Vintage adverts are just beautiful. I can't wait to have these printed for myself. Why don't ads look like this anymore? I would love to see a video of the process of making these ads, I am not sure I get the full effect just by watching Man Men. If you know where to find… Continue reading How many things can Mrs. Alfred Wells stuff into her station wagon?
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.
Ruby Canoes New Etsy Shop!! Now Open!!
As my lovely daughter pointed out recently, I have not posted a blog entry for quite a while. So here it is... I have been very busy lately. Christmas orders, Wedding orders, end of school gifts for teachers. So, as you can see, my Etsy Shop Ruby Canoe Design is coming along quite well. So… Continue reading Ruby Canoes New Etsy Shop!! Now Open!!
Retro Rocket Boy!
I've always loved rockets. And how I wanted to be an astronaut, I particularly loved the idea of space camp...still do, truth be told. Oh, how about adult space camp, where we get a 3 course meal at the end of the day and a bucket of wine...oh yeah! (Take a moment to ponder the… Continue reading Retro Rocket Boy!
New Etsy Listing For Halloween
New listing ready for Halloween. We don't do much Halloween here in Australia, but the retail stores keep trying to make us do Halloween. But it doesn't need to be Halloween to use these cake decorations. A few years back my sister got married so it was my task to organise the Bridal Shower. My… Continue reading New Etsy Listing For Halloween
I made a wedding cake topper yesterday and had a few flowers left over and a few little bits of card as well. Most of my off cuts go to the local Kindy but I really loved these colours together, so the local Kindy missed out this time around 😦 I was so happy with… Continue reading Happy Birthday.
A Little Something For The Boys!
(If you are a boy and you click just because of the title...nup no boobies here honey! Sorry! Sad Face! ) Well I finally got around to making some bout, boutin, boutinear...buttons holes for grooms and groomsmen! This one is entirely hand assembled (at no time did I use my feet). It is high… Continue reading A Little Something For The Boys!
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?
Most Views On My Blog Ever…
So, I need about 40 more views today to achieve this months goal. The goal, this month, being to obtain the most views on my blog and to obtain the most view of my Etsy shop and to achieve the most sales on my Etsy shop... Results: Etsy Shop: Most views achieved 2110 views. Most… Continue reading Most Views On My Blog Ever…
Budget Cake Toppers
Budget cake toppers. So, with the budget cake toppers, I just supply the cut out paper and you arrange it. You also save with postage as well. The wooden sticks are not supplied so the paper cutouts go straight into an envelope, lovingly cuddled by some thick support cardboard, and off to your place...all for… Continue reading Budget Cake Toppers
Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
Two newbies at the Etsy store. Butterfly Cake Topper is only $7 for one Birdhouse and Books are $20 I am taking orders for these Birdhouse and Books Cake topper for Graduations. It doesn't take too long to make them but I have received a few orders already. So send me an email… Continue reading Butterflies, Books And Birdhouses, Oh My!
No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
I wanted to revamp the Etsy store recently, so I decided to make a wedding cake...as you do. Not just a wedding cake, but a stunt wedding cake. Not for eating...although the icing is pretty damn good! (So I am told!) So I have created a whole heap of new cake toppers in the last… Continue reading No Cake Decorators Were Harmed In The Making Of This Stunt Wedding Cake!
Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
I have a little business starting to kick off, a little, on Etsy. Finally. So much work goes into these little things. Many hours and lots of money too. But finally, finally starting to reap the rewards. I was starting to get so busy a week ago that I couldn't sleep due to all the… Continue reading Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.
Well, I have been out and about since about 6.30 this morning. Busy busy busy. It is such a beautiful day today. Hopefully the hottest days of summer are over. The skies are clear and there was a very slight chill in the air at 6ish. Welcomed relief. Went for a short walk with the… Continue reading Early Start
Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!
So I have been working on filling the Etsy store and getting it just right. I have deleted a number of items, that I felt didn't fit and condensed it down to just 3 sections. It definitely takes a while to work out the kinks and make the store more pleasing to the eye. … Continue reading Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!
