Sunday, April 26, 2009

Caution - Crazy Woman Spring Cleaning!!!

I decided to do some spring cleaning of my blog this morning as it was getting quite cluttered (like my studio). I removed all the spring wreaths and placed what was left in my Etsy store (link is in right column) but not much was left. I am in Wedding mode now as I am doing several weddings in May/June. I also uploaded wedding flowers there that are for sale along with lost of personalizable items. If you haven't checked out my etsy store please do so and if you like me mark as a favorite. Are you a handcrafter? It is a great place to meet and sell the items you make. You can also catch me locally at the farmer's market on Scottsville Road. As soon as Mother's Day is over I have to get busy for my big fall shows which kick off in OH in Mid August. I actually sold my first sunflower wreath of the season yesterday at the farmer's market!!! I took it just to have something else on hand and it was one of the first sold! If there is any clutter you bookmarked and want to see again just holler at me.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Memorial Day Flowers - Grapevine Angels

Losing a loved one is like losing a piece of yourself. They helped in some way to make us who we are today. Memorial Day is a time to honor those that we cherished. Many people choose to do that through floral tributes. I made traditional saddles and standing wreaths but something I created last year to honor them is my grapevine angels. These 22" grapevine angels have a full wing span of 16-18". They are fully made of grapevine and pip berries. Each clutches a bouquet of your choice of flowers/colors in her arms. She also has a laminated copy of a poem about the loved one tied into her houquet. A second copy is provided to you for a keepsake. She fits directly over the vases at the cemetery or can be placed either on the ground or on the headstone. I provide two stakes to help secure her if you want to wire her down. Here are some I made for people last year. Email me at for a list of poems. Each angel is $25 plus shipping. I only ship in the US. If wanting for memorial day please order at least two weeks before hand. You may also purchase angels through my etsy store. Link is in the right column of blog.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Wedding Bouquets

These are all handtied bouquets I did for my etsy shop. Most are $12.99 each so if you know someone getting married please pass this on to them. I love doing these. Etsy shop link is to the right.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ready for Farmer's Market

In addition to wreaths, notecards, seed packets I will have Recipe Booklets and Dip Mixes at the market. The first two booklets are now available and are $2.50 each. An additional one or two will be available next week. Recipes include Parmesan Chicken Bake, Spicy Grilled Shrimp, Pork Chops with Tangy Honey Glaze, Spinach & Grape Chopped Salad, Corn & Broccoli Frittata, Asparagus & Red Pepper Pizza, plus many more. Pick up the fresh ingredients at the market and prepare a new family favorite that same night. Village Dips from Whistletop Farms are also available in my booth. Each dip mix is packaged in a "building" box. A cute gift idea. Three flavors are available to start. They are Lem'n & Dill, Roasted Red Pepper and Roasted Garlic & Herb. Mixes are $2.50 each and make 1-2 cups of dip for your favorite vegetables. See you at the market!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Country Cooking - Recipe Booklets

For those of you visiting the Farmer's Market held in front of Hobby Lobby, look for the new cookbooklets I will be selling there. Learn how to use the great fresh ingredients from vendors in wonderful new recipes. Have a favorite recipe to share? Send it to me and if I chose to use it I will send you a copy of the booklet yours appears in. Titles will include: Garden Delights I & II, Salads, Just Desserts, Social Suppers, Soups & Stews.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Teacher Gifts for end of school year

It's not to early to start planning on a special personalized gift for your favorite teacher. Shown is one of our 6"x8" ceramic plaques that contains the school name, teacher name, year, quote and list of students in the class. Also shown is a personalized quart can filled with candy. Plaques are $10 and that includes shipping anywhere in the US. Stand is not included. Candy cans are 7.50 shipped anywhere in the US. They are great for teacher's desk as the can be used to hold pen and pencils after the candy is eaten.

Shown to the left are personalized plaques with just the grade, designs and teacher name on them. They are $8 shipped anywhere in the US. Popcorns, notepads and keychains are available as well.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cute Gift Ideas for Military Family Members

These soft sided photo albums hold 36 4"x6" prints in their vinyl pockets. Each has a cover and back design that showcases your pride in your loved one. Available designs include (wording changed on those shown): Proud Wife/Girlfriend/Mother/Grandmother/Family Member/Daughter, etc of an American Soldier or the Hero Daddy/Mommy one. The one for daddy is great to either hold pictures of the parent/child for the child to look at while their parent is deployed or for the soldier to place in their cargo pocket. Being softsided it is easy to carry with them overseas. Each photo album is 3.50 plus $1.50 shipping in the US. If you want multiples or personalization (names) done on them please contact me at

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Gift Certificates now available on ETSY

Want to send a baby plaque to someone? Want to order one but the baby isn't born yet? Send a gift certificate instead. Gift certificates are available in my ETSY store. Each gift certificate is good for one plaque and the shipping anywhere in the US.