Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Giveaway

I'm having a Christmas Giveaway over at my Facebook fan page.....I'm giving away TWO gift stop over, become a fan and enter to win!

Here's the link

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SERIOUSLY!! How did 5 months pass by??

Wow, I must say that I am quite ashamed of myself.....5 months have gone by without a single post! Although, I must admit, it feels a little strange getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully....I have not lost all my friends here......oh, well.....time will soon tell.

So many things have happened in this huge lapse in products (goat's milk lotion, sugar scrub cubes)....huge events in our many thing to catch up on!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Recipe: Very Berry Syrup/Sauce

For the past two weekends I have made this amazing sauce that goes sooooo well with pancakes and waffles....and I imagine it would taste equally as good on french toast, cheesecake and....ICE CREAM! I made some changes to it, but I didn't measure anything out, so I will just post it as it is written to make sure it turns out as good for you as it was for me. One change I did make was I did not just use blueberries...use 2 cups of berries of your choice.

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup water
1 cup orange juice
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cold water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the blueberries, 1/4 cup of water, orange juice, and sugar. Stir gently, and bring to a boil.
In a cup or small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Gently stir the cornstarch mixture into the blueberries so as not to mash the berries. Simmer gently until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the almond extract and cinnamon. Thin sauce with water if it is too thick for your liking.

Monday, June 15, 2009

EtsyBlogger Featured Blogger: LazyTcrochet

As I had mentioned before, I am now a member of EtsyBlogger Street Team. Every month we have a new blog carnival and a new featured blogger. This month LazyTcrochet was the lucky "chosen one" She managed to take a few moments from her busy schedule to answer a few of my questions.

Tricia is the woman behind the at LazyTCrochet. She learned the basics from her mom when she was young. "She taught me to chain", says Tricia, "I would just chain for hours!". But things fell to the way side and it wasn't until about 6 years ago when I picked up a book and hook again. It had been a while, but it was just like falling off a bike....everything her mom had taught her came back.

I asked Tricia what her favorite type of fiber to work with and she said, she is especially fond of working with bulky yarns, especially wool, like this wool buttoned cuff.

Tricia finds inspiration for her pieces in textures, colors, and seasons especially. She also says she makes a lot of one-of-a-kind designs and custom work as well.
When I asked her what her favorite piece was, she told me that is was this terra cotta shawl that she made last fall. (Isn't it just beautiful?)

Not only does Tricia sell on Etsy, she attends local holiday shows each year and a few Summer Markets here and there. She is currently working on some bracelets for a local shop and gearing up for the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival coming up in October.
She says "My blog will have show dates, team links for EtsyBloggersTeam, ClevelandTeam, and I also like to blog recipes and fun stuff at".

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Scenic Sunday

The answer to the last Scenic Sunday was Mt. St. Helens...way to go Julie (Gypsy Moon Designs) for guessing it right on! Ok, here is this week's photo:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday: Market Day!

Ok, so I finally got this video to upload! These people are wealthy. They show up at all the markets and any event that has music and they dance....they "dance"...if that is what you want to call it, the grocery store, in their cars...they definately march to the beat of a different drum! LOL!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Firsts....

Ok, here are this week's new shops just waiting for their first give a boost for the weekend...make a purchase!

Here's a great revesible headband from Cherry Blossom

Here's a great set of 15 blank note cards from Mamabirds

Here's a great gift bag from CraftsByColleen for only $3.50!

And here is my Friday First purchase....I have always been interested in antique I figured what better time than the present to start a collection! This tin comes from No Accounting For Taste (love the name!).

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday Theme

Ok, back this week a new theme! All entries/comments will be entered to win a small prize! I may have made this one a little tough....Oh, of course...last time's was Popeye!

Cute litte pendant from Squirrelbunny.

This teaching kit from HandPickedDaisy.

Great card from SparklePaw.

