Thursday, April 17, 2008

Personalized Children's Wallhangings...




So, this is a peek at something I have done (mostly as gifts) for years. From time to time I will set up a little booth at a craft show and offer my wares and these, what I like to call NAMESAKES, are featured along with handmade soaps, jewelry, painted gourds and other musings from this mom who never sleeps! HAHA

My husband will kill me for doing this as he is not sure WHY I act on EVERY single idea that pops into my head...children's books, freelance writing, RELAY FOR LIFE, teaching children's church, sub-contract work for Children & Youth, volunteering at school, etc. You all know the drill...I am positive I wouldn't find a reader who doesn't feel like she DOES IT ALL...it's just the nature of the beast...this "gig" we call 'MOMMYHOOD!'

So, here is my newest idea:
I am thinking about having someone design a website for me to sell my NAMESAKES as well as a line of greeting cards that would benefit pediatric cancer in some way. Children have always been my passion, so whether I am painting a mural, teaching a class or writing a book, I live to celebrate them in everything I do! That's the kind of website I am thinking of...I am also throwing around the idea of having other artists sell their wares on my site as well! Just a small project, right? Shhhhh. Don't tell Ken!

Any web designers out there that want to help me out with this? Send me an email with your ideas.

Any makers of quality items that celebrate children, contact me, too.

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi I just wandered into your blog while browsing and you sound just like my husband...got all these ideas brewing up there. I love it!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

I would love to sell necklaces at your new website. I'd be happy to design some child-themed one's or even some Cancer Sucks or High-Five Your Still Alive one's (see Mimi's blog for today). Let me know. Wish I could help out with the webdesign....sorry I suck at that. Heather

LaskiGal said...

LOVE it!!! What a great idea! WONDERFUL cause, too!!! I'll buy. Heck, I can be mighty crafty!

You need to start with an Etsy store until you launch!

BTW, "My husband will kill me for doing this as he is not sure WHY I act on EVERY single idea that pops into my head." I HEAR ya!!! Our husbands would have a lot in common.

nomi said...

I'll donate some custom boutique outfits if that'll help! And I won't tell your husband, if you won't tell mine that I spent another 50 bucks on fabric today!

The Journey Begins Here said...

You are a riot. It's a good thing you are an hour a way...my husband couldn't handle a friend who is too much like me. He calls it the band wagon...always on a new one.

I love your ideas and can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Love T

Tracy said...

Oh man, how I wish I were crafty!!! I would love to make crafty things to sell on your website. But unfortunately for me, I am not crafty. Fortunately for you, that just means that I will be buying A LOT of things off of your site.
I can't wait!
And I will start by buying three of the namesakes. They are so cute!

Tracy said...

I also wanted to say that I am so in awe of your selflessness. The fact that you want to sell your things to benefit pediatric cancer children instead of lining your pocket just proves that you're wonderful!

Julie said...

OH....I would LOVE to get Namesakes for my kids!! Count me in.

I can't do web design, so I can't help out there, but I can make really cute burp rags, and I'd be happy to make/sell some if that would help.

AlaneM said...

Those are so cute!!! I bet it would be a good seller - hope you find someone to help you!!

Manic Mom said...

OK, I adore them! I am envisioning a MANIC MOMMY wall hanging!!! I can commission you, can't I???

HRH said...

Those are super cute. My boys would go crazy over the first one.

Wani said...

Love the canvas paintings you did! Here's a link to the ones I (mostly my mom) did for my boys' room!

http://wanibug.blogspot.com/2008/02/vision-in-plaid.html

Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle - I too love the Namesakes. The Noah's ark themed one made me pause, because my daughter's name is Gracelyn =)

I would be interested in participating in this endeavor. Please e-mail me at mappes@tds.net (you and I corresponded, back during the "cheese fundraiser" for JuJu).

Blessings!
Kim Mappes