Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I must tell you, my picture of the bag, wrapper and card does not do it justice. First of all, the bag was full. I was really wondering how I would like this candy. I've had to have my husband promise me to hide it from me for a couple days. I could not control myself. So, when I realized I needed it back for a picture, he naively gave it back. I took these shots and took some more candy! What was he thinking???
If you have any reason to buy candy in the future, I give these two thumbs up. Way up! It would make a great gift (teacher, friend, welcome, etc.). They're not your average box of chocolates. They're from Darcy's home and they're from her heart. They're so delicious, I can't say enough! And if you worry about them pulling out your fillings, trust me, I let them melt in my mouth! Savor the flavor!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
The other day I stumbled on this site. I've never seen an interactive site like this before. His name is Luis and he does website design, video production, and music and sound producing. He seems to be a pretty colorful, creative sort of guy. And not to mention his blog is pretty funny. Go ahead - you're only a click away.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
It's a pretty well-known fact that I have a sweet tooth. Okay, a mouth filled with them. So, it's no surprise that this caught my eye on Etsy.
The name of the shop is Darcey's Home. She offers delectable treats from her kitchen. So, you think this is dark chocolate? Think again my friend. Licorice and caramel! Yeah, yeah, yeah, you love them apart, but together? Well, she's really got my curiosity with this one, so I'm going to have to go to her shop and order some . . . I'll keep you posted! Who would have thought by going to Etsy, there would be calories involved?
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Together, they have collaborated in producing what I think is astounding. If you are a fan of Kathleen Dustin (who isn't?) then you don't want to miss this site. It is sure to inspire you.
Organic forms, color and metal - ah. . . ain't life grand?
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Every now and then I learn something new with computers. Because a lot of us stay at home and work on our computers as part of our business, our computer skills are left to us. So every now and then I come across a "how to". Today, it's about screenshots. Who knows, maybe you'll find this valuable, maybe not. There's a terrific tool out there on a great site called "Thumbalizr.com." They are a website thumbnail creator. Ever wonder how people take "screenshots" of things off the web? For example, the home page of Etsy has a picture made up of 12 photos from 12 different shops. If you wanted to copy that, go to Thumbalizr.com. Enter etsy.com into the URL. Click on screen (unless you want a picture of the whole web page). Let it thumbalize for a bit. I then clicked on 320-resolution link. A new screen comes up with the screen shot. I then right click and save it as a jpg file with some sort of name. Thumbs. So now I've got it in a file. All I have to do is link to that file. And here it is. Easy. Of course, it could be made bigger so you could actually read it! But you get the idea.
Friday, December 7, 2007
And this is a very special card - left blank of course. It is a copper coin paper with a Japanese bamboo leaf paper. (Not to mention inspiration for your polymer clay!) She feels the texture is reminiscent of the pebbles underfoot and on the bed of a clear shallow koi pond. Her shop name is Siska Studio. Check it out - you'll be glad you did!
And here's what's been going on in my studio today. I just listed it in my Etsy shop. I've been tossing some design ideas around and been having the urge to get back to working with metal. I wanted to make a pendant that had the colors of sodalite. Yet done with my "mosaic" technique. Looks like a lot of texture, but smooth as silk! Also, it's not set like a cabachon, but appears as if it is. It's actually framed in sterling. The second picture shows the space between the pendant and the frame better.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
So, onto my Buy Handmade post. I think this would make a great stocking stuffer (or a little something for you). Have a female teenager in the house? God knows we know how they love to look in the mirror! Each mirror is 2-1/4". They're not just the holidays though. "Miss Bella's
Room" sells them for baby shower gifts, grab bags, birthday parties, etc. Or how about a mirror with your logo on it? A little something for that special customer? Or how about some at your booth? Not a bad idea, huh? And mirrors aren't the only thing she puts her original artwork on! Head on over to her Etsy shop and see what's in store!