Sunday, October 2, 2011

Old King Cole

I can't believe I had this post ready last Monday, and I forgot to post it! XD Well here it is a week late. :)

Next on our nursery rhyme tour is another old favorite of mine: Old King Cole. And while most cartoons of my youth showed the King smoking a pipe, most likely the pipe in question was actually a musical instrument. Enjoy!
Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl
And he called for his fiddlers three.

Royal Crown Cookies in Blue and Silver by SweetAmbs

Flute 5x7 Photography Print by Knight27

2" Tea Ball with Crown Charm by OwensAcres

Beautiful Salad or Soup Bowl by wildcardpottery

Cotton Napkins - Royal Crown by badbatdesigns

8x10 Violin Matte Print by creationsbyhli

And if you enjoyed the small treasury, then take a look at the big one!

Have a great day! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Arrr Matie!

Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day! So, in honor of this occasion me blog will be taking a short break from nursery rhymes so I can bring this fine steampunk pirate treasury! There she blows!

Victorian Kraken Octopus Plate by AustinModern

Anchor Necklace with Vintage Pearl by ReneeLoughlin

Sterling Silver Octopus Ring with Opal Eyes by billyblue22

10 Skull Pirate Soaps by pepperapothecary

Steampunk Victorian Pirate Goggles by oldjunkyardboutique

Pirate Ship at Sea Oil Painting by whataboutthat

And if ye enjoyed that make sure you get a good look at the larger treasury here!

Happy pillaging mates! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hey Diddle, Diddle

It's a full harvest moon tonight so I thought today's nursery rhyme should be Hey Diddle, Diddle. I always liked this rhyme, because it's just plain nonsense. And a kid, nonsense was the best kind of sense. Grown-ups had boring logic and us kids, we had nonsense. Of course cows could jump over the moon. Just like little girls could climb into mirror worlds and stuffed animals could talk. It was a given that fantasy could be true even if it was only in our imaginations. I think adults would be better off if they played pretend on occasion. When you can imagine that fantasy is a possible, a whole new realm of real-life possibilities opens to you. Enjoy the treasury! :)

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

8x11 Cat and the Fiddle Illustration by ChasingtheCrayon

Airborne Beagle 8x8 Fine Art Photograph by fatoldsunshine

Cow Jumped Over The Moon Illustration by BrickHouseStudio

Country Blue Mini Serving Oval Tray by catspawpottery

Little Dog Sitting on Comfy Chair Sculpture by dreamingdogs

Cat and the Fiddle Silver Plated Charm by treasuredcharms

Also make sure you check out the big treasury that matches this one!

Have a great day! :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nursery Rhymes

Lately I've been singing nursery rhymes to my kids at bedtime. It occurred to me that nursery rhymes would make a good series of treasuries. So, that's what I'm going to do. For the next few weeks I'm going to feature a different nursery rhyme each week. This week is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it! :)

Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse;
Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
And she shall have music wherever she goes.

Horse Photography Print by NatureMandalas

Cross 11" x 14" Digital Photo Print by taradesign

Ride a Clock Horse to Banbury Cross Brooch by tinyminds

Beaded Bell Silver Anklet by XtraVirgin

White Topaz Sterling Silver Ring by bewittched

White Horse Mixed Media Painting by elisavetasivas

If you liked the mini treasury you can see the whole thing here.

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm back!

Hello everyone! I've returned for the holidays. I haven't quite finished my book yet, but it's coming along nicely. I'll try to post here once a week, but it might end up being more like once every two weeks. To start us off, I'd like to tell you what I did last Saturday.

It started two weeks ago when my friend Vinny was raiding my cabinets for food and came across a large container of food coloring that I keep around for coloring frosting and candies. He decided he wanted to me to make a red velvet cake. The problem was we are almost out of red and it takes almost a full bottle of food coloring to make red velvet cake. We did however have a lot of blue. And that is how the idea of a blue suede cake was born.

It was decided that in two weeks we would make a blue suede cake in remembrance of Elvis's death. Why? I think it was an excuse to make the craziest cake he could think of. This was the result.

What you are looking at is a blue suede (instead of red velvet) cake with a mixture of banana pudding and chopped banana in the middle. It's frosted with peanut butter icing, covered in crispy bacon, then topped with fried banana.

Yes my friend Vinny designed a cake based on Elvis's favorite sandwich, which my husband cooked and we all ate. It was surprisingly good. The bacon and the peanut butter icing was the best part, which is really odd to think about. The weakest part of the cake was the cake itself. I think next time we need to use a less rich cake as all the toppings and fillings were pretty rich in and of themselves.

This brings me to today's mini treasury which is a mash-up of the Elvis cake ingredients. Enjoy! :)

P.B. and Duck Pond - 8x10 Metallic Print by kristimcmurry

Blue Suede Boots for Lati Doll by dollb

Banana Food for 18" American Girl Dolls by pippaloo

Bacon - Original 5x7 Painting by heatherfuture

Baby Blue Suede Petals Necklace by HaKNiK

Peanut Butter Fudge - Half Pound by Atomicfudge

If you'd like to see more Elvis inspired goodness, check out the big treasury here.

Have a great day! :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Taking a Break

I'm taking a little break from crafting, while I work on finishing the book I'm writing. This means I'm also going to be taking a break from this blog for a bit as well. I will most likely be back again this holiday season with more crafts and more treasuries. :) Until then you can follow me on my writing blog The Write Way To Type.

8x12 Fine Art Print by sixhours

See you in the future! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I went to the grocery store, while hungry, over the weekend. There should be a law against doing that. I must have bought every other piece of junk food in the entire store! The husband was not pleased. :) It got me thinking about kid's snacks, since that's one of the things I was supposed to be buying. It's weird because I have lots of snacks for my kids in the house, but I rarely eat them. I like saving my calories for my own special grown-up snacks, like triple fudge ice cream. :D But I thought it would be fun to look up some kiddy snacks on Etsy and see what came up. I discovered a treasure trove of yummy lovelies, most of which are completely calorie free! Hungry? Enjoy this delicious group of childhood favorites! :)

2 Juice Glasses Your Choice of Designs by BreadandBadger

Banana Salt and Pepper Shakers by MichikoShimada

Cookies 8 x 8 Fine Art Photograph by Jackierueda

Ants on a Log Felt Play Food by royalrugrats

Cinnamon & Honey Graham Crackers by SaltCityPatisserie

Goldfish Cracker Polymer Clay Necklace by BabyLovesPink

Still hungry? Check out the matching big treasury!

Have a great day! :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Is Here!

When I started making this treasury it was 60 degrees out. Today, it's 30. Sigh. Well, regardless of the temperature outside it is in fact spring. The birds are returning, the flowers are coming up, and there are new buds on all the trees. :) It's pretty to look at, even if you still have to wear a winter jacket when you go outside. Are there signs of spring where you live? If not then check out this mini treasury to get your daily dose of a newly blossoming spring. :)

A Little Dream - Fine Art Photographic Print by ajawin

Porcelain Pendant with Impression of Branch by peifferStudios

Amethyst Purple Brass Bud Earrings by TheBrassHussy

Sugar Plum Coral Bells 8x10 Print by heatherkingdesigns

Green Buds Photographic Print 8x10 by eireanneilis

Sweet Spring Herbal Tea by twigandleafbotanical

For even more budding spring items, check out the big treasury as well! :)

Have a great day! :)

* Edit *
I had to change this around a bit because some of the pieces I picked expired by the time I went to post the big treasury. When I went to add some new items I accidentally deleted my mini treasury and had to start from scratch. If I said your piece was featured and you don't see it here, that is why. Sorry for the confusion.

Jennie :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! :D I'm an enjoying today by wearing green and eating some yummy treats my husband made, namely Irish soda bread cookies and Irish potato candy! :D Are you doing anything special today? Tell me in the comments! And enjoy this clover themed St. Patty's day mini treasury! :)

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. ~ Irish Blessing

Green Lucky Four Leaf Clover Bracelet by ShySiren

Lucky Clover Crochet Amigurumi by HomemadeZen

St.Patrick's Day Good Luck Cards by reneeleonestudio

Lucky Clover Greeting Card by creativeapples

Miniature Chocolate Cupcakes with Shamrock Topping by smollerup

Irish Mushroom Garden In A Bean Pot by WanderingLydia

Make sure you check out the big treasury for even more lucky finds! :)

Have a lucky day! :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails