Repurposed Vintage Fabrics Into Organizer and Gift Bags

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blog Hop!

I'm having a blog hop on my Jeanpatch blog!  Come on over and enter today!  It is a great way for you to get followers on your blog too.

Here is the link to enter: 

You will be entered in my 200 followers giveaway contest too!

I'll be giving away a rice pack set: 1 beverage warmer and 1 hot/cold pack

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Online Craft Show!

Happy September!  

Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op is hosting monthly craft shows online and would like to invite you to join us.  Our next event will be September 15 & 16 at 1 p.m. eastern time on Etsy Treasury.

All are welcome to shop with us.  You just have to be a registered user on Etsy. It is free to join.

Our theme will be Fall Decor!  We will have 16 different shops for you to choose from. You may buy any item in their shop.  We will offer discounts and prizes during these two days of the show.

Once you are registered with Etsy you may join our team and keep updated on all our events.

Here is the link to our team! Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op! SFGCTEAM!

We had over 700 visitors to last months event. We would like to break that record and you can help us do it by attending!  

If you are a seller on Etsy and would like to participate we would love to have you join us too!
All you have to do is buy from one of the featured shops and you get your shop in the craft show!

Mark your calenders!  See you Thursday, Sept. 15th at 1 p.m. eastern time!

These are the Etsy shops that are in the Craft Show. You can start browsing their shops now and pick out what you'd like to buy next week. Don't forget you'll get to use a coupon and save on your purchases!

1. Reflectionsofkayla
2. Unforgottensimplicit
3. HeyOliver
4. CollectThisTreasures
5. CountryCents
6. LindsayMareeJewelry
7. ConstantGalore
8. WoodstreamDream
12.DDs Darlings
15. Vintage50sTreasures
16. JeanpatchbyMK



Monday, May 9, 2011

May Newsletter for Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op

Dear Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Members,

Letter from Marsha:

In anticipation of May being a spectacular month for the co-op, in terms of potential growth. I put together my thoughts to you in this month's newsletter.

Did you notice all the new features that's been added to make the newsletter interactive? Each month you will find new and useful tips, projects, contests and more. So be sure to check it each month so you don't miss any of the cool happenings.

I'm recovering from oral surgery I had on April 1st. I sure could use some cheerful thoughts. So send in your funny stories and precious moments for me to read and lift my spirits.

I have lots of support through prayer and reading my Bible daily, which empowers me through God's holy spirit. Then, there's my family ever devoted by my side. Not to mention my loving and caring friends.

I'm sure it will be a speedy recovery with all that help behind me. Having to deal with this surgery brings me to the scripture of the month.

                  Scripture of the Month: 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18- "Therefore we do not give up, but even if the man (woman) we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man (woman) we are inside (spiritually) is being renewed from day to day. 17: For though tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing weight and is everlasting. 18:while we keep our eyes not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

           Budget Saving Health Recipe

Tips: Healthy Soda Alternative- find great recipes on my blog on how to make a great tasting healthy soda for you and the kids.

Want a great soda alternative for you and the kids? This is a great way to get them off all that sugar and drinking something that is actually good for them and tastes good too.

Here's what you'll need:

Seltzer water

Agave flavored nectar

Stevia flavored natural herb sweetener (not for pregnant women)

Watkins flavored extracts

For more information visit my blog link below.


             Monthly Craft Project

Easy Craft Project: Paper Quilt Greeting Card- This is a great project for all levels of crafting experience. I've also made this into a tutorial on my etsy shop available for purchase. You can also find my paper quilt greeting cards for sale. Having one on hand to use as a guide when making your own is very helpful.

Find full instructions by clicking this link:

             What's New!

Up & Coming Events: It's time for another fun contest at the Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op website. This month's contest is a fun cookie contest. It is part of my blog hop activity I started last month. Sign up for the contest and put your blog url and then follow someone on the list ahead of you. This brings you traffic and others as well. To find out all the rules and details visit my blog at

           Voluntary Donations

Announcing: "Charity Corner"- A new addition to the co-op. This is our opportunity to give to those less fortunate than ourselves. Just click on the charity link on the homepage to find out how you can help.

             Member Discounts

Member Perks: Frequent buyer program- Become a frequent customer in the Sunshine Market with Jeanpatch by MK and Reflections of Kayla. When you make your 10th purchase you will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in either of their shops.

      Recipe of the Month:

Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins

2 cups gluten free flour or wheat flour

1/2 cup potato starch flour

4 organic eggs

1 cup organic unsweetened coconut milk

1 teaspoon Watkins organic vanilla extract

1 teaspoon carob powder

Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl with a hand mixer until blended. Grease a muffin pan and fill each cup 1/2 full.

