Friday, July 10, 2009

Craftshow Fever

Its that time of year again! The Trinket Trunk has started the "craftshows" again! We will be at Fallbrook Church on 12512 Walters Rd. Houston, Tx 77014 from 11-4pm. Last year,this was The Trinket Trunk's first craftshow and we're doing it again. Although, I'll admit our outcome was "okay" we felt encouraged this year as the church has expanded. They will have carnival rides,a petting zoo, games, food..etc so that should attract a lot of people driving by. So if our in the area, stop by, take a look and introduce yourself.

The Trinket Trunk is doing it again!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Banner, button & Signature plus new items in store!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to show off my new banner that Jenny made. Of course it matches my business card but its still super adorable. In addition to the banner, I have also added a Trinket Trunk button so that those who love our little shop can show some support by adding us on their blog!! So add our button today and help advertise us!

I've also been working hard to try and add some new items to our store and posted the new cozies today!There is a "Bandanna Cozie Collection" for sale and a "Polk-A-Dot" Collection as well. Very cute for the summer!

Also in our wood collection we have added a new "Angel Candle Holder" great for home decor or anywhere you'd like to place a candle.

Please stop by and visit our store today and check out these great new items. Hope you all enojoy!!!


Isn't our signature cute?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Business Card

A few blogs ago I gave kudos to for her great graphic skills. Well, here I am once again giving her Kudos for all the great things she's done for me. For starters, I finally have a business card made to my liking and has ME written all over it. On top of it, The Trinket Trunk will now have a button for all you followers to add to your blog as well. I can't thank Jenny enough for being patient and working with me until I was completely happy.

So here it is folks... what do you think?

Isn't it soooo cute??? Gotta love it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sweet Irie

In the past I posted a few items that I love from Sweet Irie and as always I continue to be addicted to her items!!! I just bought the cutes cupcake coin purse and camera strap (also cupcakes) which I think many of you will enjoy. However, Sweet Irie has expanded and now has her own site. It is very secure, user friendly, you can create your own profile and as always her products are GREAT!

So take a few minutes and explore and see what you can find. She also has a great father's day gift which is just around the corner so take a look!

The Trinket Trunk

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Guess what??? The Trinket Trunk was recognized for its cute wood work! Thanks to my boyfriend's wonderful father, his Doxie Storage Box was selected to appear on Please click on the website, go to "blog" and scroll down and you'll see our cute "doxie storage box" on display!!! How awesome is that??

I was so excited to have received the news I had to let everyone know. Please continue to spread the word and continue to support us as we try to add more to our store :)

- Love always,
The Trinket Trunk :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Featuring at The Trinket Trunk...

I just wanted to share with everyone some really great art work. Linda is actually got some really neat cards, magnets and just all sorts of stuff. You can check out all her art work at Here is some of her art that are my favorite because of the color and detail. Don't get me wrong, there is lots more to look at and all AWESOME!! Of course since I'm a Doxie fanatic, I had to buy the Dachshund. Again, let me remind you that all items are handmade, she DOES NOT use any sort of mold to create these figurines. One more special thing about Linda is that she's also from Houston! We really do have some talented people in Texas! Become a follower of Visual Smiles Gallery at

Isn't the Doxie soooo cute???? Really all her stuff is just awesome. Ok here's some more of her work.

I just love the detail on each item! And I still think its crazy that she uses no mold to create all this!

I love bright colors so this is one of my favorites as well! So don't forget to check out her store. You may find something that will blow you away!

Ok so what else has been going on in The Trinket Trunk World? There are several new items for sale. If you look on the right, there is a new spot where you can see all upcoming items on our site. Please log on to Don't forget to please spread the word as we continue to expand and let folks know about us! Of course, I'm in the process of finding some upcoming craft shows. I'm taking the summer off from school so that I can make some time for new crafts and become more involved in our store!

In addition, if you haven't noticed my blog is a lot more dressed up, all thanks to another wonderful website !!! Thanks to Jenny The Trinket Trunk now has a more "modern" banner and we don't look so plain! We're still working on adding more things here and there and w/the help of Jenny, I will hopefully get there! She also has scented candles for sale and you can check those out at !! You can also follow her blog at .

So there you have it gang! I introduced you to two wonderful and creative people so show some love and check out their blogs and their sites! There's nothing like handmade items!


Don't forget to leave comments of ideas for crafts, how we can expand/promote and what you think of our work so far. This helps us improve!! We take all compliments and critics so get involved and leave your comments!!!

Love always,

The Trinket Trunk

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I've just returned from vacation and while I was out I got sooo many new ideas. In addition I"m in the process of finding someone to create a website for me so that my trinket trunk fans can buy not only crafts but some of the jewelry I sell on the side as well. I'm not sure how soon my site will be up and running but its in the works.

