Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Out My Window!

Just look at the view I had from my office window yesterday.  This is only part of the flock.  I couldn't get the entire group into one shot.  They are Starlings and talk about noisy!!!!  I and my poor kitty are very glad they have moved on.  Pardon the picture quality. It was taken through the screen window.

One thing about it. It's another sign that Winter is rapidly approaching.  Sweet corn season is over.  All that is left at the farmer's stand up the road is squash and pumpkins.  Pretty soon I have to get out there and get after those leaves.  Yuck.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On the Front Page

One of my collections made it to the front page of Art Fire and I actually saw it!  How cool is that?  I don't think I ever satisfied the powers that be at Etsy with my Treasuries.   I never saw one on the front page there. It was really an exciting way to start my day when I opened Art Fire to see my Collection and my earrings staring back at me.  YAHOO!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Look What I Found!

It's a kit to make your own cookie cutters!  How great would it be to make the school mascot, or an organization's logo for a bake sale?  I've already made a few for friends who wanted special cutters.  It's easy as can be to do.  All you need is an outline of the item you want to make and some old scissors to cut the aluminum strip.  I bent everything for this cutter by hand using the tools in the kit and a fat pen. 

Instructions are included in the kit but if you want to try it and get stuck I'll be more than willing to try and help you via e-mail.  Here is where you can buy the kit and replacement packs.

Cookie time!  YEAH!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Holiday Baking

It's almost time to think about holiday preparations. This is the time of year I check my spices, throw out the old baking powder, baking soda, etc and sock up on fresh new supplies. Flour starts coming into the house in bigger bags than during the Summer months.  The rolling pin which was put away during the hot months comes back out and into it's place of prominence on the rack.  It's time to gear up for holiday baking!

 To help you get ready for the warm fuzzy feelings holiday cookies bring,  we have made all of our cookie cutters a new low price of only $2.00 each on our Art Fire site.  Here are just a few to look at.  Get those cookie sheets ready!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Great Deal For Crafters, Artisans and Vintage Sellers

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

If you sell online you owe it to yourself to look into this great new offer from Art Fire.  $5.95 per month for life!  Since my Etsy bill was over $60 last month, this looks like heaven to me.  The only trick is 20,000 people need to sign up for the offer.  Actually, I can't see why anyone wouldn't if they are serious about making money from a home based business.

Art Fire is newer than Etsy, but growing rapidly.  I get more views every week.  UP,UP UP!  Sales are increasing steadily.  Their staff is friendly and not hidden away.  They  answer your questions and offer assistance!  They actually want you to promote yourself and your business and make money.  They do not have a preconceived notion of what the public wants like other sites seem to and they don't play favorites.  It is a breath of fresh air working with them.

I'm not going to try to put all of the details of the $5.95 deal here.  Just rest assured, there are no strings attached other than the required number of folks that need to sign up before it goes into effect.   Here is the link - go for it!

Art Fire Group Deal