Here Comes Valentines Day!
Well it's that time of the year again. Just thought I would get in early, so that any orders will reach you before Valentines Day. Each of these little pieces are sent unframed and unmatted, and to be honest, it is much cheaper for you to grab a frame from your local store. Very affordable,… Continue reading Here Comes Valentines Day!
Vintage Origami Dresses
I love vintage dresses and patterns. A few days ago I scored a little pad of beautiful vintage papers just the right size for origami. I had all intentions of doing some origami dresses all week but was just too busy...I have sold quite a few of the Teacher Poem Paper Art piece and it's… Continue reading Vintage Origami Dresses
These Are The Droids…And Han And Leia…
Again I must stress, I am not a photographer! But I took these, with my phone, just to show you what I am up to lately. As you know, cause you have read all my posts, cause you are completely and utterly floored by my wit and talent...I bought a Silhouette Cameo machine, and love… Continue reading These Are The Droids…And Han And Leia…
A new listing on my etsy store. Australia only, unless you're desperate...money talks 🙂 I received my Silhouette Cameo this week and this is my first piece. Hopefully many to come. I have found this machine to be wonderful, so far. The software is easy to use and the outcomes limitless. It's also great that… Continue reading Love Tree
Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Just listed on my Etsy store...Air Mail mini envelopes...with buttons and a few stamps and ribbons and stickers...and da daaa I give you a cute little bunch of gift tags! I personally am going to use them as Christmas decorations on my Chrissy tree but you can really use them any time of the year… Continue reading Sent With A Loving Kiss…
Tag You’re It…
Just listed a pack of 10 gift tags in my Etsy store. I have decided to try a few new things in the store, and they should all be listed by Sunday, hhmm that's if I don't get the flu that is bouncing of every human in my house at the moment! Unfortunately these are… Continue reading Tag You’re It…
Turquoise or Minty Green Goodness.
Love turquoise and minty green...The cupcakes above can be found in my (loosely termed) Etsy shop (LOL). Hope you had a good Monday, catch ya later, aligator 🙂
A Cupcake A Day, For A Whole Month.
This illustration can be found in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Oh My! Just couldn't resist posting this (very long) pic of a Cupcake For Everyday Of The Month... It, conveniently, provides the recipe too! That is so nice. So give some of these a go and let us all know how it went. Most don't look to complicated. I… Continue reading A Cupcake A Day, For A Whole Month.
Thank You Thank You Very Much, you've been a beautiful audience! Seriously you have! I just want to say a big thank you to all who have dropped by to have a look and to those that have liked, commented and reblogged as well. In the few short months I have been doing this I… Continue reading 1000 views!!!
Haven't we all felt like this at times, metaphor for life? Available at my Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop along with about 31 others...so far 🙂 I think next weeks task it to start creating some new pieces. I was thinking about doing a series of bubble gum machines, or something similar. And possibly doing a kids story… Continue reading Luggage Juggling?
My Magnificent Owl
The Magnificent Owl One of the items in my Etsy store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ele=shop_open
ETSY SHOP OPEN!!
Finally opened! Why not pop on in and have a look around at my Etsy shop. I have just listed 32 different illustrations for purchase. Retro and vintage feel to most of them. Trailers/caravans, cars, yummy looking CUPCAKES for your kitchen!! Really cute, so come over and have a look and let me know how… Continue reading ETSY SHOP OPEN!!
9 Hours Till Launch…
So after many months of work, my Etsy store is almost ready to roll!! I'm really excited to start this journey. I'm also really excited to get back to creating and designing as I've devoted so much time to getting this up and going. 10 Things I Have Discovered In The Last Few Months: Good things… Continue reading 9 Hours Till Launch…
A sneak peak at my Retro Caravan Collection. Please Note: This is a photograph that I took and I'm not a photographer. All works are professionally printed. Prints will be available for purchase within 2 weeks (maybe sooner!) and will not have the black faming. So check back here for the opening date of the… Continue reading Para-van Caravan.