Sunday, January 24, 2010

Front Page!

Last Thursday morning brought a wonderful surprise.

My Ebony and Ivory jacket file folders were a part of a treasury featured on Etsy's Front Page! {You can read about Etsy treasuries by clicking here.}

It made my day having one of my creations featured on the Front Page for the first time! :-)

Speaking of file folders, the Misty Kristy Designs shop has some new fabulous folders...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Waltz of the Flowers

♥ pink ribbon
♥ ric-rac
♥ hand-sewn buttons
♥ felt flowers
♥ bright blue paper

...all together...

Waltz of the Flowers ~ Click Here to View on Etsy

Making them was so much fun! I love ric-rac, ribbons, and buttons, and they add such a darling, 3D touch to the folders. Hope you enjoy them, too!

P.s. My last post mentioned that a "Blue Moon" occurs every 19 years. I later discovered they actually can occur every 2 - 3 years, according to Wikipedia. Oh well. :-)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Chapter Ends

...and a new one begins! Today is the end of a year and a decade!
I know this is a once-in-a-blue-moon post. Literally. Tonight is the second full moon of the month, known as a “blue moon”, which will not occur again until 2028 – 19 years away. Our God is an incredible Creator!

These past few months have been incredibly busy, and though I did make time for a special sewing project (photos to come!), nothing new has been in the shop, or this blog! But Etsy is so wonderful and I can't stand to stay away much longer. {From listing new goodies, that is. I have done some Etsy shoppping recently. Go handmade!}

May the Lord bless you with a wonderful new year full of special times and handmade moments.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Back in business with free shipping!

My bedroom is painted.

New shelving is installed.

My craft supplies are in order.

y Etsy shop is open again!
(It was on vacation, remember? ) And it's back with new fabulous folders and, in honor of 4th of July, everything in the shop has free shipping until midnight Tuesday, July 7 (EST)!

Have a fun-filled, wonderful (and safe!) 4th of July!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today is...

... my first blogaversary! *throws confetti* In honor of the occasion, a new post. {haha}

And yesterday was my first Etsyversary! Keeping shop has been a great experience and lots of fun! Right now my Etsy shop is on vacation. That's right. The shop is on vacation, not me. I had my "vacation" last week while being laid up with a cold. Not very fun, huh.
Last week my Mom and I painted my bedroom, which also doubles as my craft room, so beloved papers, embellishments, and folders are packed. BUT, I'm planning for a grand re-opening with fabulous new folders and greeting cards!

To celebrate these "versaries" I'll be giving away something as soon as the craft room is back in swing. So be watching for it! ;-)

It's almost time for me to enjoy the strawberry shortcake I made earlier. A favorite summer dessert at my house! :-)

Have a happy week!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rosetta Stone Contest!

Hey everyone! It's been pretty quiet around here but I will pick up the blogging pace in the near future. :-) However I just had to drop in and tell you about a fabulous giveaway taking place!

The Rosetta Stone is the leading language-learning software in the world and is used by millions of individuals worldwide. I myself am using their Spanish program as a part of my homeschool studies. I am learning fast and enjoying the process immensely!

This week you can enter to win Rosetta Stone's newest version of Latin levels 1, 2 and 3!

Here is the contest information from the Jeneralities blog.

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.

This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)
This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

To win this most excellent Latin program copy these paragraphs [between the ****] and post them in (or as) your next blog post, and/OR link to the contest from your facebook page and/OR email the information to your homeschool support group – Then go to the original page and leave a comment saying that you’ve posted about, or have linked to, the contest. Please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post. And good luck!


I recommend reading the following article Why Study Classical Languages? which explains the benefits of learning Latin.

And by the way, pretty decorated file folders are great for holding all types of paperwork, including school work! ;-)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sugar and Spice

While flipping through one of my favorite cookbooks, a nice big picture of "Buttermilk Doughnuts" caught my eye. Homemade doughnuts... perfect for Saturday morning! But first, I had to consult my twitter friends to see if anyone had a favorite recipe to share. Tiffany from Lattes and Life shared a most delicious sounding recipe for Pumpkin Donuts with Spiced Sugar. Just the thing! Last night after the kitchen was cleaned up from making homemade pizza, I prepared the dough, letting it refrigerate overnight. I couldn't wait for the floury, sugary fun in the morning!

Anyone else love playing with dough? :-)

One minute each side...

Coated with spiced sugar and ready to be enjoyed!

Donut holes are so. much. fun.

They turned out so nice! ;-) Thanks for sharing the recipe, Tiffany!
It's a keeper!


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