Thursday, December 11, 2008

Day of fun!

I finally got our Christmas tree done up today!

and I've been working on a scarf that is just about done!

We made chocolate covered pretzels yummy!

And I made Holiday Snack Mix super duper yummy!

Here's how I make the Holiday Snack Mix:
Add the following in a big bowl and mix everything together.
1 Bag of Kennel Popcorn (popped)
1 Cup M&M's
1 Cup Peanuts
2 Cups Chex Mix
2 Cups Cherrios
1 1/2 Cup White Almond Bark
After you mix it all together let it sit for about 20 minutes and mix again to loosen the harding of the Almond Bark.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I've been having fun...

how about you? I've been busy with all sorts of things and stuffed up from a cold I think I got in a convo with Maree LOL. She has made me a new holiday themed etsy banner that is just the cutest! I want to keep it up all year round. Go check it out in my etsy shop!

I've also made some new houses that are glittery and pastely. I need to cut some more houses so I can make some ornaments before it is to late. But I'm behind and haven't even gotten my Christmas tree up yet.

I've been in the chat on etsy and found some really cute shops and friends in there. Yesterday we played a game and did a little giveway and I won these cute donut stud earrings from glamasaurus! I'm going to add them to the package I am sending my stepdaughter for Christmas. She's going to love them! glamasaurus is also holding a Big Fat Blog Giveaway so you should definitely run on over there and enter! If you win then you get one of her beautiful custom collage necklaces! Wonder if she makes mushroom collage necklaces?

Im off to catch some snooze! I want to make some soup later. It's been so cold out and some warm yummy soup might be what I need to kick this cold in the butt. tata :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy December!

I hope everyone had a yummy Thanksgiving Day and got their belly full of all the good fixin's to be had! I had a very nice day cooking, eating, and watching movies with my brother while my husband was passed out. We watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 but I had never seen Part 1 so I watched it on Friday. I really loved the movie and hope they come out with a Part 3.

Yesterday I made Leftover Turkey Soup which turned out to be a good day to make it since it was rainy, cloudy, and cold. I make mine with leftover turkey, bacon, white corn, potatoes, wild rice. And serve it with some warm yeast rolls. Jeremy (that's my husband) has been asking me for it the whole month of November! Needless to say he's a pretty happy camper now!

As far as shop news the FREE Shipping is still in effect until 12am tonight and since today is the 1st I have taken $1.00 off every item in my etsy shop. So get on over there and get the mushroom you want and need before 12am tonight!

I'd also like to send a Congratulations to Digital Misfit who won the Custom Colored Mushroom Giveaway from Maree's Wednesday Giveaway! Also Congratulations to Jeannine aka MamaFeelgood who won a Wooden Snowman Ornament from Funky Finds November Giveaway!

The month of December is already a busy one and I have lots to do and prepare for. Stay tuned for more later! Enjoy your Day!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Come along with me!

I found some really cute sites tonight while surfing around the internet! Let's go shopping!

Wouldn't you feel loved eating off this plate of hearts? Emma Bridgewater carries polka dots, christmas prints and so many more prints in just about everything! I would like everything please!

Did you know Linen & Things is closing??? Right now they have some 50, 30, & 25% off bedding, bath, and some cookware things!

I collect all kinds of coffee cups and mugs and I love the whimsy style in Village Clayworks collections! I know Beth would love this owl toe bowl but I love the cute little birds mug!

I've been looking for a picture or mirror to go above our bed but I'm thinking about going with a decal like this one from Badass Custom Decal. I did a search for the decals and it's the only one so far that I really like. Did you know you can put decals on your toilet?

Alright...Im done shopping for now!

Oh I have to add LOOK how cute these Bento Box Gifts are!! I want them all!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Etsy Shop Stuff

I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed from my etsy shop from today until December 1st! Also I am 1 away from my 500th sale! Lots of stuff going on! Oh and don't forget to signup for the giveaway going on over at Maree's blog! Can you see all the excitement with the exclamation points?? LOL

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Eye Candy (FAT FREE yup yup)

I have finally finished what was suppose to be a day project! Turned it into a week long one! Im in love with the way they came out and I definitely will be making more since I know how I want them now. Oh and if you didn't figure it out... they are mini elf stockings (or what Rita called them elf socks *hehe*) I used fabric for the base part, chenille fabric for the top. And at the last minute I crocheted a little hanger part instead of ribbon because I forgot my ribbons at home (jackpot LOL), and the pompoms I made using yarn. It's the first time I ever attempted making pompoms and I so want to make more!

