Wednesday, September 30, 2009

soap winner and stuff

Khaski is the happy recipient of the aforeposted soap.

(I'm actually assuming the happy part. You never know.)
And that's not soap in the picture above; it's tofu.
Oh don't ask why, just keep reading!

Here are some random family quotes from the
last few day:

(At the Plaza Art Fair)"Someone watched Toy Story
one too many times."

"If Dad brings home tofu, I'm NOT letting him in!"

"Wanna go see the dead cow cave?"

Oh, please, don't act like we wouldn't all think your
family is a little on the odd side, too, if we overheard
a phrase or two . . . go ahead, you know you want to tell!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

well, whaddya know?

See that piece on the cover?

Guess who made it.

Can you guess?

(it was me!!)


You can see more HERE.

Monday, September 21, 2009

another giveaway!

So here's my sad tale of woe with an ever-so-happy

I got flaked on in a pretty big swap. You know what
that means, yes? As in, my person sent me nothing.
(Calm down, dry your eyes, the story gets better.)

It happens that I'm in a Quality Crafters group on
swap-bot, where you are supposed to be, well, a
Quality Crafter. Not sure who decided it was okay
for ME to join, but there you have it. Anyway, there
is a rousing game of swap tag going on, and I tagged
Michele's soap.

Let me tell you, her package more than made my day!

First, it came in a used-again mailer, a habit I
highly advocate. Second, it was tied in a lovely
doily. Third, the soap is BEAUTIFUL--look at the
dragonfly! Fourth, it smells wonderful; a light,
clean scent, not fruity or heavy (which is good,
as this is a facial bar). Listen to the description:

Apple of My Eye Soap--Goat milk soap base, poppy
seeds (for exfoliating), ginseng, ginger, apple scent.

It's nice and sudsy, but very soft and gentle--I
love it. Which isn't surprising, as she contacted me
and asked my preferences, and made this soap for
me. That's right, she takes requests, so if you don't
see what you want, just ask. ( Michele will also
personalize some of the other items in her shop,
which is always great for Christmas.)

Here's the REALLY happy ending: YOU have a chance
at the other bar! Here's how:
wait! please leave your e-mail address in your
comments, so I can find you if you're selected!

1. (This is the mandatory one) Visit Michele's
Craft My Day etsy store and come back here with
a link to something that caught your eye. She
has a variety of items, not just soaps. Which,
in case you didn't catch, I highly recommend.

Extra Entries!
2. While you're at Craft My Day, add it to your
etsy favorites, and leave an extra comment telling
me you did. Be sure to include your etsy id in
the comment (yep, I'll check!)

3. Follow my blog and comment, or comment, letting
me know you already follow.

4. For TEN extra entries, purchase something from
Craft My Day before the giveaway ends.

Well, that's about all the excitement I can stand
for the moment. We'll close this out Tuesday,
September 29th, and announce a winner on Wednesday.
This one is open to US residents only.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go wash my face.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

stuff i'd get if i had a buncha money.

Today, for various reasons, I am in the presence of
fast internet, and "shopping" on Etsy and Artfire.
Pretty amazing places, as you all probably already know.
Not sure of the polite way to hijack someone's picture--
probably to ask nicely beforehand?

This piece of gorgeous is from the beaded lily.

This got added to the "favorites" list real fast, don't
you know?

This is so me. It's from The Black Spot, but you can visit
olive bites for a chance to win it.

Don't think, "Oh, I never win anything!"

Look what Rebecca (of Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen fame)
so kindly sent me:

Pretty, yes? It's Strawberry Champagne soap, and it
smells as delightful as it looks. Thank you for
sponsoring a giveaway, Rebecca!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

and the winner is . . .

The random number elf has designated Bombastic Belle the
lucky recipient of the Halloween goodies--thank you to
everyone who left a comment, that was fun!

Julie, are you SURE you don't want me to mail you a box
of art supplies? Really really sure?


I've been making bunches of stuff for swaps and such
(bumblebee and Lola, I'm sending a little handbag off
tomorrow--see, I can sew, just not as awesomely as
you two!), but mainly working on the whole homeschool
thing. Ask me about the War of 1812, or basic economics,
or Golgi apparatus . . .

On second thought, just Google it!


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

feeling shareful . . .

These last few weeks of summer have been great
for me. Participated in a few swaps, played
along in some challenges, cleaned up the art room
a little, and realized I have enough art stuff to
supply a small arty army. Thus, the Halloween Giveaway!

Some fibers, ribbons, papers, collage images, a black
paint pen, a pastel, assorted flowers, Scrabble tile,
tags, some vintage bits, atc blanks, even some teeny
tiny black sea shells! Just think of what you could
make with all this. Feeling inspired?

Two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me something you would make
with all these goodies. Please make sure there is
some way for me to contact you via e-mail, either
through a blog link, or just leave your e-mail in
the comment.

2. If you would like one additional entry, follow my
blog, and leave an extra comment telling me you
did so.

That's it! How easy is that? Everyone is welcome to
enter. This will be a quick one--we'll close out comments
Tuesday, September 15, and announce a winner Wednesday.

Good luck, everybody!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Halloween atc.

Yes, yes, it IS a pretty silly joke. If you don't
know the answer, it's in the comment section. And
the back of the atc. The Theme Thursday challenge
was for a Halloween atc.

Well, thanks, Theme Thursday, for the
inspiration--she's now in a Halloween
silly kit at Altered Pages.