Tuesday, November 3, 2009

my new toy



The other day while meandering around Michaels, I noticed flocking powder for the very first time.



I applied it as I would glitter and like the subtle fuzzy layer it adds.



What other craft goodies am I still unaware of? Any favorites to share?

xo

62 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness Elyse...this is so cool! Oh well, now I'm going to have to buy some ~ I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me, and I love seeing your beautiful smiling face on your blog!! xxoo, Dawn

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I never knew, Elyse! That Martha has so many ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Janet Happy Girl said...

Wow that is really neat...now maybe I'll have to give it a try

Diane said...

Very cute accent to your creations, I have some vintage flock and have not used it yet, I'll have to try it out!
Hugs, Diane

Kathy said...

Hi Elyse... Gotta love that Martha and Michaels!!! I'll be picking some of that up for sure... Love your sweet cloths pins too...Have the best productive week ever!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Janean said...

su-weet clothespins! there's probably a hundred things to use this flocking powder on...i'm off to think about that! great blog!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Elyse leave it to you to find something so fun like flocking!! I know you will have 100 ideas for using this by the end of the week and can't wait to see what you come up with friend!!!

blessings
mary

stefanie said...

oooo, that looks fun!!!

Julie said...

Oooooh! Guess what I'm going to get tomorrow?! Lovely pins!

Sweetina said...

Very pretty and fascinating!
I'll need to pop in to Michael's soon!
Tinaxox

debi said...

OK, I'm headed to Michael's tomorrow! ooooh aaaaah

koralee said...

That is so cool....I really do love Martha...even though she gets critized now and again I think her products are wonderful!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh that sounds like fun! Can I come play?
Hugs

Catherine said...

i love your cloths pins ,i think i 'll take the idea!

Princess Of Pink said...

Those things are never ever available here DUH!!!! But love it.

Hugs

LiLi M. said...

I love it!!! But I cannot help you with any ideas. Most crafts materials over here are imported from the US, so by the time it gets here it is probably in the sales corner at Michaels'! Have a lovely day, here it is dark, it's raining cats and dogs!

Lori said...

i have been wanting to try that...i never seem to get to Michael's though...i bet it looks so pretty on your cottage clips!!!

alamodestuff said...

Oh, that is very cool. I used to use embossing powder a lot.

Hmmm....what can I flock?!

Cindy - shabbynsweet said...

Hi Elyse, just visiting from Rose Vine Cottage Two, love your blog. Everything is right up my alley. Love the flock. Don't think we can get that here is Oz. But i will be looking out for it.
Cindy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Flocking powder?! Oh boy! Thanks for telling us, Elyse! M was just telling about liquid laminate and I hadn't heard of that either.

One of my favorite "tools" to use is tacky glue but you've proabably heard of that. I will use it instead of hot glue if at all possible. Hot glue is too demanding of me- makes me move too fast when I'm just wanting to relax!

cupcake studio said...

I've never seen that either...looks awesome! Thanks for sharing it :)

Bethany said...

Hi Elyse, with the ever changing pretty hair, I think of you often when I'm at Michaels meandering around myself. I am so glad you discovered flocking powder. It's fun. I wonder if you've used crackle paint (of course you have) or embossing or distress powder? And I thought of you when I was checking out the microbeads, those are super fun and can be used like glitter too. I loved the little Halloween package you gave me, and have used most of the goodies already for projects, thank you! So thoughtful and fun.

Zuzu said...

Wow, Elyse - that looks beautiful!

The closest craftstore is a two-hour round trip for me, and I can't find 1/2 the goodies that I find on the net. Hubs & I made a trip to the city & Hobby Lobby (2 hrs. roundtrip) and I couldn't find glass glitter, Frenchy fabric, or Somerset Magazine. Sheesh! Thank goodness for the net!

BTW, the more I visit your blog, the more I'm thinking I need more robin's egg blue & pink. :)

Happy crafting!
Zuzu

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh! I did not know about this either Elyse!! How awesome!! I just love the feeling of vintage flocked wallpaper, I might have to get some of that! I think it is perfect for your cottage clips!!
Hugs,
Amy

Maryjane~Sweet Sassy Sadie Lee's Granddaughter said...

Hello Sweet Elyse! I have never heard of that! It gives a pretty finish! Your photos are wonderful dear!

Have a nice day sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Barb said...

Elyse, since you're enjoying the flock, I have the feeling you may like Flower Soft too. A friend gave me a jar of it and I love the dimension it adds to my cardmaking. It makes my stamped flowers look so real. Flower Soft and Martha's paper punches are my newest toys!

Nany said...

About a year ago i by flocking powder in white.. because a friend of mine use it in christmas card swap for Santa beard...it looks really nice.. Yes I buy it but never use it...Surely I need to get some ideas....

fairiemoon said...

Elyse, these are great photos. I love the close-ups. Very delicious indeed!
Erin :)

Ana said...

