As of 5/30 Whimsy Tin is not accepting any new orders. Will open back up for orders in July!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Easter Buckets

If you want to see some designs from the last two years you can click here here here here here here here and here (this link is to an Easter bucket but it is also the most precious picture of a Whimsy Tin!) If you order one and take a picture of you kiddo with it on Easter please email me so I can see those cute faces!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Easter Orders!

Wow!!!!! is really all I can say right now. My phone has just gone a bit crazy with emails! Thats a very good thing though! Today, especially this evening I have received a lot of emails about Easter buckets and I promise all of you I will be getting back with you in the next day or two maybe three!!! So here goes trying to answer a lot of questions....

If you want to order right I just need bucket size, name and design. If you can not decide on a design right now then that is okay I will email you when I get to your bucket and you can tell me then! I do plan on making some new designs and will post them as soon as I paint them. Also if there is something that you want on your bucket then please feel free to offer a suggestion. The bucket with the lambs on it from last year, I give total credit for it to a customer who sent me pics of the lambs and what she wanted it to say. It seems to be a popular bucket this year!!!

As far as time, I promise that if I say I will paint you an Easter bucket then I will and you will have it before Easter. During the holidays I stay up late lots of nights painting buckets. You may not hear from me but I PROMISE that you will have it in time. Right now I can't tell an exact time as to when they will be finished. I do have orders that are not Easter buckets that I have to work in as well! So just please know that if I tell you you are on my list then you will get a bucket!

Shipping is usually anywhere from $10-$15 just depending on how far you live from me!!! So please email me your address at some point so that I can figure it!

Size is always a question. My most popular size that I paint is medium. Those of you coming from the Francis blog, Brody's was a medium! If you look on the sidebar there is a picture with buckets of different sizes those range from Large to extra small. My kids have mediums and they workout great for us. Plenty of room for the Easter bunny to leave their goodies and they have no problem carrying them around for egg hunts! But I also paint a lot of large and smalls too! They are both great sizes too!

Payment! I mostly do paypal. I will send you and invoice when I get to your order and ship your order off when I get confirmation that you have paid. If you have a problem with paypal please let me know and we can work something out. Of coarse all of you who live in my area can pay when I deliver!!!

So I hope that this answers a lot of your questions about ordering! I promise everyone who emailed tonight I will get back to you in the next day or two!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010


A long time ago (like 4 years ago!) I saw a place that had some hand painted backpacks and I loved them and thought that I would just paint one myself. After searching and searching I finally found one and ordered it. One of Lillie's friends had a birthday coming up so I decided that I would experiment with her. She will be starting preschool in the fall and thought it would be something cute for her to use. Lillie has already put in a request for her backpack so check back for more!!


Okay so here is a really cute idea that I thought that I would share with everyone. I made these for the lady that keeps my kiddos. She just moved into a new place and she is trying to get everything decorated cute for the kids. So I found these giant cutouts at Hobby Lobby they are back in the aisle with all of the wood. Painted them in bright cute colors! Also at Hobby Lobby I bought a two pack of 16x20 canvases and painted those with chalkboard paint (it took about three coats). When everything was completely dry I just simply glued the wood pieces to the canvas and created two really cute chalkboards for the kids!!!



Splish Splash!

This was made for a baby shower gift. It is going to be filled with all kids of bath time goodies for the new baby! Super cute idea! Around the top it says Splish Splash Kaitlyn loves takin a bath!

Friday, January 22, 2010


I know that I posted that I was going to take a break but that really didn't happen! That big project that I was going to work on is going to have to wait till after Easter! Right now I am still taking orders so if you are out there and you are wanting to place an order please feel free to email me!!! I do have some orders that I am working on right now so I am a few weeks out. If you are wanting something and need it by a certain date please include that when you email me so that I can make sure that I can get it done by that time!!

Also I am already getting a few Easter orders!! I can't believe that it is already time to start thinking about all of that, I think that I am still in Santa, red and green mode right now!!! I will be posting some new designs sometime in the near future. I have had some people ask what they are going to look like and honestly right now I don't even know!!!! But I will post some as soon as I think of some! Last year a customer emailed me a picture what she wanted on her bucket so feel free to do that also if there is something that you see that you want on your bucket. My cut off for Easter orders is going to be March 1st.
So if you are interested in ordering please email me to get on the list. You do not have to decide on a design at that point, I will email you when I get ready to start your order!

Lastly, I have received a lot of emails over the past week and I am working on responding to them. My grandmother was put in ICU on Monday so I have not really had the time to really sit down and email everyone back. So just know that I am doing my best to get back to everyone and also to get some orders taken care of! And to everyone who I have already talked to to finalize your order I promise I am going to be painting like a crazy lady this weekend so you will be hearing from me very soon!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Watson Twins!

This is going to be filled with baby shower goodies for a new little mommy who is expecting twin boys who have been nicknamed The Watson Twins!

Another Razorback!

I painted this canvas back in the summer for my parent's lake house. I finally remembered to take a picture of it! Sorry it's a little crooked!!!