This great vintage pearl choker from joyceshafer

Good Luck!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog Carnival: Birthdays

So I am officially a member of Etsy Bloggers Street Team! This month's choices were either Birthdays or Summer. So, I decided to blog about my birthday. Fall is my most favorite time of year. The leaves are changing, there is a certain smell in the air....crisp, cold and the slight smell of the leaves decaying. It is unique, not a bad smell, but almost comforting. I can't really say if Fall is my time of year because of it's beauty or because it's when my birthday is.....I tend to believe that it is the first more so than the latter. I was born October 16, 1973. got it right....I told you what YEAR I was born. I'm not really particular about telling people how old I am, really it's not a big deal...just a number really....a state of mind. I was born in Germany....Bitburgh to be more exact. My dad was in he Air Force but I was not born on base, I was born in a German I am a naturalized citizen...which means you are all safe, I could never be President of the United States! LOL!!

I am really not into all the fanfare and hoopla....I generally try to pass the day without letting anyone know. I like to lay low and don't really care to be fussed over. I would have to say that the best birthday present ever, came two days early one year.....October 14, 2000. What was that you ask? The day I was married!!

So how do you all celebrate you birthday? Do you make a big deal...or do you like to lay low? What was your BESTEST birthday gift ever?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tips For Tuesday

So I'm not going to sales as of late have been less than stellar. So I thought I would open up a discussion of sort to share with you what helps me with sales. Hopefully all of you will feel the need to share with what helps with your sales, because we all know everyone needs all the help they can get in today's economy!

The first thing I have noticed. REFRESH! I have honestly noticed a difference in my sales when I refresh compared to when I do not. Why waste the money you ask? Because by refreshing the items in you shop on a regular basis keeps you toward the "front" of the searches. To be quite honest, I RARELY search more than 10 pages....why would I expect someone else to do the same? Even if you have the best products in the (etsy) world, no one will ever know if you are all the way back on page 50!

The next thing I have noticed that has helped my sales...the Forums. Honestly. Go there make commments, ask questions, post your stuff! GET NOTICED! Sometimes, you need to have thick will run into rude, unprofessional fellow etsians. But just take it with a grain of salt.....but it really does help to get you noticed.

Now this next piece of advice is sort of along the same lines as the forums....the chat did help get my name out there, but not so much as the need to have thick skin here too!

The last piece of advice might not be so practical for some of the sellers with higher priced items. But....donate....whenever you can. If it does nothing else, it gets your name out there. I have donated to tons of charity functions and group giveaways. If you do have higher priced items, consider donating gift certificates.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Easing Back Into Things....

Thanks to everyone wishing me a relaxing weekend. Which I had! I did not get a ton of things accomplished...but I guess that wasn't what this was about. Friday was relaxing...we didn't really do anything...but I guess anything would be relaxing as compared to baking upwards of 30+ loaves a bread in one day! On Saturday we decided to check out "the other" Farmers Market in Missoula, Montana....both markets are held on the same day and the same time. My dilema lies in that My hubby and I live in Stevensville, which is pretty much right smack in the middle between the two. I am at Hamilton Farmers Market every Saturday. Now it is a good sized market and I have been there for a year now and have been established, to a certain degree. Now Missoula Market is HUGE in comparison...but I would have to choose...soap or bread. I would not be able to do both. I am not established there either. I am leaning toward doing my soaps, ect there. I would want to split...Hubby goes to one, I go to the other....but that is just dreaming right now. I would need to make some initial investments...another EZ Up canopy, more tables, another cash all adds up....maybe that is something to shoot for next year. While I was there I got a chance to visit with my good friend Julie from Gypsy Moon Designs. Not only did I get to chat with her for a hubby bought me one of her BEAUTIFUL necklaces....a dragonfly one to boot! So over all it was an awesome weekend, but now it's back to the grind.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday Theme Back Next Week!

I had been so good about blogging daily and fretted about just missing one day! But, did you ever notice that once you miss the first day, the world does not stop spinning, the sun still rises, all is still right with the world. As I had mentioned I am writing for our local paper....I wish I could post a link for you all to check out what I am doing. But, alas, living in the boonies, no can do. Our paper, believe it or not, does have a website...but my stuff is not important enough to make it on their world wide web. Oh well!

