So I’ve been working away again lately, not only preparing for the experience that will be that big canvas I have but also getting everything together for the market stall I vow to one day get!
I managed to pick up some super cheap little canvas boards and I wanted to do a little series with them. Naturally it was sugar skulls, because skulls, and they’ll come in a set of five or you can get a single one.
What do you think of them so far?
Hey there, Cutie!
So these are some seed markers for gardens I’ve made! They help you keep track of what you’ve planted and where. Mind you if your plants have grown as much as ours have had with all this crazy weather you can probably tell what you’ve got easy enough…
I find them super handy when trying to figure out the difference between my garlic and onions, they can be tricky to those as inexperienced as myself and my better half and of course, as the name gives away, when you’ve just planted your seeds at the start of the season (read: half way through the season). We’re both just so proud that something is actually growing! Finally we didn’t kill a plant!
These are available from my Etsy store, being the first things I put up there… So when you have a moment to kill (or your bored and online window shopping like I do) check out my store here: Sarah Pain Crafts
I’m still working towards my market stall and I feel like I’m getting closer everyday and I’m getting excited! But I was thinking that while I work towards that I might have a look at selling on Etsy.
I’ve made some cute little charms for bracelets and necklaces and am hoping people would be keen to get those!
Has anyone ever sold on Etsy before? What was your experience? Was it easy, hard, didn’t really bother you? I worry about having to supply and send off the charms and i something happens or they get lost you know?
So I’ve been really eager on the idea of making a heap of little crafties and getting a stall at a market to sell them. Last market I checked out to see if it would be worth selling was a trash and treasure market which was…. mostly trash and less treasure.
Although there was a moment of hilarity when my partner and I found an old box tucked away in one of the stalls that had porn on VHS tapes. Boy that takes you back, VHS porn, lol!
Anyway we’re going to check out our local rotary market this Saturday and if all goes well I shall get a stall for next month!
All the little mandala stones and owls and things I’ve been working on are what I want to sell along with some original canvas work and hopefully some cute little watercolour prints! Might get some more ideas while we’re there as well! If I see anything super interesting I’ll post a picture for you guys!
So I ended up going out today and buy some polymer varnish to help set the paint on the pebbles in doing.
First try on one I had just painted, and was rather proud of, and it pulled a heap of the very tiny white dots I had placed and shifted them all around. I think it has to do with how the paint sits on the pebbles themselves so I’m going to use the varnish (glass finish AND medium) as a base coat, paint on top of that so hopefully the paint takes to the varnish then do another layer on top.
Cross your fingers for me!
So I brought a couple bags of stone for some of my projects, see tic tac toe and the owl stones and on a couple I painted something that I’ve actually been really enjoying because it’s simple yet takes a steady hand.
These absorbable little mandala stones! I love the patterns and the simplicity. I’ll probably be making a lot more of them and they will also be for sale when I go to the market