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Plug boards are a great way to increase traffic to your website, and we highly recommed setting aside a couple of hours a month to plug. And the best part of plugging is that it is FREE!
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The Old Glory Company would like to share this free pattern with our readers. Please visit their site for more wonderful grungy patterns. They are also having a Trick or Treat Giveaway going on and have new Fall Patterns available.
To access the Grungy Pumpkin Head Scarecrow click on this link.
The Grubby Doll Look
“Grubby” is the word I kept hearing around the craft circuit. To me grubby meant grimy. So I decided to get to the bottom of this and find out the big deal with grubbing a doll and what it really meant in crafters terms. So I decided to ask a fellow crafter “What Is Grubby? To my surprise I found out that it’s another word for aged or old and that it gives your dolls that dirty look. Now at first I thought to myself “Why would I want to make my dolls look dirty”. Then I did a few of my dolls and realized they are not really dirty looking but a bit more primitive.
So to get “The Grubby Doll Look”, you can use a tea mixture, coffee or Walnut Ink. I decided to go with Walnut Ink, since I seem to drink too much coffee or tea to keep any left over for my dolls.
Where do you purchase Walnut Ink? Try various craft sites and also E-bay sells them. Now this does not mean to go out and make all your dolls look grubby, has you may or may not like the look. Trust me; I was skeptical in the beginning so it’s best to start out with 1-2 dolls at a time.
Once you have grubbed up a few dolls, try selling them at your next craft show. This is a great way to introduce a new doll to your customers and also find out if they are acceptable. It is always good to test your market before going overboard with a new product.
Now of course I don’t listen to my own advice and have done well with making these sort of dolls. I even sold a few on Ebay. So if you decide to jump in and just go nuts with making grubby dolls, remember I warned you.
Also know that each target market area is different and some people may not know what grubby is so be prepared to answer the question “What is Grubby”.
Author: Talena Bacon email@example.com
Bio: © 2008 –All Rights Reserved~~~Talena Bacon is the owner of Sew Cute Dolls & More and Mulberry Creek Mercantile She is a doll maker, pattern designer and advertising specialist. Talena specializes in Primitive/Country dolls, home décor and low-cost advertising for all businesses. http://www.sewcutedolls.com http://www.mulberrycreekmercantile.com
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Old Fashioned Rag Balls
by Mary Roberson
Ragballs are fun and easy to make! They look great displayed in Mason Jars or in Baskets, Bowls and Small Buckets. Add them inside a Glass Mason Jar Lamp instead of Rosehips, or in addition to your Fixins, for a unique twist!
Click here for directions on making Old Fashion Rag Balls.