Friday, October 30, 2009


This is the first in a series of how-to's for DIY holiday gifts! With the holidays fast approaching many of us are feeling the strain of the economy and trying to figure out more economical alternatives to gift giving. These options will not only allow you to save money but also give someone a personal gift that you will be proud to say you did on your own. So without further ado our first DIY project is Felted Soap!

This idea was given to me by Family Fun Magazine. Materials you will need for this project:
  • Wool batting or roving
  • Round or oval bar of soap
  • Pantyhose

How to's:

  1. Pull, don't cut, tufts of wool fiber from your batting or roving. Spread them out in several thin, crisscrossing layers about twice as large as your bar of soap. (Oval or round soaps work best.)
  2. Wrap the bar with the wool layers so that it's entirely covered. Add a stripe in a contrasting color, if desired.
  3. To keep the wool in place, put the wrapped bar in the toe of a pair of pantyhose.
  4. Dip the wrapped bar into a bowl of hot water.
  5. Gently pat the wool all over the bar. When suds start appearing, remove the bar from the hose.
  6. Continue to gently pat and squeeze the wool over the bar. Dip it in the hot water when it gets too sudsy.
  7. To see if the wool is completely felted, try the pinch test: if the fibers easily separate from the bar of soap, it's not done. When the felt feels solid, rinse the bar in cold water, squeeze it in a towel, and set it aside. The wool will shrink up a bit more as it dries.

Now if you aren't adventurous enough to try this project or you just like to buy from some fabulous artisans than may we suggest a few of our favorite etsians!





Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Earrings

Some of our new earrings... the first collage is so new it hasn't even been listed yet! Just a little preview for our fabulous readers! Still to come necklaces. Check out the shop, we are at 100 listings and aren't even done yet. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Hairpins

Just listed....Hairpins!! Come in sets of two and three. Perfect for the young or the young at heart! These sweet little bobbies are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Perfect for holding those in transition bangs back or to breathe a little life back into an old standby outfit.

Next to come earrings!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rings and Craft Fair

Meet our newest additions...RINGS! I spent the last two days photographing, editing and listing these guys and I am glad to say that is done and I even sold two of them already! :) Here are a few of my favorites, but you can view them all in my shop.

These are a few pictures from my first craft fair (please excuse the was in a gym). I had a great time and I feel like my first craft fair was a pretty big success. Hopefully next time I go to a craft fair it will be Amanda and I from Dawn Correspondence putting together a table.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


But so worth it!!! I had the pleasure of being included in the Steward School Spartafest Bazaar the last three days and I had a wonderful time. Sales were good, especially for a first timer. I did come home with a good bit of inventory that I will keep me busy for the next week photographing. I also met some very fabulous people this weekend including my new wonderful friend Amanda from Dawn Correspondence. Amanda and her mom, Rhonda, kept me entertained for the three days and I am so glad I made such a wonderful new business connection and friend. I am hoping that in the future there will be some collaborating going on between us. :) Well, I am beat and ready for bed. I will be sure to post some pictures of the booth as well as some pictures of the new items including....rings and sweet hairpins!!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Winner Is.....

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Congratulations Marian!!!
Be sure to check your email or blog soon, I will be in contact with :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Birthday Present

I got lots and lots of Happy Birthday wishes this weekend and I wanted to thank everyone for them. I also got a WONDERFUL birthday surprise...I'm going to be an aunt again!!!!! :) I can't wait to meet my wonderful niece or nephew come June! Congratulations Jason and Jenny!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Giveaway Celebration

It's almost been a year now since we have been in business and we are loving every minute of it, thanks to all of our wonderful customers! So to celebrate the big day we are going to giveaway a $31 gift certificate this month! Yes, I said $31, that is not a typo. Not only is our 1 year anniversary coming up on the 8th but my birthday is on the 9th and you guessed it...I will be 31! So what would be more fitting than a $31 gift certificate. :)

So now the details on how to win! *First go visit our shop on etsy, Ella Scott Jewels, and either tell us your favorite item in our shop OR tell us what you would like to see in it, this is mandatory. Please be sure to leave some sort of contact information when you are leaving your comment so we can contact you.

*For a second entry follow our blog and leave us a comment letting us know.

*For a third entry blog or tweet about our giveaway and leave a link showing us you did so.

*This giveaway will end at midnight EST on October 14th. Best of luck to everyone and thanks for making our first year so FABULOUS!!

(Fine print - Gift Certificate comes in the form of a credit(this is the easiest solution with etsy). Once you have decided on the item(s) you would like contact us and we will make a special listing just for you and give you instructions on what to do from there. Gift Certificate expires October 31, 2010. )