Giveaway update !!

Remember I had told you that there would be a extra special surprise????

 

Well here it is!!!

You will have the chance to win not only your custom wrap around bracelet. You will also get a chance to choose from the ONE OF A KIND “Fuzzy”  beads, that where specially made for this contest.

You will be able to choose between two beads from www.zibbet.com/Daresab

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or the a “Fuzzy” bead from http://www.zibbet.com/pitterpatterpolymer

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so I would suggest you go to the giveaway and put in your answers quick!

This will end October 6th at 6 pm.

Good Luck and have fun!!

 

Spotlight Friday: Beer, Mustard and Sausage

Right now there is the Oktoberfest in Munich. I went there every year with my Grandma when I was a little girl. Lot’s of fun memories there.

O’zapft is – The 180th Octoberfest has started!

Saturday, 12 o’clock – high noon in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer, Christian Ude started the 180th Oktoberfest.

With the experience of almost two decades in office, Christian Ude, Mayor of Munich, has started the Oktoberfest by tapping the first barrel of beer in the Schottenhamel tent.
With two strikes, Ude drove the tap into the barrel and spoke the magic words: “O’zapft is!” – “It’s tapped!”

The first mug of beer was then handed to the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer.
Next year, somebody else will serve the beer to Horst Seehofer: Christian Ude is in his last year as Mayor of Munich and won’t be able to run for office again, as he has reached the maximum number of terms.

As in all the years bevor, Christian Ude ended the opening ceremony by wishing everybody a peaceful Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest.de would like to join Christian Ude with this wish and hopes that everybody will have a great time in Munich.

  The Major of Munich tapping the first barrel., Copyright Oktoberfest.de© Oktoberfest.de
The Major of Munich tapping the first barrel.
It is tradition to eat a Weisswurst with Mustard and a pretzel and drink a good beer with it.

Weisswurst (German Weißwurst [ˈvaɪsvʊɐ̯st] ( listen), literally white sausage;Austro-BavarianWeißwuascht) is a traditional Bavarian sausage made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork back bacon. It is usually flavoured withparsleylemonmaceonionsginger, and cardamom, although there are some variations. Then the mixture is stuffed into fresh, clean pork casings and separated into individual sausages measuring about ten to twelve centimeters in length and about two centimeters in thickness.

As it is very perishable, Weisswurst is traditionally manufactured early in the morning and prepared and eaten as a snack between breakfast and lunch—there is a saying that the sausages should not be allowed to hear the church bells’ noon chime.[1] Traditionally, Weisswurst may only be served until midday because preservatives are not used, the meat is not smoked, and hence the sausage is made fresh every day. Before modern refrigeration technologies, in summertime the sausages would go bad before nightfall. Even today, most Bavarians eat their Weisswurst before noon.

The sausages are heated in salted water well short of boiling, for about ten minutes, which will turn them greyish-white because no color-preserving nitriteis used in Weisswurst preparation.

Weisswurst is brought to the table in a big bowl together with the cooking liquid used for preparation (so it does not cool down too much), then eaten without the skin.[2] Ways of eating Weisswurst include the traditional way, called zuzeln, in which each end of the sausage is cut or bitten open, then the meat is sucked out from the skin.[1][3] Alternatively, the more popular and more discreet ways of consuming it are by cutting the sausage longways and then “rolling out” the meat from the skin with a fork, or just ripping the sausage apart and consuming the filling.[3]

Weisswurst is commonly served with a special Bavarian sweet mustard(Weisswurstsenf) and accompanied by Brezen (Bavarian Pretzel — often spelled Brezeln outside of Bavaria) and Weissbier.[3]

Weisswurst is rarely eaten in other parts of Germany besides Bavaria—a fact that helped coin the term Weißwurstäquator.

So lets see what I could find on www.zibbet.com, that fits this yummy plate.


