattoos for pregger bellies, eldery folks, belly buttons. Everytime I see them I laugh!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Is it possible to be addicted to craft? I can't stop thinking of new ways to wear broken plates. These are made with vintage copper findings.
Hello, my name is Juliet and I am a craftaholic...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Where has your jewelry been?

Can you guess what these are made of? Just visit my post on Crafting in a Green World to find out!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Phew. There is a whole lot of talking going on over at the Imogene blog. If you have not had a chance to check it out, take a minute (or an hour) to go read up on the argument about the alt-craft movement. It is quite a dialogue!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Horoscope Rings

These are from a 1956 calendar plate. I mananged to save all of the astrological signs!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rainy day project

Need a rainy day project? Check out the B.E.S.T. Blog for a fun idea.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Introducing Bridesmaid Sets!

This new Martha Stewart Wedgwood China has inspired me to offer a wedding package for bridesmaids! All your girls can match, but not look so cookie cutter, with custom broken plate pendants made just for them. With so many wonderful plates out there, I can pretty much find a plate for any color scheme or theme. What a nice way to thank your girls for all their hard work (and putting up with your bridezilla antics!)

Self Portrait

As I was sitting down to check my email today I noticed these 3 little things sitting together and it made me snicker. They make a sort of self portrait, symbolizing my roles as mommy, craftista and wifey. What was more interesting is that when I tried to photograph the set, I could not get all three part in focus at the same time. Sounds about right...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

New style!

Here are a few new pieces using vintage beads from VintageBeadBoutique.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Best Giveaway! Enter Now!

Only 5 more days to enter the BEST St. Patricks Giveaway including work from sweetpepita, jenygwen, miscelena, byamandagotsch, jenmenkhaus, dandelionblu, my sister colescloset, vwstudios and Me! These pieces and more will be given away to one lucky member of our mailing list, so sign up now! The drawing will take place on March 10th, and the package will be mailed once we receive a mailing address. Good Luck!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

New Rings!

I am so excited about my new rings, I can't even stand it!

Monday, March 03, 2008

My Lucky Limoncello

After a month of waiting, I finally bottled my first batch of Limoncello today. I named it Lucky Limoncello because it will be ready just in time for St. Patrick's Day. It was super easy and makes a great gift! This is all you need:
  • 15-20 lemons - clean, unwaxed with nice plump skins. The skins should give off a lemon sent, don't get ones that don't smell heavenly.
  • 2 (750-ml) bottles 80-proof vodka. The cheaper the better.
  • 4-6 cups water
  • 2-4 cups sugar (more if you want it thicker or sweeter)
    2-3 litre glass jar with a sealed lid.
  • bottles (I got mine from Pier One and made the labels on Avery sticker paper.)

I followed the super easy instructions from this website. It makes quite a bit so you can share with your friends. It is a nice after dinner sipper, a drizzle on angel food cake, a soak for berries or a splash in iced tea. I expect a bottle from everyone who tries it out!

Recycled Glass Art

Learn about this amazing recycled glass craft artist at Crafting in a Green World!