We are pleased to bring you this week’s featured Artist of handmade jewelry, Debra from DLA Bead Design! She is one of Markets of Sunshine’s vendors in our Gift of the Month Club. She has been selling on Etsy since January 2012. Here are a few items you’ll find in her shop and in our gifts by mail program.
We have some great Tips and DIY projects for you from Debra this week! Enjoy! Please leave a comment telling us how you like them.
Applesauce Freshener Makes 12 to 15
1 cup applesauce
1 cup cinnamon
1 t ground cloves
Combine applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves and mix well. Press dough down until it’s about 1/4″ thick. ( Use your hands instead of a rolling pin). Cut out shapes using cookie cutters, then remove excess dough. Make small hole for ribbon. Do not move the shapes for 8 – 10 hrs. once they are cut, then turn them carefully every 8 – 10 hrs. until they are completely dry. I put them on wax paper for the drying time. Then you can decorate them with craft glue and glitter or just leave them plain. Please allow 2 – 4 days or more for dry time.
These can be used as a car freshener, gift tag or to hang in your house as home décor!
Recipe Fall recipe
Sweet Potato Bread
PREP: 20 MIN. BAKE: 50 + COOLING
YIELD: 1 LOAF (about 16 slices)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, potatoes, oil and water. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5 in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Enjoy warm or cool.
A few weeks ago we launched our new program called ‘Gift of the Month Club‘ with a special offer to the first six that sign-up. You must pay for your first subscription and keep it to qualify for the free offer. Once, you have started your subscription we will send you an email with your free Buyer’s Club membership number.
Refer your friends and family to our Club’s and you’ll receive a surprise gift in the mail as our way of saying ‘Thanks’!
I will update the number of offers left each week as they are taken. I’m happy to announce we have had three new subscribers to our Gift of the Month Club! Woohoo!!!!
That means We only have three (3) special offers left, so hurry and get your special offer today and support Markets of Sunshine handmade vendors.
This week we want to give our reader’s a special coupon to use in our Etsy shops. Use ‘thankyou15‘ at checkout to get your special discount on your total purchase. Click here to visit our Etsy Team and shop with all our members!
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We hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog post with Markets of Sunshine and DLA Bead Design. Tune in each week for more great happenings from your favorite Artists in our Gift of the Month Club!
Sending You Sunshine & Blessings for the Week!
Marsha Jaramillo – Owner