Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The night of all the scrabble tiles

we have our winners!!
handpicked by lucy this time because trey was sleeping and i couldn't wait another second.
Barnes Yard
&
Janas Bananas
email me your addresses
Thanksgiving night the kids were asleep. My husband was busy playing Wii. My belly was full. We were at my in-laws and I didn't have tons of house work to do. So I just sat and crafted. Pretty soon I looked down and I had made 20 scrabble tile pendants! It was then that I came to a realization, and it hit me hard...


Hi my name is Tanya...



and I am addicted to making crafts...




I needed to right my wrong by getting rid of all these pendants. So I took them down to the little store downtown. She gladly took them into her little hands. I really didn't think anyone would buy them. But at least I didn't have to look at them everyday...reminding myself of my addiction.

A few days later....it was night, and I saw a missed call and a message on my phone.

"ummm Tanya this is Delia over at Styled Baby. I took your scrabble tile pendants to a Holiday Bazaar and I sold every one in one day. They were my top selling product. Is there any way you can bring me more for tomorrow."



I was like an alcoholic in a bar.
It's not her fault. She doesn't know about my addiction. I was out of supplies so I called my good friend Erin (the one who is about to pop). She brought me some. Thanks Erin!

Then I fed my addiction once again. I made 28 more! I call it "the night of all the scrabble tiles."

She called the next night to tell me that I was the top seller the next day as well! There were a few left over, and I am actually glad about that because I wanted a few.



I made Delia (the store owner) a custom scrabble pendant. This is her store logo.


"The night of all the scrabble tiles".... it was past midnight... I had the greatest idea....I came up with this little number.....




ha ha! Have I lost total control?!



p.s. Tis the season to give so I want to give one away! Leave a comment describing which one you would like, and I will have Trey pick a winner!

44 comments:

Trask and Brooke Johnson said...

Hey

I feel funny about being the first one to write you, but I do think these are really cute. So I will try my luck. I like the red flower one in your top picture of this post and its the 4th from the left. :) Trey doesn't remember me, but I think he wants to pick me :) ha!

Brooke

Rambling Girl said...

Congrats on selling your scrabble pendants...I so love these things!
Ahemm I want all of them but since I can only pick one...how about the black swirly one...but I really love all of them.

Laurie and Chris said...

How cool is that that you sold so many. I like them all!! But I really like the Christmas trees. What a great Christmas gift they are. Congratulations!!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Oh my goodness.. I LOVE these! I would LOVE any black and white one, heck who am I kidding I would be thrilled with ANY of them.... Gotta give props to the Twilight tile.
~Jen

R & A said...

That is awesome Tanya! You ar so talented, thanks for sharing your ideas with us! Come on Trey... red head kids stick together right? I love them all but especially the white and black one.

Elizabeth said...

Ooh...I like the Twilight one! :)

ryanandsarali said...

Tanya...you crack me up!!! Reading your blog is a highlight in my day! I love your sense of humor...& I love using your ideas for crafts! But living where I do, there is no craft supply store for hundreds of miles...:)...so I haven't had the chance to get the supplies to make your stylin' necklaces. I would love it if Trey pulled out my name! :) I like both the black ones...the flowery one or the swirly one would be great! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

RaeAnn said...

Admitting your addiction is the first step...there are eleven more. Enter me for that prize--I will feed the addiction if it means I get a Tanya goodie!

Brit said...

I love your addiction! I wish my addictions were so cute! haha!

ang said...

i'm not sure which ones are give-away-able, so if trey decides to pick me, surprise me. my only request--not the twilight one simply because i haven't read the books, so i wouldn't get it. you're awesome.

Ashley and Nolan said...

Way to go! That is so awesome that they sold so well. Sign me up for the give away, I love and of the black and white ones. Not to sway Treys vote or anything, but RaeAnn would be super jealous if I won!

Emily said...

I'll take any of them. Just put me in the drawing and pick one that I could give as a gift.
can't wait til friday!

Miles and Erin Johnson said...

These are so cute along with all the other crafts you do. Travis is good to put up with it. Sometimes I think Miles would like it if I didn't do crafts, then he would get more time with me :)

Lyndsie said...

tanya!! i'm so impressed! that is great....you little crafter you! i would LOVE to have a twilight pendant with and "E" for edward. so cute! oh, i really hope i get picked!! :)

Barnes Yard said...

Ok, I need, need, NEED the one with polka dots. I don't think I can live without it. AND your kids are really cute! (am I sucking up too much???)

Janas Bananas said...

Well there are alot worse addictions out there so keep feeding it sister!!! I love them all and you don't have to worry about picking me...That would me shipping to Canada..Butif you did want to...I will take whatever, I love them all...have I told you that??

Kelly said...

aaahhh! I totally want one! I still haven't made mine yet, so I could use yours to inspire me to get it done!!!! I love the apple one, the tree one, the fun design...I LOVE THEM all! Good work on a great product!

Kimberly said...

You are seriously the craftiest person I know. Unlike you, I'm so pathetic at crafts that I actually just bought a premade wreath at the craft store yesterday so I wouldn't have to try to decorate one myself. Anyway, I like the black and white one like a lot of other people.

