Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas toffee


When i was a teenager, i worked at a little country resturant called Stoggy Hollow ( in Woodstock CT). i spent a good 8 years waitressing, baking and cooking there. In those 8 years i made some life long friends. My former boss, Carol, is still one of those dear friends. Every year around Christmas, Carol would make tons of this toffee and package it up in attractive tins to sell. Every year i got yelled at for eatting what i was suppose to be packaging. Finally, a few years before the business sold, Carol gave me the recipe. Now i make this toffee every year, and think of her every time.
Christmas Toffee
2 sticks butter
1 cp sugar
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tbsp water
1 large bag sliced almonds
1 large Hershey chocolate bar, shredded
Mix first four ingredients over medium heat. stir occasionally. Using a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally, wait for the temp to be just under 300 degrees. This is just below the hard crack level.
while the toffee is cooking, butter a cookie sheet and top with almonds then chocolate. When toffee is done, pour over the almonds and chocolate. Immediatly cover the bare side of toffee with chocolate then almonds. Allow to refridgerate for atleast an hour before cracking into pieces.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread cookies


Christmas traditions start with gingerbread cookies. My gingerbread cookie recipe is borrowed from my friend Dawn, who makes the most amazing gingerbread you will eat. Every year she would bake some and bring them into work for us to enjoy. Thankyou Dawn, for giving me a new tradition to share with my kids.
Gingerbread Cookies
3 cps flour
3/4 cp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
12 tbsp softened butter
3/4 cp molasses
2 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. in your mixer combine butter and sugar til fluffy. add egg and vanilla and mix. add buttermilk and mix well. alternatly add dry mix and molasses. mix til soft dough forms. make two balls out of the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refridgerate for atleast 4 hours. roll out til 1/4 inch thickness. bake at 350 for 9 mins

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Healthy eats basket


Theres a really great cafe that opened in the center of my little town in Eastford CT. The owners of Corriander, were nice enough to allow me to sell a few of my crochet foods. So i went down with an arm full of doughnuts, cupcakes, and a few dolls. But then i got home and thought, maybe i should create something extra special to display there. So over the past two weeks, in between customs, i created a few new items and threw them all in a very cool basket.
I have featured my carrots, eggplant, and strawberries in my farmers market sets. With this basket i wanted to add a few new items, so i came up with a pear, apple, and a couple large portabella style mushrooms. In my Farmers Market set, theres a half dozen of white eggs, which i didnt want in this set. So i took out them and added the other new items in place of them. All displayed in a cotten crochet basket.
Im really excited about this set, and i think Corrianders people will think its something unique as well.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big toy stocking November 18th!


getting ready for Christmas shoppers! Im doing a pretty big toy/playfood stocking at my personal cart on November 18th. I have a little of everything, in all colors. I was really inspired by rainbows this stocking.
Be on the lookout for Wonderland Congos Stocking stuffer stocking. The first week of December, me and the other vendors will be stocking small wonderful items. I plan to stock alot of little elephants, and maybe some reindeer poop! Wouldnt be xmas without the reindeer poop! Be on the lookout for that stocking.
lets not forget Black friday is approaching.The ladies of Mainstreet Congo will be stocking crazy sales, auctions, lottos. So make sure you sit by your computer and stalk!]

Monday, November 1, 2010

Home Grown Familie/ Polar Bear Creations


One of my Mainstreet Congo mates, Sue of Polar Bear Creations, was reviewed by the Home Grown Families Blog! Showing my excitement and support for her, as well as entering the blogs giveaway, i am posting a bit to help out!
to check out the giveaway/review, check out the link here:
there are several ways to enter the giveaway. you can fan her page, her blog, etc. i recommend giving it a shot, cause Sues dolls are worth the effort. We own one of Sues mini babies,and have bought a second for my niece. Sue puts alot of love into the dolls, and is dedicated to the homemade toy movement! Sue can be found at

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time to make the doughnuts!


My kids scream for doughnuts on the weekends! They call them "do dos!" So of course i had to crochet some! Im listing sprinkles and frosted doughnuts on my big stocking November 18th. This is a new playfood to my growing menu, that im hoping will be a hit!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A rainbow of colors!