So on with the festivities....last week I promised to make a little contest out of this Thursday Theme....and today (at work) I had my co-worker, Gary "draw" the Congrats to Harley and Me....(if you asked me I think it's rigged) LOL! I have a prize for you!

So I PROMISE...I'll be back in full swing next week! I have taken Sunday off from work....AND I'm NOT doing the Market this weekend so I have Friday, Saturday and Sunday I will be laying low for a few days....I'll see you all on Monday.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

So How Do YOU Know......?

So it has suddenly become blaringly apparent that I may have taken on more than I can handle. I think Mr. Moose would have agreed with this statement about 3 or 4 projects ago. But now I am in and there is no way of getting out! My deadline for the online newspaper came and went and that totally slipped my mind. By the way...don't forget to check out their latest edition....just released today...minus my articles. I just yesterday realized that I had not paid rent yet. It was due today. Luckily I have deposit slips for our landlords account and am able to just deposit it directly. Instead of having a monthly deadline writing for an online newspaper....I have begun writing WEEKLY feature stories in our local paper for our Farmer's Market. Which somehow has led me to be involved with a number of other committees that I don't even think that I actually signed up for?

SO....tell me how do YOU know when you have gotten in too deep?

Is it when your house becomes a little dirtier than you would like?
How about when there are no folded towels left in the linen granted, they are clean...but they are still in the laundry basket.
Is it when you forget things you have NEVER forgotten paying rent?
Is it when things you loved to do before now have become a chore that must be accomplished?
Or is it when you start to notice other things suffering....your business, the fish you forgot to feed...oh, I could go on, but I'll just stop there!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scenic Sunday

Here is the photo for this week...the answer to last week's photo was Mount Rainier in Washington.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Taking the Day Off!

I decided to take the day off today....hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Firsts.... I didn't make a purchase today, but here are a few new shops just waiting for their first go ahead and make someone's weekend!

This beautiful pottery set from potterybykay She just opened up shop about a week ago and has some really wonderful pieces.

pinkpalmstudio has these cute little chalkboard pots. It appears as though she is having her grand opening currently going on.

This awesome bag from Cottage Closet.....who couldn't use a good bag?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Theme

So last week's guesses went well...yes. The Wizard of Oz was the answer. I dedcided that I would go ahead and make this a fun little contest. Any and all comments will be placed into a drawing for some little prize....winner announced next Thursday. Ok, so here is the theme for this week:

Spinach seeds from Thebearfootshaman

Sweet pea flower seeds from farmerjulie

It's A Jeep (Jeep) Thing pendant from cre8agift

sailor print from traceyaxelrod

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

I was so excited to finally have my oven back...that I baked today! I guess I was pretty lucky though, I baked all day Friday. I got all my loaves of bread baked. I did not use the oven on Saturday at all, went to use it on Sunday and NOTHING! So I was without an oven Sunday and Monday. I know that doesn't seem like much, but I felt almost like I was without internet....I really need to get a life! LOL!!

But I am thinking I am going to definately sell these on Saturday at Market. All the testers gave the rave reviews. I was initially afraid that I made them too rich...but everyone said to leave them as they were. Now all I need to do is get a cupcake "tree" or stand. I can probably come up with one on my own...but if anyone has any display ideas, I'd love to hear them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


So I just now realized that I never uploaded pictures to go with my post on Saturday. Sorry about that! So here are some pictures from the Farmer's Market....better late than never, I guess! LOL And this is a picture of my booth. I love the green display stand Mr. Moose built for me using old shutters.

After my oven went on strike...I will hopefully be back in commission tomorrow and will show off my chocholate turtle cupcakes! I hope to start selling them this weekend.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day....AND Winner Announced!

Hope everyone is enjoying their extra day off! Be safe celebrating this Memorial Day! So now, what everyone has been waiting for.....the winner is.......Jessica! She also has a blog, jessmiloo. Please be sure to stop over and check it out!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scenic Sunday

So the answer to last week's pic was Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park. Here is the pic for this week! Enjoy!! Also...Last day to enter the giveaway! Hurry...time is ticking down.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Market Day!

