Burning Man

There are somethings in life that just have to be experienced. Burning Man is one of them. And the 2010 Burning Man starts tomorrow.

We created a special pair of wings for someone for this year’s Burning Man, a pair of wings for an Absinthe Fairy. They were modeled after our Ninja Fairy Wings and absinthe spoons. They even glow in the dark : )

Tens of thousands of people gather in the Nevada desert to celebrate creativity. It’s otherworldly. There are many Etsy artists who create Burning Man-isk items and clothing.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

Alienphant, bionicunicorn, bluemoonkatherine, coyotepheonix, dirtybirdyvintage, EnRapturingReVisions, globalgoddessgoods, HappyLoveHoops, HuluWuwu, icandfashion, idolatre, IntergalacticApparel, jadedminx, metaldesigns, MissKarina, MoonlightCrystals, NomadicRoots, olorle, OpalMoonDesigns, Puppycatmeow, Raimbowtree, rainwheel, satanica, savagedryad, SteampunkGear, thingsbuilt, Tribalpunk, and XFireAngelX

Cute as a Cupcake

Today is cupcake day! Hit up your local bakery, they might be running a special or have freebies to celebrate.

Cupcakes are always great, but what has caused the big craze with them over the last year or so I don’t know. There’s even a show now about some cupcake makers in D.C.. And in SLC there is a cupcake maker that started at the farmer’s market there and now has this really popular show downtown. There’s a new cupcake shop here in Ogden too.

My personal favorite are gingerbread cupcakes, especially this recipe:

Ginger Bread Cupcakes
  • 1c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. All Spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Egg White (Slightly Beaten)
  • 1/3 c. Molasses
  • 1/3 c. Water
  • 3 tbsp. Cooking Oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake papers and set aside.
  2. In medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl stir together egg, molasses, water and oil.
  4. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just blended.
  5. Spoon batter into cupcake into the muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes (until cupcakes spring bake when pressed lightly in the center). A sprinkling of brown sugar is a great addition on the top of the hot cupcakes.

Makes about 8 cupcakes.

Etsians have been following the cupcake trends as well. Search for cupcake and over 37,000 items show up in the handmade category alone.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

babycakesanddecor, BabytalkDesigns, beadpassion, chloescloseboutique, CozyMoments, craftyaddictions, doodlebugdesign, EmbellishedPaper, FreshyFig, GetSassed, graceprintables, ilovefancyshmancy, kawaiidesune, KcSoapNmore, monkeyminddesign09, munkie716, PaintedByRenee, PartyParade, silverspoonscraps, SwankyCameraCouture, theboldbanana, TwoSugarBabies, ViviansKitchen, and Zummi

Like a Fox

Foxes play an interesting role in the mythology of many cultures. They can be good or bad, and that usually varies from situation to situation, even with the same fox. They are nearly always the trickster of the story and in some cultures the trickster god takes on the form of a fox. Heather and I play a F2P MMORPG. The class of character we both play can turn into a fox. They are called venomancers and are modeled after the Yao Jing in Chinese mythology.

If you search for “fox” on Etsy you get a LOT of hits, almost 5,000. It seems many others are just as enchanted with foxes as those who made the myths.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

birdmafia, bitofwhimsyprims, BlackBaroque, bobbin4apples, deannabachart, dearcolleen, deebeale, designbirdie, goldsprite, inblue, lulubugjewelry, Merimask, nekochii, roamingrabbit, shinybycharlotte, sparrowsalvage, sunmeower, ThisYearsGirl, trumblydesigns, and UpsideDownsideDark

You Are One Crafty Ninja

You know I don’t think supply sellers get as much credit as they should. There are thousands of supply sellers on Etsy, both commercial and handmade, as well as a ton of crafters getting rid of extra supplies through destashing. I get tons of our bead supplies from destash sales and you save SO much from it. So much so that it’s hard to limit yourself sometimes, leaving you to need to destash yourself.

The Etsy artists and suppliers in this article are:

auntifranni, BareNakedFindings, beadbarnsupplies, BellaNoelle, clearcutcrafts2007, colorhouse, dorothydomingo, felicitysiu, greenkitten, happysupplies, karaku, littleappleton, MaryNotMartha, MermaidTreasures, room29, shareliving, sistermaide, skstudiojewelry, slippedstichstudios, Stashable, SunBijoux, TheCraftyBead, TheFrontHouse, theopalescence, and violaviola

New Products!

I’ve been having some more fun with wire and beads 🙂

Not all of these are yet listed in our Etsy shop (I’ve been spacing out the listings to cut down on our renewing costs), but they are being added. Some are already there 🙂

Elvis Week

When I was a kid I had this baby sitter that was obsessed with everything Elvis. I remember his songs constantly playing. I think that’s why I don’t like many of them (with the exception of Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes). I do however love the references to Elvis in sci-fi. The mention in Men in Black and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and stories like Elvis in the Attic show how one charismatic personality can become pretty much immortal. What are future cultures going to think when they dig up piles of Elvis memorabilia and find him mentioned in such stories? Ten bucks says with as often as his name and Oprah’s come up and the tendency for us to believe our predecessors are more religious than ourselves, the future archeologists will probably speculate they are gods or something >_<.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

21CannonSalute, BarkerBell, BByeButterfly, CreativePal, drinkingstars, ElvisResurrected, lovelasmuertas, missluckyhellcatart, OneElf, OriginalsbyLauren, parsnipandpear, recyclemania, RetroVisionClothing, SandDragonH2O, SKULLCLOWN, soapopotamus, supapun, thestockingswerehung, XOHandworks, and zanneavenue

More From the Farmer’s Market

Here’s some more pics from our booth at the farmer’s market from the last couple weeks.

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