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My daughter came home from preschool yesterday with the cutest little craft.  It’s a Sea Urchin:

Isn’t it adorable?  It’s made of Playdoh and toothpicks.  They are learning about sea creatures right now- a great project for a summer vacation 🙂

Here are some more creative, sophisticated Sea Urchins from Etsy:
1) DivineLionesss   2) staroftheeast  
3) wapa  4) Stilllily  
5) Inklingpaperstudio  6) elementclaystudio

Just wanted to let you know that I am offering free worldwide shipping on everything in my shop through Cyber Monday.  I’ve added a few new pieces and am hoping to add some Christmas pieces this week.  I’m experimenting with Resin and vintage stamps….we’ll see where it leads!

Thanksgiving is around the Corner~~

I’m not sure about all of you but i am on a tight budget this Thanksgiving. We are possibly having Thanksgiving at my house instead of my sister’s this year because she is having her second baby in November- yeah! can’t wait! Now comes the problem- setting a table that is functional, cute and affordable. I was browsing through Etsy- as I do every day- and came across these adorable (mostly vintage) pieces that are so lovely and quite reasonable to add to our tables this year. This set of colorful platters is from Savanteer.etsy.com $22, and the silver wear is $10 from Susantique.etsy.com

then there is this gorgeous tablecloth at the amazing price of $18 from VeroVintage.etsy.com and these stunning teal plates from allthegoodthings.etsy.com
~don’t forget the turkey candleabra from thebestthings.etsy.com


Yummy retro bun warmer from laurahardie.etsy.com
Brown and Teal platter from sosovintage.etsy.com

Lovely harvest mugs from rekindle.etsy.com, and whoooo wouldn’t love this cute little owl shaker? Just $8.99 & I love the color.  ricracandbuttons.etsy.com

Last but absolutely not least, a vintage bakelite carving set from SagePatch.etsy.com also visit her blog at sagepatch.blogspot.com

and super sweet beeswax taper candles from beeswaxartifacts.etsy.com

Well- I have been experimenting with “themed jewelry” and here is 1 piece that I have come up with: Sisters Necklace, listed in my shop
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31626042

These are really fun to make and I just finished another one last night centered around “motherhood”.  I’ll be listing that one today.
More themes that I have begun are Friendship, The Goddess and Dreaming.  I thought these might be nice for the holiday season when thinking about friends and family gift giving…

I’d love more ideas for themes- just post ’em and I’ll check out your ideas. 


Eve and Ian are in school so i have a few minutes to sit and write…finally! Thinking about what to make for dinner tonight and can’t come up with anything that sounds good. Anyone have a blog that has simple recipes? I am a Soup-a-holic, I could eat soup every day. I discovered (well- my sister found it and i stole it from her) a terrific Soup and Salad recipe book. It’s from Food & Wine magazine called “quick from scratch Soups & Salads cookbook” Some of my faves are the Hungarian Beef & Potato Soup, Turkey, Mushroom and Lentil Soup, Tomoato Soup with Chicpeas and Pasta and I recently made the Thai-style Beef Salad over Angel Hair Pasta. These recipes are truly easy and full of flavor and all of the ones that I have made are ready in 30- 40 minutes or less. I highly recommend this cookbook. Now it’s from 1998 ( ISBN# is 0916103803) so you may have to get it on ebay, half.com or Swaptree (i’ll save that for another day). Okay- I have to start some laundry, list a pair of earrings on Etsy and pick Eve up from Pre-school…..

I will be listing these today in my Etsy shop:
http://prettylittleshop.etsy.com

Well, it is my first day of Blogging and …… my daughter is calling me from the potty. i am trying to work a little so i am ignoring the calling until it starts to sound really important. maybe when she is in school tomorrow i will able to focus….
I will be telling you a bit about my favorite pieces from Etsy. Etsy is my second home. My place to escape, and live in the minds of artists. My blog will be a kind of Gift Guide with themes to help you along with your holiday, birthday, anniversary etc.. shopping. Stop back tomorrow and see what i have to show you!