Hi Elyse,
Flocking powder! I love it. So many cool crafting things out there to try. I can spend hours at Michaels just walking up and down the isles looking at all the neat crafting stuff. It is my toy store. Your cloths pins look so pretty. Have a great day.

Hugs,
♥Ana

maría cecilia said...

Hello Elyse, your blog is OH SO LOVELY!!!!!! You´ve got a new fan!!! Love, love all your posts!!
María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica

Atelier de Charo said...

Muy lindos los ganchitos!!!
Cariños
Charo

Julie Harward said...

Very pretty and nice product..I love Michaels and Roberts...why do they have men names by the way?! Have fun with it and come say hi :D

tales from an oc cottage said...

No way! Like the flock on those cool old greeting cards! Be still my glittery heart!

m ^..^

aimee said...

those are so pretty! my fave are the ink chalk markers. love to use them.
blessings,
aimee

Bottega Veneta said...

Great!

Bottega Veneta said...

Great!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Now, that's a hot tip....I'm going to check it out. I've never even noticed it before.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I haven't purchased any of the "Martha" craft products yet. Not that I've made any crafts recently! But from the looks of things, she's come out with some great stuff!
Brenda

C. C. said...

Hi Elyse!

I sure like your flocking powder! You always do such nice work!

C. C.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

See what you have done! Now I have to go gets some right now!! Thanks for sharing this info, I'm so glad you liked your chain swap goodies! I just added you to my blog roll! Hugs, Kimberly aka PARIS RAGS

Julie Ann said...

Ooooh- flocking is one of my favorites!! So glad you found and love it too!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a great trick! I've never seen flocking powder, it looks so pretty on your project. I'll have to give it a try.

blushing rose said...

WOW! I love them ... how great a change!

TTFN ~ Marydon
Giveaway ~ go to Nov. 1st post if you haven't entered.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Love that, I will have to run over there and get some of that, it's so much fun....can't wait to use it.
xo Lidy

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse,
No, I wasn't aware of flocking powder. I just recently discovered Martha Stewart craft products, and I really like what I have seen. Your clothespins are the sweetest. Thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Sweet autumn blessings to you! Vicki

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Elyse! I love flocking powder! I have used it in cardmaking with my rubber stamps for years! I love to use brown flock powder on a teddybear stamped image for the fuzzy wuzzy cuddly wuddly look! I also love using the white for Santa's beard and mustache! There are so many fun uses for that. I have long given up on trying to keep up with all the new, fun, and innovative craft ideas! I don't have enough time in a year to do it all!

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello today! I really appreciate that!

Hey! You know what? I am so sad that my "Treasured Blogger" animated button from you isn't working right now! I really miss it's pretty image with the sweet smoke curling up from the chimneytop of the cottage! I wonder what happened.

Little Pink Studio said...

I just picked up a few bottles of this too. I have previously used the flocking powders by Doodlebug, but Martha has some wonderful colors! I hope I will like it as much as the others I have used.
Have you tried playing with glass beads instead of glass glitter? I am going to have those soon.
I also liked Martha's tinsel glitter!
Love new toys.
:)
xo, Cerri

Jeanneoli said...

Don't you just love finding new crafting supplies???

michelle said...

I am so glad you visited me so that I could come over and visit you! Love the flocking powder!

Claire said...

The Martha Stewart shelf is one of my favorites in Michaels! By the way, I gave you a shout-out on my blog today :)

icandy... said...

Flocking... ahhh! It adds such a sweet, soft touch to everything, especially your precious creations!
I know, right? What was up with that last post? I meant to, it was late, and thought... nevermind! Teehee!
oxoxox

maría cecilia said...

Hi Elyse, thank you for dropping by my blog... your spanish is very good!!
Cariños
María Cecilia

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Flocking powder?? Is that what God used on sheep? Leave it to you to find something to make things even MORE cute!! ♥

Couture de Papier said...

Pretty!
Happy Pink Saturday!

LillySue said...

How fun! Now I just need more storage space for more supplies!
Blessings~LillySue

Amy C said...

whaaaaaa I didnt know about flocking powder - I am off to Michaels its going to be dangerous.....
Thank you
x

Amy C said...

I love how you decorated the pins with sweet little snippets of pretty paper, so lovely.

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

CONGRATS on expanding your potential customer base; good marketing strategy! I've always admired your decorated clothes pins...taking something so simple and creating something so unique! Best to you with the new shop.

Its So Very Cheri said...

OH Elyse I think I might need some flocking powder.

Cheri

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh yes, I just bought some of this TOO!!! Isn't it wonderful? I was thinking how nice it would be to add to hand made cards... especially at Christmas and Easter.

Martha is the best! Everytime I think she might be going downhill... she comes right back with a bang. DId you see the glittered photo corners? I am so buying those next. lol!!

xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to look for that! I love all of your great ideas!

pinkstilettos said...

Love your blog! I am going to have to try the flocking powder myself. I have those michael coupons you find online, so this would be a great time to use it! Thanks for sharing. Daisy~