Court and Brade said...

Look at you go girl!!!! Seriously, I am proud of you... selling all your loot these days! That is awesome and you are talented! I love the black and turquoise one... Tell Trey he LOVES me! My mom and I are actually going to make a bunch of these necklaces this weekend for Christmas gifts, so easy and cute!!

Court and Brade said...

p.s. AWESOME twilight idea :)

Steph said...

WOW!!!! I'd say that addiction is profiting you quite well. I like the black and white ones best but would settle for any of them that I didn't slave over myself!!

Holly said...

If I'm not too late, please enter me. I have your scrabble pendant tute bookmarked because I want to make some, but haven't gathered supplies yet.
They're all pretty, but I really like the black and white one in the top photo, far right.

thejencooper said...

Hey Tanya! I love your blog and all your craftiness! Your family is so beautiful. I ran across this this little "mobile" project and I thought it might be something you would like. Hope y'all have a great Christmas!
Love, Jen

http://tagurity.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-version-of-125-frazier-and-wing.html

thejencooper said...

Oh and here is a company that makes and sells them, but who would buy them for 85 bucks? Not me! Anyway they have some pretty ideas so you can make your own.

http://frazierandwing.com/mobiles

Bonnie said...

Hi Tanya, Remember me, I'm Isaac's grandma and Kelly's mom. Isaac is talking up a storm but can't say grandma yet. You are so blessed to have a hobby...mine is cooking, so "fatty patty" gets a full stomach lots of times. Maybe Isaac will learn to say "fatty patty" before grandma. You're adorable and thank you thank you for inspiring my Kelly to use her creative genes. She's got a sewing machine in her living room!

Randy, Capri, and Wyatt said...

So I came on here to get your address and I now want to ask if you can make a "W" one for Wyatt? Can you do that? Oh and can I have your address? ;)

bretsgirl said...

If Trey chooses me, I would like the black and white one or the twilight one. I know my sister in law would love to have that one!

Tam said...

Those are great tiles! I like the one that is a partial flower with a pink colored background. Where do you get the attachments for the back for the chain to go through?
Tamara

Wendy D said...

Hi tanya
first off I absolutely love all of your paper choices, I cannot find such great papers. I love the black and white ones though. I have been making them for my mom/ inlaw....i make them like 6 pendants different colors so they can where it with a variety of outfits. you are amazing

Party of Six said...

I LOVE All of them but my fav would have to be the TWILIGHT one!!

chelsea said...

Holy Cow T! You have quite the following now. 30 comments! That is great. Have your ordered more materials yet? I need some more too.

Angie said...

oh i hope i win!
i just found your blog and i must say, i am already addicted to it. can't wait to read more!

jeff and pam said...

hahaha you are soo funny. Ohh I love those. Can I put an order in? for reals. call me or email me. LOVE YOU GUYS. . . guys?

Paynes said...

so cute. I love the idea - I love scrabble...My husband even proposed to me using scrabble tiles...I hope I win.

The Andrews said...

AAHHHH...I'm totally bummed I missed your give-away...I swear I just checked your blog a day or two ago and didn't see this! I'm definitely going to have to try and make some. I just made your magnets with the YW and they LOVED it! Thanks a ton for SHARING all of your cute ideas with us!!!

Megan Marie said...

Here's the deal... you are inspirational.

Wendy D said...

tanya i emailed you my address ...also travis mentioned on his post i think that he help with scrabble tiles. i explained to ben how that makes him such a great husband....guess what ben did yesterday he made a scrabble tile :)

The Popes said...

. .and the worst friend award goes to . .drum roll please! ya you're looking at her! i can't belive i have missed so much .. especially your BIRTHDAY! happy belated .. i hope it was wonderful for you! seriously you are like super woman/mom you deserve something great! love all the posts .. the way cute onesies and all the tiles ..you are outta control i love it! you are really taking off with your talents and i could not be happier for you! and of course late again to be entered into the drawing. .i think late is my middle name .. next to cheapskate, lazy bones, trash digger :) hehe! i'm trying to kick this little blogging hiatus i have been on . .but you get behind. . and then life .. and then holidays.. and them more excuses :) by the looks of it you are really keeping yourself busy with the holidays! keep it up girl!

Tiffany said...

I love them ALL, you rock girl I can't wait to try some of these awesome ideas. Please pick my Trey !!!

Kimberly, Dan & Carter Black said...

I would love to have any of them! They are so cute! You are so crafty...I love it! You need to give classes or at least start an online store, Tanya! Let Trey surprise me as well. Hope you have a Merry Christmas

Emily said...

okay 40 comments? are you serious?

Suzette Coates said...

I want one am I to late?

Barnes Yard said...

Will I ever get my fabulous necklace???? (whine, whine, whine)

AngelaC said...

These are super cute, as I'm sure your Trey is too!
I would like to try your project one day, but if you have one that has skeletal anatomy(I'm an X-ray tech) I'd choose that one....if I was today's winner!! Thanks