Monday, September 29, 2008

Bottles and Beauties

Today I attempted to make some bottles with shell toppers. The big shell was a little complicated and I'm not quite sure if I'll make another....however it did turn out pretty cute.

We are always looking for new items to add to our beach these bathing beauties!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Snohomish Car Show

Today I helped count the fun class ballots for the car show...things like best fins,best flames,best chrome,best make out car... Cars aren't my thing but I have to admit I think some of them are pretty cool. We had over 650 cars that showed up on this beautiful day and the town was full of people having a great time.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Red Coats Are Coming...

This week a darling red swing coat arrived. If you favor warm tones,look for tomato red this fall. Designers combined red with a black and creamy white combination for fall.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fall into Frames

Today I looked around the store and noticed we had all these pretty frames and thought that I should put something with a fall theme in them. I found a leaf and some old paper and quickly put it together. Then I decided that it would be cute with a word on the leaf. I cut the word "Blessings" out of a catalog and attached it to the leaf with glue. We all thought it turned out quite nice and that I should make some more... Framing vintage postcards is also an easy way to make an instant holiday picture.

At Joyworks we carry these vintage inspired metal letters for $1.99 each. Create names and words by stringing with a ribbon.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Baby Steps

Some bunny told me that Joyworks just got in a new shipment of cute shoes.

We carry Robeez which are great because little ones keep them on their feet and mom's love them. They are available is size 0-20 months and retail for $28.99 to $35.99.

See Kai Run is another line of adorable shoes for little boys and girls which are available in size 3-8 and retail for $36.99 to $39.99.

Baby Legs are also very popular and functional. They work great to put on your baby when they are learning how to crawl or just to keep their legs warm.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Trick or...just Treats!

The best thing about Halloween is all the candy... At Joyworks I set up a table perfect for a sweet Halloween party complete with pink pumpkins and glitter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scarf It Up!

This season we have a nice variety of scarves. We have everything from basic to quite fancy with ruffles. Use them for a quick and easy way to jazz up an outfit...and also to keep you extra warm and toasty on a windy fall day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Glitter Pumpkins

A great way to make your fall display sparkle is to completely glitter small pumpkins. You can use real or artificial pumpkins for this easy craft. First cover the whole surface with glue and sprinkle generously with fine glitter. We have found that the Martha Stewart line has the best glitter with many beautiful colors to choose from.

Weekend Getaway

This weekend I went to see my friend Cathie at her new house with a wonderful view!

After a day of shopping we stopped by to get a bunch of flowers from her favorite stand. I just had to take a picture because I thought it was so sweet...

Today she took me into her garage and showed me her new bike...could it be any cuter... I even got to take the cruiser for a spin.

We had a wonderful time visiting,eating,crafting,shopping,beach walking and watching movies. It was the perfect girl weekend.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ahh Nuts!

When I decorate for fall I always use a variety of nuts...mostly acorns. You can find wreaths,picks,towels,napkins and acorns in many forms and sizes. They look great in bowls,glass jars,and even in nests.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet treats

I always think it is fun to do a twist on the traditional Halloween colors of orange and black. Don't these mini pumpkins look extra sweet painted white and sprinkled with glitter...


We have a nice variety of charms with great images and sayings. They retail for $16.99 making them great for gifts or a nice treat for you.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

If the Glove Fits...

At Joyworks we have the cutest gloves in many styles and colors...We love gloves!!
This year we have the trendy fingerless gloves which are so warm and cozy. The gloves are available in many colors all in stretch fabrics which fit most hand sizes. The finishing details are very vintage with bows,scallops and beading. Most of the gloves are priced around $9.00 making them very affordable. Many of our customers buy one or two pairs for themselves and love them so much that they come back to buy them for their friends and family--they make great gifts.

I would like the thank my hand models for all their hard's much more difficult than it looks...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vintage Music Flowers

A few people have asked me how to make the paper flowers. I've made them with vintage music but they also look cute made out of newsprint. It's basically the old tissue flower fold...

At Joyworks we have a variety of wired tinsel which is a nice twist to use for the stems. I will also be selling music from my large roll. The paper is a little thinner than sheet music and works great when making the flowers.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Crafting Zone

Once I get started crafting and get in the zone--I can't stop. Yesterday I had this idea to make a paper mache pumpkin out of vintage music....then I wondered what a plastic pumpkin would look like painted gold...then I was trying to figure out what to do with my skeleton heads...then I made a flower out of vintage music and put glitter on the edges... I must stop now and clean up this mess I've made!

Pretty in Pink

Yesterday at the flea market I found my Halloween costume...too cute! I'm going to be a princess in this sparkling pink dress with silver sequins and matching tiara.

A couple of years ago I painted a plastic pumpkin pink and I'm glad I still have matches perfectly!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunshine Day!

On this beautiful sunny Sunday in September I just had to buy sunflowers for my kitchen.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Into the Trenches

This year one of the fall fashion trends is the Military look. Look for trench coats,aviator jackets,menswear style tweed pants,military style hats,lace-up boots, double-breasted jackets,small sturdy bags, and anything gray,black or olive green.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Harvest Time

At Joyworks we have so many displays that it takes me awhile to change them all to fall. Yesterday we worked hard in the kitchen area to create fresh new looks for autumn... We used beautiful new pear and vintage fruit towels and tablecloths from Xochi for inspiration.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Puppy Love

At Joyworks we are blessed to have wonderful customers who over the years have become our friends. Karen and Charlotte came in today to show us Charlotte's new puppy Parker. Isn't he adorable!

We had a hard time getting back to work because all we wanted to do was pet the puppy... Our customers love thier dogs and we are always looking for great dog pictures and speciality products for them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Witch is In!

A fun new Halloween display in front of Joyworks!

This blog world is a great way to get new ideas. I found this idea on the Curious Sofa blog and couldn't wait to find an extra pair of legs and striped stockings... Check out this blog for a visual Halloween experience.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Paint your drawers

My neighbor was throwing away a desk the other day and I said I'll take the drawers... I didn't know what I would do with them but I knew I that someday I would think of something. Somewhere I saw a drawer with the inside painted like a chalkboard and I thought what a great idea. I took some chalkboard paint and painted the inside and painted the outside white. They also would be great to use for a shadow box which you could fill with your collectibles.