Wednesday, December 31, 2008


So, I follow another blog (super great soap info and a bit of life molding as well). When the Soap-Queen starting talking about 09 and resolutions it made me start to think. I normally don't take stock in making goals but it just struck me differently this year, does that mean I'm growing up? (eek)

Here are my crafty resolutions for 09!

-Learn to Knit- if I don’t like it, it’s not like I won’t use the yarn
-ORGANIZE MY CRAFTING!- If you’ve seen my crafting corner(s) you’ve probably shook your ahead and then quickly averted your eyes.
-Improve my Resin endeavors- Measuring isn’t for me I try to never do it even in *GASP* Baking!
-Make Amazing bath bombs- my last/first batch was ho hum, good and amusing but I want to take them to the next level!
-Accidentally lose 40 lbs while crafting (so this one is more on the wish end of things than resolution side)

If there is any way I can help you meet your crafty goals? Let me know! Crafters should be here for each other, its one big family of creativeness!

Be safe tonight and lets start enjoying the NEW YEAR!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas and Hanukkah were a lot of fun! I hope your holidays were/are too! We made it to the tree- Me and the hubby are above. I got a ton of paper crafting goods from my parents for Christmas so I'll just have to make up some new projects to test them out :) And the fella came through and got me a killer camera so hopefully from here on out the pictures get better and better!
Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's beginning to storm a lot like Christmas

Oi! what is going on in the Capital Area!? Storms are coming all over the place (we are supposed to get a couple feet of snow tomorrow). Which when power is provided is great for crafting when it is not it is stressful and craft deprived.... the sadness. Well I'm dieing to show off some of the Christmas/Hanukkah presents I've whipped up but I am holding back. I do have a new spider buddy pendant though! She's got a fuzzy rump, she creeps out the hubby but I think she's cute! Bead Studio had a very helpful tut on how to make your own: .
Cross your fingers for me we should be headed down to NYC this weekend to see the tree in Rockefeller Center :) If this gets snowed out I'm hibernating until July!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Due to the fact that this ice storm has knocked out our power, water, and heat (currently typing from my in laws) the 1st annual Little Gems Party has been CANCELED. Hopefully we can reschedule after the holidays.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Saturday, What are you doing?

So what are you doing Saturday? I'm having my first Little Gems party at my casa starting at 1. Send me a message if you want directions the more the merrier! There will be a free gift for all those who attend and a door prize!

I'll have all my goods for sale (including my new lump of coal earrings above- too funny right?) along with some snackies to munch on so come over to check out my Christmas decorations and if you'd like do some last minute holiday shopping!

Monday, December 1, 2008

My 12 Days of Christmas

So not that I don’t want 5 golden rings (white gold please) but what the heck can someone do with Lords a Leaping and Ladies dancing (besides start a joint on the Vegas strip). Not to mention it now cost $21,000 to gather up this bounty. I was thinking today if I was making my own 12 days of Christmas what would I be singing about?

12- Bottles of Riesling (hey I’m not drinking them all at once)
11- Shirts for work
10- Pairs of jeans/dress slacks (when I was 5 who’d think I’d ASK Santa for clothes)
9- Bags of beads
8- Balls of yarn (so I have A LOT, I still want it)
7- Pieces of jewelry (just because I can make it doesn’t mean I don’t want someone else to do it for me)
6- New DVDs – I’ve seen some killer movies (The Other Boleyn Girl, Eastern Promises, and I need Ghost Hunters on DVD)
5- CDs (just because I have a book case full means nothing)
4-MP4 (I don’t need 4 of them but it should still count because it has the #4 in it)
3- Books (I’m a book worm I LOVE THEM, Twilight better be under that tree this year)
2- Pairs of jammies (who doesn’t want to be snuggly in the great chilly upstate NY)
1- New Digital Camera (the other one isn’t doing much for my inner photographer)

I have other alternates, but who doesn’t?! What would yours be?

Friday, November 28, 2008

SALE in my Etsy Shop

-Black Friday through Cyber Monday-

Free Guest Soap with ANY Purchase! Make that dollar stretch a bit further or just get a little something for you!
Type "BLOG" in the notes to seller to get an additional suprise!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Glass Pendants and Microscope Slides

So my friend Deni makes these amazing scrabble pendants and is a super fantastic photographer and I noticed some glass pendants on her site

Which prompted me to check out a kit of my own which I found at
as well as a trip to Michaels in Latham to find some microscope slide goodness and viola new craft to add to my bag o tricks!

I sold three at work by wearing one the other day, not tooo shabby ;) Speaking of selling I've got my last craft fair of 08 coming up at St. Augustine's in Peru on December 6th and I'll be having my 1st Little Gems house party on the 13th. If you are interested let me know and I'll give you directions!
Here's my mom's booth at AVCS and my MOM! and the booth below is mine, THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see us a few weeks ago!

For now I'm getting ready for some PECAN PIE, mmmmmmmm! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Star Bright Blanket

So, excuse the wonky layout of the blanket it is straight but as you can see the cats love this WIP. I used Caron Simply Soft: black, grape, and blue mint. The colors just pop! I've been uber busy getting ready for the next craft show so this cutie has been put on hold probably till after Christmas, I want this to be HUGE!
This website was essential in getting this going:

Next Up: Oh I picked up a new craft (like I need another addiction)!!!!!!!! Glass pendants that are to die for!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Me oh my Pumpkin pie

So here is one of my pumpkin pie attempts, the other are full pies in bottle caps (thanks shannon :) )
Polymer clay is honestly so addicting, I can't believe it isn't illegal. I've been trying my hand at a bunch of techniques but mostly it is play doh for adults. Some people make the most amazing things I am still dabbling. is a great site for any questions you may come across.
I'm trying to decide if I should try to do tutorials on here or if just showing off and giving resources is the way this blog should go. Opinions?
I've got a few more craft shows coming up, if you are in the neighborhood I'd love to see you! November 15th at AVCS in Clintonville and December 6th at St Augustine's.
Next up the star blanket I'm crocheting. I might actually keep this one for myself!!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I've been influenced by a number of my friends starting their own blogs and have decided to share my love of everything crafty this way!
So, to start this off I've made some lovely fall soaps (above). Fun and funky melt and pour. It is unbelievablely addicting. I get the majority of my supplies on they also have some great tutorials.
Next up some pumpkin pie polymer clay earrings and necklace! Happy Fall!!!

Visit the lovely Amanda's delish Vegetarian cooking blog "The Pugnacious Vegetarian" -