Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Goodbye July!

I can't believe July is pretty much gone already!

I must say, I'm looking forward to going back to work at the after school daycare! I'm so excited to see the kids, and hear about the director's trip to Disney World! I believe a few of the kids were going to Disney World as well!

Speaking of trips... The Sweetie and I took our own little trip to DollyWood yesterday! Boy was it ever fun!

We did remember to take a few pictures!

Here's the loading area of Mystery Mine. And you can see the mine shaft that you go down into at the beginning.

Here's some super yummy sweets:

I always have to go into that shop!

And this one is for all my candle making friends out there!

Ice Cream Candles! These were sooo awesome! They looked so real! and they smelled delicious! The little floats and sundaes were even in tiny little Coca-Cola glasses. And we got to watch a lady make one!

My favorite ride there is still Thunderhead. That is such a great roller coaster; I love sitting in the back! I liked Mystery Mine, too. In fact it was pretty cool! It just didn't go as fast as I would have liked! lol

What a wonderful, fun day it was!

I've also got some exciting news!

I've been invited to be a part of the beautiful LolliShops! I can't even begin to describe all of the wonderfulness that it is going to be! You can check out the LolliShops blog to learn all about it!

And for a bit more craftiness before I venture off to find some lunch:

This is a custom order for someone. I just love the colors she chose! Pink and green is such a pretty color combination!

I was also featured in a Beautiful Birthday Surprise treasury over the weekend:

Isn't this just gorgeous??? Look at all of the beautiful birthday party treasures! There's even a delicious real Sweet Nikki cupcake from Bangerang Bake Shop listed there next to my tiny little beaded cuppycakes! (Used to be Fat Daddy Bake Shop.) How fun!

And now with all this cupcake talk, I'm off to find some lunch!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to You!

Oh, it's not your birthday? That's okay! It doesn't have to be your birthday for you to enjoy one of my newest sweet treats!

Sweet little beaded Birthday Party Cupcakes!

Each tiny little cupcake is just under 1/2" wide, and just over 1/2" tall. They are made from high quality silver wire and glass seed beads. Some are topped with Swarovski crystals, some are topped with pearls. Some are even covered in sprinkles!

I've always had a huge love for seed beads. There are so many colors, so many possibilities. Seed beads are one of those things that I remember spending my allowance on even when I was pretty young. Some things never change I guess!

Be on the look out for more beaded bakery treats in the future!

In the meantime, to customize your very own beaded Birthday Cupcake necklace, just visit my shop!

Have a lovely week!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Busy and excited and busy and excited and...

Now this has been such a wonderful week!

It all started last Friday night when I was on the computer, looking for movie times for Wall E. While I was doing that, I popped into my shop to see how things were going. :D I noticed that one particular item was getting a LOT of views. I jokingly thought to myself, Oh, maybe it's on the front page. I should go look. I giggled at myself, because I never dreamed that I was really on the front page. lol So I go check the front page anyway. AND I'M ON THE FRONT PAGE! I was actually on the front page Friday!!!

And it is such a beautiful treasury, too! The kind of treasury I've always thought it would be so cool to be in! Beautiful bright colors, awesome items... I STILL can't believe I was on the front page of Etsy!

See my little yellow heart brooch there? With all those other gorgeous items? I'm just tickled pink!

Then on Saturday, my Mom and Dad put some shelves up in the studio. And it looks awesome now! I love it so much! I can have all my things spread out, and I have so much room to work now!

Oh, i just love it! We've been talking about doing that for a long time now. I'm so glad to finally have it finished!

I also got a hair cut on Monday! I think she cut off about a foot and a half! It feels so much better now. And my curls are super curly now with all that weight off of them! And it's that cool length that you can still put in a cute ponytail, or do all other kinds of neat things to it!

I just realized I don't have a new haircut picture! lol I'll get one later!

We're also going to get a new kitten soon! We're still looking for the right one. When we find her we'll know!

And, in some crafty news... I've been working on a new line of scented beaded cupcakes.

They're meant to be like little sculptures, or decorations. Just something cute and fun to have sitting at your desk, or on your party table.

I've been working on a beaded cupcake with swirly icing for a while now. I think I really like how this one turned out. I may do a little work on the bottom cake part, but over all I'm quite happy with it!

This one is approximately 1 1/8" tall. Scented with Fresh Raspberry fragrance. (I just used whatever bead colors and scent I had handy! Hehe..)

I plan on adding some fun little sprinkles, cherries, and other toppings when they finally go up for sale. Right now I'm just trying to get the shape, and the icing right.

I've got some adorable little packaging for them, too! And I've been told that they would make wonderful, unique birthday party favors or gifts!

We all know what I'll be working on next week! lol