Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A few Things For Your Christmas Tree

Getting ready for Christmas Here are a few goodies from my shop to get you in the spirit!

The Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments Set of 3 decoupage Glass Red Ornaments Jack Sally Oogie BoogieHere is a set of 3 glass ornaments of Nightmare Before Christmas characters. They are made using decoupage Technic and decorated with glitter. . Set includes Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie.

$15 for the set of 3

You can see the full listing HERE

Hand bent green colored copper wire tree shaped ornaments with clear and green glass beads. Each ornament comes with a handmade hook and is packed in a gift box (as pictured) so it is ready to give as a gift or to store safely over the year when not in use. These graceful little ornaments are all around 3 inches long.

$12 for the set of 4

You can see the full listing HERE

6 handmade shimmering yellow clay star ornament 1 large star and 5 small ones. These yellow stars add a great touch to any Christmas tree or garland decor in your home. 

$9 for the set of 6

You can see the full listing HERE

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Better later then never giveaway winner

Congratulations to Amber White the winner of my Nightmare Before Christmas Giveaway.

I am late picking the winner because of a family emergency, but I have it all set now.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nightmare Before Christmas Box Giveaway!

It has been a while since I have paid attention to my blog. To start my renewed blogging desire off with a bang I am having a giveaway! SO check it out below and good luck!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY From The Kitchen Sugar Scrub

From the Kitchen Sugar Scrub

This easy recipe is made from ingredients that most people have right in their cupboard. Exfoliate your skin and moisturize at the same time.The brown sugar will exfoliate. Olive oil is a great moisturizer. Honey adds more moisture as well as its natural.

Now From the Kitchen Sugar Scrub:

  • 2 cups brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or your choice of a vegetable oil, I also like to use hemp seed oil)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Optional, your favorite all natural scent, extract or essential oil I used vanilla extract for this batch.

Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl

Place mixture into an airtight container. And WOOHOO! You just made your own sugar scrub from ingredients already in your kitchen!

This scrub stores great in a cool dark place and does not need to be refrigerated in the time it will take to use the amount this recipe yields. If you make a big batch you would want the store it in the refrigerator. Seperation is natural just stir it before use and your all set.

Home made scrubs make nice gifts too. Place it in a nice looking container and add a ribbon and you have a great handmade gift!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Slowly but surely.

My down stairs studio is is coming along. Half the work bench is painted, most of my  stuff has been moved down and I think I have most go my storage ideas complete. There is a lot to go still but it feels good to be putting together my own space. Being able to keep my stuff out and accessible will be great. It is tiresome having to pull out everything to start a project. Then having to pack it all back up to put in the closet until I have time to do it all overt again. Now once I'm all set up I will be able to just go into the studio work on see at my machine or cut jump rings or what ever with no problem. I am very excited to get it finished.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Soap Notes -Humidity- Why Is My Soap Sweating?

We have had nearly a week of rain here. The humidity has slowed down my soap from curing. That happens. But I noticed that my super fatted soap(super fat soap-cold process soap with extra moisturizing ingredient added after the lye. making the soap extra moisturizing) was sweating in the humidity. At first I thought something was wrong but digging into a few books I found out these batches are high quality. Why? Well cold process soap naturally has glycerin in it. Glycerin pulls moisture
from the air, that is part of the reason it is so good for our skin.

What does this means for soap? When you make a batch of super fat soap with added glycerine the soap will draw moisture from the air causing it to sweat when it is humid out. By its self it is harmless and will dry on its own when the air is drier. But what if the humidity last like it did here? If it stays moist for to long it could make the extra oils in the soap go rancid.

What to do about it? Keep your soap stored in the driest place possible. You can use hear lights or another safe hear source to dry the moisture quicker. Remember that to high of a temperature can melt your soap.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gothic Poets Series

I have started a jewelry & craft series Called "Gothic Poets". I will be working on this series over this year. It will feature 
resin jewelry settings, decoupage and hand stamped pieces. Here 
are a few samples that I have complete already. They are 
available for purchase in my shop. Click the link above each 
picture to go to the listing in my shop.

Edgar Allen Poe Adjustable Ring

Treasured Treasury

'I want it! I want it!' by KindredImages

Some fun items on my with list for the Etsy Maineteam members. If you would like to see more great products from the talented Maine Team members just search maineteam.

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Starfish Copper Bookmark Sag...

DREAM FETCHER Lavender Sage ...

Home Sweet Home Filet Croche...

Hummingbird ornament, cerami...

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Crochet Dishcloths, Washclot...

Unique Satin Heart Basket, C...

Large Crochet Beach Bag, Mar...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday's Maddness

My blogging has been spotty at best lately. I need to keep things moving but I am never sure where to start. I think part of my problem is I am not sure what kind of direction I want to take with this blog. After a few years of keeping this blog you would think I would have some clue as to my blogging goals. But the beauty of being me is I tend to wonder and I am eager to do new things and master new skills. This can make it hard to follow a dependable schedule. I will be taking some time to work on my blog and find the right direction for it and wake it up from it's vacation.

What's new with me....

I nearly have my basement ready to really start turning it in to my studio. I will be painting most of it over this week and there is a few big things I will need the hubby to help me move. But it is coming together. It is taking for what seems like forever but that is only because I only want to set it up once. I am trying my hardest to make sure I put everything together the way I want it.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

What's cooking?

Well really what's baking? Here are some new polymer clay creations I just finished. I am in a aquatic mood today maybe it is because of the rain. I'm not sure butt I am very happy with the results.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I Love Spring

My little flower bed is springing to life! I can't wait for the first of my roses to bloom. I just picked up these beautiful dark purple almost black violets. Pictures below my front flower bed and my new violets.

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