With the seasons changing, i have found inspiration everywhere! The leaves on the trees are a brilliant display of a whole rainbow of colors. Its the perfect time of year for a nice walk, and pumpkin picking!
With the rainbow inspiration, i have decided to stock my personal cart with colorful items. With the holiday shopping season lurking, i know some moms are already thinking ahead. So, to make it easy for them, i am going to do a nice big stocking of my finest goodies and some new items.
Pictured here is a small tease of what i will be stocking on November 18th. These are my magic mushrooms in rainbow. The mushrooms are perfect for play kitchens or pretend play. My children love them for throwing at each other, lol..
To see when im stocking, and where in November, please visit Jodys Designs facebook page. Look under notes for the whole list.

Friday, September 24, 2010

baby shower gift


My brother, Bob, is expecting his first child next month. They are not finding out the childs sex, wanting the big surprise. So i had to make something gender neutral for the baby shower this sunday. I had some gorgeous japanese sheep knit, that i have been saving for something special. Whats more special then a newborn baby? So i sewed up this adorable set, and had my friend Dena ( lulu Bird Designs) applique a sheep on a onesie, just to add that little something extra to the gift. Im super excited about how this set turned out, its too adorable for words.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wonderland Congo


I am joining the ladies of Wonderland Congo for the holiday seasonl. this is a special congo that is only open for about 4 months, til the end of the holiday shopping season. There is a big variety of vendors, all exceptional in their own way. I am thrilled to be a part of it. Grand Opening is September 15th at noon.

I am starting to preview a few dolls for the Grand Opening. I have my favorite doll, Zoe, who has a special dress dyed by Indigo Onion ( who, if you havent figured it out, i worship). Im also featuring a new doll, Penny. Penny is perfectly purple! My daughter is obsessed with this doll, its calling to her. Pennys skirt is patchwork with two kinds of batiks. Im a huge batik nut, so this doll is very exciting for me. Her hair is vibrant purples and pinks, which Johanna is drawn to. I have to say, Penny is second in line with Zoe on my favorites list!
check out wonderland congo:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rainbow swirls!


If you ever need anything dyed, Pam of Indigo Onion is your lady. I had Pam dye up some hemp fleece that i had just laying around. She dyed it in her famous "carnivale" colorway, which is my absolute favorite. Every color of the rainbow, showing in their intense vibrancy, in a marble swirl dye technique. Pam makes this look easy, but im sure it cant be!
Anyway, so i finally sewed up the fabric. I had just enough to make my daughter this hoodie. I am trying to make all of her back to school clothes this year, and felt this would be an awesome addition. Thanks to Pam, my daughter will be the most colorful child in Preschool!
please check Indigo Onion on,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Release your inner rockstar!


Mainstreet is going with a Rockstar theme this month! This just happens to be one of my favorite themes to work with. So far im previewing an amazing 3T set, featuring a skirt and top. The set is glamed out with pinks and blacks, rocking the guitars and skulls as well.
Another item i have previewing is the awesome purse you see in the picture. Made from a very hard to find Micheal Miller, Groovy Guitars fabric. Lining is the coordinating Hoopla fabric, also by Micheal Miller. This purse has a magnetic closure and a inner pocket. By far, my favorite purse yet.
I have a few more items left to finnish and stock, so make sure you check out the stocking om August 17th at 12:30!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


some fun sewing this month! ive been making these elephants for fun, for my kids, and decided to list a few on Mainstreet. the first two i listed sold within an hour, so i decided to make up a few more. They will not be a regular item, i just like to sew them for fun. Im enlarging the pattern as well, to make them more hugable for kids. They will make great gifts for my niece and upcoming niece or nephew. I love how the heather Ross goldfish fabric looked on this one :)

Friday, July 9, 2010


a few weeks ago i noticed some unusal grunting coming from the bunny hutch. My husband went out to check that night, and noticed two little baby bunnies had been born. The babies were about 3 inches long, huddled together in their nest.

So far, Momma bunny ( Nibbles) has done a great job taking care of her babies. We removed the daddy ( scrapper), to his own little hut. My daughter likes to say that Scrapper needed a time out!lol. today we noticed the babies are moving onto real food, nolonger their mothers milk. in a few weeks they have grown so much! my son has named one of them Mumu. we can only keep one, because we think they are male and female, and we cant have them breeding. So we will be finding the male a new home soon! The kids are having a blast with them though, and really enjoy watching them grow. Its such a mircle on our little 1/2 acre farm!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

johannas 3rd bday




today is my daughters 3rd bday! She told me she wanted a Hello Kitty party this year, so thats what she got. I made my first rainbow cake, in a square sheet pan. that was a trip! very time consuming thing, since you have to dye several bowls of cake batter, then layer them in the pan. Luckily it came out gorgeous! I used a shaped cake pan for the Hello Kitty face, which wasnt easy either. But the finnished cake looked fun. Johanna really liked it.

