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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Pretty Presentation Makes Salads Menu

I've decided for my series of A Pretty Presentation Makes books, I want to write a series of salad recipe cookbooks.  If you're interested in looking at these recipes, stop by my sidebar and visit APrePresMakes Salads.  You'll find salads with meat, vegetables, fruit, and much more.  Cookbooks are in the works and will for sale on my etsy shop.  My 1st recipe is Dole Salad Bag recipes.  Quick, easy, and are delicious with a main dish or on it's own. 
My main blog page will continue to focus on art, holidays, packaging, knitting, crochet, and polymer clay art.  See a new recipe added to the side of my recipe menu, when a recipe has been added.  Salad recipes will be added all year round.  Eat healthy, be happy this winter.  Salads will be filling and satisfying.  Stay tuned for my cookbooks and more.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tis Near Halloween

Even though Magic is gone, Ginger and I are looking forward to Halloween.  Last year, I was a witch and Ginger was my prisoner.  This year, I don't know what I'm gonna be,  and Ginger's costume is in the works.

Everyday, I'm moving on without Magic physically present at home, but she will remain in our hearts.  I always called her my Halloween kitty.

This was last year's costumes and this is the Halloween quote for 2014.

My other favorite part of Halloween is the candy.  Mom always makes these sweet little Halloween bags for the kids and I love handing them out.  We always buy a candy we'll enjoy because we don't get to many trick or treaters.  I'm looking forward to sharing my Halloween adventure with you on October 31st, 2014.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Giveaway

I’ve decided to try something new for A Pretty Presentation Makes.  I want people to see my artwork, see my fan page, and give something special for Halloween, for free.  From October 11th-October 31th, like my facebook fanpage, A Pretty Presentation Makes and receive a free glow in the dark pumpkin brooch.  Simply go to my fan page button on the right hand side, like my fan page.  Then click on the giveaway button and receive your free pumpkin brooch.  Grab your free brooch and have it mailed to your home for Halloween.
It's A Rippled Pumpkin Brooch, It's Free,

And It Glows In The Dark.  Receive This Free Brooch By Liking My Fan Page Today.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ginger's Fashion Line Is Now Available

The Daily Nub's fashion line has now started with new paw print pendants.  Find these classy paw prints on my etsy shop today. With Ginger's business name on the title, and designed by A Pretty Presentation Makes.  Read more about these paw print pendants on


Art Quote Of The Day

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Help A Pretty Presentation Makes Reach 1,000+ Fans On Facebook

A Pretty Presentation Makes Promote Your Page Too I've decided to put the breaks on name changing, deleting pages, and make a new name and place for my business. A Pretty Presentation Makes will be my business name from now on and I'd like help from my blogging audience. My goal is to reach 1,000 fans on facebook by Christmas. Stop by my facebook page and get the inside scoop on my art, packaging, and more. I'm looking for an audience that likes mixed media art. Please, help me reach 1,000 fans on facebook by clicking on the link below.

Sad News In A Pretty Presentation Makes Family

Normally, my main focus on my website and secondary blog is my art business and travel, but I feel the need to share this sad news with you. My beloved Magic passed away Thursday October 2, 2014 at 5:00p.m. She was one of the best cats in the world. Below this photo, I share her story and how she came in my life.
Me and my now ex-boyfriend adopted Magic and her adoptive brother Shadow from one of our friends. It was love at first site with Magic because she adopted me, instead of me adopting her. Magic would sit on my lap and snuggle with me and rub up against me. Shadow passed away in 2009. Shadow was always the alpha cat. Needed to be the center of attention, no matter what. After Shadow passed, Magic came out of her shell.  She would come out and greet people more, and was always out.

When me and my now ex split up, I took Magic and my min-pin Ginger with me and we moved back home with my mom and dad.  Mom and dad treated Magic as if she was their own.  Dad would feed Magic wet food every morning, and Magic would eat dry food on her counter when she wanted to.  Magic and Ginger adapted pretty well to moving back in with my parents, which made me happy because I didn’t know how they would be after the move.

