Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ittybit's Crafting Journal

I have to admit...I like to be organized as well as clutter-free (although I'm still fighting the clutter-free side of things.)  I hate to admit but I'm a highlighting queen as well.  I feel if I have a bright yellow, pink, blue or green color popping out it's something my eyes can't miss and it will alert my brain that something is coming up that's important.  Like making sure the bills are paid for the month or so that I can keep my car for another month :).  Either way I have some form of keeping organized.   

As for my creative side I need my journal.   This is where I write down my ideas on future projects, colors or mediums that I will want to incorporate.  Whether it's a sewing project, paper craft project, soap making project or jewelry idea.  I know I will need to write it down or "poof" it will disappear and I will find myself trying to figure out what it was I wanted to design.   So the other day while I was in Michael's (my other home away from home) browsing the jewelry isle I came upon this really cute journal book.  How could I pass it up?  I loved the colors and the design was super cute.  So I snatched it up.  Oh yes...fresh clean pages to start writing down more ideas that are constantly brewing in my head that tend to lead to a massive brain overload.   And if I haven't said it enough there just isn't enough time in a day to do everything that I would like to do.   But I have to keep telling myself "patience young grasshopper."    

Until my next blog my dear friends...
Happy Crafting

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

The Valentine's Day giveaway contains the following: 

  • 1 - Hand sewn velour small cross purse made by me (Ittybit Delights)  size: 6" x 9" / black strap: 3/8" wide x  46" long.  This velour small cross purse has a black fabric lining and includes a silver magnetic snap closure.  Each clear and red glass bicone bead has been hand stitched to both the left and right hand sides. As a finishing touch a metal heart charm has been attached to the center of this beautiful velour cross purse.  
  • 1 - Handcrafted polymer clay pink rose lapel pin made by me (Ittybit Delights) 2" in tall including the pin.
  • 1 - Blackberry Lip Tint made by (Orangethyme)
  • 1 - .5 oz Designer Imposters body spray, "Wanna Play?"

TOTAL VALUE :   $53.00

For US residents only and you must be 18 years or older to enter. 

RULES: One person can win the Valentine's Day giveaway.
To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY entry below. Only 1 Mandatory entry per person will be counted. Up to two additional entries maybe obtained by completing one or both of the alternate entries listed below. Please remember to leave your email so that I am able to contact you if you win. No purchase necessary to win.

Please visit my store Ittybit Delights and then comment here on my blog to let me know what your favorite item is.

Follow my blog publicly and comment about it here for 1 extra entry.

Blog about this giveaway on your blog and leave the link to your blog posting here for 1 extra entry.

This giveaway will end on Saturday, February 5th, 2011. Winner will be announced on Sunday, February 6th, 2011. All entries will be assigned a number and then the winner will be picked using a random number generator ( 

*Similar bag design is now available for purchase in my shop.*

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

Featured Artist - Vivian's Kitchen

                                 Photos via Vivian's Kitchen

I stumbled across Vivian's Kitchen one day while shopping on Etsy.   What a great shop to stop by to enjoy all the sweets you would ever want without having to worry about calories.   At Vivian's Kitchen they have a unique and artistic way to preserve and display your special day forever.  Whether it's your wedding cake or special occasion cake.  They also offer gift certificates good towards the purchase of a custom cake.  Each design is made with a lot of love and care.   

Samples from Vivian's Kitchen:

1. Felt Cupcake Valentine Pink Red Stripes And Cherry - $42.00

2. Felt Tea Sugar Cookies Pink And White Cherry Blossoms - $24.00

3. Felt Vanilla Cake With Lavender And Purple Violets - $115.00

4. Felt Valentine Cake Ornament Milk Chocolate And Vanilla Pink Rose - $18.00

5. Felt Cupcake Valentines Day Red and Pink Roses - $46.00

6. Felt Cake Ornament Chocolate Cake With Cottage Pink Roses - $32.00

Here's a little insight into the owner of Vivian's Kitchen

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Angela Benge, a substitute teacher who has a crazy passion for creating cakes and cookies out of felt. I am lucky enough to have two super sweet daughters, Vivian and Lillian and a darling husband who support all of my madness and big dreams. I absolutely love what I do and hope that it makes people smile.

2. How did you become interested in creating?
I have been sewing and creating for as long as I can remember. My mother was a seamstress and always let me have free reign of her sewing room. I have a passion for creating and have tried just about every medium, but I always find fabric is what I love the most. I could spend hours in the fabric store. I started making felt food for my daughter's to play with and loved creating one of a kind cakes for their bakery. This in turn led to my first felt replica wedding gift cake and Vivian's Kitchen. Plus, I LOVE to eat cake, I just don't like baking.

3. What is your inspiration?
My work is almost always inspired by color. The felt is hand dyed and I experiment a lot, so I always end up with an amazing array of shades. They just always seem to tell me which direction I should go and what they want to become. 

