Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Help Save Handmade! PLEASE READ!!

From the Save Handmade Website:

We're all for strengthening the safety standards of mass-produced toys, clothes, and accessories made in China, and banning toxins like phthalates and lead. But this year, congress passed the ill-conceived Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, a law which goes into effect in two months and will absolutely decimate the small toy manufacturers, independent artisans, and crafters who have already earned the public trust. The very same ones that we often feature here and in our yearly special edition gift guides.
With this act going into effect February 10 2009 so many people we love will be affected: Moms who sew beautiful handmade waldorf dolls out of home, artists who have spent decades hand-carving trucks and cars out of natural woods, that guy at the craft show who sold you the cute handmade puzzle--even larger US companies who employ local workers and have not once had any sort of safety issue will no longer be able to sell their goods. Not without investing tens of thousands of dollars into third-party testing and labeling, just to prove that toys that never had a single toxic chemical in them still don't have a single toxic chemical in them.
Please go check out the Save Handmade website and add their button to your blog or website.
Until Next Time...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snowflake Annie is ready

I am so pleased with how she turned out. I've never done a full head of hair before and think she is so adorable.
Snowflake Annie has been added to my site and is hoping for a new home.
You can read more about Snowflake Annie here.

Until Next Time...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

Well my girls decorated our tree after dinner Thanksgiving day. They did a great job! I just thought I would share some of my handmade/handpained ornies I've done over the years. I have lots going on today, I'm making some stocking ornies & some Annie ornies. Then heading into the kitchen to mix up a batch of salt dough. I have lots of cookies cutters gifted to me from my friend Sherry and I just have to play! Until Next Time...