Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Is in the Air!

It's sunny and beautiful here today in Portland. About this time every year, we get a few sunny days, and it starts to feel like spring is here. Between the sunshine and the fact that my birthday is coming up (it's around Easter time every year), I start to get "spring fever." How does spring fever manifest for me? I buy things! :-)

Flossy showing the items I sold in my Etsy shop.

And now that I'm into miniatures and using them in my photo stories and greeting cards, I feel like buying miniatures. I always have a good excuse: "I'll be getting a little bit of birthday money, so I can buy a little something special." Does anyone else do this? I hope I'm not the only one. ;-)

Pretty tea towels and shabby blank books with pages that turn!

In other news, I just made my first sale in my Etsy shop! And guess what? It wasn't cards! No, my greeting cards already sell well in local shops (but so far, not online). Instead, a dear blog friend put in a custom order for some miniatures made by me. It was a huge thrill for me! As soon as I have time, I will add some more miniature listings to my Etsy shop and see what happens.

I'll post again when I've finished my taxes. Ugh! Keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Housewarming Gifts Plus Giveaway Winners

Flossy and Sophie were thrilled when they received a surprise package from Catherine at Sweet Petite Shoppe. The bunnies and mice in her bakery made some gorgeous housewarming gifts in celebration of Sophie moving into Brambleberry Farmhouse. Just look at what those sweet critters sent:

There's a gorgeous cake, a darling box of heart-shaped cookies, and a beautiful baking board. Those sweet pink plates came in the package too! Thank you so much, Catherine, the mice, and the bunnies! You are such sweet friends. Please come for a visit to Portland soon. There'll be plenty of hot chocolate and cupcakes for everyone!

After Sophie and Flossy filled themselves with yummy cake and cookies, it was time for a chat in Sophie's new livingroom. AND it was time to draw the two winners of Plushpussycat's Valentine's Day Giveaway! YAY!!!

Flossy held the basket of names and mixed them all up. Then Sophie picked the two winners' names, one at a time. (Actually, I used to pick the numbers.)

Drumroll, please:

Winner #1 is Kikka


Winner #2 is Ruth Ramaekers

Congratulations to the two lucky winners!!! Please email me your addresses (through my Blogger Profile), so I can mail your prizes to you right away! I must hear back from the winners by end of day Friday, February 22, 2013. If I don't, I'll pick (an)other winner(s).

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway. I'm sorry there couldn't be more winners this time, but we still have more blog birthday celebrating to do here. There'll be a fun party soon! Until next time, keep it really fun! xoxo Jennifer

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Friends

Flossy has been baking Valentine treats for her friend Sophie. Oops! Flossy has already eaten one of the cupcakes. Fortunately, she still has more cupcake mix!

Cute cupcake prep set by CuteinMiniature on Etsy.

Meanwhile, Sophie has baked some Valentine goodies for her good friend Flossy. There's tiny heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink sprinkles (Flossy's favorite!) and two loaves of special shortbread to share together.

What's this? Luna wants some of the goodies too!

Happy Valentine's Day! May your day be filled with sweetness, my friends! Thursday is the last day to join my Valentine's Day giveaway. Good luck to everyone! I'll announce the two winners Saturday. Keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, February 9, 2013

What Could Be More Cozy?

What could be more cozy than a small friend and a good book?

And, of course, some cupcakes. ;-)

Hope you all have a relaxing weekend. I'm resting at home with a cold. Take care, and keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Anticipating a Visit

Sophie wakes up bright and early in her new home, the Brambleberry Farmhouse. Oh, what a fun morning she has planned!

Flossy the bunny is coming over for blueberry muffins and a good chat!

Mmm, fresh out of the oven, these muffins look scrumptious!

Sophie has been stocking the shelves of her pantry as she waits for her guest. Knock, knock! Could that be Flossy at the door now?

The darling muffin prep set is by Beverly of CuteinMiniature on Etsy. Until next time, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer