Saturday, April 16, 2011

Where does the time go?

Every time I write a new post and see how long it's been since the last one, I always say that I am going to post more often and then before I know it, it's 3 months down the road and I haven't posted a thing! Maybe I just ought to do quarterly posts and then I will keep up with it! I have been busy trying to keep up with everything going on and it's been a handful to say the least!

We have had a birthday here every month since January so once a month I have been busy making cake! Isaiah wanted chocolate cupcakes!
Hannah wanted a cake with Tiny from Dinosaur train and the Big Pond!
Olivia wanted a 5 layer chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake with a pond, frogs, strawberries, a picnic basket and all 5 of us on the cake fishing and of course frogs! Well in the end she got everything but us on top! So for the rest of this year we are done with birthdays and cakes! Mine is next month, but I don't think I will be making a cake and I won't hold my breath of getting one otherwise! I think I will treat myself to a Mocha Frappe with caramel syrup and whip cream instead! No work and very yummy!

On the fiber front I have been busy adding new items to my shop and my esty shop and get re-organized from the Art Show I did the end of March! It went pretty well, but I think I ended up breaking even after I bought 2 Mocha Frappe's, ate Chinese two night's in a row and everything else I spent to do the show! It was fun, but very tiring!I did have a chance to organize a lot of my yarns though and realized that I had a lot more than I thought! I sold a few at the show and now just need to get the rest of them up and listed on my website.
I also got a bunch of new Diz Sets done with threaders and Orifice Hooks. They are fun to paint and fun to make except when you have a bag of stone beads and only one bead out of the whole bag will fit on the wire!
Well I guess this is enough for now! Do I dare say that I will post again soon! I will try!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New yarns!

I have been working on some new hand spun yarns lately and this is what I have done so far! I have been working on coming up with some new art yarns and trying to get myself organized, which in all reality will probably never really happen!
The first yarn is spun from Kid Mohair Locks, Silk, Cotton and hand dyed Romney Wool!
The second one is from hand dyed Romney WoolI am offering a special at Just Ducky Hand Spun Yarn & More on facebook. For the first 5 people that comment I will give them a coupon code for 50% OFF any order on my website or at my etsy shop

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spiced Chocolate Torte Wrapped in Chocolate Ribbons!

When I saw this recipe, I just knew that I had to make this!! It turned out so incredibly yummy! I have had a few slivers of it and it is so very good and yes! this is one of those cakes that you don't even ask how many calories are in it! Let's just say that it will probably take me a week to burn off the calories from the little bit I had, but it was well worth it!