Thursday, September 23, 2010

New at Sweet Twee Lab and a Holiday Pledge

Hello everyone!

I am getting back into the swing of things and am nice and motivated to bring fresh new goodies to the shop!

I've been out of commission for a while now. I knew raising a little one
would be hard work, but I guess I didn't know what hard work was until Ady
came along!

I have been working on this latest addition to the Sweet Twee Lab kits for
ages and am SO excited to share it with you all!

This is not a papercrafting kit, it's a handmade doll kit to make your own
cuddly snail (minus the slime).

Here is Sylvester the Snail. His favorite things are toadstools and
sunshine. Sometimes he looks up into the sky, grins, and imagines he can

You will receive all of the materials and instructions to bring Sylvester to
life. Some beginner sewing experience is assumed, but if you have any
questions I will be more than happy to help.

Sylvester measures 9.5-inches long and 9-inches tall. Much larger than your
regular garden snail.

Visit the store ( to order your snail today.

I've also been making wedding guest books like mad! They are SUPER cute! The brides just are so imaginative and really inspire me to create the most wonderful books! Here is my latest favorite:

Remember, there's no extra shipping after you purchase one item, so fill up
your box!

Ady is almost a year now, and is cruising around getting into EVERYTHING!
I've included a picture of her too. :)

Finally, I want to share my pledge to have a fun and successful holiday this year. Etsy is having a holiday boot camp, and one of the first things I vow to do is to take the pledge. So, without further ado...

I, Elke, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere!

I hope you all are doing awesome!



Monday, May 24, 2010

"Rubbish" Random Word Etsy

This week's random word is RUBBISH.

Here are the details from left to right, top to bottom:

1. Dumpster - 8x10 print
2. Devastator Custom - Assemblage Robot Sculpture
3. 4 Illustrated Postcards
4. Tha'ts RUBBISH Button
5. Apples are Rubbish - Doctor Who
6. SMALL Rusted Metal Spikes - 24 Pieces - For Assemblage and MORE
7. forbidden
8. Dorothy's Junque Drawer Lot 4
9. 9 Garbage Pail Kids Cards, Stickers, 1986 Topps Chewing Gum, Inc., Printed in the U.S.A., Vintage, Collectible, Children, Collecting, Paper Ephemera, Geekery, Weird, Unusual, Cabbage Patch Look a Likes

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Museum" Random Word Etsy

This week's word is MUSEUM.

Oh how I love curious items in mysterious bottles and random bits of history encased in glass. I love the smell of museums, the distinct smell of history. Museums are wonderful worlds to discover.

Here are the details on this collection from top to bottom, left to right:

1. Insect Display - Framed Scorpion Museum Display
2. Figurative Painting by Donna MacDonald (unframed)
3. Butterflies at the Museum
4. Shedd Aquarium Octopus Chicago poster style collage art on vintage canvas
5. Curiosities - 8x8 Print
6. Roy Rogers Museum Ticket- A Wood Domino and Resin Pendant- Pendant Only- handmade
8. just one bear's reading
9. Taxidermy Exhibit Morse Museum, Warren, N. H. Vintage Real Photo Postcard

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Custom Wedding Guest Book

So, I've been working on this awesome custom order and I'm just SO pleased with how great it turned out!

I made this handmade wedding guest book from a vintage book cover, my own handmade book cloth, custom designed inside pages, and a fabulous stitched cover design made from various vintage papers, patterned papers, and fabrics.

I wish I had a book like this for my wedding!

Thanks bridetobe12 for the inspiration!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Abandon" Random Word Etsy

This week's word is "ABANDON" and I've found some haunting images on Etsy. I have always had a fascination with abandoned buildings and find them a great source of inspiration. There is so much beauty in these hidden places. Just do a search on Etsy for this word and you will be amazed at what you find.

Here are the details on each of the photos (from left to right, top to bottom):

1. Murdered Taxi. An 8 x 10 fine art print.
2. The house in the I-5 boatyard
3. Detour - 11 x 14 fine art print
4. Claire's Haunted Abandoned Art House
5. Underskin
6. Abandoned Amusement no.1, 8x10 archival print, signed and dated
7. Lights Left - Abandoned - 5 x 5 Square Format Photographic Print
8. Abandoned Grain Elevator Original Ink Line Drawing ACEO ATC OSWOA
9. Prairie House, Alberta

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!!

Today I answered the question: What do I love about being a mother?

I love being a mother because I have a little monkey to share joy with every day. I get to say and do things I never thought I'd ever do or say. Like, for example, saying "good girl!" when she lifts her leg and rips a fart. Or "don't put the dog's tail in your mouth". Or "don't bite my boob!" I get to smile and laugh a million times a day. I get to teach her and she get's to teach me. These are just a few of the millions and billions of things that I love about being a mother.

What do you love about being a mother?

Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Family Portrait" Random Word Etsy

Here is this week's random word Etsy line-up.


There are some really unique custom family portraits that can be done on Etsy!

Here are the details from left to right, top to bottom:

1. Custom Silhouette Print - Father/Mother and Children
2. Family Portrait
4. Custom Family Portrait
5. FAMILY REUNION original art photo print 8x10
6. Custom order for joyceheckman
7. Little City Hoop--Custom Family Portrait
9. Family Portrait Sugar Cookies