NEW BLOG 01/18/2009
i'm excited to announce that i've changed blogging locations! please check me out at http://www.emilysparks.blogspot.com/
bryan's favorite blueberry muffins 01/14/2009
these are delicious muffins that have a yummy cream cheese filling! i absolutely loved these when my mom would make them for me and now i get to make 'em for my sweety! here's the recipe:
holiday shortbread cookies 01/13/2009
i know it's past the holidays, but i wanted to share a recipe for some of my favorite cookies! these shortbread cookies are addicting and are easy to make! i dipped some of them in dipping chocolate this time around and i thought it was a really nice touch. here's the recipe:
rosee clipee 01/09/2009
here are some clipies that i've made and will be putting in my shop in the next couple of days....once i get some photographs made i think they are so cute in penelope's hair!!! i found the rose patten on joann's website if you want to try to flourish some hats, headbands scarves, mittens and much much more!
SAVE HANDMADE TOYS AND CLOTHES FOR KIDS 01/03/2009
there is a new legislation requiring lead tests for toys and clothing for kids 12 and under. the testing is $200-4,000 for each product that would be sold. this would put a lot of handmade small businesses out of business!
RED BARN BOUTIQUE 12/23/2008
check out my friend kristy's shop! RED BARN BOUTIQUE! she makes and sells the cutest little girl dresses. penelope modeled some of her dresses for etsy.
penelope's hat 12/23/2008
this is my first speedhook project. i think it turned out well. everywhere i've taken penelope in this hat she's gotten at least one compliment, i think i will be trying to make a few of these hats and selling them in my shop page, so if you are interested click here!
i'm sorry 12/10/2008
it's been a whole month since i last posted on my blog! i'm so sorry. i have bunches of things that i'm working on and i'm planning to blog about them this weekend! so wait a few more days and i'm going to share my holiday endeavors.
Post Title. 11/09/2008
'tis the season
christmas is on its way and i'm so excited about it! i found some free christmas patterns on amy butler's web site. she is so good to always post free patterns that make her fabrics look so cute. i think i'm going to start with the tree skirt, because my tree will be skirtless otherwise--yikes! check out her paterns here http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/me_patterns.php
also, here are some things i found at anthropologie that i would like to copy! i think i'm going to have a bird themed tree! so cute.
rag doll project 10/30/2008
some of you might know that i used to make quite detailed beaded dolls. i may post them on the blog for fun...but that is for another day. this last week i decided to try to make rag dolls for penelope. i'm loving the project and intend on improving on the art. luckily penelope LOVES the dolls--mainly because she can chew on their heads and appendages. here they are.