Thursday, March 24, 2011

NEW....Sugar Bunnies

Just in time for both Spring and Easter, I'd love to introduce you to my Sugar Bunnies! It's kind of funny...I needed to learn how to make a pom pom for a sock monkey hat. Then the pom poms turned into bunnies. And the bunnies turned into Sugar Bunnies!! Oh, they are so sweet, I just wanna pinch their lil bunny cheeks, lol!
These two girlies are posted in my Etsy shop
Do come on over and take a look at them :^)

In the works are plenty more Sugar B's....and some Sugar Chicks and Sugar Kitties as well. I am so in love with making them!! I can't stop, lol!! And that's not necessarily a bad thing :^) They can fit into any holiday or season! Woohoo!!

And OHHHHHHH!! I will be kicking off April with a Blog Giveaway..... a Sugar Bunny!! More details to come on April 1st!!!!

On a more SOMBER note :^( ..........

Our beautiful, sweet, amazing, wonderful cat Gary has passed away. He was about 10 years old (the vet wasn't able to truly peg his age because he was an abandoned cat with bad teeth when we got him). About 6 years ago, a family from our block moved and abandoned him. We put food out for him two times a day for almost a year. My husband built a little box house (with a heating pad and all for winter!!) for him too. We tried to coax him to come close to us but no dice.

One day that dingy, dirty cat built up the courage to actually walk into our house--two big dogs that weighed 100+ pounds each and a wacky little 3 year old boy--and we have had him ever since. We found out he was diabetic and took care of things (giving him insulin injections, testing his blood daily). We had his teeth taken care of, had him neutered and bathed. Oh, what a pristine, divine boy! He never scratched a thing or a person, nor did he pee anywhere (except his litter box)in the house. I truly could not have asked for a more awesome cat. He was affectionate to a fault, incredibly vocal and slept with my husband and me every night :^) He kept the birds and squirrels company on the front porch because he was too lazy to chase them, lol!

We are truly grieving over his passing and our little family seems a bit different now without him around. Before we found Gary, we didn't plan on ever having a cat. Come to think of it, Gary was more like a dog in a cat body. Truly :^) Now that he's gone, the desire to have a cat, well, that's gone too. I can't say we'll never have another cat. We will not go and adopt one or buy one just to replace his loss. But you never know when another cat just might stroll into our lives :^)

Have a sugar sweet day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oh Sugar Sugar...

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Candy. I can't live without it. I LOVE it. It's in my namesake :^) It has been showing up in my art more often than not. Need I say more? Lol! On that note, I found an awesome lady on Etsy(Dreamlikemagic) who just created my new blog design. Yummm, I could lick the computer screen....but I promise I won't. So if you are looking for something new for your blog or Etsy shop, take a look at her work. She's very sweet to boot :^)

Just a few of my favorite things in the above collage (from top left)...
1. Artwork by my 8 year old son. He draws on anything. I found him doing math problems on his wall. Sigh. Lol. 2. Pile of sweet, sweet treats from a crafty night in December. Yeah, I know, I am behind on this. 3. My tiny, tiny reclaimed studio my 1 year old's room :^) 4. Lalaloopsy's Crumbs Sugar Cookie and Blossom Flowerpot. I am SO in love with these dolls! And since I don't have a daughter, well, I'll have to play with them myself :^) 5. Not only do I love to eat candy, but I sure as heck love smelling like it too!! Hehehe! Body Fantasies' Cotton Candy body spray is my all time favorite!! And you can get it at Walgreens for about $7. 6. Giant lollipops from the Dollar Store. They make excellent party favors...or you can stick a bunch in a short vase as a centerpiece. It'll brighten up your space for sure :^) 7. Cadbury's Eggs...I wait all year long for these babies to come out!! I can't lie, I buys these in bulk because they need to last at least into early summer. 8.Candy bracelets...who doesn't love 'em???? I wear them as jewelry typically, but especially when I work on my art. It's almost like a ritual....weird? Some people light candles, I wear candy :^)9. More Lalaloopsy ones :^)

I am working on three new girls for the Fall issue of Prims magazine. Even though they are only in the beginning stage, I am SO excited about them because they are going to function as candy jars. Actually, they are folk art fairy busts attached to apothecary jars. And they are luscious and sugary and oh so sweet!! I'll add pics of works in progress.

And lastly, I just wanted to mention that I am going to be kicking off April with a blog giveaway!!! Hooooorahhhhh!!!! So check back often for details :^)

Until then, have a sugary sweet day.