Monday, November 30, 2009

Wood chip Line carving

Here is the finished pieces for two carvings I posted earlier. I sanded them and varnished them 3 times. I did not put anything on the back of them for hanging as the recipients may wish to use something different than a ribbon.

And this one is a cute little snowman with snowflakes in the corners.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am having an Etsy holiday sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

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For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I am having a special sale in my shop.

I am having a 1 2 3 Sale!
Buy 1 item, get 10% off.
Buy 2 items, get 20% off.
Buy 3 or more items, get 30% off.

The percent off is not including shipping fees.
Refunds will be made through paypal.

Sale runs from today, Friday, November 27, 2009 through Monday, November 30, 2009.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Time flying by

Wow! Time sure flies when you are having fun. I have been very busy making gifts for my family for Christmas this year. I just looked at the calendar and realized I only have another 2 weeks before I have to pack them up and mail them if I want them to receive them in time.

I did manage to carve Christmas tree ornaments for all of them. Right now the first coat of varnish is drying on the second group, and the first group has it's second coat. I also have a few other things I am hoping to make for them, but will not say what it is since my sister does read my blog LOL

You will have to wait until after Christmas to see those, sorry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

International bulk shipping rates for my destash polymer clay

I have figured out a table of international bulk shipping rates for those who might be interested in purchasing my destash polymer clay packs. I have added this information to each qualifying listing. I hope it will help!


For my international customers I can can offer bulk purchase shipping rates when purchasing my polymer clay destash.

The rates are as follows:

For the USA:
Buy 1 pack, shipping is normal at $3.00
Buy 2 - 4 packs, shipping will be $6.00 (save $1.50)
Buy 5 - 8 packs, shipping will be $11.00 (save $2.50)
Buy 9 - 16 packs, shipping will be $18.00 (save $7.50)

For all other international countries:
Buy 1 pack, shipping will be $5.00
Buy 2 - 4 packs, shipping will be $10.00 (save $2.50)
Buy 5 - 8 packs, shipping will be $18.00 (save $4.50)
At 9 or more packs, shipping will be based on where it is being shipped to. Rates are determined by Canada post and destination.


For my fellow Canadians:
As we all know, it can be very difficult at times to estimate shipping charges due to the strange way Canada post determines their fees.

So, the best thing I can offer you is if you might be interested in bulk purchases of my polymer clay packs, please convo me with a potential list, and your postal code, and I will get back to you as soon as I can with an estimate.


Don't forget, I am having a 10% off entire shop sale, until Sunday Novemeber 22nd! That includes my destash, new in pack supplies, and even my clearance items.

I am hoping to start a brand new line of handmade goodies in January, and would love to do it with an empty shop!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Sale!

Christmas Sale!

Everything in my shop, including organic catnip toys, bamboo storm windchimes, polymer clay creations and even my destash and supplies is now 10% off! Starting today, November 14th until next Sunday evening, November 22nd.

Looking for the purr-fect gift for your cats? Look no further. My handsewn catnip toy pillows are filled with organic dried fresh from my very own garden this summer and 2 layers of quilt batting. The catnip is organically grown in my own flower beds. I do not use any herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals of any sort in my gardens. All of my plants are fertilized using my own compost that I make and is refreshed every year. I also have adorable little teddy bear and Christmas Stocking catnip toys.

There is lots to choose from in my shop, including my handmade bamboo storm windchimes, gift tag toppers made out of polymer clay, and lots of fimo polymer clay destash supplies (such as books, a pasta maker, foils, inclusions and more).

Do you need scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies? I have acrylic flatback rhinesones, foil confetti, shimmery / glitter sands, and even foils that make wonderful embellishments.

Have questions? Feel free to convo me in my shop on Etsy. I will do my very best to help you get what you are looking for.

Refunds will be made through paypal. Shipping is not included in the sale.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Danish Coffee Cake

Danish Coffee Cake

Put in large mixing bowl :
1/2 cup warm milk
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar1
/2 tsp salt

In a small cup
:1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbs active yeast
1 Tbs sugar
Let it sit about 10 minutes

Add to the warm milk mixture, and add:
2 eggs, slightly beaten with fork
3-4 cups flour, mixing after each cup of flour

It should form a nice, but still slightly sticky dough. Let it rise, until double in size.

Flatten on a cookie sheet. Spread butter (or margerine) over dough
Add sliced apples (about 4 - 5) down the middle
1/4 cup of brown sugar (or more if sour apples)
Sprinkle with cinnamon

Fold over sides, turn it over, make 3 diagonal slices / / / and bake at 350 degrees until nicely golden brown
Mix icing sugar with hot water until it is slightly runny and drizzle over cake when it is cold.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Destashing supplies on Etsy

I have discovered that one of the contributing factors to my asthma issues is polymer clay. I could cry, since I enjoy working with it so much.

So, I have decided to sell my supplies in my Etsy store. I have a quantity of brand new, never opened 2oz packages of Fimo polymer clay, as well as liquid fimo, large blocks of white and transluscent fimo, foils, a pasta machine that was dedicated to rolling clay, as well as other miscellaneous items. I will slowly list those on Etsy, and if you would like to purchase a quantity of these items, contact me and we might be able to work something out.

Good thing I have fallen in love with wood carving and also enjoy making my organic catnip toys!