Thursday, April 30, 2009


Today is a cold and dreary day in PA, so to try and stay cheerful, I thought I would share some flowers with you. Mother's Day is also fast approaching, and flowers are a standard gift. I have put together a few flower choices that will never wilt. My first picks are from my own shop CraftsbyEllen, the one is a cute fingertip towel with patchwork flowers. The other two are kitchen towels one with watering cans and the other with a beautifully detailed bouquet of violets. All three towels are hand cross stitched and have lovely detail and color.

Now if you would like to give a bouquet of flowers I would suggest buying silk flowers and I've found a shop that puts together some really nice arrangements and the prices are very reasonable also. so here is a sample of the beautiful work from DaisyDesignsFloral.

Well I hope you enjoyed my selections for today! Now I need get to work creating some more wonderful items for my shop. Til next time.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fun for Cats and Dogs

Well right now I'm very busy trying to rebuild my inventory from what I sold at last Saturday's craft show and this Saturday I'm doing another. One of my show favorites is catnip toys. Even shows that the sales are slow I'm sure to always sell some catnip toys. I started making these cat toys for my own cats, now I only have one cat and he's 15, but as you can see in the picture he still enjoys rolling around on the floor with a catnip toy. If you have a cat you'll want to check these out , your cat will thank you!

Now recently I had been thinking I might like to try ma
king dog sweaters, but the dog I have is way to large for dog clothes. She's a german shepherd and too old to even want to be bothered with that kind of stuff. So since I don't have a small dog and I'm not really running out of projects, I gave up on that idea. I have found another crafter who makes the cutest dog clothes. Check out this great dog dress. I just love it! You can find this and much more at cathystotes.

Yesterday I ended my blog by including one of my favorite recipes, since I am talking about dogs and cats today, a recipe for dog treats would be appropriate. I have to tell the truth, I don't cook for my dog. She thinks homemade dog treats is the selected leftovers from dinner she gets. I have found the greatest shop for dog treats, and I 'm not just talking gourmet dog bones. They have dog treats in their shop that are amazing! You just have to see them to believe them! So check out these gourmet dog cupcakes and to find lots of other great dog treats go visit DivaDogBakery.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today I've added some real nice hanging kitchen towels to my shop. These hanging kitchen towels are by far my most popular item. If you already have one in your kitchen, you know how much use they get. If you don't, this is a must have for the kitchen and I make them in many different colors and designs, so there is one for any kitchen. My favorite towel that I added today is this patriotic towel, and with the many colors in it, it would look great in just about any kitchen.

Now while browsing through some other Etsy shops I came across this really cute dress that covers a bottle of dishwashing soap. Now I never leave bottles of any thing sitting out on my kitchen counters, but this would look adorable sitting by the sink and then you don't have to fishing under the sink for the soap. This cute item is available from artsbearsncrafts. You will also find other great stuff in this shop to make sure you browse through all the items.

Now since my theme today is kitchens, I have a great recipe for Berry Bread that I would like to share. This is a quick bread so it is very easy to make and you can use whatever kind of berries you prefer. You can use fresh or frozen (thawed) berries. Enjoy!

Preheat oven to 350.

2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups berries, thawed and lightly drained

Beat together eggs, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Add berries. Pour into greased 9x5 loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until done.

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Monday, April 27, 2009


Hello! Welcome to my blog. I hope you'll enjoy stopping in to see what's new. The weekend was very eventful and I am still trying to catch up on all my regular housework. Saturday I did a craft show, which I am thankful that it didn't rain but here in PA it was a little bit too hot too soon. So hopefully we will get back to spring weather, I love summer but it is too early! This week I will be posting many new items in my etsy shop. Take a look at what I've added today.