30 Percent Off Cyber Monday

Promo Code 30offCyberMonday2013 will get you 30 percent off everything in my Etsy shop—The Little Blue Trunk—today only.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLittleBlueTrunk

If you want something that isn’t listed. Contact me and I can create a listing and provide a discount.Happy Shopping!

Jan

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Christmas is Coming

 I’ve been making little handcrafted Christmas ornaments the last few days.

They’re great gifts for co-workers, classmates, and teachers. I’ll add a hang tag so they can be used as a gift tag.

Hang on one the neck of a bottle of wine for a hostess gift.

Fill a basket with them and gift to newlyweds for their first Christmas.

And if you have curious toddlers and pets, they are ideal for the bottom of the tree.

Burlap Stars, Jan Made it

These are all made by hand, by me, out of scraps I have around the house.

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They are about 4 inches tall.

I have more little hearts made of denim, ticking, and other shabby style fabrics.

I’m taking pictures and writing descriptions today to list them on Etsy.

I can use any color of thread, add beads or bangles, and customize a set to match your decor.

Let me know what you have in mind and I can make something just for you.

Jan

 

One Hundred Items Listed on Etsy

I listed item number 100 a few minutes ago. Three more bracelets took me to that milestone.

Chunky Crocheted Bracelet on The Little Blue Trunk on EtsyThere’s this blue paisley crocheted bracelet with a red and gold button.

 

Infinity Blue Bracelet on the Little Blue TrunkThis blue Infinity style features a large mother of pearl button on the top and a small blue vintage button on the back to fasten it.

 

4X Wrap Bracelet on the Little Blue TrunkThis 4x Wrap Bracelet is significantly repurposed.  Instead of using cotton cord for piping, this bracelet us made with a discarded USB computer cable.

My little felt falling leaves bobby pins have been featured in two treasuries.

IMG_9619.JPGI hope that means I’ll sell them.

Or maybe someone would prefer Candy Corn Bobby Pins.

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Locals can contact me to knock off the shipping for pick up.

I have a couple dozen more items photographed and in line to list. I’m researching Polaroid Land Cameras, Glass Insulators from 1893, a Paul Revere Reproduction silver pitcher, a couple of Italian hammered aluminum ice buckets, and a very cool three-in-one convertible handbag from 1957.  Very Mad Men-ish.

Any comments?

Jan

My First Etsy Sale!

I’m so excited! I made my first etsy sale a few days ago!

Play Blanket on JanMadeIt.wordpress.com

I had a listing for two picnic blankets I’d made out of this baseball themed tapestry fabric.

Play Blanket on JanMadeIt.wordpress.com

The blankets are now on their way to a baseball-loving family in Idaho. The buyer also wanted a piece of the same fabric to cover the seat of a chair, but alas, I had no more. I stuffed a few extra yards of the red cord into the box, so the bed roll handle can be lengthened to shoulder-length.

Play Blanket on JanMadeIt.wordpress.com

I couldn’t find any details about this fabric pattern online, but as I recall we used this kind of tapestry to make vests in the 80s and early 90s. If someone knows more about it than I recall, I’m all ears. But at any rate, it’s discontinued. Estate sales, garage sales, or a fabric store that specializes in discontinued fabric is where I might find more.

I have one more piece of upholstery fabric for a picnic blanket. It’s a rich red and blue. If I can lay my hands on tonight, I’ll stitch it up tomorrow and get it listed this weekend.

Even though summer picnic season is drawing to a close, tailgates are right around the corner.

Where would you use one of these blankets and what colors or design would you choose?

Jan

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