DIY 4th of July

DIY 4th of July

Hi Friends!

Summers officially here and today we’re busy in the Make Shoppe putting together some ideas for the 4th of July.
As I browsed online, Pinterest, Etsy and Craftsy and saw some really cute ideas but didn’t have all the various materials to make certain things. So, I started going through some scrapbook papers and put together some colors and textures that had a patriotic and vintage feel to them. Then I gathered some shape punches and other tools but I still didn’t know what I wanted to make.
Awhile back before the MakeShoppe started, I did a lot of scrapbooking and card making and that inspired me to try to put together some cute stuff with the card stock. So, little by little I made these cute little napkin rings or bracelets, party hats and bow ties. When I create a hardly use any templates I usually just practice on scrap paper until I’m happy and have achieved my look. Besides, if it’s too easy it isn’t challenging enough, right?  Check out the gallery!

If you have any questions about technique or materials, please feel free to send me a message in ” Talk to Tutu.”

Wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe 4th of July!



Meet, Merrina!

Meet, Merrina!

The Make Shoppe welcomes, Merrina!

Just like all the other fairies previous to her, Merrina is made up of tiny natural wooden parts for her body that have been sugared with aqua/blue glitter and accented with glittery blue pieces for her sleeves and wings. A blue coiled crown sits atop her head as she rules her little wonderland world! Her eyes are hand painted and cheeks dusted with a light rose tint. Her beautiful dress is an arrangement of aqua + blue poinsettia floral petals! If you like peacock colors…she’s a perfect fit! She’s very tiny (about 4.5″) but so colorful she would brighten up the area she’s placed in.

Merrina and all the other Make Shoppe Fairy Dolls are perfect as gifts and can be personalized!  Please send me a message or visit Etsy if you’re interested in placing and order. Other colors also available!


Ideas for usage:

– Holiday gifts
– Tree ornament
– As part of a holiday table center piece
– China cabinet display
– Dessert table decor
Thanks for stopping by!

From me to you…




New Sparklies!

New Sparklies!

Hey All!

I’m taking a short break from the kitchen to work on my goodies for inventory but I promise to deliver some good recipes soon! Come check out the Make Shoppe on Etsy! Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been busy with…hope you enjoy!