Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Final Battle!

After months of hard work our Guild's 10-man is finally facing down Arthas! Our first night of dying got us into the second phase with lots of frozen floor eating... Next week we hit it again! He's going down before the new expansion

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Persimmon Season

My favorite sweet treat this time of year is not a pecan pie, it's a persimmon. The exotic flavor fits the time of year, but almost as good as eating them is seeing them! That rich rusty orange red is fitting for a season when things are getting pale. Celebrate it with a silk scarf from MuseSilkPaintings - faboo tones that will awaken any outfit!
If you can't stand the thought of seasonality, get some permanent Persimmons. Woolhaus could in fact outfit your home and/or children with a cornucopia of felt foods, tho if you try eating them you'll get that fuzzy mouth effect... like eating a persimmon that's not quite ripe! Best to let the little ones play with these and save the real ones for eating.

As for function and form meeting nicely, a little multi-purpose bowl in bright persimmon orange just waiting to hold jewelry on your dresser, or candy on your coffee table. TactileQuality has bowls that are needle and wet felted with color accents and that nice palm fitting shape. If only one could eat out of them...

A splash of fall color, rusty persimmon orange and autumn leaves folded carefully into this amazing kanzashii! The joy of these hair pieces is they can be dressy or simple, the most flashy accessory you have or just another fabulous part of a bold outfit. Petalmix makes a variety of beautiful flowers in the traditional Japanese style with a modern flair for color.

PilgrimsBreakfast captures the deep colors and shine of ripe fruits in this petite canvas. The brilliant tones could match or contrast your decor, and make your hungry at the same time! Every household after all needs a little more original art..

Or lastly, some juicy persimmon goodness, suitable for keeping long past the season. BovineBubbles created this persimmon jam, with the same luscious orange color as the fruit - pretty enough to store outside of your cabinets until you break into the jelly goodness!


It's Small Business Saturday. Ditch the malls and Big Box stores. Go discover that cute little boutique, that awesome coffee joint. Have dinner at a hole in the wall and try something new. Your hard earned dollars should support the local economy, no matter where you are!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turtles all the Way Down

I'm back to stuffing little tiny legs and sewing on button eyes, it's turtle time again! Besides hoping to work thru some of my scrap bag (the stuffing material) I'm thinking these might be good sellers at the Holiday Handmade fair as the crafty folks and people who love them flock to the locally-made goodness... I'm planning on having a rainbow of them, but the amount of hand sewing to make each one is a little daunting to the impatient!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pumpkin Season

As the fall harvest comes in, and the temperatures drop, my favorite fruit is in season - the Pumpkin! So here's some celebrations of this noble food from fellow Etsy sellers...
Starting with this sweet pendant from ThePaperPeddler. Cut from a recycled can it's eco-friendly and shiny - a perfect combination...

If you're a fast knitter you can start now a create cute warm accessories for Autumn. If you're a slow knitter you can get started on such projects for next year! Either way you need some handspun goodness from PliedTogether in rich spicy tones and made from soft fuzzy fibers.

If you're looking for the country craft decor style then consider picking up some faboo little pumpkin stuffies from SimpleDream2 . So many colors and fabrics are available you could have a different one in every room of the house and some spares for the Thanksgiving table!

Or, if Amigarumi is more your style check out the bright colors and stitched stylings of 38Stitches . If you're feeling feisty you can make believe that you made them, just be sure you know the difference between knitting and crocheting if you do!

Here is the great philosophy of gardening, the patience and reward, and the reminder that great pumpkins make yummy things! This cute image is from IShootNouns and will bring a touch of Fall to any room, but the message may be good to keep up year round...

Who says pumpkins cannot be fuzzy and cute? While a fuzzy pumpkin is no good for eating, it's great to have around the house so you can cook without depleting your decorations! JaniceCordiero and her felting needles have created these adorable little things (How to get the green roving to curl? it's magic!) and they are looking for a happy place in your house!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Back to Being Crafty

*Sigh* Its been a while since my last post - school, family life, housework etc has conspired to eat away at my craft time. But I'm back into it with plenty of inspiration (and new yarns!) I've been sewing again so look for new bags in my Etsy shop! I did take some of this time to get plenty of fiber dying in before winter hit too hard so there will also be a plethora of fabulous fuzzies coming over the next month...