Weyakin Designs, Visual Creation by Victoria Chapman

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earrings Marked Down on SALE!

Who doesn't like things on sale? I know I like things on sale!

Last night I put a bunch of my earrings into a new category because I marked them all down from their original prices. I want to move some of my stock and since I have so many earrings, I figured I should make room for some new ones.

So, if you like earrings at low prices, go take a peak: Weyakin Designs earrings on the cheap!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! It's sunny and finally kind of warm here. The snow is almost melted and I'm ready for flowers!

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring and Baby Fish!

One of the first signs of spring besides the melting snow is new growth and new babies! We received a fun pre-spring surprise over the past couple of weeks when we decided to add a few new fishies to our tank. I really liked the two black mollies that I saw at the pet store, so we picked them up, along with a couple of ottocat sucker fish. They went into the tank with the danios, cories, and one lone Chinese algea eater who hides in the castle all day.

Well, a couple of days later when I got up in the morning and fed the fish, I saw something tiny moving. Looking closely I discovered that it was a baby fish! Then I saw more. Six of them! One of those mollies was obviously a female and also very pregnant. So, we scrambled to the pet store to get them a net separator box so they wouldn't get eaten or beat on by the bigger fish.

But, it doesn't end there. A week later, looking again, there were more little fish in the tank. Turns out BOTH mollies are female and were pregnant. So, now we have 14 little molly fry.

Time for the fun part... pictures!

Baby Molly Fry from above
Baby molly fry, taken from above.

Baby Molly Fry, a close up side view
Baby molly fry, a close up side view in their net box.

Baby Molly Fry, another side view
Baby molly fry, another side view.

And now, the mommies:

Mommy Molly Number 1
Mommy Molly #1

Mommy Molly Number 2
Mommy Molly #2

The other fish:

Cory Catfish
The pleasant and peaceful cory catfish.

The quick-swimming danios.

And our other fish tank, which has fantail gold fish:

Fantail Gold Fish

And now look! There's a sale at the end of this post! To ring in the new Spring season, I'm having a sale this weekend in my Etsy shop. 15% off all herbal heat packs. Free shipping on all jewelry, art prints and magnets! Visit my shop!

Happy Spring Everyone!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Think Green!

Today I was informed that my green velvte cloak has been featured in a lovely green St. Patick's day treasury on Etsy!

I Love to Dress Up for St. Patrick's Day by the lovely fleuriejewellery!

Thank you so much for featuring me in such a wonderful green collection.

Moss Faerie Unakite Necklace and Earring Set by Weyakin DesignsOn the topic of green, I've also added two new items this weekend, one of which is a green and pink Unakite necklace and earrings set. It's green and pink and full of spring! Made with copper accents and a beautiful copper leaf and twig toggle clasp, it's a great way to ring in the new season.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to see some green now! I'm looking forward to melting snow and flowers coming out of the ground. I plan to start my seedlings indoors soon and can't wait to plant them outside in the coming months.

I hope you all have a fantastic start to your week!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Vegan Coconut Spice Rice Pudding

I made a new recipe tonight that I remembered to write down. I thought I would share! This is a vegan coconut spice rice pudding recipe. It's great for both a dessert and for breakfast!

Vegan Coconut Spice Rice Pudding

- 1 cup of dry brown rice, fully cooked (2 cups of water to 1 cup rice, usually cooks about 45 mins)
- 1 cup soymilk or ricemilk
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 cup raisin (optional)

- Cook the brown rice according to the directions in a large pot. Usually it is 2 cups of water to 1 cup of brown rice, cooked for about 45 minutes.
- Add the soymilk, coconut milk and corn starch to the pot of cooked rice and stir well until corn starch is dissolved.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Continue stirring on medium heat until the mixture of hot and bubbly and thickens.
- Once thick, allow to cool for a few minutes and then you can enjoy it hot or refrigerate it to enjoy it cold! (I like it hot)


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Birthday dinner and a new pretty shiny!

I've been quite busy the past several days and of course yesterday, because it was my birthday. My fiancé and I went out for dinner at a great local restaurant called Butterfly last night, which has a wonderful vegetarian menu full of soy/mushroom/wheat "meats" and great veggie maki sushi rolls. If you're ever in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, you should be sure to try it out. And don't worry, if you're not into the veggie stuff, they have a regular menu too!

So, between work and dinner and everything else, I did manage to get a new listing up on my Etsy store yesterday. I've had several people tell me I should make more of the head chain circlets. Well, I took their advice and made a new one the other day. I plan to make many more soon! Have a look:

Purple Moon Goddess Circlet by Weyakin Designs
Purple Moon Goddess Head Chain Circlet

Definitely let me know what you think and what other sorts of designs you'd like to see me make.

Thanks so much! Now it's time to get back to work. I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Birthday Sale! 10% OFF the whole shop and FREE gifts!

Hi Everyone! I just got home a little while ago from visiting family down in Connecticut. This week is my aunt's birthday and my birthday, so we all got together for a nice dinner. Plus, during the Pisces period (end of February through end of March), I know tons of other wonderful people who have birthdays as well. In honor of that, I decided to make my whole shop 10% off during my birthday week (mine is on Wednesday)! So, from now through next Sunday, everything in my shop is 10% OFF!

Plus, for the first 3 buyers, I'll give you a FREE gift! Can't beat that.

I will apply your discount as a refund in your PayPal account. Or if you pay by money order, I'll give you the actual total with the sale price to send.

Thanks everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful week.