Mint Chocolate Chip & Other Joys

Friday, August 28, 2015

My Baby Girl Zoe Modeling My Hand Knit Doggie Sweaters


I couldn't ask for a better model  &
I truly think she enjoys modeling and
having her picture taken .


My sweaters are thick & warm &
cuddly . They will keep your dog 
toasty in the cooler months to come.


This fluffy sweater in shades of pink &
rose is actually way to big for my
Zoe and will fit a dog 12-18 lbs.


This lavender sweater fits Zoe but has room 
to spare and would fit a dog weighing up to 
12 lbs.

They are both available in my
Etsy shop .



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Just Off My Needles !



I just finished this long 
cozy stocking hat and it's
 now available in my 
Etsy Shop .



I knit it with double and triple
strands of yarn to make 
this hat extra thick , cozy,
and toasty warm for this winter, 
It's 40" long !



Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Witch Ribbon Doll


I know it's a little early 
for Halloween Witches &
things but I was totally
inspired by one of my friends
in a FB art group I 
belong to.


This was fun and so easy & I
know I'll be making a few more 
to sell at my little shop 
" Trinkets & Treasures ".





Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Yellow Plums 
Golden Plums 
Til a week ago I had never even
heard of them . 
I was lucky enough to be given
two heaping bowls full
of fresh picked plums & 
right away I knew I was going 
to make some jam !


I quickly started looking up recipes
for yellow plum jam and finally 
decided to use the one that sounded
best to me and also was flavored
with vanilla and cinnamon . 


My Jam came out perfect &
delicious! 
With all of the plums I was given 
I was able to make quite a few
pint size jars that I will now
store away for future gift giving 
and keep a couple for myself 
of course .


Have you been admiring my plants in the background ?


These clover plants are one of my new loves .

I bought a couple of these plants for a dollar 
a piece at a thrift store and I love them . 
I especially love the deep dark reddish purple 
ones with delicate white flowers ,  
they seem like they are constantly 
in bloom .

Friday, July 10, 2015

Vintage Barbie & A Whole Bunch of Vintage Clothes Just Added to My Etsy



This Barbie from the late 60s , early 70s
needs a home .
She comes with 32 pieces of 
vintage clothes & I just listed
her on my Etsy.


Do you remember body suits ??
Bell Bottoms & Mini Skirts ??
Jump Suits ?
Matching Suede Jackets & Pants ???


                                     Fringe the first time around ?




Friday, May 22, 2015

A Beautiful Day At The Shop


What a beautiful day !
The sun is shining , I have my
shop door open , The temperature 
outside is just so perfect and 
comfortable .
I hear the happy birds chirping as
they help themselves to some
seed in my feeder right
outside my door.
My hanging plants are in 
full bloom and gorgeous.
It's been busy too !

I couldn't ask for a nicer day.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

I'm Missing You !


Happy Spring / Summer !

I haven't been here in ages & I miss
my blog ! I've had this blog for years and 
have gotten to know so many people 
through blogging but I've been very
neglectful. 
I'm sorry ................


It's so easy to get caught up in other
social media sites , groups that I've joined there, 
running my shop 6 days a week ,
and trying to take care of my home .
There's just not enough time & 
certainly not enough energy.

I need a magic wand !


Like everyone right now I'm trying to get some
spring cleaning done and get the gardens going 
for the season . 
Slowly but surely , one task at a time,
things are getting done. 


So now that I've made my apologies & 
said a quick HI here to all of you ,
I need to go and check out all
of your blogs. 

I've got some catching up to do !