Thursday, July 23, 2009

Turkish Delight

This is one of my most favorite recipes and I searched for it for a long time. I never wanted to share it until now, I guess I'm a little selfish but anyways here it is and I hope you might enjoy it as much as I do.
2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1 oz. powdered gelatin
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp rose water (I get my rose water from their rose water is organic and the best I have ever found.
pink food coloring
3 tbsp confectioner's sugar sifted
1 tbsp cornstarch
(1)Wet the insides of 2x7 shallow square pans with water. Place the sugar and all but 4 tbsp of water into a heavy-based saucepan. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
(2) Blend the gelatin and remaining water in a small bowl and place over a saucepan of hot water. Stir occasionally until dissolved. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil and boil steadily for about 8 minutes. Stir the cream of tartar into the gelatin, then pour into the boiling syrup and stir until well blended. Remove from heat.
(3) Add the rose-water and a few drops of pink food coloring to tint the mixture pale pink. Pour the mixture into the pans and allow to set for several hours or overnight. Dust a sheet of waxed paper with some powdered sugar and cornstarch. Dip the base of the pan in hot water. Invert onto the paper. Cut into 1 inch squares using an oiled knife. Toss in confectioner's sugar to coat evenly.
I found this recipe in an old craft book and is the best recipe I have ever found for the Turkish delight candy. The book is called A Country Christmas, by Lorenz Books.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cartoon Extraganza

On Friday July 10th Antonelli College is holding their first annual cartoon extravaganza. Open to the public with art to see from students original designs, vendors like me and my plush dolls. Industry insiders offering knowledge on topics such as drawing supplies and self publishing. There will also be music, food and drinks, come on out and check it out. Starts at 5pm-8pm Downtown Cincinnati Ohio 124 east 7th Street.
The characters you see above will be available tomorrow night as well and at Loveland Castle on Saturday;)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Art on the Lawn

Cool art exhibit at my girlfriends house, not just my work will be there, but in addition there will be my friends beautiful jewelry designs, pottery, art quilts, and another painter along side me and of course my plush monsters;)
Event is in Ohio
Sunday June 28
times; 5pm-8pm
4338 Glenway Ave.
Cinci. OH

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Silvertone Art and Wine Show

This weekend I'll be doing the Silverton Art and Wine Show and I'll have some of my paintings up for sale, if you live close and are able to come, stop on by and say hi to me;)
Some of my paintings are viewable on myspace.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Side Show Plushies

Hissing Cockroach plushies inspired by the
Pickled Brothers Side Show. These guys will be
available for purchase this Saturday at Loveland Castle where they are currently holding their
annual Knights Tournaments. It's fun small show
with sword fighting, jokes, music, rescue grey hounds, and fun vendors like me.
Hope ta see ya there;)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Busty Adult Plush Bandita

Some pictures of a busty new fetish doll Ijust finished up, isn't she adorable?

Friday, May 8, 2009

Weekend Shows

Please join me and some of my friends at Loveland Castle on Saturday for some Renaissance fun, tour the castle, view the gardens, see rescue grey hound dogs, look and shop at local artists that will be set up there .
For more info at the castle call 513-683-4686.
Join us in Newport KY at Seventh Street Gifts for a magical faery festival, were there's going to be, music, food, drinks, workshops, pet and people readers,prizes for best dressed fairy costume, and lots of fun at both the shows.
Stop by and say hi to me;)
Seventh St. is located at 114 East Seventh St.
their phn#859-655-9444

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Naughty Fetish Doll

I just finished up a new doll.

He's a little naughty fetish doll.

If you are easily offended you might want to turn back now.

I find that life is a funny place and sometimes you just gotta laugh, if you have no sense of humor then pooh on you!

I have an idea for a story for my new little fetish, but I'm still working on it. But for now here's some pictures of my new creation. Hope you like him.

Castle Show

Please join me and a few of my friends at the Loveland Castle this Saturday for a taste of a Renaissance fair.
There will be entertainment, the castle to tour, lovely gardens to view, a grey hound rescue group, and of course unique handmade goods by local artists.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Madeira Art Show

I Will be at the Madeira Annual Art show this Sunday May 3rd.
There are many regional artists at this wonderful show.
Lots of different art to look at.
There also is food and refreshments at this show.
Pet and child friendly.
Check your local papers for more information.
Hope to see you there!

Faerie Festival Newport Kentucky

I'll be doing this wonderful show, please come and check it out if you live close by.
Seventh Street Gifts
114 East Seventh Street
Newport, KY
show is on Mother's Day May 10th
Live music
Activities and workshops for all ages
Dozens of regional artists
Pet and People psychic readers
east & treat/ food and refreshments
General merry making
May Pole dance 1:30 pm
Wings requested but not required
Prizes for best costumes!
Faerie Queen Parade at 2:30pm
Absolutely pet and kid friendly

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Historic Loveland Castle

Starting this Saturday the Loveland Castle will be holding knights tournaments.
There will be games, crafters, shows, and music.
The castle will be having this event every second weekend through September.
If you'd like to dress up and join in the fun, then come on out and check it out. Tour the historic castle and search for ghosts.
Here's their website for information and to get directions.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pan Fried Bacon Plushies

I just made these fun new characters BACON!!!!
Because anyone knows that bacon makes everything better.
They have such great expressions on all their little faces.
I have angry bacon that hurts your tummy if you eat him.
Scared bacon because he knows eventually he will be a tasty treat.
Excited/happy bacon because he's just damn happy to be here because he's bacon.
I think I might have made too many pieces of plush bacon, while working on these it made me want bacon so bad and I can't eat it because I'll eat the angry bacon and it will upset my tummy.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Historic Loveland Castle

Last Saturday night we went to Loveland Castle for a ghost hunt with Northern Kentucky Paranormal Group. They had new equipment to share with everyone and they were so fun and friendly. We had such a great time talking with new people.
Sir Fred of the Castle was speaking to me about some shows they are starting up in April and are going to run them through September every second weekend of the month. They are going to have a min. Renaissance Festival the whole rest of the year. This is a great opportunity for local artists as well as new future rennies. Please come and check out the brand new show and tour the castle it's awesome.
Here's some information about the castle;

Loveland Castle
12025 Shore Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Healthy Breakfast Drink

Here's a healthy drink to boost your energy in the morning without coffee.

