I have three local (ish) cousins. The three daughters of my mother’s sister. The youngest of these three remarkable women was my very best friend growing up. She and her partner developed a wonderful line of jewelry which they sell… A LOT. Over time both her sister’s have also gotten into the jewelry business. So here in rural Northern California in little homes and big homes and art studios scattered around these talented wonderful sweeties are hand making wearable art and shipping it to sell in shops and boutiques all over the country.
Now its our turn.
My three talented and wonderful daughters are being helped by my cousin and dear friend to create their own line of jewelry…
Les Trois Soeurs
The Three Sisters.
I’m focusing on getting the business off the ground and we are only selling wholesale at the moment but out of the next run of earrings I intend to set aside a batch for sale in my Etsy shop. Our hope is that by M. and I putting in the effort now we will be able to eventually hand the business over to the girls to grow, fund their college years and set up a nice nest egg for the future. Currently we sell in Williams, Arizona off Route 66 in a fantastic little western wear store called “Western Outfitters”. Soon we will be in Santa Barbara and Bodega Bay in Northern California.
I wanted to offer you my lovely readers a pair of earrings. Comment below with your choice of color. (There are about 50 color, pattern and shape variations… so don’t be shy!)
Next Friday I will draw a name out of a hat and contact the lovely lucky reader for an address.
Hello my dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots. It’s the beginning of allergy season in Bag End and quite frankly no self respecting Hobbit should be without some sort of nose blowing material! To battle this sneezey time of the year I offer you a limited time SVG free-bee!
Its fun and easy to make and the pieces are mostly self explanatory. All the pieces can be cut from 12 x 12 card and you will need 2 sheets for the Hobbit Hole walls, 1 sheet for the roofing and several colors of scrap card for all the embellishments. As usual please do not distribute or sell my files or sell products made from my files. The file will remain free on this site (at the bottom) for about a month, after which time I will be offering it for sale in my shop at SnapDragon Snipits and Etsy.
1: Once your pieces are cut by hand, Silhouette Cameo (using the full size SVG) or Cricut Design Space (using the 50% SVG expanded to full size) adhere the windows and door to the back of the body of the house, crease the perforations and use double sided tape to stick together the edges.
2: Place the window frames and door frame on the outside of your hobbit hole windows/door.
3: compile your tiny window boxes with as much foliage and flowers as you think Samwise Gamgee can manage to keep watered.
4:Place the bushy foliage with the perforations aligned with the corner of the house. The join in the front should be covered by the front door step.
5: Once the front, back and sides of your hobbit house are compiled you can put the sides on. I suggest sticking the A frame part together first and then the sides.
6: The roof is compiled of 5 pieces. But this photo shows it all in one piece… 5 pieces are much cuter but I ran out of time so just go with it eh? Align them slightly layered like shingles ensuring that the tissue hole lines up. Pop it over your tissue box!
Tissue Hobbit Hole SVG files for Silhouette and Cricut.
I hope you enjoy it! I’ll be at the Green Dragon if you have any questions.
Happy first Monday of a brand spanking new year.
Have you made resolutions? I stink at resolutions: I am bound to forget it immediately and manage to achieve only the opposite of my intentions by the next new year’s resolutions. I would be better of making a resolution strictly forbidding the thing I actually want to do like:
“I will absolutely not manage to get my crafting room tidied up this year. “
So instead I have a little sign to hang in my craft room just to remind me of the things I really need to do :
This project is really fun to do, cheap and looks pretty awesome when finished!
A clip float frame I found mine for $2.00 at Walmart
Gold Spray Paint (or silver or whatever color you like) $3.25 – I like Krylon because of the amazing spray nozzle.
Gold Scrapbook Card (or silver or whatever color you like) mine is Recollections and I got it at Michaels $1.49- on sale
Contrasting Scrapbook card: glitter looks cool but is annoying to cut $1.49- on sale
Pull apart your float frame and spray the little plastic frame edges.
Cut your back ground card (I used gold) to letter size.
Now for the fun part!
To cut by hand print the black and white free-bee JPEG from the zip file below (it is in reverse already so you can print it directly onto the back of your contrasting card or onto printer paper. If you have a Shilouette or Cricut with SVG cutting software this is where you get to show off and cut the free SVG file in no time! If you just cannot be dealing with the cutting at all there is a color print version too. As previously: feel free to use and share the free file but please don’t sell anything made from my files without prior permission and please give credit to Sweet Little Wood if you share the files. Thank you darlings!
To cut the design by hand I printed onto printer paper and then cut down my contrasting card to letter size. I lined up the paper and card on my cutting board and taped down the edges of the paper trapping the card between my printed design and the cutting board. Use a really sharp craft knife (unlike mine!!!) and a ruler for the strait lines to make the process much faster.
Once you have cut your design make sure your float frame glass is clean. I found out the hard way that Walmart’s frames have a plastic back that scratches super easy… so just be aware of any plastic parts and clean **cautiously**. You could glue the card pieces together but I rather like the look of the two cards just sandwiched together: some areas gap just a little and create added depth. A useful trick to get the two sheets of card lined up in the middle of the frame is to place the glass face down a cutting board and use it’s lines to guide placing the card before putting the backing piece on top of the card. Lining it up by eye was really really unsuccessful for me.
Drink Tea, Create, Sleep, REPEAT… That is my year planned out! Simple!