#happyhandmade: Princess Edition

Each week I participate in a fun link up for handmade makers on Daft Crafts. It’s a great way to get your products seen and discover new handmade shops. One of your 3 products can be displayed prominently at the top of the next weeks link up post by being a staff pick or most viewed. All you have to do to participate is share 3 other linked up products via social media and hash tag it #happyhandmade.

I wanted to share my picks here this week and urge you to link up if you have a handmade shop!

Screen Shot 2014-10-27 at 3.14.45 PMChase Your Dreams Hoop by Violet’s Buds

I actually bought this lovely piece! I can’t decide if I want to gift it or keep it for Amelia’s room!

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All the masks in this shop are amazing! I’m thinking of lots of fun gift ideas for my nieces will come from this shop!

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I know a few princesses who could use this tote to lug their ballet and gymnastics gear in!

What is on your handmade wishlist? Did you link your shop up? Let me know in the comments so I can check it out! xo

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Halloween Shows

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I love Halloween, but I hate scary movies! So here are the shows I tend to watch every year that are of the non scary variety.

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It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

This is a yearly tradition and we carve pumpkins and put it on repeat (since my husband was sweet and bought it for me on DVD).

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

I think this is both a Halloween and Christmas movie. We watched it this year while putting up our Halloween decorations. I thought about going as Sally for Halloween, maybe next year.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Halloween episodes

Buffy has been one of my favorite shows for a long time and the Halloween episodes are awesome!

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Hocus Pocus

I remember watching this over and over as a kid. I got it on DVD this year and I made my husband watch it because he has never seen it! I don’t even understand how that’s possible!!

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Casper

We wore this movie out when my sister and I were kids. I saw it on tv the other day, but didn’t get a chance to watch it. I’m hoping I catch it again.

Honorable mention: Coraline. I just got this on DVD and it was in the Halloween section. It’s creepy enough to be considered a Halloween movie in my opinion.

What are your favorite Halloween movie or shows?

October Sticker of the Month Giveaway

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This month has flown by! Halloween is so fun! To thank everyone for all your support with my sticker club project, not only am I giving away this month’s sticker pack, but a pair of my kawaii candy corn earrings!

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I talked a bit about the future of my sticker club this week. You can still sign up for 6 month subscriptions until the end of the month. The 3 month subscriptions will be available until February. I’m excited to make the next round even better!
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Are you going trick or treating this year? What is your favorite part? Dressing up? Candy?

PS I’m having a sale on a few Halloween items in the shops! Learn more here! xo

Halloween SALE

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Truthfully I was hoping to have a giveaway today, but I’m hoping to get it set up to go live tomorrow! In the meantime, enjoy 25% off my Halloween mini sticker packs and candy corn earrings! There is NO code needed! (You can purchase from Etsy or Storenvy.)

I’ve tried to make it where international buyers can get stickers without paying a million dollars in shipping by using global stamps. If you order over a certain weight though it will be normal shipping to your country.

What are you going to be for Halloween? Do you make your costumes or buy them?

Sticker Club Update

IMG_6486.PNGI wanted to thank everyone who has joined my sticker club over the past 6 months! I have enjoyed the challenge of creating themed sticker packs each month and seeing all of your wonderful creations.

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will be taking a hiatus from sticker club in May 2015. I want to revamp how I make the stickers and also get the work done further in advance. I am also considering doing vinyl stickers instead of my usual paper stickers, but I would love your feedback on that!

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Starting on November 1st, there will be no more 6 month subscriptions. You will still be able to sign up for 3 month subscriptions until February 2015.

I would love your feedback on the sticker club if you’ve been a member, or even if you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet. What did you like, not like, want to see more of? Did you guys like the monthly giveaway?

The sticker club makes a great gift, and I’m working on a cute card to send out recipients. :) xo

 

SG Girl Gang

I love seeing all of your happy mail photos, how you use your SG products, and just happy customers in general. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but use #scrawnygirlshop on social media so I can see your pictures! Xo

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Thank you all for your continued support! I appreciate every single one of you and your cute happy faces! Xo

5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Clothing Items I Need Immediately

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This weeks 5 Fandom link up from The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick is all about geeky clothes! Here are five geeky things that need to get in my closet asap!

