Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fall Collection

Fall is such a great time of year and it's fading fast.
Take a peak at my fall collection before they are all raked up.

Monday, October 26, 2009


One of my best friends is ADDICTED to Halloween and it is downright contagious when you are near her. Amanda knows where to get a gallon of fake blood (super amazing for a vegetarian), how to monster mash, and can make a costume like MacGyver (2 toothpicks and a roll of duck tape and she can do it, I'm sure of it).

When asked why you love the holiday my husband says I guess it's an excuse to act silly but I always act silly so maybe it's just the candy.

I've always loved dressing up and yeah the candy is great too!

Why do you love Halloween? Or do you hate it like my poor friend Kristy who is not a fan of people in costume?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Few of my Fav Etsy Places

I know I am one of many sellers in the etsy family.

Here are some of my favorite sites for checking the pulse of my shop.
Google Analytics- I can track where most of my hits come from and when my page gets the most views
Craftopolis- helps track if you are in a treasury and when treasuries open
Statsy- Who's your biggest fan,have I been featured?, among others
And certainly not least
Craftcult- item hearts, item views, shop hearts, and more

Do you have any favs?

Friday, October 16, 2009

METAL.....stamping :)

I am a metal head. The first time I saw my hubby is at a Megadeth show and I officially lost it when Sevendust stopped by the office where I worked. It seemed only natural for me to start working with metal. I'm currently exploring metal stamping and I think I've come up with some pretty original pieces.

So - what do you think?????

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Good Goulash Quick

3 Sausage cut into 1/2 in sections
1 lb ground meat (I use ground turkey or chicken)
Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
Italian seasoning
Garlic Powder
1 lb whole wheat pasta
Shredded Cheese
Can of mushrooms
Chopped Onion
Olive Oil

Warm Oven to 350 degrees.
Put a bit of olive oil in a pan throw in onions, warm through
Add ground meat and sausage
Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and adobe
When almost browned add drained can of mushrooms
While that is working boil water and cook the pasta
Spray oven safe container with cooking spray
Put in cooked meat mixture and drained pasta
Mix in spaghetti sauce
Cover the top with cheese
Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly

Monday, October 5, 2009

Button Button- How To

I recently decided to try my hand at button making- as advertised I'm hooked! One of my favorite supply stops Three Dancing Magpie's had everything I needed so I said what the heck!

First you need the cover button tool, the button parts, and some fabric (or wide ribbon). I also made a template for how much fabric I needed for super speedy cutting.

Next put your fabric in the white part and slide in the top

I trimmed a bunch off the top after just be careful you don't trim too close.

Slide in your back piece folding in your ends of the fabric. Put your pusher on top and well push.

Pop out your new button! To turn it into a hair tie keep going!
Take a hair tie and slide it in the button wire.

Slide the hair tie through the hair tie so you get a knot

Continue until your little heart's desire :)

Be Warned you will make 50 without thinking about it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

2 New Additions!

I've got 2 new products I am tickled about!
1 my Hooker on the go crochet hooks are now sets!!!!

and now I have stitching on the go markers!!

I'll be updating my shop this weekend with more fun new products as well. So, what do you think?