Everyone bought her Hello Kitty items or Barbie items. I dont think there wasnt a gift that wasnt pink!lol. But she had a great time, and so did everyone else.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


part of a custom im doing for a very patient momma. She wanted a normal sized doll, for her eldest daughter, and a baby sized doll for her youngest. I have not made a "baby" type doll yet, so i had to create a new pattern. This doll has a cloth diaper, swaddeling blanket and a cap. I have never sewn a diaper before, so that was something new as well!lol, but im glad with the outcome. shes a very sweet little doll. I did her eyes sleeping, to be a little less scary for the little girl. she about 9 inches long, with a little plump belly. Overall, i really like how she turned out and i think ill make more in the future.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Skirt set previews are up! i have 3 sets stocking June 3rd, at Mainstreet congo. i have a 2T,3T, and a 4T set. I also got my friend, Dena of Lulubird Designs, in on the stocking. she did a shirt to match one of my skirts. Please check the sets out! Remember, if a set is too big for your little one now, you can buy it and put it away for them to grow into. I cant guarantee that i will make these same sets again, so you have to get them when i stock them!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

newborn items instock


Been really busy this month. Im guesting at Bitty Fluff congo on June 2nd, so ive been coming up with some little items that are inexpensive to stock. I have 3 new, adorable booties instock, as well as a rattle and bear. Items go live at noon Wendsday.
Sewing has been another thing ive been doing nonstop! I have 3 skirt sets to stock at Mainstreet this week as well. Im debuting some of my sewing skills with amazing designer fabrics such as Robert kauffmans Confections line, Timeless Treasures Love a tree, and Riley Blakes Summer Song. this month will be full of vibrant colors and adorable prints!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

check out chaotic Bonds Blog!


So, my friend Nancy has a blog. a pretty great blog. she posts reciepes with step by step instructions and pictures. its worth checking out, and following. you really never know what she will post. Nancy is my graphic designer for my Hyenacart shop, business cards, and my blog. shes also very much into photography and lists her prints on Mainstreet congo. check her out:


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Buster Bear


Another new item for me! Buster Bear is an original pattern by me, and is stocking today at Mainstreet congo. Buster is the first of what will be, many new bears. its a good way to use up scrap yarn! He has a rattle in his belly, so infants will like him. My son really likes him, and hes 4!lol.

Friday, April 30, 2010

grand opening tomorrow!


The big day is tomorrow! Im soo excited and nervous at the same time. i have a drawing, HC$ auctions,and great collabs. I hope it goes well!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

save the date! May 1st is coming!



HAve you marked your calendar? May 1st is this coming Saturday, and its my grand opening! Ive started putting previews up already. i cant contain myself. i put up some new items, exclusive one of a kind items, and a few collabs. i have a few more items to put up through out the week. Theres more collabs, some Auctions and drawings as well. So far everything is going smoothly, except for the butterflies in my tummy! You would think, having been a wahm for over 2 yrs now, that i would be used to stockings and the hype. But this is my first adventure out on my own, with out the support of a congo. I know ill have friends there to support me, but its the fresh faces im nervous about! I try to be original and new, and i hope everyone gets to see that. I pray that this gets me the exposure ive been craving, and maybe some new opportunities!! Anyway, wish me luck!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

happy Earth Day!

