Saturday, February 13, 2010

MONKEYS have taken over this post!!!!

This is this weeks installment of "These Are A Few of My Favorite Things". So I was on and thought I would check out the Shop Local to see who was doing what in my area. I put in the small town I live in, which is kind of a suburb of Oklahoma City. Well to my pleasant surprise what popped up but I Love Sock Monkeys! Not only is this etsy shop adorable, this lady has a sock monkey collection and one of her monkeys has it's own blog. Existential Sock Monkey this blog is so awesome and would be great for kids to follow! It is the life of this sock monkey Noah and his friends. He just had his birthday and the party pictures of Noah and all his friends are great. I can't wait to get back to looking at more of this blog which is "One Monkey's quest to find meaning in the Yarniverse". Here is a picture of Noah and friends at the party.

On a side note, this I Love Sock Monkeys lady most likely thinks I'm nuts cause I just sent her this giant email, cause not only is she crafty and lives in my town she goes to BTT. For those of you not in the "know" or not living around here BTT is Big Truck Tacos! I think I will dedicate an entire blog post to them, soon,,,, but back to Monkeys!

So what else out there sock monkey is there, let us see what I see here. Er What? LOL so apparently Er Kommet! means he is coming LOL Look out sock monkeys are coming to take over the world!

Here is a Miniature Sock Monkey making pattern and tutorial. I don't do needle work so to me this looks crazy hard.

It would just be wrong of me to not list a fellow Oklahoman I know that makes sock monkeys. Fried Okra aka Adrian. She makes some of the cutest sock monkeys ever!

Do your keys look boring and just well key like? Never fear, you can sock monkey them up with these key caps!

Maybe you need some sock monkey art, like these sock monkeys playing poker?

Or for us drinking aged people why not Wine Monkey

Pass that Wine Monkey over here, this post is done.

Drunk monkey

Friday, February 12, 2010

Regina is cute and sweet but her soaps are cuter and sweeter smelling

LOL Ok if you know Regina, you might aruge with the title cause Regina is very cute and sweet! I meet Regina a couple of years ago down in Dallas, TX. Instantly I feel in love with her and her cuteness! She is so creative and kookie cool. When I first meet Regina she primarly was making these adorable Kanzashi.

Adorable flower hair ornaments, that are handmade from silk in a traditional Japanese way. Every single petal is hand dyed, hand folded and hand mounted by Regina, one at a time. She sells these in her Little Cookie shop, hello even the name is sweet! Regina's Little Cookie shop also has adorable plush friends, if you've been to my house you know there is a little gyoza in my entry art collection :)

So Regina does all that, but that's not it. Like myself she is a creator of many things. So I was happy when someone I know and trust started making soap. I'm always worried about buying soap online because who knows if it will smell like what they say it does when it arrives at your house. With Soapopotamus you can trust that if Regina says it smells and looks like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, then that's exactly what you will get! Regina is the Featured Seller on right now! I'm excited to see this new soapy creation in her shop, Rice Crispy Treat SOAP!

I hope to try this one soon. I have tried and LOVE Yellow Cake with Fudge Icing, Pinapple Upside Down Cake and I have given as gifts which are so funny Nom Nom's yep it looks like granny's dentures but hello its Soap.

I see Regina opened a 3rd shop! Bitter Tundra I think I see some Shaving Soap in my husband's future.

So check out Regina's now THREE shops and do some shopping for yourself, friends, family, and loved ones, or those you don't love so much LOL, thinking Nom Nom's :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Weekly Post: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

So I see things that are just to adorable not to share. Sometimes they are on other blogs, sometimes on, sometimes in the most random places. With that being said I thought why not start a weekly post and title it "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things". So here it is, first installment in what I hope to have be a weekly thing.
This came to me in an Etsy Finds email, and well set the cheesy mood for the rest of this post.

Now I don't have an iphone but if I did, this is where it would live, inside this wonderful cheese pocket.

So for those of you that don't know me personally in my day to day life, I have to tell you upfront, I have a strong, uncontrollable, love, wait no lust for fine cheese! So naturally all things cheese and cheesy make me smile.
One of my favorite Cheese Shops is in Carmel, CA.
The Cheese Shop

Sample some of their wonderful cheeses from around the world, get two or three of your favorite cheeses some crackers, one of their travel cutting boards and some wine and head to the seaside. If your in the Santa Barbara, CA according to their website they just opened a location there as well!
Washington, doesn't have any short supply on cheese either.

Beecher's Handmade Cheese @ Pike Market in Seattle is sure to have something for everyone. I was lucky enough to have my s'father-in-law send me, Just Jack , Marco Polo , and No Woman for my birthday. I have to say Marco Polo is my fav of the three, with Just Jack a close 2nd. Marco Polo has green and black Madagascar peppercorns.
So you might know I don't live in CA anymore and I don't live in WA, so what does OK have to offer, never fear!

Forward Foods has the best cheese I have found in the State of Oklahoma. This is where I met my fav cheese of all time Mimolette. And total plus they have Beecher's Marco Polo!

Now back to the handmade, if I gave you this card for Valentine's Day you would surely know I love you VERY much!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Project clean Studio on hold

My Project Clean Studio has been put on hold for a week or so. So I'm working on this project in my living room. I've been asked to wood burn two giant frames for two giant celebrities! They are both singers and I've been asked to put some of there number one hits on these frames that were custom made for this job. It is exciting and I can't wait to see the pictures of the frames with the celebrities when they are presented to them. I can't say who its is yet, since these are gifts. But more to come for sure. In the mean time, all you creative people out there, Get Your Craft On!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The DIY Dish

Check out The DIY Dish, and get this they are giving away not one but TWO Janome sewing machines!!! Follow them on FB, sign up for their news letter, watchem' on Youtube, follow them on Twitter, do it just do it.