OK, here's an exciting tid-bit!!! I have my very FIRST feature over at http://www.debbiegootterdesigns.blogspot.com/ today!! I've never been interviewed before & I feel so giddy! So, please, go check it out & leave lots of awesome comments.
How do ya like that sweet button cupcake pendant pictured up top? I had a customer that "favorited" a cupcake button pendant in my shop--that SOLD a year ago! She's hung onto the picture & link for that long. Luckily, when she asked if could make her one, I was able to create a similar piece & send her on her happy cupcake way.
Here's more ooey-gooey cupcake goodness...Recently I made this custom order for a bro/sis pair, yet to be born. Vintage fabrics were used & I LOVE how it turned out!
I also thought I'd give you some ideas to help with yer handmade holiday adventures...
I LOVE the holidays & I LOVE lists. I stumbled upon this great link, given on Kelsey C's blog Jill of All Trades-A Crafty Mom's World. She mentioned a blog called Tricia-Rennea, which has TONS of free printable art & illustrations. More specifically, I was delighted by her December Planner Pages . Also, Christmas Lists! Here's a peek at one:
So, while you have your list in hand, head on over to One Pretty Thing. I LOVE Rachel's site! She gathers LOADS & LOADS of crafty D.I.Y. projects from all over the www (some of them from moi!) & puts them on her blog. So, this weekend I'm planning on going through page after gloriously crafty page, & getting ideas on what to make for my family & friends this holiday. Last year I had the most satisfying Christmas EVERS by making/buying handmade gifties.
Oh yeah--I promised the recipe for the creamy, cheesy potatoes. Mix together: Ore-ida Potatoes O'brien, 1 pint of sour cream, 1/2 can of Cream of Chicken soup & salt/pepper to taste. Cover with tin-foil & cook at 350degrees for about an hour. Then sprinkle with cheese & cook uncovered until cheese melts. It's good for dinner, breakfast, anytime! (Thanks for the recipe Tia!)
My Monday-Night-Feast went awesomely, by the way. The "hit" of the night was actually some fresh green beans that I steamed & sprinkled with a bit of butter & some Creole Seasoning. Who knew? My hubby, who never eats veggies was scarfing them down. I shoulda made more apple crisp though. It was gone so fast!
I was just thinking about how funny it is that I'm cooking for a large-ish group of people. I don't necessarily like cooking. I feel very outside of my comfort zone, but something inside me WANTS to do this every Monday Night & I totally get the most silly grin on my face when I'm at the grocery store shoving massive quantities of food in my cart, or when I'm at home baking & realize that I need to quadruple a certain recipe, or when the lovely pans are filled with yummy foods & baking away in the hot oven & I know that hungry guys will be arriving soon.
Serious moment overrrrr.............now.
Hey, I thought that if you've read this far...let's have a drawing! I'll be giving away one of my owlie ornaments!! I'll post a pic tomorrow. Now, this specific owlie is my favorite of the bunch. He's a little kooky, but certainly adorable. So, leave a comment here describing YOUR favorite holiday ornament or decoration from home & I'll have the drawing on Friday night--7pm my time. (PST)
UPDATE: Here's a photo of the owlie. I know what you're thinking: Saggy eyeball=freebie. Not at all my blog peoples! He's my favorite, I promise! In fact, I'll be making one exactly like it to hang from MY tree this year.
Oh, & The Beatles have the best arrangement. Why did I even bother looking?