Project Wonderland

Project Wonderland is an up and coming online shop. Here I want to share my crafty experiences and my business plans, goals, and sucesses. Currently I can be found at and I have my own website in the works.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

New Bracelets!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Featured Shop- Soap

Obviously, in a shop named soap, you expect to find well, soap. You will find soap and so much more. Aside from soap look for “No sugar daddy needed” sugar body scrub, lip balm and gloss, solid and roll on perfume, natural deodorant, lotion, and a few other goodies. Almost everything is offered in a large variety of scents. I have to say the variety of products and scents is mind boggling, in a good way. You will want to try everything. I know I do. Luckily, this was already thought of and there are combo packs and gift box sets available.

*Pictured above- Pumpkin Pie Vegan Handmade Cold Process Soap

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Been Busy!

Yeah, I've been busy, really busy. This semester is going to be tough. I can't believe it is only the end of the third week. I just don't remember ever having this much homework. I guess I should have expected it, considering this is my last year. The good news is I'm gaining a lot of organizational and time management skills. I'm also learning I can't do everything. I have to split my time between project wonderland, school, work, and fun. I think it will a challenge, but what isn't. I'm just happy it is Thursday. Thursday is the end of my school week, yeah! I finally got to take pictures of some pieces I made last weekend. I listed one on etsy. I think I'm going to list every other day. I'd like to list something every day, but every other seems more realistic to me. I'm also cutting back on featuring shops. Instead of Monday and Thursday I am only going to do Monday. I'm just too excited on Thursday. I just want to go in my craft room and create. Speaking of which....I'm going to head off now to do just that.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Featured Shop: Emily Riley

Emily Riley
I would describe her style as clean, smooth, and elegant. Her shop is full of beautiful handmade jewelry, baby blankets, and a few baby hats. She is also selling some sewing patterns. I want to start with the jewelry. The first time I browsed through her shop these caught my eye. I love them! They are absolutely stunning. Those colors just go so well together. You’ll notice she has an eye for color. I also love her color choices for the baby blankets. This is my favorite. All of the baby blankets are one of a kind and made of chenille with satin binding. They are fabulous. If you want to see more of her amazing work, check out her shop.
**Be sure and get over there before October 31, to receive a free pair of earring with any order over $10!**

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Featured Shop: The Dreamy Giraffe

The Dreamy Giraffe
I don’t even know where to start, I have so much I want to say. KJ, the women behind The Dreamy Giraffe is amazingly talented. She has a very unique style. I love that I know it is her work before I even look at the name. I believe this is my favorite piece. It is a one of a kind painting using acrylic paint on wood titles “Me & The Sea.” I adore the big sad eyes. They just pull you in. KJ is not just a painter. She also has other talents. Check out her Dreamy Hybrids (lovable stuffed creatures.) This one is my favorite, I think. It is so hard to pick a favorite when they are all so cute! If you want to know more about The Dreamy Giraffe check out her website and if you want to shop check out her etsy shop, you know you want to!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Featured Shop: Sew Easy Creations

How could you not love a shop that has an item as cute as this in it? His name is Rojo and he is made of soft fleece with sewnon features and button eyes. Did I mention he is adorable?

You find a lot more at Sew Easy Creations than monsters. Check out these adorable baby booties. You’ll have to look at their shop to see the other baby booties. They also make dolls, puppets, book fobs and my personal favorite dish soap bottle aprons and patterns to make them. That is such a clever idea. I suggest checking the shop often, I don’t think we’ve seen all this mother-daughter duo can do!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Need Some Arm Candy?

