Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Enter to win handmade soap of your choice!

Who doesn't love a good handmade soap?  MzzThang has every scent you could possibly want to try, from Blackberry Sage to Rosemary to Lavender to Mango!  

Whether you want a relaxing scent at the end of a stressful day or something invigorating to wake you up in the morning, MzzThang has you covered!

Now, until July 8th, she is giving you the opportunity to win three full size bars to try out at home!  All you have to do to enter is follow her blog and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.  It's easy and you will smell much better for it!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Marvelous Mondays

I promised you last month that I would be unveiling a new weekly feature.  This Monday feature serves two purposes, for one, it makes me do a minimum of a weekly post for you ;) and two, I want to showcase some of the amazing talent that is in the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild.

There are so many artists in our guild, which you can always peruse through by clicking on the above link or looking to the side of my blog.

Today, I want to explore the shop of ColtPixy, the guild leader and inspiration of the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild.

She has such a wonderful eye for color and texture.  She is able to take nearly anything and create something magical from it, such as this ivy-covered egg, a popular piece in many collections on  And yes, this was a real chicken egg that she covered with clay...amazing.

ColtPixy is also well known in the guild and among friends for her bunny booty.  I even featured her a few months ago when she was running a special sale for the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit.  She creates these using the Mica Shift technique and has mastered it.  I have a piece and I am constantly amazed by the skill and professional finish that her pieces always have.

Lately, she has branched into owls.  I am lucky enough that she created one especially for me in exchange for one of my hermit crabs.  I feel like I came out ahead on this deal!  Her owls have such personality and the feathers are amazingly detailed, as you can see with this little fellow.  These owls will instantly increase your IQ, I guarantee it.

You would think that these types of projects would keep her plenty busy, but ColtPixy is always looking for the newest technique or medium to branch into.  She is always being inspired by something around her.  Recently, she has delved into using the Sutton Slice technique...creating these beautiful boxes for keepsakes.

I highly recommend that you drop by ColtPixy's shop for professional and unique gifts that you will not find anywhere else.  She has amazing customer service and will bend over backwards to make certain you are satisfied with your purchase.

Tune in Next Monday for the next featured artist!