Monday, October 20, 2008

My latest custom order

A sweet gal asked me for a black Santa door hanger, fashioned after my Snowfolk hanger from last year, and I was so very happy to oblige!
I considered it an honor that she would ask me to create a Santa for her, but not knowing exactly how he would turn out, I was a bit nervous, but I'm relieved and happy to say that after showing her the pics of him, she is pleased. I like him too :)
Thanks for letting me share!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I love Autumn, and this time of the year makes me want to bake up a storm!
I came across this yummy sounding recipe from the
Crown Point Bed and Breakfast in
Crown Point, New York and just had to share it!

Pumpkin Cheese-Filled
Pecan Muffins

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sour cream
3 ounce package cream cheese, cut into cubes

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, pecans, pumpkin-pie spice, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl mix eggs, pumpkin, sour cream and melted butter. Add to flour mixture. Stir until blended only. Fill greased muffin tins half full. Place cream cheese cube in the middle and top with more batter.
Bake approximately 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

TDIPT's Dreaming of a White Christmas

Be sure to join us for our TDIPT Mercantile's Christmas Open House celebration during the month of November!
We've got wonderful door prizes created by some of our very own TDIPT artists, as well as a $50.00 gift certificate up for grabs. To be entered into the drawing, all you will need to do is sign up for our TDIPT Newsletter. It's a 2 step process, so be sure to follow through and get confirmation. Anyone who purchases an item from the Mercantile will have an extra chance, w/ every purchase made.
We're celebrating this fun and festive event w/ our second annual
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
theme as well. All of our artists will create Christmas Treasures in hues of white, off white and lovely creams!
Hope to see you there on November 1st!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Nunny!

Today, my Nelly Girl (we call her Nunny or Nuh Nuh) turns 8! I think that's 56 in dog years! No wonder she's so grouchy.
No worries Big're not getting older, you're getting better!

She refuses to smile or don a party hat for her special day, and this is nothing new, this has been the case since her very first birthday back in 2001.
Well, I guess every party needs a pooper, thats why we invited her!
I could hardly get her to look at the camera this morning for a birthday pic. In fact, I couldn't, she just laid there quite aloof, ignoring me and yawning. She's so board w/ me :)

I love my Nelly, she is the oldest of my 3 dogs. She came to us at only a week old. Her eyes were not even all the way open. Her Mommy had been hit by a car, they think. Anyway, she was found in a field full of mosquitos. Some of our friends and neighbors each took a puppy. I took my Nelly to the Vet right away, and he said she was one week old, and we had to bottle feed her round the clock w/ a special puppy formula. We would wrap her in a blanky, and hold her like a baby and feed her w/ the bottle! we even burped her.....hehe!
I'm so glad I chose Nel. You couldn't ask for a better dog. She is like Lassie, so intuitive. She's a bit of a Nervous Nelly at times though, and is terrified of thunder storms!
She's gonna be one pampered pooch today, and I have a feeling it's gonna be a long day!