Saturday, December 29, 2012

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? This is just one of the items that turn up in a "search this shop" for Valentine at

Monday, December 17, 2012

I'm excited! I have 900 "Likes" on my facebook page, so I'm giving away a $50 gift certificate to any one of my online studios to celebrate! Go to my facebook page for details: Like, post, come back on Friday, December 21, after noon PST to find out who the lucky winner is! Here's the link:

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Grandchildren are wonderful!

Today is my first granddaughter's 8th birthday. She is half the nation away from me and I miss her so much. In January, I'll board a plane to go see her, but even though I always spend 2 or 3 weeks there, I don't get to see her very much when I go. School, you know. She's a beautiful little girl and has enriched my life in so many ways. She was the flower girl at my wedding. And at her aunt's wedding, that took place a month before mine. She loved those flower petals! When Auntie Key (her nickname for her)got married, I was gifted with three more grandchildren to add to her brother and cousin. finally, Auntie Key joined her sibs and became a mother. I now have 7 grandchildren, three of them adults. Birthday Girl's favorite people are her brother, who worships her, and her cousin, born the same year a few months just before she was born, whom she worships. She sells Girl Scout cookies and refuses to take direction in dance class: she does, after all, already know how to dance! She loves to read and to take photographs. Her Auntie got her a hamster for her birthday. I sent magnet blocks and jewelry. I love you my beautiful Caitlyn!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Enter before Noon, EST, November 26, to win over $200 worth of hand made items to gift or keep:

Handmade Gift Contest

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Another Christmas in July participant!

BAKidagain! I've purchased many times from this artist: The kids have Lil Devil soap and personalized Christmas ornaments. Love her foot goo. Go see what is on sale in her shop:

Over 50 ArtFire studios are having a Christmas in July sale. I'll post a list, but to get the special discounts on items in this sale, go to and put CIJ2012 or Christmas in July in the searchbox. :::::whispers::::Not all items on sale are Christmas themed. Many, in fact, are summer themed.

I joined the event late, so I am not yet on the list. Find me at,

Happy shopping!

 kraftylady - hats, handbags, Christmas decorations and other items, plus some knitted wire jewelry- 20% off everything cij2012

bohowirewrapped - specializing in wire wrapped jewelry, pendants, braclets, earrings, necklaces

Botanicalsforbeauty - vegan skin care products, essential oils for your pleasure - 20% off select items CIJ2012

Clearwater Creations - oven mitts, place mats, pot holders, baby items, wedding items, plus Christmas and winter items

Angela's adornments-necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, fiber and polymer jewelry

Catluff-handmade bags, Indian beads and spices, appliques and handmade meows

Lindab142 -bridal jewelry, Jewish jewelry, keychains, madhatsandmore-vintage as in jewelry, purses, hats and decor-
25%off/ US US US $25.00US US US $25.00 purchase   CIJ2012a 

glittercritter -charms, wire wrapped gemstones, sterling silver earrings

Seabreezejewels -pedants, bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings, hair
accessories, and bookmarks

Cedarcreek soaps -handmade soaps, lip balms, body butter, bath salts and teas, body scrubs, bath bomb cupcakes and gift sets

Ginger's Garden - some of the most beautiful soaps and soap flowers, lotions, lip balms, fragrances and body sprays- 10% off   cij2012

JRs pillows and bags-pillows, pillow covers, tote bags, purses and Christmas stockings

Christie Cottage-patterns, pin cushions, headbands, holiday items, coasters, cards, magnets, decor

luvncrafts-afghans, bookmarks, cross stitch, gift tags, hats, jewelry, note cards, scarfs and more-  20%off    CIJ2012

TundraStuff-embroidered Mittens featuring the Badgers, Vikings and Packers

Thesingingbeader-necklaces and chokers, jewelry sets, anklets, swarovski crystals and pearls, musical instrument jewelry

GieseDeseigns-baby hats and booties, slippers, scarves, hats and head bands, gloves and mitten

Myeuropeantouch-handmade mosiac art decor, vintage and upscale dress you can find things like a wall hanging, a side table, decanters, rings, dishes, and even a tea pot-35% off everything prices as shown! 

pamspretties-Christmas pins and ornaments and other home decor items-15% off cij2012

BellaSweet-Jewlery and perfumatory

icehousecrafts- several categories of signage, plus you can get a personalized one as well, and sitter blocks

auntiechrisquiltfabric-patterns and several categories of quilting fabrics-Pattern sale “buy 2, get  1 free”

ViaDellaRosa-necklaces, rosaries, glass tile pendants, inspiration jewelry

QuiltTops-aprons, pin cushions, quilt trops, bags and totes, quilts, patterns, vintage fabric and vintage glass

KallieJosCottonPatch-blankets, bathroom towels, burp clothes, knitted
scarves, children's clothes, baby shower gifts and purses and bags-CIJ2012 for free shipping

Crescent moon creations-jewelry in the categories of the ares project, bells and shells and soulstones - 

LazHCreations LazyHCreations- scarves, gloves, key chains, crocheted bookmarks, baby and youth items, kitchen dish clothes and towels, hair bows and coaster sets.

KnottyQuilts knottyquilts-quilts for cribs, baby dolls or full size and queen size beds, pillows, throws and comforters-Sale on everything! prices are marked!

PolkadotOrchid PolkadotOrchid-from aprons to bags, baby and children clothing, bibs and blankets, to bookmarks and slippers

Mylingy-tea lights, votives, and tarts with scents ranging from floral to bakery to Gothic and berries and fruit.- CIJ2012gets15% off 

madhatsandmore-vintage hats, jewelry and purses.- 10% with CIJ2012 + patron discount + comment discount

TracysDesigns1-themed hats and doll fashions-10%off

AmeliaOriginals - I specialize in one of a kind handmade jewelry utilizing beading and wire wrapping techniques. 
 US US $50.00 CIJ2012AO

HCLTreausres-macrame bracelets, metallic pendants, gemstone necklaces, cartoon pendants, swarovski key chains, custom photos and more.

hillsidebakery-fudges, gift sets, candies, spices, lavender eye pillows and more surprises.

Sewnfromtheheartbags, cell phone cases, aprons, Christmas stockings, pillow cases and adult bibs.