Saturday, December 31, 2011

New work available!

Introducing, "Kafluie!"

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This spritely fellow is quite the handful, I must say!
He's been into everything here in the studio and has even been taking a nip 
or two of the high octane eggnog, in early celebration for New Years!
He's available tonight and is my offering for the final Ehag Emporium of 2011.
If you're interested in adopting Kafluie, then head on over to 

Happy New Year Everyone!!!! 
See you in 2012! :-)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sneak Peek for tomorrow night!

Where in the world has the year gone? Oh my goodness!
It was a lovely Christmas holiday and in one days time, here it is another New Year.
Tomorrow (Saturday) night (9:00pm EST) brings us the last 2011 Ehag Emporium, and I wanted to give  you
a hint of a sneak peek of the little fellow I'll have available.
It's a great feeling to be caught up with commissions, and I'm excited about all the 
pieces that are already in the works for 2012, albeit for a couple of Christmas stragglers 
that I still need to put in my Etsy shop.
I have some new Bunnies and birdies in the works, WhooHoo!, so stay tuned!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

It's a beautiful sunny Christmas morning here in Southern California.
The horses are trotting.

The tree is shiny and bright

The Nesting Dolls are nesting.

The antique Scottish hutch is aglow with country charm.

The trees branches are heavily laden with vivid and cherished memories 
of people and joyous times past and present.

I'd like to take this moment to thank all of you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind 
comments and support this past year, and I'm looking forward to more! 
I'm so very grateful for all of my online and in person friends and I'm so
appreciative for your patronage. I very much
wish you all good fortune and health, as we begin another year.
May we all practice, share and experience kindness, love and peace to all.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a SPECTACULAR New Year! :-)
Thank you everyone! 
~ Deb 

Monday, December 12, 2011

The best Fruit Cake Cookies ever!

The Holly and the Ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.

 Today is perfect decorating and baking weather, with a gentle rain falling,
and a fire in the fireplace... ahhhh.
In addition to the tree in the living room, this year
I decided to put up a small tree in the front den and
built a little mountain village on top of the bookcase.
What do you think?

The tree is nestled in a turn of the century wooden bucket for a stand, 
and it has several vintage ornaments to add to that old world feel.

I wanted to share our family favorite  Fruit Cake Cookie recipe with all of you. 
These cookies are SO good, and even folks who don't care 
for fruit cake LOVE these!
Put on the kettle for a lovely cup of tea or a dark roast coffee with these delicious cookies,
and hey, they're one of Santa's favorites too! :-)

Fruit Cake Cookies

1/2lb candied cherries chopped
1/2 lb candied Pineapple chopped
1lb candied mixed fruit chopped
1lb white/golden raisins
1lb broken Pecans
Cream 1 stick butter and 1 cp brown sugar~
Add, 4eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix, 2cps flour with 
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp cloves
1tsp Nutmeg
Add to cream mixture with 2 Tbsp, sweet milk (reg whole milk) and
1/2 cp sherry, brandy, wine or grape juice.
Mix 1 cp flour with the fruit and Nuts and add to the mixture.
Drop from Tbsp onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake 300 degrees (f), about 20mins.
These cookies ripen, just as fruit cake does and they're are so yummy
that even folks who don't like fruit cake, LOVE these!