Tuesday, December 07, 2010

New Toy...New Ornaments

I splurged and bought myself one of Martha Stewart's new score boards...and have been happily testing it out!  It's pretty fun and I'm enjoying a new craft.

I've tried to make these sort of ornaments before, but was never that successful at it....found the cardstock to difficult to manipulate  and time-consuming to score at each crease--too much work for a not-so-good outcome.  Working with thinner paper turned out to tear a lot and make a not-so-sturdy end product.  Like Goldilocks....these turned out "just right"! 

I have made them in 3 colors so far....Pink Peace

Green Holly

Rustic Red

They measure about 5" across--so they would work nicely on the tree or also hanging on a mantle or doorway!

Available to ship immediately--from my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Shipping Specials in my Shops!

I don't usually run specials in my shops.  I think my prices are very reasonable for the time I put into each item and I don't EVER overcharge for shipping....BUT, in the spirit of the Christmas season I am feeling the LOVE this year!! 

I've decided that you, my bloggy friends and lovely customers, might just like to save a couple bucks when ordering your goodies from either my Etsy shop or my Artfire shop---sound good??  Basically, I'm putting all my gift tags, bookmarks, cards, and Christmas goodies in the special. 

Details for Etsy Shop:

Purchase any 2 items or more from my "Tags, Bookmarks, Cards" Section http://www.etsy.com/shop/misseskwittys?section_id=5006269

Old Fashioned Holly Bird Tags

and/or my "Seasonal and Stuffies" Section

Cheerful Redbird Ornament

and when I receive your order and payment, I will refund the shipping fees back into your Paypal account before mailing out your purchase (usually same day or right away the following morning).

Old Timey Silhouette Tag

Sorry, but this special only applies to US/CANADIAN shipping.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to shoot me a convo (contact link under my avatar) or use this link

Details for my ARTFIRE shop:

Spend $10.00 or more on anything in the shop and get Free Shipping in the US/CANADA.  Use the coupon code KWITTYCOUPON when making your payment.  Easy as Pie!  This special is running for one week:  Dec. 1 - Dec. 8. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

My New Hair!!

Hello Friends :o)  I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving.  Ours was very nice.  Mark made his usual juicy and delish turkeybird and stuffing and all the fixings--mmmmmmmm!   I was happy to be feeling good pretty much all week and was able to stuff myself pretty full, lol.

                                                                 (Cancer is Blechy)

I'm on a new chemo now, and my hair fell out again!   Dang it!  Just in time for winter again. but at least you don't look out of place wearing hats in the winter, right? 

                     BUT---my "hair" looks mahvelous, thanks to LoisStifel (aka Foxy G)  who sent me this this fab hat that her Dear Mother knit.  Isn't it fun...when I get bummed about being bald, I can just put this on and                                                                  SMILE!

By the way---Lois herself makes some fantastic hand-knits too---some of the very best I've seen--stop by her shop for some really great , quality gift ideas  FoxyGKnits

Please don't look to closely at these pics--not only has my hair fallen out, so has most of my eyelashes and eyebrows, so I can't wear any makeup--hence the zombieish appearance! LOL.

This chemo has been pretty rough, but I met with the Doc today and we are going to try a few new things to see if we can't make things a little easier to bear this time.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving.... I am thankful to have God, Family, Friends, a good Doc and Nurses, and Crafting to keep me smiling and positive through this.Thanks to you for the love and prayers and support---I appreciate it more than you could possibly know!  ♥♥♥

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Couple Old Favorite Recipes to Share

First of all---the lovely and sweet SouthernLady is sponsoring a Marketplace Monday--start your Christmas shopping now!! There are some really great things for those who love the cottage style!! Stop by :o)


I often get asked for my Sloppy Joes for a Crowd recipe...and I figure that, with all the office/friend/family parties that are coming up, these make a really good dish to bring to a pot luck . 

Sloppy Joes for a Crowd
5 lbs. hamburger
1 med. onion- chopped
Brown hamburger and onion.  Drain off fat and put in crock pot.

Add in:
2 cans Chicken Gumbo soup
2 cans Tomato soup
1 sm. can Tomato Sauce
2 T. white vinegar
1/4 c. Ketchup
1 T. yellow mustard
3 T. brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook until heated through, in the crock pot. It's even better if prepared the day before.

  (Here's a new little Notepad-n-Pockets wallet that I just listed.  These would make great little co-worker/teacher/pal gifts!)  Aren't  those Scotty dogs the CUTEST?!)


And for Dessert--an ice cream bucket of Dirt Cake.  I like to bring this in an ice cream bucket, that way I don't have to worry about my dish!

Dirt Cake for a Crowd

1 pkg. Oreo cookies--crushed ( I put them in a big ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them)

2- 8 0z. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
18 oz. Cool Whip (1 lg container + 1/2 small one)
3 boxes of French Vanilla instant pudding mix
3 3/4 c. cold milk
2 t. vanilla

1)  In a large bowl:  Cream together butter and cream cheese.  Blend in powdered sugar.  Fold in Cool Whip.

2)  Make the 3 packs of pudding with only the 3 3/4 c. milk.   Fold the pudding into the cream cheese mixture.

3)  Layer the pudding mixture and the cookies in an ice cream bucket (or nice glass bowl if you're feeling fancy!) 

I usually try and do about 4 or 5  layers, that gives you a good pudding/cookie ratio per scoop!~

And here's a pretty tag that I just finished this moring--it's listed in my Etsy shop!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Spirit

So...anyone getting into the Christmas spirit??  It's finally hit me...kinda slow in coming this year, but I've been having a good time crafting some new goodies :o)

Wanna SEE? 

