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Sunday, April 25, 2010


My etsy store has been empty for some time now. Unfortunately, the store that carried my line of glassware has re-located out of state, and I have used the time off to re-think my designs, and frankly... my materials! I started playing around with wool roving and felt. VOILA... another hobby is born! I am proud to announce that in the next few weeks... etsy will be up and running again, and Akimbo Designs will be featuring its first ever line of designer jewelry! I have always loved fashion and design! Do any two words go together any better? I promise jewelry that is outside the box, avante garde and edgy! Here is a sneak peak of what's to come!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Birthday treats!

So I volunteered to make a special birthday treat for a friend and co-worked yesterday. I went home, assuming I would do the traditional cupcakes... maybe a butter-cream icing... something simple, something birthday-y.

As I starred into the tv, gathering the ingredients needed in my head...all of a sudden it hit me! It hit me, right in the head...a box of rice Krispies... ok, so that didn't happen... my inspiration never really comes to me that leteral... but something did hit me...

It was Martha Stewart, on the tv... making Rice Krispie Treats.... when is the last time I had a RKT I asked myself... and off I went, into a confection dream land... and then... my kitchen.

I started out by melting a couple tables spoons of butter. Once melted, I added about 1.5 bags of miniature marshmallows. Once there were only a few lumps left, I mixed in a handful of chocolate chips...(you heard me) and stirred together until smooth. I then added Cocoa Rice Krispies and stirred and stirred until my arm fell off.

After a quick re-attachment of the dead limb, I started to make room for my 9x13 pan... just like Martha told me to. I went to put away the cupcake tin when I had another idea. I started to push a handfull of the RKT mixture into the cups of the cupcake tin. (Rub your hands down with butter before you do this'll thank me later) I mounded it up and then compressed the cereal down into the cups.

After a few minutes, letting them cool down, I jabbed a fork in them, twisted them out, and voila! Perfect servings of chocolately RKT!

But I wasn't done... nope... dont just scroll down to the photos just yet, hear me out. I still had the idea of butter cream dancing in my head... and BAM! Another idea. I finished these stellar RKT's off with a piping of lavander butter-cream!

Needless to say, everyone at work loved them and the birthday well wishes were a success! I just thought I would post them here for all to steal!

OH... one last thing... these are pure sugar! If you dont have the biggest sweet tooth, I suggest adding half a teaspoon of salt to the marshmallow mixture to cut the sweet down... other than that... HAVE FUN! And Happy Birthday Kristy!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

DIY Corner

So the past couple of months, I had this idea for some old IKEA coffee tables I had. I finally got up off my ass and did them! I apologize in advance for the crummy photography... my camera was on the wrong setting, and I couldn't tell until the photos were uploaded... and frankly, I can't un-do the tables!

First off all you will need the following supplies:
-Old Dorm Style IKEA Coffee Tables. Peeling white plastic coating optional.
-A piece of picture frame glass cut to EXACT size of the table top.
-Clear rubber bumpers. (You can get these at the framing shop while you wait for the glass to be cut.
-medium grit sand paper
-Acrylic craft paint.
After you sand the sharp edges of the glass down, drip and fling the paint on one side of the glass and a different color paint on the table top. (I put can lids under the glass so that and drips would fall below the glass, and not seep underneath.)After they both dry completly, place the rubber bumpers on the PAINT side of the table. Use liberally! place the bumpers mostly on the paint so that when flipped over, they are hidden. After enough bumpers are placed, flip the glass over and place on the table tops. VOILA!So fun... and SO EASY! both tables were transformed for around $20. Not bad... Not bad at all!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Brought 32 pieces to the show tonight and came home with 7! Everything was received very well and hopefully Apron Strings will be happy with sales to come! Thanks to everyone that stopped by... and to Richelle for keeping me company the whole time! I'll have a few pics of the display in the next few days!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

First Friday

Heading downtown in two weeks for First Friday in Lancaster City! Come see me at Apron Strings in Haagar Arcade on King Street at the Market! New glassware will be shown as well as lower prices! If you have thought twice about some of my stuff on etsy, now is your chance! Typically a new line at Apron strings lasts only a few weeks! (A few days if its close to christmas!) I'll have photos to upload once the show is over! Stop by and say hi and check out some of the other great stuff at Apron Strings! See you there!

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Been a While!

Well I wanted to post some pictures of my table at this years spring Barn Boutique! It was a fabulous day with a group of terrific vendors! I look forward to this coming falls show! Congrats to everyone for a very successful event! After selling a few things, and creating some new things, I have some work to do on my Etsy store, so please stay tuned for updated photos, items (yes martini glasses!) and some new lower prices! 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

You're Fired!

I'm not sure that I even have to say anything about these fireplaces. I'll just let you have a look.
Even your S'mores would come out perfectly designed!

Where were these 3 months ago???

I think these are a GREAT idea! We recently did something like this in our bedroom, but I had to free-hand it onto 4 canvases... 

I'm glad I did it by hand.. and I could choose color, size, placement, layout...BUT... what a great way to have something exact, precise and clean!

Also check out their grandfather clocks and picture frames... I can finally live in the 2-d world I have always wanted to!
Visit them here:

Chain Link Expense!

So I'm not sure if this is even real, or something that is purely concept, what I am sure of is that this should be mandatory! Chain Link fences are such an eye sore I think, and why not design them! How about a wood-grain pattern so when they rust, the color is an addition and not a sign that the building should be condemned!
Just an idea!