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Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Clay Items

Working back and fourth on clay and crochet, I created these lovely, new items for my etsy shop.  All of which have been uploaded.  Stop by my etsy shop for these new items.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Preparation

The five polymer clay tags that I created have been completed with crochet ribbon and have been shipped out today.  Now, my focus is new fall tags, knit and crochet scarves, and updating my etsy shop.  I'm back on polymer clay at Sow's Ear Studio, so stay tuned for new photos from tags, knit, crochet, and more.
Here's a new, spooky, polymer clay tag that I've created for etsy.  It's a sparkling red skull with liquid polymer clay, and straw for tying. 

Just to let you know, if you need crochet ribbon, let me know ahead of time.  I need 3-4 days to complete crochet ribbon. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

What Is A Pretty Presentation Makes?

A Pretty Presentation Makes Art.
A Pretty Presentation Knits.
A Pretty Presentation Crochets.
A Pretty Presentation Cooks.
A Pretty Presentation Travels.
A Pretty Presentation Makes Tags.
That's pretty much what sums up A Pretty Presentation Makes.  Same stuff, great new title.

Countdown To Christmas 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Save The Date

October Fest is approaching quickly.  I'll be selling my handcrafted items such as tags, brooches, knit and crochet items, and more.  A blog post with photos and more will follow.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: My 1st Christmas

It's amazing of what you find when cleaning your house.  Looking through old photographs, I came across this photograph of my 1st Christmas.  The memories of where we 1st lived.

Only In America: Brooks And Dunn

Wrap Your Gifts In Style

Monday I made my first big sale on my etsy shop.  The customer requested crochet ribbon for two of the tags she purchased.  I thought to myself, what a great way to wrap a gift.  I'm currently working crochet ribbon samples that will be placed on my etsy shop.  These are the first two that I've placed on my etsy shop for $9 a piece. 

Please Take A Moment Of Silence

Monday, September 8, 2014


I'm so happy to say that this is my first big sale since I opened A Pretty Presentation on July 8th.  These tags are the most amazing thing in the world for gift giving and much more.  More tags and fall items are in the works.  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Inspirational Saturday

It's been a while since I posted for inspirational saturday, so here's my inspiration for today.  I had to stop at the store to get a few things and decided to get this magazine for some fall ideas.  This magazine is loaded with great ideas.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Reached 100

Thanks for the likes, comments, and support from A Pretty Presentation's fan page on facebook.  Keep the likes, comments, and more coming, Thank you!

Supply Run

It's getting to be that time of the year again where I pull out the yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hook.  I've been meaning to stop to Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies, get ideas, and be inspired.  I started working with cotton yarn, and I needed to pick up some more to get going on this new scarf I'm creating.  I've also been researching on how to make polymer clay candle jars and making my own candles.  So I grabbed a photo or two to write on my blog today of what I was researching.  Soy and palm candles are in the works and will be sold on my etsy shop, as well as Sow's Ear Studio.  Summer is almost coming to an end and I'm trying to make the most of it before the bad weather brews.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Team: A Pretty Presentation

Not only am I'm a business, I'm a team now as well.  Sunday August 31, 2014, I created a new team, A Pretty Presentation.  This team reflects on art of all kinds, ranging from knit, crochet, beach décor, country décor, polymer clay to just name a few.  Join the team on Facebook and Etsy today.  I'm looking forward to meeting you as fellow artists and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.  Simply stop by Facebook or Etsy and type in A Pretty Presentation.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Birthday Trip To Bolton Landing And Lake George, New York

Ever since moving back in with mom and dad, we've been taking a trip to Bolton Landing and Lake George, New York For my birthday.  We have lots of fun walking around looking at the shops, places, and after Bolton Landing, we take a trip to Lake George to stop by our favorite restaurant, The Log Jam.  Mom, dad and I had a blast and we look forward to it every year.  These are the photos that were taken on our trip yesterday.           

Friday, August 29, 2014

Polymer Clay Tags By A Pretty Presentation

New And Improved

As I'm working on these polymer clay tags and researching how to wrap gifts for all occasions, I'm learning a lot of things as I move along.  I'd like to welcome a new and improved way to wrap polymer clay tags for all occasions.  This is my be my valentine tags.  I've been retaking photos for the boxes and updating the box photos for etsy as I go along.  I'm sorry I didn't realize this sooner, but I'm glad I discovered this technique before I created more. 
                            Just to inform everyone, I created a monthly newsletter blog.  Stop by and see my new monthly newsletter blog.  I've realized that these other newsletter websites are confusing and I would rather write up a quick newsletter about A Pretty Presentation. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Three Ways To Wrap Artist Tags

For the last three weeks, I've been propping, staging, and photographing all of my polymer clay tags.  I've come up with three ways to wrap my artists tags "Handmade With Love" tags.  These are the three ways to wrap my artist tags.  With summer coming to an end, and fall on it's way, I thought it would be best to show you the fall tag.  I chose this orange string to wrap around the box, drawstring bag, and gift bag.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For Those Who Live In A Warm Climate

Sunny Tags With String And Straw

For the last couple of days I've been working on retaking photos, staging my polymer clay tags, and showing you how you can use these handcrafted tags.  Today, I decided to experiment with straw and string for tying some of these tags.  These are my sunny tags and how you can tie them.  Just to let you know, I will be sending a Christmas tree hook, so if you want to, you can add these tags to your Christmas tree.  Stay tuned for more tags that will be redone on etsy. 

Throw Back Thursday: Photos With Santa From Way Back When

After purging for the last couple of weeks, finding old photographs has been really fun.  This particular one is me from way back when during the holiday season.  Find fun photos like these and more on Thursdays. 
I'm currently working on changing photos and adding photos on my etsy shop.  New items will be uploaded after this process is completed.  Stay tuned for new fall items as well.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Ways To Tie A Polymer Clay Gift Tag

Just to let you know, I have three ways to use these handcrafted, polymer clay gift tags for A Pretty Presentation.  You're welcome to specify if you'd like ribbon, crochet ribbon, straw, or string.  Photos demonstrate what ribbon looks like.  Here are the three ways to use polymer clay gift tags for gift giving, gatherings, events, and more.  Take into consideration that ALL the props you see in these photos are not for sale.  They're a way to show you how to use the gift tags.

Insta Collage Etsy

Over the weekend, I upgraded my I-phone to 7.0.  After getting the upgrades completed in my phone, I wondered if there was anymore photo apps that I could use in my phone, when taking photos for my etsy shop and blog.  Then I came across this app called, Insta Collage, Pro.  So I downloaded it, and this is what I come up with for both my etsy shop and my blog.  I love that fact now, I can have more then one photo in my posts.  This is great for my tags, jewelry, crochet, knit, and more.  Below this paragraph is explaining what the boarders are for on my etsy shop.

All photos on my etsy shop are now created with insta collage. Some of these photos have fancy boarders.  Just to let you know, boarders are not included in the items that are for sale. This is to put a little pizazz in my shop.

A New Look For A Pretty Presentation

I love the tools and items on my i-phone.  Over the weekend, I upgraded my phone and came across this awesome photo tool.  It's called Insta Collage.  What I like about this tool is you can add up to 3 photos in one box.  

I'd like to introduce the new way I'm gonna display photos on A Pretty Presentation, as well as Sow's Ear Studio.  In order for me to show you more, this is the best way to do it.   Find photos like these on my Instagram page, as well as Facebook.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Photo Of The Day

These gorgeous roses are still in full bloom in the month of August.  Yesterday, I was outside cleaning up and decided to take a quick snap of them.  I love summer because everything is in full bloom, it's sunny, and it's warm.