Saturday, July 11, 2009

2nd Birthday

I have been extremely busy this week. First of I am doing a custom order for wedding jewelry for a bride. Pics to come soon.

Secondly it was my daughters 2nd birthday on Thursday and her party is tomorrow. We are not doing a large party just family and at home.

I really like the idea though of making your own cakes and last year I made her the stand up teddy bear cake. It was a hit so this year I wanted to do a sheep cake, she really loves sheep.

I found this tutorial on how to make fondant sheep . I have never used fondant before but just had to take on these adorable sheep. I bought the fondant and practiced first then a couple of days ago I made two to go on the cake. I also used the same idea and made this cute little English sheepdog, which is of my own design. Not bad for someone who has never used fondant in their life. I am also by no means a professional cake decorator. This is only my second cake that has been decorated so extensively. I added a fence and here is the finished cake.

I totally forgot to mention that this cake is also dairy free made from this incredible vegan chocolate cupcake recipe that I found.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Giveaway

Crater Jewellery Blog Giveaway

I have decided to do a giveaway of a wonderful pair of sterling silver and Swarovski crystal flower earrings. These earrings are Lucite white flowers with your choice of Swarovski crystals. The ones in the picture are the color Siam. You can choose the color from my color chart on my etsy site. These earrings are also made with sterling silver earwires and bead caps.

This contest will run from Wednesday July 1, 2009 till Friday July 17, 2009. I will choose the winner using There will be only 1 winner.

How to Enter: Fill out the Google form with all the information that is requested. The contest is open to Canada and U.S. residents Only.

1. You must visit my etsy shop and make a comment on which item from my shop is your favorite to gain 1 entry into the contest.

2. You must leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. Your address will only be used to contact you if you are the winner.

3. You can gain extra entries by following my blog or blogging about the contest.

4. You can gain 3 extra entries by purchasing something from either of my etsy sites. or

Monday, May 25, 2009


Hello Ladies and Gents,

I have procrastinated again by not posting which is not a great thing when you need some followers!

Well on Saturday I was able to snag myself a Treasury on Etsy and I called it CANADA does PURPLE. It features some amazing Canadian artists that have come up with wonderful items in of course the shade of purple. I really LOVE Purple! The treasury is getting some good hits and I hope the stores that I picked do benefit from it.

On another note, as my last post promised I am also in the Children's Showcase today Monday May 25, 2009. Hopefully I do get some hits even though it is a holiday in the United States today.

Oh yes I have also come up with a new headband an adjustable one to be exact. It's pretty cute, it has a large flower attached to it also. It has a small cord adjuster so it will fit infants to toddlers. Check it out in my shop.

I can't forget I have also added a Canada Flag hair clip to my collection. Canada Day is coming up soon and I figured some Mommy's would love the clip for their little one's.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some New Clips

I have uploaded my etsy shop with a couple of new crochet hair clips. There is a new vibrant red one and a pink one. I also designed a new daisy hair clip with wool felt that I posted a couple of days ago. I have been posting a lot lately because I signed up for a Showcase on the 25th of May, so I want to have a good selection of items to choose from. Keep your eyes out for me!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy Busy Weekend

Well I had a very busy weekend. My daughter was baptised on Mother's Day ( Sunday) which was very exciting and special. Everything went really really well. After the baptism we had a lovely family brunch and I really had a wonderful Mother's Day.

I did have a bit of time though to make a few things and ended up making my daughter this new pair of pants. I have so much fabric laying around and have finally decided to start using it. I crocheted the little white flowers and added them to the pants. I think it's different and unique. Maybe I should start a new clothing line :)

I also updated my CraterJewellery sight on etsy with a couple of new necklaces. I have really really procrastinated and haven't been uploading a lot so I thought I would crack down and start doing some stuff. I have been waiting for my husband to fix up my Crater website so things could start looking a lot better. He redesigned it for me but I have to say I don't like it very much and actually liked the old design a lot better.

Time to wake up the little one. Two hour naps go by so fast!

Friday, May 8, 2009

New Hair Clips

I had posted a new little blue bird hair clip about a week ago and last night I made this cute little kitty clip. It really is a lot of fun making these clips they come out so cute! I use 100% wool felt for all my clips. I find it makes them stronger and better made. I also hand-cut each of my appliques and hand sew them also. I have a few more ideas in mind but I just have to get around to doing them.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another new item for my daughter!

Well since I have a bunch of fabric laying around that I haven't been using I decided to make one of those pillow case dresses that are so popular right now. I found a tutorial on youtube that was very helpful, here is the link

I did modify the directions a bit to fit my little one who is a skinny minny. I also used bias tape instead of the fabric around the arm holes. I think it turned out great and can't wait for her to wear it out.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This is what I made yesterday!

Well yesterday I had the urge to make my little one a hat. I found this cute pattern in a book for a crochet baseball cap so I started to crochet the pattern and of course it ended up turning out a little large and not exactly what the picture was showing me. Well instead of pulling it all apart like I had already done once, I decided to modify it and this is what I came up with. I added the small flower for an accent. I think she looks adorable with it on.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Very First Post!

Ok so this is my first blog post. Forgive me if my posts are not too interesting yet :) What have I been up to besides taking care of my almost 2 year old who keeps me very very busy. It's a wonder I even have time to make hair clips, jewellery or anything else for that matter! I have had some time to come up with some new hair clip designs that are made with 100% wool felt.

The hair clip that is pictured is one of my crochet accomplishments.

I have also stopped procrastinating and have finally uploaded some of these new clips onto my etsy site. Come by and check them out and tell me what you think?

Little one calls so I'm off for now! :)
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