Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Morning Flowers

Good morning!

I hope if you're on the east coast you're not totally snowed in, and if you're here in sunny CA that you can enjoy at least part of this beautiful day outside :)

Today's arrangement is a waterfall design, which, I've discovered, is not my favorite. I think you really need a lot of flowers to make it look good. But I do like the happy yellow tulips!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Etsy Treasury!

NaiyaArtBoutique made a green treasury and featured my green oreos! Thanks to her and everyone should check it out. There are some really great items highlighted.
Treasuries are pretty cool- etsy members build a small (12) collection of items they like around some theme they choose. Once it's posted, anyone looking to browse or buy things on etsy can search treasuries and see what other people like for ideas. It's a neat way of interconnecting etsians

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Item! and a Treasury!

I've got new yummy cookies up on Etsy! These are lucky green (St. Patrick's day is coming up!) vegan oreos. Instead of plain buttercream sandwiched between chocolate cookies, I've made it green and mint flavored.

They were gone approximately 30 seconds after I finished taking pictures.

Also, here's a Yummy Vegan Desserts treasury I made today. Check it out for some pretty pictures and tasty treats!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Morning Flowers

Good morning! Today's arrangement is a vegatative design, and the idea is that it should look like someone took a shovel to your garden and dug up a patch and plopped it onto a table. So it should look natural (ish. it still has to be pretty).

I love the flowers in this one because they are so springy! Yellow forsythia, pinky purpley tulips, purple iris, and the white ones are called stock.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Valentine Thank You and Discount!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who ordered Valentine sweets for their sweeties! I went a little crazy baking for a few days, but I really appreciate your support and orders. If you are one of the lucky gift recipients, I hope you liked your goodies! As a thank you to YOU, if you order something from Short and Sweets between now and Feb 28, I will refund you 10% of your order (not shipping) via paypal. I highly recommend the VeganOs and the Fudge. (the Official Taster always recommends those in hope that he gets some leftovers).
**Here's the important part: when you're checking out, in the Message to Seller section, please type in ValentineThankYou so I know to give you your refund.

Please feel free to share this post with friends, family, and countrymen. Word of mouth and a good recommendation from a trusted source are my best tools.

Thanks again! Now, off to bake a cake!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Morning Flowers

Good morning! I really like this little arrangement I made last night, and I hope you do too!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Late Night Project

Tonight about 10:30pm or so, I was inspired to create my own light box to make my pictures better. Partial inspiration goes to the Whisk Kid because her photos are always delightful and lovely, and the rest goes to the Strobist's wonderful tutorial. I used parchment paper (it's something I always have on hand) and decided to make windows on all 4 sides of my wine box so that I can use it tall-ways or wide-ways. In an earlier post this week, I mentioned Bobbie's small lantern "you can barely see." Well, now you can! I used her work as my test piece.

Pretty good for a late night project.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday Morning Flowers

No class this week, but I wanted to keep up the new series, so the purple iris and the happy yellow daffodils are here to brighten your morning :) Enjoy!

Life is Hard.

So you know when you do a really thorough cleaning job in the kitchen and everything is shiny and sparkling and so perfect you should want to cook all day and make perfect things? No? me neither. I've got the first part down, but, for me, when my kitchen looks this great, I don't want to mess it up! Even when I know I need to start baking for Quinn's birthday party. SIGH. Life is hard.
If any of you are wondering, that lovely blue bowl and the little lantern that's hard to see are courtesy of Bobbie, who's stuff you can find here and here.

Also, Happy Birthday to the one and only Paul M!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Buttercream + Jam = Delicious

So yesterday I made Jammie Bodgers (I'm taking suggestions on more sellable/searchable names), whose name practically forces me to talk with a British accent and sip tea with my pinkie up. Where's my fine china?
They turned out to be rather tasty and very pretty. I think the ones with the apple cutouts would be great Valentine's (or anything) presents for teachers. I have to leave for work in a few minutes, but I'm hoping to get them onto ShortandSweets when I get back home. For the red ones I used strawberry jam and the orange ones are pumpkin butter. Unfortunately, after reading the label of the jar I had in the fridge, I realized my current pumpkin butter is not vegan since there's honey in it. So I'll have to find a different source than Trader Joe's. I think that means it's time to go to one of the farmers' markets!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Gluten Free Treasury on Etsy

If you click here you can view a treasury put together by an Etsy member of yummy looking gluten free treats. I think mine are the best, but if wheat is an issue for you, it might introduce you to other options :)
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