27 February 2009
20 February 2009
17 February 2009
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This goes to the following three talented and creative women:
Annette from Cottage in the Sun ~ beautiful vintage ceiling tin art
Holly from Winklepots ~ wearable art and accessories
Angela from Yippee Vintage ~ a sweet blend of old and new
You all are "Just Peachy" and I am so glad to know you. It makes having a shop on Etsy just that much more fun. If you know a peach feel free to pass this along.
Take a few moments and check out these fun shops on Etsy. It's worth a visit.
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16 February 2009
12 February 2009
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Even though it has become so commercial in these past years, it is still a special time around this house. Now with my son in pre-school, I thought I'd be crafty this week, so "we" made some Valentine cards for his class and teachers and baby sitters and grandparents and cousins and uncles...They turned out cute, but my son got bored with the project and I got tired of it! Perhaps next year we will go to the Dollar Store and purchase a box of cards.
For our date night, my husband waits all year for me to cook the "Traditional MacCrone Valentine's Meal" of decadent beef stroganoff that my Mom used to make for all of us when we were children and still makes for my Dad every year. I've changed the recipe just a tiny bit and instead of white mushrooms use shitake mushrooms and baby bellas, which make an incredible difference in the taste. Sour cream, butter, noodles, red wine, all that fattening stuff is in it and it's delicious and my husband always goes for seconds.
(This is why I make it just once a year.)
My heart sparkles...
...but happy and full.
A few red roses...
And the rest is up to you.
Have a lovely weekend my friends.
Ciao and tanti baci,
10 February 2009
These make fabulous party favor gifts, token of friendship gifts, Easter basket goodies, teacher’s gifts or of course, just for you.
04 February 2009
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Just hatched and looking for a friend.
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This little blue bird is enjoying his first Spring.
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This magenta momma bird is hunting for a worm.
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The vibrant colours and bright pastels I used in these paintings evoke the beginning of Spring, one of the prettiest and most cheerful times of the year.
They are fabulous and fun magnets for just about anything or nothing at all ~ they are works of art in themselves. Each magnet can hold between five to eight sheets of paper, depending on the weight of course. They are water resistant ~ just wipe them clean. Great for your child’s “refrigerator art,” inspiration boards, home office, laundry room, mud room, even in your bathroom! Also, consider using these as terrific party favors, Easter basket goodies, gift adornments, or hostess gifts.
These adorable reversible grosgrain ribbon belts are also great gifts for Easter baskets when paired with the chick prints and even for "graduation" gifts from preschool.
My gift to you...FREE SHIPPING if you mention in the notes to the seller section on Etsy checkout that you read about these products on my blog or saw them on Flickr. As always, if you are interested anything here or on my Flickr photostream that are not listed in my Etsy shop, just let me know and I will be happy to do a custom order for you.
Thank you for stopping by.
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