Saturday, December 24, 2011

I'm Staying Up for Christmas!

I am going to sit here and watch my Christmas counter count the minutes to Christmas! hehehehe

Merry Christmas, friends!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas is one week away!

Free delivery if you're local! Pick up stocking stuffers here! I've got pins and pretty poinsettia soaps for the ladies, I've got some magnets and some cute ornaments, and I can make more kid soaps (I sold out of those at the holiday fair). My chocolate lollipops are 50 cents each, and I can make green, red, orange, chocolate brown, and white mint. You can order Christmas peanut brittle with holiday sprinkles or dipped in chocolate and sprinkled or not. I can make more cake bites too. They are like cake balls except they are square like presents for your mouth!

 Me at my table with ornaments, pins, and soaps

 My holiday peanut brittle before I broke it up
 My holiday cake bites!
 My packaged cake bites, peanut brittle, lollipops, and magnets
 Cute duckie and froggie soaps with rubber frogs inside!
($1.50 each)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Weeks Till Christmas!

It's two weeks till Christmas! YAY! I've been working hard to get ready for the Christmas Homeschool Holiday Fair at Springwell on Wade Hampton. It's this Tuesday, all day long! I've got a big selection of stocking stuffers: handmade pins, magnets, and ornaments, and soaps, and I will have peanut brittle and cake bites too. Probably some chocolate lollipops too if I get to them. It's going to be great!

Did you know that it takes three days to make a pin, magnet, or ornament? It's true! These one-of-a-kind items take three days. Here's how it happens:

Day 1: The paper is the most important part. Newspaper is too weak and gray for this craft. I use sturdy paper plates and sometimes typing paper. I make the paper pulp and then press it into molds. (I have lots!) Let dry. Usually takes 24 hours.

Day 2: Paint items. When dry, apply sealant.

Day 3: Glue pinbacks or magnets onto finished products. The ones that are ornaments get holes and hooks added.

The finished product is sturdy and will last many years as long as it is not run through a washing machine. LOL My mom has some pins she made in the 90s!

Here are some of my newest ones:

Pins can be worn on tops and sweaters, scarves, and hats. Pins them to their Christmas stockings! They are $3 each, or two for $5!

See ya Tuesday? I'll be there!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

DING DING DING! Thanksgiving is HERE!

My countdown meter says today is Thanksgiving Day. It doesn't feel like it to me. I have to go to work today! I work in a restaurant that gets a LOT of business on Thanksgiving. :-p  I was supposed to go visit Grandma in Illinois, but then I got this job, and that was the end of a family Thanksgiving for me. I would love a job where I didn't have to work on holidays!!!

Maybe someday Jasmine's Blue Ribbon Treats and more will be a big enough business that I can just do that. Happy Smiles!  Yesterday I sold a blue angel pin and a red poinsettia magnet. They are handmade, one-of-a-kind things for just $3 each. It takes me three days to make them. Maybe I will share the details with you sometime.

Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. And if you are going to shop for Small Business Saturday, think of me! I've got pins, magnets, soaps, and candies! Lots of stocking stuffers and sweets!

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Handmade Paper Mache Things!

I don't know why my profile pic and headline pic are gone, but I don't have time to worry about that. I have been busy creating wonderful new items for Christmas! As always they are $3 each or four for $10. They would make great stocking stuffers!

I've got ornaments now as well as my pins (brooches) and magnets. Lots of pretty things in my pretty world! Enjoy looking around!

I am ready to take candy orders too. I make all flavors of peanut brittle and also chocolate dipped peanut brittle. My dad already put in his order for some of that. :-)  Too bad he doesn't want to pay for it. He always asks for it as a gift! I have chocolate pops and cake bites too, don't forget!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Widget is Now Up!

And guess what! It's 8 days till Thanksgiving! If you want a special treat to offer your family for Thanksgiving, and you want it to be homemade but don't have time to make it yourself, just get in touch with me! I will be happy to make some special peanut brittle or cake balls for you!  Jasmine's Blue Ribbon Treats is gearing up for the holidays!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Holiday Items Coming Soon!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy with a job. I'm an adult now, going to work! But I haven't given up my Pretty World! I have a new cookie recipe, I still make candy and soap, and I'm working on my inventory of Christmas items: ornaments, pins, and magnets! It's gonna be awesome! Pictures coming soon. Get ready!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Increasing my Inventory! It's All Good!

