Friday, February 13, 2009

New award given to me in " Linda Walsh interview with the Artist Blog"

Hello everyone!! I have some quick news. I have been given an award from a crafter who went to my interview with Linda Walsh and presented me with the following award: ***If you want to read my interview with Linda go to the following link:

I'm assuming this is making "The Lemonade Award" and thank you Liz for visiting my blog!

Now the rules are as follows....

1.Put the logo award on your page.
2.Link the person or persons as I did from your blog that gave you the award.
3.Link ten blogs that you are awarding.

Well this award came from: and thank you very much for that Liz!

Now I will present the award to upto 10 crafters! The following are the people who have blogs that are well worth looking at and I congratulate them on their achievement!:

1. Daizy Donnas



4.Miss Pootsie Primitives


5.Magick garden studio

6.Once in a Blue Moon

7.Miss Pootsie Primitives

8.Rants by Bebe

9.Winterberry Creek Blog

10.Hidden Riches Secret Places

Well congrats all and hope that this little something special will make your day the very best!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Meet a very talented artist that you just have to meet!

Hello everyone! I try to come on and keep you informed of wonderful artists that are in either Etsy or Ebay and have GREAT talent and provide a service like no other. I have personally done business with these people so you can take my word that these people, and shops, are all that I say they are! You won't be sorry to do business with them...I promise!LOL

My son has been asking me to make a dog doll in the likeness of his puggle dog. I have heard so many times, " Mom, if you can make me a dog that looks like Hendrix, that's his dogs name, I will gladly pay you for him." I make dogs, usually doxies and dressed in costume doxies and I have made Scottish terriers and basset hounds. I am able to construct different types of dogs. A dog that has a wrinkled face like a puggle or plain pug dog I have problems figuring that out. I thought it was hopeless.

I have been watching a the work of one gal from my APGS Ebay group and have been very interested in her ability to make wonderful dogs of all shapes and sizes. She knows what she is doing and seemed to have dogs as her passion. Well one day I was looking over the list of items that came from the APGS group and there were three of her creations. Three dog hangers were there....a brown one, a purple one and I think a black one. They were for Valentine's day and all were holding a heart. This girl put herself into her creations. If you have a dog, would like to own a dog or just love particular DOGS....Bev is the person to see!

I know the passion of dog owners for I have run into them myself. I have been asked to make particular outfits or style of doxies outfits on these dogs and have been making bassets and Scottish terriers for a woman that sells dogs for awhile now! I know how much people love to immortilize their pets as pictures, statues and yes...even dolls! I have seen so many doxies in every outfit from angels to Harley Davidson outfits. Dog owners are passionate about their pets and LOVE to show pictures of them! I just found they are endearing and love to hear their stories!

Back to Bev! Her business name is Heartland-Creations and she can put me to shame with her dog creation abilility. Knowing that my son wanted something made in his dogs likeness I decided to ask Bev to see if she could come up with something. I didn't have the slightest clue how to get started! She told me to send her a picture ,because she hadn't seen a puggle dog before, and then she would study it and get back with me with what she could do. Below is the picture of Hendrix I sent her:

Is your mouth dropping now? I bet so! Can you believe the likeness? I have him now and is like Hendrix is here every time I take him out!LOL

Brandon and Nicole were here this weekend and my mom and dad came over and I showed them this picture. They were so amazed by Bev's talents and everyone wanted one!LOL She got him to a tee in this wonderful creation and I can't thank her enough for taking this project on! I got my invoice on Friday and I got this wonderful creation by Monday! Everything Bev does is professional and done with the utmost care to her customers! I know that I will keep an eye on her work for the future..even though I'm not a dog owner myself! Her work is of the highest quality and her service is always with her customers in mind! I urge any dog lovers out there the check her work and keep your eye on her work for you will get the royal treatment and care when to seek out this artist! She is on the very top of my list and I'm sure she will be on yours too! The information to find out where her creations can be found and her personal information is presented below.
P.S. Bev thanks for signing my guest book! If you look at the pictures in my guest book is another great creation from Bev it is a black dog in a dress! She is another great creation from Bev. Now do yourself a favor and see all the works of art from Heartland-Creations!

Bev Torres
Ebay APGS group (Put APGS In your search on the main page of Ebay)



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweets for the sweet!

Hello everyone! Valentine's Day is next week ...are you ready? Have you got something to give that special someone for this day of romance and love? Well if you don't I have a couple quick recipes for you to try. They can be made up in seconds and depending on the container you put them in can end up being a very special gift giving present for the one you love.

The first is a recipe to make cookies and creme bonbons and they sound absolutely scruptious! The following are the ingredients and the recipe to make these wonderful sounding morsels!



1 c. melted butter
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 pound confectioner's sugar
1/2 c cream filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
1 pound white candy coating chopped


In a bowl beat butter and milk. Slowly add confectioner's sugar until a dough is formed. Divide dough in half and cover with plastic wrap.

Stir in cookie crumbs into one of the portions and shape into 1" balls. Melt white candy coating until smooth. Dip the balls into the melted candy and let excess drip off and place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. Chill until firm. Eat and enjoy!

***Here is a favorite of mine! If you never had a homemade chocolate cherry here is your chance. They are just so decadent and the perfect gift for Valentine's Day! Give it a try!***


1 c. butter
1 can condensed milk
3 pounds confectioner's sugar
54 marashchino cherries, patted dry or (about 2 10 oz jars)
1 pound chocolate candy coating chopped


Combine butter and condensed milk and then slowly add confectioner's sugar. Take small bits of this mixture to make 2" circles. Proceed to gently shape the ingredients into a ball form encasing the cherry center. Place on waxed paper. Melt chocolate candy coating and stir until smooth. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate allowing the excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper and chill until firm. Eat and enjoy!

Either one of these recipes will win the heart of your lover and won't he/she feel special when these lovely tidbits are served with a heart felt poem in a very romantic container or on a decorative plate! Little did your special interest know that love can come in any special small package...but all that much better when it is covered in CHOCOLATE!

Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hello EBAY!

Welcome readers! Can you believe it is Feb. 3rd already? I'm in total disbelief! I am happy that we are just that much closer to spring weather arriving, however!

I haven't heard that much about what is going on with the "Child's Safety Law yet" I do believe they have put the voting of this potential law off for one year to investigate it further before anything is done. They will then know to whom it is addressing and the specific child geared items that would be affected! Looks like I am safe for now!

I wanted to let you know that I'm back in familiar ground once again and have just posted four items into my Ebay! I have an Easter bunny, a Folk Art Santa, a set of 3 prairie doll ornies, and a Annie Witch Clown doll all up for auction as of right now. I have sooo many items that are not able to fit in my Etsy shop and are duplicates of what is in there already I thought that may be an option for my sales. I started with items I felt comfortable in letting to for a low starting auction price , in case they were not rode up. We all know that is possible! If you find something you'd like to try for give it a try. You very well could be the winner of one of my creations. To see more you'll need to go right into Ebay so it is a suprise!LOL

You can find my items with the other members of my Ebay group A Primitive Gathering of Sister's group and can be found by putting APGS in your search to find the items I have just listed and my fellow members items as well! Please come in and take a look at what I am selling across the internet and I hope that you enjoy! There is a little there from the past few holidays so you can have a choice! See you there!