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Printed Beer Growler Set (1096)
by sdeters

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Heavenly Hot Dog Fun Food Soap
by ajsweetsoap

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Crochet lace shawl Mustard yellow H838
by Berniolie

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Exotic Flavour Bracelet – Orange Mother Of Pearl
by LeelaBijou

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Beer Bottle Glasses Amstel Light Tumblers Set of 2
by BoMoLuTra

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Original graphite pop surrealism hot dog drawing
by Trixiefishstabber

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Abstract Cityscape Painting by LauraCarterOriginals

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Beer soap with anise star cold process soap set of 3
by SecretIndulgence

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Little Hot Dog / Dachshund / Wiener dog / Sausage dog – Crochet Amigurumi pattern
by TGLDdoll

What a surprise!!! Thank you

It is wonderful to see that my FbPage https://www.facebook.com/handmadefuzzy has reached +700 followers.

My way of saying “thank you!” is sharing my crafts with you, in form of a giveaway.

The prize will be  a wraparound bracelet in YOUR favorite colors, with a little special extra ( I will keep this little secret for a little longer)

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so here is what you need to do to have a chance at winning your personal bracelet:

I would like to know 3 things from you, if you know the answer please leave it in the comments below.

*1   What do I feature every Friday on my blog?

*2  What is the name of my Shop on Zibbet?

*3  Which Country was I born in ?

 

This giveaway ends October 6th 2013 at 6pm EST time

The winner will be announced on Monday October 7th 2013.

 

Spotlight Friday: Sunflowers and squirrels

This inspired me to search for Sunflowers on www.zibbet.com

I miss seeing fields of Sunflowers. A few years back when my youngest child didn’t go to School yet, we planted at least 80 sunflowers. Most of them came up and started to grow really tall. But when it came for the flowers to bloom something happened to the flowers. At first we could not figure out what was going on, but then my Little one had seen it with her own eyes. She screamed when she saw what was happening to her lovely flowers.

A squirrel had ran up her sunflower, ripped off the head and jumped down with it. Sat on the ground and started picking the seeds out. We have not planted sunflowers since then. Maybe next year we could try again?


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Summer or fall wreath. Fall decor.
by CustomCrafts


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Squirrel Necklace by ADelicateWorld


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Sunflower – Mini Bar – All Natural Soap
by ScentsableSoap


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Squirrel Crossing Sign
by mamasinsanity


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Handmade Quilted Table Runner Sunflowers
by PatchworkMountain


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Plush Squirrel Baby Toy Softie Grey White
by LittleSidekick


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Sunflower Fields, handmade kumihimo cuff with beadwork
by DantesSpirit


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Smart Thirsty Squirrel – OOAK One of a Kind
by PortableGraffiti


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Polymer Clay Yellow Sunflower Wallhanging
by FantasyClay

Spotlight Friday: plums

This morning I had Plum Cake on my brain. German Plum Cake…..and they are really hard to find here, I mean the plums. They call them Italian plums here, don’t know why.

Like some one commented on that page, I couldn’t of said it better :This cake is actually known as Zwetschgendatschi in Bavaria, where it is most popular. Roughly translated from Bavarian to German, it would be called Pflaumenkuchen or plum cake in English. BUT Zwetschgen aren’t ordinary plums, a Datschi isn’t really a Kuchen, and a Kuchen is most definitely not a cake! Or at least not a tall, spongy cake — it’s flatter. Ideally, for this dessert you want the slightly tart Italian plums.

mmmmmhhhhh sooo yummy, with a little bit of whipped cream on top still a little warm from baking.

I will share the recipe with you, so you can try it if you find some so called Italian plums here  

Ingredients:

Yield:
1
cake Units: US | Metric
1/4 lb butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 pinch salt (only if you use unsalted butter)
1 teaspoon lemon, rind of
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups plums, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
For the topping
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:

1
In a large bowl, cream the butter, add the sugar, vanilla, egg, lemon peel, sour cream and salt (if desired).
2
Mix the flour and baking powder and add that into the mixture.
3
Grease the base of a round baking pan and spread the dough over the pan.
4
Liberally spread plums over the dough.
5
To make the optional topping, cream the butter, add flour, sugar and cinnamon.
6
Sprinkle over the plums and bake for 30-45 minutes in the middle rack at 375 F.
7
Be careful not to let the bottom burn!
8
Serve with lots of freshly-made whipped cream.
9
If you like, you may also sprinkle rum or cinnamon over the fruit before baking.

but now to my Spotlight Friday from www.zibbet.com.  And yeah you guessed right, I was looking for plums today.


