Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prepping for the next event

 October 2 - pending rain - its Old Farm Day in Palmyra. I had a good time and day last year and am looking forward to this year again. Of course it leaves me scrambling a little for some additional inventory. I got soaps covered.. I am definitely good in that department.. whew... I am doing a lot of crocheting as I am learning what the folks around me like.. I've been testing things out at the local market and I think I have found that people are fascinated with.. so here are some pictures of the things I will have with me!

This Baby Cocoon is so cuddly soft .. omg.. you will not believe it.. I first looked at this yarn.. thinking what the heck am I going to do with that.. it really didn't look the way it feels... and then I touched it... started using it ..and omg.. fleece move its definitely super soft.. perfect for that newborn baby!
 Wash Cloth.. Puppet? How about both! Kids have a wonderful imagination and this will allow them to nurture it! Someone told me once that imagination = intelligence.. well daggone it.. let them imagine eh! The cotton  is an awesome material to use for those items.. though it can take some time to dry its reusable.. throw in the washer/dryer and its ready to go again.. yep eco friendly for sure
Hats! I love hats don't you? Small hats, big hats, cute hats, fluffy hats, soft hats,durable hats.. and on and one.. I am still working on some more of the hats...for small and large. We are heading into the cooler season and need to think about protection our brains.. our body from the cold.. keep your head and feet warm!

Just a few of things of what I have done.. now times this by 4 perhaps and that might be the quantity I have worked on in 4 days.. nothing like a deadline!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

For my Girly Girls ~ An Artfire Collectino

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our local Farmer's Market - continued

Momma Mia's Jewelry - a mother and daughter team - though most often you find Denise (the mom) at our local market. I love the creative flow that happens here.. from NEW key chain bracelets... to super cute anklets.. Denise is constantly working.. and creating..and having fun!
Denise is always open to take custom/special orders.. she makes the colors happening for you..the length ... the beads.. the everything.. you will look dashing in one of her creations.

So if you happen to miss you her on a Saturday you can find Momma Mia's Jewelry on Facebook right here: Momma Mia's Jewelry look through her photo album.. check out her creations..

But I do hope that one the Saturday you decide to be there.. that Momma Mia's Jewelry will be there too so you can utter the ooohhs and aaaahs she so well deserves.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I've been working ..I've been thinking while I'm working..

I don't know if you noticed but I know also have a direct link to our Bath & Body line on its own domain Hippie's Bath and Body. I had been toying with the idea of separating all Bath & Body items away from Hippie's Creations, but would it make sense to have it available on both websites? After all I promote handmade items and all my creations are therefore handmade. If you have any feedback on this, I am listening!

In the mean time while I am contemplating this I have been creating. Don't these cupcakes look good? With the help of Bramble Berry and the blog that is kept I was able to use the awesome tutorial on frosting.. I created this.. it doesn't have all of what they used in my frosting.. but I definitely like it. So I have been creating the Blackberry Jam Cupcakes (seen in the picture above) as well as some chocolate fudge cupcakes... I have caught the cupcake bug. I have a few more that I am currently working on that I hope to have ready by this weekend for when its time to go set up at the Scottsville Farmer's Market. I am amazed of what you can do with glycerin soap. Look out for more future glycerin items in my items. These are currently available on my Bath & Body website

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Our local Farmer's Market - continued

Every other week you will meet the ladies Alex and Sherry from Potluck Farms. These ladies are wonderful and hardworking in their venture of getting their herbal farm totally rocking!

Alex writes that it is her dream of making Pot Luck Herbs a successful venture. Quoting Alex:  "My goal is to live a peaceful country life and be my own boss at our beautiful Buckingham County, Virginia farm. The future of this country lies in the hands of environmentally responsible small entrepreneurs. I aspire to be one."

They really do have some fantabulous herbs.. who knew that herbs aren't for smoking anymore? Their basil is awesome... their lavender rocks.. but that is not all.. they also have herbal vinegars  in which a sprig of rosemary and such is placed in the bottle.. oh and check out those headbands! They are super cool!

One of the newest and coolest things at Potluck herbs are shoe-freshers.. small hand sewn little sachets you place right in your stinking.. or not so stinking shoe. We all know someone or maybe ourselves in which we have feet that can't handle the leather or pleather of shoes because it makes our feet sweat... and then our shoes...well don't smell so good anymore. Plop them right into your shoes when you get home.. and the next morning you will have fresh smelling shoes and feet.. and how knows what the herbal healing does... we all are aware that herbs are just really good for our bodies in some capacity. 

So the next time you come to the Scottsville Farmer's Market.. I do belief they will be there the 18th of September (but don't quote me.. haha) seek these ladies out.. Sherry and Alex... ask them about their herbs.. ask them questions... they do know their stuff and could tell you what goes good with the next meal you might be planning.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dinner idea for this week

Sometimes or rather often we get lost in the hectic schedule of our lives. Here is a fun, simple dinner idea for you.

I don't know what you call it.. other than Tomato Basil with Onion perhaps.

So you will need Tomato diced, some Basil and Onion chopped.. throw it in a pan and start cooking. Add whatever seasons you like.. I used cress, thyme, salt and pepper. While this is cooking down.. start cooking your pasta. I used a spiral pasta.. the colorful kind. Cook them to your liking.. I prefer al dente

Serve past with the tomato basil onion mixture and there you have a healthy and quick and easy dinner. 20-30 minutes!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Our local Farmer's Market

This week I will present you with some local vendors at the Scottsville Farmer's Market!  From Food, to Jewelry to herbs and more...

There is always something going on at our local Scottsville Farmer's Market...from celebrating Tomatoes and honey, we celebrate Grandparents day and so much more.

I met Jerry and Laura from Buck Island Farm last year, when it was both our first year and the local farmer's market. We spent 3 days a week together.. now just one day a week due to my own schedule.. but Jerry and Laura continue to give us an array of vegetables and fruit...

These tomatoes come from Buck Island farm and are one of the best around IMO (in my opinion). Jerry and Laura have given me some of their scrap tomatoes for my wonderful tomato soap. Yes, you read this right... tomato soap.. its funny because people will often read "tomato soup" .. I love people and I am glad we all can find something to laugh about. Tomato soap is tremendously healthy not only as a food, but as a soap. These claims are not by me, nor can I make such claims but the folks that use tomato soap believe it helps with eczema and psoriasis.

This soap is made to naturally cleanse and balance oily and troubled facial skin. Tomatoes are a great source of carotenoids like lycopene, beta-carotene, and vitamin E, which are effective antioxidants. This soap also helps to refine enlarged pores and soothe skin.This soap is made the old fashioned way combining canola oil, coconut oil, palm oil with water and sodium hydroxide, also known as lye. The sodium hydroxide reacts with the oils and creates a rich, emollient soap.For your face: tomatoes are fabulous for balancing and maintaining moisture and pH levels while also tightening pores.*

But Buck Island Farm has much much more than tomatoes.. from HUGE Lima beans to green beans to yellow onions and cutting boards and aprons and pear honey and more... Buck Island is the first vendor on the left when you come in.. Jerry and Lora are always willing to help and give you the best produce they possibly can. Sometimes you can see their granddaughter helping out a little.

So come to the Scottsville Farmer's Market and make an introduction with Buck Island Farm... meet the faces behind the awesome food Jerry and Laura because they both rock!

* I make no claim on the accuracy of benefits, information is solely based on research! I do use all my own soaps that I make and I'm in love!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Animal Crackers in my ...Soap? ~ An Artfire Collection

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Just Ducky ~ An Artfire Collection