Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yeah for Shop Small!  Today is Shop Small Business Saturday...That's ME! Thank you to everyone who has visited my shop, liked my shop, told someone about my shop, wished me "Good Luck" this shopping season...etc, etc.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Again

It is hard to believe another year has gone by, and all America is getting ready for a big holiday.  That also means big food.  Lots of food!  And then lots of shopping.  It used to be in my family we would always exchange names for our Christmas gift drawing...aunts and uncles and everybody.  It was so much fun.  My family is much smaller today, and we pretty much know what each other would like to have.

But back to Thanksgiving.  Many people today are not so much into the turkey tradition.  As you might know, my favorite place to find a wonderful, huge recipe variety is on  Those wonderful people send out a newsletter by email, and you can find the Thanksgiving edition posted on their site at this link: .  They only send it out if you sign up for it.

The November's newsletter features Thanksgiving Desserts and is loaded with Thanksgiving recipes and information.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and your friends!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kitchen, etc.

I wanted to share the ideas I have for your kitchen or for Holiday gift giving.  Some of these items can be used as housewarming gifts, as “Thank you” gifts and for “I know you will like it” gifts.

These things are in my shop in the section titled, “Kitchen, etc.”.  Sadly for you, I sold a very cute cupcake hot pad, and a very sassy, pretty ruffled apron. 

Happily, I found a lonely, like new place mat at the second hand shop, and it became this lovely double oven mitt.

It needs a new kitchen to help get those heavy casseroles out of the oven or help get the hot dishes out of the wall-mount micro wave.  I added a pretty green fabric with tiny purple polka dots.

You will find 4 different table runners to choose from.  Here is a picture of the Christmas fabric table runner.

It is fun to change the look of your table throughout the year.  Changing table runners actually changes the look of the whole room.

Aprons, now I have aprons…8 at this writing.  Just in time for Thanksgiving, I selected this apron to post here:

This apron and 5 others are up-cycled.  Like-new table cloths and pillow cases are now living as aprons…very retro and practical aprons.  The other 2 aprons are new polka dot fabric with 3 layers of ruffles.  Very fun to wear!  Some have pockets and some do not.  They all wash and dry beautifully.

My kitchen section needs some more ideas, and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have.  I thought of designing and sewing small appliance covers, more hot pads and a new item: an oven rack guard.  I have the special fire proof fabric and will post again when it is designed and listed.  In the meantime, let me know if you have any ideas!

Happy, healthy cooking and Peace in Your Kitchen!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Back in the Saddle

So here it is, much later in time, and I have revisited my blog.  I am the same person, with the same ideas, but with some new ideas.  Social media has a lot to do with that.

I now have an Internet shop with handmade items for you and the family:

I have a Facebook page:

And I have a Twitter page:!/NeonSunsetEtsy

I hope those links work for you and that you have time to visit.

I will be back another time to post again.  In the meantime, I am setting up my shop with another new item.  It takes time because I try to list 3 different choices of the same item.