Late July, we noticed that it was hard for Magic to jump up on top of the counter to eat.  Early August, Magic wasn’t walking properly.  So mom and I took her to the vet’s.  When we took her to the vet’s she only weighed six pounds.  The vet took some x-rays and the x-rays confirmed that Magic had a tumor wrapped around the lower part of her vertebra and her vertebra was slowly disappearing.  Now not being able to walk properly, we had to place her food on the floor and she had plenty of water to drink.  Thus, a month went by and Magic became completely paralyzed from the waist down.  Mom, dad, and I were still amazed at how she was getting around and was eating and drinking.  Sleeping a little more, and gradually slowing down, we noticed that she was becoming more tired.

Thursday October 2, 2014, Magic wasn’t able to walk with her front legs and wasn’t eating.  I noticed that her eyes looked a little glassy.  Mom noticed that she was starting to fade away and pet her.  When I came home from the shop, she had already passed.
Sow’s Ear Studio, The Daily Nub, and A Pretty Presentation Makes will miss, but we all know that she’s in a much better place and no longer suffering.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall Treasury List On Etsy

It’s here, the fall treasury list on A Pretty Presentation’s etsy shop. View items on and see the new fall picks on A Pretty Presentation.

Scarf Jewelry

For the longest time, I've been looking for scarf bails to experiment with, to add polymer clay on the bottom, and to add to my fashion scarves.  I saw these scarf bails on a blog once a while back and wanted to give them a try.  The problem was, I couldn't find them.  Today, I took a trip to Michael's Arts And Crafts Supplies Store to window shop, and walked out with some items.  Two of the items were scarf bails.  Now, I'm happy to say that I will be selling these scarf bails on my etsy shop, with fashion scarves of course.
Now that I have a resource to purchase these scarf bails, different scarf bails different designs,  and much more will be revealed.  I will be selling these bails with scarves, and without scarves.  Prices will vary on these handcrafted bails. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Fashion Underway

This particular post, I'm not showing any photos.  Instead, I'm gonna show some fall photos.  I've been working on new polymer clay tags, holiday brooches, hearts for healers items, and new knit and crochet items.  Between working at the shop, working at home, taking care of my etsy shop, I haven't had time to photograph my new items.  Friday and Saturday I'm working on new knitted scarves.  I've bought so much yarn, that it's time to start using it and getting some things uploaded to etsy. I'm also experimenting with new items.  Lots of my research is coming from  I'm also working on a new product line for dogs and cats.  This product line is named, The Daily Nub (right after the new blog I created for my dog, Ginger).  This product line includes pet scarves, pet rugs, pet blankets, dog bling, and much more.  Stay tuned because The Daily Nub will be showcasing it's new items by Christmas. 
I'm also going to be transferring all my items from Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop, to my shop.  I would like Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop to be focusing on mom's handcrafted items.  Items include painted furniture, painted accessories, ornaments, and much more.  I will getting the transfer going next week.  After all my items are transferred to my shop, I will be putting Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop on vacation while Rosemary paints more items.  Another important announcement to make is that Rosemary will be having knee replacement surgery on Monday November 10th, 2014.  During the recovery time, she will be painting all these new, handcrafted items.  We will also be uploading all items to Sow's Ear Studio's etsy shop.  During this surgery, Sow's Ear Studio will be closed.  We'll reopen once Rosemary is well again, which will probably after Thanksgiving.
Don't forget that Harvest Fest is Saturday October 11th, 2014.  Stop in and say hello and you can start your holiday shopping with us.  If the weather permits, I'll be outside selling my handcrafted, polymer clay tags.  Hope to see you at Sow's Ear Studio.  New photos of my work will be shown next week.

