Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stick to Your Ribs Meal Idea

It snowed over a foot at my house this week and I went looking through my recipe boards on Pinterest and found some yummy "I'm trapped in my house so I'll cook forever" recipes.  Feel free to follow any of my boards on Pinterest!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Handmade Artist: Wyndwalker Creations

Another crafty couple to talk about today at Wyndwalker Creations.  This creative duo make a variety of items from antler, bone, to weaving - beads and fiber. I particularly liked reading about how the crafting took off.  The two started participating in living history events of the 1840s.  They became so involved with the way of living over 150 years ago, that their items are inspired from the time period.  How cool is that?  Let's take a walk down memory lane through they eyes of Wyndwalker Creations.

Buckskin Leather Double Pocket Shoulder Bag with Butterfly bead work LG6

Antler smoking pipe (P-18)

Knife with Horn and Tulip Wood Handled and Hand Stitched Snake Skin and Leather Belt Sheath (K-48)

You can find sashes and shawls, jewelry, pet items, archery, and treasure boxes in Wyndwalker Creations Etsy and Handmade Artists shops

Wyndwalker Creations on Facebook
Wyndwalker Creations on Twitter
Wyndwalker Creations on Pinterest
Wyndwalker Creations blog

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Handmade Artist: Thunderrose Leather Shop

When I went browsing through Thunderrose Leather Shop, my first thought was - wow, this looks real.  It's unlike what we see in department stores, gift shops, or specialty ware shops.  John and Debbie are the artists behind Thunderrose Leather Shop.  Their creations are definitely old style made with Elkskin, Deerskin, Buffalo, and Deer Tanned Cowhide.  The leather pieces you see with beadwork - well that's all done by hand.  No production beaded appliques or work are ever put on their creations.  In their shops on Handmade Artist and on Etsy, you will find leather bags,  leather pouches, leather flute bags, leather smartphone and hip bags, and my favorite - the baby moccasins.  

Beaded baby moccasins Buckskin baby moccasins 6 month to 1 year leather moccasins
Beaded leather pocketbook case Smartphone case Buckskin leather wallet Handmade leather clutch
Wolf paw medicine bag Leather drawstring neck pouch with beaded wolf paw totem

Great bag for carrying dog treats on your walks!

Psst - and Thunderrose Leather Shop is having a sale!  You can get 20% off if you enter THUNDERROSE at checkout! 

You can find Thunderrose all over the net!  
Thunderrose Leather Shop on Handmade Artists
Thunderrose Leather Shop on Etsy
Thunderrose Leather Shop on Facebook
Thunderrose Leather Shop's Blog
Thunderrose Leather Shop's Website

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Recipes

I want to start posting about my top 3 picks of recipes I've found through various places.  I'll aim to do this on a regular basis and thought starting with Valentine's Day would be a good place to start.  Of course, I'll use Pinterest to illustrate them to you!  I haven't yet tried these recipes, but they're on my list!  If you've tried any of these goodies, let us know what you thought.

1. Smothered Chicken Casserole.  2. Baby Greens with Grapes, Hot Sweet Pecans and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette.  3. Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies 3. Owl Always Love you Cupcakes

And because these gals are too adorable not to share

Monday, February 4, 2013

Handmade Artist: The Alchemist Vessel

I am totally mesmerized by chainmaille jewelry.   If you are too, the Alchemist Vessel is a shop to stop by.  Alix named her shop perfectly!  Alchemy is to turn something common into something extraordinary.  Extraordinary chainmaille it is!  Take a look at this Golden Spiral Gold Bracelet.  All that with a handful of golden rings.  Amazing!

In addition to the chainmaille artistry, the Alchemist Vessel also works with sterling silver and gemstones.  In this Rose Quartz Jewelry Set you can see that chainmaille doesn't venture far. 

For the lovers of far away places of make believe there you'll find sterling silver pegasus earrings - that of course, are chainmaille too.

Keep up with Alix and the Alchemist Vessel at your favorite online spot!

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