Homage to Holiday Candy

Since we skipped the Candy of the Month this month - here is a little "taste" of what my Christmas Holiday usually consists of..... Hold on to your sweet tooth!
Striped ribbon candy, candy canes, cane sticks, sticks of gum, gum drops.
Gum balls, rum balls, Bourbon balls, malt balls dipped in chocolate, chocolate santas and white marshmallow chocolate snowmen.
white snowballs, white chocolate, white divinity candy, candy tins, candy boxes, boxes of chocolate dipped oreos, peppermint oreos, peppermint bark, peppermint covered in chocolate, peppermint kisses, peppermint patties, junior mints.
Mint thins, mint bark, minty mints dipped in chocolate, chocolate fudge, fudge patties, fudge bars, bar cookies.
Cookies with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, mint chips and peanut butter chips.
Peanut butter cups, cups of hot chocolate with cream, whipped cream, cream filled chocolates, chocolate oranges, candied orange peel.
Candied fruit, fruit chews, chewy nougat, nougat filling, nougat filled toblerones.

Kraft foods Toblerone, Cadbury Crunchy and Turkish delight, Mars Inc. M&Ms in red and green, Just Born Christmas peeps, Hershey Kisses wrapped in striped paper.

Striped ribbon candy, candy canes, cane sticks.......

Have a Sweet Season!

Holiday Blizzard

It's a blizzard alright - but not the snowy kind......
.... the so many things to do everything starts swirling around you kind!
Like everyone else I am feeling the crush of the Holidays, my poor blog has suffered as a result.
In my defense, I did have chocolate covered Santas picked out as the Dec C.O.M....but something totally stressed me out and I ate them all and never made it back to the store to buy more.
SOOOOooooo - the Candy of the month club will take a break for the month of December - and resume its usual confectionery calender in January.
Really, everyone is probably eating cookies and candies and sweets - so setting a candy of the month for December could be considered to be "cruel and unusual punishment"!
(The November Candy comments will be counted towards the January Candy of the Month, since I missed that deadline too!)

And now I will give you
A little visual tour of what I have been doing
We had a December Birthday in our house recently so I gave one of our Christmas Trees a Happy Birthday theme
Decorated with over sized candies and lollies, vintage gum wrappers ( I found some fabulous clip art on Etsy) and lots of vintage candy colored lights! Kermit the frog cake, made by Grandma, decorated by yours truly (four layers of icing - have I mentioned how much I love icing?)
I participated in a wonderful swap hosted by Vivian over at Viv's Whimsy - here is her "bi-polar" snowman. I thought it would be fun to make an ornament with two expressions, he is mounted on a stick and can be turned to the expression that suits - he is drenched in glass glitter and then covered with layers of varnish to keep it from falling off. His collar is vintage fabric and I used two vintage earrings to decorate his hat.

Vivian made this for me

isn't he wonderful!! I had expressed a desire to own one of her needle felted creations - and my wish came true. Upon seeing this treasure my Husband said "wow, how old is it?" - which is his way of saying it looks "vintage" - even if he doesn't realize it.
It is hanging in my foyer tree and I just love it!
I also made this little cutie for my Swap partner- Fran Parrigan-Meehan, a dollmaker. This snowman is NOT bi-polar, not knowing Fran well enough... I didn't want her to think I was too weird! Fran made me these adorable snowmen
such talent ladies!!!
ALL of my Holiday decorations are up - amazing, astounding, groundbreaking (usually finish a few days before Christmas)- here are just a few highlights

I also helped to organized a little swap for the Prim and Whimsy Girls
It is going to be a really wonderful little swap, really well organized. If you sign up now you will get a reminder in the new year. I will be participating, along with a slew of Prim and Whimsy Girl Artists - trust me.... it's going to be good.
My Spookytime Jingle offerings

These two lollipop men are EXTREMELY RARE!
Since everyone knows lollipop men originate from tropical climates - finding them out of hibernation is unusual. Both are up for adoption on STJ

I have my Glitter and Grunge items in the works and of course new items for STJ and Pfatt Marketplace. There is also another great give-away planned for EHAG in January and I will be posting info on that one as well.

I still have a TON to do - it is a "handmade" Christmas at our house this year and I have a wonderful tutorial from Sew Mama Sew that I am going to try.

- Seriously this has GOT to be a girl - WAYYY to much trouble from this one already!
AND I am craving Hotdogs with yellow mustard and sauerkraut and pink grapefruit juice for breakfast - no joke!
- Sweet B


Sweet B Snowball Circus

You've been invited to a day at the circus!
Pickup your tickets and follow me to Spookytime Jingles
there you will find
Sweet B Snowball Circus in full swing.

A collection of 6 Snowball Circus performers is on display for your enjoyment.
Snow cones and Cotton Candy will be served as refreshments.

don't forget to bring your mittens - it's COLD in this big-top!

-Sweet B