Thursday, April 22, 2010


This might sound corny, but the best thing to me about creating our stuff and sending it all over the world is to actually be able to SEE it in pics in someone's home.  Some very sweet customers send me those pics on occasion and every single time I open them I get goosebumps!  Such goodness.

We love to make our state hook pieces.  It teaches me something every time.  Mostly I learn that I wasn't paying much attention in my high school geography class.  Sigh.  But hey, it's never too late to learn!

I had a really nice customer ask me to make a Massachusetts piece for her.  Now, for those of you who were daydreaming like I was in your high school geography class, Massachusetts is a little dickens of a state.  As far as it's shape, that is. I'm sure the folks that live there are quite lovely.

So I googled Massachusetts and learned that there's two little chunks that aren't connected to the mainland.  I believe these are called "islands", LOL.  These two little islands are Dukes and Nantucket.  I knew we had to cut those out separately and the customer would have to affix them to their wall with mounting tape.  But Barnstable was also a concern for me.  It's so skinny and juts out a lot, so I worried it would break.  We decided to cut it out separately and try to fit it nicely to the mainland.  Well that did NOT look right.  So I told Julie that we were gonna start over and she was patient and said NO RUSH.  See, I told ya she was sweet.

So we did it over.  And it turned out to be one of the coolest states ever.

Here is the fantastic pics Julie sent me... I was in awe.  I also promptly went to the paint store and got some nice white paint swatches cuz I'm going WHITE WALLS again!  Doesn't her place inspire that in you???  Not to mention her sweet dog looks perfect.  Especially in that apartment!  Black dogs make everything look great.

To check out Julie's new apartment, and to be inspired as I was, go here.

Or her blog here.

Liz xoxo

Sunday, April 18, 2010

front page on etsy

We've been fortunate enough to make it onto the front page of etsy quite a bit lately! This is such a blessing, as many of you know Rick lost his job a bit over a year ago. We are thrilled with the success of our home decor shop on etsy! This enables us to support our family and hopefully continue to grow our business!  We love it!

Here's a pic of one of the front pages... I love this collection of gorgeous things!

Hope you all are having a great spring!!!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

View an Etsy Front Page Treasury List - The Vault on Craft Cult

View an Etsy Front Page Treasury List - The Vault on Craft Cult

Always so exciting to make the front page! And my beloved Wisconsin to boot!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Finally made a color chart for oldnewagain!

Top row:  Dark Turquoise - Coral - Forest Moss - Buttermilk

Second row:  Aqua - Rust - Spring Green / Metallic Silver (shown on hearts) - Sweet Lilac

Third row:  Classic White - Earth Yellow - Corona Red - Slate Gray

Fourth row:  Lamp Black - Metallic Taupe - Sage Green - Jamaican Sea

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I have to admit, I was never a huge fan of yellow.  But gosh I think I'm changing.... it really is a great color, huh?

Monday, April 5, 2010

You all gotta check this awesome blog out:

Mostaza Seed

Saturday, April 3, 2010

our house rules

Samantha brought an assignment she had done at school home last week. Evidently some of the rules of our household needed to be clarified in her mind. I thought these were sorta understood, but I guess not.  Samantha is quite literal in her thinking, as you can see.

translation:  no swearing, no killing people, no drinking beer.