Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Boo! Its Halloween today!

My little ones are so excited today as I am sure all the kiddos out there are! I remember the excitement as a child too. I still look forward to seeing all the costumes of the kids too.

My daughter and I carved this pumpkin last night. I think he turned out kinda cool. She drew his face and I carved it out. I think she is pretty good for a 4 year old! Here he is:

Happy halloween everyone! Hope everyone has a SAFE and fun evening!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wonderful fall comfort foods!

It has been a little chilly lately. It always seems that when fall comes I want to make comfort foods. Tonight is spagetti with meatballs featuring homemade tomato sauce from my own garden tomatoes. And the onions used are from my garden too. I can't wait!

I thought I would share the tomato sauce recipe as it is a real winner and it is even very tasty used as a pizza sauce! I have even added it to a beshamel sauce and used it in baked macaroni and cheese. This recipe is a real winner!

Here it is:

2 c. finely chopped onions

1/3 cup olive oil

8 c. tomatoes (peeled and seeded...put through blender if you want...I used my food processor)

2 cans tomato paste
2 tbsp. oregano

2 tsp basil

2 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic

Start by cooking the onions in the olive oil until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for one hour. I cooked mine a little longer because I like a thicker sauce. Season more if preferred. You may can this sauce or it can be frozen.

Here is a photo of my sauce.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crafting madness!

I have been busy crafting lately. Its great, I seem to have been hit with an ispiration bug lately! I have 3 shows to attend in November so I will need a lot of stock for then.

Here are a couple things I have been working on. First up is earrings....I have been making earrings galore to match pendants that I have on hand too...I think they are turning out quite nicely...aren't they? They are made of polymer clay beads I have created and are on sterling silver earwires.
Next up are these cute little guardian angels. They are made with a swarovski pearl and feature a polymer clay bead created by me as well. I am not sure what I will do with these little angels yet....maybe a bookmark or a pendant or a cell charm or keychain? Not too sure though...any suggestions? Please feel free to comment!
Take care and until next time!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Early Christmas Sale in My Etsy Shop!

I am having an early Christmas sale in my etsy shop! Purchase anything in my shop and get 10 % off! This does not include shipping. The difference will be refunded to you via PayPal. To take advantage of this great sale please write this code in the NOTES TO SELLER section of your etsy purchase earlychristmas10.

Hurry though, sale is today October 6th through October 10th midnight etsy time!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Perfect purses for fall!

Fall is definately here! The leaves are turning bright orange and falling from the trees! I hate to say it but winter will be here before you know it!

Purses are a great accessory at any time of the year and I have the perfect purses for fall. They are knit out of wool and felted. I have lined them with fabric and they close with a magnetic clasp. They are wonderful for fall and winter! Check them out here in my etsy shop!

Here are a couple of them I currently have available: