Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
She won the Bust Craftacular Drawing and will receive $50 worth of merchandise of her choice.
I had a lot of fun doing this promotion and will be on the look out for other unusual ways to spread the HBIC word!
Apologies for so few posts lately, life just got in the way! I should be back on track asap.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Ladybug and Bumble Bee pot holders. Ladybugs available now, Bees by this weekend.
Fabric Fortune Cookies. Aren't they cute? Many more to come including little bags of 3.
Oilcloth place mats. Shiny reversible joy! Sets of 4 available now.
Hope your holidays are happy!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
These are fabric fortune cookies that I have made for Bust's Craftacular shows in New York city and Los Angeles. They will be distrubuted in the goodie bags. Inside each cookie is a sort of raffle ticket. All you have to do is visit my Etsy shop and convo me the "secret" word inside and what show you went to, for a chance to win $50 worth of HBIC goods of your choice!
I'm a little nervous because I've never done a promotion of this scale before but I'm feeling optomistic and excited. Now I need to get back to work filling my shop with more goodies!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
For a change the photography is stunning. It's no wonder she saved these. I wish you were able to see them full size!
Friday, November 28, 2008
What on earth is she pouring into that Thermos? It looks rather green. Better be soup.
I have no idea what the ad was for...food product, the cookware, Ritalin?
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Get your kid to drink milk by adding 7-UP to it!
"Mothers know that this is a wholesome combination. The addition of 7-UP gives milk a new flavor appeal that especially pleases children." Duh. It's soda.
I love product-specific recipes. I always feel sorry for all those cooks who had to slave away in a test kitchen with odd products to make an entire book of recipes. Think of the desperation as they started to run out of ideas.
Just wait til I share the Kraft Foods Cookbook! No shortage of products but a huge deficiency of nutrition!
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To be sure, I am eating plate-fulls of food that I will look back on in revulsion in 30 years time. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Now don't you wish you could read the recipes more easily so that you could wow your friends and family with your culinary marvels?
More fantastic foods to come!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Ok, the last recipe lost me at the pimento and killed me with the toasted coconut and pineapple garnish. With turkey. And the fact that it's a soup?...what is that anyway?
So who's ready for Thanksgiving?
Monday, November 24, 2008
I hope you ate already!
Main Curse! I mean, Course.
This sounds like a great way of ruining perfectly good ice cream and Fig Newtons.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So I've pressed my family into service, additional supplies are on the way,and I have back-ups of all my blades and circle cutting gadgets.
All I need is a really cleverly worded teaser to put inside each cookie!
Well, then there's the hammering part but I'll give myself a headache if I think about that now.
I'll post some pictures later. I've never done this type of volume before so I'm ready to document the process.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm taking long walks with the dogs on the beach. It has rained non-stop but we don't care. Pelicans are migrating so we stop and watch modest groups of them hug the coast on their trip south. I don't know if hummingbirds migrate but we've been seeing a lot og them too.
Before leaving for the beach I picked the pears off our tree. The first decent harvest off the little struggling tree. As the temperature has gone down my need for baked goods has increased so we baked a pear cobbler that filled the whole house with the smell of cinnamon while a hail storm raged outside. It will be breakfast this morning!
And lastly but certainly not last...the election! I'm not very politically active or aware and I'm ashamed to admit I don't vote often. I was very invested in this election. Imagine my dismay when I realized I'd miss the election, being out of state! So we opened a bottle of wine, played cards and listened to the radio. Oh Joy Obama! Thank goodness!
So I may or may not post again while down here. I intend to but the beach and this cozy old house have a funny way of bending time and rearranging priorites. And right now that priority is another cup of coffee and some pear cobbler!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
(Apologies for not having more photos! Jen's photos are quite large and in my flu-state I cannot figure out how to shrink them. Jen, I'm so sorry!)
Baby Friendly Beads is a wonderful shop of jewelry for nursing moms."Baby Friendly Beads are beautifully functional nursing necklaces and bracelets. Breastfeeding jewelry gives baby something else to focus on and play with, instead of pulling mom's hair or pinching her skin. Reminder bracelets track nursing sessions."
This is a pretty clever idea, and beautiful pieces to boot. Take a look through her feedback to see how much moms and babies adore her work!
But who says you have to be nursing, or even a mom to wear this jewelry. I often have to remove my jewelry when I'm doing any kind of physical work that might break it. Buying something sturdy would fix that problem!
(I love this bracelet)
Her other Etsy shop, Mama's Magic Studio, is beautiful. I only wish there was more to see! Great pictures on a lovely serene green background. Clever paired earrings, very reasonably priced. See for yourself! The above earrings are from this shop.
The blog, called Mama's Magic, is full of the same green serenity as the shop of similar name. Sweet musings about family life, creativity and creative writing are a treat as she's a poet and her eloquent posts make that evident. But you have to go see for yourself!All mommas and friends of mommas will be happy if you do!
Now I'm going to make myself a mug of hot, soothing tea, curl up on the couch with the kitty and hang out in my pyjamas all day :)