2015 Creative Challenge: Geek Edition

This is such a crazy fun idea! I’m so on this!

Geek 'Verse

Creative Challenge

We’ve all seen and many have taken part in various creative challenges. I propose a new one–with a geek theme!

You can use YOUR OWN art medium to fulfill these, you just have to have fun! All of these will have a geeky theme, though some will be abstract enough for many interpretations. You’re artists, so be inspired and take these as a way to challenge yourselves to try something you might not have tried before. Not all of your projects will be perfect, but that’s okay! As long as you are challenging yourself and doing your best, you’ll beat this challenge.

Here we go.

You’ll have one week to finish each challenge. Once you’ve finished your artwork, post a photo online–you can use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Deviantart, or whatever platform you like to use. Feel free to come back here and comment with a link to your post…

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Sweetheart Auction

Coming up January 5th-11th, myself and other talented crafters are going to be in a Sweetheart auction.  Who doesn’t love love?!  Here is a sneak peak at what we will have available for bids in the auction.

First up, we will have two little canvas coin purses.  One has Han Solo and Princess Leia on it.  The other coin purse has the beautiful snippet from Katniss and Peeta.  ::Swoon::

hunger games star warsWe also will be auctioning a pair of fully customized shoes.  You get to choose whatever you can dream up.  We will make it happen!

valentines auction

Finally, I saved my favorite for last!  I am utterly obsessed with Sweeney Todd.  This set is my little version of the lovely couple; Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

sweeney todd

Stay turned for auction information!

Hello 2015!

I always spend the first few weeks of every near year getting mad at myself when I write the previous year on everything.  Here’s to hoping I am writing 2015 before March!

This is an exciting beginning of the year for us.  We have revamped our look, and changed our name.  Good bye AMandPMGoods, hello Heart and Soles!

Our new store is up and running!  I will introduce it for our re Grand Opening on January 5th.  In the mean time, I am working on putting together a newsletter.  If you would like to sign up (I promise not to spam you, sell your email to anyone, or do anything else awful I wouldn’t want done to me.) Head to this link: http://goo.gl/forms/15YuumYvjQ  Crazy easy to sign up!  The newsletter will offer exclusive coupons and giveaway info for subscribers only!  How fun is that?!  If you hate it, you can unsubscribe.  I promise I won’t cry.

Happy 2015 to you!

Multi-Vendor Christmas Sale–a glimpse at some of the top selling items

Get those gifts for all the geeks on your list right here! 45 shops (including us) offering discounts at their awesome shops.

Geek 'Verse

Have you heard the news? There’s a geeky Christmas sale going on right now!

There are forty-five shops taking part, and you only need one coupon code to take advantage of all of the savings!

For more information, be sure to check out my earlier blog post.

Also, if you’re on Facebook, be sure to RSVP to the event–Facebook will remind you about it so you won’t miss out! (click here)

Christmas sale 2014

With so many amazing shops to visit, where should you start?

I’m here to help! I’ve found the top selling items from some of the shops to give you an insight to what kind of items those shops have. I’ve also included their prices for those of you shopping on a budget!


EVLK Designs ‘ top seller this year is a Star Wars print pillow cover.

IMG_1845_original That’s No Moon… in Blue Pillow Cover $14.00

A Bit Retro makes all…

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Thinking about Halloween

I kinda love Halloween.  I always have.  I was lucky to have a mom who made all my costumes, and made them awesomely.  If she ever bought a store costume, she would always enhance it.  Definitely one of my childhood favorites.  So, when I became a mom, I wanted to do the same.  If my kiddos wanted to be something, I would do everything in my power to make it awesome.  As it turns out, my oldest son has always challenged me.  As soon as he was old enough to choose what he wanted to be for Halloween, he chose a laundry basket.  Yes, a laundry basket… laundry basket  I assumed after that Halloween, maybe he would be something a little less… well, bulky or laundry related.  Boy was I wrong.  The next year he wanted to be a washing machine.  All these choices might lead you to believe my eldest is a neat freak, or at least kinda neat.. Nope.  If there’s anything I’ve learned from boys, they’re the opposite of neat and orderly.  washing machine  Yep.  A washing machine.  As a grown up, I  can’t even imagine trick or treating in this costume.  Here are a few other costumes I’ve whipped up.  angry bird deathstroke halloween lorax

So this year, I was pretty excited.  My 3 year old is finally old enough to make a choice on what he would like to dress up as.  He has been very persistent and wanting to be a pumpkin.  Seriously, a pumpkin?!  Someone needs to tell this child I like a challenge!!

How do you celebrate Halloween?  Do you decorate yourself?  Your family?  Your house?  I love hearing about Halloween.  Let me hear it!

Awesome handmade items I’m loving this week.

It’s no secret that I’m a little nerdy, and I obsess over books.  Every week I like to pick 3 items that I really like that I find on Daft Crafts happy handmade link up.  (http://www.daftcrafts.net/2014/09/happyhandmade-week-eighty.html)  Here are my 3 favorites from this week.  Daft Crafts can also be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaftCrafts

kerouac http://evangelinascloset.storenvy.com/products/9434632-the-mad-ones-typography-print-kerouac-quote-8×10-word-art  The Mad Ones Typography Print. Kerouac Quote. 8×10 Word Art from Evangelina’s Closet (http://evangelinascloset.storenvy.com/)  I adore Kerouac.  I thought this was more than perfect.

bracelethttp://nerdtastic42.storenvy.com/products/6152230-girl-power-comic-book-inspired-charm-bracelet-7in This awesome Girl Power Superhero/Villain bracelet.  I’m completely in love.  Thanks Nerdtastic (http://nerdtastic42.storenvy.com/) for making this great bracelet

gnomehttps://www.etsy.com/listing/190089926/gnome-plushie?ref=shop_home_active_9  Finally, this adorable gnome plushie.  I want to buy at least 8 of these, and some mushrooms, and make my mantle absolutely fantastic.  This adorable guy was made by SeptemberEbroidery whose shop is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeptemberEmbroidery?ref=l2-shopheadername

 

Two more handmade favorites!

Kiser Krafts (http://www.storenvy.com/stores/50112-kiser-krafts) runs a great blog where she has people link up their awesome crafts they have for sale.  Handmade Mania!! (http://kiserkrafts.blogspot.com/2014/09/handmade-mania-week-42.html)  Here are my two favorites this week!

video games  http://littlehousecrafting.storenvy.com/collections/246042-buttons-magnets/products/1524646-keep-calm-and-play-videogames-1-25-inch-pinback-button  This great pin is from Little House of Crafting (http://littlehousecrafting.storenvy.com/) I could cover my son, and most of his friends, in this awesome pin.  When all else fails, play video games!!

halloween  https://www.etsy.com/listing/202572625/halloween-wall-art-ill-get-you-my-pretty?ref=shop_home_active_8  This fantastic Halloween (or Wizard of Oz fan) wall art is so wonderful.  Plus, Amanda from Bugaboo Bear Designs (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BugabooBearDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name) is so great to work with.  She’s made me a couple custom works, and I’ve been beyond pleased.

 

Blogs. I suppose it’s time I jump on the bandwagon.

I love reading blogs.  I think people who have blogs are simply wonderful.  I’ve never imagined writing one.  I read recently that most small business owners should have a blog, as should most parents.  Especially those who stay at home all day with their kids.  As it happens, I fall into all those categories.  My husband and I have a small business that we run from home, and I stay at home with the kiddos.  I can’t promise I will post awesome things all the time.  But I feel like I might have some good things to say every once and a while.  If all else fails, I see lots of awesome DIY’s, awesome crafty things you can buy, and I have boys.

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