Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fall is FINALLY here!!

Fall is my most favorite season of the year although in Florida, it seems to be that Summer lurks here all year long. Time to light up those pumpkin spice candles, get baking, and decorating!! If you are thinking of celebrating fall with some great friends and some apple cider, enjoy these recipes and other great ideas here! Enjoy!

Hot Apple Cider
1/2 gallon apple cider
12 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 c. orange juice
1/2 c. lemon juice
Heat apple cider. Add all ingredients. Allow the mixture to simmer for half hour or more. Serve this in mugs on a chilly night.

Makes 12 servings.

Double Layered Pumpkin Pie

4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 TBSP milk
1TBSP sugar
1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip
1 graham pie crust
1 cup cold milk
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
2 packages Jello-vanilla flavored instant pudding & pie filling
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
MIX: Cream cheese, 1 TBSP milk, and sugar/Gently stir in the whipped topping. Spread on bottom of crust.

POUR: 1 cup cold milk into bowl and add pumpkin, pudding mixes, and spices. Beat (mixture will be thick). Spread over the cream cheese layer.


Dazzle up your wine glasses with these wine charms!

Exquisite Dining Wine Glass Charms (6) with Free Shipping
Get excited to entertain with these beautiful wine glass charms, pick a color to remember whose glass is whose. These Nature inspired, wine glass charms are 3 and a half inches long, and they will slip onto any wine glass stem. You will receive 6 wine glass charms in the colors of your choice, or the ones already shown in the picture. These colors are: beige, cream, burgundy, orange crush, chocolate, and hunter green.

So, you have your party ready and you need a piece of jewelry to wear... come see these Fall Exclusives from
Pumpkin Pye Boutique!

A dainty piece of pumpkin pye...

Just $10 and FREE US/CANADA shipping!

Pumpkin Pye anyone?! This is a signature pumpkin pye necklace exclusive to "Pumpkin Pye Boutique". The charm includes a 16" necklace chain. If you need another size, please specify at checkout!

Caramel Apple Surprise Button Bracelet
Just $16 and of course, FREE US/CANADA shipping! Doesn't get any better than that!!

Caramel Apple Surprise Button Bracelet is a beautiful bracelet to wear in the fall season. It completes an outfit and is a great conversation piece! The caramel, red apple, and deep purple buttons are complimented by 2 key charms, 1 lock and 3 swarovski crystals. At the clasp, there is a charm that says "live". Live your fall season with this gorgeous bracelet! This bracelet measures 7". If you need a different size, please specify at checkout and I will make the adjustment at no extra charge for you. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fabulous Vintage Passage Key Jewelry by Sojourcuriosities

Sojourncuriosities specializes in mixed media jewelry using vintage keys, wire wrapping, beads and whatever she can get her hands on into making such beautiful and unique jewelry. Her jewelry is one of a kind and you can easily find something in her shop for yourself or for someone else! If for some reason, you can't find something, no worries! She accepts custom orders as well as wholesale! Check her out at

She also has done some beautiful collaborations as well! Pumpkin Pye Boutique has had the opportunity to do a Coraline Inspired piece with her! A black clay button bowed skeleton key, faceted & starry blue and purple glass beads, and vivid dusky purple & blue wire.

Measures 2.5" long, with bail, and 1" across at widest point.
Presented on black organza ribbon necklace with lobster clasp. Other colors available upon request

Another gorgeous collaboration was done by Jupita, also an etsy member. Vintage silver hued
key and a cluster of iridescent glass beads accent this lovely upcycled gift card necklace by Jupita.Etsy.Com.
Handcut starbucks gift cards merge with this adorned key to create this amazing upcycled necklace. The upcycled starbucks card pieces are different from front to back of the piece. (Meaning, you can flip it over for a different look!!)

Chain portion is 18", drop is 3"

A perfect gift for Mom, your favorite barista, or even better.. yourself!

If you are interested in seeing some more beautiful work from Jupita.Etsy.Com go check out her shop!

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Jenn of Design My Boutique has the most adorable hair clips for kids and mini ones for babies! Handmade with love and the
assistance of her 2 kids (just to watch lol) Jenn has made the "oh so fashionable" clips to match any outfit! Great prices and fast service! Go and check her shop out and show Design Mine Boutique some love!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Which Business Card?

It's time for me to reorder some business cards! Hard to think that I went through 150 in such a short amount of time! I suppose it's a good thing! Now I need some help. I'm thinking of redoing my business cards with a different design. The original one, which I have been using is the brown card, and I am thinking of changing to the owl one. Please take a look and vote on which one best suits my shop! Thanks so much!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I was featured on NBC4 Los Angeles TV website!

I was sewing last night on my new singer machine and I got a text message (my email is automatically sent to my phone so I never miss a beat!) and I start reading.. "Hi, I saw your peanut butter and jelly necklaces on NBC4's website Los Angeles, I thought you would like to know." WOAH!!! Okay, so maybe its just an online website.. but it's NBC4! IN LOS ANGELES! How awesome! So, I am now totally stoked at 12am...just knowing that my shop has been featured on the news channel! Anyway, come see what they had to say! All I need now, is for Paris Hilton to get ahold of my necklaces and I'm in!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Looking for Handmade Stamps?

