Friday, October 31, 2008

Viva La Violette

Mmmmm, candles :)

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Another brand new Etsian - show the love!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zippityduda - What a Wonderful Day!

Look at all that crafty goodness!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Where does it go?

Yesterday, Max turned 15. It's hard to believe - where did all that time go? It doesn't seem like I just brought him home from the hospital, but surely he can't be older than 8! And of course, he's not your typical 15 year old. There's no backtalk or sneaking or bad grades or all that teenager stuff. He's responsible, inventive, hilarious, and brilliant. I know, he's my kid I can say that :) But really, he is!

He's very concerned about the upcoming election - he enjoys watching Keith Oberman and Rachel Maddow, and questioning anyone he comes across. He has "upgraded" one of our computers and it looks like Dr. Frankenstein was in the basement. He likes to zip around on his pocket bike (think circus clown) and hang out with his friends doing "parquor". (I think that's how you spell it. It's some new sport known as freerunning.) All the while, planning his future as a chemical physicist researcher. Oh yes, he is almost finished with Physics this semester and he loves it. Next semester is Chemistry 111, PreCalculus, and Psychology. He's planning to transfer to VCU in the Fall of 2009 - so we shall see.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rayna's Creations

Unbelievable knitted beauty!

I'm a knitter myself and know how much love and time goes into the craft (one of the reasons I don't sell my knitted creations - for friends and family only!), and I must say her work is exquisite. She is just starting out, so give her some BIG Etsy love :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Iguana Make It - Chocolates in Every Shape!

I truly believe in better living through chocolate! I must warn you though - I can't vouch for how long I will be able to keep my fingers away from these lovely samples!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

PAMPER ME Etsy Sampler is Here!

You can check out the description and photos here!

There are only 10 available so place your order quickly - I don't think they'll last long! Stay tuned for the Indulge Me Sampler, it's coming soon :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crystal's Treasures - Treasure Yours!

Beautiful, beautiful work! I feel pretty just looking at it :)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blossoming Tree - Natural Body Care

Another lovely Etsy person whom I'm happy to promote!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stacey's Bath Stuff - Smell Good, Feel Great

Wonderful delights for the skin!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Handcrafted by Lamar - Greeting Cards

Truly amazing and one of most favorite people in the world! Previously featured here on my blog, but I can't say enough good stuff about him :)

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Newsletter Woes

I'm trying to send out the Monthly Newsletter but I'm having issues with my host server. Ugh! As soon as it's fixed, hopefully tomorrow, I will be sending it out.

If you haven't signed up yet, do so right away so you can slip in before this month's Giveaway. There will be photos of the upcoming Sampler items, and a special discount for Newsletter subscribers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm in an Etsy Storque Article!

I can hardly believe it! They didn't even let me know! I just stumbled on it. My little heart is fluttering :)

Go look!
(Can you see me jumping up and down and clapping my hands squealing in delight? I won't make a video, it's just better if you imagine it!)

Eldwenne - Fantasy Jewelry

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Coming Soon: Handmade SamplerBoxes

I'm very excited about my new collaboration with several Etsy artists! Things have been in the works now for a little over a month to bring you 2 different Etsy Samplers. They will be available in my shop within a week or two. A couple of my new talented Etsy artist friends are still busily working putting the finishing touches on their products.

To get you excited about these artists and this great way to sample many different items at a low price, I will be featuring each of these artists every other day for the next 30 days. Of course, my packages will include Callidora items as well :)

Please check back frequently and meet these great people and get ready to order your Sampler pack!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thinking about what to wear for the Holidays?

Think custom! Order your holiday dress now, it can take 4-6 weeks for a semi-formal or formal gown (two piece outfit). It'll be in the same price range as holiday wear from a major department store like Macy's, Kohl's, or Dillard's. The difference is - it will fit YOU! Not some 5'9" statuesque model in France, you - with all your beautiful bits.

If you contact me before November 1 for a custom outfit for the holidays, I will create a matching handbag for you FREE. Who doesn't want a gorgeous party dress (or pantsuit) with a matching bag?! Since I am only one person, I will only be able to take a certain number of orders for the holiday season, so get your order in early.

And remember, if you buy at Macy's, you'll have to pay all at once. If you buy from me, you can make a deposit (so I can get materials) and make payments during construction - it's a little easier on the budget. But if you like paying by credit card, I can take those too through Paypal.

Company parties
Holiday Open Houses
Winter Weddings
New Year's Eve
Going on a cruise

Friday, October 3, 2008

More Custom Work Completed!

I've added more photos to my Gallery, with descriptions of fabrics used. The skirts were made for a lovely lady in Kansas who works in a law office and wanted to update her winter wardrobe. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Buy It! Mom's Best Cereals

I just want to give a review and promote the cereals made by Mom's Best. If you haven't seen these cereals yet, look a little harder. They are usually near the organic or healthier cereals. They come in bright yellow boxes and are so incredibly priced!

Mom's Best is a family-owned (for four generations) business that makes cereals the way I would. No artificial preservative, colors, or flavors; no hydrogenated (do you know what THAT is?! blech) or palm oil; and NO high fructose corn syrup! There are a variety of flavors and my kids love them all.

Now, granted, my kids are food snobs and probably love it mostly because it's healthy, but they really do like the different flavors. The best part is that since they don't do any promoting or advertising, the savings are passed onto their customers. I bought a 24 oz box of their version of Frosted Mini-Wheats for $1.92 at Walmart. 44 grams of Whole Grain Goodness per serving for less than $2 a box.

Can't say enough good stuff about them. Check out their website at If your local store doesn't carry it, ask for it. Since they don't advertise, spread the word for them. Do something good for the earth and your kids, buy Mom's Best! It's what I would make!

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Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it. - Lady Duff-Gordon

Please visit my online shop, Callidora's, for clothing and accessories. I'm adding new items all the time and I'm always happy to do custom work in any price range. You can email me with any requests and we can create your unique, handmade item together.

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