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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Home

Most of you know, I changed my blog name to Dream, Imagine, Wish, Create, Live because this defines my business, what I do, and showing you what I love to do. I thought about creating a new fan page that shows you the tile of my name, my shop, and my blog. Well, I deleted my old fan page, Lauren Prock yesterday and created a new fan page name Dream, Imagine, Wish: Lauren Prock. Now, I'm focusing on showing you my handcrafted items, posts from my blog, and new items that have been listed to my etsy shop. Check out my new fan page and be amazed. Dream, Imagine, Wish: Lauren Prock Promote Your Page Too

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quote On Quote

During winter, I downloaded this free wallpaper app on my I-phone.  Last night I was flipping through the pictures and came across this wonderful quote.  I saved it and used it as a cover photo on my facebook profile picture.  Creativity is in my name, creativity is my passion, I love creating beautiful things everyday.  Pass on creativity today.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wash Day

Crocheted washcloths are quick, easy, & will make you smile every time you use one in the shower.  My washcloths are made with Sugar N Cream yarn & Peaches N Cream yarn.  New washcloths can be found at Sow's Ear Studio & on my etsy shop LaurenProck.  Prices are below this paragraph.  Cleaning these washcloths are easy as well.  Machine wash in cold water & tumble dry low heat.  Stop by Sow's Ear Studio & my etsy shop for further details.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Newspaper Hearts

I've been brainstorming for the last few days for new polymer clay hearts for Hearts For Healers.  Some you've seen, some are new.  These are new polymer clay hearts, which you'll see for Hearts For Healers soon.  They're a newspaper style heart.  Words, birds, and more.  Stay tuned for these amazing new hearts for Hearts For Healers.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Freshening Up Things

Dream, Imagine, Wish, Create, Live is my passion.  It defines my business & represents that you can do anything you want if you put your heart to it.  I've been thinking of a new banner to create for my etsy shop and my blog.  So this is what I came up with.  The sun represents warmth & creativity, and my business name represents who I am.  Stop by and see the same banner as you do here.  I'm currently working on new polymer clay pieces and hearts for Hearts For Healers.  Spring is here and everything is starting to grow and bloom again.  I can't wait to show you more things when they come.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Fundraiser Blog

In order for me to focus on my art and my fundraiser shop, I've decided that it was best to create a blog for Heart For Healers.  So I'm happy to announce that Hearts For Healers can be found on blogger.  Find out about my polymer clay heart brooches and pendants & the money that's been donated to Ellis Medicine.  Stay tuned for more posts on Hearts For Healers.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vintage Heart Pendant

Just to let you know that I now sell jewelry on both &  I've decided to put Hearts For Healers Shop on vacation until I get more heart brooches and pendants created.  In the meantime, stop by my etsy shop Lauren Prock and see the wonderful handcrafted items I have listed.  I just added this lovely vintage, black and white heart pendant to my shop.  Pick your size black string and I'll cut it to size and assemble it for you.  I'm also working on new handmade packaging items on my etsy shop.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hearts For Healers Heart Pendants

Hearts For Healers Shop on etsy now sells polymer clay heart pendants.  50% of the proceeds goes to Ellis Medicine.  Prices for pendants & shipping are the same.  I'm currently working on more heart brooches and pendants for Hearts For Healers Shop.  I'm willing to listen to the type of heart designs you would like to see.  Drop a comment and let me know what kind heart patterns you would like to see.
    Spring is here.  I'm currently working on new spring items for my etsy shop, LaurenProck.  Just to let you know, my artfire studio has closed.  I've decided to focus on my etsy shop for all handmade items.  Continue to read my blog on blogger and wordpress & think spring and summer. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hearts For Healers

Almost a year ago, my father suffered a massive heart attack and has been doing well ever since.  Since this heart attack has occurred, I've been thinking I would like to donate to the place that saved my father's life.  Well, I'm happy to say that I've created a shop on etsy called HeartsForHealersShop.  This shop sells polymer clay heart brooches & 50% of the proceeds will go to Ellis Medicine.  
Each polymer clay brooch is made with polymer clay, my hands, heart, and some interesting tools I have on hand.  The Raspberry Heart Swirl Brooch in the photo is just an example of what you'll see in my etsy shop.  Receive a free gift with every purchase you make in my shop.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Getting My Groove Back, My Knitting Groove That Is