Just this morning I listed this new item---it's a pouch with pockets for holding a small notepad, a pen, and another little pocket for maybe coupons or receipts or a small scissor?  Thought these would be great for teacher gifts or stocking stuffers (or just one for yourself to keep in your purse!)

I've also been working on some 2011 Agenda/Planners -- here is one of them.  So far I've only done 2 different styles, but am working on more.  If you have a color combo that you love, let me know--I'm always up for suggestions, especially from you creative/talented readers!

Then a little something fun for Christmas---a sweet little red wool felt birdie (well, you KNEW I would make some stuff with birds, right?!  LOL)

 AND a Snowbird too!  I really like the royal blue with the white--what a striking color combo!

I guess that's good for now.  I'm thinking about doing a drawing very soon---it's been a while and I really enjoy doing them and giving away a nice little goody to my lovely blog friends. ♥♥♥

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Taste Of Home Christmas 2010

Hey...guess who has a project in the new 2010 Taste of Home Christmas book?? 

Hey....I said GUESS....don't just go ahead and look before you make your guess...sheesh, how hard is it to play along?? huh? 


Just got my copy--lots of yummy sounding recipes --of course!  But then there are also lots of cute decorating ideas and crafty projects too.

Here's a shot of the handmade reindeer project that I submitted:

My Reindeer!

It's always fun to see your stuff in print!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Soap Giveaway via the EtsyTwitter Blog

AquarianBath, one of my fellow EtsyTwitter team members, is giving away some of her yummy-sounding Pumpkin Soap (all natural!)

Stop by the BLOG and it will tell you all about it and how to enter!!  Good LUCK!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Girls

The Girls
Originally uploaded by misseskwittys
Just had to share---My girls decided to share Rosie's basket! Aren't they just as cute as can be?! lol

I love how Rosie has her arm around Daisy.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Sunday

Oh my...went to the church annual Beef Dinner this afternoon....I am stuffed! LOL I have to say, they sure do it up good! I think it's gonna be Cheerios for supper tonight, there's no room for anything bigger :o)

Been trying to work on some new Christmas items this week, but am falling behind in the picture taking department. I'll have to see if I can get to it tomorrow. I did some little red and green mice, but sold them all already and ran out of red paper. I substituted the red paper for a cute white with red polka dots, but don't have the pictures taken yet! Arghh! I even took a trip to Michael's for red paper and couldn't find anything appropriate, can you believe that?


AND now, as promised...to share with you another one of my Etsy Teams---the EtsyTwitter team!!  A talented group with varied styles who have banded together to help each other with promotion via Twitter.  I was really struck by the plethora of talented needleworkers (knitting and crochet) that this group has!  If you are looking for a unique and quality gift for yourself or someone else--this is a great place to start!

'Fun With Color' by misseskwittys

A little colorful fun with the EtsyTwitter Team!

Colorful Rainbow Fe...

Hand-crochet vitami...

LOVE pink - Scrabbl...

Assorted Colors Gla...

Double Strand White...

Deep Grape Floral N...

Sweet Dreams Fuzzy ...

Sea Jewels -- Sea G...

Pastel Ruffle Scarf...

Making Memories - D...

Flower soap green b...

Pixie's Birthda...

Be My Love - Croche...

Handmade Greeting C...

Dragonfly Pottery S...

Just Us Girls - Art...


Monday, October 11, 2010

Etsy Teams

I belong to a few different Etsy teams, such a good way to meet crafty people that you have things in common  with, make new friends,  and to network with.  Each team has it's good points and I am very happy with each and every one of them and proud to be a member of the teams.   I'm going to share 2 of the teams with you today...I'll write up the other ones at a later date!  I'm starting with these because I just happened to have made treasuries featuring these 2 recently!  lol  The teams are:

♥♥♥ Etsy Cottage Style -- which you know I love--all the shabby, colorful, sweet, pink, etc.....be still my heart!  These are the best cottage style artists on Etsy and if you love that style, you should go to Etsy and search CSSTeam and see what they have to offer!  Here's a treasury that I made with items from the CSSTeam

'Romantic Cottage Wedding' by misseskwittys

Soft and romantic with cottage charm....sigh, what a lovely wedding!

Romantic Snow White


Pink Rose Tin Heart...


Rolled Fabric Flowe...


Muslin bag french c...




Cake plate pedestal...


Vintage Style Spun ...


Crochet Flowers - C...


French script pillo...


Sweet and Simple Nu...


the long journey . ...




Pink French Wire Ed...


Small Rosette Pin i...


Love Gift Tags - Se...


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♥♥♥  Old Farmhouse Gathering --  though this group is mostly prim and country (very well done prim, I might add!), they are the sweetest ladies and are so loving a supportive and really do work hard at promoting each other wherever they can!  Type OFG team into Etsy search and see what wonderful things they make!  I just recently did a treasury featuring items from OFG, see for yourself what beautiful work these ladies do!

'Pretty Prim' by misseskwittys

A collection of pretty and gentle prims...so sweet! Featuring items from the OFG team on Etsy.

Rustic and Rusty St...

Embroidered White F...

Primitive Vintage F...

Bracelet Shabby Chi...

Crocheted Dishcloth...

Prim Vanilla Spice ...

La Toilette Shabby ...

Primitve Cloth Doll...

Rolling Pin Cubby R...



Primitive Rag Stuff...

Primitive Rocking H...

CLEANSE ME --- 8 X ...

Ernestine's har...

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