Free Clip Art Friday – Retro 50s Spring Gardening Set #1

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March might come in like a lion, but also brings the first day of spring! Now is the time we start dreaming and planning and plotting our gardens. In celebration of springtime, this month’s Free Clip Art Friday theme is gardening. Hope you enjoy! If you use any of this artwork, please feel free to [Read More]

“Get Your Colors Right, Spring is Coming” Treasury on Etsy

I just love the soft yet vivid pink and turquoise combination in this new treasury on Etsy called “Get Your Colors Right, Spring is Coming.” These are certainly the right colors to make me feel spring-y! Our humble little turquoise recycled notepads are honored to be included in this awesome treasury! ‘Get your colors right, [Read More]

“Jewelry Red and Black” Treasury on Etsy

A lovely red and black stretchy coral bracelet, featured in our shop on Etsy, was recently featured in this striking red and black themed treasury by purple8p: ‘Jewelry Red and Black’ by purple8p The deepest reds, the blackest blacks. How exotic these colors make us feel. Feast your eyes on these stunning works and promote [Read More]

Wit & Whimsy: Success Comes to Those Who Hustle Wisely

Success Comes to Those Who Hustle Wisely – this is especially true out here in the Golden State. This valuable bit of wisdom comes courtesy of heavy bronze belt buckle, found at the Sky Village Swap Meet in Yucca Valley. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share [Read More]

“Warm Thoughts in the Heart of Winter” Treasury on Etsy

I’m proud to have my recycled notepads featured in this beautiful treasury on Etsy… “Warm Thoughts in the Heart of Winter” by Connie Dillon features some soothing shades of pale blue and brown! ‘Warm Thoughts in the Heart of Winter ‘ by ConnieDillon10 What do you think about this time of year? Winter Landscape Pa… [Read More]

Etsy Treasury “Sunshine On My Eyelids”

Dreaming of sunshine in the middle of winter… our brightly colored¬† plastic buttons give a nice splash of color to this cheerful treasury list on Etsy, “Sunshine on my Eyelids,” curated by MB from Itiswhatitwas. ‘Sunshine On My Eyelids’ by Itiswhatitwas To beat the winter blues find a few minutes to let the sun shine [Read More]

Cherry Kiss Mice! Cute Food for the Holidays

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Baking and making is my favorite part of the holiday season. I love to give home baked treats for gifts. Nothing brings an expression of joy like homemade food… even more when the food is cute, like this: Along with the usual spread of traditional cookies, Aunt Hattie’s Date Nut Bars (a 150+ year old [Read More]

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap for a Great Cause

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Celebrating an Earth Friendly holiday this season? Please take a moment to check out the beautiful wrapping paper and gift cards available at Snail’s Pace. Your order can help benefit the children who attend Livingschool of Joshua Tree, CA. All paper is 100% recycled, handmade by Monks at Abbey Press Printing in my home state [Read More]

Quarter Moon Trunk Show at Funky & Darn Near New

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Quarter Moon Curios will have a “trunk show”, featuring handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry by Allan and Carey Hays, at Funky & Darn Near New vintage clothing store. Jewelry, gemstone curios and unique handcrafted gifts will be available for sale during the month of December. For more info visit, and check out Quarter [Read More]

Quarter Moon Jewelry Display at Cosmic American Outpost

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Quarter Moon jewelry on display at the “Cosmic American Outpost.” Quarter Moon was one of several area artists featured in a pop-up shop on Mane Street in historic Pioneertown, CA. For the month of September and most of October, the Cosmic American Outpost featured Quarter Moon’s handcrafted sterling silver jewelry, polished gemstones and crystals, carved [Read More]

Adventures in Knitting – Beekeeper’s Quilt

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My first attempt at knitting a “hexapuff” was a dismal failure. I abandoned ship halfway through, but this story has a happy ending… I stuffed my ugly little hexipuff with catnip, bound off at the halfway point, and finished with a crochet chain stitch tail. Not that the kitties would notice, but I tied a [Read More]

Yummy Lemon Sorbet

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When life hands you lemons, grab a cup of sugar and make Lemon Sorbet! Not long after we moved to California, we started getting sackfuls of free lemons from a friend with a tree.¬† He’d give us a few oranges, too, but said nobody wanted the lemons. What?! Bring ‘em on! I love lemons. I [Read More]

Quarter Moon’s First California Show

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Here are some photos from Quarter Moon’s first vendor show in California, at the Yucca Valley Grubstake Days in May, 2011.   We did pretty well, despite the high setup fee and relatively poor attendance. Plus we’re still pretty understocked, having sold off most of our stuff to lighten the load for the cross-country move. [Read More]