Thursday, April 28, 2011

May: National BBQ Month!!!

Hello, I have had a lot of fun searching through tons of BBQ food images.  All of your suggestions are wonderful, and I wish that I could have made them all.  I will be working on making more BBQ items over the weekend, but wanted to leave you with a sneak peak.  These are the first two official charms for May, for the charm of the month club.  I will update this blog with more photos as I complete different foods over the weekend.  I may pick more from your suggestions, so check back soon.
*** June is National Candy month, so put on your thinking caps, and start leaving me those candy suggestions :)
I will have the contest directions and rules at the bottom of this blog. For those of you who are new to the blog, and are unsure of how the contest works.
  Here are three of the winning suggestions.  

The BBQ ribs dripping  with BBQ sauce was suggested by Joy 1961.
The Beef Kabob was suggested by Sharon.  
The watermelon slices were suggested by Pam
The roasted corn was suggested by Beverly

P.S. If any of you are checking in, please email me your address at  

These were very fun, and time consuming little guys

I am quite pleased with how realistic the ribs are... This photo absolutely shocked me. 

This little rack of ribs fit on the tip of my index finger, so I couldn't believe how real it looked in the photo here.

My little Beef Kabobs were quite fun to make.  As you can see here, they have green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, marinated steak, and a pineapple slice.  

Thank you again for all your wonderful suggestions!!!

 These watermelon slices actually took quite some time to make.  It took around 5 hours of mixing and baking, to find just the right pinky color.  The good news is that I made around 40 of each type so I will have them for a while :)

Unfortunately they are only detailed like this on the front, they were far too thin for me to texture both sides.

Contest Info:
For those of you that are new to the contest, you make food suggestions, that fit in with the given theme.  I will pick at least one of them for the charm of the month club, and inventory in my store.  The prize is the charm you inspired.  Right now the theme open is Candy, for June.
 The Rules:
1:  You can only make one suggestion per day, that allows you multiple entries but many can play :)
2: Read through the suggestions to make sure you aren't duplicating any suggestions already made.

Shop Donations
  Here is the link the shows my latest donation.  Good news!!!  I was just able to donate to Red Cross through Global Giving for tornado relief.  I also added a project for the storm and flood victims too.I just made my profile on Global giving public, so you can see what projects I have donated to (and how much for each project).   So far the donations store sales 05% donated amount is at $84.00

Thursday, April 14, 2011

May Charms

Hello :)

I just added another donation from store sales.  It is again going to Earthquake relief for Japan.  Here is the link the shows my latest donation, I forgot to log on first.. so this time it says anonymous.  I hope to make the next donation for storm and tornado relief for the mid west here in the U.S.  I will make that donation at the end of the month.  So far the donations store sales 05% donated amount is at $40.00
I just wanted to let you all know that the BBQ charms will be a little late...  I was sick, and am a little behind, but I am catching up.  I will be making them over the course of the next week.  As soon as they are finished I will post pictures,  and the new winners here.  Here is my latest creation :)

I have also been working on coin purses.  They are food themed as well.  I am posting just I couple here now :)

I hope to have the new charms up by the 23rd, or 24th.

P.S.  I will have bagel and donut coin purses soon too.   The charm I make, do fit perfectly on the zippers of the coin purses too..   Very fun :)

Hope you all have a great week.... 

June Theme:   Candy.  It is National Candy Month,  so start making your candy suggestions :)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Heartsy Submission

Hello every one!!!
Please refer to this post for the raffle results,  and this post for this months contest info and current entries.

I recently discovered a advertising site, that advertises etsy shops, by offering heavily discounted vouchers.  To give you an idea,  I recently purchased a voucher for $10.00 that was worth 25.00 in a bath and body shop.  I thought it was a fun way to discover new shops.  Anyhow,  I decided to submit a request to be featured.  It is also to celebrate my Sweet & Savory Trinkets store being open for 6 months on Etsy!
Their community votes..  and if the community is excited about your submission they consider featuring you.  Here is the heartsy link of my submission.   So if you have a hankering for some charms,  and would like a discounted voucher voting yes definately will increase my chances of being featured. 

I also wanted to mention it, because if I do happened to get featured I wanted to make sure you all know about it.  because their discounted vouchers  are limited by time, and quantity.

If I do get featured I will let you all know,  because if anyone was was to receive 50%-70% voucher,  I want it you be you guys ;)

The purse pictured is one of my hand knit babies.  I always show you my miniature foods, but you don't get a chance to see that I can knit too :)

Anyhow you all are wonderful!!! 

Profit Donations Update:
I have donated 22.00 to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.  The 5% of sold item prices are already building up :).  Here is the link showing the direct shop donations.  I will donate at least once a month, but sometimes more..

Thank you all!!!!