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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Handmade Artisan Goods From Arianne's Joy Etsy Shop!

HANDMADE ARTISAN GOODS 
FROM ARIANNE'S JOY ETSY SHOP!
www.ariannesjoy.blogspot.com

I believe that handmade things are better. Why? Because they are made from the heart!!
I have always loved handmade things ever since I was little. My mother was a renowned seamstress and talented, creations extraordinaire! I really loved looking at all the pretty fabrics she was working with. The tiny little flowers in pretty colors on the soft fabrics. Watching her focus while she cut, ironed, stitched and finish her pieces. It really has a magical effect on a girl. She made all my clothes including beautiful smocked dresses. She would make me dolls with a whole wardrobe of clothes. Needless to say, I now have a love for making things too!

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***I AM SHARING WITH YOU MY CREATIVE PROCESS IN MAKING MY HANDMADE ARTISAN GOODS...ENJOY!***



FLOWER PICKING 


I usually start my process by going flower picking with my two beautiful girls! 
(In the winter, I just head to the store for flower bouquets.)
It's a beautiful experience. Not only do I love looking at all the pretty flowers, but I get to see my girls admiring the flowers too. They put flowers in each other's hair and make flower crowns. Boho girls like their mama. We bring a little basket and try to put as many as we can inside.





When we get home, I separate them to see how many of each kind I have.

PRESSING FLOWERS


Then I carefully add the flowers to my wooden flower press. 
I love my flower press! My husband made it for me. He cut the wood down, made some holes for the screw and knots. Then I decorated it with mod podge and pressed flowers. So pretty!




PRESSED FLOWER BOOKMARKS


After a couple of weeks, I can then make some pressed flower bookmarks.


I carefully place the flowers in a design on the laminate sheet and laminate it.


I can then cut them out and decorate with ribbon.


End result.... pretty, huh?!


 ROSE SCENTED POTPOURRI


So, lucky for me my husband buys me fresh flower bouquet every week for my table.
So I take the bouquet from the week before and hang it upside down to dry.
After a few weeks the bouquet is ready to be cut and turned into potpourri.


I only use the prettiest pieces for the potpourri.


I add a few drops of rose oil and gently toss to cover. Then I add more if needed.


Then it goes in a clear bag with pretty ribbon to finish!


ROSE SCENTED BATH SALTS


I mix all my ingredients in a bowl and pour it out onto my tin tray to air dry.


Once it's dry I scoop it into these beautiful teal mason jars.


I love to add a little bit of Himalayan pink salt to add color and texture.





LAVENDER SCENTED SOAP



I like to use goat's milk for my soap. I also add real lavender flowers in my soap. Not only are they pretty, but they also add some exfoliation to the soap!



I absolutely love my soap molds...they are so beautiful!!



Then I add pretty fabric pieces and string to finish. The fabric keeps the soap from sweating or dissolving on it's way to the client.


LET LOVE GROW SEED PACKETS


Although this is the easiest of my items to make, it seems to be the most popular.
I designed the tags on my computer...printed them out...cut them and stapled them to the seed packets.
They look so gorgeous along side my other handmade goods!





ARTISAN GIFT BOX



Although this idea is still in the works... I'm hoping by the time you read this, it will be available in my shop. I would love to create a gift box that includes one of each of my handmade items and possibly one of my watercolor prints. Below is my very own display in a local salon. I put a little bit of everything from my shop to show off. A VERY HAPPY MOMENT!!



I hope you enjoyed learning more about my process!




Visit my shop...I made some pretty things for you!

Be filled with joy!
xoxo, Arianne

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