Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hurry in for great deals for Cyber Monday on ArtFire

Check out some of the great deals being offered for Cyber Monday on ArtFire.  Find unique handmade gifts for the holidays at great prices!

For more great deals browse the entire Cyber Monday Trend Page.  Thanks for shopping handmade on ArtFire!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eclectic Jewelry Designs on ArtFire

Designing jewelry has been a passion for EclecticJewelryDesigns on since she was a child. She loves seeing the happy glow on peoples faces.  From 9/2010 until 12/2010, 10% of all sales in EclecticJewelryDesigns will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Below is just a sample of the beautifully designed jewelry available in her shop.
Christmas Cuff  Bracelet Beadwoven in Red Green Silver Great Gift IdeaEarrings Green Malachite Clusters that Dangle Great Gift for ChristmasBracelet Czech Glass leaf Carnelian Gemstone Great Fall AccessoryEarrings Pink Impression Jasper Gemstone Beads Breast Cancer AwarenessHand Woven Pink Fiber Optic Cat Eye Choker Silver EmbelishmentImpression Jasper Hand woven Bracelet RAWRed Aventurine and Carnelian Necklace - Flower Glass PendantRed Fire Agate  Black Onyx Necklace Hand Woven PendantGemstone Choker Black Green Woven Pendant Light Blue Accents Be sure to check out all the wonderful jewelry in this shop!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale at CreativeCritters

CreativeCritters is having a sale for the holidays!  Just use coupon code CYBERSALE at checkout and receive 25% off orders over $25.00 until November 30.  Avoid the rush, traffic, stress, and crowds- shop from the comfort of your own home and get amazing deals on unique handcrafted items.  CreativeCritters' shop categories include Holiday Themed Gifts, Polymer Clay Sculptures, Fantasy Sculptures, Animal Sculptures, Miniature House Sculptures, Pen Sculptures, Trinket Boxes, Stuffed and Knit Animals and Toys, Cloth Dolls, Plush World of Warcraft Characters, Organic Catnip and Cat Toys, and Jewelry and Magnets.  With over 300 handmade items to browse through, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list!  Below is just a sample of what can be found at CreativeCritters.  Click on the picture to go directly to the listing, or click on one of the categories to view everything for sale in that category.
Handmade Polymer Clay Jingle Penguin Pin with Red and Green BellsScarecrow in the Pumpkin Patch sculptureGoofy Knight sculptureHandmade Polymer Clay Duck sculpture with Tulips and DaffodilsMiniature Tudor Style house with LandscapingWhimsical Beagle Dog penOOAK Polymer Clay Trinket Box with Three Fantasy Dragon SculpturesMasquerade Cat Art Doll Purple Blue and White Plush Cat with Clay MaskHandmade Cloth Doll with Pigtails wearing a Red Blouse and JumperHandmade Male Plush World of Warcraft Tauren Doll with Ax and ShieldBlue Felt Catnip Fish Cat ToyGlow in the Dark Earth Moon and Stars Celestial Polymer Clay earrings
Thanks for shopping handmade for the holidays at CreativeCritters!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gifts from the Polymer Clay Smooshers

Here's a wonderful selection of items from the Polymer Clay Smooshers!  Any of these pieces would make a great Christmas gift.  Make your gifts more meaningful and shop handmade this holiday season!

-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Baking some holiday cookies

Yep, it's that time of year again- I've started my holiday baking.  Baking Christmas cookies always reminds me of Gramma.  I remember helping her from the time I could barely reach the table.  I loved helping Gramma do anything, and baking was especially fun.  Plus she always let me lick the bowl! ;)  This will be my first holiday without Gramma, and while I miss her very much, I take comfort in following our traditions.  I can almost feel her in the kitchen with me, telling me to stir the batter just a bit more, and not use quite so much flour.  Today I made several dozen Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.  Some of these will be a gift to my best friend and her family.  They'll be visiting for Thanksgiving and we'll be exchanging our Christmas gifts then, since she won't be back for Christmas.  I like these cookies for several reasons: they're chocolate, they're low fat, and they're easy to make.  Here's the recipe, for anyone who'd like to make these yummy holiday cookies.
Chocolate Crinkles
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
4 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar

1. In a large bowl stir granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, and chocolate until well mixed.  Stir in eggs one at a time.  Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet with cooking spray.
3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat.  Shape into balls.  On cookie sheet, place balls about 2" apart.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies
Easy, delicious, and low fat- makes an awesome gift! :-)
-Michelle of CreativeCritters