Thursday, August 30, 2012

Remembering Victorian Photo Shoot with Grandkids

                                                                              Aaron age 7

Alex age 6
                                                                                                              Alex and Aaron

Alex and Angel
                                                                                                                            Angel age 3

Drew age 8

                                                                       Alex and Drew

Life is Never Gray With Pink Flambe Treasury

Great gray with pink treasury from  On Fire Treasury Challenge #64
Special thank s to Jim and Gina for including my gray shawl.
All items are over at, stop by and check them all out.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Featured Artisan Lise Spence-Parson of Lottie's Trinkets

Quality Original Artisan Jewelry

This weeks Featured Artisan from On Fire For Handmade Team is Lise Spence-Parsons,  Lottie's Trinkets. You will find original Artisan Jewelry handmade by Lise in her shop. Quality craftmanship and beautiful designs. Truly unique OOAK pieces!
You can find Lotties Trinkets on:

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Design Cuff Bracelets

I am one of these designers that just don't like to waste anything so I design and make shirt aprons and have left over fabric and decided there has to be something to do with the cuffs of the shirts and came up these pretty Victorian cuff bracelets.

Blue and beige plaid with cream ribbon and ruffle trim.

Blue and cream plaid with gold ribbon and cream ruffle trim.

Love you hear your comments.  Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Teacher Aprons For Back to School

The It's Better Handmade Group is having a back to school competition and these are what I made to enter in the contest.   Not sure what which one to enter.   What do you think?

This is the chef style apron with wrap around pockets,  
5 pockets total, including one for your pencil or pen.

This is the waist supply apron with 9 pockets including one for your pencil or pen.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Which Barbie Are You?

I saw this the other day on Facebook and had to share.
Which Barbie look are you?
I love the retro and rockabilly pinup look.
I'm a brunette but the ones here don't have my hairstyle that I like to wear.
I like the blonde in the upper right hand corner for my favorite hair style.
Love that blonde bombshell look but it works work for brunettes too!
Share you with us which Barbie are you?

Featured Artisan Tracy Cornell of The Handmaden Soap Company

Featured Artsian - Share the Love, Blogger's Unite

This weeks Featured Artisan is Tracy Cornell - The Handmaden Soap Company (formerly Braggin' Rights Bath) Indulge yourself in luxury with these wonderful bath and body products!

You can find the Handmaden Soap Company on:

See her Full Feature on the On Fire for Handmade Site!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crustless Quiche GF

Crustless Quiche, gluten free

6 Eggs, beaten
1 cup bacon chopped cooked
1 Onion, chopped & lightly cooked
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 cup Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together & pour the mixture into greased muffin cups. (Fills around 18). Bake at 190’C/375’F, for 30 minutes until done. Allow to cool & then gently remove from cups.  (I greased my muffin tin but they stuck so, next time I will use cupcake papers.)

Other items to add.
drained spinach
left over baked potato, chopped or shedded
taco meat
bell pepper
frozen shedded hasbrown potatoes

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Featured Artisan is Dee Begg of Ice House Crafts

This weeks featured artisan from the It's Better Handmade Group is Dee Begg of the Ice House Crafts. She is a self taught painter, wife and mother of 3 boys. Dee been selling crafts, full time for the last 20 years, mostly at craft shows.
 Dee started doing crafts as a young girl and has always enjoyed them.  Some  of Dee's favorite things to paint on are old vintage pieces that she finds treasure hunting at local flea markets, yard sales and antique stores. Dee also enjoys painting wood signs..."Her favorite ones are the ones that bring a smile to your face when you read them!"

Find Ice House Crafts here:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Introducing Simone Eatmon, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

Simone is a hard working mother of 3 and soon to be mother of 4 and her husband is proudly serving our country in the Army.  She is working hard to finish her Bachelors of Science in Business Management while selling and promoting Mary Kay on the side.  She loves her family and spending time with them.  Her radiant skin is from her use of Mary Kay Timewise products.  She has tried all kinds of products from Estee Lauder, Lancome, Proactive, etc, and nothing cleared up her skin like Mary Kay products do.  Many say beauty isn't skin deep but it sure is nice to have beautiful skin.

Check out and order Mary Kay online now!
 Doesn't matter where you live Mary Kay can be delivered right to your home.  
Here is her website:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Featured Artisan Kimberly of Kimmi's Jewelry From the Heart

This weeks On Fire Team Featured Artisan is Kimberly Idalski

 Kimmi's Jewelry from the Heart

Kimmi's Jewelry from the Heart is beautiful Polymer Clay creations that are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful Detail and colors.
You can Find Kimberly on:

Are you On Fire for Handmade?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Featured Artisan Cathy of Cathy Ann's Creations

This week's featured artisan with the It's Better Handmade group is Cathy of Cathy Ann's 
Creations. She lives in in NW Ohio. Cathy has been creating jewelry for about 6 years for herself and family members. All of the items here are designed and handcrafted by Cathy. Each item is unique and crafted with handpicked quality components. Cathy loves to design with semi-precious gemstones and crystals and use premium beading wire for all projects.

Cathy is a breast cancer survivor since 2008. She started designing a few pieces here and there berfore to launching her designs online and "Caty Ann's Creations" was born.
She started with a shop on Artfire and soon added a shop on Zibbet as neither of these venues required any investment for a "basic" shop. Recently Cathy has rediscovered my love to crochet and have decided to add "fiber art" to my Zibbet shop.

Pink Hearts of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Charm PC006 4-5

Jewelry Frame - Yellow Wooden 11 x 13 JF002

Red Hot Golden Charm Bracelet - N054

Find Cathy Ann's Creations here:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Products Just For You!

Recently finished these two cute aprons for your clothing protection. 
 Great for artist and crafting and even the kitchen cooking.
This apron is purple plaid with blue, grey and white.

Dress shirt apron in blue checked with red trim.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Featured Artisan Shelly of Handmade Creations

Handmade Creations by Shelly - Featured Artisan!

This weeks featured artisan from the On Fire for Handmade team is Shelly of Handmade Creations.  Shelly opened her shop four years ago this August. For the past 10 years she has been selling her products at Craft Fairs and some of her fellow craft friends told her about Etsy.   Shelly had never sold her  items on-line and it was a big step for her.

Over the past four years Shelly has been so lucky to have been guided by so many wonderful shop owners as to the ins and outs of on-line shops.  She is thrilled to say that she now sells World Wide.

You can fine Handmade Creations by Shelly on:

Are you On Fire for Handmade?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Classic Black & White with a Splash of Red

                                Classic Black and White Treasury with a Splash of Red
This lovely treasury is featured over on
Special thanks to Teresa Pinrose of Marie's Crochet Corner 
for including my french maid apron.
Take a look closer you might find something you need or can't live without!