Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nod From The Red Deer

This guy made news again as he sailed right into a feature on the very lovely blog The Red Deer. You can see for yourself right here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Hay is for Bunnies!!! Congratulations! You can email me at littlechickadeemail@yahoo.com to let me know your address and I will send them out to you. I loved hearing everyone's book recommendations. I'm putting them all on my "Need To Read" list. I don't think that I could ever come up with just one favorite book but right at the top of my list would be The Borrowers Series by Mary Norton. Even though they are children's books they are detailed and rather sophisticated in their style. By the end of the last book you feel like one of the family. I'm reading them to my son right now and he loves them too. Thank you to everyone who entered the Giveaway! I'm sure that it won't be the last!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway!!!

I've decided that a Giveaway is long overdue. So, here it is. The Chickadee's Nest's first Giveaway! Up for grabs is a set of my Elegant Moth bookplates. You can read more about them here. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what one of your favorite books is. On Monday I will randomly draw a name and announce the winner. Then, the winner can email me to give me their address. Sound like fun? I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Some New Things In My Shop

I went on a creative binge and added four new things to my shop.
1. Red Bird Bookplates
2. Studious Dog and Cat Bookplates
3. Elegant Moth Bookplates
and last but not least
4. Le Chapeau Silhouette Print
You can find all of them in my shop.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ahoy The Storque!

The Captain has sailed into a Storque Article! He is feeling quite honored. You can see it here!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Write On!

I'm so pleased to announce that the stationary store Write On is now carrying The Little Chickadee's bookplates! If all goes well, they'll also be carrying my notecards soon! The store is located in Asheville, North Carolina. So, if you're local or happen to be visiting that area be sure to stop in!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Getting Lost In A Good Book

I saw this gorgeous photo on Dying for Coffee. I fell in love with it and thought I'd share it here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kites and Caterpillars

Last Saturday was warm and windy. Perfect for kite flying and bug finding. This furry little caterpillar kept my boys busy for quite awhile. The adorable mini-kite above is from Hearth Song and I can't say enough good things about it. It is small, inexpensive, portable and so easy to use. Just hold them out and let the wind take them up. Singing "Oh, Let's Fly A Kite" from Mary Poppins is optional.

Monday, June 1, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons

A few weeks ago I was itching to try this recipe for candied lemon peel that came highly recommended by Heidi of My Paper Crane. We make quite a bit of lemonade at our house so it seemed practical to make use of all those lemon peels instead of wasting them. My littlest son was my sous chef. I expected a huge mess but he did it as if he'd been making candy his whole life. The result was delicious!! The only change I made to the recipe was that I sliced the peel off pell mell instead of making neat little pieces simply because it was quicker and easier. We can't wait to make it again.