Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
These little guys are made of cinnamon and smell great! They're wonderful as tiny ornaments or as a special embellishment on packages. Each ornament has been rolled out, stamped with a cookie cutter, dried and painted.
How about these tags that the cinnamon ornaments are on! I colored them with inks, distressed the edges and then stamped them with a Tim Holtz vitage Christmas advertisement stamp. I love the vintage feel of them.
Sometimes you'll have a great idea and you think "wow I think I could make 20 of these!", that is until you finish both the first and last one you'll ever make. That was the case with this Santa made out of a piece of slate. The slate was very difficult to cut into the shape I wanted, so folks, this is the only one I made!
I'm pleased to introduce you to "Star", he's Jingle's brother from a previous. How many snowmen do you know with a rhinestone belly buttton? hee,hee,hee.....
This is Star's brother, "Flakes". He sells snowflakes of ever shape and size. If you purchase him for your tree he'll promise not to create a blizzard in your living room!
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Saturday, October 24, 2009
For those of you who follow my blog, you are familiar with Toodee the studio mascot. He usually is getting into some sort of hijinx! The week before Halloween, Toodee always gets a little sugared-up and ultra creative. I made the mistake of leaving a full bottle of sweet tea by him last night and found him in this state this morning with a very cool snoman metal dog tag around his neck (notice the tea bottle is empty). That Toodee! By the way, he shared with me how he made the tag and it will be available in the Jingle All The Way Home Shop tomorrow.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I want to share this delicious recipe with you! It's apple fennel salad with toasted pecans and asiago cheese. This salad is so fresh, crunchy and delicious with the tart and sweet apples and fragrant fennel.
Apple Fennel Salad Recipe
Chop up one Granny Smith Apple
1 cup of finely chopped fennel bulb
Hope you all had a happy Monday!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I collect terra-cotta pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. They are around the house here and there but the smaller ones are in my pie safe.
My friend Donna made this "Abracadabra" tag. Isn't it cute?
Next I sculpted his face from Paperclay and it's drying as I type!
Then I cut out and glued on his hat, pants and shirt embellishments.
Added the bells, scarf and his tiny rhinestone belly button!
Tomorrow I'll paint his face and then glue it onto his head. There's a lot of work in making just one ornament. I don't think people who don't craft realize the time that goes into making each one. Then, they seem to think that you should sell one for $2! Oh well, I think he's turning out pretty cute and I'll post the completed Jingle tomorrow.