Oct 29, 2011

I've Been Busy!!

This stack of Microwave Bowl Potholders says everything!  This was the "before" pile - that is before I went to today's craft show.  The stack is significantly smaller now.  So it is back to the sewing room to replenish the supply for next week's show.

Here is the description I use for my ETSY listings:

Warming up some soup? Making oatmeal? Having some leftovers for lunch or dinner? Are you tired of wrestling those hot bowls/containers from the microwave? Here's a new kind of microwave potholder - a Microwave Bowl Holder that will make this task much easier on the hands!.

This Microwave Bowl Potholder has two layers of of a special Microwave 100% cotton batting on the inside and 100% cotton coordinating fabric on the outside.  Just nestle your bowl/container inside the potholder, put both in the microwave, and easily remove when your food is done without getting your fingers hot.

Like ice cream but would prefer not to get cold hands while eating? Just put the bowl of ice cream (or perhaps the ice cream container itself) in the bowl and enjoy your ice cream without get chilly fingers!

These make great gifts for everyone on your list!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


Today's Abundance
-Microwave Bowl Potholders
-Another good craft show
-A nice fall day (unlike the snowy northeast)
-Fabric, thread, and sewing machine
-A sleeping puppy cuddled up beside me

Oct 28, 2011

EasyPeasy BNS (Buy and Stay) Preview

Definition of Easy-Peasy:  adjective meaning very easy

Definition of BNS
   -Buy and Stay
   -In Etsy Treasuryland, this means the 16 shops that are featured, stay in the treasury during the entire round of buying

Shopping Begins:  The 1st Round of the EasyPeasy BNS will be open for purchases the morning of Sunday October 30 at 8:00 CST.  

The rules:  Minimum buy is $4 (after any discounts and before shipping).  You can buy anything in these 16 shops to qualify.  The 1st 15 buyers will be featured in the EasyPeasy BNS Round 2 that starts Sunday November 6.   When you make a purchase, leave a comment IN CAPS (so it catches my attention), with your Shop Name, the shop you bought from, what you bought, and the ETSY transaction id.  (Leave the comment in the treasury comments, not here.)  That's it!  Simply Easy Peasy!

And here is a preview of EasyPeasy BNS Round 1!

Oct 30 Update:  The Easy Peasy BNS - Round 1 Treasury is now open!

A big thanks to all of the UWIB, Unique Women in Business, members who volunteered for the 1st round!

Thanks for stopping by


Today's Abundance
-BNS - Buy and Stay treasuries
-UWIB - a great Etsy Team
-The Color Red
-The fun of finding the right gift for each and every person on your list
-A laid back, easy peasy day

Oct 16, 2011

Joyful Expressions

Starting Thursday an exciting new shop is opening in Hudson, WI - it is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  It is stocked with all kinds of handmade Fall gifts, art, and home decor when it opens to the public this Thursday.  You'll find moszics, photography, paper art, soap, blown glass, scarves, jewelry, home decor, cards, journals, stained glass, and much, much more! 

Photo by Vickie Armstrong

Find some time to stop by.... you won't be disappointed!  And watch for their Christmas show towards the end of November!


Today's Abundance
-A productive day in the sewing room
-Fall weather - breezes, a slight chill, and leaves crunching under foot
-Puffed Apple Pancakes
-A working internet (it's the pits when it gets flaky)
-Sweatshirts and fleece jackets

Oct 5, 2011

Breast Cancer Blog Hop

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are having a Breast Cancer Blog Hop over these next few days. Here are a couple of my cards that have been made with The Angel Company stamps and paper (sigh, they have closed their doors, but I still love this particular stamp set).  You may have seen these in an earlier post.  I intended to create some new cards, but life just got in the way......

Thanks for stopping by...


Today's Abundance
-Fall colors
-Beautiful deep red and rust mums
-Blue skies, a few wispy clouds, and light breezes
-Temperatures nearing 90 (normal temps for October are in the 60s)
-Milling about with good friends

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