Creative Doings February 01, 2011

 I'm starting a New Year with a new label. I have taken all that I have learned from my Creative Doings label and started a new line that expresses both me and the products I really enjoy creating.

Gerald will demonstrate quality and a rich Bohemian Elegance.
I have shopped and researched for some of the most unique and quality fabrics I could find.
This line will marry interesting fabrics and elegant design to create what I call Bohemian Elegance.

The Gerald label will massage the ego's of both men and women.
My biggest goal this year is to create a line of products that accessorizes both men and women.

Gerald products will range from coin purses to rich leather handbags and messengers.
Diversity in both design and product offering is key for this new label. I want to offer a line of products that reaches the needs of all my customers.

But what is a great product without a definitive signature? To show my customers that I care about each product that leaves my design room I will hand sign each piece. Expect it!

To see the new label please visit my shop!


Creative Doings July 19, 2010

The Basil in my garden is doing so well that I can steal from it all summer long.
There are many pestos available on the supermarket shelves, but nothing compares to the taste and aroma of homemade pesto.

Here is a fresh & healthy pesto recipe that is quick and simple to make.
It will add so much flavour to so many dishes. My recipe is slighly different as I add toasted walnuts in place of pine nuts. It has a warm nutty flavor.

Basil Pesto


2 cups fresh basil, tightly packed
¼ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
dash of salt
3 tablespoons toasted walnuts


Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender.

Add walnuts last to allow for a crunchy texture.

Creative Doings July 12, 2010

This is an amazingly refreshing soup. The key is to use the freshest fruit you can find.

Cold Fruit Soup


½ cup sugar

½ cup water

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

3 cups watermelon, seeded and cut in large chunks

¼ cup fresh mint

1 pint blueberries

1 pint strawberries, diced

1 pint cherries, pitted and halved

2 cups seedless grapes, halved

½ pint red raspberries

2 tbs. Brandy


Combine sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Puree watermelon and mint in a blender and set aside. Add ½ of each prepared berry in a blender and puree. In a large bowl combine watermelon puree, fruit puree, syrup mixture, remaining prepared fruit and brandy. Stir to combine. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Serve in chilled bowls with crème fresh.

Creative Doings July 09, 2010

The Creative Doings Traveler Bag

This is a great bag for holding those minimal essentials when you're traveling, or shopping.
Made of a fun and modern fabric with a matching lining.
My best seller...and the best value!

The bag measures 6.5" wide and 9" high.
There is a 5" pocket on the front and back.
A coordinating zipper secures everything safely inside.
The key fob acts as a pull and a neat place to hang those pesky keys safely.
The strap measures 58" long. Perfect for wearing across your body. Want it shorter? Tie a knot in it.
For additonal information see my Etsy Shop.

Creative Doings July 07, 2010

Okay my fellow bloggers. I know you dont want to think about snow and jingle bells when the temperatures are reaching 95 degrees here on the East Coast, but let's do it!

I will be hosting my first Christmas in July Extravaganza July 18th-25th.

I will be offering Free Shipping to all shoppers, a Free Gift with purchases over $50 and a Giveaway for a Free Creative Doings Tote filled with Goodies! Wow!

So stay tuned for future postings on this wonderful event.


Creative Doings July 04, 2010

Happy Birthday America!
Today we celebrate our freedom, and most importantly our equality and unalienable rights!

To quote my favorite line from our Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th 1776;
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

I am proud to be an American and I celebrate this day with pride and reverance!
Happy Birthday America!

Creative Doings June 25, 2010

This is the perfect Summer bag!

Beautiful purple linen fabric with a simple cotton lining.
The matching flower pin brings a little whimsy to this charming purse.
Includes a matching change purse!!!

Exterior fabric is made from 100% linen cotton with silk embroidery.
The interior is made of 100% cotton.
Interior pockets.
18" straps.
Magnetic snap closure.
Heavy duty interfacing for extra support.

14"W x 10"H x 4"D

For additional information on this bag please visit my Etsy Store.