About Melissa French

I am a mom living in New Hampshire with a family of six (and five cats). I am a glitter artist. I am part raccoon (attracted to shiny things), part eternal 6-year-old. I am the crazy neighbor with paint under her nails, glitter everywhere, a cat in every window, and the Xmas tree up all year. I am a thrifty, crunchy, geeky, offbeat mother.

Printable Victorian Santa Christmas Gift Tags

Please enjoy this printable PDF of Christmas gift tags. They feature Victorian Santas and an ornate frame. The colors are subdued. These could also be used for bookmarks or placecards These are large tags, 6 to a page and approximately … Continue reading

Pre-Order Hand-Glittered Holiday Greeting Cards

This holiday season I am offering handcrafted greeting cards. These are a lovely touch for the special people in your life. I can also make card sets with a custom theme for your next event or a special gift. Suggest … Continue reading

New HousePunkery items – Halloween & Fall schtuff galore!

I love Halloween so much! My little goth heart goes pitter-patter for the darker side of festivities. I have added multiple items to my shop to help celebrate this wonderful time of the year, including some seasonal handmade items for … Continue reading

Fall Banner Printable Freebie

I am offering you a free printable PDF to make your own fall banner for your mantel or other seasonal display. Print this out, cut, whip out your glitter, and presto! Nifty sparklies made by you! You can use a … Continue reading

Birth of a Banner – The process of developing a new item

I thought I would share my process for creating a new item. I just listed a line of fall banners. There is a lot that goes into a handmade item, besides the love. This is mostly a new product line. … Continue reading

Free Scrapbooking Background – Framed Vintage Butterflies

While developing my bedtime routine print I tried these butterflies on my background. I thought it was so pretty I saved it and am sharing it with you now. I used vintage graphics to make this background element for scrapbooking. … Continue reading

New Item: Choose Your Own Adventure Vintagesque Bedtime Routine

I am introducing two versions of a bedtime routine item in my shop. It is a loverly chart with vintage illustrations. The background is a scrolly frame around a tan dictionary page. It has that look almost like an old … Continue reading