Art & Craft

‘Stache Bash Extravaganza – Updated!

By Annie Holland / August 23, 2013

Most of you probably don’t remember that a couple of months ago I wrote on Annie’s Art Book Facebook page that my daughter decided to have a mustache birthday party. I was really hoping that she will choose this theme since I’ve been dying to make mustache crafts. I jumped right on the task (…

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Rhapsody in Blue

By Annie Holland / March 13, 2013

I am delighted to show you my latest hat design. When the customer approached me earlier we were discussing hats in black, white and teal as a combination. These are the designs I came up with for her:       However, upon closer inspection of the pictures, I realized that the color of the dress my…

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Derby Season in the Air

By Annie Holland / March 5, 2013

I love Derby season! You know that in the past I wrote about the hat show that I participated in, and I’ve been making hats on and off, but this hat is special. I love, love, love the dress that my customer chose! I love the color even more! Imagine my surprise, when I found…

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Woodburned Jewelry- Bracelets/Bangles

By Annie Holland / January 22, 2013

That’s right! I never thought I will be saying this, but making jewelry was kind of fun. I always tried to stay aside from the jewelry business and I was very apprehensive to dab into it. However, just seeing these unfinished bangles made out of wood, I knew I had to try. My main idea…

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Message in a bottle OR bouquet of pencils?

By Annie Holland / January 20, 2013

Today I’ll talk about two romantic movies that gave me the idea for Valentine’s day gifts for my Etsy shop. Both movies are old, but they still hold their romantic charm that a really good movie doesn’t lose with time. The first one is Message in a Bottle.Chances are you have either given someone a…

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Valentine’s day Gift sets

By Annie Holland / January 18, 2013

Do you know what is the biggest issue I have with Valentine’s day? Time!!! I never ever have enough of that and around Valentine’s day, because my semester starts a little before that, is even worse. So, I have ton of gift sets to show you, I just hope I can find the time to…

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Christmas tree ornament tradition

By Annie Holland / December 15, 2012

Since the very first Christmas Alex and I spent together we decided to create our own family tradition and each year buy a single Christmas tree ornament. A  couple of days before Christmas the whole family goes out and picks up that ornament that we hang on Christmas day. Our Christmas tree might not look…

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The spirit of Christmases past

By Annie Holland / December 12, 2012

I was thinking today how we used to celebrate Christmas when I was little and I was going for a completely different angle than what this post became. As a matter of fact I had to go back and rewrite the beginning, since the post kind of took on a life of its own. Thinking…

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Advent Calendar

By Annie Holland / November 27, 2012

Ever since I started preparing items for my Etsy Store I was toying with the idea to include an Advent Calendar in the list. My biggest issue was that I could not find a wooden item that didn’t look flimsy. I wanted something sturdy, something that would last for a long time and could be…

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By Annie Holland / November 18, 2012

While I was looking through my old picture stash I found these and I wanted to share. There aren’t that many people who agreed to pose for me through the years, so these are definitely special. I rarely draw people. I don’t know why, maybe because it is too time consuming, too frustrating if the…

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