Friday, February 19, 2010

Springtime Craft Fair

I'm so very excited to be participating in this with my mom and sister! And I love the idea of going to a park where the kids can play, the husbands can get some food, and we can show off our creations and hard work! It's going to be beautiful :)

Springtime Crafts in the Park

Converse Park, Island Lake, Illinois, 60042

Sunday May 2, 2010 10a.m. - 6pm

Come for a day of sunshine, food and crafts!!

If you are an interested crafter or vendor such as (tastefully simple, home and garden etc.) please call 847-526-4851 (Island Lake Recreation Dept.) for more info.

*If you have a craft fair coming up that you would like me to post on my blog email me the details at and I will gladly post it. Thanks.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I have to tell everyone the two things I discovered recently! Maybe you already know but maybe you don't. It's news to me ;)

First, I found a site that's like the yellow pages f
or all things handmade and vintage! You simply post your links and what you do (create, sell, etc.) and it lists you and your links. The best part is that it's free! It does have an option for a monthly fee, where you can upload pics or your shop url. But free works for me! It's called Handmade Spark and here's the link!

Second, I found They have no listing or commission fees! I beleive a basic account is free. Right now a Premium account is $7/
month (a little over 1/2 off). However if you refer friends, family, anyone really, they give you a dollar off for each referral to a premium account! The best part is it's for life! So eventually you could have a free premium account. How awesome is that! Awesome, I say.

There are so many features that I absolutely love about One is that you can customize your shop. Not just the order of your items but the colors. The heading, font, side bar, almost everything you can change the color. My shop has more personality that way and stands out from the crowd. Two, the day I signed up I had 2 people say hi and welcome to Zibbet.
(and they were not the creators of the site). I was amazed at the warmth and friendliness. No one said welcome to me when I joined Etsy :( Three, they allow you to post your Etsy mini on your Zibbet shop page! Again, very awesome! They have a feature that lets you add widgets to your shop. Including Twitter "follow me" button, Zibbet referral banner, Facebook fan button, etc. And fourth, I've had 50+ views on my two cakes I posted, each, and only been signed up for 3 days. Etsy has taken 3 weeks to get to that, even with promoting my shop. So yes, I love Zibbet. If you want to love Zibbet too, here's the link!

Third and last, Thank you to all my new Link Love Friends! Whomever thought of that idea is a genius and has helped so many people get their names out there! What a wonderful idea! Hope all this info helps you find all the buyers you were looking for :)

The More I learn the more I Blog.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Us here is northern Illinois just got a foot of snow since yesterday. Now have cold temps and blowing snow. And then this morning about 4 am we were rocked by an earthquake. (Which woke me up and now I'm a wee bit crabby) I decided to think about spring and all the sunshine and pretty flowers.

So this is what comes of warm thoughts and ideas. A happy yellow roses and daisy 3 tiered towel cake. Made with 2 bath towels in yellow and white, 2 hand towels in yellow and white, and 2 wash cloths in yellow and white. All wrapped with yellow paisley ribbons, roses, daisies and greenery.
Which in turn gave me another idea to make one that is similar in tan, pink, and ivory. But it will have Easter lilies with pink edges, instead of daisies.
Wow it's amazing what you can create on a cold, snowy day in February. Stay warm everyone. Spring is around the corner, somewhere.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Stuff

Always thinking about what I can "bake" Ideas come so frequently that I actually forget about my previous idea. Huh? Am I loosing my mind? I hope not!

So, my current idea is for everyone to post what colors their bathrooms are. I had to blog this before I forget. My bathroom is pink tiles with black trim and gray walls. Kinda retro. However I know not everyone loves pink, so not everyone is going to want pink towels as a gift. I guess what I'm asking is for everyone to post what color(s) their bathroom is so I can "bake" cakes accordingly. If the majority of bathrooms are tan, then I should be making tan cakes? Right!

Thanks :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is my first Blog for 1 cup Cotton-Towel Cake Creations and More! Come to think of it, it's my first blog ever. So I would like to say Welcome! It's nice to meet you and look forward to doing business with you!

I recently opened a Store on I "bake" Towel Cakes and Diaper Cakes. Now if I really baked them then I would have a huge fire in my home and we don't want that, lol :) A little about myself, I'm happily married with two wonderful children. I have been creating these cakes for friends and family for years. Then a good friend of mine told me about So that is what I am doing. I've "baked" quite a few cakes and have them for you to view and if you like, buy.

My newest addition to my store is my mom, Linda. She has been crocheting Afghans and Baby Blankets since I was a kid. A long time ago, well not that long ago. She also has been making these blankets for birthday gifts and wedding presents for a long time. So she and I are now working together to bring you 1 cup Cotton.

I hope that you visit soon. You can visit us on Etsy, Facebook, Twitter and now Blogspot!
Happy Shopping :)