Sunday, November 1, 2009

Magazine Feature

Happy to say the November/December issue of Creative Times Magazine is now available. The issue has a featured article on The Ornament Boutique!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New designs from Children's and Novelty category

These are a few of the new designs that have been added to the new Christmas ornament category , Children's and Novelty ornaments. In addition to the handmade quilted ornaments pictured above I also have other fun characters like Spongebob, The Little Mermaid, and Abby Cadabby!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New category coming soon!

Coming soon there will be a new category added to the Christmas Ornaments section of the ornament boutique website - Children's and Novelty . This category will feature handmade quilted ornaments with characters such as Ariel, Snoopy, Abby Cadabby, SpongeBob, and more. Preview pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Silver & Gold" to be retired

This beautiful handmade quilted ornament is part of my "traditional ornaments" Christmas collection. I currently have a couple more in stock and once those are sold this design will be retired!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Magazine feature

I am excited to say that The Ornament Boutique will be featured in the November/December issue of Creative Times Magazine! Creative Times is an online craft magazine with great articles on craft projects, tips, patterns, information about up and coming artists, and more. I will post the release date of the issue once I know it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Halloween Ornament Designs!

Here are a couple of the fun new Halloween designs that have been added to the website. The first is "Happy Halloween" and is decorated with smiling pumpkins and ghosts. The second is "Mysterious" and has sparkling black cats on a sheer purple fabric. You can view all of my handmade quilted ornament decorations at the ornament boutique .

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blueberries, blueberries everywhere!

Here is a yummy way to use up some of your extra summertime blueberries...and yes, this one is family approved!

-this recipe is for 2 servings so if you want more just double everything!

Blueberry Crisp
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
dash of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
2 tables chopped pecans(optional)

In a small bowl, combine the blueberries,lemon juice,sugar, and cornstarch. Transfer to a small baking dish or 2 small ramekins coated with cooking spray.
For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender.

Enjoy!!! (also works wonderfully as an ice cream topping)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I'm a slacker

Ok, so I have still been really slack as far as keeping blogs up to date....but will keep trying to do better! Summer has been quite busy so far. Preschool is on summer break so I am trying to keep both my little ones entertained all day while still trying to squeeze in time to work on ornaments. Getting a good start on building up stock for the holiday season( yes, I know it's early but you other crafters will understand). Have been trying lots of new recipes this summer and will try to post the ones that have been successful and passed the family taste test. No suprise to me, but most of those have been desserts. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May has arrived

Well, I have been a little slack with my blogging lately. Probably due to spending a lot of time enjoy the spring weather and I was on a real reading kick and read 5 books in 3 weeks. (Yes, I too have been sucked into the Twilight saga even though I said I would never read them, oh well. )
Happy to say I did find some great "American" themed fabric and will have my new 4th of July ornaments added to my site soon! Due to customer requests, I am working on setting up an ornament of the month club and will hopefully have it up and running this summer, more news to come on that later.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring, where are you?

Well, I wish I could say I am enjoying some lovely spring weather....but we are having unusually cool weather and lots of rain lately. Oh well, hopefully all these April showers will indeed bring some May flowers. I have begun working on a few new "summer" designs to add to Ornament Boutique. And also hope to have some new patriotic themed ornaments added before long. I am searching for some new and interesting "American" themed fabric, any of you know of a good source please let me know.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

College themed ornaments

The first of my college themed custom orders is now complete! I am shocked at how many inquiries I have had about Duke and UNC themed ornaments. So of course those are the first I have added to my custom orders portfolio. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coming Soon

I have been getting many requests for some college themed ornaments, so I am happy to announce that I will have some available soon! I will be starting with 2 designs. The 2 I have had the most inquiries about are UNC and Duke so those will be the first to be for sale at the Ornament Boutique. Once I have them ready I will preview them here so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St patrick's Day

A happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! I spent the morning dealing with a 4 year old who insisted she would not be wearing green today, apparently just to battle with me. I am recovering from 3 days of no internet service, finally am connected with the world again. That was a long 3 days! I wanted to let you know about another great site I have come across. Spoonflower is a company that lets you design your own fabrics. You simply follow the easy instructions on their website to design your own print, they produce it and ship it to you! You can choose if you want your design to be public or not, they even have voted contests for some of the customer designs. If you need a unique fabric you should check them out.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My favorite of new Easter designs

Getting started

Well, I finally have my blog up and running and here's my first post! I am new to the world of blogging so be patient with me.
The recent spell of warm weather really got me inspired for spring and Easter and there are some great new designs in my shop as a result. I just love the colors associated with springtime! With so many great choices the design possibilities are endless. Remembering self control can be so hard, I just want to buy it all!
I have stumbled upon a great new site where you can find a wide variety of handmade items for sale, Found Handmade. The have an interesting way of showing items so you see lots of things all at once.