Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday!

Hello friends!
Did anyone brave the crowds yesterday for Black Friday? Hubby and I did a little bit but not much. It's hard to get him to shop any day of the year let alone Black Friday! We did however make it to Target and a couple of other stores close by. It wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be ....then again we went at a normal hour and not at 4:00am like so many of you brave people do! I just can't open my eyes at that hour. Plus there wasn't any one particular item I was feeling the urge to buy since we mostly hand make our gifts and do a lot of baking.
Anyway, I have started decorating for the holidays and wanted to share a couple of pics. For more of my Holiday decor please go to my Pinks & Needles blog!

tacky cupcake decorations in apothecary jars

faux cupcake and candy canes
sneak peek of our tinsel trees

Monday, November 2, 2009

And the Winner is.............

Catherine of Mrs. Toad Designs!!!!
Thank you to all who participated in Pinks & Needles First Blog Giveaway! Catherine will be receiving this handmade Holiday Cupcake Ornament made by me with lots and lots of LOVE!!!
Be sure to check out Catherine's blog at:
Mrs. Toad Designs
See you all for our Big Re-Opening of Pinks & Needles on Etsy Monday November 16th! Tons of fun Holiday gifts will be available! We'll be hosting another Blog Giveaway for the month of December - please stay tuned!

See you all for our Big Re-Opening of Pinks & Needles on Etsy! Tons of fun Holiday gifts will be available! We'll be hosting another Blog Giveaway for the month of December - please stay tuned!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Party!

From Left to Right: Danielle the Pirate, Julie as Miss Piggy and Me as a Corpse Bride

it was such a fun party to get ready for!!! I have always loved Halloween but this year was a new and different experience for me. I really went all out on the hair and make up! The lashes were out of control - it was like seeing with tunnel vision!!!! My inspiration came from Miss Chevious on You Tube! She's fabulously talented make up artist! Check all of her videos out! You won't be disappointed!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Very First Blog Giveaway!!!!!

Choose which blog you would like to follow by clicking on "Follow Blog" at the top of the page. I keep 4 blogs current (listed below)! Choose to follow 1 or more. The more blogs you follow the better your chances for winning! I will enter your name in once for each blog you follow : )

Pinks & Needles Blog a place to keep up to date with my Etsy shop Pinks & Needles!
California Girl Confections a place where I share recipes!
California Girl at Heart a place where I share fun things!
California Kiss Studio a place where I share art!
I will be giving away a lovely handmade surprise to the Lucky person who's name I pull from a hat on November 1st!!!!!!
Please note: you can comment here but in order to be entered into the drawing you must "follow" me at 1 or more of my 4 blogs : )
Thank you so much! I look forward to my first giveaway!!!! If you are already a follower you will automatically be entered into the drawing!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Candy Wrapper Collage

This is a bunch of ATC's I made out of different candy wrappers. A lot of layering, cutting and gluing went into these little babies : )

Monday, September 21, 2009

Amy's Birthday Gifts

Amy's Birthday Gifts, originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red.

Miss Amy had a birthday not so long ago : ) She's my artist friend who paints exquisitely!!! Her style is very unique and thought provoking. Check her website! I can not stress enough how much I PROMISE you will love what she does!!! I wanted to do something special for her because she's an amazing person with a huge heart. And since gift giving is one of my passions - it was a win win ! Amy paints a lot of dessert items so I thought maybe....just maybe if I sent her some cupcakin' paraphernalia she might just take it upon herself to whip up some sweetness of her own! We shall see!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Re-Ment Bakery Chocolate Shop Open For Business!

bakery chocolate shop, originally uploaded by Gigi & Big Red.

Well I'm sure you're as surprised as me that I actually blogged today! It has been crazy busy in my little Etsy shop lately! I have however taken a little bit of time here and there to enjoy some "setting up" time with my Re-Ment. For those of you who are unfamiliar you have to check out their website! It's all in Japanese but just start clicking around to see all the wonderful pictures they have! Re-Ment is short for "Reform the Entertainment" - which I take to mean miniature heaven! My Blythe dolls love the fact that I take the time for them as well as set up places for them to enjoy! Like here in the Bakery Chocolate Shop!