Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prim and Whimsy Girls Charity Auction Begins Tonight

The artists in the Prim and Whimsy Girls have worked together across the miles to create a unique, one of a kind Flower head art doll. We would like to raise awareness (and a nice donation) for an educational charity - United Through Reading with an Ebay auction. The auction will begin tonight at 9:15pm est and end Sunday, August 8th at 9:15pm est. I hope you will have the opportunity to stop by...

Blessings to you...Susan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Halloween Dollie listed on Etsy

I am so happy to announce that I finished Lady Raven...the first in my Halloween doll series for 2010! She is officially for sale and is listed in my Etsy shop!

I've been experimenting quite a bit this summer with clay over cloth and also listed two very sweet angels in my Etsy shop.

First, the Timekeeper...this angel has been busy keeping me company in my studio these days and will be a wonderful companion to anyone that finds they need more time in each day. I can't tell you how many times I have wished for just one more hour in the day so I could get everything done that needed to be finished. This is the inspiration for the Timekeeper...she doles out those precious extra minutes when needed.

Angel of Hope was inspired by the sights and sounds of all the new life that comes to us in Spring...helping me shake off the doldrums of those looonnngg Winter months. She carries a nest full of hope with a very sweet bluebird perched on her head.

I hope you'll take a stop by my Etsy shop and take a closer look at these ladies. Until next time, I hope you have a wonderful, creative day.

Wishing you many blessings....Susan

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Halloween Dollie is almost finished

I've been having fun in the studio these past few days, working on a new Halloween dollie to offer. She's coming right a long and I thought I might give you a little sneak peek....

I'm putting the finishing touches on her now and, if I can get some good photos tonight, she will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mmmmm...Chocolate Pound Cake

Our most wonderful and thoughtful neighbors delivered a homemade Chocolate Pound Cake this was delicious!! If you would like to bake one for yourself, Peggy said it was alright to share her recipe with you...

Peggy's Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk

In a large saucepan, combine the cocoa and water until smooth; add butter. Bring just to a boil. Remove from the heat. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking soda; add cocoa mixture. Combine eggs, oil and buttermilk; add to cocoa mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour into a greased Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Let cool and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Delicious served warm with a little vanilla ice cream or cool with some vanilla whipped topping! YUMMY!