Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sweet Suzie Snowgirl

Sweet Suzie snowgirl is all decked out, just in case her favorite snowman rolls on down the hill. She is created from a bottle gourd, a perectly prim little lady. You can find her now on ebay so click here.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Chocolate for breakfast anyone?

Twas the day before Christmas Eve and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except this little mouse. I stole to the kitchen, great treats to prepare.... in anticipation of my family, who would soon be there.
I put butter, and sugar in a large pot to melt, and toasted some almonds while tingling with the excitement I felt. I stirred and I stirred until the syrup turned golden, and added the almonds and poured into the waiting pie tin. I sprinkled some chocolate chunks over this sweet treat....and soon they melted from the candies warm heat. So I spread the chocolate from edge to edge, and dusted the chocolate with fine walnuts and set the pan on a cool ledge. Oh yes, as a cook I surely know this that toffee and chocolate in the absolute bliss!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Special Wish for You!

On this Christmas Eve I wish to thank all who have made this such a wonderful year for me. No matter how you celebrate, may the spirit of the season fill your home with peace, love and joy. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

Monday, December 22, 2008

We were making a cake and then there was an explosion........

The little elf you see in this picture was the cause of the explosion... he reached for the mixer switch before I could stop him and whoosh! Flour and sugar and pumpkin and all sorts of stuff all over as you can see. Emmett the elf loves being my helper, but he requires close supervision as he has no elf control yet. But, as all good little elves, he is willing to go to an elf improvement course to learn. So after Christmas, we shall start getting him ready for next Christmas.

I like what you've done here too!

"Oh, you did such a wonderful job on the tree!", I told the elves. They were so pleased they forgot to ask for their cookies....which is good as I still need to bake some for them.

Well, okay, I did bake some, but somehow they disappeared....hmmm... I wonder.....
Oh, and the card display is perfect! It's easy to add to, and I can reuse the ribbons year after year! Pssst. I will tell you how they did it if you want......

Friday, December 12, 2008

The elves are done!

"I like what you've done here!", I told them as I was taking photos. I love my Santa collection! My faceless Santa in the middle was created by a dear friend from North Pole, Alaska as a thank you for letting all the sisters invade my Anchorage apartment for a sleep over. We were stacked everywhere, and boy was I glad to have 2 bathrooms All but three of these Santas were created by me, Susan of Seasonal Whimsies created the darling Santa with the string of lights in the middle of the smaller group photo. The other Santa created by a wonderful artist Linda, of Gourdqueen Originals, is the Santa on the far left. He is a tall gourd in natural colors with a large hand sculpted sunflower. Now I'm off to take photos of my favorite ornaments on my tree. I hope you are having a wonderful season so far!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snowmen everywhere!

Here a snowman, there a snowman, everywhere there's snowmen! I've added these darling pieces to my listings on ebay so head on over and check them out. The bear ornament has a gift box attached and will hang on your tree. The Santa snowman gourd is a large piece, and very fun. You will smile each time you see him. The little snowman is another gift box shelf sitter.

Oh, and an update on the elves....they are still working, but want more cookies so I'd better get to it. Will post the results of their efforts tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season! PSSSSSSST! The large snowman, and small gift box snowman are sold!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Santa's Elves have struck again.....

and just look at the mess they created! They have said they will only finish if I make some cookies, so Emmett and I will make some spritz cookies this afternoon and see if that works. I will post more photos....IF.... the Elves follow through on their part. Off to get those cookies started.....