Monsters and microbes…

July 6th, 2010 Comments Off


Oh my gosh!  How CUTE is this???  This past Sunday, Abby saw a cute Monster plush in a store window and liked it.  I was thinking about making her one but just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  So tonight, I decided to browse Etsy a little to get some ideas or see if there are better ones, etc.  And I came upon this cute little guy from Bubbletime!  It’s a handmade plush microbe!  Just look at that face!  Anyways, just thought I would let everyone know about this cute little guy from this cute little shop.

Here are some other cute plushes from Bubbletime:





Did you say low maintenance plants in a jar??

June 1st, 2010 Comments Off

This week, my daughter and I are attempting to make a terrarium together for her practical application of studying God’s creation –  plants.  We are very excited!

I’m not very good at taking care of indoor plants.  I always forget to water them.  So a terrarium is a wonderful idea for those of you who are like me who needs a low maintenance greenery in the home.  Here is the definition for a terrarium according to University of Missouri:

A terrarium is a tightly closed, clear glass or plastic container filled with small plants. It also has come to mean an open, transparent container for growing and displaying plants. Terrariums are most useful for small plants that do not adapt well to normal home atmospheres. When properly planted and located, they provide a novel way to grow many plants with minimal care.


Here is a beautiful example of an open terrarium from Stilllily’s Etsy shop.

Here is an unique example of a closed terrarium (they’re pendants!) from WarmCountryMeadows.

If you’re more of the let-someone-else-do-it-yourselfer, then check out their shops for some wonderful terrariums.  Otherwise, stay tuned for a tutorial/experiment this week on how to make one yourself!


May 28th, 2010 Comments Off

Ok, so my Lemon Meringue Soap just got featured in an Etsy treasury:

Lemon Meringue treasury

As I was happily browsing the summery splashes of color, my attention got drawn to the green cubes.  Are they soap?  I wondered.  But they look so puffy.  So I clicked on it.  And now I’m soooo regretting it!!  Not that it’s a bad shop, it’s tastefully done actually… and that’s the problem!  Now I want some marshmallows!!!!!!  I can’t get those marshmallows out of my head!  But I must resist!!  No, I can’t!  Yes, I can!  No… yes…  ugh.  That’s what happens when you put a pregnant lady together with fruity spongy marshmallow squares.  Mmmm…

So for those of you who are in the same boat that I am, head on over to miaMallows’ shop and check out her delicious treats!  As for me, I’m going to work on my will power for the next few hours.  But I don’t think I’m going to win this one…

Back to school

May 21st, 2010 Comments Off

DD is going to preschool summer camp in a month and needs a backpack!  So I did some looking around on Etsy and found these great and oh so cute ones – check them out!

It’s marketed for boys but DD likes red.  And I like this one because it’s quilted and has a zipper closure. InspiredbyGrands

This is a cute little bag with drawstrings.  I love the color combination!  DeerpathDesigns

I think DD would give up red for this CUTE doggie backpack!  BoutiqueID

Okay, that’s all the time I have to browse.  Time to sleep.  But I’m loving these backpacks!

No time to craft or list…

May 19th, 2010 Comments Off

I haven’t had the time to make any jewelry or hair accessories lately.  I’ve been busy with everything else.  And now I’m taking on a project of organizing and redecorating our house.  That’s going to be a long project!  But I need to do it.  I feel like I can’t make anything until that is done.

So… in the mean time, I decided to feature some handmade goodness from other Etsy sellers on this blog.  I’m going to start with some home decor today since I need new coffee and end tables, sofas, and accesories for my family room.  Here are some stuff that grabbed my attention:

Circles table by michaelarras.  (I love the circle pattern with the traditional cherry colored wood.  It’s like you can have fun in a formal way – if that makes any sense.)

Dissipation Modern Wall Art by jalexstudios.  (I can appreciate this since my husband is into computers.)

Rustic Primitive Coffee Farm Table  by JosephSpinaleFurn. (For those of you who like the rustic country feel, they make cool country style farm reproduction furniture!)

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