Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mini Favor Purses for Candy Tutorial

Oh how cute are these lil' wee mini purses?! These can be made and given out as favors at a wedding or customize them to give out at any type of party. Imagine little pink or light blue ones for a baby shower?! Make them and stick a little chocolate nugget bar in them. If you want to skip the step of inking (ie. save yourself the money from buying ink pads!) go ahead and use printed scrapbook paper. In the video she has you punch a hole and stick a little flowered brad into it. Only problem is one would not be able to actually open the purse which is no big deal since you can get out the candy from the side. But as an alternative if you don't want to do this, instead of punching the hole and adding the brad why not buy a long roll of velcro strip and cut itty bitty pieces? Once you do that you can just attach it with the sticky tape side of the velcro to the under side of the purse flap and VOILA!.... you have a little purse for chocolates!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kokeshi Spool Doll - Midori

I have fallen in love with "kawaii". Kawaii means cute in Japanese. I love anything that is packaged in that kawaii Japanese theme....think Hello Kitty! Anyhow on my hunt for all things kawaii I found this on Etsy. It is a cute spool doll named Midori which simply means "green" in Japanese. She is named Midori for her lovely granny smith apple hair. The lovely people over at sell these adorable little spool dolls. The cool thing about this is they even include the fabric ribbon you see in this picture! Wouldn't Midori look cute on your table next to your sewing machine?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fimo Flower Embellishments Tutorial

I came across this tutorial from the same ladies in my previous tutorial I uploaded. This time they are making Fimo flower petals. You may ask what that is. It is the art of designing and baking clay to make anything from jewelry to embellishments for your crafting needs. If you go on sites like Etsy you will see alot of folks making lovely jewelry from clay. In this tutorial she makes a flower embellishment for a card.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cupcakes or Tubcakes?!!!

I love these adorable little cupcakes! But before you think of taking a bite, I must warn you they are not edible. I know!....they look so darn real!!!! Who would have known?! Whats so beautiful about these are the colors and attention to detail. Even the name alone (Sweet Treats Lollipop and Mango Sorbet Mini Cupcake Bathbomb set) sounds mouth watering! They probably smell as wonderful as they look and sound! If you want to buy this little treat for either yourself or that special someone in your life visit Anita at her shop at While you are there take a look at the Ice Cream Cone soap!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Needle Felt Flowers Tutorial

So as soon as I saw this video my mind started racing with thoughts of what I can make and sell on Etsy!!!! Of course I'll probably never get around to doing so, so I thought I would share with you guys out in cyberspace! They use a heart shaped cookie cutter in this video I believe to make felt hearts but you can use anything I suppose. Imagine all the shapes one could make? And all the colors? My mouth is salivating!

Pin Toppers

Hey Folks

Ok I admit I have been gone for awhile now to say the least! But I'm BACK NOW! Anyhow I LOVE LOVE LOVE Etsy, can you all tell? While one of my shopping excursions I accidently came across this cute little pin topper for all you sewers out there. I found it in an Etsy shop named She has SO MANY styles from cupcakes to snails! Check it out. Ok I'm off to find some more Etsy treasures!

Monday, September 22, 2008


This could either scare you or inspire a little giggle! I found this little adorable creature on flickr. There are literally hundreds of different styles! Each one comes with its own booklet detailing its life! They are sold on Etsy in Leslie Levings' You can also see them on her flickr
photos/leslielevings. These are so cute that one can start a collector's item!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Originally uploaded by *Arleah*
Oh I absolutely love this! I can so see this in my little girl's room! My little girl has a beautiful bed set with butterflies and flowers on it. This would so match everything.

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Tutti Frutti Collection of Epoxy/Chipboard Buttons

Hi folks....don't these chipboard buttons just remind you of summer?
Or better yet, a Tutti Frutti kind of dessert? Oh just looking at them
makes my mouth water! I'm thinking sorbet ice cream! Anyhow this collection is just so GIRLY! I can see it now.....a beautiful card for the parents of a new baby girl decorated with these fun buttons!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

So Much Going On

So I haven't posted in a few days....I know I know....bad blogger! Anyhow since the last time I posted I made 3 MORE sales on Etsy! I sold these two plus the orange set from a previous post.I'm getting really inspired to make more. I feel like by buttons are cute and reasonably priced so they might do well. I'm going to add to the shapes. For the first little while I'll be sticking to my wobbly round ones but eventually I'll be adding wobbly square ones, hearts, stars etc. If anyone out there in the land of bloggers/cyber space would like to see a certain design of buttons, say for example an arrow or anything else, let me know. I design my own styles and have a local company cut them out for me. Also I have been busy with a few other things regarding my Etsy shop. I am getting a banner made for the shop as well as bag toppers. I am working on the packaging
aspect of my product. I also bought
cellophane bags to put them in. Now the product will have a professional store bought appeal to it.

On a side note, I was wandering through cyberspace today when I stumbled upon THIS site.... Oh my gosh, how cute and original Basically the idea is that this company will set up a booth at a party, wedding, corporate events etc. Guests can come in and make a 6 second video clip. There are a lot of props if the guests want to use them for the video. Anyhow after the video is complete, right in front of them a little flip book is made that they can take home. What is a flip book you ask? Remember in school when one would doodle on the corner of a page, and draw the same
thing on the next page but at a slightly different level, and continue
with this for several pages? Then
when you would flip through it, it would look like a moving object. Well
imagine that with your video on paper!!!!

Ok until next time....take care!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A SALE!!!!!! WHOO HOO!!!

Ok so I made my FIRST sale and on my FIRST day on Etsy. I am so happy!
These are my FAVORITE ones too! I'm gonna have such a hard time sending these off too. I hope they'll be happy in their new home! I just love the color combination of the blue's and teal. I also love my doodling on them. I don't think I can ever recreate that again. The dots are no big deal but the flowers and scrolls is what I'm gonna mess up on! Anyhow sniff sniff, I had to let them go sooner or later.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cute Epoxy/Chipboard Buttons

So as a "scrap-a-holic" I have started designing my own custom made chipboard/epoxy buttons. I absolutely love these! The only word that comes to mind is "whimsical". This set I did in three different shades of orange. These are made with thick chipboard. I have seen chipboard buttons out in the market but what makes these so differnt is that usually what you see out in the stores is just chipboard. This is chipboard covered with epoxy. It gives it a "glass-like" look. To find out more about them visit my Etsy shop

Welcome to The LemonDrop Tree

Hi everyone. This is my first time blogging EVER so I am going to talk about what I love doing. I am what is called a Scrapaholic! Whats that you might ask? For those who are fellow members of my club, they will tell you that a Srapaholic is someone who is ADDICTED to scrapbooking! How does one get addicted to scrapbooking? Well its rather start of just dabbling in it like any other soon to be addiction! Than slowly you find yourself walking over to the scrapbooking aisle at your local craft store. You pick up one or two things not thinking much of it but one day you wake up to find that you now pretty much OWN the whole scrapbook supply store! One of the signs of this addiction is if you find yourself on Ebay all the time bidding on all things scrapbooking! Than there is Etsy....oh Etsy (sigh)! As if Ebay is not bad enough, now there is another site where I can buy cute handmade scrapbooking stuff. Anyhow I'm off. There is a picture calling my name to be thoughtfully layed out in a scrapbook layout. I gotta you know what!!!!