Friday, February 26, 2010

Offset beauties

I am so in love with offset necklaces! Take a peak at my newest creations - necklaces made using vintage buttons and semi-precious stones. These and other like it can be purchased HERE

Friday, February 5, 2010

Chocolate covered peanut butter balls

Last night my boyfriend asked me to think of something fun for us to do, and boy did I do a good job. We made chocolate covered peanut butter balls..YUM! They were so good we were eating the batter before they made it to the fridge!

2 c. creamy or nutty peanut butter (I prefer nutty)
1 c. softened butter
1 lb. powdered sugar (about one bag 500g)
2 c. Rice Krispies cereal
1 tsp. vanilla - I always add a little extra ;)

1 package of chocolate chips (I like to mix half milk chocolate half semi-sweet)

Mix together (takes quite a while and you need some muscle to do it, this is where the bf comes in) roll into small balls and drop onto parchment paper (makes around 75 depending on how big you make them) Refrigerate for 20 min. Melt your chocolate chips on LOW heat in a sauce pan, stirring the whole time (or in microwave on 20sec increments till melted stirring in-between). Take peanut butter balls out of fridge and using a spoon pour globs of chocolate on top. Refrigerate for another 20 min. Then ENJOY :)

Now when I did this I was being impatient and instead of waiting for the chocolate to become totally liquid by melting I added milk - BAD IDEA. Never ever do that! LOL it became one big hard mass of brownie looking chocolate and there was no going back. I had to start all over again.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet little bits from Dancing Jellybean Designs - Indie North

I was just featured on this lovely Canadian based handmade website. Take a look! :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fun with geometrics

I have always had a fascination for geometric designs. From beautiful screen printed fabrics to hand drawn scribbles, I just can't seem the get enough. Here are a few of my Etsy favorites.

Colorblocked in Fire Blossoms (adjustable strap) $59.00 By CamilleStar
Upcycled Blue and White 1 Inch Round Earrings $3.50 By mybuttonboutique 

Ceramic Paisley Necklace $28.00 By willowcreekdesign 

 Vintage Ella silky mod scarf $7.00 By yours Truly :) NostalgicallyYours

Diamond Dots Pillow Cover $40.00 By stitchindye

Blue and Orange iTouch Cover $20.00 By MosquitoLodge

Enjoy :) 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stunning studs

These cute circle studs were crafted using bright white polymer clay. Pretty Japanese origami paper was sealed to the surface. The paper features flower and geometric pattens. Silver plated studs were adhered to the back using E6000 glue. Comes on up-cycled card and with rubber ear nuts. Measures 7/16 an inch wide (just under half an inch)

Sweet and simple these earrings accessorize any outfit well.

These earrings and others like it are available on my Etsy shop