Keeping cool: Summer Colors selection

I love the blog Poppytalk for all the handmade shopping, design and DIY ideas.  When the challenge came out last week for Poppytalk 2011 Summer Colors I gleefully submitted images that exemplified the concepts of yellow, blue, and red.  (I missed pink day, which is too bad because I had some doozies!)  My pic (above) of a wet penguin in the Central Park zoo was … Continue reading Keeping cool: Summer Colors selection

Everything you ever wanted to know about Sock Monkeys…

Check out “A Chip Off the Old Sock” by Linzee over on the Etsy Blog Storque for the historical background on sock monkeys, their perennial fascination to collectors, and why crafters find them an amusing challenge to create. The raw material for sock monkeys are Rockford Red Heels, socks that are currently made in Osage, Iowa, by Fox River Mills. The socks first appeared in 1932, when … Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about Sock Monkeys…

A Fabled Attic First! Shamrock makes Treasury!

I’m so thrilled that one of the pot o’ gold shamrocks has been included in a Treasury collection — Luck of the Irish — by CherriKissBlackHeart! If you want this Luck of the Irish shamrock from Fabled Attic, order now before someone else nabs it!  (Though if they do, there are other styles to choose from…) Continue reading A Fabled Attic First! Shamrock makes Treasury!