Thursday, November 29, 2012

Treehouse HollyDay Handmade Market

Our favorite local shop Treehouse is hosting their annual Hollyday Handmade Market! Please come by and say hi and see all of our handmade goodies in person!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autumn Pie Making

Pumpkin pie from Martha
We made this pie recipe last week for Thanksgiving. I really liked making this pie recipe, and it turned out really pretty, too. It is more like a cheesecake than a pumpkin pie.

Pine nuts on pie.
I liked that it used pine nuts in a pretty pattern on top.

Decorating the pie.

Pie filling in!

Pie making.
Overall, it was fairly simple to make, so it went fast, too. I never made a pumpkin pie before!

Rolling  dough.

We enjoyed it so much we even had it for brekkie the next day!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

More Flossy Menagerie

Test driving my new Flossy design!
I have been organizing my embroidery floss again with the help of my new Flossy Embroidery Floss Bobbins! I just love how the new designs came out. Please have a look at the new animals!

New Flossy the Fox in my Etsy Shoppe Sugar Cookie! #etsy #handmade #crafts
Raoul said he likes the new Flossy the Fox the most.

Here is Flossy the Llama!

And now for Flossy the Sheep!
As usual, all the new Flossy Bobbins are ready for you in Shoppe Sugar Cookie, my Etsy shop. If you act fast, and use this coupon from Of Corgis and Cocktails Blog, you can get a discount from my Shoppe Sugar Cookie! Super!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Check out these great "turkey legs" that I have! These are really ice cream cones that are placed upside down and made into a turkey leg shape. It is covered in caramel for the "turkey look." They also had the whole turkey, but it was sold out. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Meet Me at the Library

Lonna and Katy at the library.
A while ago I got to give a talk at the Oconee County Library. My friend Lonna is the gal in charge of the Oconee County Library Teen Area, namely the section that houses zines! Lonna asked me and local band Werewolves to come to their launch party to give a talk on how I got started making zines and why they are still important today. I have to say, it was a great event and I had so much fun talking to everyone about zines and zine making! It was great.

Me, Lonna, and Katy giving a talk about how we got into zines.
Here I am with Lonna and Katy (Bottle Rocket Zine) giving our talk about zines. It was nice to have Katy there cos she is so into zines, and that is how I met Katy, too.

Making a collective zine at the library.
There was a room dedicated to making a page for a collaborative zine to remember the party that night. There were markers and paper for making pages.

Over 100 zines collected for the library!
This is the zines Lonna collected for the library! It does not seem like it, but there are close to 100 zines in this waterfall display! Lonna said they were donated from all over the world, and this zine library is the only one in the Athens area.

Zines at the library.

What are zines?

Zine library opening day.

At the library at night!!

Star Trek.

Werewolves, zines, and pizza!
Werewolves playing!

Me and my pal Jean at the zine library opening day.
me and my pal Jean!

Me and Jay.
Me and my pal Jay!

Go zines!

Go Katy!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Indie Craft Experience Holiday Wrap Up

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This past weekend was Indie Craft Experience, and we sure had a great time! We had record breaking days for us, met so many lovely people, and had some great food, too.

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Here are some pictures from our table display. We tried some new things with our set up and added a bunch of new items, some of which you can find in Shoppe Sugar Cookie on Etsy!

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We met so many talented crafters and artists, two of my favorites were next door to us - the Long Thread and the Felt Jar. They had beautiful fabrics and felted friends.

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In fact, Ellen from the Long Thread took home one of my bunny plush for her daughter. She even drew a picture of my bunny in her sketchbook! What a great drawing and it really is just like my rabbits!

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Salvage is the vintage and vintage inspired section of ICE Atlanta. It was set up really cool inside! I really liked this part of ICE this year.

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Not sure if I am totally ready for the holidays myself, but ICE was a great holiday market!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Indie Craft Experience Holiday 2012

This weekend we will have our tables full of handmade goodies for the holidays! Please come by and say hi to us at the great event Indie Craft Experience!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Teen Zine Library Event

Library event
Please join me for the debut of the Teen Zine Library at the Oconee County Library! This event is going to be so much fun, and you can see the event page here to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cheese Puff Plush

Doodle time.
Here I am getting ready for the upcoming holiday handmade markets! I finished a dozen cheese puffs, which were a request from a friend of mine. They look really good, and were fun to make!

Cheese doodle factory.

Making plush cheese doodles.
My one yard of fabric made 24 cheese puffs.

Paw paw!
Even Nilla gave me a hand in cutting out my plush softies! She is so helpful.

Cheese doodle progress!

Now with faces!

Cheese doodle plush.

Photograph of my cheese doodle!
Ta da! Here is a finished cheese puff plush. Aren't they so cute?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Weekend in Pictures - Pink Cake Edition

Happy birthday dad!
Since Friday was my Dad's birthday, we celebrated with some chocolate cake with pink frosting! It had raspberries in the center, so that was nice.

Crafting weekend for me is a GO!
Later that day I had raspberry tea and was ready for a busy weekend of crafting! I am gearing up for the holiday markets coming up.

Oh Nilla.
My cat, Nilla helped me with my fabric.

My fuzzy cat.

Cheese doodle factory.

This was the best te itade Hello Kitty toast!
I had some Hello Kitty toast. This was the best that I have ever seen Hello Kitty's face on my toast. I usually try and cram bagels or funny bread shapes into the toaster. It doesn't work as well as a regular bread-shaped bread does.

Now playing.
I love listening to records when I am crafting. This was on my turntable this weekend.

Our founder.
We also had some time to go downtown and hang out with a friend that came over from Atlanta. It was a nice break from sewing and doing computer work all weekend.

What what! Look what came in the mail!!
And these yummy treats came in the mail from Australia!