How did you celebrate Earth day? id like to think everyone went out and planted a tree, or played in their garden.. but i know thats not always possible. Going green is an everyday thing, though. there are many ways to help our planet, and support our stay at home moms, by changing things in your daily life. heres a few i can think of off hand:
Switch to Unpaper! My family made the switch a few months ago. I decided to cut up my husbands old Tshirts and serge two layers together to make decent sized towels for cleanups. I use these towels in the kitchen, for everything, and i keep some in the bathroom for clean ups in there as well. By doing this i have saved money, saved waste in our landfills, and maybe a tree or two.
Switch to cloth pads! I have not made this switch yet, but its spreading like wildfire amoung many of my peers. There are many wahms out there now that sew cloth menstral pads out of natural fibers that are gorgeous! Ive seen pads made into works of art using designer fabrics, and soft fabrics. a few whams i would recommend are
www.hyenacart.com/mothermoonpads
www.hyenacart.com/pinklemonade
Switch to cloth lunch baggies! Your childs lunch can be fun and fashionable, as well as cutting back on the amount of plastic we put into our landfills. Sandwich sized baggies are sewn from designer fabrics, and are reusable everyday! you can get them made in prints that your child will love, and theyre not that expensive! a few whams i would recommend are
www.hyenacart.com/mybeautifulgirl
www.hyenacart.com/joyfulearth
Use cloth diapers & wipes! Obviously im a huge advocate on cloth diapers. i made the switch with my daughter and never turned back. this alone has saved me hundreds of dollars. If you choose to line dry the diapers, thats even better! you save energy costs! No more spending $40 for a box of diapers that lasts 2 or 3 months. Starting up with cloth does cost money, but you can turn around and resell the diapers later, getting back about half of what you paid. You can also use cloth wipes, which are easy to make yourself ( same as my unpaper towels). Options for cloth diapering are endless, but heres a few of my favs
www.hyenacart.com/heartlanddreams
www.hyenacart.com/piddlepoddles

These are just a few things i can think of off hand. As always i try to support handmade, and my fellow stay at home moms. But our planet comes first! changing just the little things makes a difference. take shorter showers, car pool, use greener cleaning products.. im sure youve heard them all. So why not try going green, and supporting handmade at the same time?
for more greener items, go to www.hyenacart.com

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pin Wheel treats


last week i made an amazing blueberry pie. When i do a blueberry pie, i do the top crust in a lattice/basket weave type layer. so there tends to be left over pie dough. what do you do with the left over? well, i make pinwheels. my husband has a huge weakness for these little cinnamon goodies, and my kids cant stop eatting them. they may not come out perfectly shaped every time, but they taste awesome!
Pin wheel treats
Ingredient:
left over pie dough
butter
cinn/sugar mix
roll out your pie dough til its almost the same thickness as you would do for making an actual pie. you will want to do this in small portions so it doesnt take over your whole counter. smother the dough with melted butter, then pour on cinn/sugar mix. dont sprinkle the mix, you actually want to pour it on and cover every exposed area with it. roll dough, with fingers, to form a long tube. cut off the ends and place on cookie sheet, continue to cut off spirals. about 1/2 inch thick. baste tops of spirals with melted butter, and a dusting of cinn/sugar. cook at 425 degrees for about 10 mins, or until golden brown.
be warned, these pinwheels might unform, and extra sugar might candy up. but it doesnt affect the taste of them at all!! enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sweetpea boutique collab




The first of several collabs for my grandopening, is complete! This collab was done with Maggie, of Sweetpea Boutique. Maggie embellished a 3T tshirt with felt. The colors of the leaves of the tree, match the colors in the skirt perfectly! I crocheted a ruffled bottom skirt, made for a child that is already potty trained. the skirt has an elastic waist line so that the toddler can easily pull up to put on and easy to take off, if they dress themselves, or for the quick potty visit. The yarn is dyed by Anticipation. this set is made for a 2T/3T child.
for more items done by SweetPea Boutique, visit her at:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Love Abounds!


So i finally won some goodies on Love Abounds Manic Monday giveaway, on Facebook. Love Abounds is run by a fantastic wahm, katherine, who comes up with the most decadent and delicious treats. She bakes cookies, candies and shortbreads, and comes up with spice combos, sugars, and teas! There is nothing this woman can not conquer! She once mentioned she even made a cookie with bacon in the recipe! Pure genius!
Anyway, so if you fan her facebook fan page ( just type in Love Abounds and you will find her), you will see her updates daily. On Mondays she does ffs giveaways to her fans. the first person to post under her post, gets whatever prize she has mentioned. now, if youre smart you just post the second you see she did, even if you didnt read the description.. no matter what you are sure to win something wonderful. I did this, last monday. To my surprise, i won her shortbread. i screamed and smiled and cheered.. and waited every day for the mail to come. Well, today it came.
Vanilla bean shortbread with sea salt caramel and beligian chocolate. OMG! one bite of this is not enough. My husband, who was hovering as i cut the first slice, begged for a bite. After devouring his first slice, he proceeded to beg for more! LOL! a little while later, after several trips back into the kitchen to sneak a piece.. i finnished it. i couldnt help it, i swear. it called to me.
I must recommend you try it! fan her page, got to her HC or Etsy shop. you wont be disappointed. She has definatly made my husband and i addicts!
Love Abounds:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dandelion Dreams











