Friday, August 28, 2020

Day In The Life Of An Etsy Entrepreneur - Selling Vintage Fabric

 Etsy is a marketplace that hosts millions of small business owners from around the world.  It's main focus is on unique handmade items for the whole family.  But, there is also vintage items and supplies available too.  This week I am doing a shop update to our vintage resale shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.

We have a huge variety of vintage fabrics that are used and unused that we have stored in plastic containers in a climate controlled setting.  If you are in the market for some great vintage textiles then you'll want to watch this video and come grab your favorites so that you can make something beautiful and unique for yourself or a friend.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

How To Make Metal Look Rustic Using Paint

 Do you like to do your own DIY craft projects for gift giving or just to keep yourself busy?

I will show you just how easy it is to turn any piece of shiny metal that does not have an iron base into a rustic vintage looking piece of metal with just paint.  

Watch my short video tutorial and follow along with your supplies.  Here is a list of what you'll need to gather for the project.

  1. metal pieces
  2. white gesso
  3. metallic gold or copper acrylic paint
  4. paint brush small size #6
  5. water in a jar
  6. gloves and napkins or a cloth for wiping your brush off

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Spotlight Etsy Shop Pioneer Fundraiser - Shop Vintage Fabric and Supplies

 Maker Monday is shining a spotlight on the Etsy shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.


You'll find a wide variety of like new vintage fabric and supplies in this charming little shop.  They add items on a weekly basis so you are sure to find something perfect for the project you are working on.

There is also a huge assortment of collectibles, home decor and housewares from around the world in excellent vintage used and like new condition to choose from.  

Here is a preview of the latest fabrics that are available for purchase in this quaint shop.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Step by Step Process of Making a Bee Themed Junk Journal Part 1 and Part 2 Video Tutorial On YouTube #Craftwithme

 I'm going to take you through the step by step process of making a Junk journal with all the bells and whistles in a Bee theme design.  Let's get started.  Here are the supplies that you will need for this fun and easy DIY project.

Supplies list:

  • bee themed images
  • scrapbook paper
  • card stock 8.5 x 11 inches
  • glue
  • scissors
  • charms
  • tags
  • binder 5x7 or 8x10
  • fabric 9.5 x 12 inches
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • buttons
  • embellishments

Now on with the presentation video. Click the play button below after you've gathered all your supplies and let's get started!

Monday, August 10, 2020

Day in the Life of an Etsy Entrepreneur - A Behind the Scenes Look

 This is an Etsy shop update from our vintage shop on Etsy called, Pioneer Fundraiser.  I've added craft books, tools, lace, fabric, trim and more.  All of our items are in excellent to good vintage new and used condition.  Read each listing description to find out more details about each item you are interested in buying.

These are all recent items that I have listed in my Etsy shop this month.  Watch the video to get an up close and personal view of each of these items.  It's so much better than a picture.  Pop on over to my YouTube channel and Subscribe and hit the bell so that you get notified when I upload a new video.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Prettiest Ways To Decorate Your Junk Journal On A Budget

 We are all needing to save money these days more than ever before.  But how can you still give gifts for those special occasions without breaking the budget?  Make a junk journal with things you have around the house.  Or, with things you can buy at the dollar store.  Ask your friends for old magazines with pretty pictures on topics you want to make a junk journal around.

So just what is a junk journal you may be asking?  Well, here is the quick answer.  It's a journal you make yourself with whatever papers and fabrics you want in the colors and patterns you want and in the size you want.

You can glue the pages together to make a section.  Also known as a signature if you want to sound smart.

You can sew the pages together like I do if you don't want the mess of the glue and you don't want to wait for the drying process.  I'm a little impatient with my projects.  I want to get them made and gifted or start using them right away.

So, want to learn some ways to make that first or 100th junk journal a beaut?  Watch my YouTube video and I'll show you how I make the prettiest junk journals on a budget with items you already have on hand.


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Markets of Sunshine


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Save Money Making Junk Journals Using Things Around Your House

Are you new to the junk journal and scrapbooking world?  Have you wanted to start but didn't want to invest a lot of money in it until you know if this is the craft for you?  Well, in today's video I will show you how you can start with things you already have around your house.

I'll also do a product review of Opal Polish.  Share some tips on how to get free samples for your junk journals such as fabric swatches and cash back sites.  Part of the eco-friendly lifestyle that we strive to reach each day.  Zero waste using your magazines and save the land fills.

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Markets of Sunshine handmade Sunshine in a Box care pacakges

Pioneer Fundraiser - vintage supplies and gifts

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Junk Journal Inserts Using Original Artwork

Are you an artist?  Or, maybe someone in your family is like my daughter, Kayla.  She has made so many beautiful pieces for me to use in my projects.  I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your projects too.

Come on over to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and watch the flip through.

If there are some you want just leave me a comment and I'll add them to my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine as a digital download.  You may use it in your personal projects and sell in small batches.
You may not sell the artwork by itself.

I've used on of her drawings as a junk journal insert in a envelope pocket in my current Evergreen junk journal.  There are drawings of nature from flowers to sharks. There's even one of Alice In Wonderland with a modern twist that I think you'll go crazy over.

I hope to see you there soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Give Her Sunshine In A Box Care Packages That Will Last For Years To Come

Candles burn up.  Candy gets eaten up.  Soap gets used up.  Plants die.  These are all the common things you will find in most gift box care packages for women.  So what are you to do?  We found the solution and came up with a wonderful selection of handmade gifts made right here in the USA.

Four sets to choose from:
Daisy - Sold
Owl - Sold
Poodle - Available
Flamingo - Available

Daisy Set - SOLD OUT!
🌞💗 reusable gift box measures 8x 7 x 1.5 inches

🌞💗 one pleated face mask with filter pocket white muslin elastic ear straps

🌞💗 one handmade greeting card with shaker bead window (blank inside) ready for your message

🌞💗 one gratitude journal measures 3 x 5 inches (80 lined pages front and back)

🌞💗 two wallets with snap closure measures 3.25 x 7 inches

🌞💗 two envelopes with poodle dog design outside and yellow pattern inside measures 3 x 6.75 inches

🌞💗 three paperclip bookmark sets


🎀🎗️ All of the contents listed above will be wrapped in tissue paper and enclosed in the collage decorated gift box shown in the photo #3


🌞💗🎀🎗️ Ready to ship within 3 to 5 business days via USPS priority mail with tracking from Florida


🌞💗🎀🎗️ All of our handmade items are made in small batches and only contain a limited number so that they are exclusive to our shop and so that you won't have to worry about someone else giving you the same exact gift.

Owl Set - SOLD OUT