Craft, Etsy, Home, Miscellaneous

10 Tips to help your New Etsy Store grow.

10 TIPS TO HELP YOUR NEW ETSY STORE GROW!   I have been selling on Etsy now for 2 years.  For the first 8 months I wasn't really serious about it and was trying to find my place, my customer and my product.  The one thing I do remember about the first few months was… Continue reading 10 Tips to help your New Etsy Store grow.

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What To Draw and How To Draw It.

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A little discovery I made on http://www.archive.org This is a small selection of the book, What To Draw And How To Draw It by E.G Lutz.  I think these illustrations are just fantastic.  If you have kids, these illustrations would be great for them to follow.  I remember those “easy” to follow “how to” instructions, you know the ones, the ones with all the bloody circles.  I’m sure they were great for most people but I found them very confusing.

So give these little beauties a shot.  Just love the hummingbirds and the owls!

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So cute!

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Just love the tails on all of these bird illustrations!

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Things just don’t really change much, do they?  Even a hundred years ago, people liked to draw owls.  Ya can’t go wrong with owls, right?

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Whereever you are in the world, have a great day/night.

(Tuesday morning for me.)

♥Ruby RubyRuby♥

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Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?

So, have you heard of Scatterflies?  Probably not, cause I just made it up.  I decided to do a new line of products for my Etsy shop.  Complete with proper big girl packaging. And here is the completed product. Scatterflies.  Hand punched paper cutouts of butterflies, dragonflies, and hearts...so far.  There are currently 27 in… Continue reading Psst! Have You Heard Of Scatterflies?

Craft, Home, Miscellaneous

Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

***I originally posted this in June 2013.  However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one.  I made one for one of my cats, she knows it's hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile.  So here it is...give it a shot, it's… Continue reading Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

Art, Elvis, Miscellaneous, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 20 Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Year:  1966 Age:  30 Movie:  20th Set on a paddle steamer.  Johnny entertains on the boat with Elly May Donna Douglas and Col. Sherman T. Potter  Harry Morgan plays piano.  Johnny just can't stop gambling and visits a fortune teller.  She tells him his gal is bad luck and to try a red head.  They all… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 20 Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Art, Elvis, Miscellaneous, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)

Year:  1960 Age:  25 Movie: 6th I have been looking forward to seeing this one again.  It has been a few years.  I've always loved this one, mainly because it's a western, it has E in it, and he is shirtless for quite a bit of the movie.  In my opinion, this is Top 2… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 6. Flaming Star (1960)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)

Year:  1960 Age:  25 Movie: 5th Oh yeah.  G.I. Blues!  In fine colour in a fine uniform.  What a treat.  They are all colour from here on.  And we also get the fabulous Juliette Prowse.  Just love her.  Juliette and Ann Margaret are the top 2 without a doubt.  Elvis is 25 years old here… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 5 G.I. Blues (1960)

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ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

Year:  1958 Age:  23 Movie: 4th Beautiful opening scene with the wet streets of New Orleans and songs about gumbo, which apparently is good enough to be in songs.  Must find out what gumbo is...did find out what gumbo is and it looks pretty good.  click on the above link for a recipe. Edith Head… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 4 King Creole (1958)

Art, Elvis, Miscellaneous, Movies

ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)

Year: 1958 Age:  23 Movie:  3rd Ah Vince Everett in trouble over a girl, who would have seen that coming.  And those juke boxes are great for catching Elvis fight victims.  So off to jail for you young man.  Which is really good for us, cause we get a few good songs and Vince gets… Continue reading ELVIS MONTH Day 3 Jailhouse Rock (1958)

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My Top 10 Blogs.

I have nominated these 10 blogs for the Epically Awesome Award Of Epic Awesomeness, because I enjoy their blogs regularly.  So head on over and have a look around.  Elizabeth Thomas Photography Of Cape Cod:  Love the photography of Elizabeth.  Such beautiful subjects, photography and blog (pics  available for purchase). Eldin Smille:  Art and Stuff...Just… Continue reading My Top 10 Blogs.

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Top 10, Completely Sexy Pics Of Elvis.

1.  Blue shirt sexy Elvis. 2.  Oh Elvis, you silly. 3.  Oh those cheek bones! 4.  Bearded Elvis, oh my.  (Charro, movie) 5.  The King. 6.  Hearty laughing Elvis. 7. Candid Elvis 8.  Karate Chop Elvis. 9.  Action packed Elvis, rockin in my favourite...The Fringe Suit. 10.  Black leather Elvis. My Elvis Board on Pinterest… Continue reading Top 10, Completely Sexy Pics Of Elvis.

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Chocolate Bilby for Easter?

Happy Easter to all of my wonderful family who I see all the time, and especially the ones I don't see all the time. And Happy Easter to you, that is if you believe in Easter...and if you don't, have a happy and relaxing Sunday xxx In Oz we have chocolate bilbies available for Easter.  Because the bilby… Continue reading Chocolate Bilby for Easter?

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Where The Wild Eggs Are!

The wild eggs are in my front yard. We have rogue chickens.  Yep rogue chickens, not chickens that are nonconformists, or are livin off the grid, just chickens that turn up in our front yard and lay eggs.  Well I presume they're chickens, because none of us have ever seen a chicken wandering our front… Continue reading Where The Wild Eggs Are!

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The Little Shop On The Corner.

Whatever happened to the corner shop, oh hang on, that's right...it turned into Woolworths 😦 I remember a shop (not on a corner though) across the road from my primary school.  It was quite small.  Little wooden steps lead to a big solid wooden door, wooden uneven floors.  Boy did they have a great selection… Continue reading The Little Shop On The Corner.

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Modern Art and a Chocolate Shop.

The World Turns byMichael Parekowhai:  Love this elephant. The artist’s proposal comprised of three separate life-sized sculptures cast in bronze: a massive elephant tipped on its head, a kuril  (below) the local native water rat (I did not know that) which looks the elephant directly in the eye and the third a chair ...um I… Continue reading Modern Art and a Chocolate Shop.

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Crazy Cats and A Beer Bus.

I sprayed the bathroom this morning with very diluted bleach, and then the cat attacks start.   Maaty (named, by my 10 year old son, after the Egyptian Cat God) attacks Tig (named by my 7 year old daughter after the other 4 billion cats called tiger), then Maat attacks the bath mat, which I am… Continue reading Crazy Cats and A Beer Bus.

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“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” Toni Morrison

Three photos from the latest January floods of Queensland.  This is starting to become a regular thing.  Note to self...make no plans for next January and maybe learn some canning/survival techniques from Pinterest. The first day of school was cancelled yesterday and moved to today.  Strange that my daughter was not in the least bit… Continue reading “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” Toni Morrison

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Time To Create A Banner For Ruby Canoe

So being as this is a creative blog and I illustrate then I suppose I have to get cracking and develop a few banners for the blog.  My mission this week is to create a range of 5 or so banners. I always find it so difficult to start a new project but as soon… Continue reading Time To Create A Banner For Ruby Canoe

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“If not now, when?”

So I don't have any cute little toddlers to take photos of; I have found it quite difficult to get an 18 year old and a 15 year old to participate in cute finger painting photos for my blog. Really? Yes Really. And I don't have an abnormally fantastic and shabby chic kinda house; one… Continue reading “If not now, when?”