I do. Come on, what girl couldn't use a little arm candy? The newest item in my etsy shop is my arm candy bracelet. I love this bracelet. Actually I love it so much I made one for myself. I just think it is so cute and simply. It is a base metal bracelet with embellishments that look like valentine candy hearts secured on it. I love the name too. It is fun, just like the bracelet. Ok I'll stop gushing about it now, lol. I'm just excited because this is the first thing I made and listed all week.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Featured Shop:

John Clark @ Etsy

If you haven't seen this shop, you need to check it out. His style is unique and enticing. The piece to the right is one of favorites and shows how luring his work can be. It is a portrait drawn on a page of a mystery novel. The words "He never cared. He's made his own hell." are left uncovered. I think this brings the picture to life, gives it a story. Another favorite of mine is his portrait of Bettie Page drawn of a page of a mystery novel. The words “the saint couldn't quit" are left uncovered. I’m a huge Bettie Page fan, so naturally, I love it, but I love the words too. They give it that little something extra. This is just a sample of what you’ll find at Check it out, you sure to find something that intrigues you.

Etsy Shops

Ever since I've found Etsy I've been in love with the site. I always knew I would be a buyer there but at first I wasn't sure if I wanted to sell there or not. I really wanted my own site. Eventually I came to realize I may never get around to setting up my own site. So I set up my etsy shop. My sales have been low, but I'm not complaining. I love it there. The best thing about etsy is the community there. I have learned so much from the buyer and sellers there and been exposed to so much creativity it is almost overwhelming. I wanted to give something back. Starting later tonight I am going to feature Etsy Shops on my blog. Every Monday and Thursday I will feature a new shop. I have a list of shops that I am going to feature. Anyone who is interested that I haven't heard from yet send me a convo on etsy or email me at Everyone deserves their moment! This gives me something to write about and other sellers a chance to shine. A big thanks to everyone who responded and wants to be featured, everyone who shared their blogs, and everyone who started featuring shops before me and inspired me to do the same. Check back later for today's featured shop!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I survived!

Today I started 2 of my 5 classes for the semester. I got a peak at what I’m in for this semester, and let me tell you it is not pretty. It is better than I expect though. My developmental psych class is not focused on infants and children. I have taken 2 developmental classes that focus on infants and children and I wasn’t looking forward to another one. Luckily, this class is geared toward adolescences, adulthood, middle life, and end of life. My clinical psych class seems interesting and not as difficult as I thought it would be. This semester 4 out of my 5 classes are 3 hour once a week. I have never had a schedule that consisted mostly of classes that were once a week. So far, it looks like this semester is going to be a lot of work, but nothing unmanageable. I hope I still have the same outlook at the end of the week.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Classes start tomorrow!

I’m starting my senior year at Penn State Beaver. I’m not ready. It seems like the first day always sneaks up on you. You know it is coming, but you’re never ready for it. At least the is how it is for me. I wondering how it is going to be with school, a part time job, and trying to get Project Wonderland together. I’m by no means complaining. I knew what I was getting into when I started this. I always get anxious the day before classes start and this year I have even more to wonder about. I always want to know what is going to happen before it happens, and life just doesn’t work that way. I want to know who is my classes, what we are going to learn, how much books are going to cost, is Project Wonderland going to be successful, how will I do at the markets this fall (I plan to sell at farmers markets on the weekend through the fall and winter), will the up coming holiday season increase my sales, how cold will it be this winter, how much snow will we get, and a million other things. I’m a planner. You can't really plan what you don’t know what lies ahead. Everyday I have a to do list, I might not get it all done but I have the list. I’m just rambling. Oh yeah…the picture is of some bracelets I made this weekend. The domino one is my favorite.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Only 24 Hours of Free Shipping Left!

There are only 24 hours left to take advantage of my free shipping offer! I updated my shop four times tonight. I wanted to do it earlier but my camera batteries always die at the most incontinent times. I have a few more items that I’m going to list tomorrow, so keep checking back. You never know when you’ll find something new.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Free Shipping All Weekend

In celebration of Labor Day Weekend, and the unofficial end of summer I’m offering free domestic and international shipping from Friday the 1st to Monday the 4th. This is my last weekend before classes start, so I'll be using this time to my advantage and making a lot of new jewelry and accesories. Check back through out the weekend, I'll be updating often.