1 cup rice milk
1 large banana
1/2 a scoop of vanilla protein
1 small container of Stonyfield Farms's O'Soy yogurt (I used strawberry)
1/4 cup smashed walnuts
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)optional
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or to taste) optional
1-2 ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
This is an adapted recipe from Dannon yogurt, but b/c I can't have milk products I changed a few things around. This is very good and if you're a milk fan and not sure of the texture, this is a great alternative to milk. I used to love milk but as I get older milk doesn't like me so much so I'm trying out some new things and this really is tasty and I can't tell that it isn't milk.
Here's to your health;)
I'll post more recipes that I try out and make and if I like the way they turn out and if they're yummy Delicious I'll share the recipe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Just sharing a new character I created. A monster leprechaun.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekend Show

Hi everyone.
If anyone is looking for something to do this weekend and you like arts and crafts,
I'll be set up along with a bunch of artists and crafters at Little Miami High School this Saturday March 7th.If any of you get to come stop by and say hi to me;)

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Website

I just started selling another handmade website.
My new store is;
Poppets N Potions
I'm starting some new projects, and getting to make new plush monsters. I am also going to be making some new body balms that I usually only sell at our Ohio Renaissance Festival.
I'm very excited about the new products, they are all natural so you aren't poisoning your body or the environment b/c I package my items in tins and or glass jars, so they can be either reused or recycled;)
Holiday are coming up once again so stay posted for a look at some of the new dolls that are being made.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cat Art Show Update

The art show went pretty well, it probably would have been better received if it hadn't been on Valentines Day. What did not get purchased is now going to be auctioned on E-Bay. So if you are interested you can go to the animal rescue website to inquire more info:)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tea Please

I really like tea and this site has some wonderful blends.
Right now they are offering their valentine tea blends and they only do them now.
If you sign up on their email list they send you coupon codes.
I like the chocolate rose valentine tea it inspired a solid perfume I offer for sale on my etsy shop.

Free Food and Drink

On February 14th, Loveland Studios on Main will be open to the public from 6pm-10pm. There will be free food and drink (beer, wine, water,etc)You will be able to view the studios of local artists.This isn't all, this night is a special night.There will be a silent auction on donated paintings from across the country to help support local cats that were found in a closed down dilapidated factory. The caretaker of the site has been trying to feed these cats and care for them, but it was to much. Animal rescue got involved and local artists got involved to help raise money to get health care and new homes for the cats.Not able to to afford a painting? Animal rescue has also made high quality duplications of the original art and you can buy a t-shirt, tote bag, or framed tile, and there's other things as well.This is a great opportunity to help save a life that didn't ask for it to be treated so harshly.Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Animal Rescue Art Project Update

My painting is finally on line with the animal rescue art project and now you can buy tiles, t-shirts, tote bags, and more. All you have to do is go into shop. I'm excited, and happy that I got to be a part of helping the kitties. the website is

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gypsy Tea

Thought I'd share this wonderful tea I have and the website.

I have the one pictured it is wonderful and I'm not a fan of green tea at all but this one is great.

It comes in this wonderful tin that you can get refills for online.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Herbal Hearth Imp

Little herbal hearth imp for your consideration.Convo me to inquire what herbs I have on hand to make you a special herbed hearth imp.Each little imp is hand crafted from own strange imagination. These little guys or things are little guardians for your house, computer, desk, where ever you would like for them to be.Made from polymer clay no molds used on bodies, except for the face.Herbs actually embedded into the clay, baked, painted, buffed gently to bring out detials, then glazed to protect from dust and dirt.I love the organic look to these guys the herbs are what is giving the wonderful colors you are seeing, the addition to paint was to bring out the fine tiny details to each one of a kind imp. These imps are neither male nor female they are elementals, sparks of energy and imagination. They hide in small areas not evil but they do like to play tricks by moving and hiding things on you.

Eery imp has been signed and dated and comes with tiny card with folklore information concerning each herb, flower, or fairy tale figure.

Each one measures approximately 2 inches high and 2 1/4 wide on the bottom.Due to them being hand made and no molds they sometimes gets a tiny bit bigger but not much.The one pictured is of one made with cloves.

Clove Imp comes to you for protection and brings you luck in money.

He comes from the fire element.

Imps have come to me to show me life isn't so serious and to lighten up, so in this they have been therapy for me.

Light and love always,


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Animal Rescue Art Project

I was approved to be able to donate a piece of art work for some cats that were just recently rescued from an old closed factory in Cincinnati.
This is my piece above of Pancho and Buck. I hadn't quite finished it when the picture was taken.
The art work will be up for auction on February 14th at Studios on Main in Loveland Ohio. It is a wonderful event and will help these amazing animals that need help.
Also on the website they direct you to cafe press where these pieces of art have been added to tiles, bags, t-shirts etc.