Sunday, November 30, 2008


All our leaves have fallen and it is rainy out today (yep, only raining here in Buffalo). I would love to share some of my pictures I took a few weeks ago of the kids playing in the leaves. It was a beautiful day outside and the kids had a wonderful time. These little moments are the things I am grateful for!

(my son is a ham...he LOVES to get his picture taken)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New News

It's finally here! Lollishops is now open. There have been a few glitches and they are in the process of ironing them all out. I was able to set up my shop yesterday. I currently do not have much listed there...trying to figure out a couple of things first. Everyone still hasn't been able to set up their shops yet. I was one of the lucky ones that received their set up e-mail and didn't have any problems.
I did come up with a name for my newest snowman. Please meet Sherbert. I have listed him here on etsy. You can get Sherbert as an ornament or figurine. My Sherbert is watching me while I do dishes.

I also found myself in two treasuries this morning. Thank you so much Boy Girl Boy Girl Designs & Little Bug Jewelry for including my creations! Click here to be taken to this treasury.

Click here to be taken to this treasury.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of are a couple new creations I made last night. Let me know what you think. I am planning on making these birds in different colors....I only had pink feathers. I also need to take better pictures.

I am in love with this little snowman. He is a figure. I can make him into an ornament, too. What should I name him?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Creations

I am still busy creating custom ornaments for customers. I also have been creating some new items for my shop. I have lots more ideas to make, too.

This is my new Poinsettias Ornament. I made a pendant similar to this, too.

I created this Let it Snow Ornament for my FAM ornament swap and it is now in listed in my shop.

Here are two custom ornaments I created.

Lollishops is opening on Friday!! I can't believe that it's almost here. A bit nervous about setting up a new shop, but I know I am in fabulous company! Here is one of my ornaments I will be listing there.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kandy Kisses Boutique Giveaway!

Before I share I want to remind you to enter to win one of my medium snowflakes and a cupcake ornament over here.

I am a sucker for cute handmade clothes for kids! Once I had my daughter I fell in love with them. I blogged about that here. I am a bigger fan of winning things. I LOVE giveaways! So when I found this one (actually she found me by leaving a comment on my blog) I knew I was going to have to share. Kandy Kisses Boutique is having a HUGE giveaway on Black Friday. Go on over and check it out.

I just have to share one of her creations in her etsy stinking cute is this?!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Orders, Orders, Orders!

I have been really busy lately creating custom orders for customers. I enjoy people coming to me and creating something special for them and their family. I especially love the stories that come with each request. Thank you for letting me make your holiday special! Here are just a few examples of the custom ornaments I have made.

This ornament was made for my very first customer, Amy of Giggleberry.

This one was for a customer that wanted a present for a wedding she is attending in Dec. All of the guests are bringing ornaments to decorate a tree for the bride and groom. What a lovely idea!

This one was made for a customer that was looking for an ornament that would fit her multi cultural family. They are foster/adoptive parents who have 2 Caucasian kids, 2 Hispanic kids and 1 Native American child & wanted them all represented. I guess she searched all over last year and could not find an ornament to represent them. I was more than happy to make this for her.

This one was made for a customer who has a son who loves his Tye-Dye Chameleon stuffed animal. His parents wanted an ornament to keep as a memory from this special time in his life.

This ornament turned out beautiful, but has a sad story that goes with it. A friend of a woman who gave birth to triplets contacted me to make this one. There was a delicate of the babies was born with genetic defect called anophthalmia, and that means that when he was in utero his eyes did not develop. So, he was born without eyes and his eyelids are fused shut. She wanted me to make one of the babies look like he was sleeping. Of course as a mother my heart just broke for the mother of these beautiful babies. I had to make this for her and I am very pleased on how it turned out.

If you have a special request for an ornament please e-mail me through my blog or convo me through my etsy shop. Christmas is coming fast!

Grosgrain: Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

How cute is this?! Hoping to win this for my daughter!

Downtown Holiday Jacket and Pant GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am Having a Giveaway!!

Momma Findings

I am having a giveaway over at Momma Findings blog. Click here to check it out. I am giving a
away one of my cupcakes and a medium snowflake with your choice of color.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Cupcake d'lights

I did it again. I found another amazing blog called Cupcake d'lights. Cupcake D'lights is situated in Durban South Africa. She does the most amazing things with cupcakes and fondant!! I am really impressed and can't get enough of her fabulous pictures of her yummy looking creations. So here are just a few of her creations. My daughter is obsessed with Cinderella at the moment. These are fantastic!

She also does cakes. What girl would not love this? I know I want one and I am 35. =D

While showing her blog to my husband, he LOVED these.

