Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Birthday Sale at Etta + Billie!

Tomorrow is my Grandma Billie's 90th Birthday!!! We are celebrating the big 9-0 tomorrow evening with good food (including the chocolate cake above) and lots of family.

My grandmother is one of the major influences for my business and I am so excited to be spending this birthday with her. I want to share this celebration with everyone so everything in my Etsy shop is 20% off starting tomorrow October 30 through November 1st. Help Etta + Billie celebrate by heading to and use "grandma90" in the "message to seller" when checking out.

Happy Birthday Grandma Billie!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Dia De Los Muertos Style

Mister and I received a full size pumpkin as part of our CSA and I decided I want to carve it up a little differently this year. Rather than going with the traditional Halloween pumpkin, I have decided I want to do a Dia De Los Muertos theme.

For those that dont know, Dia De Los Muertos is a Latin American festival where friends and families gather to celebrate and remember their dead loved ones. I love the imagery of Dia De Los Muertos (sugar skulls, masks, bright colors, flowers) so I want to do some sort of carving using the skulls as inspiration (like the one below). I am not very skilled with the pumpkin carving knife but I will share my results even if it looks horrible.