Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Listen to the details of this dress~boy do they know how to sell a pattern!

Pattern back:
To float you through any occasion....FULL SKIRTED dress, ideally suited to a variety of fabrics, soft, sheer or crisp. (1) softly shirred bodice side front, short sleeve. (2) plain side bodice, three-quarter sleeve. V of front and back neckline repeated at bodice front waistline. VERY FULL circular skirt, flared, gathered. Wear MANY petticoats!!!!!!

If you want to FLOAT, here is your chance:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Vogue SPECIAL Design 4540

Ahh, I bet you'd feel SPECIAL in this dress. So many fabulous details: shirring, draped, boned, strapless, full skirt, fitted bodice ~are you still with me or have you fallen to the floor! This fabulous dress was just listed in my Etsy store and it has the label too!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vintage Graphics

Look at the beautiful graphics on the 1920's hairnet. Isn't she lovely! I would have loved to lived in the 20's. Did you know a Hersey's candy bar cost 3cents in the 1920s.

Vintage Santa Stir Sticks

So I'm having a garage sale very soon and I'm cleaning out some areas with all my vintage items I've purchased over the many years of frequenting estate sales. I came across these cute Santa stir sticks just in time for Christmas. They are copyrighted Amscan and there are 5. I have them listed in my Etsy Superimposium store: or

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Treasury

I haven't tried for a treasury in a long time so I decided to try last night:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Surprise Sale!

I'm fast approaching my 700th Sale on Etsy~if your it, email/convo me for a surprise!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy "HUMP DAY" Sale

I'm having a store wide sale Wed. Oct. 8th Take 20% off your entire order, excludes shipping, but you may still receive free shipping with the purchase of three or more patterns. (Can't wait~start shopping today!)

Monday, October 6, 2008


I purchased the cutest 1" button promos from ~ by the way, isn't that a great name! See for yourself how cute they are, and then get on over to her store and get you some!

Artist feature #3 This and That!

What is your shop's name and where are you located (url)
My shop's name is This and That.

How long have you been in business?
I have been in business for about one month.

What motivated you to go into the crafting business?
I was motivated by a two things. The first motivation is my children, the bring out my creativity. I was also motivated by time. I left teaching in May after 15 years so I now have the time to devote to crafting.

what's is your favorite item you've ever made?
My favorite item is my newest one, my photo treasure box. It can be made with any of my pictures and the colors can be custom done also.

It's a good day when ...
It's a good day when I get to spend it with my children and when I get to get some crafting done in my home studio, my dining room table.

Do you have any advise for someone who wants to open a shop on Etsy?
I think that anyone who wants to open a shop on etsy should, you never know what's going to happen if you don't try.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Honey & Cinnamon

I received this in an email and I thought I'd share. I've always known honey was good for many aliments.

Facts about Honey and Cinnamon

It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine or all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:


Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon

revitalize the arteries and veins.


Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half Teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because

of arthritis started walking without pain.


Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.


Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.


Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This Process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.


Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.


According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.


Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.


Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.


A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.


Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Bring four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water to a boil to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.


Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.


Daily, in the morning, one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.


Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three time s a day.


Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily in the morning after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the

body within a week.


People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.


Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Jeanie in a bottle and a WISH!

I purchased some old 40's and 50's magazines at an estate sale and as I was looking through them, Oh, how I wished I could go back in time. If a Jeanie granted me one (1) self-indulgent wish, I honestly wouldn't wish for a millions dollars, as I'm sure most people would. I'd ask for a modest amount and the wish to return to the 40's to spend it. What fun! Look at this fabulous leather bag, price $20. Those pumps and buckles are $15. That wool dress is $35.
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