Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Happy Fall! I thought I'd better update this blog since I've had so many new visitors to this page. I'm still posting all new Miller Made listings to my Facebook page (link below). But here are some recent pics for you to enjoy. Thanks to all of you who came out to Santa's North Pole Village in Ankeny earlier this month. As usual, it was a lot of fun meeting so many new friends and supporters of my little crafting business. I look forward to connecting with you again soon!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Greetings Miller Made followers!

Just a quick note to let all of you know that even though I've abandoned this blog for the past few...ahem...years, business is still going strong! You can currently find new listings on my Miller Made Facebook page. I do have big plans to catch up on this blog and post new products here as well as on Etsy, but for the time being, head over to Facebook (the link is below) or send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Miller Made Facebook Link

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blocks, Blocks and more Blocks!

Wow...the orders for countdown blocks and custom name blocks keep rolling in!
Thank you all for keeping me SO busy around here lately. :) I've had lots of fun!
Here are some pictures of what I've been working on.

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's here....

Santa's North Pole Village prep week has arrived!
And it's official...my house is one giant craft room! Seriously. Nearly every room in our house is filled with burlap or fabric or soy melts or wood blocks or hot glue or paint or...you get the picture, right? ;)
Let's just say that while I'm super crazy busy getting all the final details finished for Santa's North Pole Village in Ankeny next weeked, I'm relieved that it's finally here so that we can get our house back in order. Despite what my very understanding...and patient...and always supportive husband might say, Chaos is not my best friend...though she has been hanging around the Miller household for a while now.
I'm SO thankful for the amazing friends who came to help me over the weekend. They were busy busy with all the tedious little tasks that are going to save me a TON of time...cutting fabric into 1-inch strips, cutting over 500 circles and flowers out of cardstock for the garland I'm hanging in the booth, writing out each of the soy melts scent descriptions, hand-stitching beads onto my rosettes, etc. I am BLESSED to know such awesome girls! And I'm so excited to show you all pictures of what we've been busy preparing for the show. But you'll need to hang tight for a couple more days.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Countdown Blocks!!!

In addition to the 450 soy melts that I made over the past few days, I've also been having a great time making countdown block sets. This particular set was for a great friend of mine. She came up with 4 big events that she'd like to countdown to...Christmas, Easter, School and Birthdays. And since she'd like to keep this set displayed all year long, we chose some great backgrounds that will look awesome in her living room every season of the year.
These custom sets cost just $25!!!
They measure about 7 inches long by 5 inches high by 3.5 inches wide. You can choose the colors/theme and up to 4 countdown events. I can have them ready for you in 7-10 days.   

Friday, October 5, 2012

Time to make some candles!!!

I've been hard at work making some cute greeting cards this week. Pics will be up soon, I promise! :)

But today and tomorrow I get to tackle another one of my other favorite activities...making hundreds of soy melts! The supplies should be arriving on my doorstep any minute and I can't wait to get started!!! These couple days are like the official start of fall for me. I love the way my house smells after making all those different scents. The downside is that my kitchen and dining room are a complete disaster for a couple days. But the amazing fall aromas wafting through my house make it totally worth it! I'm not sure my hubby would agree with that last part. ;)

I'm always up for helpers so if any of you locals want to join me, give me a call!

Okay, I'm off to work!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall and winter soy melts...only $5!!!

Fall and winter scents are ready to go! And while it may feel a tad bit like summer today (at least here in Iowa), those fall temps will be kickin in before we know it...seriously, in like 2 days.  Are you ready?

I've got to admit that I'm actually anticipating the cooler temps. It doesn't seem right looking at the gorgeous colors on the trees outside knowing that it's nearly warm enough to have the pool set up in the backyard. I suppose the awesome fall fragrances I have wafting through my house aren't helping me enjoy what's left of summer but are turning my thoughts to family gatherings, trips to the orchard and pumpkin patch and...yep, I'm gonna say it...snow! I'm not even a fan of snow so it's amazing what those little cubes of soy wax will make a girl wish for! ;)

Each soy melt cube lasts 30-40 hours...that's around 200+ hours of your favorite scent for only $5!!! And it's 100% soy so it's healthier for you than those popular paraffin (derived from diesel fuel) brands AND it cleans up with warm soapy water. Try doing that with those other options. ;)

Here are all the fall and winter scents I have available. Most of these will not be restocked once sold. I'm paring down the scent options to 20 so there will still be PLENTY to choose from...just not the 50+ that I have now. Just a heads-up, I'm doing a HUGE craft show in just 5 weeks and I anticipate many, if not most, of these to be gone by the end of the day, so if there's a fragrance on this list that you'd like, get your order in soon!

**Apple Cinnamon
Apple Jack and Peel
**Apple Strudel
Banana Nut Bread
**Bartlett Pear
Blueberry Cobbler
Butter Pecan Pie
Butternut Pumpkin
Cake Bake
Candy Cane
Caramel Apple
**Caramel Toffee
Christmas Tree
**Cinnamon Apple Berry
**Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon Stick
**Cinnamon Vanilla
**Cranberry Peppermint
Creme Brulee
Egg Nog
Granny Smith Apple
Home for the Holidays
Home Sweet Home
Hot Baked Apple Pie
**Hot Cranberry Tea
**Jack Frost
Mandarin Cranberry
**Maple Sugar
Mediterranean Fig
Midnight Pomegranate
**Mulled Cider
Peaches and Cream
**Pumpkin Pickin
**Pumpkin Pie Spice
**Pomegranate Cider
Raspberry Cream
**Sandalwood and Ginger Apple
**Spiced Apple
Smell of Christmas
Sun Ripened Tomato
Sweet Holiday Blend Coffee
**Vanilla Bean
**Warm Vanilla Sugar
White Christmas
Zanzibar Clove
 **Scents that I will be keeping in stock. Scents without this marking will be discontinued once sold. So get them while you can!
To place an order, email me at kmandy14@yahoo.com. Thanks!