Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chickity China the Chocolate Bunny

Here is my latest tasty, yet non-edible creation. This was fashioned from a pair of "magic gloves" into an adorable chocolate bunny. He is my newest listing in my shop. I'm very ready for nicer weather; a chance to get outside and do some digging in the ground. I can only tolerate rain, wind, sleet, and snow for so long!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A First

I had a bit of a shock today when I arrived home in my email. After a weekend of creativity, I had posted my 3 newest towel designs on Etsy with 2 of them featuring designs of something that resembled a beloved Easter treat made of white squishy fluff covered in colored sugar in the shape of a woodland creature (see pic in post below). This email stated that Etsy had been contacted by an individual regarding these 2 aforementioned items and due to copyright infringement, they were removed from the site. I searched for other similar items on Etsy the night I listed, and there were a few items that featured these yummy treats, but all of those listings were gone today! How rude! I never in a million years would have thought that something that has been around for so long would cause such a stir. I guess I thought wrong!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Spring in My Step

Valentine's day has flown past! I hope everyone had a great day with their sweetie. Mine got me a gorgeous onyx-tipped crucifix on a silver chain. It definitely was quite the surprise. I got him a rockin' tie from Cyberoptix Tie Lab on Etsy. Their tag line is "Ties That Don't Suck" and I'll tell you that that is certainly true. With Jeff's new job at the university, he has cause to look dashing each and every day, but I felt this would remind people that he is still a young 30something. I spent part of the day working on some new creations for the spring/Easter season. Marshmallow peeps are for most people a love/hate relationship. I personally don't like to eat them, but they are quite adorable, which is why they are featured on 2 of my newest towels. I also had a need to make some little chickees with funky hair-dos. I think I have accomplished that with this towel, but I'm thinking that each and every one that I do is going to have to have different coifs. I'm thinking an Elvis hair, bald on top with hair on the get the idea.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Winter Blah Time

This time of year is always kind of blah for me. Believe me I'm very thankful for the 60 degree weather we're having today, but I'll be glad when we don't have to worry about ice and snow for a while. So I thought I'd post some random photos that I've been hanging onto just because I like them.

Saturday night bowling with the Audia's and the Cochran's.
This is Grandma Shepard with her granddog, Charlie Murphy in his super cool Old Navy fleece pullover. It has tiny grey pine trees on it!
I am sad to admit that the people depicted here are indeed my family. What can I say? They're some wicked loyal Steelers fans! My brother, Mark, sister, Courtney, husband, Jeff, and stepdaddy, Steve.
This last photo was taken during the celebration of the 1st anniversary of Leah Nelson's birth. 3 adults in a love seat=LOTS 'O' LOVE!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

All This Talky Talky!

Valentine's Day is only a few short weeks away. I decided that I needed something fun and frou frou for my Etsy shop, so I came up with an idea for 3 sets of custom conversation hearts. The first set I did was the Flirty set. But what if you want something a little more risque than just flirty? Hence my Naughty set. Lastly, for those who may be faint of heart and not able to handle the Naughty or even the Flirty, the Romance set. I do believe that these will be the last of my Valentine ventures. Now onto spring and Easter! They are just around the corner.