May 31, 2011

The Traveling Bead Box

Lois Moon is ready to pick the new recipient of the

"Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box"

 Have you registered yet?  Check out the rules and enter at this siteYou must register by June 1st.

May 20, 2011

Artfire Shops

Are you an Artist or Craft person that is interested in selling your products online?  Artfire has just what you needSome of the reasons I like having an Artfire Studio is:

1.  There are no listing fees.
2.  No Commissions to pay
3.  You can design your own studio
4.  Your items never expire
5.  You have access to an Artfire Facebook Kiosk

Check out this link for all the information to get started.  Artfire

You can visit my studio at Loretta's Boutique

Thanks for looking!


Clay Classics

I just purchased a new book for Polymer Clay enthusiasts called
 "Clay Classics" by Julie Eakes. and Suzanne McNeill.  It has some interesting carving techniques and cane work that will spark your creative juices.  I bought mine online at Amazon.  You will enjoy!

May 10, 2011

Bead Soup Fairy Tale Swap

Just a little teaser.  Your package is on the way, Dana. :-)  Enjoy the beads.

May 9, 2011

Spring is Here

Spring has sprung, and Summer is on it's way.  Here is my first tomato of the year.  It's still a baby but will grow up to be a delicious Roma tomato.  I can taste the Pasta dishes now.  In fact, let me add a recipe for you right now.

Tomato, Basil, Zucchini Pasta
(serves two)

1 1/2 lbs. Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
3 TBS Olive oil
2 TBS Basil, fresh chopped or (1 TBS dried)

Mix all these ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use. (do not freeze)

1/2 lb. of your choice of pasta
Cook pasta according to directions.

1 TBS Olive oil
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/4" cubes

Saute zucchini until al dente, add tomato mixture, lower heat and warm, do not boil.  Add salt to taste.

Serve over pasta with parmesan cheese