Since today is Market Day! I thought I would share some photos from Market last week AND I have a special treat for you. We have some special video footage of the crazy dancing people! They show up everywhere....and just dance. They dance whenever the feeling moves them....even in the middle of the grocery store parking lot! They are some odd ducks....but you know, market wouldn't be the same without them. I love seeing the reaction of newcomers when they first notice them. Enjoy!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.

Once's Friday! YEAH! Especially this Friday....long weekend (for most of you)!! So I thought I would share with you some unique, undiscovered shops. Waiting....just waiting for their first sale. And since I am a sucker for photography....I thought I would share some of my favorite new photographers.

So once again...I'll lead by example. Here is what I purchased this week:

From SusitnaDesigns

I ALMOST bought this print is soooo beautiful! From GabrielleKai

And Finally this fun print from LRPPHOTO

So hope everyone has a great weekend! Don't forget to sign up for the lastest giveaway ending on Sunday.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday Theme

So, I'll try my hand at this one more time. Maybe last time I guess I should have told you all up front that I was looking for a phrase. How 'bout...."Snips and Snail and Puppy Dog Tails, That's What Little Boys are Made Of." I guess it was only easy for me because I knew the answer! LOL.

print from cateanevski

embroidery design from Diva's Doodles

coaster set from Adirondacknativesprt

stitch markers from peanutga11ery1

Ok...I could probably go on and on and on...but I'll stop here. What do these items have in common?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Back To The Basics: Barter!

Don't you wish that somethings could be just like the good ol' days? When doctors were paid with a dozen eggs or fresh baked pies? Well, with the state of the economy being what it is, there has been a new grass roots movement to begin establishing cashless bartering systems. You clean my house....I'll cook you dinner for a week. It's the original business deal, invented long before money defined trade between two people.

I have signed up to take part in one of these bartering communities. Bitterroot Barter. How it sign up and get as many listings as you would like. I entered for baking and cooking as well as my bath and beauty products. Upon signing up I got 3 hOURS. Which here in the Bittrroot Valley is equivalent to $30 ( 1 hOUR = $10). Now say I want to get my house cleaned (which it does need), I look in their directory and find someone who cleans houses. I make the initial contact. Then that person has the opportunity to either make a deal with me accepting my services for their services OR I can pay in full or partial hOURS or that person can accept part service and part hOURS. Pretty simple. You can earn hOURS by doing community service type of work or volunteering at non profit organizations.

I think that this is a great look for one in your area and get to bartering!

You can also find great bartering sites at and of course,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sidewalk Sales! Gotta Love 'Em!

The Etsy Twitter Team is having a Sidewalk Sale to celebrate the spring weather and to get outside a bit! Virtually! So please take a stroll down our sidewalk of shop listings. Each shop is having a different sale so check them all out. There are some extremely great deals going on this week!!