 I took my wares to a flea market this weekend and shared a table with my mom. This flea market doesn't allow table vendors to sell food, so I couldn't take any treats like peanut brittle, cake balls, or brownies, but I had an assortment of pretty soaps. I made a soap tree display. Isn't it pretty? My aqua stars were jasmine scented, my rose soaps were rose scented, and my purple flower and tri-color star were wild berry scented. I don't remember what scent the soaps with toys are, but the kids sure loved them! I was mad when a dad told his little girl that she didn't need any soap! Everybody needs soap, right? But she put her money away, and we were both sad. 

I also made a large assortment of paper pulp pins. I learned that I should call them paper mache even though I don't use flour paste to make them. I think the hamburger pins are my favorite, but I like them all.

I didn't make a lot of money. Someone told me that summertime isn't the best time to sell at a flea market, so I will probably try again in the fall. It's fun to have a table at the flea market. I like to make money, and I also like to see all the different people and their dogs that come by!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Summer Soaps! New Scent!

I decided to try to make some striped soap, red white and blue for the 4th of July! Here's my 2nd effort. It's wild berry scented and smells good enough to eat!

Then I decided to mix some colors to make some berry colored flowers with that new wild berry scent. They smell so good!!!

Star soaps are a dollar each with a minimum three-dollar order.

Summer flowers are two dollars each with a minimum four-dollar order. I can make lots of different colors if you want to coordinate soaps with your washroom. :-)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Brittle

So I've been busy graduating and job hunting these days. I want a good job in the food industry so I can keep doing what I love and earn money for a car and other things an adult like me needs!

Anyway, this weekend I am making hot and spicy peanut brittle. My dad likes spicy food, so I know he will love this candy! I'm also going to make cashew brittle. 

So, if anybody local would like to order some homemade brittle, it's not too late! It's $6 per half pound. ($7 if you want it coated in chocolate)

Happy Father's Day to all the good dads out there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anybody want to Bless their Mom with Cake Balls or Peanut Brittle?

Just thought I'd ask! It's not too late for people who know me to order some pretty cake balls or special peanut brittle to surprise their moms with. My peanut brittle can be ordered chocolate-covered for a deluxe treat. I can make pretty hand soaps in a variety of shapes, colors, and scents as well. 

Can you guess what I'm giving my mom?

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Pretty Easter Cake Balls

I made these chocolate cake balls for Easter. Aren't they pretty? I can make all flavors of cake, so any time you need a tray of cake balls, just let me know! Local orders only, and free delivery included. :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

New! Easter Cross Pins!

I have a new handmade item for Easter. It's a cross pin made out of sequins and jewel glue (the kind that can be washed). I have lots of different colors of sequins. Here are three samples. I don't know why there is a glow around two of the pins. Anyway, I'm selling these for $3 each. Also, any of my other pins -- ladybugs, butterflies, frogs, and flowers -- are just $3 apiece. Cute Easter gift idea, right?

Don't forget that I make your favorite flavors of peanut brittle! I make yummy cake balls. And I make pretty soaps. Maybe you should add a bar of soap to your kids' Easter baskets. After they get candy all over their hands and faces, they can take a bath! LOL

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter and Mother's Day!

Easter is April 24 this year. Mother's Day is May 8! I would love to make some special candy or decorative soaps for you, or maybe a beautiful butterfly or flower paper pulp pin! My Easter cake balls will be chocolate dipped in a white candy coating and sprinkled with colorful candy sprinkles. A cost for a dozen cakeballs is just $6.00!  A half-pound of peanut brittle is $6.00. It's $6.50 if you want marshmallows or red hots added. A half-pound of chocolate-dipped peanut brittle is $7.00.

Maybe you don't want to fill your Easter basket with calories. I have some pretty flower soaps! You just let me know what color and what scent you want, and I can make some special glycerin soaps for you! I also make fun soap with toys inside for children. Click here to see those soaps.

