Wednesday, October 28, 2009

november giveaway

With the holidays coming up on us pretty quickly, my head is swimming in circles (well, part of that may be due to my vertigo, but that's another story...) with all the work that needs to be done!

So, to put a little bit of fun and cheer on my daunting To-Do list, I'm going to host a giveaway!

There will be 2 winners - each winner will win a set of their own menagerie bobby pins. These bobby pins are so cute! With slightly smaller buttons than my usual bobby pins, they feature a collection of cute animals. The winners will each get to choose FIVE animals to make up their own custom menagerie!

Here's how to enter:
Visit my shop, pandacub, then come back here and tell me what your favorite thing in the shop is! Just leave it in a comment on this post.

Want extra entries? (you must complete the first step above before doing these)
- 1 extra entry: Follow this blog. Leave a comment telling me that you've become a Follower or that you were already a Follower.
- 1 extra entry: Become a Facebook fan at Leave comment telling me that you've become a fan.
- 3 extra entries: Follow me on Twitter (pandacubcafe) and tweet about this contest (use the tag @pandacubcafe so I can see your tweet). Leave a comment letting me know you've done this.
- 5 extra entries: Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post. Leave a comment here and include the URL where I can see your post
- 10 extra entries: Buy anything from my pandacub shop. Come back and leave a comment letting me know what you bought and your Etsy username.

Remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

- This contest closes at midnight (ET) on Sunday, November 15, 2009.
- Winner is chosen randomly using a Random Number Generator.
- Winner will be announced on this blog shortly after the contest closes.
- This giveaway is open worldwide.


getting in the mood to be scared...

I'll admit it...I'm a wimp. I don't really care to be scared out of my wits. Watching 2 hours of a horror movie will give me vividle horrifying nightmares for 2 months. Oh, and I hate clowns.

Halloween for me was (as a child) more about getting candy and dressing up in a fun costume than being scared. So, now, as an adult, it's not a holiday I really do much for.

But I did have to have this necklace from Tiana Rutledge. It's really different, perfect for a subtle Halloween touch and it's even prettier in person!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

star sign rings - update

These lovely baubles are going pretty quickly - maybe people are already starting their holiday shopping early?

As I mentioned before, only 2 of each ring was made, so these are in VERY limited edition. I would love to make more, but I can't find these vintage Italian intaglios anywhere so unless I can discover a new stash, these will stay at 2 each.

Here's an update on what's available:
Aries - 2 available
Taurus - SOLD OUT
Gemini - 1 available
Cancer - 1 available
Leo - 1 available
Virgo - SOLD OUT
Libra - 2 available
Scorpio - 2 available
Sagittarius - 2 available
Capricorn - 1 available
Aquarius - 2 available
Pisces - 2 available

Thursday, October 15, 2009

pandacub travels to...Las Vegas, USA

This one is real, actually, as The Hubby and I have booked a trip to Las Vegas in November (hopefully this goes through, as our September trip was cancelled). We've never been and wanted to go and see what all the fuss is about. Neither one of us gamble, so we're there more for the lights, the sights, the sounds and the food!

Left to right:
Top row:
1. Vegas Vacation - 1.25 inch Pinback Buttons (8), $8.00 by stoopidgerl
2. Photo of Stone Angels and Roman Columns at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas - 5x7, $6.00 by mycraftyfamily
3. Going to the Chapel original painting vegas wedding vintage lounge lizard style by JSANDQUIST, $200.00 by Jsandquist

Middle row:
4. Las Vegas Skyline Cuff, Laser cut and Laser Etched, Hand Painted Acrylic, $35.00 by GetPersonalArt
5. Las Vegas Sign Necklace, $30.00 by plasticbat
6. Enjoy the View, $25.00 by PicturingThis

Bottom row:
7. Las Vegas Map Pinback Button Set, $3.00 by XOHandworks
8. Blingin Las Vegas Poker Chip Pendant, $12.00 by AForestFrolic
9. Las Vegas - Palm Trees - Wall Decals , $80.00 by BadassCustomDecals

Monday, October 12, 2009

happy thanksiving!

Ok, so this is a little late, but I was too busy enjoying turkey on Saturday, turkey on Sunday and then turkey leftovers today. :D

Anyhow, Happy Thanksgiving to all those in Canada!

Friday, October 9, 2009

pandacub wants...turkey!

It's going to be a food weekend because it's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!

A really quick look at Wikipedia states that:
"Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends."

Tomorrow we're going to be "gathering" with my family and then on Sunday, we're going to spend dinner with my hubby's family.

Traditionally, there's a turkey on the dinner table, so in honour of that tradition - here's a look at some turkey-related items I've found on Etsy!

Top row:
1. Little Gobbler Necklace - all sterling silver, $42.00 by PianoBenchDesigns
2. 2 Turkey Drumsticks Organic Catnip Cat Toys , $6.50 by OhBoyCatToy
3. Thanksgiving Turkey Custom Applique Tshirt, $20.00 by OhBananas

Middle row:
4. Gobble Gobble For a limited time Turkey Maryjanes, $20.00 by JLPerillo
5. Turkey Place Card/Photo Holder (Set of 6), $35.00 by melaniescrafts
6. Crochet Pattern- Chester the turkey boy amigurumi doll, $5.50 by Owlishly

Bottom row:
7. Thanksgiving Turkey Bib, $15.00 by AnneEverettRae
8. Make A Wish Necklace, $18.00 by crumpetcake
9. Turkey Day Thanksgiving Card, $3.00 by carriescards

Sunday, October 4, 2009

what's your sign?

Back in May I previewed a line of Zodiac sign rings but I neglected to follow that post up with a showcase of the whole collection. So here it is!

Made with stunning vintage intaglios that shimmer with bright colours and golden Zodiac symbols, these are an extremely limited. I was only able to get my hands on 2 of each Zodiac symbol and I have been searching high and low and have not been able to find any more of the intaglios.

So that means that I can only create 2 of each ring and once they're gone, they're gone! They are only available in the pandacub Etsy shop. I've already sold a few of these gorgeous rings, so grab your symbol - quick!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


"Well, hello out there, we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight..."

Ok, so I don't actually have to "want" hockey because the NHL season starts tonight! Eeee. It's been a long summer. My Fantasy Draft hockey pool team is raring to go I'm ready to watch lots of hockey, hockey, hockey!

Left to right:
Top row:
1. Have an Ice Day Baby Infant Bib, $5.99 by fun2wear2
2. The Maple Leaf Forever, $20.00 by Joliet
3. Hockey Skate Bootie, $12.90 by creativepastimes

Middle row:
4. Little Hockey Players, $18.99 by reniebritenbucher
5. I BELIEVE hockey photo card , $3.50 by jmillen
6. Hockey Puck Necklace, $14.00 by HaraAnn

Bottom row:
7. Hockey Player Handling the Puck Decorative Wood Silhouette, $8.80 by mountainbrook
8. Realistic Hockey Puck Soap , $5.00 by daisycakessoap
9. Free Range Hockey Scenario 1 - limited edition giclee print 2/100, $30.00 by LouisaArmbrust