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abstract art triptych, 30×72 giclee canvas print, in purple and teal, “Plum Creek” by FinnellArtPrints

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Smoky Plum
by DaisyBlueStore

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Purple Ruffle Scarf
by mimiandcolette

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Watercolor Print Jersey Infinity Scarf – Plum, Brown, Cream, Sage Green Print
by DeMasterDesigns

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Leather barrette in deep violet and coal black
by LeatherBarrettesandMore

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Large Plum Purple Ceramic Mugs – Set of 2
by RiverRockArts

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Triple Play Roving wool/silk/viscose by locksofsilver

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Burgundy Christmas Sequin Star Decoration Tree Ornament Handmade
by ButterflyCrafts

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Will you be my bridesmaid wedding handkerchief set of 2
by artfulbeginnings

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did

Do you know what Street Flower Art is?

You don’ know?  Well I didn’t know either until I got in contact with Phillip.

His Zibbet shop is called Street Flower Art , have a look what he designs.

Here is a little peak into his life and how his store came to life.

I am originally from California, Nevada and Oregon. These three places are where I grew up and spent most of my life. I started by having a major interest in nature and wildlife. I really enjoy being outdoors and seeing animals in their natural habitat. More recently I have grown accustomed to gathering metal pieces on the side of the road to recycle them and make either jewelry or key chains out of the pieces I find.

My studio received it’s name when I was traveling and was trying to incorporate something beautiful with something gritty. During the time of coming up with the name I spent a great deal of time being on the street. Living under bridges. And seeing all the beauty of creation in the process. So I mix the gritty earthy items such as the key chains with the beautiful items which are the photography pieces I have in the shop. So Street Flower Art is the best of both worlds.

The materials I work with are nature in all forms.  For photography I.E. Flowers, birds, trees, sunsets, sunrises, butterflies, alligators, spiders, turtles, tortoises. On the other end- for jewelry and key chains I use. Antique keys, seashells, wooden and glass beads, scrap metal, scrap leather, bone beads. 

I discovered my creative side around 1998 when I took my first camera to Argentina and captured photos of the people on my trip. I was not using the best gear, so the photos were not that great at all. But I developed a passion for photography at the time. Then around 2000 I started writing poetry and have had a passion to encourage others through my writings. As far as the key chains and jewelry, I have been working with those items in the past 3-4 years. So it is a newer venture of creativity. 

My inspiration comes from my Savior Jesus first and foremost. From there HiS creation and all the animals I see on a daily basis. I always want to take photos of them. My poetry is inspired from my personal walk with Christ. Most of them are similar to Psalms in the bible. But I also try to point out my own weakness and need for someone stronger than myself. I also like writing about people I meet. Most of those writings are about their character and they are often humorous writings. People are very complex yet simple and I enjoy capturing them on paper. These are people I know personally and not strangers. Had to throw that in there to stay on the safe side.

.   Describe yourself with 5 words:

Peaceful. hopeful, compassionate, artistic, patient

and those are the places where  you can find him:

www.streetflowerart.com

 

Spotlight Friday: Butterflies

The last few days I have seen a lot of butterflies in our yard. So that made me search for some of those pretty creatures on www.zibbet.com
And this is what I found:


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Fantasy Butterfly Glass Tile Pendant Necklace
by OJuneJewelry

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Art Quilt- Tulips and Butterfly #1- 11×14
by AndrusGardens

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OOAK Earrings Macrame Butterflies Beads blossoms Pinks and peaches knotted by Orchid’s Orchard
byOrchidsOrchard

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ACEO ATC 5 butterflies dark
by Wookieheadgifts

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Aluminum Garden Purse
by TCFCC

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Butterfly Post It Note Book with Mini Pen
by InkspirationalDesigns

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Fuchsia Butterfly Pendant Necklace
by DivineDesign

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Designer Chunky Art Glass Bracelet, Lavender with MultiColor Butterflies on Dark Iridescent Frame
by SteiderStudios

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Crochet Cap in Green with Butterfly Light Green Highlights
by hippiescreations