4. What is your favorite piece you've made and why?
My favorite piece I have ever made would have to be a felt doughnut. It was the first design I created out of felt and I am a sucker for the real ones. And it's a good thing the cakes are made of felt because I would want to eat them all.

To see all of Angela's great products, check out Vivian's Kitchen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hair Accessories - Ittybit's Body Care

                                   Hair Accessories by Scunci

A girl can never own too many head bands or clips.  I came across these great ones shopping one day.  I really like the silk patterned head band.   I long to see the day they make a pink hair clip  "sigh".   :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blog Update

It's been awhile since my last blog. I've been busy these past couple days needless to say.  But good things are brewing in the Ittybit Delights craft shop...I promise.  I'm currently working on my next blog giveaway and let's say I can't wait to get it posted! It's geared towards Valentine's day.  It should be done by this week so I can get it posted by Saturday.  I'm also working on some more exciting OOAK (one of a kind) jewelry pieces as well as adding some new handcrafted items to my shop that are non-jewelry related.   So stay tuned for all the fun and exciting things to come. 

Happy Crafting, 

Until my next blog...

'41 Willies Handcrafted Gingerbread Cookie - From Ittybit's Kitchen

This is a handcrafted '41 Willies Coupe that my husband and I designed for my father-in-law during Christmas time.  My husband designed a cookie cutter in the shape of a Willies for me. It measures 10" in length and 3 1/2" in height.   It's all gingerbread and we decorated it using thinned downed royal icing in shades of blue, black and gray.   My father-in-law (and mother-in-law) absolutely loved.   It took him a few days before he would indulge in his cookie.   How funny!  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Handcrafted Christmas Tree Cards

                                      Lots of goodies with Christmas Tree cards.

                                              Handcrafted Christmas Tree cards. 

                                                            Supplies used

I had fun creating these cards on my own. 

I used the following supplies: 
Silver scrap booking paper
Light purple scrap booking paper (not shown)
Purple swirly decorative scrap booking paper
Gray felt
White pom poms
Glue (Elmer's and a glue stick)
Silver paint (not shown)
Plaid Mini Pop Dots (peel and stick type) 

When I purchased the purple swirly paper I noticed it was a bit flimsy.  So I decided to get some light purple paper which has the same thickness as card stock and used a glue stick to adhere each piece together.   Now I had the thickness  I needed.  Next  I made a triangular template for both the small and large Christmas Trees.  I then traced a bunch of small and large trees onto the back of the light purple paper that I had just glued (using the glue stick not the Elmer's) to the swirly purple paper.  Then cut all those out.  Once I had a field of trees I set those to the side and started to cut the silver scrap booking paper to the sizes that I would need to accommodate for each large and small tree.  Once my cards were done I set those to the side and then started to cut out little gray felt rectangles for each tree.  Once I had my gray rectangles felt shapes done I put those to the side and then started to work on my pom poms with the silver paint.  I pretty much did the same thing that I did for the wreaths project.  I squeezed some silver paint into a plastic cup and rolled the white pom poms in them with my fingers until they were all coated.   I let the pom poms dry overnight.  Now I'm ready to assemble.  I started out by gluing (with Elmer's) each gray felt piece first.  Once I had all the gray felt rectangles glued I then started on my tress. I wanted to glue my gray pieces first so this would give me a better idea on where to position the tree.  I placed three mini pop dots (the peel and stick type) on each corner of the trees then positioned it onto the card.  I set all these to the side and the next day I used some glue (Elmer's) to attach the painted pom poms.  Viola!  Cards are finished.

These didn't take me long at all to do.  Plus they are OOAK (one of a kind) and each person that received one really enjoyed it!  

Happy Crafting, 
Until my next blog...

Ittybit Delight's Feature by Indie Craft Corner

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I received a wonderful feature from Indie Craft Corner.   To read more click on Ittybit Delights Feature by Indie Craft Corner.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Little Of This And That Giveaway

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Positively Whimsy is January's Winner. Check out her gorgeous shop on Etsy. Positively Whimsy


January Giveaway ~ Soap Cupcakes!

♥♥ Easy Entry to win these two Yummy White Chocolate Strawberry Soap Cupcakes ♥♥
These are a couple of my favorite soaps that I make. These are created with white glycerin soap. Scented with white chocolate and strawberry with a little soap butterfly on top! They smell wonderful. 
Enter today! If you are the winner you will receive two of these yummy cupcakes. They weigh 2.5 oz each. 

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment ♥ 1 Entry 

2. Visit one of my 4 shops (click ----->  1 or 2 or 3 or 4 and tell me what your favorite item is ♥♥ 2 Entries  

4. Mention my giveaway on your blog and send me a link. ♥♥♥♥ 4 Entries

Just make sure you leave me your email address or Etsy shop link in your posts so I can find you if you are the winner!! 

January 31st a winner will be selected on and announced during the first week of February 2011.

Ittybit Delight's Review by Burning Moon

                                  Burning Moon's Blog Link

I had the honor of working with Burning Moon as well as having a product review placed on her blog. To check out the Ittybit Delight's review click on this link