My favorite part of spring is when my bulbs start to bloom. the 90 degree weather we had this week, pushed my daffodils right up and open! I have about 8 different breeds of daffodils, spread around my yard. It is by far one of my favorite flowers, because its the first to greet us in the spring. Daffodils bring sunshine and hope, after the cold and long winters we have in NE.
other plants and bushes are already blossoming. my forsithia is already in bloom, creating a vibrant yellow hedge in my front yard. Ive spotted a few Magnolias and weeping cherry trees blooming, as well as some rhodadendons. Next will be the tulips! I have about a dozen different colors and breeds of that bulb as well. Ive noticed my monster bee balm survived. lastyear i pulled a mess of it out and transplanted throughout my yard. this particular bee balm gets to be about 3 feet or more in height. it blooms gigantic red explosions, that can be seen in my neighbors yard!lol! i think im going to experiment more with bee balm, and venture into the different pinks they come in as well.
Bleeding hearts also have a small place in my heart. i have one plant in particular, that was originally planted by my grandfather at his cabin in Coventry. alot of good memories at that place, and the bleeding heart plant was something that always called to me in his garden. My mother took a piece, years before he passed, and planted it at the house i grew up in. When my parents split, and they sold the house, my mother then gave me that particular plant. The little snippet she had taken a long time ago, birthed a 2 foot wide beauty. Now i have the gigantic reminder of my youth with my grandfather, running through his gardens chasing bubbles and dandelions..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ham & pasta salad


so you just had a huge Easter ham for dinner.. after everyone has taken their doggy bag, youre still left with leftovers! so now is the time to get creative. You can do omelettes, scalloped ham and potatoes.. endless options. I decided to do a quick salad today! Nice and light, good for lunch or dinner. and the kids love it!
Ham & Pasta Salad
2 cps diced ham
1/2 large cucumber
1 carrot shredded
diced onion ( to taste)
1/2 cp italian dressing
pasta
cook the pasta first. while thats cooking dice up the ham, shred the carrot and cut up the cucumber. throw it in a bowl. drain pasta, throw that in the bowl. then smother with dressing. i like to use Good Seasons italian dressing, made with Basalmic Vinegar.. very yummy!! enjoy :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!







Happy Easter! so far this morning we woke to chocolate bunnies, and an easter egg hunt! while the kids were hunting for their eggs, they came across a bunny hutch that mysteriously apeared lastnight! In this hutch are 2 bunnies, Scrapper and Nibbles. Cody screamed " look momma! bunnies! the Easter bunny brought us bunnies!"
the smile on my kids faces made my Easter complete.
so we are off to enjoy an easter ham, and more goodies! Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

playfood stocking


stocking the BDay celebration on A la Mode Thursday at 1:00! im listing some of my best playfood, and fan favs! ive discounted my famers market set, as part of the celebration! Please come check it out
im working on new items for my grandopening. im going to list a few dolls for the big day :) so in preparation for the big day, i am taking the month off from Mainstreet congo, and only stocking the once at A la mode. I have alot of instock to make, as well as some bad ass collabs to get finnished. make sure you save the date for the big day! May 1st!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cupcake twins


a custom ive been working on for a DS momma. the two dolls are almost identical, with their matching RK cupcake dresses, and highlights to match. both dolls have sprinkle aprons with cupcakes appliqued on the front. the shoes are finnished with matching cupcake fabric buttons. Definatly my favorite duo so far!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today i stock at Mainstreet, at 12:30. ill be stocking the last of my instock bunnies!
www.hyenacart.com/mainstreet

now i have to start on items for Alamodes bday bash, then i can work on items for my
grandopening of my own cart. I decided on a date, May 1st. im going to list crochet and
sewn items. I have some guests, and some cool collabs in the works for that stocking. And
im planning on doing some big drawings too! Its kinda scary to take this big step, but i want
to get noticed!lol.. so save the date! May 1st!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Previews up on A la Mode Congo!


