Friday, October 31, 2008

Primitive Folk Art Father Christmas

Here is my new offering for the TDIPT Mercantile. The theme the month of November is "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." Be sure to check out all the wonderful offerings from some awesome artists. TDIPT Mercantile Here is the link for my Santa: Father Christmas

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TDIPT Mercantile Christmas Open House

TDIPT Mercantile Christmas Open House
We invite you to join us for our Christmas Open House celebration during the month of November! We're kicking off the holiday season w/ our 2nd annual "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" theme. We'll have door prizes and a TDIPT Gift Certificate up for grabs, but to enter to win, you must sign up for our mailing list/newsletter on the home page of the Mercantile.Ho Ho Ho!!! See you there!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yummy Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte!

CrockPot Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Skip the coffee house today and make pumpkin spice lattes at home. This recipe really does taste like the real thing----even though it doesn't leave a fluorescent orange stain when you dribble it down your sweater.

The Ingredients.
adapted from Taste of Home's Halloween 2008 edition

--2 cups milk (I used 1%)
--2 T canned pumpkin
--2 T white sugar
--2 T vanilla (not a typo. it asks for tablespoons)
--1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
OR: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and a teeny tiny pinch of ground ginger
--1/2 cup brewed espresso or 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee

--garnish with whipped cream (optional)

The Directions.

This will make enough for 2 people to have a big mug with a bit leftover. If you are having friends over, adjust the recipe accordingly. I used a 4-quart crockpot, but as small as a 1.5 quart will work with these amounts.

Add the coffee/espresso and milk to the crockpot. Whisk in the pumpkin, spices, sugar, and vanilla.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours if everything is cold. Whisk again.

Ladle into mugs, and garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon. I added a cinnamon stick to be fancy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Primitive Folk Art Snowgirl and her Crow Friend on Ebay

Here is my newest creation that I am listing on ebay today! She has a lot of personality and character! Don't ya think? She can be hung on your porch or she can sit in your favorite chair.

The weather for us here in Texas is changing today and a cold front is moving in. We are suppose to get storms and cold at night and lots of wind. I think I will turn on my Christmas music and get in the mood for the holidays coming. You know for us crafters our holidays have to come so much earlier so our creations can get to you all in time to enjoy them. I am going to try to list several times a week from now through December so keep checking back. Paula will be home November 1st and she will be anxious to start making her awesome Santas again. Hope you all have a great day today! Thank you for visiting us! Tammie

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Primitive Turkey With Fall Harvest on Ebay!

I just finished my new Thanksgiving Harvest listing for Ebay! I might take a couple orders for these if anyone is interested. They were fun to make. These are made from my own pattern.

Paula is gone for a couple weeks. She went to stay with our Mom and help her out. My Mom is 87 years old. I have been talking to them on the phone and they are really enjoying their time together. I wish I could be there too!

Have a great week everyone! Tammie

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My New Santa Listed to start off the 2008 Season on Ebay

I just listed my New Santa for Ebay. I am happy how he turned out! This is just the first Santa to kick off the 2008 Christmas season. It will end Sunday night. Here is the link to check him out: Sold!