Monday, February 9, 2015

Just A Little Romance

If you are looking for a Valentine's Day Gift with just a little romance- here it is.  
This set of Thank You cards is beautifully embossed and comes with matching handmade envelopes.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

Better Than A Box of Chocolates

So, while I love chocolate as much as anyone, I would pick a new purse any day over a box of chocolates- You won't be surprised by whats inside.

 Here is todays offering on Creative By Necessity-  its a cotton purse intricately crocheted and fully lined. You can find it only on Etsy at Creative By Necessity.  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maybe Paper Flowers are a Better Choice for Your Valentine

So, if Purses aren't your thing or if you are looking for a more affordable gift for teachers or friends then a set of Thank You Cards is always appreciated and useful.  All of the sets in this post are $10 or under and if you contact me, either through this post or through the Etsy store I will send you a code for free shipping-  even a sweeter valentine.

The card set above is tri-fold and self sealing so you don't have to worry about an envelope.

These Roses will be very appreciated- and have matching hand-made envelopes.

This set of flowered Thank You cards is sure to please with embossed glittery flowers.  

 The last set of cards for today is a beautiful lavender and green combo that has 3 layers of embossing along with hand-made envelopes.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Flowers That Won't Fade Away

So we are on the count down to the one holiday that is sure to get your in trouble if you forget it.  Its not like a birthday that can be put off until the weekend- its a one day use it or lose it kinda holiday.  So, you should get started soon- like now.  So, I am here to help.  All week we I will showcase great Valentine's Day Gifts

 Beautiful Blue Ecuadorian Flower Purse- Creative By Necessity
This beautiful hand crocheted purse would make any woman (sister, mom, wife or best friend) happy and it doesn't add on pounds or die and have to be thrown away a few week later.  These flowers will last for many years to come.  It is fully lined and had crystal handles.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Have I Said That Purses Make Me Happy..... So Happy

So here is my newest creation.  I found the "street of dreams" here in Quito last week- that is, an entire block of yarn store after yarn store.  I only made it to 8 of them (yes, I said only 8- I have so much work to do) and they each had their little special thing.  I was so overwhelmed with the choices and great prices that I just bought random colors and figured out later what to do with it all..... not the best way to shop, but there was just SOOO much to choose from.  

So, here is a brief run-down on this green and brown bobble purse.

I haven't decided if I am selling this one yet or keeping it for myself.  But there are plenty more like this over at my Etsy store-  Creative By Necessity

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Handwritten Note Etiquette

I found an old post on Waiting on Martha today that was basic Etiquette for handwritten notes.  I write a lot of notes and am always paranoid I am doing it wrong so it was a nice to have a little "Ms. Manners" tutorial.  

My favorite part was on how to end the note.  If you are taking part in the Snail Mail Challenge this could help you out this year.

This week's Featured Card Set is the Glossy Trees.  Each card is tri-fold with embossed trees as well as having the word "thanks" embossed as well.  The set comes with matching hand-made envelopes.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

Needing Something To Do While We Are Moving.....

We are in the process of moving.... well, to be correct, we have moved, but our stuff still hasn't yet.  We are currently house-sitting for another missionary family in Quito while we wait for "our" house to be ready to move into.  So, crafting has been a challenge.  So, until we have a "home" again I am going to have to keep boring you with "ads" for my Etsy store.  This stuff is already made and in the States ready to be shipped.

More tutorials to come soon, but until then, I'm sure you have a birthday present or 2 you need to buy.