I have finnished putting up my Easter previews on A la Mode congo! I have 4 basket sets and a brightly colored egg set listed, as well as a drawing for some adorable scrappy eggs. A la Mode stocks this thursday at 1:00pm

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Spring is coming!


A sign that spring is coming to CT! i planted these seeds last week, when the weather was in the high 50s. Now the seeds are about 4 inches tall! so far i have squash and green beans that i have put into bigger pots. i started them off in a pete kit that comes with the base, lid, and 74 pete rounds. Within days i had green poking out the top, and as of a few days ago, i woke up to the plants pushing the lid off the "greenhouse". So as you can imagine, i am thrilled that we will get things moving early this year! Last year it took a full 3 weeks to see this progress, and we didnt get to really enjoy the veggies til July. Hopefully this year we will be feasting earlier.
My daffodils are poking through around the yard as well. The ones closest to the house, actually have small buds on them. We have a week of rain and wet weather coming, so i hope that helps liven them up a bit.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Easter collab with Bright Life Toys


Pics are up of the collab done with me and Bright Life Toys. Gail, the artisan behind BLT, worked her magic with felt and created colorful peeps and eggs. This basket is booming with colors! I contributed the bunny, basket and carrots. You couldnt ask for a better Easter present for that special little one in your life. Gail will be posting this collab with in the first week of March on her cart.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easter basket set


I am posting a sneak peek of the complete Easter sets i will be offering in the next month. This set includes a bunny, 3 carrots, 3 eggs, and the basket. Keep an eye out, cause they will go fast!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Im trying to come up with more Easter instock. this is a basic basket i made, that is the perfect size for Easter goodies. Its 5 inches square all around. the nice thing about it, is that it can be used for anything, and all year round. i love this little basket for holding playfood, or things i accumulate around the house :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Easter eggies


Getting ready for Easter! Heres some wool scrappy eggs i made up to FFS on one of the congos next stocking. they striped really nicely, and look really cute together!
im working on items for a collab with Bright Life Toys. Gail does alot of neat things with felt, and we wanted to combine our talents for the upcoming holiday. so keep an eye out for that collab. www.hyenacart.com/brightlifetoys

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

well i havent blogged in a while, cause ive been busy getting ready for the Easter shopping and customs to begin. I have a few early items listing on MAinstreet tomarrow, the 17th. a few bunnies and some eggs to start. :)
Im in the process of opening my own HC! its about time, i know..lol I got used to the comfort of being on congos. the family atmosphere really helps you get into a niche and not want out! But i want to get bigger and better, and the way to do that is to go out on my own... leave the nest..lol.. so i have my graphics being designed as we speak. Nancy, of Calico Rose, is working on something fantastic! Shes really captured the look i want for the new store, and is doing banners etc, to match.. so keep an eye open for the grand opening stocking of that. i will announce it here and on facebook, and probebly anywhere else i can think of!

ive been doing a little sewing as well. I made a few peasant tops and listed them on A la Mode congo, they sold out. so im listing more this week, on the 18th! i love making them, and its a great way to use up some fabric.

so much to do!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

drawing posted on sweetretreat



well i have reached 100 fans on my facebook fan page! to celebrate i posted a drawing for this cupcake trinket box. Each time i reach another 100 fans i will do a similar drawing! if you are not a fan, please take the time to become one.
drawing is held at www.hyenacart.com/sweetretreat

i do have other boxes posted on Sweet retreat Congo, for our second stocking of the month, which is tomarrow. i have two twilight inspired boxes, and another cupcake box. all to celebrate Valentines day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

facebook

well im officially on facebook! please check it out and become a fan
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jodys-Designs/300734364128?ref=nf
i cant wait to see how many fans i get. when i joined facebook i had 50 friends
in an hour!LOL. i will be posting stocking dates on the page, but still updating here with
pictures of odds and ends! this should be exciting

Sunday, January 10, 2010




so i got creative and made a twilight inspired trinket box. im thinking this valentines day is about forever love, or vampires..probebly cause im obsessed with the books.. anyway, so i brainstormed and came up with this. its a sweet quote from the book.. so anyway, this gets listed the 21st on Sweet Retreat

Tuesday, January 5, 2010




a few dolls i made for Ala Mode stocking this week. We have madeline, Lucy, and Sara. All made with new fabrics i picked just for these dolls.