Mini Elf Stockings

Now that I am finished with the "elf socks" I want to make me a scarf (or atleast try)! It's going to be in this super super bright turquoise, hot pink, red, and purple. Totally not the colors I would normally wear. But I saw this really beautiful one at the mall last week and I wanted it so bad but it was $50 bucks UGH! The yarn I got is the same colors as the one I wanted I just hope it comes out pretty like the one I saw. So I'm off to have my hour affair with "TOP CHEF" that came on last night and see if this scarf thing is going to work!! Man I love this show! Any one else watching the new season?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's a Giveaway!

The sweet Maree over at Work At Home Designs is sponsoring a contest for a custom set of my mushrooms! If you want to enter then click on over there and enter!

She has also made me the cutest link buttons! (Which for some reason Im not able to get working on blogger right now :( So I will add the other one later!)

Monday, November 17, 2008


I've been working on this project since Saturday and still have a few more nidbits to add. So far I have:

Slaved at the sewing machine!
Work in progress

Steam ironed them flat!
Work In Progress

Hand sewn some chenille and loved every minute of it!
Yummy chenille - S(till)WIP

Took a pretty S(still)WIP photo!
Eeeeeek progress.. stay tuned!

Maybe tomorrow I will have a complete photo of my 4 day project. I'm seriously smitten already with these and can't wait to show them all finished!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snowman & Mushrooms?

They just don't go together! Or do they? With my little obsession with mushrooms and new love for snowman this year. I think they look cute together! I still have some other ideas to make some little friends for this little guy that I hope will get done today. But with all the other 50 million projects swarming around in my head I just don't know. I need about 10 more hands and a 100 more hours in my day. I even managed to get up extra early this morning to hopefully get a lot of things done before having to take a nap and go to work tonight. But with housework also needing to get done I'm not sure if I can get it all done.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I know when it's time for Christmas when...

I spend about 4 hours assigning secret partners for the FAA Lucky Parcel & Pay It Forward swap groups I run! Phew what a night! It's going to be lots of fun though and I haven't been doing much swapping lately since I have been trying to get other things in order. But if I want something under the tree to open Christmas day then I need to jump on the swapping wagon and get busy! Jeremy and I have decided that we are going to get a flat screen for our bedroom and I've been wanting a fan in a couple of rooms in the house so that will be our Christmas presents to each other. Then on his side of the family we've decided to not exchange presents because we basically just get everyone the same thing and receive the same thing so what's the point right? Instead we will all get together and have dinner and play games all day which I think is so much fun!
I've been thinking about starting a Secret Santa swap on Fabric Addicts Anonymous Group but I'm still working on how it will work. If I'm going to do it though I need to get on the ball and post it to make sure everyone has enough time to gather and send out.
Speaking of Christmas and all ... I've been thinking of all kind of things to make for presents and my etsy shop but just can't get into making nothing. I'm not sure if I have this feeling of being overwelmed with things right now or just me being lazy. But I know it's one of them haha. I still have a few more hours of work tonight so maybe I will try and work on something!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Moving on to another room.

Since last week was such a hit with my craftroom and it's just the way I wanted it this week I decided to work on our master bedroom. I believe the paint on the walls and trim was the original color from when the house was first built some 10 or something years ago. The color was a dull worn out beige. I've been wanting our bedroom to be bright and fresh so I painted it a light green color with glossy white trim and doors. I'm absolutely in love with the color and I love the way it goes with our dark furniture. I still need to get some stuff made to spiffy it up a bit and put some pictures on the wall. But as of right now it's painted and everything is back in place. I'll post some pics in the next day or two!
This upcoming week I was thinking of tackling our little master bedroom walk-in closet. Since it's something I can hopefully do on my own since my brother and husband might be going out of town. It's seriously the place where all the junk is put and I don't know how we manage to get our clothes out of it. Hmm...maybe that's why all the clothes are put on top of the dresser? But I have a question ... Would you paint the inside of your closet the same color as your bedroom? Or the same color as the other closets? The rest of our house is a sorda beige slash yellow with white trim (same as my craftroom) Any suggestions?

