r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

May 27, 2012

SALE at my Etsy shops!

May 30th is the anniversary of opening my Patterns And Such crafting supplies shop on Etsy.

"Like" my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ennadoolf to become a fan - and then, facebook fans use coupon code SAVE20 at checkout, in any of these 3 etsy shops to save 20% off your purchase price ~ ~


Offer ends June 1, 2012.

May 23, 2012

A Duck Flew Out of My Garden!

On Sunday, a duck flew out of my yard.
I didn't think anything of it.
Then on Monday, hubby mentioned he saw a duck fly out of our garden.  I did think something of it!

We investigated and found this egg!
 And mama duck watching over us from nearby.

Then she came back ... and left behind another egg!
Then we didn't see her the rest of Monday - or Monday night - or Tuesday morning.  We determined she must have deserted the nest.

Then Tuesday night there were three eggs! 
She hadn't deserted it!  (or us)

Wednesday the eggs were all covered up!  It was time for google. 

We discovered "Help...There's a Duck Nest in My Flower Pot!" - and learned all about ducks! and their eggs! and their nesting habits!

Our duck is laying eggs and keeping them at a constant temperature until they are all there (up to 12 or so!) and then she will begin the approximately 28 day incubation where she stays on the nest.  There's lots more cool info at the link - go read it!

And once the ducklings hatch, they pretty much leave us! and head off to water where they can feed off the water-life.

May 15, 2012

Roses Preserved

Aren't these beautiful?

This lovely vase was given to me with pot pourri inside. I received it a few years ago for Christmas.  I also had some long stemmed roses hanging in my basement drying. Okay, I'll admit it.  They were there for six years.

I had this vision of the dried roses inside this vase.  As you can see, it now does.

Amanda of Floral Occasions (Ontario) brought my vision to life!

She did an amazing job!!
Thanks Amanda!

May 12, 2012

Guiding Flowers Available Now!

Guiding Flowers Available Now!

Visit the eguiding shop on Etsy!

What a lovely surprise to have Girl Guides of Canada share our guiding flowers on facebook! We've had a few sales - and remember, a portion of all sales will support e-guiding website fees!