Nov 24, 2009

And the giveaway winner is....


I thank everyone that entered and came to visit me on my blog. I hope I've made some new blogging friends and you will come back to visit soon. I know I will be visiting you often.
Please go see Juanita on her blog...It's Harvest Time! She always has lots of great pictures for you to look at.

I am wishing everyone a very Blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Nov 22, 2009

gingerbread giveaway update !!

I've added the gingerbread ornament to my giveaway for having 25 entries!
Now I see that I am up to 50 !!
So I will also be adding a small slate wallhanging for the winner.

If you haven't signed up have until midnight this evening! Scroll down to my Nov. 2 post to find the rules. You can leave your comment there or here.
This is so much fun!!!

Nov 16, 2009

Bazaar, bazaar & more bazaars

I think I am having bazaar overload! I have been so busy trying to get some things made for the craft bazaars that I have been in, that I am almost exhausted. It's getting a lot harder to carry in & set up (OLD AGE). But I enjoy doing them so much. I just can't give up on them. There are only two more to go. I'm afraid that I've completely ignored my Etsy shop though. Darn, I need a class in "How to organize your time". LOL

Oh my goodness !!!
What a great bunch of bloggin buddies! I am lovin all the very nice comments on my gingerbread giveaway. And look...there are more than 25 entries! That means I will be adding something more to the giveaway. Hummm let me see. I think I will make it something that I have handpainted. I better go get busy so I can post a pic in a couple of days. Good luck to all of you. I wish you could all be winners.
And if you haven't entered yet you better go to my Nov. 2 giveaway post and get signed up!!!

Nov 11, 2009

Thank you to all our Veterans !!

Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway on Nov. 2 post.

Nov 8, 2009

Chocolate Cherry Mice

My daughters and I made these over the Halloween holiday. They were for a close friend that we have known for years. This friend has called my kids "The Rodents" ever since they were born. Not sure how that all came about. But now they always come up with things mouse related to give him. My daughter found the recipe and I'm not sure where. So I can't give anyone the credit they deserve. Here is one of the little rodents that we made.
These are so cute!!

This is how we made them.

You will need:
Maraschino cherries with the stems on them. I had a hard time finding them. Where I did find some was at a liquor store. :)
Chocolate bark or chocolate chips
Sliced Almonds
Hersheys Kisses

Blue Icing or Blue confetti candies

Put some waxed paper on your cupboard or in a cookie sheet.
You melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Dip a cherry in the chocolate, part way up the stem. Lay this on the wax paper with the stem off to the side (the stem will be the tail). Next you put a dab of chocolate on the flat side of an unwrapped Hershey kiss. Place the flat side up against the cherry, putting the curl of the Kiss pointing upward. Place two sliced almonds between the Hershey Kiss & the cherry for the ears. You could just pipe a dab of blue frosting for the eyes but we had the grandkids pick out the blue chips from the confetti sprinkles jar and placed them on the face with a dab of white frosting. I placed mine in the refridgerator until they were hardened together. You peel them from the wax paper and enjoy. Remember not to eat the stem!!

I didn't get a pic of the tray when it was full. But it is really cute with a bunch of them together. We've also made them using white chocolate for my oldest daughters wedding shower. They were tucked amongst the fruit and cheese on her appetizer platter. They got so many compliments!

Don't forget to enter my Gingerbread Giveaway on the post below!!!

Nov 2, 2009

My Holiday Gingerbread Giveaway

Hello Friends!

I've decided to have a giveaway to celebrate the holiday season coming up soon. This is going to be a primitive "gingerbread" themed giveaway.

First I have made a raggy quilted table mat using gingerbread men fabric and Christmas colored material. Then next I have made a Gingerbread girl doll. She is such a sweetie! And her dress matches some of the fabric in the table mat.
I'm sure you would be so happy to put them on display atop a shelf or table in your home.

And....guess what?
After every 25th post for this giveaway I will add something extra!! Isn't that exciting?
Now for the rules:
1. You need to be a follower of my blog or my Etsy shop
for one entry each.
2. You need to leave a comment on this post only. Let me know if you have a favorite theme for your Christmas decorating. That will be another entry.
3. Post about my gingerbread giveaway on your blog for another entry.

I will draw the winning name on November 23. Entry deadline will be Sunday the 22nd at midnight.
I wish you all good luck!!
I also want to thank all my blogging friends for their visits and comments.