Hillbilly Days: July 29th-30th at The Hairy Mosquito

Superior Artists sell their wares amidst crazy fun Hillbilly outfits. Y’all be sure to come and see what’s cookin’ in the Hillbilly Kitchen! This is one festival you are going to have to see to believe!

I will be there performing LIVE Happy Hollow Glass demos and displaying work alongside fellow artisans and vendors.

Glass Plectrums – New batch posted on ETSY @HappyHollowHello

New glass guitar picks (plectrums) are available now!

SHOP current selections

Press play! ~ Happy Hollow Hello by : MidW3stBruhh Productions

 

 

Handmade Candy Hearts for My Sweethearts – Molded White Chocolate Hearts

Let’s face it, handmade and from the heart just tastes better!

Today in Happy Hollow I am making Handmade Candy Hearts for My Sweethearts this Valentine’s day!

I scored this amazing silicone mold brand new at a local thrift shop and FINALLY got the chocolate to work with. I know for the quality here, I am definitely saving money as well. DIY for the win again!

I can’t wait to get some paste colors to turn the next batch pink. I may even throw in some greens and blues for my little boy sweethearts. I’m also going to experiment with painting the little “shine” red then adding the chocolate. I think it would make the perfect accent to these gleaming glossy Valentine’s hearts!

I’ve found the best way to melt chocolate is the double broiler. I don’t actually have one so I simply put a metal mixing bowl over a small pan of boiling water.  #RethinkYourResources. You could also use a small pot sitting over a slightly larger pot. The handles are more convenient than a mixing bowl!

Be sure you do NOT get any of your double broiler water in the chocolate or it will seize up into an un-usable crumbly mess.

I can’t wait to give these away to all my loves!

I want to see your handmade sweethearts too. Share in the comments below!

Artisan Crafted Glass by Lotte` – Online and On-Site @ Hairy Mosquito Trading Co., Milaca, Minnesota