1. These Totoro Thigh Highs from Amanda Coronado Illustration

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2. The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Dress from Hot Topic

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3. Kiki’s Delivery Service Tank from Her Universe/Hot Topic

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4. Sailor Moon costume dress from Hot Topic

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 11.54.20 AM5. Hello Kitty All My Favorite Things Jumper from JapanLA

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What is on your geeky wishlist?!

Fall Wishlist

I love a good wishlist as much as the next girl. I thought it would be fun to share a few things I’m wishing for this month.

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1. The Burlap Bag Pumpkin Addict candle. It was a hard choice between the pumpkin and the crazy cat lady candle. I can’t wait to check them out next time I’m in Austin, but for now I’ll just have to order online.

2. I want everything from Mulberry Press Co! Everything is very positive and inspirational, and as a mom of a toddler Hustlin Mama is sooo true!

3. Even though these are on my wishlist, I just bought them! I love Melanie from Femme De Bloom‘s work! Also, I love Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas.

4. How cute is this draw your own post card kit! I need to get my hands on one or make my own to send out to my lovely pen pals!

5. I’ve been eye-ing these glasses from BonLook, but I can’t decide if I want dark frames or clear?!

6. These jogger pants from AE.com look so comfy and I just want to live in them!

What’s on your fall wishlist?

5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

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The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick are hosting a weekly community link up. This week it’s all about the fandoms that made you into the rad geek you are today!

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Sailor Moon was the very first anime I ever watched and I was obsessed! Let’s be honest, I’m still obsessed. I used to print off any pictures I could find and keep them in a folder so I could try and draw them. I read tons of fanfiction. I wanted to be Sailor Moon when I grew up…

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Toonami was what I would rush home for after school so I could watch Gundam Wing! I own it all on DVD and made my husband watch it all when we first started dating. I don’t think I could date (or marry) a guy who didn’t like Gundam Wing. Heero Yui is my favorite…ok maybe Duo Maxwell ( I did name one of my dogs after him).

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Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, and has been since it was first released. I had my whole bedroom done with Belle’s face on it. I liked to read when I was younger, so I could relate to her. Also, she lived in an enchanted castle….I lived in a haunted house…

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I remember throwing the hugest fits in high school when my step dad would change the channel when I was watching Buffy. It was kind of a big deal. I love it and all my friends do too. We went to Austin several years ago when they had the Buffy Musical sing along all nighter at the Alamo Draft House. It was so much fun! The musical soundtrack gets me through long drives, and Spike will always be my favorite.

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Most of you probably have no idea what this picture is about, but I thought it was funny. I’m a huge Stargate fan…I love the movie, the TV series, the spin offs…all of them! I heard they are doing an awesome trilogy in the future and I really hope that happens. This is one I got my husband hooked on. It’s probably time to rewatch it. I’m such a dork for archeologists, funny guys, and smart chicks….oh and aliens.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Handmade Fav: Femme De Bloom

In an effort to promote handmade, I started featuring some of my favorite handmade shops. Please check out these amazing shops and support handmade!

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I’ve been following Melanie of Femme De Bloom on Instagram for a while now. I love her kawaii jewelry and she wears the cutest outfits! Every piece of jewelry in her shop is handmade with love and reflects her personal style and interests. She has the loveliest collection of Disney inspired jewelry!

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There are also so many kawaii geeky inspired things! I really love the Pikachu, Sailor Moon, and Darth Vader goodies!

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I recently had the pleasure of working with Melanie on a custom project for Scrawny Girl! She was such a doll to work with! The best part is she can make you one pair or earrings (or other accessory) or several!

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Melanie says,”My goal for FemmeDeBloom is to brighten others lives with accessories that are meaningful, feminine, and affordable!” I think she is doing a great job! I know her products make me smile, and I’m sure they will make you or someone you love smile too! It’s a great time to be thinking of gifts and this is the perfect shop to grab cute jewelry and accessories!

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What is your favorite piece from Femme De Bloom? What would you have Melanie make for you?