Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hooray, new samples are here! It is always so much fun to see how a product with my art looks when it is finished. Sometimes it takes so long that I have completely forgotten about it, and then when the samples show up at the door it is a lovely surprise.

Here is a new apron and kitchen towel that will be just perfect for Christmas parties. I especially like how the apron came out. It's my first one! Thanks Pacific Enterprises!

Next we have some new cards. Most of these are from Legacy, but the cute Christmas puppy is from Leanin' Tree. They always make such nice boxed Christmas cards with me, and I love sending them out. I have several out this year, so it will be hard to chose!

Here is a product I have never done before: light switch covers! There are so many of them!

Finally, we have a new rug for Autumn from Evergreen Enterprises. There is also a matching garden flag, but the photo didn't come out for that one. As you can see, last week was like Christmas around here!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Teacup Tuesday Celebration

A while ago, the thrift store near us needed to clear out some space, so they offered everything in the whole store for 50% off. I got this set of Royal Albert "Celebration" china for a pittance, and was delighted when I came home and found out that just one teacup goes for more than I paid for the whole set! However, I have no intention of selling, as I think the set is so pretty. I think I will save it until my daughter is grown up and has a house of her own.

Here is a close-up of the pretty teacup. This pattern dates back to 1969, so it is not an antique, but it does have a nice, vintage look.

This is the creamer and sugar basin. I think I will have to keep my eye out for the teapot next! It is always fun to have something to look for.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hooray for Books!

Yesterday we went to the Rist Canyon Richard Schmid Art Festival. We had a lovely time, and of course the art was all gorgeous. The show and auction is a benefit for the canyon fire department, and Richard has generously donated work every year. Local artists submit work to be juried into the show. I have never tried, but always intended to "someday". Well, Richard announced that this year would be his last, as he is getting older and his eyesight isn't as good as it used to be. It is really a great pity, as he is so talented, and I really looked forward to it every year. Hopefully the show will continue.

Another thing they have at the festival is a big book tent. This was my favorite find of the day: a vintage Winnie-the -Pooh cookbook (for only fifty cents)! I love the original Winnie-the-Pooh books, and have the original editions that we had in my family for years.

I think it is ok to show this inside spread for the purpose of this review. The recipes involved mostly involve honey, of course, which is great for us as we will be extracting the honey from our hives in a couple of weeks' time. I thought this Apricot Honey Bread sounded yummy! Some of the recipes are much too dated, of course, like the honey egg nog recipe that requires raw eggs in the drink. I know in the old days people thought that raw egg was good for you, but these days we are much more careful. One of my favorites was the "Recipe For Getting Thin" which was a blank page! I don't think that is a diet that I'd be able to stick to.