Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Etsy Treasury: Chevron Love

We are a sucker for beautiful, bright chevrons.

If you ever need a great way to add some fun personality to your life, add a chevron. It's just the perfect way to add a pop of color, which you know we love. So, to celebrate our favorite pattern, we decided to whip up a little treasury to show off some other amazing Etsy items that we have our eyes on.

'Chevron Love' by DeBoop

iPhone 5 Case Chevron iPhone...

Knuckle Ring Set of 3 Handma...

Slouchy Black and White Chev...

Modern chevron elephant pill...

Chevron Paper Straws

NAILED IT DECALS: 1 Sheet of...

Handmade navy and white chev...

16x16 Chevron State Burlap P...

Party Bunting Flags Chevron ...

Set of 3 Chevron Elastic Hea...

Cute Large Chevron Pattern -...

Premier Prints Table Runner-...

Flower Bursts with Chevron Z...

Chevron letters, Bridesmaids...

Chevron Dachshund Door Hange...

Chevron Large Wooden Forks, ...
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Aren't these items just gorgeous?! Guess we better start saving up our pretty pennies, because we are in love!

Which item is your favorite in the mix?
What type of pattern do you dream about?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DeBoop Shop is Now Open!

Can you believe it? It's finally here!

The day we've (okay, maybe just us) all been waiting for, our Etsy shop grand opening. If only you could see the adorable grin on my mom's face right now. Trust me, it's precious!

Since the day that starts it all is finally here, we decided to have a little celebration. For the next week, if you place an order of $10 or more in our shop, you can use code GRANDOPENING15 to receive 15% off your order. 

So head on over to shop.deboopshop.com (or click the tab above) and take advantage of this discount on some goodies!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Vol. 1

We've got a lot of work cut out for us over the next few weeks. Pictures to take. Products to make. Words to write (blog posts and product descriptions). Let's just say that we are very glad there are 2 sets of hands working on our Grand Opening.

Over the last week, I've been busy taking pictures while Nell has been ordering more ribbon and putting the finishing touches on some of our favorite fobs. Since I've been spending a lot of time with our little photo shoot set up, I thought it was time to give you a little sneak peek behind the scenes of DeBoop Shop.

Two foam boards. A few pieces of masking tape. A Samsung DV150F camera on top of a tiny tripod. Sometimes you don't need a fancy set up to take some good pictures, which is a great thing for new shop on a tiny budget.

We just love what you can do with a small photography budget! Not too shabby, eh? Now I better get back to the pictures.

If you want to see some more sneak peeks, be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

What does your photo shoot setup look like?

Let's share our best (budget-friendly) photo tips.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blog Share: A Call for Blogs

Months ago, we asked for you guys to share a bit with us and link your blogs. It's been a while since we asked, and we want to fill more spots in our blog reader, so we are asking again. With something a little different.This time we are actually doing a link up of everyone's blogs.

So let's connect and get to know each other better. Just add a link to your blog's About page in the nifty little widget below. And be sure to check out some of the other awesome blogs linking up with us. Leave a comment if you feel so inclined, or just follow them. Who knows? You could just meet your next blog BFF from this! It's pretty much how Kelly met her friend, Amanda.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thank you, Veterans and families!

While we are all out with our friends and family, enjoying a cookout or two, let's not forget why we get today off. Be sure to thank all the veterans, and their families, for serving our country. And take a moment to remember those who are no longer with us.

We want to take a special moment to thank all the veterans and families, from the DeBoop Shop girls!

Friday, May 23, 2014

DeBoop Shop Update: Vol. 1

Minions Key Fob (will be available in our shop)

Chances are you noticed that, until Wednesday, we were rather silent on the blog. Social media period, for that matter. I bet you would like an explanation to our whereabouts, so here goes:

Fall/Winter 2013

As usual, Nell was swamped with craft fair appearances. We originally hoped to launch our shop during this time, but it was hard to keep up with the supply + demand of these shows. It wouldn't be fair to all the amazing Etsy shoppers if we didn't give our shop opening our all, so we decided to postpone the launch until early 2014.

Winter/Spring 2014

Nell had an unfortunate accident, which severely limited what all we could do. While some crafters can get by with a broken foot, seamstresses just aren't one of them. Especially when it's your sewing pedal foot.

Spring/Summer 2014

We are super excited to share that this mother-daughter team is healthy (knocks on wood) and our schedule isn't quite as action packed as this time last year. So it's probably life telling us that this is the perfect time to get down to business and have that amazing Grand Opening that we've been dreaming of for the past year.

So, without further ado, we are very proud to announce that the offical DeBoop Shop will be launching on June 18. Mark those calendars for some great deals!

P.S. If you are interested in helping us spread the word about our launch or hosting a giveaway on your blog, please email DeBoop Shop. We are currently looking for opportunities to work with some amazing bloggers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Craft of the Month: Button Storage

I bet any craft addict gets called a hoarder at some point in their life. We stock up on supplies, even more so when there are great sales, and things just start to pile up quicker than we know. And sometimes it can get a little out of control, especially when you are starting your own crafty business.

You know the quickest way to turn a borderline hoarding situation into a collection? Well, besides getting rid of it. Put it on display, in an organized way of course!

While Nell is busy getting things ready for your pretty little hands, I've been given the task to find some storage options for all our supplies. And let me tell you, it can be a pretty tough job when you have as much crafting supplies as we do. The best thing to do it pick one place to start and let that momentum take you further.

Button Storage

I have always had a thing for buttons, which I know comes from all the very fond memories of Nell's button stash when I was little. When she was working on a sewing project, you could often find me close by putting them on as jewelry or on the hunt to find the most beautiful button of them all. So when I was looking for a place to start, I picked the one sewing notion that made me the happiest: our buttons.

I found some inpiration here:

via The Crafty Mummy
via Crafts Unleashed

I decided to follow my own favorite organization advice and went with a storage option that served many purposes: decor, organization and re-purpose.

We had quite a few glass jars waiting to be used, so I got my hands a little dirty (colorful is more like it) and ended up with these beauties:

If you want to make tinted button jars of your very own, check out Kelly's DIY on her blog.

What is your best tip for the perfect storage option?
How are you currently storing your button collection?