Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Yay! I am so excited that Spring is finally here. I love the beginning of every season though, I must admit. Every one brings a sense of a new beginning with a knowledge of the old, tried and true which after 25 years on the planet I still find comforting! There hasn't been much rain this winter but luckily we've gotten some and also got the joy of a pretty scary spring rain storm on Saturday with huge gusts of wind and a few inches. But it really helped the wild flowers spring up even more. We went for a little hike at the park and got to see all the migrating butterflies, bees, tarantulas, wildflowers, and all sorts of other creepy crawlies.

Also with the start of Spring and new beginnings and ideas, I was suggested the great idea from the very sweet and talented, Rebekah from MrsBsAccessories, to maybe start making mini note cards that would be easy to sneak into your man's back pocket for a sweet surprise later in the day. So I took her up on her up on her idea and I am very happy with them. I was even able to come up with a couple new cards designs because of it. They are really fun and come with little handmade colorful envelopes.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

orangyredink rocks!

Today while browsing Etsy and searching St. Patricks Day items, I stumbled upon the most amazing shop for tattoo necklaces ever! For one I am in love with tattoos. I think they are a great show of self expression and just look awesome. I have wanted a chest piece for a long long time but a.) I don't have any disposable income and b.) I want it to turn out perfectly. This shop is a great way for me to get the best of both worlds. I can have the look of a tattoo on my chest without the huge price tag and the artwork is fantastic! If I could I would buy everything in this whole shop!

Here is the first necklace that I saw....I love love love it!

Here are a few more of my favorites

This necklace is the one that I am definitely buying in the very near future!

The shop is Orangyredink

Monday, March 2, 2009

Skella-Head's Amazing Journey

When I first started Hot ta-ta's and the whiskey biskit Faktory I had made an "action figure" out of a skeleton head that I got from a brain surgeons office, his head could move back and forth and his mouth could open. I put it on the body of an old wrestling action figure that my husband had had as a child. I screwed the head on the body and painted the whole thing white and added "bones". I had this "Skella-Head Action Figure" as I referred to him, in my shop for a good long time. He became almost my mascot, he got tons of views, comments, laughs and just made everyone fall in love with him. Then one fateful August afternoon he was sold to the very sweet, Jayne from the shop SeeJayneKnitYarns. She said Skella-Head was going to make a great a stocking stuffer for her husband, Doug, for Christmas. I also found out Skella-Head was going to become a Canadian!! Skella-Head had told me once that it was his dream to live there one day, so finally his dreams were about to come true.

•○•○•○•○• Skella-Head on one of his many adventures •○•○•○•○•

○•○•○•○•○ Skella-Head after a day of "hunting" ○•○•○•○•○

○•○•○• Skella-Head gazing upon his next obstacle to conquer •○•○•○

I cried the day I had to say my good-bye's and ship him off to beautiful British Columbia. I hadn't heard from him until today when I got a very joyous email from Jayne's husband, Doug saying that Skella-Head is enjoying his new home guarding his desk at the Web 2.0 software shop . I am so glad Doug is keeping a watchful eye on him, as he can sometimes be a bit mischievous. So thank you Jayne and Doug for being such good caregivers to good Ol' Mr. Skella Head, it really makes my day!

○•○•○•Skella-Head's new home he looks VERY happy, if I do say so myself! •○•○•○