Friday, September 26, 2014

My Own Blog

A Pretty Presentation Makes has decided to create a new blog for the love of her life, Ginger. Read The Daily Nub and learn more about Ginger Prock today. Ginger has a lot to tell and wanted to have her own blog, fan page, and instagram page. Read

Art Timehop

One of my good friends from the shop and Facebook has this cool app named Timehop.  It's an app that collects photos from 1-2 years ago.  I share worthy photos like my dog, cat, family, and art.  When it comes to A Pretty Presentation Makes, I share the art photos.  These photos I'm about to share are from 1 year ago.  It's amazing of I've created, what I've accomplished, and how far I've come with my artwork.  Grab this cool app on your i-phone today.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Clay Items

Working back and fourth on clay and crochet, I created these lovely, new items for my etsy shop.  All of which have been uploaded.  Stop by my etsy shop for these new items.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Preparation

The five polymer clay tags that I created have been completed with crochet ribbon and have been shipped out today.  Now, my focus is new fall tags, knit and crochet scarves, and updating my etsy shop.  I'm back on polymer clay at Sow's Ear Studio, so stay tuned for new photos from tags, knit, crochet, and more.
Here's a new, spooky, polymer clay tag that I've created for etsy.  It's a sparkling red skull with liquid polymer clay, and straw for tying. 

Just to let you know, if you need crochet ribbon, let me know ahead of time.  I need 3-4 days to complete crochet ribbon. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

What Is A Pretty Presentation Makes?

A Pretty Presentation Makes Art.
A Pretty Presentation Knits.
A Pretty Presentation Crochets.
A Pretty Presentation Cooks.
A Pretty Presentation Travels.
A Pretty Presentation Makes Tags.
That's pretty much what sums up A Pretty Presentation Makes.  Same stuff, great new title.

Countdown To Christmas 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Save The Date

October Fest is approaching quickly.  I'll be selling my handcrafted items such as tags, brooches, knit and crochet items, and more.  A blog post with photos and more will follow.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: My 1st Christmas

It's amazing of what you find when cleaning your house.  Looking through old photographs, I came across this photograph of my 1st Christmas.  The memories of where we 1st lived.

Only In America: Brooks And Dunn

Wrap Your Gifts In Style

Monday I made my first big sale on my etsy shop.  The customer requested crochet ribbon for two of the tags she purchased.  I thought to myself, what a great way to wrap a gift.  I'm currently working crochet ribbon samples that will be placed on my etsy shop.  These are the first two that I've placed on my etsy shop for $9 a piece. 

Please Take A Moment Of Silence

Monday, September 8, 2014


I'm so happy to say that this is my first big sale since I opened A Pretty Presentation on July 8th.  These tags are the most amazing thing in the world for gift giving and much more.  More tags and fall items are in the works.  

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Inspirational Saturday

It's been a while since I posted for inspirational saturday, so here's my inspiration for today.  I had to stop at the store to get a few things and decided to get this magazine for some fall ideas.  This magazine is loaded with great ideas.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Reached 100

Thanks for the likes, comments, and support from A Pretty Presentation's fan page on facebook.  Keep the likes, comments, and more coming, Thank you!

Supply Run

It's getting to be that time of the year again where I pull out the yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hook.  I've been meaning to stop to Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies, get ideas, and be inspired.  I started working with cotton yarn, and I needed to pick up some more to get going on this new scarf I'm creating.  I've also been researching on how to make polymer clay candle jars and making my own candles.  So I grabbed a photo or two to write on my blog today of what I was researching.  Soy and palm candles are in the works and will be sold on my etsy shop, as well as Sow's Ear Studio.  Summer is almost coming to an end and I'm trying to make the most of it before the bad weather brews.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Team: A Pretty Presentation

Not only am I'm a business, I'm a team now as well.  Sunday August 31, 2014, I created a new team, A Pretty Presentation.  This team reflects on art of all kinds, ranging from knit, crochet, beach décor, country décor, polymer clay to just name a few.  Join the team on Facebook and Etsy today.  I'm looking forward to meeting you as fellow artists and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.  Simply stop by Facebook or Etsy and type in A Pretty Presentation.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Birthday Trip To Bolton Landing And Lake George, New York

Ever since moving back in with mom and dad, we've been taking a trip to Bolton Landing and Lake George, New York For my birthday.  We have lots of fun walking around looking at the shops, places, and after Bolton Landing, we take a trip to Lake George to stop by our favorite restaurant, The Log Jam.  Mom, dad and I had a blast and we look forward to it every year.  These are the photos that were taken on our trip yesterday.