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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Winter sale 2017

We are having a winter sale at socksandmittens on Etsy! 25% off on selected items - please visit my shop to see if there is anything you'd like to get!
Offer expires on February 28th, 2017

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve morning

Good Christmas Eve morning, everyone. It is very peaceful and quiet today.
I just wanted to show you some stitching I've done recently, the Cranberry Tea by Plum Street Samplers.
I did not finish it yet, wouldn't it be nice as a pillow or a framed wall hanging? I will have to think about it.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Lets be safe, cozy and with the people you love.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

18 days till Christmas!

It's just 18 days till Christmas but there is still time to shop online for great handmade product perfect for gift giving!
We have very busy holiday season and lots of sales but we still have some good things left!

You can find different items: gifts under $10, gifts under $20, gifts under $35 and more, for men and women.
Please visit our socksandmittens shop to see the selection of warm gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and cup cozies!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Candied sweet potato for Thanksgiving, recipe

This is a new recipe I've tried over last Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I used the fresh sweet potato to make this and it tastes so much better than the canned yams !

So here it is, a new favorite, easy to make candied sweet red potato:

3 large red sweet potato
2 cups miniature marshmallows + about 1 cup for topping
1 1/4 brown sugar
1 1/4 cup margarine (I used I can't believe it's not butter)
ground cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

Wash the sweet potato and cook it (boil, let it cook on medium heat until almost done). Let them cool, peel and roughly mash them. 

Combine the sugar, 2 cups of marshmallows, margarine, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. Cook it on medium heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.

Mix mashed potatoes with the syrup and transfer it to a prepared baking dish. Add some marshmallows on top and bake in the preheated to 400'F oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween party 2016

Our Halloween party last Saturday was so much fun. We made it witched themed so it was so neat to see so many witches in one place! My girlfriends are so creative. Everyone had a completely different image from each other. And their brooms were pieces of art! Some are handmade, some store bought but everyone had a lovely little flying machine.
Our husbands were allowed to wear different costumes or just a comfortable outfit so everyone could have a party the way they like it.
The party was great and we had many new decorating ideas this year I'd like to share with you later. Thank you everyone, who helped to organize it and thank you for coming, everyone!

Happy Halloween, guys!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A new shop on Etsy, sweetsurpriseparty

Summer of 2016 turned out to be so busy. Besides the fun of kitchen renovation, I teamed up with a party devoted friend and opened a new shop on Etsy, sweetsurpriseparty. This shop is all about party decorations and supplies. We have similar minds with this matter but different creative approach so it looks that collaboration is good for us. Tanya (yes, her name is Tanya, too :) what a coincidence!) loves color and large decorations for girly parties. I have tendency for minimalist decor, neutral and soft colors. Together, we created some great garlands and flower decorations and we had so much fun during our meetings.


So we'll see where it leads us. I hope the shop will thrive for many years ahead.

We are accepting custom orders (on some items, starting October 1st) so please visit our shop to see what's available and let me know if you'd like something made just for you. Have fun browsing!