Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bentley's Birthday!

My little sweetheart turns 6 today! I'm a mommy in denial. I just can't believe it. We got Bentley just months after moving to Wisconsin. I was spending a lot of time alone and thought it would be a good time to get a dog. He's been just the perfect little companion.
 
Well, no special treats for Bentley on this birthday, just a few new toys. He tossed them around for a few seconds and that was it. :)
 
Have a great day!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bleeding Hearts

"My Bleeding Heart" is my sale item of the week on Etsy. It's $15 off and shipping is free! (For the U.S. only please).
 
I hope you all have a lovely week!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Available Kitties

I'm not quite sure how it happened, especially with all my kitty collectors out there, but I still have 5 original kitties left.
 
"A Visitor"
"Bird Watching"
"Can You See Me?"
"Hiding Spot"
"In the Garden"
 
Each of these paintings are size 5 by 7 and are done in pastel, which means they will last a very long time (longer than an oil or watercolor). I hope someone can give these kitties a home! :)
 
Have a lovely weekend! God Bless!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

More Photo Quilts

Just before school began again a customer placed an order for 2 photo quilts. I remember thinking, "Eek! How am I going to do these.." Well, that was 4 weeks ago and I actually managed to get them done on time.
 
 This one is made with the Indian Summer line.
This quilt is made using the Back Country fabrics.
 
I'm very pleased with the way these turned out and I hope the customer is too!
 
Also, for anyone who might also print photos on fabric, I've found that using the EQ Printables fabric is far easier than using the Bubble Jet Set. Definitely give it a try if you're looking for an easier way to print on fabric.
 
Have a great day! God Bless!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Not long ago I posted a recipe for a Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie, and I recently tried it with blueberries... Yum! You would think because of the color that the blueberry taste would be overwhelming, but it's really not. It's quite subtle and it tastes very similar to the strawberry smoothie (because all the ingredients are the same except for the fruit). Here is the recipe:
 
2 cups of organic frozen blueberries (you can use fresh but then you need to include some ice cubes)
1 cup organic raw cashews
1/4 cup organic gluten free oats
2 cups of almond milk
1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
You can tweak these amounts to suit your taste. Put all these ingredients in a blender (I use and recommend a Vitamix) and blend away!
Keep in mind that this smoothie, although healthy, contains just over 1000 calories, so you might want to split it with someone.
 
Oh, and make sure to brush your teeth after this one! :)