Monday, March 12, 2012

Pomegranate Guacamole

Preparation time: 0 min Servings: 6
Cooking time: 0 min

1 pinch salt and pepper
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
2 large avocados, pits removed, peeled and diced
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds, for garnish
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Cooking Directions:
Place diced avocados in bowl. Score fresh pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranate underwater to free the seeds. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the seeds in a separate bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup of the seeds from fruit and set aside. Add 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds and the remaining ingredients to the diced avocados. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place guacamole in a serving bowl and sprinkle remaining pomegranate seeds on top for garnish. Serve with assorted color tortilla chips.

*Note-recently I made this again but I added sliced cherry tomatoes it was fantastic

This recipe is amazing, you will be scratching the bottom of the bowl wanting more.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Featured Shop Blog: Bespangled Jewelry

Bespangled Jewelry: Unique handmade, beautiful artisan jewelry. Always happy to recreate a previously sold piece when possible and custom orders.
From Dallas, TX

When it came to which one of us was going to write this blog, I was the perfect choice being that I own more jewelry than the bun bun and several other people put together. We have shared many a show with Bespangled even our 2nd Arts Goggle where we were rained out.

From Bespangled Etsy Site
 I hope you will find that special something that warms your heart and puts a spring in your step :)

Jessica began making jewelry for herself because she couldn't find that special, 'just right' for the occasion...then it made its way to making gifts for family and friends, and as people began to request more and more custom pieces for special occasions and gifts for their family and friends...Bespangled Jewelry was born!

She has had tons of hobbies like us she also has the craft store curse of coming out with a new hobby. We found another knitter but, handmade jewelry is a is an obsession...
She is also a member of Fort Worth Etsy, and we hope to share many more shows with Bespangled Jewelry in the future.

The Raven was here
Stocking Tally 0 out of 24, but we have to give the bun bun credit her patches look amazing and she has been working on those. We hope that she can fit a stocking, two or four in there to catch up. I prescribe Holiday music to get you in the mood and turn down the air.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Feature Shop: Book-Inz
By Ky Nguyen of Hurst, TX

A fellow sewer and crochet junky. I am delighted to say that I own a book-inz myself that I bought at the Etsy 817 show last winter, and plan to order a special one soon.
Book-Inz is a patented magnetic bookmark that stays ON your book and IN your book till your done.

About Ky from her Etsy site

My love of reading and books, and an engineer dad, led me down this path of crafty creativity. Too many damaged books from lost bookmarks and dog eared pages. I crochet in my free time (what there is of it) and merrily sew my days away!

I own both the Book-Inz and CrochetyHooker shops.
Member of etsy Fort Worth team.
Member of etsy 817 team.

So many pretty colors and designs it can take a while to pick your favorites. Of course we picked a few that we wouldn't mind seeing on our school books and patter books, there is nothing worse than losing the page of your crochet pattern.

The Raven was here
Stockings talley 0 for 24

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


My favorite embroidery site recently released a monster builder and made it into a contest.  It has been hard choosing which way to put the designs together.  Here are my 3 entry's.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello from the Raven Nest

Hello from the Raven Nest here is a photo of me working on the shrug that I told you about. I also have a new baby blanket I am working on for the shop. In April we will have blankets available at the shows. 
We have so many new plans; a web site is in the works, and new business cards. We will also be having a few blogs featuring some very special shops so look forward to those in the coming days. 

Stockings as of yesterday: 0 for 24
The bun bun has been working on a monster contest on Urban Threads so we will have to tell you more about that.

Have a great time playing on the web everyone we have alot to offer.

Raven was here