Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 is just about over and now 2012..

*• ♫♫♫•*’ The Etsy Angels are hitting 2012 with a bang!! We are going to start right off with a very worthy charity event - Joey's Eagles! *• ♫♫♫•*’

We had a very successful 2011 and and want to get the new year started so we decided to begin with a charity event that would be close to everyone's heart - Children with Cancer and doing something for them.

From their blog:

Joey’s Eagles
is a non-profit organization established in 1996, in memory of my son Joseph Grampp, to provide support for families with children and young adults facing cancer or other serious chronic illnesses.

Through donations made to us, we have been able to provide financial support for families in times of crisis and provide events throughout the year that have brought great joy to everyone.

Our goal is to provide a positive self-esteem for these children and also give ongoing support to their parents. We meet throughout the year, where we have shared parental support sessions and planned group activities.

It is just the start but we have a few Angels working on their shops already:

ByNanasHands - ~10% of January sales and 50% of the Angels Joey's Eagles mascot (cannot wait to see what this charity mascot will be)

Sewinggranny - 15% all sales in January

MyMiniMocs -

Stay tuned there will be a lot more added with specials to go with them and there will also be a Charity BNR for Joey's Eagles too!!

Happy New Year to one and all!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Special Fruitcake Recipe

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is fruitcakes... I love them! My grandmother always made ours until she was too ill to do so. I was always a baker so Dad said you do it this year you are always doing those things.

I tried Nanny's recipe and did not like the way it turned out but had waited to long to get some tips from her so I asked my sister's mother in law for hers as it was very good as well..

Here is what the dear lady gave me... this lady raised a large family, did lots of baking and cooking so things were easy for imagine how you would feel if this was passed to you...

White Fruitcake

Chunk of butter
About 1 1/2 cups sugar
Scant cup of warm milk - I use can milk and warm it with water
3 cups of flour
baking powder
1 1/2 pounds sultan raisins
mixed fruit and anything else you want to add
lemon, vanilla, almond extract

Mix fruit, raisins and nuts with 1 cup of flour let stand over night.

Mix up and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done!

lol... needless to say I was shocked and had no idea what to do so called sister and she said talk to Betty!

Here is what I finally got from her and God Rest her soul... she passed away 1 month ago after being diagnosed with cancer 4 weeks previously. Her fruitcake recipe will be passed down for many years.. I make at least 4 each year.

White Fruitcake
1 cup of butter
About 1 1/2 cups sugar
You may not need the cup if it mixes well. Scant cup of warm milk - I use can milk and warm it with water
3 cups of flour
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 package of raisins(1 1/2 pounds)sultan raisins
1 container of mixed fruit, (1/2 cup of cherries cut up and nuts if you like)
1 tsp of each - lemon, vanilla, almond extract

Mix fruit, raisins and nuts with 1 cup of flour let stand over night.

Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, almond and lemon extracts
Add baking powder and salt
Add fruit mixture
Add milk and other 2 cups of flour.. mix well and pour into a lined tube pan.
( line with wax paper)

Mix up and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until done!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Treasure Hunt is still going on....*** NOVEMBER SPECIAL ** TREASURE HUNT - Find the listing with a special picture in it and receive 20% off on your order of $20 dollars or more!

I am doing a WORDLESS PROMOTION to those that have supported my shop:

PaintedmemoriesbyRos -

SunnyCrystals -

Trinketsandwhatnots -

Sandisstashshop -

SymbolicImports -

Mamajody -

Thank you for purchasing from my shop... these are only a few in the past weeks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Deals, Gift Ideas & Lots of Fun...Let the Hunt Begin

Promo Frenzy Treasure Hunt is taking place now!!! Each shop that displays a treasure chest as an avatar is taking part.

We each have a hidden photo in our listings that will tell you how to use a coupon code for a discount or special in our shops.

The hidden photo looks like this...

Here is my special.... *** NOVEMBER SPECIAL ** TREASURE HUNT - Find the listing with a special picture in it and receive 20% off on your order of $20 dollars or more!

The instructions on how to receive 20% off will be in the listing description.
For detailed information go to this blog:

Here are a few of the items in my shop that would make great gifts and if you use my code you will get a great deal..

