Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Apple a Day

Well even if I do eat an apple today, I still have to face the inevitable: taking all three kids in for their check-ups! This should be fun and exciting. In the past I've usually taken the twins together, and the youngest by himself. I've never had the pleasure of taking them all at the same time. I'll let you all know if I survive. :) Anyway I thought today would be a good day to do a doctor themed mini treasury. Enjoy! :)

Be a Doctor PDF Pattern by GulfCoastCottagePDF

Wooden Doll Doctor Playset by theenchantedcupboard

Handmade Intarsia Doctor Bear by WoodenArtbyTom

Apple Cut Paper Wall Art by supercoolspyclub

Operation Board Game Spiral Notebook by ivylanedesigns

Grace the Nurse Ornament by TheHouseOfMouse

Have a healthy day! :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pirates vs. Ninjas!

Who would win? It's the question of the ages. Sure "Where do we come from?" and "If a tree falls in the woods, would anyone hear it?" are good questions too, but this one is at the forefront of geek discussions everywhere!

So who would win in fight between pirates and ninjas? Well that depends on who you ask. :) I've always been a ninja person myself, though pirate ships are really cool too. It really comes down to stealth and finesse vs. power and fearlessness. Ninjas rule the night, pirates rule the sea. Ninjas have cool pointy (and ridiculously well made) weapons, pirates have swords and guns. And while ninjas train their whole lives to develop their skills, pirates get to get drunk on boat in the middle of the Caribbean (among other places). :) So who do you think would win? You can cast your vote in my poll on the sidebar and we'll see is triumphant! :)

In all honesty I have no idea what got me thinking about pirates and ninjas, but it did lead me to create two really cool new Christmas ornaments! :) The first one is a pirate flag.

Jolly Roger Pirate Flag Felt Christmas Ornament

The perfect ornament to add some Yo Ho Ho to your Christmas tree! ;) The second piece is ninja related.

Ninja Christmas Star Shuriken Ornament - Embroidered Felt

This would make the perfect Secret Santa present! And since there are so many awesome ninjas and pirates on Etsy, I made a treasury in honor of them too!

Ninjas vs. Pirates!

Have an exciting day! :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Good Food Week

This has been what I would classify as a good food week. There was carnival food, mint, ice cream, and now ginger cookies! :) Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and one of the main reasons for that is gingerbread! I LOVE gingerbread! I'm not sure why or how gingerbread ended up being a Christmas food, but it saddens me to think that most people only eat ginger cookies during the holidays. I always make sure I get a healthy helping of ginger cookies at least two or three times during the "off season." These are my very, very favorite ginger cookies:

They are my husband's triple ginger cookies! And they are soft, chewy, and delicious! I could probably eat two dozen of these without even trying! Not the there is anything wrong with Christmasy cookies, especially gingerbread men, who are as much fun to make as they are to eat! I actually have a couple of gingerbread Christmas ornaments in my shop right now and this little guy is going to be joining them very shortly. :)

Russian Dancer Gingerbread Man Felt Christmas Ornament

He started out as a plain gingerbread man, but something about him reminded me of the Nutcracker Suite, and he ended up dressed like a Russian dancer. I think he looks very handsome, and very tasty! :)

So since this weekend I seem to have ginger on the brain, here is a selection of ginger, Etsy style! Enjoy! :)

Antique Brown Leather Ginger Belt by moxieandoliver

Felted Play Ginger Cookies by woollyduck

Ginger Portrait, Giclee Print, 8-1/2" x 11" by ChavahsGarden

Gingersnap - Fingering Sock Yarn by CraftyWoman

Brown Sugar Ginger Spice Shortbread Cookies by whimsyandspice

White Tea and Ginger Scented Votives by kittredgecandles

Have a sweet day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Update Day

Let's see...what have I been up to? Oh yeah! I posted a bunch of stuff in my destash shop (SpringToDecember) yesterday. I found a bunch of embroidery items that I wasn't using and figured I'd pass them on to someone who needed them. :) I also found some extra beads from last Christmas.

4 Glass Peppermint Swirl Candy Beads - Red and Green Stripes

Hmmm...what else? Oh while I was digging around, I found some miniature dollhouse Christmas ornaments, that I had when I was growing up! I don't know how they ended up in my sewing box, but since I don't have a dollhouse anymore, I figured I'd post them.

5 Vintage Miniature Christmas Ornaments for Scale Dollhouse

I hope somebody gives them a good home. :) I also listed a new piece for my brother Tony (DigitalMushroom).

Super Mario 3D Polymer Clay Figurine

He also made a Super Mario treasury to go with it! Check it out here!

I'm currently working on a gingerbread man felt ornament, but I don't have any pictures to post yet. He started out as a plain gingerbread man, but he has evolved into a Russian gingerbread man. He is turning out really cute! I'm hoping to finish up today and post a pic either tomorrow or Sunday. Have a great weekend everybody! :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hungry for a Sundae

I don't know what got me thinking about ice cream, but I have been craving Neapolitan ice cream lately. :) When I was younger, my mom used to buy us these huge white plastic gallon tubs of cheapo ice cream (there were seven of us). The ice cream was good and afterwards we could use the tubs to put our toys in. I think they had rainbow sherbet too; that was my brother Steve's favorite. :) But my favorite was the Neapolitan! It was fun cause you had so many combinations you could get! You could have all three flavors, or just one, or maybe just two. My favorite was vanilla and strawberry. :) I remember it was always best if the two flavors you wanted weren't touching, cause then you didn't have to worry about getting some of the third flavor mixed in with your two favorites! :) So, in honor of the 90 degree weather and memories of drippy ice cream cones, today's theme is Neapolitan ice cream!

