Thursday, March 23, 2017

Epic Mom Day!

I hope everyone is having a better day than I have been having. It is kind of a lengthy post, but here is what happened.

I picked C up from school this morning to take him to his orthdontist appointment. After that, I dropped him off at school. I was doing grocery shopping and going to take care of various errands, then my phone was M

M: ... Mom, I think I broke my thumb...

Me: What!? How!?!

M: I was in gym class...

Long story short, I went back to the school and checked him out. We got in the car and I was calling to see if we could make an appointment right away with our doctor. Then, right after I hung up My phone rang. It was from R.

R: Mom... I am not feeling well, I have chills and am aching all over...

You are kidding me! It was kind of humorous at this point and made me laugh a little. I made a phone call to cancel my 1:30 prosthesist appointment and went straight to school to pick her up and we went home to situate her. I felt bad to leave a sick child with a fever, but I needed to take M to take care of his thumb.

Yup. After the X-ray we confirmed that his thumb was indeed fractured. This boy fractured his pinky a few months ago and we were at the doctor's office last week for his injured hip from his Martial arts! On the way home I had to fight the urge to stop by at a store and buy a BIG roll of Bubble wrap and duck tape and just wrap him up so he won't get injured! Argh...

We picked C up from school and came home and all is well for now.
It was definitely a crazy and chaotic day, but I am so grateful that I was able to be there for them. A mom's job never ends and I know I will miss days like this once they are grown and gone even that may sound crazy.

M's casted hand is a symbol of "job well done" or a "pat on the shoulder"for my effort today.
You see, he is giving me a thumbs up!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Shop Update

Hello! I added 12 new Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms on my etsy shop today!
I don't like making the same thing over and over again, but making these Tiny Tin Rooms is so much fun and I never get tired of it. I think because they are all different. I love looking at miniature items or tiny findings and wonder how I can incorporate them into the rooms and let my imagination go wild.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have fun making them. :)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tiny Tin Teacher's Corner is in My Shop

It's been a while! I finally got better from the flu and with being busy... well, being a wife and mother consumes most of my waking hours on top of my church volunteer duties. It is very tricky to find the time to sit down and enjoy my creative hours, but I was able to make some progress on some Tiny Tin Teacher's Corners!

My sweet and talented friend Christie of Lemon Squeezy Home created the graphic on the left side of the tin for me. Thank you so much!

There was very positive feedback last time I posted on my blog and Instagram, but I didn't want to make too many. There are a limited quantity of 6 this time. I might make more but it depends on how they do in my shop. They are fun if you are a teacher, or better yet they will make a great gift for a special teacher in your life.

There are many elements that I like about these Tiny Tin Rooms, but I must say that my favorite part is the cute little apple. :) Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shop Update & More

Hello! It's been a while since the last post. I have been enjoying the Holidays with my family & friends and taking a break from making Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms, but now I am back in business!

There are so many other projects I want to work on, but it is also so fun to make the Tiny Tin Rooms. I am sorry if you are waiting for some posts of different projects or tutorials. Once I get better at time management and prioritizing (one of my resolutions this year!), you will start seeing more tutorials.

That being said, I restocked my shop with 20 new Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms and here are some of my favorites:

The last time I posted I wrote about the Tiny Tin Teacher's room. Remember?

Since it got much positive feedback, I am going to make a few more to put in my shop soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Teacher's Christmas Gifts

Since I started making Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms regularly I think and dream of tiny tin rooms all the time. You know what that means??

My daughter's school teachers get them as a Christmas gift! But not sewing rooms... I made a class room for her homeroom teacher. I picked some things I thought they looked good together. Then, Rachel told me that her teacher loves Harry Potter books, so I added that personal touch.

Her music teacher got a music themed room. It was a bit hard to find miniatures for this room and to decide on the design.

On Instagram, I received such positive feedback for these rooms and some people wanted me to make more for sale. What do you think? I think it would be fun to have a variety of tin rooms but I need to be more organized before I can expand.

In the meantime, I am going to be restocking my shop with Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms. If you were waiting for them I hope you will find the one you have been waiting for!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tiny Tin Sewing Room Behind the Scenes

You might be tired of me posting about Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms, but this one is a bit different. It is not a shop announcement, it is about "behind the scenes" post. What inspired me to write this post is that I got asked the same questions from people about the Tin room. So I thought it would be fun to collect my thoughts and write about them. :)

{Question 1} "How did you come up with this idea?"

I always liked miniatures and wanted to make miniature rooms. When I finally did it, it was in a little wooden suit case and I loved how it tuned out.

I made some more for my etsy shop and sold them. They sold alright, but there were some challenges... because I used different bases(boxes), I always had to figure out the shipping for each one of them. Also they were harder to ship. There were a couple incidents where some parts came off when my customers received their packages, and I needed to do trouble shooting. I was a bit discouraged and going to stop making them to sell. Then one day, as I was eating some Altoids mints the idea hit me. "Hey, why don't I make a tiny sewing room inside of the Altoids mint tin?!" That's how I started making the Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms.

{Question 2} "Are you thinking about manufacturing them at some point?"

That is a hard question to answer. It would be a lie if I say that it didn't cross my mind, but I feel like manufacturing takes lots of knowledge and money up front. Also, I am afraid that it might lose the uniqueness of each item's "one of a kind" feel. I feel so bad that I can only make so much in a week and make my customers wait, but I think I am going to stick to what I do for now. OH! I *hired* my 11 year old daughter to paint the spools though!

{Question 3} "Do you ever get sick of making them?"

Not so far. I usually don't like doing the same thing over and over again, but because all the sewing rooms are different I enjoy making them. Coming up with different combinations of color, paper, buttons and other miniature items are challenging sometimes, but very fun.

{Question 4} "What do you do with all the mints???"

Hahaha. Yes, we have so many mints. I dump them in a 1 gallon freezer bag and keep them in our pantry and the whole pantry smells very MINTY! I eat them, but one person can only eat so many mints.

I put them in a snack size plastic bags and gave many away to my friends and neighbors, gave my kids some to share with their friends and my husband took a 1 gallon bag to work to share with his coworkers. He told me that they were joking about how their section has the freshest breath in the whole company. :) At this rate, I might start leaving the bags on my neighbor's door steps. hahaha

I better go back to my sewing room and make more tiny sewing rooms. I should be ready to restock my shop by the end of next week. Those of you who are interested, I am sorry to make you wait and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest. I will do my best to make them cute and fun to look at. :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tiny Tin Sewing Room Thanksgiving Giveaway Winner!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Thank you everyone for leaving comments for what you are grateful for. It is always so nice to read what everyone is grateful for and imagine the lifes' stories. May we all carry a thankful heart all year around. :)

The one lucky winner is a entry from Instagram...


Congratulations!! I am going to spend time with my family now. Dear friends, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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