Sunday, June 28, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Handmade Whimzy was chosen to be the featured ETC artist for the next 2 weeks. YAY!
You can read all about me here on our EtsyTx.ning site.
Ruth of RHRadcliffedesigns (the ETC Featured Member Coordinator) also made a treasury featuring some of the items from my shop.
Click here to go to the treasury page - please feel free to click the items and leave a comment!
I'm truly honored to be chosen by Ruth to be the featured member. We have ALOT of really talented people on our team.
As a special PROMO, I am offering 20% off total purchase from both my Handmade Whimzy shop and Pink Pear Designs for the length of my feature. This promo will expire July 5th and cannot be combined with other ETC Promotions (such as $5 5th Monday coming up on Monday, June 29th). Just enter "ETC Featured" in the notes to seller at time of purchase to receive the discount.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Everything that she chose for her treasury is gorgeous. I love the Urban Flock by mariterecr and the cherries in the Only You Can Tell Me Apart print by tinateaspoon. All the images she chose are so vivid. Very inspiring.
Thanks so much KTMotif! Check out Kt's shop for custom scrapbook sets and pages. She has some really cute pages just waiting for your photographs.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I posted here about all the blueberries that we had picked. Well, last Thursday, we made blueberry jam. MMMMMmmmm. It is soooo good. I love blueberry jam.
The recipe we used is an old family secret. LOL Not really! It's the recipe in the Surejell instructions. It's super easy to make, doesn't take long and tastes so good.
I had my son doing the most fun part, which is squishing the berries. We don't use a food processor because what fun would that be? Instead, I have this old cone shaped metal thingy that I got at First Monday in Canton years ago. You put the berries inside and just start jabbing them with this cone shaped wooden thingy. It's a real stress reliever. When they're squished enough, you pour them out into a bowl.
Then, you cook them with the sugar etc. according to Surejell package instructions. We ended up with 9 jars. Some were the bigger jam jars and some were little bitty - like for giving as gifts.
Of course, there were berries left over. We ate a bunch of them and froze the rest. I love berry season.
Blueberry TIP: Here is a blueberry freezing tip that I got from Martha Stewart a few years ago. To get your frozen blueberries to maintain a nice round, just picked shape, lay them out single layer on cookie sheets after washing them. Put them in the freezer for an hour or so and let them freeze. Then, you can take them out, put them into gallon ziploc bags and they will stay nice and round.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
To view the treasury and leave a comment, click either the treasury picture above or click here:
Thanks so much Pruitthandcrafts! I love your treasury!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This year Handmade Whimzy is participating and I've decided to start my YART sale early. It will run from now until Sunday, June 14th. Check out my YART Section at Handmade Whimzy where discounts from 10% to 40% have already been taken. You will also receive FREE SHIPPING on the YART items.