Monday, August 31, 2009

Handmade Greeting Card with Handmade Purple Earrings

This is one of our favorite designs and I just love the way the colors turned out in the card and earrings. The purple tones are so stunning. This would be the perfect gift to send to one of your favorite people. You can find this item at for only $10.

A Stunning Headband can be the Perfect Touch

This beautiful and stylish headband can be found at

"This elegant brown sugar topping is perfect for enhancing any ensemble, day or evening! "

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Autumn is upon Us.

This original piece of mixed media art is available at
The beautiful autumn colors are stunning and the serene thoughtful expression on her face is so beautiful. It is like she has come to many decisions and is now relieved not to have to worry anymore.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cute Crocheted Flower Choker

This beautiful choker is handmade by Liz McLelland. She says "Its really cute, as well as comfortable. I made another one of these for myself and I wear it everywhere. " You can find her shop and other great items at
Handmade is always made with Heart

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This is so cute for Halloween.

"The little pig decided to spend the night inside a warm cosy pumpkin as darkness spread its wings over the woods and mysterious shadows began to form among the trees, making the little critter shudder with fear"
This adorable handcrafted polymer clay figurine is available at www.HeartshapedCreations

Fifth on Sixth .. A connection between you and the artist

This incredible company located in Bellingham, Washington helps connect the artist with you the public.
My friend Marisa has a passion for all things artistic, from fine art to videography. She has taken that love and turned it into a business Fifth on Sixth. She represents many different artists in many different forms and helps you find the right person for your project. She also helps promote the work of her artist in local shows and galleries. Her heart is in everything she does and it shows.

A quote from her website

“fifthonsixth inc. not only helps artists, but art appreciators as well! We are the hub connecting businesses, galleries, and the public to a variety of graphic designers, fine artists, actors, videographers, illustrators and more”

Adorable Primitive Rag Doll

You can find this charming handmade doll available at

"This 30-inch rag doll was sewn from 100% cotton. Her body is tea-dyed muslin, her dress is made from burgundy cotton homespun, and her slip is cotton."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Black Corset Fingerless Gloves are Eye Catching

These gorgeous gloves are available at They fit all sizes and come in different colors. This artist is new to Etsy and I am sure will be a big success.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Beautiful Butterfly Earrings

These beautiful earrings were created using a enamel technique that resembles stained glass. They are available at . I bet the light would just catch them beautifully and add the right touch of whimsy to any outfit.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Super Hero Family Challenge

I have challenged everyone in my family to create their own Super Hero. This is my contribution. Sunday is the deadline and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with

Magnificent Mom
The every day Super Hero

Super Powers

X-Ray Vision so she can see through walls at what’s happening in another room

Super Sonic Hearing so she can hear when someone is getting into something they are not supposed to.

Rear Vision so she can see everything that is happening behind her especially people trying to sneak by

Healing Lips allow her to kiss any boo boo and make it better

Heated Embrace allows her to hug anyone and make them feel especially warm and happy


Retractable Super Strength String shuts out from her handy rubber gloves and can wrap around anything

Scissors are always carried in her apron and come in handy when she needs to cut loose

Super Glue is on her belt for those situations when things need to get sticky or when your favorite toy breaks

Magic Eraser speaks for itself

Feather Duster for sweeping dust right into the evil criminal face so that they are temporarily blinded. Also leaves the location with a little more sparkles

Band Aids for all those little bumps and bruises that seem to arise.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Miracle Cure for Siblings Fighting

I have currently found the miracle cure for sibling fighting in the car and at bedtime. Books on tape or CD…
I know, way too easy. That is what I thought but the minute I pop in a story the kids are to busy listening to fight. It is amazing and wonderful. We are at least a ½ hour drive from anywhere so every time we would get in the car the boys would decide it was time to DRIVE MOM CRAZY and it was working. I think I was only a drive or two away from being committed. Committed to what? I am not sure but committed all the same and then inspiration struck while we were at our public library one day. There was a book propped on the shelf with a cassette tape stuck to the front of it and a bright light shining down from the heaven on it (or possibly an overhead track light). I picked it up gently, read the title and turned to my youngest with hope and excitement
“How would you like to listen to Amelia Bedelia in the car today?”
“Sure mom sounds good”
Those simple words brought such joy to my heart. He was willing to listen. There was a chance and it was free. It is pretty huge that my source of entertainment is free because when ever I ask the kids what they want to do, they don’t say things like:

Read a book
Go for a walk
Play at the park
Clean my room (as if)

They say things like…..

Go to the waterslides
Visit Chuck E Cheese
Go Shopping
Buy a new video game

We only borrowed one book on tape that day and it was wonderful. It only lasted for the trip into town but it worked all the same. They were quiet and peaceful. Now I borrow much longer books so the kids are always excited to go for a ride and barely want to get out of the car when we arrive anywhere. We have a CD player in their room so now they listen to all kinds of stories as they fall asleep. Unless it’s a really great story and then I am pretty sure it keeps them up but they are happy all the same. They have been listening to this book on CD called “The Manny Files” for almost three weeks and they can’t stop laughing. CD number 5 is their favorite and they just giggle and giggle. I laughed pretty hard when I was listening too. So if a good story makes you happy and you have a local library then peace in quiet is only a library card away.