I started being an artist an the tender age of twelve.  It all started off with my nanna knitting a sweater. I loved the way the sweater looked and asked my nanna, can you teach me how to knit.  My nanna said, yes.  So she had an extra pair of knitting needles and showed me the basic knitting stitch.  She showed me how to knit & I knew this is what I wanted to do.  I started with the occasional scarf, scrap pieces, and so on.  I dropped the knitting with I started to work with polymer clay & just put the knitting on the back burner.  After I started working with polymer clay, I learned how to crochet.  Well, I love working with yarn and polymer clay.  Just this past week, I've been doing research on pinterest and looked up knitting again.  I love the endless possibilities, what you can do, and the winning results with what you can do.  I'm happy to announce that I'll be not only working with polymer clay, crocheting, but I'm bringing knitting back in my collection.  I found a pair of knitting needles that I bought a few years ago and tried it out.  Here's what I've been working on so far.  My plan is to create scarves, rugs, blankets, and many other things that I want to try.  I'm also looking into taking some classes on knit and crochet.  Stay tuned this spring and summer for my new knit, crochet, and polymer clay creations. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Susan Bates: Golden Spring Crochet Hook

I don't know about you, but this has been a rough winter.  I don't remember the last time we had as much snow as we had.  I've decided to focus on new spring things.  This includes crochet hooks, crochet items, knitted items, & much more.  

I just uploaded this 6.50mm Susan Bates crochet hook to my etsy shop.  It's made up of spring colors, which includes magenta, green, & a scrap clay.  The crochet hook is completed with tempera paint & liquid polymer clay.

I've also been inspired with knitting.  When I first started working with yarn, basic knitting is the first thing that I learned how to do.  I found a pair of knitting needles last night and decided to try to knit again.  Now you'll see both knit and crochet on my artfire and etsy shop.  Stay tuned. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Just Listed On Etsy

Dazzling Fall Polymer Clay Heart Tags.
Spring Heart Polymer Clay Gift Tags.
Cranberry Vine Heart Pendant.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Singing Snowmen Gift Tags

I know it's sounds crazy, because Christmas is over, but I'm coming with many gift tags to sell & that are useful.  I just created these lovely snowmen gift tags, which are made with polymer clay, a music stamp, black ink, and liquid polymer clay.  There are 16 gift tags total & they were just added to my etsy shop today.
My inspiration for these snowmen is the amount of snow that the state of New York has had this winter.  Coming home every night, I would see a few kids making snowmen on the front lawn of their home.  It reminds me of the holiday season with the snowmen from the snow this winter & singing Christmas carols.  I wanted to start to create a variety of things for all of the seasons.  Right now I have snowmen tags & espresso tags.  Many more beautiful polymer clay tags will come. Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Espresso Heart Tags

Ever since buying that book I shared the other day on creative packaging, I've been inspired by making better packing items for shipping on my online stores, as well as selling creative packaging items for other artists & people.  Hot off the press, these lovely espresso heart tags were just added to my etsy shop this morning.  Find wonderful polymer clay tags, paper tags, shopping bags, crochet bags, & much more on my etsy shop.  I've decided to make my artfire studio a place for just my crochet hooks & pens.  My etsy shop is the place to find all of my other handcrafted items.  More polymer clay tags are in the works for today, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crocheted Bookmarks

I can't think of a better way then to combine the things that I love into one beautiful thing. Yarn, crochet, nature, & polymer clay. That's exactly what I've done here today with this forest bookmark that's been added to my etsy shop. This bookmark is 10x2 in size & has a polymer clay leaf at the end. More crocheted bookmarks are in the works with polymer clay charms.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Book Inspiration Of The Week

Out of all of the favorite places to shop besides Michael's Arts & Crafts is Barnes And Noble Books.  I went to Barnes & Noble's after I got out of the doctor's & discovered this book while I was walking in the store.  I'm thinking of packaging concepts to create not only for my shops, but to sell as well.  I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it when I get home.  Grab a copy of this book & see what it can do for you when making gifts & shipping gifts.  