Please don't forget to spread the word about The Trinket Trunk. Also, yesterday I posted 2 new items on etsy so check that out as well. I'm slowly but surely trying to start my expansion and hopefully in due time I will be a little more than a "corner" store :)

Meanwhile, stay tuned for updates on the release of my store. I will let everyone know when the GRAND OPENING will be. Meanwhile, its time for the craft shows to begin. Starting in June I will start doing craft shows again and will be looking for any artist willing to sell at a whole sale price to sell at my next show. Look forward to hearing from a few artist!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tell Everyone

Hello gang! I just wanted to let everyone know that I have posted new items to purchase on etsy Don't forget to tell people about my little I try to include more crafts as often as possible. Its hard with school and work but I try. If you tell people about The Trinket Trunk and they purchase an item make sure to have them comment about who referred them to receive a 10% discount on their purchase. And if you read this blog and purchase an item, you too will receive a 10%discount. Make sure to send me a note that you read this blog to receive your discount.

I hope everyone is having a great week and please continue to spread the word as I try to expand!

Love always,
The Trinket Trunk :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Items

I've sort of abandoned my little blog. I'm almost finished with school and I will soon hope to have more time for crafting. I have posted new items at the The Trinket Trunk. Please take the time to log on and check out the few new items I've listed. I'm still in the making of some more and hope to complete those soon. Here are a few new pictures...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Crafting away

Update for the week:

Valentine's Day: Hearts, cupcakes, chocolates and more, don't you just love all the decorations out for this holiday? Even if you don't have anyone, its still fun to give cutesy things to friends. And cutesy is exactly what I've in mind as I craft away. As I mentioned before I LOVE cupcake decorations, pens, charms and of course eating them is a plus! (except they have so many calories, they aren't sugar free or fat free) I've kept all 3 of these things in mind as I created some of these new little V-day decorations. I mean, why not create a cupcake that can look tasty but be calorie free, sugar free and fat free!New to The Trinket Trunk is.... "The Cupcake Collection".

made w/real cupcake paper

Pin Cushion

Also, featuring this month at The Trinket Trunk is "Grand-dogs Woodcrafts"! His latest design... a Doxie Jewelry box. (or can be used for any sort of storing of your choice) These are limited and are going fast so be sure to order yours soon! Don't forget the Doxie tissue boxes are still available. Order now!

There is NEVER enough time to craft so please be patient w/The Trinket Trunk as we begin to expand!
The Trinket Trunk junk in your trunk!
Grand-dogs Woodcrafts
Sweet Irie:
A few blogs ago I blogged about the treasures Sweet Irie has on I ordered my first key chain wristlet from her and I wanted to let everyone know how fabulous it is. Its so convenient too. The pictures on her website give the wristlets no just. They seem small on the pic but are really a lot bigger and helps keep your keys in place. I ordered the cupcake pattern (of course) and I'm loving it. Don't forget to check her blog out as well. She's always got great give aways. (i'm not there yet) so take advantage of her goodies
Browsing Etsy:
The other night I decided to search on Etsy for local "etsians"and I found some really cool stuff. Have you ever seen a "nacho" ring before? or better yet, have you seen a "teacup" ring before? I know what is a "nacho" ring or a "teacup" ring?... Well below you'll see pictures of these cute unique rings. The prices are reasonable and for a unique style, why not make a purchase. And yes, you guessed it... I did! Visit

This is the news of the week. Of course, there is more junk in the process and slowly but surely it will all be posted. Don't forget to tell you friends and family about The Trinket Trunk... My junk in your trunk!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! As this new year begins, one of my resolutions has been to try and blog more often and of course start crafting a lot more.The crafting part is coming along just great but the blogging , not so great! So here I am, trying to keep up with my blogging resolution and bring to you one of my first completed projects.

Sweet Irie has asked that I be a part of her blog give aways and I agreed. The theme is "cupcakes" and being that I"m a cupcake lover I got cupcake happy. I'm trying to create a cupcake "basket" which means it will be stuffed w/many cupcake goodies. The first item has been made and its a cupcake journal along with a matching cupcake pen. I think its super but you be the judge? In the works is matching v-day magnets, hair clip and ring. I'm working on the other items but here is what I have so far!

The journal is a regular "notebook" covered in cupcake fabric, accented with Valentine Day ribbon. I added a few heart jewels to make it more fun &cute. The base of the cupcake is actually real cupcake paper cut out to fit the base and curled the ribbon into tiny circles to fluff the cupcake frosting and of course the big circle jewel to represent the cherry on the cupcake......tadahhh!
Here is the matching pen. This is also handmade. I made a cupcake die-cut and stuffed it with cotton,sprinkled matching heart jewels and wavy ribbon. I added a cute v-day bow just for fun.

a close up of the ribbon that wraps around the pen.

I'm still working on fixing my pictures. I haven't perfected that yet so I may not give my creations justice!


Ok so now that you saw a little of what to expect, here is another awesome item in the works! Yes, its another design from G. Juarez! Please keep in mind this is not finished but its getting there. Isn't this the cutest???Now you can put away your jewels in your doxie jewelry box! Can't wait to see this finished!



Now I said I would start the year off blogging so here is some more updates! Last blog I bragged about Sweet Irie's shop! So here is the deal! If you log on to her shop,blog about her shop or simply purchase something from her shop you have a chance to win one of her cute wristlets key chains. In case you haven't taken a few minutes to check her blog out, when you're on my main page you will see a link to her blog or log onto and purchase one of her cute key chains. Let me show ya'll the one I got! I can't wait to receive it, its the cutest!!!


Ok, this is it for now... I promise I will start to blog at least once a week even if its for a quick update!