Polymer Clay Ice Cream Sandwich Earrings by TheClayCollection

Three Tier Neapolitan Mochi Ice Cream Cone by bobbin4apples

3 Brass Bangles with Accent Beads by saltandpaper

Neapolitan Soapy Pop Popsicle Soap by soapylove

Neapolitan Triple Layer Marshmallows by cupcakesinjars

Neapolitan Ice Cream Recycled Jar Candle by LilacAve

Oh and I also did a yummy treasury called A Neapolitan Summer, check it out! Have a sweet day! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Yesterday was mint day at my house. First I took some pics of a mint plant I got from my parents house.

Once long ago I planted some mint in a makeshift garden in my mother's yard. After a couple of years, my mom decided the garden was too much work, so my dad cut it down and planted grass. Unbeknownst to us mint is a weed and no matter how many times my dad tried to cut it back, he could never get rid of it! :)

A week or so ago i decided to see if there was any of the mint left in the yard. Sure enough, I found a nice piece growing right next to the air conditioner! So I pulled it up and I'm going to plant it in a hanging planter on my new porch!

I also got two candy cane felt ornaments finished and posted in my Etsy shop. I did something different with these ornaments: I used satin ribbon as an accent! I think they came out really cute. :) So I thought today I would do a theme of red and green mint! Enjoy! :)

Wintergreen Candy Glass Earrings by Mindielee

Miniature Peppermint Sticks by marysminiatures

Vintage Peppermint Stripe Necklace by PinkSaguaro

Mint Ice Cream Cone Fine Art Print by jljjld

Spearmint Leaves Votive Candles by kittredgecandles

Felt Candy Cane Ornament by Autumn2May

Have a minty fresh day! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy First Day of Summer!

Even though lately the temps around here make it feel like the middle of July, today is in fact the first day of summer! And the beginning of summer around here always means two things 1) school is out 2) the carnival is back! :)

Every year after the last week of school the carnival comes to town! There's rides, games, food, and fireworks! I like going on the nice gentle rides, like the merry-go-round, but my sister and brother were always the ones to go on the scary rides! Of course my favorite part is the fair food. Where else can you get deep-fried cookies and candy bars, nevermind the hot dogs, cheesesteaks, funnel cake, and (my personal favorite) cotton candy!

The first date my husband ever asked me on was to the carnival. :) He agreed to go the ferris wheel with me even though he was afraid of heights. It was too cute. :) Summer means a lot of things, but the beginning of summer will always be carnival time to me! I hope you enjoy this carnival themed mini treasury! :)

Carnival Ride Photographic Print by EtceteraEast

Carnival Food Note Cards (Set of 6) by ordersupdesigns

Circus Peanut Soaps (set of 12) by LoveLeeSoaps

Sticky Sweet - Fine Art Carnival Print by stoopidgerl

Celebrations Hand Painted Bowl by simplyprettyprints

Hot Dog with Mustard Earrings by mousemarket

Happy first day of summer everyone! :)

Oops! I almost forgot! I also did a treasury to go with this post. Check it out here!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend Updates!

It was another busy weekend in this neck of the woods. Friday night was my twin sons' and my nephew's birthday party. They were born almost exactly a year apart, so we do all three birthday parties the same day. :) I made them a train cake, it turned out really cute!

There's some close-up pic of the cake in my Cool Cakes & Cupcakes set on Flickr. I love the way the engine turned out. :)

I also did another yard sale this weekend. This time however, I forgot to use sunscreen and now my nose and the tops of my ears are soar. :( But we sold more stuff this weekend, so it wasn't a total loss. :)

Best of all, I finally finished the Ravenclaw ornament! :D

Harry Potter Ravenclaw Shield Hand Embroidered Felt Ornament

You can see how I made in my In Progress Photos set. I'm thinking about doing the Hogwarts Shield as well, but I think it might be too detailed to do in felt. Maybe I'll try it clay. Hmmm...something to think about. :)

That's it for the moment. Hope you all had a great weekend and a Happy Father's Day! :)

Happy Father's Day!

In honor of my father and husband, who are both major computer geeks, here is a mini treasury of old school computer gadgets! I hope you both have a great year and Happy Father's Day! I love you! :) Now go do something fun and relaxing, you deserve it!

Computer Terminal Retro 80's Fridge Magnet by moddyboy80

Glossy Orange Computer Hard Drive Clock by TECOART

Floppy Disk Pen and Pencil Holder by GeekGear

Blue Floppy Disk Duct Tape Wallet by jDUCT

Floppy Disk Pouch in Peacock Blue by BraveMoonman

Old School Computer Blank Card by MisplacedTalents

Wishing all the dads out there a safe and happy Father's Day! :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Etsy! :)

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Etsy!
Happy Birthday to You!

Today is Etsy's 5th birthday and in their honor I have put together a Happy Birthday mini treasury! I've been on Etsy for almost a year and I love it! I wish them much success and happiness in the future! Thanks for all you've done for us and keep up the good work! Enjoy!

Oh and I almost forgot! One of the items in this mini treasury is something from long ago in Etsyland (all the way back from 2007!)! Were any of you around back then? Or have you been here even longer? Let me know in the comments! :)

Happy Birthday Cupcake Banner by heartfelthandmade

Etsy Class: An Introduction to Handspinning by EtsyStore

Lampwork Stacked Bead Pendant by hippkittybeads

Wee Birthday Booger Mini Sculpture by dancesippydance

Set of 6 Birthday Party Hats by crossroadscottage

9 Vintage Birthday Party Hats by simplychictiques

I hope everyone has a happy day! And for all of you who are going, enjoy the Etsy Craft Parties tonight! :)


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