Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Showers bring...Baby Showers!

Those ar strawberry maltballs in the martini glass YUM!

Fluffy Booty bouquet!!!

Only a sampling of what made the baby booty bouquet!

Here is the latest on my sugar arts and creative entertaining...little did I know or remember how squealy and giggley my family really is...kudos to my husband who perhaps didn't giggle or squeal...but a good helper none the less(in the back ground kind of helper way)! I hosted ...and must say...funnest shower I've been to in a long time(If I do say so myself)! 3 games...good eats...and good friends and family! The little bouquet is actually baby booties,baby mitts,hats,burpie cloths and baby needs! She (Mommy to be had no idea it was a baby goody!). daddy to be received a monster coffee mug (to keep awake for late night feedings)filled with aspirin (for crying baby headaches),batteries (to keep on goin'),tooth picks (to keep eyes open),chocolate (as a reminder that this is sweet)...and of course the perpetual endless stream of baby goodies! sweet!!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

In honor of Earth Day I have posted my Spring button fairy created for the Spring Button Fairy swap on swap-bot.

The cherry blossoms in my area inspired this little spring button fairy; her name is Sakura (Japanese word for Cherry Blossom).

I live 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, and during this period of spring it is our cherry blossom season. We celebrate these beautiful trees with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

People come from all over to enjoy this beautiful sight every spring! If you’ve never been to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival it is definitely something to see…just like a live postcard!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival annually commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington!

Though Washington DC attracts the tourists and locals alike for this pink frilly fantastical event, you will find Cherry blossoms through out the surrounding suburbs as well.

Whole neighborhoods graced with pink magical ceilings of beautiful blossoms, on windy days it can look like it’s snowing …and it is…just not snow…it snows Cherry Blossom petals!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good stuff!

What a terrific weekend for good stuff! I sold my first item on etsy!!! An Obama bookmark!

I managed to schedule an interview with a local bakery looking for a cake decorator...keeping my fingers crossed, but know there is a fair bit of competition out there so I'm not holding my breath.

A Lovely little Baby Shower hosted by me was a terrific success!

I have been working hard on creating more handcrafted items for my etsy shop...things take time...I will post those when they're the meant time...where's my glue gun!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April Showers bring...cute things!

What a lovely weekend! Puppies decked out in their Easter Best, Family,good times, new memories! Hope your weekend was as magical ours was!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Participants for Pay it Forward!

I officially have my 5 participants for Pay it Forward!
These lovely bloggers will be receiving something special from me...check out their blogs!

Thank you for participating!!!

Ang- Summer Day Boredom's Blog
Peachy Cheek - Peachy Cheek
Grace - Saving Grace
Teresa Matz -Grace Abounding

Shantessa Knutson - Sew Fierce

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Grace Abounding: 1st day of the contest!!!!!

Check this out more goodies!! Grace abounding is having a give away contest!
Just click on this link...
Grace Abounding: 1st day of the contest!!!!!

The Twelve days of Easter???

Easter approaches and with the holiday so does my constant sense of fun for yet another excuse to celebrate! Spring so filled with unpredictable joys...Easter candy,daffodils,warmer weather,green smells,things waking up after long winter slumbers,treats,theme colors and a wonderful reasons to entertain,worship,gather with family and create lovely memories!

Swap-bot...a constant source of creative inspiration actually inspired this little send away. Not long ago I came across this fun little swap - to decorate an egg carton,fill it with crafty artsy pretties and send off to a partner to start on April 1st...the count down to Easter on April 12th! What a terrific idea I thought...but how much sweeter to send a thoughtful,love filled package to my sweet little God daughter in Florida? Exactly...super sweet!

She opens a little gift every day from April 1st thru 12th, each day and egg contains a note and a little pretties...rings...grow in water chickie chicks, socks... and the grand finale...a little hand made lamb necklace from her "Nina"!

Happy Count Down to Easter Lily!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pay it Forward!!!

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How is this for fun??

The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It will be done this year. (that's right, before December 31, 2009!)
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.That's what makes it so exciting right?
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. But I would never send something that I didn't like myself!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and make the same offer to the first 5 people who respond on your blog entry, thereby continuing the fun! (Though you can keep it local if you want, I don't fear international postage!)

So please come and join in the worldwide fun of pay-it-forward.Anyone anywhere is welcome to leave a comment on this post but only the first 5 to do so will get something handmade by me.Let's have some fun!