Here are a few other shops taking part:

There are many more wonderful artists taking part... so be sure to check out the blog above and keep tuned to my blog for more....

Aye Aye Captain... let the Treasure Hunt continue.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Yeah... A Treasure Hunt.... Promo Frenzy Treasure Hunt

The Etsy marketing team I'm with is having a November promotion: Treasure Hunt. You hunt for "buried treasure" in the shops participating and when you find this photo, you've found the treasure!

In that listing will be a coupon code for that shop and a discount! Be sure to use the coupon code at check out in order to benefit... have fun and go shopping!!!

Here are some of the shops participating....

Trinkets N Whatnots -
Handmade Button, Crystal and Pearl Jewelry

rooee -
Quilts & quilted things, cloth dolls, fabric postcards

Beautifulswagstore -
hair accessories, dog toys, baby gift sets, home decor, gift wrapping

Crystalphotography -
Fine Art Photography Prints and Greeting Cards

and my shop - Sewinggranny -
Sewn items - baby, kitchen, home decor, holiday

I will be featuring different shops every few days.. so be sure to check back!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shopping for a Cause...

The Etsy Angels held their first BNR 2 weeks ago and it was a roaring success - We had 85 sales... 47 of those sales will see a percentage being donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

We are having our second and final one for Breast Cancer Awareness on Thursday, October 20th at 5:00pm Etsy time.

We would love to see lots of support for the Cause there... we will be posting our link in our thread when it becomes live.

Here are some of the items selected so far to begin the BNR.... you do not need to donate to buy in but all the Angel items in the beginning of the BNR will benefit the Cause.

20% for the Cause from Ozarknana:

25% for the Cause from Wildlifer:

10% for the Cause from Myminimocs:

20% for the Cause from CBLandCompany:

For more of those great items from the Etsy Angels go to our list in our thread:


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Loving the Fall...

I love the fall.. the weather is beautiful and the scenery is amazing! I live in a wooded area and there are so many different colors to see. I was out walking around my yard this morning looking at what needed to be done before Old Man Winter sets in and saw all these amazing leaves:

Then on the way to see my Mom as I was driving down the road I took this one.. the county living is so nice:

Halloween is only a few weeks away and we are all getting into the swing of it... these are popular sights around here these days:

And there are pumpkins every wheres you look for sale:

And here are a few more interesting sights I saw today as I was on my way home from my errands....

This is a stunning example of the Waterman boys sculpting abilities... they won numerous awards in the last few years for ice and sand sculpting, so sad he is deteriorating - they lost their grandmother this week to cancer... she was so proud of them :

And this is a field across the road from my house... Canada Geese:

I hope you enjoyed my tour of our pretty autumn day here on Prince Edward Island!!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Angels are Going Pink and Hosting a BNR for the Cause!!

October is here and so is fall and Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

The Etsy Angels are going Pink, Thinking Pink and Donating!!

These and many more beautiful items will be featured in our BNR this Thursday, October 6th beginning at 5:00pm ... Click on the Pink "Thread" to find the link on our Thread for the BNR - it will be posted at 5:00!

Here are some lovely pink items to help the cause:

20% will be donated:

50% will be donated:

50% will be donated:

50% will be donated: Fleece Lap Blanket

100% from each will be donated: Pink Ribbon Car Charm:

20% will be donated: Sock Monkey Can Cozy:

25% will be donated: Pink Earrings -

Much much more to come... Help fight this Deadly Disease!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are You Thinking Pink?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!! Are you thinking about it, are you thinking Pink? The Etsy Angels certainly are...each October we raise funds that go towards Breast Cancer Awareness and this October is no different.

We are working on our Think Pink sections like this one in my shop. We are planning a BNR! Each shop will donate a percentage of their sales or a percentage of certain items in their shops to the cause.

We would love to have other shops join us in our Fundraiser and our BNR!!

We will be starting a new thread with our intentions for donations and all the shops that are participating. We will post each day the number of sales going to help the cause.

It is a super time and very gratifying to use our crafts to help this worthy cause... Be sure to drop in and see us.. you will find the link to our new thread at the end of this one: The Etsy Angels

Stay tuned to my blog and the Etsy Angels blog for more information as the time gets closer.

But most of all Think Pink and get your Mammogram!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward