Let them Eat Cake and Read Blogs!!

Chris over at Designs by CK just gave me the Marie Antoinette award
"blogs to loose your head over"

I prefer to think of it as the
"Blogs to eat candy and cake in front of award"
Rules are:

1.Please put the Marie Antoinette picture on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

Here are 7 blogs that send me searching for seven layer cake:

Since I seem to be missing four layers I will just have to eat two pieces!

Randi at the Art of Happiness - seriously sweet stuff over there
Jenny at the Polkadot Pixie - her creations belong on the top of a HUGE cake
Vivian at Vivs Whimsy - this lady bakes scrumptious goodies with one hand and creates adorable works with the other!
Cathy over at Tadpoles and Teacups - She's from the South - SWEET TEA - 'nuff said
Jannelle over at Pumpkinseeds Originals - Adorable creations
Beth Quinn at Beth Quinn Designs - Beautiful work - as delicate as lace sugar cookies
Deb over at Hip Hop Jingle Boo - My idea of a visual "Candy Store"

Enjoy - and thank you Chris!
-Sweet B


Whoooooo likes Owls?

Here is a piece I created for the EHAG art challenge

Mr. Owl will be up for auction at 2pm on the 15th of November.
I really wanted to keep this piece - but since it was for the challenge....

The light bulb that lights the Hollowed out Stump creates a wonderful warm "glow"
Hmmmmm perhaps Mr. Owl is too comfortable - he may never want to leave!
Visit my ebay link for more photos! And check out all of the talented artists on EHAG who will be listing this weekend.
- Sweet B


Spookytime Jingles Preview!

It's time for the Spookytime Jingle Reveal!
Look who has been hiding out in the veggie patch! Mr. Butternut is looking a little alarmed - is he on the menu this month?
Acorn Squash thinks it is all a big joke.....surely no-one would want to EAT this cutie!
Squashy Pumpkin is a little disgruntled - he was very "put-out" when he was picked!
All three Candy containers will be making their debut on STJ on the 13th.

Mr. Snowman is delivering Christmas trees and CANDY, he will be appearing on the "jingles" end of Spookytime Jingles.
(to visit STJ now - click on the link on the sidebar)
See you on the 13th!
- Sweet B


Sweet Treats That You Can't Eat!

Here are some of my latest Candy Creations

Canvas Candy Coasters

Snowman Lollipop Trees

These two little candy boxes were Challenge pieces. The red "Joy to the World" was created for the PWGL Challenge, and the green "Deck the Halls" was created for the November 15th Glitter and Grunge blog challenge. Joy to the world is on ebay now, and Deck the halls will be listed in a few days! - both were created with vintage sheet music.

Stay Tuned for my Spookytime Jingles Goodies - should have some photos by tomorrow!!
Sweet B


Not ready for Christmas Movies?

Yesterday I was looking for a Wintry movie that would get me in to the mood for creating snowmen and santas - but didn't want to start watching the "classic" Christmas movies just yet. I found this movie


It was commissioned by the BBC in 2006 in honor of Hans Christan Anderson, and was aired as a Christmas Special.

This is actually an incredibly beautiful movie. There is a strange mix of animation and live acting which gives it a real fairytale feel to it. There is also some beautiful choral music that is woven into the storyline in an interesting way.

I highly recommend it, even if just for the visuals.

Two Lollipops up!

- Sweet B


November Candy of the Month

So I am a little bit late with this month's candy of the month! The truth is that I ate soooooo much candy on Halloween that I slipped into a sugar coma that lasted three days!

My Halloween night kind of went something like ... one Twix for the cute princess, two for tootsie roll for the 3foot high spider man, three for me....
as a result......I don't ever want to LOOK at another mini mounds bar again! Not to mention Halloween Nerds - what was I thinking??? They shouldn't be allowed to sell these things in such large quantities - its just plain irresponsible!

I seriously feel strung out from my sugar frenzy fest!
That is why I am going to clean up my act! BEFORE the holidays no less.
I pledge to eat right and lay off of the candy.
In honor of my new "Clean Living" ways - this month's candy will be

That's right, Grapes are Natures Candy. Sweet and oh so good for you ...


Come on - would I do that to you? would I do that to myself?? This month's candy is actually RAISINETS
Which could be considered grapes I guess, at least I think you could tell your mom that and get away with it.
Choosing Raisinets is sort of my way of paying homage to the bounty of November.

Raisinets were originally created by the Blumenthal bros. in 1927, who also invented goobers and snowcaps. Nestle bought the candy name in 1984 and updated the logo and packaging.
Whether you enjoy your Raisinets under cover of darkness in the movie theatre or hidden in the back of your closet - post about it and be entered to with this months prize! (prize to be announced mid month).Also - just want to mention that in the past I have been told that the candy of the month is "hard to find" - so I have chosen one that is pretty much everywhere. SO, unless you live on a vegan commune - NO EXCUSES! And if you ARE ACTUALLY dieting, allergic to chocolate, diabetic, or participating in a hunger strike - you can always purchase Raisinets for the ones you love! Anyone can join the candy club and be entered to win!!