Give The Gift Of Handmade

As an artist, I love coming up with new ideas, creating items with my hands, creating titles on my online stores, & buying local.  I'm a big supporter handmade.  Support local artists in your community, online, & more.
I'm also inspired by handmade gift tags, wrapping paper, crocheted bags, and more.  I'm in the process of making packaging goods that will be for sale on my etsy shop.  Wrap up your gifts in handmade items and more.  Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

16 Days Until Spring

Everybody's said it, everybody's thinking it, I wish it was spring.  Well, I'm happy to say that spring is on it's way.  I can't wait until the snow is melted, the cold is gone, & things will be coming alive.  Spring things will be added to my etsy shop soon & my artfire sale will be coming to an end soon. 
   Think spring, think happy happy thoughts.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tired Day

Everybody, including the animals are sick of the winter.  Sundays is our day to regroup, relax, & recharge.  Magic (above) loves sleeping on the crocheted blankets.  Ginger (below) loves sitting next to Lauren while she uses yarn to crochet blankets, scarves, rugs, & more.  Looking forward to spring.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Process Of Crochet Hooks

I think out of all the things that I've created, the one thing that's been selling the most is my crochet hooks.  Mixing the colors, cooking them, adding the liquid polymer clay, & cooking the liquid polymer clay.  The crochet hook sets below have been added to my etsy shop today.  Three crochet hook sets are $65.00 & four crochet hooks are $75.00.  For further details, please feel free to stop by my etsy shop.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I'm Ready For Spring, Are You?

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for spring.  I can't wait until there's no more snow, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, & it's not cold.  I'm looking forward to blogging about spring & the flowers I'll be planting.  Can't wait until spring.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just Listed On Etsy

With the snow, Sow's Ear Studio being closed due to the snow, I've been creating lots of crocheted items, & polymer clay items.  These three items were just listed on my etsy shop today.  Prices, shipping, & other details are on my etsy shop.

I don't know about you, but spring is stating to sound good to me.  Working on new spring & summer items.  Blankets, scarves, and more will still be listed on artfire and etsy.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day

Just when I think we're getting a break from the snow, here's another fourteen inches on it's way.  On the positive side, I get to spend time at home with mom, crochet, & have a warm & toasty day.  Ginger wanted to go outside, so I took her outside.  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Quick And Easy Rugs For The Home

With a pound of yarn from Sugar And Cream yarn, it's fun making quick & easy things for the home.  I started this rug last weekend & just finished it this morning.  All washed & placed in front of the sink at home, this rug is beautiful with different shades of green, tan, & a boarder on the outside.  This is an example of rugs that you'll find on my artfire studio & etsy shop.  Don't forget that you can get custom rugs made on my shop.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Rectangular Throw

Crocheting different things as a crochet artist is fun and exciting.  Picking out the colors of yarn, deciding how much will I need, what I'm gonna crochet, & how long will it take.  This rectangular throw is not only full of color, but it will keep you warm through the cold winter months.  This blanket will be added to my etsy shop, along with a few other crocheted items.  Prices of all of my blankets have been changed from $60 to $40.  Cost of shipping remains the same.  Bed blankets are also in the works.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Experimenting With Sun Tiles

Lately, I've been fascinated with sunny art.  Our sun is one of the most beautiful things that god created & mother nature brings out when necessary.  It's warm, it makes things grow, & it makes beautiful art like these small tiles I'm working on here.  I'm thinking about new ideas to bring to the home that are colorful as well as functional.  The sun below my polymer clay art is an i-phone wall paper that I fell in love with & wanted to share. Stay tuned to see what happens with these sun tiles I'm experimenting on.
Sun being cut into small squares.  It's like a puzzle you have to put together when it's cut.
Sun tiles placed together and ready to be baked in the oven.
i-phone wall paper.
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