Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My little house...After renovations

Most of the outside renovations are done.

My home renovations...Before pictures

These are pictures of our little home way up north in Sooth Rock Falls. Its actually a house with 6 bedrooms. 2 in the basement, 2 on the main floor and 2 upstairs. We have converted one of the bedrooms on the main floor into a diningroom.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Kitty Shamus

Last year he decided the tree was a great place to sleep. And play of course....he broke my favorite Bambie and Thumper glass ornament. Good thing mommy loves him so much!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I discovered these bags are great for a ton of stuff you buy at the Bulk Barn too!! Rice fits in these great! At loeast 12 cups dry and the drawstring just has to be pulled and tied!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=108801&section_id=5753768

Friday, November 14, 2008

My NEW Reusable produce bags for delicate fruits and veggies

Here is my first batch of reusable produce bags that are designed for the delicate fruits and veggies. Sometimes I worry that maybe the mesh produce bags will mar or dent my delicates like peaches, tomatos, mushrooms, etc.

These beautiful SAGE GREEN bags will come in wonderful assorted colors, just like my mesh bags. Come view them in my Etsy shophttp://ficklefaerie.etsy.com/

Don't let the size and the weightlessness of the bags fool you..These are even stronger than my mesh bags and will last through hundreds of washings....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

This is what I woke up to this morning

Its only a couple of inches but I don't think I am ready for it yet......

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Reusable Produce Grocery Bag Gift Set

I decided that since I make my own large tote bags and always get so many comments, I better add one or 2 for Christmas Gift sets...I found this really cool grapes fabric that I thought was so appropriate for my produce sets.... http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17058176 If that link is sold just check my shop for others I have available!
The tote bag holds so much produce!! I got 4 of my regular mesh bags in there and 3 minis and there was still room!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Honoring the rainbow crowd

I decided to honor the rainbow crowd by making a rainbow set of bags. so far I have only done a mini bag set of 6 but I can make the regular size at anytime.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My bags hit the shower!

I just had to share this with you! One of my customers came up with a new use for my eco-friendly mesh produce bags... she uses it to store things in the shower so all those little bits and pieces aren't always getting under her feet! She sent me this photo to show me - isn't it great?!
Check out my Etsy shop: FickleFaerie - I have these bags in so many colors... to suit just about any bathroom color scheme!!

The possible symptoms of menopause

Menopause is not fun :( I just turned 50 this October and the menopause hit me hard.

Here is a list of menopause symptoms that can affect you... They can occur during perimenopause and menopause and are either cyclical in nature, or respond to treatments (both traditional and alternative) known to address hormonal imbalances:
  • Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
  • Irregular heart beat- Irritability
  • Mood swings, sudden tears
  • Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  • Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  • Loss of libido
  • Dry vagina
  • Crashing fatigue
  • Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
  • Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
  • Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
  • Disturbing memory lapses- Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence
  • Itchy, crawly skin
  • Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
  • Increased tension in muscles- Breast tenderness
  • Headache change: increase or decrease
  • Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
  • Sudden bouts of bloat-Depression
  • Exacerbation of existing conditions
  • Increase in allergies
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
  • Changes in body odor
  • Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Gum problems, increased bleeding
  • Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
  • Osteoporosis (after several years)
  • Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
  • Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.

About seborrheic dermatitis

A commom symptom of aging is a scalp disorder called "seborrheic dermatitis". This condition hit me when I was in my mid 40's. My scalp was dry, flaky and had scales that would ooze when rubbed. I visited a dermatologist and was told it could be brought on by stress (my life at the time was pretty stressfull). I now use a tar shampoo a couple of times a week and use "nizoral" shampoo inbetween. If an outbreak is really bad then I need to use a prescription nizoral where the pharmacist adds a mixture or a steriod cream to the regular nizoral. This helps get rid of any fungus that may be present. I know it sounds terrible but it just means it has gone too far before you treated the problem. This condition is very easy to get rid of and control with regular tar shampoo treatments. The best place for price to buy the tar shampoo is Walmart.


Man friendly produce bags are here!!!!

I now have man friendly reusable produce bags. Thanks to one of my customers for requesting some bags with nylon cord instead of ribbon for her husband.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More great reusable produce bags!

DID YOU KNOW that reusable produce bags serve a great purpose: four or five reusable bags, used at least once a week, can replace the use of 250 plastic bags each year!!!

I have gift sets that include 5 regular sized bags (regular bags are about the size of the clear plastic bags they use for your produce now) and 4 single minis to match.

The single minis are great for small things like 1 tomato, a lemon, 2 kiwis - that sort of thing.

There is also a color coordinating cotton pouch to carry the produce bags in - ready to go!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Help registering for GOOGLE SEARCH

This is the best blog to go to if you want to register your website with google base. It will give you step-by-step instructions that even computer dunces like me can understand!

I can't add the link in this post but if you go to the section on my 'my favourite blogs', you will see a link for "gotogreatpanes". Click on there and follow the simple step-by-step info!

Also, please be sure to open your website in one window and open a second window so you can go back and forth between each step. That method is so much easier than trying to read the instructions and retain all the info...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Laundry bags for your delicate washables

One of my customers asked me to make the pink heart mesh bags bigger so that she could throw her delicates in the bag and wash them in the washing machine. I thought that was a great idea so I will be trying some out this week... (These new bags will be great for lighter weight produce as well). Watch this space: FickleFaerie .

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Reusable produce bags - with free carry pouch

My newest venture is to help save the trees and keep waste down at the dump site. Try some reusable produce bags! I sell these in my Etsy shop FickleFaerie and here are the details:
  • Eco-friendly, reusable, nylon mesh bags.
  • This set of bags is extra strong and will last a long long time as I have doubled the nylon mesh and double stitched everything.
  • With this order you also recieve a free cotton drawstring pouch to roll them up and throw them in your purse, so they are always with you!
  • These bags will hold lots of stuff! Save the enviroment by putting a stop to all the unwanted plastic bags.
  • I also design my drawstrings so they pull on both sides. Just take the ties and pull - they are that easy.
  • No bulky tops! Drawstrings are made from a verigated gray and black mesh ribbon.
  • These bags will easily fit lots of produce including a very large head of lettuce, large onions, tomatoes, carrots etc
  • You will recieve 3 of each mesh bag and they measure approx 11"x11"
  • Can easily be machine washed in cold water and hung to dry.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE MANY COLORS so if you do not see the colour you want, just ask me and I can probably make it up for you!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kitty cat balaclavas

My mom has been making these cute little kitty cat belaclavas since my girls were tiny. What a great way to get a hat on their head and it stay put; it takes a lot of tugging to get this baby off!
These come in sizes from 6 months all the way up to an adult size (the adult sizes are one-size-fits-all with an extra long neck). If the hat seems a tad big just throw it in the dryer after you wash it. If you are interested in buying one of these please visit my Mom's shop nanaknits4u .

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Reusable fabric gift bags

I have decided to try and help save a few trees and help the overwhelming pile up at the landfill sites by introducing my fabric gift bags! These are also great for carrying shoes, or an extra change of clothes. They make wonderfull little laundry bags for your suitcase when travelling - the possibilities are endless!

Get the perfect gift for your loved one and pop it into this reusable bag. No need to scramble looking for the tape: just pull the drawstring ribbons and tie in a bow - ready to go!!
Visit my shop on ETSY at FickleFaerie .

Monday, January 14, 2008

LUNA CRAFT - for handmade items

Click on the button below and visit Luna Craft... This is a wonderful handmade site where you can explore multiple shops featuring many talented artists!

Luna Craft - art and craft events information service