The sales run from Sunday, May 17th to Saturday, May 23rd.
20% off – discount applied in pricing
FREE card with purchase of any 3 items! Exquisite floral, original photos and detailed embroidered cards will be given free (choice of free card by prettycheap). Just ask for your free card at check out (please purchase 3 items in one transaction).
Free shipping worldwide shipping all week. Please contact her before buying, She will cancel shipments or mention "Etsy Twitter Team" in the message to seller at checkout.
Offering free worldwide shipping for both of her shops that will be already marked with $0 shipping
15% off items (not including shipping or NY state sales tax if applicable). Add the comment "Etsy Twitter Sidewalk Sale" during checkout. Discount given via PayPal refund.
Every order will get a free sampler pack of 4 postcards included in their shipment! In the note to seller box, please mention "Sidewalk Sale" to get your free postcards.
Free Shipping
All necklaces $5.00 off! After payment, $5.00 will be refunded to the buyer’s PayPal account for each necklace purchased.
Free Shipping - After payment, shipping will be refunded via PayPal
30% off all purchases that total $20 or more. PayPal refund given for discount.
20% off all items in my shop: To participate type "May" in the message to buyer. Discount will be refunded via PayPal after purchase
All earrings $5 or less per pair. Prices already marked down.
15% off, + Plus free worldwide shipping. Also $5 gift certificate included for future purchases (limit one per customer). Redeemed with code "Sidewalk TW Sale" in message to seller box, then you will receive a prompt PayPal refund
20% discount using PayPal refund to everyone mentioning "Sidewalk Sale" in message to seller box
Free shipping worldwide.
10% off list price - Leave message to seller saying “sidewalk”. She will do a revised invoice or if you have already paid via PayPal she will do a refund.
all baby and kid items are marked 50% off in special shop section
Free Lavender Spearmint Lip Balm with purchase of $10 or more. Add the comment "Etsy Twitter Sidewalk Sale" during checkout.
Free shipping within the US only (via USPS First Class) with any purchase. Add to message to seller box "sidewalk sale" and you will get a refund through PayPal for the shipping amount.
free shipping to anyone in the USA and a flat rate of $5 to all other countries on her list for items over $20 and $3 for items under $20. Discount given via PayPal refund
With any purchase, get a FREE single card of your choosing from any of the card sets in the Stationary section of her shop. Just include which card you'd like in the Message to Seller box, or contact her soon after purchase.
Free USA shipping or Half Price international shipping when you spend $20.00 or more in her Etsy shop. Plus she will be tossing a free little "thank you" present into each package! Just put "EtsyTwitter Rocks" in the note to seller and she will refund the shipping discount back to your PayPal account.
Free Shipping! Use code “SIDEWALK” in the notes to the seller, and she will refund the shipping after the order is paid for through PayPal
Most items are already on sale but you can get and additional 10% off on orders of $15.00 or more by entering the words "Sidewalk Sale" in notes to seller. The 10% will be refunded through PayPal.
20% off purchases over $5. Buyers need to use the Promo Code "Sidewalk" and she will refund the discount via PayPal. Free shipping for orders over $30.
Free domestic shipping on non-ribbon items. Will automatically give a PayPal refund for items not already specially marked as part of the sale.
Free Shipping on every item in the shop! To redeem this great deal, enter “MAYSIDEWALK” into the message to the seller upon check out. You will be reimbursed through PayPal for the cost of shipping.
Free shipping! Type "Sidewalk Sale" in Notes to seller to receive a refund via PayPal.
15% off items $20 or more. "Sidewalk" in message to seller to get discount. Wait to pay for revised invoice
20% off all items*! Please write "May Sidewalk Sale" in notes to seller when checking out and wait for a revised invoice or pay and you will be refunded via PayPal. *discount valid for items only, does not include shipping or taxes if applicable.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring Is Coming...NEW GIVEAWAY!

Good Monday morning and welcome! I am so excited to be announcing a new giveaway. This awesome prize comes to you from Tickleworm! She recently contacted me and asked me to host a giveaway for her…..and I jumped at the opportunity (as I do love a good giveaway)! She has decided to give away this cute little pouch.
Doesn't it just remind you of springtime? It is the perfect size and will hold your coupons, eyeglasses….just about anything you want!

So first, let's get to know a little more about the woman behind Tickleworm. Rachel lives in Georgia with her husband and (almost) 3 year old son. Rachel claims she was bitten by the crafting bug when she made her first hand turkey back in elementary school! (LOL) She began her felt work in August 2008. The year previous, her hubby had gotten her a sewing machine and up until that point had never really used it. Then one day, she decided that today would be the day….she broke out the machine and from that point on there was no looking back! She recalls, at that point, she barely knew what she was doing! It had been awhile since 7th grade home economics!

Rachel initially joined the Etsy community in October 2007 only as a buyer. At that time she had hopes of one day opening her own shop. Selling what? Now, that she wasn't so sure. She liked to dabble in all sorts of crafts….jewelry, soaping, and sewing. So one short month after she broke out that sewing machine, she knew. In September of 2008, she opened Tickleworm….and the rest they say, is history!

Rachel especially enjoys finding new ways to reuse old materials…ways to repurpose an old skirt. She loves trying different colors and textures to see what works and what doesn’t. She gets many of her up-cycled items at Salvation Army, second-hand stores or Value City.

