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 Love is in the air...

 The Two Rascals by Carolina Seth

Showing my love and appreciation to all my customers, get 20% OFF on EVERYTHING at both my shops on Etsy and Artfire for the month of February (excludes custom orders). Enter Coupon Code: LOVE20

 Happy Valentine's Day!


February is a lovely month, it's the New Lunar/Chinese Year, we got Saint Valentine's Day, weather starts to get warmer reminding us that spring is not far away (or at least  in some places.. here in Northern Virginia we still have the remains of last week's snow!).

And February is also when my daughter was born :)

Here are some of my favorite goodies, perfect for this month of love and happiness.

 You and I, we are the perfect couple...

 Love Mouse Couple (Red Heart) by QuernusCraft

Pamper yourself and feel beautiful...

Shiver Complete Complexion Bath Kisses by BodyCake

Love can be strange and LOOKING right at you...

Be Mine Creature Magnet by Franticmeerkat

The most artful way to store your precious jewelry...

Hand Blown Art Glass Heart Ring Stand by Rebecca Zhukov

Is The Year of the Rabbit. Send your best wishes with these exquisite cards.

Bunny Rabbit Cards and Envelopes by PikakePress


Hola, Hello and Happy Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit!

Occupying the 4th position in the Chinese Zodiac, The rabbit is one of the most delicate animals among all 12 animals. Nobody ignores them, for they are good company and know how to make the best of themselves. the Rabbit symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion, and sensitivity.

Rabbits are friendly, outgoing and prefer the company of others. They also prefer to avoid conflict. In confrontational situations, Rabbits approach calmly and with consideration for the other party.

Are you a Rabbit? You are if you were born in one of the following years:
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

A rabbit's home is always a beautiful one cause Rabbit people are famous for their artistic sense and good taste. They are also usually well-dressed. Go check out your Rabbit friend's closet, I bet you will find many expensive and beautiful clothing there.

 Department store display in Hong Kong
(photo: Cristina Yao)

They don't like to argue and enjoy quiet, peaceful lives. They are also sentimental and compassionate. Therefore, if you work as a salesman for a living, you will have much better luck with rabbit people - Nine out of Ten Rabbit people will definitely buy your products! (aah, I need to attract more Rabbits to my shop!) ;)

Cat or Rabbit?

Chinese astrology and Chinese zodiac signs are also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China. However, some of the animals differ from the original ones used in the Chinese Zodiac.

  Looking at the colorful decor in Hanoi, Vietnam

For example, the Vietnamese zodiac is identical to Chinese zodiac except the fourth animal is the cat not the rabbit, while the Japanese zodiac includes the wild boar instead of the pig.

Wish you a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year!