My search started for a handmade pumpkin pie stamp once I had opened my shop and realized how cute it would be to stamp my packages with a perfect pumpkin pie stamp. I searched and searched for this stamp and couldnt find anything and just gave up. While chatting in an etsy chat, (I can always be found in there!) I saw people posting from xneoncanvas' shop! ( Stamps!! and she accepts custom orders too! I couldn't resist and had shown her my pumpkin pie polymer clay charm and she was able to construct the perfect stamp from a picture of my polymer clay item! How awesome is that!!! The price was soooooo reasonable, I was shocked! I received my order so fast too! Felicia is a fabulous person to work with and very kind too! I highly recommend xneoncanvas for your much needed stamps!! Go visit her shop! go!! go!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Marketing YOUR Products

Lots of crafters out there have fabulous hand-made products. We set up shop, load our inventory, and then it sits. No traffic... few sales...and then the frustration begins. I look back into my shop and wonder, "what is it that I'm doing wrong? I know I have a great product but my shop is collecting dust on a weekly basis." With this all being said, I've come to see that writing a business plan is a must.

  • Products and/or Services and your Unique Selling Proposition
  • Pricing Strategy
  • Sales/Distribution Plan
  • Advertising and Promotions Plan
Products/Services need to be unique. Make it different from everyone else! What makes your product different from your competitors? You need a unique selling proposition. What is the message that you want to get across to your buyers? The marketing plan is all about communicating this central message to your customers.

Pricing: What is the cost for your product/services?? What is the cost of materials and labor? Include the cost of mailing, selling fees and other administrative costs as well.

How does the pricing of your product or service compare to the market price of similar products or services?

If your price is lower than competitors how are you able to do this? If you charge higher, how does this benefit your customer? These are things that come into play while planning your pricing.

Sales/Distribution Plan: What costs are associated with distributing your item? How long will it take until your customer receives their item?

If your business involves selling a product, you should also include information about inventory levels and packaging in this part of your marketing plan. Explain how your products will be packed and shipped. What methods of payment do you accept? What is your return policy? What type of product warranties does your company hold? Is there an area on your site for customer feedback?

Advertising and Promotions Plan: When advertising your product, which media outlets are you going to use? ie: internet, radio television, billboards, flyers etc.. Sales promotions are a good way to lure your customers in. Offer coupons, free gifts, product demonstrations etc. Marketing materials are always a huge plus- business cards, pamphlets, brochures etc.

How do you get publicity?
  • product launches
  • special events, including community involvement
  • writing articles
  • getting and using testimonials
Craft fairs are a good place to start! Find out about local craft fairs in your city. Check city websites for this information or visit to sign up (for free) and get a list of upcoming events in your area.

Start up a business website! has some great offers to get you signed up. Microsoft Office Live has a free hosting/website too. There are other paid sites to use, however when starting out, sometimes its just not in your budget at the time.

No business is too small to have a marketing plan!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Felt, Felt and more Felt!

Felting has become a more recent hobby of mine and I really love it! I hand sew little felt pins, hair clips, coasters and mini plushy stuffed animals/objects. I would love to take custom orders for felting too! All of my felt items are completely hand sewn by me with great attention to detail and made with lots of love! Come check out some of my felt crafts on my etsy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coral Springs High School's Art Club Shows Support for Autism Awareness!

I would like to thank Ms. Horniker and her art club students for participating and donating their time to make Autism Awareness Puzzle Pins. The students did such a wonderful job and I can't thank them enough for helping me!

Now show YOUR support, by ordering a puzzle pin for just $5.00 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to

Thank You Coral Springs High School Art Club!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Items!!

I just added some new items this week! New necklaces, new pottery and a new painting! Finally! So much work and so little time. Go and check it all out in my shop at I'd love to hear some thoughts on my items!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Puzzle Pieces for Autism

I used to work with autistic students for a few years as well as students with other handicaps. I love those children so much and they have always inspired me with their creativity. I have raised awareness a few years ago at Tradewinds Elementary by making Puzzle Pins for the teachers to wear and show their support. I would like to continue doing this for April 2009. I will be working on these pins and getting pictures up of them as soon as possible to have them all ready for Autism Awareness Month in April 2009. I am donating 100% of the proceeds from these pins to Autism Speaks. ( Show your support by ordering one of these adorable handmade pins today. I will make a list of the people who have bought and post the links to your shop/business if applicable.

Here is a great article that you all might be interested in:

We have donations!! WOOHOO! Thank you all for your support!!
- Selnise (
-ScentfulIndulgence (

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Party Favors!

I have recently been thinking about doing party favors! I can make something very unique for that special celebration! Baby showers, weddings, birthday parties for any age! Whatever type of party favor your heart desires! Contact me if you are interested and together we can come up with something fabulous! E-mail:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Valentine's Day Gifts!!

I've added some new necklaces specifically for Valentine's Day! Come on and meet these special little animals with a big heart!

Meet my friend, Midnight the Valentine Night Owl! Midnight the Valentine Night Owl is just an adorable fun loving guy! He sleeps all day and comes out to party at night, but only on Valentine's Day! Don't let this little guy get lost into the night! Midnight is made with love out of polymer clay and comes on a 16" silver necklace. The bottom is stamped with my initials, "tb"

This is Ava the Valentine Bird and she loves to sing! Her beautiful voice is music to everyone's ears! Wear her around your neck and you are sure to hear beautiful sounds! Ava is made with love out of polymer clay and comes on a 16" silver chain. The bottom is stamped with my initials, "tb"

On the left here we have "Peekaboo the Valentine Turtle"! He is a shy little guy and wears his heart on his shell. His adorable little face and vibrant colors are sure to melt anyone's heart! Peekaboo is made with love out of polymer clay and comes on a 16" silver chain. The bottom is stamped with my initials, "tb"

These are all handmade by me with much time and perfection into each individual piece. Each necklace is tucked away safely in a jewelry box and shipped out in a bubble wrap. Come on in my shop and order these now before these little love bugs get away!