Her best seller, Rachel says, are the smaller pouches she makes. Especially the ones with owls or buttons. She says people love them, they have a ton of uses and they aren't terribly expensive. Rachel is excited to announce that she will soon be offering machine stitched flowers, using fabric, felt and buttons. She also recently added some DIY kits to her shop, and if they go over well; she will be adding more.

The best piece of promotional advice Rachel has to offer: The Forums. She likes to go in there and promote. She also promotes offline as well….in her neighborhood, family and friends. Rachel has also recently started using Twitter as a promotional tool as well… I tweet about new products and sales,

Rachel has also been nice enough to offer a 10% discount to my readers. So when you make your purchase, just put "BLOG GIVEAWAY DISCOUNT" in notes to seller.

Ok…now what everyone has been waiting for…..the contest rules:

Once Again, this will be relatively simple to enter and you will get multiple chances to win:

1. The contest is open to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE! You don't even have to have an Etsy store to enter.

2. The contest will run until midnight Sunday May 24, 2009 (mountain time), with the winner being announced Monday, May 25, 2009. Winner will be picked randomly.


4. You must include in your post a way to contact, Etsy shop address...something! If you do not include a way to contact you, your entry will not be counted.

1. You get one entry for going to Rachel's shop and telling us what your favorite item is and why.
2. You will get 2 entries for blogging about this giveaway, with a link back to here. So simply blog about it (first) then return to my blog and post a comment with the link to your blog. Post YOUR blog entry first and then the comment....I won't go back again and again to check...I will only check once...if it's not entry
3. Since Rachel is offering a 10% discount, anyone that makes a purchase and then comes back here and posts their purchase will get 5 additional enteries!

So that's like 8 entry possibilites in all!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Scenic Sunday

The answer to last week's picture was Montana, more specifically Trappers Peak. It is about 60 miles south of where I live. So here is this week's photo......

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Up And Coming....

Well today is another market....three down only like, um....20 some to go! We had an awesome...well for an opening market, it was awesome but last week was the pits. So this week I have cut back on baking a little, so hopefully we will sell out this week and not have so much left over! So I am really excited and just wanted to let you in on what is coming up on Monday. I will be HOSTING my first ever giveaway! The shop has REALLY cute look for it starting on Monday! Oh, and if anyone else would like me to host their giveaway...just let me know! I'd LOVE to do it!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Firsts....

So, do you remember what it was like when you got YOUR first sale. Your heart started beating was exhilarating! "Someone actually likes my stuff enough to buy it!" You thought to yourself. So I thought I would declare (like who is really going to listen to me anyhow...but one can try)...Friday Firsts! I thought it might be nice to make someone's weekend by giving them their first sale. It doesn't have to be a huge purchase....any purchase of any size will still get the same effect! Kinda like the organized "Sneak Attack" on Etsy...but on a smaller scale and not aimed at one particular shop. So I thought I would lead by example. Since I am a sucker for photography...I purchased this small print from ROttoPhotography

So check out some of these great shops....or use "POUNCE" on Etsy and find your own....but go ahead....make someone's weekend with a small purchase! (I have chosen items that are around the same price range as my purchase)

These great GRAD tags...great for scrapbooking or gifts, from papierCiseaux. Only $2.50 for a set of 3!

This is a cute beaded incense holder from ZViolet priced at $8.00!

Or these great felt coasters from InboundThread . Only $8.50 for a set of 2 with FREE SHIPPING!

So if you do decide to make a first purchase this weekend...share it with us, we'd love to hear about it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Theme

Ok, so I'm not even going to begin to try to take credit for this fun little "contest". I believe in give credit where credit is Eileen over at Dorset Hill Beads runs a fun little contest every Thursday. And I must say I LOVE it....I try to enter as often as possible. It really is a lot of fun, so I thought I would give it a try. So here goes.....I think I may have made it too easy.....

Great necklace from anirtak

A great stamp from winemakerssister

cute little figurine from endlesswhimsy

Cute print from ollieollie