Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I Came. I Saw. I Compressed.

It's fixed folks!! I compressed the files on my computer & now I am able to upload photos. Phew! I was starting to panic. And I did do a happy dance. It was actually a robotic compression dance. My 4 year old & I danced together while repeating the word "compression" over & over & over in a dorky robotic voice. Man, am I glad that trouble is over with!

So, as you can see up top, there is a pic of my latest cupcake apron. It's in the shop now!
Yesterday I finished a custom Mini Tag Banner for a customer who has an Etsy shop & she'll be using the banner at her jewelry shows displayed inside a Pottery Barn shadow box.

My latest little project are these cuties. I've got one left from my days at the artsy/antique booth. They are old "Ball" glass jar lids & I fill them with any number of trinkets & doo-dads & then close them up with a layer of pretty paper, cardboard & felt for the backing. I picked up 7 more lids (the last of the broken ones) at an antique mall this past weekend so there will be a limited supply.

I fill them with a handful of items such as: old keys, vintage pearls, sequins, old stamps, buttons, jewelry bits, or any other fun things I happen upon. This picture is just a sampling of the many things that could be found in the lids. Everything rolls & shakes around in the jar lid, but nothing comes out because they are nicely sealed. I have some really fun ideas for a few, making them into somewhat of a game. They could be used for a paperwpaperweight, although they are not heavy. Either way, they will look cute in your studio, on your desk, or on a coffee table. I got the idea from a book a couple years ago, but I can't seem to think of the name. They made larger ones from ash trays. I made my first one from a large glass heart that I picked up at a thrift store. It sits in my studio & is quite lovely.

I haven't come up with a name for them yet. I like the idea of just calling them "Trinkets & Doo-dads" though. We'll see...


  1. Wahoo! see! you did it..
    lovely banner. How clever, a Mason jar lid? Okay who is a Crafty? You Dear!

  2. oh i love it all, oh what do i like the best, oh i am not sure, oh nikki you are so inspirational.
    love the apron though cause CUPCAKES RULE

  3. Those lids are very pretty. What a great idea!

  4. It's all very creative! Wow! I like what you've done with the lids - those are cool!

  5. OOOh! I'm soo tagging you! I hope you see this... YOUR IT!!! nahnah you can't catch me....

  6. so very cute! I love the banner,apron and the lids!


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