Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break-Family Style

Has been incredibly busy lately, what with my toddlers catching virus on top of virus for a month straight, then I had the bright idea of catching their sniffles myself.  Before anybody wonders, yes we did take them to the doctor, and they were given antibiotic.  Now it is spring break & everyone is healthy, so we have been visiting family and enjoying little trips.  Yesterday was the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, and here are a few pictures, followed by sea-life etsy items:

petting horseshoe crabs
Stingray hiding under sand beside cat shark.  They let us pet them later on in the day

Feeding different set of stingrays

Cmooreglass has an incredible jellyfish pendant

picture of aquarium jellyfish bottom, cmooreglass' handmade jelly top
Debs1967 made a drawstring clownfish bag

Debs1967 clownfish bag top, aquarium clownfish display bottom

Plasticcraptastic wants to give you crabs...well a crab anyway. 

Maxiecrafts has a cute frog wall hanging

Monday, February 28, 2011

Recycled Maps

We were out of town yesterday, which resulted in us missing a hail storm (darn the luck) and my toddlers getting a chance to see a newborn calf at my dad's farm.  I also bought an interesting book called Matched, about a 2012-ish society on steroids.   The sequel doesn't come out for another couple of months, so that's a bummer. 

Today, maps.  What to do with them when you *think* GPS is incredible (hahaha no) or they change the roads around every couple of years, rendering your copy obsolete?   Click pictures to see shop they originate from.

mrgnome bowl will make sure your items won't get lost...get it?  Lost, because it's made of...ah forget it.  Moving on.

ThePaperSnail made a teeny-tiny banner.


colouredsquares wants all eyes on you with these funky-cool vintage map earrings

jarck101 has adorable pouches with map designs on them.  

Thank you so much for reading my blog, oh guess what, I'm becoming somewhat more technologically educated.  Was able to figure out how to put click-able pictures on my FB page, check it out I'm very proud, and also have a small webpage now.  Of course, they all link to my Etsy shop.  And be sure to practice random acts of kindness, and learn something new (like all 50 states are listed across the top of the
Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill-no way time to break out the magnifying glass!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Books are great decorations!

Today we will look at altered books.  Actually, my husband made a treasury while my GPS got me lost-it was awful & I will not give you nightmares by sharing my story.  But, I was certain I heard banjos in the distance-absolutely terrifying!  So without further ado, check out the incredible things people do with books!  (Click here)

Then check out my husband's creations & click the little dealy on the side to like my FB page.  It's painless & makes me happy =D

In a few days, in honor of my official hatred of GPS, recycled maps!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Blog Fail

It has been so lovely the past couple of days, that I haven't been able to chain myself to the computer long enough to do a blog entry.  I do believe that during nice weather, you will see less of me, more like 3Xweek instead of daily, and when it's too nasty to be outside, whether too hot, cold, or otherwise miserable, the blog will become more of a daily thing again, but either way I will dazzle you with frickin' cool etsy stuff.  Since you are clearly chained to your computer, feel free to check out my shop & FB page ;) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Freaky Dolls

So that chili I had to cook for like 30 people, turns out was actually for 80 or so.  My church had a chili cook-off, and guess who took 1st?  That's right folks, your lovely blogger.  And no, I was not the only contestant, don't go thinking that, there were around 15-20 pots o'chili.  Got a wicked-cool T-shirt.  I'll tell you where to find the recipe if you're really nice to me ;)  Today: etsians of my own heart, altered art dolls!

DollsofHeCate has this freaky little number (remember to click the pictures to see listing)

Panlora has indefinitely ruined Easter for me

Blacksheepartist mixes styrofoam & plush perfectly

UndeadEd reminds me of the toys Jack Skellington's crew made when they hijacked Christmas

Coinoperatedstar fixes Barbies up rather nicely

Last one, Mammamyst (hey that's me!) has this nightmare doll

Remember to learn something new daily: a zebra is black with white stripes.  Shaved zebras are totally black.  Don't forget to visit my FB & shop.  

Tomorrow in honor of my husband's half of the shop: altered books.  Oh and if you are interested in my chili recipe, I combined my mom's with one from allrecipes: White Chicken Chili.  I can't just *give* you the recipe now, but got you started in the right direction! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Can you help?

I have not been visiting etsy groups over the past few days, so I am late to hearing this, but a fellow etsian lost that dearest to her in a fire, one of her children.  Their home was destroyed as well.  There has been a group established

to help raise money for her family by items donated & sold

From what I gather, there is also a paypal account for her, I imagine people in the group could help direct you.

Although I do not know her, my heart aches for her & her family. 

Anti-Valentines Gifts

Yesterday I did not get around to blogging.  We were a little bit tired & had a very long day.  Later I have to make enough chili to feed like 30 people so let's get this started (I'm slacking today, no pictures it takes too much time.)

SincerelyApril has an anti-valentines necklace

Recycledrings has a heart & cleaver combo necklace

Bencandance has a hilarious take on candy hearts jewelry (though from what I hear, innapropriate candy hearts were recently in the news)

Mosaichick has a unique green record bowl, with a strange title.  Perfect passive-aggressive gift for a certain someone you can't stand. 

Cookstah drew a broken heart on an interesting canvas

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time to do a more "normal" blog entry.  In honor of my own items for sale, we'll look at altered art dolls.