Monday, November 3, 2008

There's a new etsy shop in town!

I love it when creative people open etsy shops! That's why I can not resist the chance to mention Chelsea from Paper*Cakes has finally opened her etsy shop yesterday! She creates fun and one of a kind greeting cards for absolutely every occasion. Just in time for the holidays! Chelsea is also offering free shipping on any purchase you make until November 7th. So click your way on over and check her out! She will be hosting giveaways on her blog every day this week and you do not want to miss the chance to win some great items.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy November!

Yesterday was such a hectic day and my truck broke down so until they fix it I won't beable to get the boards for my table. Hopefully today it will be fixed since I have to go back to work tonight. They say the fuel pump has to be replaced. Something expensive as always! Besides getting my table done we still have to put the front piece on the desk and my brother has to make me some shelving under the desk and some little boxes. It felt so nice to walk into my room this morning. Not only because I didn't trip over something while walking in the door but because everything was is in it's place and it just felt so fresh and CLEAN!

We didn't do nothing for Halloween last night. I was so beat that I ended up crawling into bed about 9am with the worst headache and I think I pulled a tendon in my ankle. We did give some candy out to a few of the kids that showed up. I think we had about 10 kids in all and the cutest little witch girl.

You can see what I've done so far in my flickr! :D

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pre-Weekend Project - Part 2

Today is all about organizing, sorting, and lots of mushroom making! I have all the pieces of furniture where I want it and now I need to go through and organize everything to put in it's place. My brother is going to make me some little boxes that I want to look like miniature crates that I will paint red. Then in the middle of the room where the desk and 2 basket holders are we are going to turn it into a big table with a storage section underneath. That's where I will put the basket holders for now. I really didn't like the idea of covering some of the window with the table but I think it's growing on me. Another thing he is going to work on for me today is some small shelving under my big desk where I can store my papers.

After I get the room somewhat straightened up I have about 70+ mushrooms make for orders and the larger table in the middle is going to be a perfect mushroom making place. Now that I have 2 cups of coffee in me and another fresh and hot cup ready I think it's time to get back to work. I have a lot to accomplish today!

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pre-Weekend Project

For what seems like always everytime I do any kind crafting I always end up on my floor. See:

The main reason I do this is because I don't have enough table space in my craftroom. There are 2 tables in my room one has a sewing machine and sewing stuff on it and the other has my computer on it. But tomorrow all that is going to change! With the help of my husband and my brother we are going to build a large table and some other fun things that I have been wanting and needing. I'm hoping that the end result will not only get me off the floor but make things "look" more organized. Even though I swear everything is so organized it just looks so cluttered. We will be adding the desk, putting in more lighting, and maybe installing some shelves. Though I'm not sure if I want the shelves or not because they may tend to make it look cluttered again. But we will see! I'm so excited!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Funky Finds October Giveaways!

Have you signed up for the Funky Finds October Giveaways yet? It's easy just go to Funky Finds post listed here and post your favorite item from each shop listed for October. The deadline is October 31st so get on over there!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Banner & Shop Name

I've decided to change the name of my etsy shop to Mushroom Delight and along with the name change a new look was in order. Chelsea from Paper*Cakes showed off her new pretty designed banner and I fell in love with the design. So I contacted McPrincessMaree and after only 2 or 3 days I got my new etsy banner look and I absolutely adore it. If you are looking for a cute and reasonable priced banner or blog design I definitely recommend her! Now Im working on some new package ideas and getting my own online shop opened. Im a busy girl I tell ya.

I've also been working on some wooden houses that I personally cut and painted. I have a few more ideas I want to try out with them but here is what I have made so far:

Little Houses

Little Houses

Now I'm off to clean up my craftroom because it is a complete disaster area!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I got Skil!