Bake on 355 degree oven for 25 minutes or until done.

Yummy variations, instead of vanilla extract you can use any of Watkins other natural extracts like Cherry, Almond, Banana and more!

             Member Tip of the Month:                                                                  Planet Earth Remedies

RECIPE: TEA TREE MOLD SPRAY: a powerful antiseptic and also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Tea tree oil can be used as a cleanser in the home and has been shown to inhibit the growth of mold. When combined with borax, another mold-inhibitor, you have a spray that can be used frequently to discourage the growth of mold in such areas as the bathroom. Use this spray on your shower surround and on shower curtains, as well as upon any other areas that might be susceptible to developing mold.

You can buy Spring Valley 2 ounce Tea Tree at Walmart (a great buy for $8.00 ) or if you hate Walmart you can pay more and buy from a health store. At Walmart it's at the vitamin section on the bottom shelf - they always stock it.


2 teaspoons borax

1 cup warm water

10 drops essential oil of clove

1 teaspoon tea tree oil

Spray bottle

Dissolve the borax in warm water that you have poured into the spray bottle. Add the essential oil of clove and the tea tree oil to the mixture. Shake well before using. Spray on the areas you wish to treat and allow to dry. Do not rinse.

Contributed by: Sharon Good

Well that's a wrap for this month's co-op news.  I hope you will put all the topics to use and try new things we've suggested.

Many Blessings,


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Flea Market Bargain Barter Days!!!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!

   What do you like doing on the weekends?  Finding a good bargain at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores is what I like to do to relax on the weekends!!!

    We hunt and dip through all the bins and stacks of items to find that perfect one that will be upcycled into a work of art.  Right now I'm looking for tins to put our note card sets in and decorative boxes to alter into beautiful treasure boxes to put my altered books in that we sell on my co-op website.

   To get you started in this flea market bargain barter day, I've tagged my barter items on my Vintage 50s Treasure shop on Etsy.  Just go to my shop and see what you'd like to barter for and then send me a message telling me what you have to trade me in return.

   This is how it works!  You add the cost of the item with the shipping and that is how much I'll barter back for in return.  You make the regular purchase just as you would but instead of paying you click on "other" and send me what we agree to barter on.

    I like anything that is organic and sustainable, useful and fun!!!  Just tell me what you have to barter and I'll pick what I want for what you want, easy as 1,2,3!!!!


   I leave you with this encouraging scripture of the day.

  "For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord".  Romans 8: 38, 39

Have a Blessed and Happy Day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's A Zip-a-dee-Do-Dah-Day!

My, oh, my What a wonderful Day!  Plenty of Sunshine heading your way, Zip-a-dee-do-dah, zip-a-dee Farmgirl Co-op shopping today!  Always FREE Shipping 24/7!  Come see what all the singing is about!

Hello Dear Friends,
  I don't want you to miss out on any of the fun happenings on my blogs.  I also have my Jeanpatch blog and Mrs. Green Jean's Bartering Patch blog.

And, even more great tips and inspirational advise on my Jeanpatch blog:

Join in the fun on my Jeanpatch blog by voting for the contest prize that will be given away in next month's co-op contest.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marching Into Spring!

Marching into spring is the theme of our contest for March on the Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op.  It's fun, easy and everyone wins!  Starting March 1st til the end of the month you have to do three things to win a prize. Here they are:
   #1- Become a follower of this blog
   #2- Join my Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op newsletter

   #3- Register on my website to buy or sell
All very easy to do.  Now, if you've already done one or all then here is what you'll need to do to win.
    #1- Sign the guest book on the website telling us what is your favorite thing about the website. It can be a shop, a product, the design etc...
    #2- "Like" my facebook Jeanpatch page.!/pages/Jeanpatchbymk/458667005531

Now, for the fun stuff you'll win.  You'll win a free Tupperware product valued up to $20.00.  It could be a tumbler, bowl, plate, storage container or other great product, just for doing the above.  Mark it on your calendar so you don't forget to enter.

You will need to send me your name and address to to receive your gift.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Grand Opening of my new Store!!!! Come take a peek!!!!

I've been waiting so patiently as I paced the floor to be able to announce this today!  Tada!!! We have a store now open for your shopping pleasure on my website.  Now you can make your purchases right from my website from all farmgirl members. 

Plus you get free shipping 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the U.S.!!!!  Tell all your friends to come take a look and join the co-op and become a part of a growing sisterhood.  There will be rewards for all members.

Just click here:

Come back and tell me what you think.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!