Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy front page

My treasury made it to etsy's front page this afternoon.

It's gone now (most only are up for a few minutes) but I was able to capture some shots of my computer screen with it up.

Only bummer...they didn't include my Annie notecards. Even though the rules of creating a "showcase" of items is that you CAN include one of your own, the etsy people don't want it to be about self promotion. So I guess they removed my item from the list, but gave me the credit for creating it.

So here they are. Maybe you can just imagine what the collection would have looked like!Annie notecards - set of 12 - $12

knife fork spoon

Recipe cards available now from Peony Paperie!
Maybe if I print some for myself it will inspire me to cook, instead of suggesting we go out for dinner.

But come August, both Caroline and Grayson will be at this cute, Christian preschool 2 days a week, so I can grocery shop in peace. No more double-backing for another taste of cheese, fresh peanut butter, or pineapple. And I can fill these reicipe cards with great ideas from the internet or family, and shop & cook to my heart's content! So start sending me your go-to dinner ideas, and I can send you some funky fun cards to use in YOUR kitchen.

Happy Cooking!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

treasury - teacher teacher

I have a treasury on etsy, featuring beautiful ideas for teacher gifts.
It will be up through Friday, so look for it before it expires.

Treasury: teacher teacher

Monday, April 6, 2009

Heather Hippo

Tonight John and I are going on a date to meet Heather Armstrong, and hear her read a portion of her new book, It Sucked and Then I Cried.

We're excited to get out for the night. We actually hired a babysitter. I unlikely! She'll even be here long enough for us to have dinner beforehand, and get some coffee at the bookstore to sip during the reading. Although, Heather (if anything in person like her writing) could turn out to be very funny...and I'd hate to spit hot coffee all over John, or her 7 month pregnant belly.

But I must admit, I haven't read the new book. My usual standby, the local library, hasn't quite come through for me this time. They have ordered 4 of her books, and I'm third on the list, but I guess they don't have them yet. So I'll be going tonight, but I'll be the girl who was too cheap to actually PURCHASE the book, and thus should probably keep my mouth shut.

I thought maybe some hippo notecards from Peony Paperie would make up for the fact that I didn't read the book (I mean...come just was released last week). On her website, Heather speaks often of her love for hippos. Maybe these will help if she *gasp* actually asks me if I read the book. I'll just hand over the notecards and say..oohh...shiny...hippos.

Here are some more etsy hippos for inspiration.

Pocket Wallet by DearSukie
Hippo Studs by LindaLindaLinda
Stripes and Hippo Clutch Purse by freshlybakedjen
Fabric Covered Button Hair Tie & Pin by pinkypig
Hippo by tinywarbler
Little Hippo by oopsthatsart

UPDATE: John bought me the book and we had a nice evening out! Book is funny, and great for those who are past the baby and pregnancy wouldn't get it otherwise!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

new for Peony Paperie

I've been working on adding some new designs, and updating a lot of my pictures at Peony Paperie. I'm going with a lighter background, and printing all the designs at home on my new(ish) printer.

The Eve and Annie designs are new.
The Hannah (and Isaiah) cards are freshly photographed.

Don't you think these apple cards would be perfect for end-of-the-year teacher gifts? I know Miss Dawn and Miss Birgitte (C's teachers) will be getting some.