How gorgeous, right? Go on over to her blog and check out more.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Along my blog tours I have found a fabulous Italian illustrator and her blog. Turns out she is also a member of FAM! Her name is Gaia and she is the artist behind Piccolini.

She held a contest last week for two of these Snow Catcher Cards and two Big Hug Minicards.

I was the lucky winner!! I can't wait to receive my goodies. This is one of my favorites in her shop. It's a Vintage Bunny Set of 4 Note Cards, Envelopes and Seals for only $6.00. How adorable!

I also found out while looking through her flickr that she also creates with clay. This is one of her amazing creations.

You should really check out her etsy shop and blog.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!

Over at Grosgrain, she out did herself again. These costumes are soooo adorable!
Nordic Bo Peep and Long Lost Sheep Costume GIVEAWAY!!!!


I received this e-mail the other day from my father. Most of these are true, some are just silly. It did bring a smile to my face. Thank you dad! Dad, even though you do not live here anymore you are still a Western New Yorker all the way! BTW~my favorite is the one about the equal number of bars and churches...that one is very true! They did forget to ad Beef on Weck to the list. Yummy!

Jeff Foxworthy on Buffalo NY
  • If you consider it a sport to sit in a ice hut all day long with a rod and reel just to put perch in your freezer.. you might live in Buffalo .
  • If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Lewiston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Buffalo .
  • If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you might live in Buffalo .
  • If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year, you might live in Buffalo .
  • If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Buffalo ; because you're all so damn friendly.
  • If you have ever worn shorts, sunglasses and a parka at the same time, you might live in Buffalo .
  • If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, or if you are in church and your priest or minister asks you to pray for the Bills, and wants to get you all home for 1 p.m. kickoff you might live in Buffalo
  • If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Buffalo .

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE Buffalonian when:

1. 'Vacation' means going over to your cottage in Canada for the weekend.

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

6. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them.

7. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

8. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

9. You know all 4 seasons: almost fall, winter, still winter and road construction.

10. Down South to you means ERIE , PA.

11. You find '0' degrees 'a little chilly.'

12. You go out to fish fry every Friday, Prime Rib on Saturday and bingo every Wednesday.

13. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

14. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

15. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your Buffalo friends!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Allen Designs Goody Giveaway!

Though Gisele Jaquenod & birdy's blog (where I got my awesome template for my blog) I found michelle my belle's blog. She is a very talented artist having a fantastic giveaway! Click here to find out more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beautiful Daisies

I have loved daisies forever. Ever since I saw them used in a Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine 11 years ago. It was so beautiful I knew I had to use them in my wedding. They were the theme of my wedding 10 years ago. After I saw this photo that Allie from allieart4children had in her shop, I wanted to create a beautiful daisy treasury. I love pink and daisies. Please check out her other lovely photos she has in her shop, blog and her new blog called Ordinary Matters, where Allie & another photographer are taking a new picture a day.

Click here to be taken to the treasury.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Buffalo Indie Market

Sunday was my second Buffalo Indie Market show. It was at the Pearl Street Brewery. I never blogged about how the first show. The first show went ok. I made back the entry fee, had a fabulous yummy lunch without my kids hanging on me and met a couple really nice people. One of those really nice people was Michelle, the artist behind Funky Furnishings. She told me about a local shop called Village Artisans that sells local artists creations. The shops owner was looking for ornaments like mine. I contacted her and this Thursday I am bringing my ornaments to put in her shop. I am very excited about this fantastic opportunity. This month's show did not go as well. I didn't make back my entry fee. But, I did have a yummy lunch though! I also met another artist who also sells on etsy. She was very friendly and sweet. You definitely should check out her shop, The Midnight Orange. They story behind her shop and her family are amazing as are her items she has for sale. Here is just one of her creations, Spoon Full of Sugar.

I was also Spotted by Click here to see the rest of the pictures of the Buffalo Indie Market show that were taken by spotted.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Yippee!!!! I just checked how many people have marked me as their favorites on etsy. I have hit 400!! I can still remember the first couple. I would check to see how many people have marked me in their favorites every day. Etsy is such a large place to shop and I am truly grateful for all of the people who have 'hearted' my shop. I would like to thank morrisetsy for being my first heart on April 27th. Thank you!!

Good Monday Morning!!

Today I find myself in 2 treasuries! Thank you guys for including me in them!

This one was made by my fellow EtsyMom member, J. Leigh Designz. Click here to be taken to the treasury.

This one was made by my fellow FAM member, Boy Girl Boy Girl Designs. Click here to be taken to the treasury.

Thanks again for including me! Have a fantastic Monday!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Reaching for the Stars

I added a new listing to my etsy shop yesterday. Please meet my snowman ornament...'reaching for the stars'. He is now listed here in my etsy shop. I am thinking he needs a Mrs though.
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