Saturday, June 26, 2010

More Pretty Pins, and some pretty good Brownies!

I made new pins this week. Any of them could also be made as magnets if anyone wanted to special order some. I had a local order for healthy chocolate something. My first effort flopped :-p , but then I found a recipe for Black Bear Brownies. I tweaked it, and it's awesome! It's gluten-free and used agave nectar instead of regular sugar.

I made a lot of flower pins this week. I love pretty flowers! I made a heart pin too, a ladybug pin, and some large ice cream pins. And a cherry pie pin! Here they are:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Larger Ice Cream, and Hot Dog with onions and pickle relish

Hi everybody! I've sold about half of my inventory of pins, so I'm making some more! Here are two photos.

This is a vanilla ice cream cone. It is 2 inches tall. I've made it into a magnet. I also made a lemon ice cream cone as a pin, but I didn't take a picture of it.

This is another hot dog. This one is funny because it has mustard and onions and pickle relish! Yummy!

I'm making more molded pulp paper items today, but since it takes 24 hours from them to dry before I can paint them, I won't have pictures up for a few more days yet.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chocolate-covered Peanut Brittle!

Buy my peanut brittle! :-)

I have made all kinds of peanut brittle since 2003. I entered a candy competition in 2004 and won a blue ribbon! Because of all the blue ribbons I got over time, I started calling my candy "Jasmine's Blue Ribbon Peanut Brittle." I dream about having my own candy shop some day. I make original, cherry-flavored, orange-flavored, and cinnamon. Then I have made red hot peanut brittle, jelly bean peanut brittle, and fruity marshmallow peanut brittle.

After a lot of experimenting with chocolate, this weekend I made some great chocolate-covered peanut brittle!

So here's the idea. I want to sell chocolate-covered peanut brittle. Father's Day is Sunday! My dad loves my peanut brittle. I bet other dads would love it too. I will package it in half-pounds and pounds. It's $7 per half pound. I can deliver for free too in a ten mile radius from Greer.

If someone wants to order one of my other peanut brittles, they are $6 per half pound.

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A selection of Fun paper pulp Pins!

Here are some of the pins that I've made so far:

Bluebird of Happiness (with a wiggle eye)

Yummy Cupcakes! Strawberry, Lemon, Chocolate, Vanilla

Vanilla Ice Cream in a Chocolate Cone

Lemon Ice Cream in a Chocolate Cone

Chocolate Ice Cream in a Sugar Cone

Strawberry Ice Cream in a Sugar Cone

Fun Hot Dogs with a Squirt of Mustard!
(I may make one with onions and relish for a little extra fun)

What the backs look like

Measurements: The ice cream cones are 1-1/2 inches tall and 1 inch across the widest point. The cupcakes are also 1-1/2 inches tall and 1-1/4 inches across at the widest point. The hot dogs are nearly 2 inches long and 3/4 inches wide. The bird is 1-3/4 inches from beak to tail. These pins are very lightweight. They are made from paper pulp that I made from paper plates!

I hope to sell these for $3 each or two for $5 -- plus shipping if the buyer isn't local. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'm starting my own business!

Well, it's summer. School's out. Yay! I wanted a job, but that didn't turn out, so I decided to make a job for myself. I learned how to make paper pulp jewelry! It's fun! I'm going to post pictures of my cool and funky pins here. I hope to sell some.

Besides the pins, I'm going to make candy to sell. I've won many blue ribbons for my peanut brittle. So I will make that, and I'm working on some more ideas. I already got an order for something sugar-free and chocolate, so I'm working on a recipe for fudge balls.

Next on my list is soap. Soap-making is fun, so I'll make some pretty soaps to sell.

Lastly, I may do something with my photos. Some of them would look really good hanging on a wall, don't you think? Maybe I will add Bible verses to pictures of flowers and butterflies and things.

More info coming soon! Yay!