For the past month I have been wanting a saw to play around with some ideas in my head. And for a little late birthday present we picked up my Skil saw today! I am so happy with it and still have to figure a few things on it and yep still got all my fingers! Here's a peek at it and some new pieces coming soon...Enjoy!

New little houses!

Not even an hour and it's already dirty!

Site - Seeing

Site seeing is what I call when I start searching for something on Google (ya im a googlewhore) and I end up somewhere totally different then my original search. Then the whole journey starts and I never go back to my original search. You do this right? Here is my site seeing journey this morning:

So I was cruising along in my LexusGoogle images admiring any "miniature crochet apron patterns" that I might find. Until page 6 when I stumbled upon these adorable looking crocheted shoes

I slammed on the brakes and turned right to check out templettes where the banner notes "fun things to download and do". I got really excited looking through all the fun inspiring projects. I took a left to check out this pretty little paper flower tutorial by dozi design

Then I made a u-turn back to templettes and saw this neat looking Hermes Kelly Purse pattern that you can print and make. But I was blocked since I am work. So sad! But templettes says go to the world of Hermès link up top.

So I made another u-turn back to templettes and start cruising again looking for those little Mary Jane crocheted shoes I saw and I end up at sylver designs on etsy. I had to have the pattern so I purchased the Adult Size Mary Janes. My next journey might include the purchase of the steering wheel cozy.

Then it was time to park my LexusGoogle until my next journey. Hope you had fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Birthday Drawing Winners!

Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! The day turned out better than I had expected since I had to work. But I will have more fun on Thursday when we really get to celebrate.

And now for the Drawing Winners:

Drawing #1 a Mushroom Pair goes to Ana

Drawing #2 a Special Fall Mushroom Set goes to Chelsea

Drawings #3 & #4 a Bubblicious Mushroom Set & New Secret Item goes to Rita Katita

Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Birthday To ME Discounts & Drawings! [CLOSED]

It's My Birthday Drawings!!!

If you don't know already today is my birthday! To celebrate my birth I have lots of fun planned for everyone!

An all day activity will be a SALE listing in my etsy shop for Custom Colored Mushrooms (2 Large - 2 Miniatures) for only $8.00 plus shipping! There are only 5 sets available for the day so don't miss out! Sale ends 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time.

4 possibly 5 Drawings will be held!
*Be sure and read each drawing requirement!

Drawing 1 will be between those who post to this thread between now and 12pm Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a red with white polka dot mushroom pair (1 large - 1 miniature).
Congratulations to Ana!

Drawing #2 will be between those who post to this thread until 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a Special Fall Mushroom Set.

Drawing #3 will be for those who show me their favorite birthday party theme with a link to the photo. Only those that post a link to a birthday party theme will qualify for this drawing. Drawing will be held at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive a set of 4 Bubblicious Mushrooms.

Drawing #4 will be for those who tell me a little story about their most favorite or funniest birthday ever! Only those that post their story will qualify for this drawing. Drawing will be held at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time. Winner will receive the first of a secret item coming to my etsy shop next week!

Drawing #5 will only happen if there are 100+ postings to this thread! Only those that comment to this post will be entered. Tell your friends, family members and ya your enemies too! Tell everyone on your blog, your flickr, or even in a forum that allows it. The winner will be chosen at 12am Midnight Eastern Standard Time and will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to use in my etsy shop (shipping is on me).

4 possible 5 drawings and it is possible to win more then 1! It's all going to depend on your luck and if you participate in each of them.

Please include your information into one comment post. This will make it easier for me to keep up with. I think this is going to be lots of fun and I wish everyone Good Luck!

*NOTE: Please be sure and add your email address or site link where you can be contacted into your comment. If you win and I can't contact then sorry another winner will be chosen.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm Back

Wow it's been a few years since I have blogged. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things and get this looking like I want. I always have trouble finding or making a layout that I am happy with. So this one will do for now until I can work on a new one.

This weekend I have been working on some new pictures for the wooden mushrooms that I make. Since my birthday is Tuesday I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes and take some photos with the mushrooms. I really like the way they came out and here are some of my favorites:

Cuppy Cake Fun!

During the week I will be finding other ways to photograph them and have some new mushrooms items coming up soon! If you have any clever ideas on how to photograph them you'd like to share I would love hear them!