I have lots of different molds for my paper pulp jewelry as well. I've got butterflies, ladybugs, flowers, frogs, and ice cream cones! These brooches are just $3 apiece! Click here to check some of them out.

Animal Chocolate Pops!
I hope you will think of me when you start planning your Easter baskets and Mother's Day gifts. Jasmine's Blue Ribbon Treats and More won't let you down! (I need to make money for my prom and for my school's trip to Carowinds! I am graduating from high school in June!)

Candy and cake balls are for local delivery only, but I can mail soap and brooches. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patty's Day!

I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to make green dipped peanut brittle for St. Patty's Day! It will be fun!

I'm also thinking ahead to Easter. I'm going to be making cake bites coated in white candy and sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles. They will be pretty and yummy and perfect for Easter!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two Days Till Valentines Day!

I put an order for three red heart soaps in the mail this week. That made me happy! Each soap had a different scent - jasmine is my favorite. It's so me! lolz

Anyway, I got a local order to make up a platter of cake balls and deliver them to an office. So I'm making triple chocolate, confetti, and strawberry cake balls. Cake balls rock!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Goodies

It's a week till Valentines Day; are you ready? 

For people who don't want something sweet, I've got some lovely heart shaped soaps for $3 each. I've got gold hearts and red hearts with soap glitter in them. They are scented with a floral scent, and lavender vanilla is another option.

For the candy-lovers, I've got Valentine lollipops, two for a dollar. Two is the minimum order and they are 50 cents apiece above that. You can get flowers or hearts. They can be milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white mint, or red cherry flavored. The red cherry ones are featured here.

I've got peanut brittle at $6 a half pound, and it can be original or cinnamon. Then I've got chocolate-covered peanut brittle for $7 a half pound. Or I can cover the peanut brittle in a red vanilla flavored candy as pictured here. 

Finally, I've got cake balls! This week I'm making triple chocolate goodness cake balls, and another flavor that could be lemon, or butter pecan, or something else. All I need is someone to order a flavor! These cake balls get dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled or sprinkled with a pretty topping. Aren't they pretty? It takes two days to make them, so you need to order in advance to get them in time. They are six for $3 or a dozen for $6.  (I have an order that I will be delivering to someone's workplace as a surprise! That will be fun!)

You can scroll down my blog to find out more about my homemade soaps and candies. Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine Cake Balls!

Okay, so my mom got all excited about cake balls, and I didn't even know what they were! She had some at her high school reunion and didn't bring any home. But she found a recipe and decided that I needed to learn how to make them. It sounded like fun, so I did, and it took forever! But they are so worth it, you would not believe how good these are, but trust me!

These are red velvet cake balls dipped in milk chocolate and drizzled with a little bit of white mint. I ran out of milk chocolate and had to use dark chocolate to finish dipping the cake balls. I love dark chocolate!

I'm thinking about taking little bags with 4 cakeballs in them to youth group and selling them to my friends for a dollar apiece. What do you think?
Naked Cake Balls

Dressed Cake Balls
I think these will be great for Valentine's Day!

Update: The red velvet cake balls are all gone now. So are the confetti cake balls I made. NOW I have triple chocolate goodness cake balls! Next on the list is lemon cakeballs! I bet they will be so good!

You can get six cake balls for $3.00 or a dozen for $6.00. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine Treats!

I'm having snow days! I still have to do school, but I don't have my voice classes, so I have had time in the kitchen to make candy! I made some yummy red vanilla coated peanut brittle and some cherry-flavored lollipops. I experimented with the centers on the flowers. The snow sprinkles just melted and don't look special, but the colored sprinkles worked. I'm going to try different colors in the center of the flowers. (Chocolate is also available, of course, but it won't be red.)

Dipped peanut brittle is $7 per half pound. If someone wants a mail order, the total with shipping & handling would be $12, and I will add three Valentine lollipops for free!

Lollipops are 50 cents each for local deliveries, and I can make what you want - flowers or hearts. I have the face heart, LOVE heart, plus a Hugs n Kisses heart and plain heart that aren't pictured.