Tuesday, November 24, 2020

What Is The Best Quilting Machine For A Beginner?

 This is my question to the sewing experts out there in the quilting community.  I am wanting to purchase a free-motion quilting machine that is around $200.00 and is easy to use.  I was looking at the Brother CS7000i quilt and sewing machine that is around $199.00.  I've read the reviews on it and many are saying there are issues with the bobbin and the thread underneath bunches up on them.


 

Others are saying read the manual carefully several times so that you know exactly how to do the bobbin.  It seems that the bobbin is the biggest issue with this machine.  

What quilting machine do you have?

What issues do you have with your brand machine?

Do you have a Brother quilting machine?  If so, which one?

Head on over to my YouTube channel and see the handmade quilts that I have made all with the slow stitch hand method.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

200 Subscriber Giveaway On YouTube!

 We made it to 200 Subscriber's at Markets of Sunshine YouTube channel!  Wahoo!!!

Thank you so much to all who have put their time and energy into watching and supporting me with my DIY video tutorials and tips.  Teaching has always been what I like to do most and now I am able to do that with my own little TV channel on the world wide web.


As promised we are doing a Giveaway Contest with two prizes.  Here are the rules for entering and having a chance to win one of the prizes.

1.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel (link on entry form below.)

2.  Join my mailing list (link on entry form below)

3.  Share this blog post on your social media site and tag me @marketsofsunshine

4.  Fill out the Raffelcopter entry form below to get in the contest.

Winner's will be drawn on November 30, 2020.

PRIZES ARE: 

ONE $10 STORE CREDIT TO MARKETS OF SUNSHINE ETSY SHOP AND ONE $10 STORE CREDIT TO PIONEER FUNDRAISER ETSY SHOP.

***Winner is responsible to pay shipping and any amount over the $10.  There is no cash value to the prize.  Any amount not spent is lost.  Prize has to be used by December 31, 2020 or it will be forfeited.

 



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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Quilt As You Go New Method of Quilting For Beginners and Intermediate Sewers

 Have I got a treat for all of you beginner and intermediate sewers out there who want to learn how to make a quilt block and add the binding in just a few easy steps.  You can make a 12 inch quilt block with binding in under 1 hour with this easy method.  I'm so happy to have discovered it.


 

I'd love for you to Subscribe to my channel and support my little crafting and sewing DIY community.  I'll also share my Etsy seller tips with you as well.  So you can turn a hobby into a side hustle in just a few steps. Check out my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine here <<< click <<<

Watch the video below.  Share it on your social media so others can learn this cool tip.  Comment and let me know that it was helpful to you.  Thanks!




Wednesday, November 4, 2020

How To Make A Monogram Letter With Seed Beads For Your Junk Journals

 Come along and craft with me today in my Florida home studio as I show you how to add a monogram letter to your Junk Journal covers using seed beads!

Bring out your inner child and have some fun while you are staying home and practicing social distancing.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and be a part of a fun creative community that is slow and down to earth.  It's a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.




Monday, October 26, 2020

How To Make Your First Junk Journal Without Spending Any Money On Supplies

 This is part four in the video series "Craft Show Ideas #4" featuring ways to make gifts without spending any money on supplies.  Zero waste eco-friendly green craft projects that help you use up supplies you already have on hand or that you can get from others.  


An easy way to make your first junk journal without having to spend a dime on supplies is by gathering up old greeting cards you have stored in a box somewhere.  This custom made anniversary card is on it's way to a customer of mine who commissioned me to make this for her parents Anniversary.

If you have a special occasion coming up and would like me to make you a beautiful card contact me in my Etsy shop at, Markets of Sunshine.  <<< Click

I'll show you in this video how easy it is to turn it into a journal in under 30 minutes.  

Click the button to watch the short tutorial and craft with me today!

Subscribe to my YouTube channel and be entered in my next giveaway contest when I reach 200 Subscriber's.  




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

DIY Gift Ideas #2 - Matchbook Notepads - Zero Waste Eco-Friendly Crafting Gifts

 We're all looking for unique ways to save money on purchases in 2020 since it's very clear that you never know what tomorrow will bring.  COV-19 has certainly taught us that lesson in the 21st century.  And we also need some fun activities to do inside since that is where most of us have to be anyway.  Why not make the most of this whole quarantine thing together!

This is a ten part video series on using up your craft supplies to make beautiful gifts for care packages or happy mail to send friends and family this year.  I'll show you easy DIY eco-friendly crafting gift ideas that you will be proud to give anyone.  

These cute matchbook notepads will help you use up those small left over paper scraps in your stash and clean up your craft room at the same time.  It's a zero waste win for everyone!

Watch my short video #2 on the list and craft along with me today.  Subscribe to my channel <<< click) and hit the bell so you don't miss any new videos that I post.

I'll be doing a giveaway when I reach 200 Subscriber's.  Hurry and join my little crafting community today!

Did you know that you can place a custom order for any GIFT idea that you have in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine?  Click HERE to contact me.



Friday, October 16, 2020

How To Make Envelope For Cards Without Spending Any Money On Supplies

 Sustainable crafting might be a new concept to most out there in the handmade world.  But, there is a way for any DIY project to be made without spending any money on supplies.  How you ask?  I'm happy to share this easy way to make some beautiful gifts just by using up junk mail and packaging you already have in your home.

You can see some of my current work in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine click here <<<

Before I get to the "how to" part of this post.  Let me give you a little bit of information about my background and how I came to be a creative soul.  Well it all started back in grade school in art class.  If you're from the baby boomer generation like I am then you probably remember those times with fond memories.  I know I sure do.

Well year after year I'd make something fun and pretty and bring it home to my Mom.  She loved each and every item that I made no matter how simple it might have been to make.  She still has them to this day displayed all around her bedroom.  

Fast forward to becoming a Mom myself and having my daughter and wanting to share with her my love of making things with my own two hands was a dream come true.  What I could not teach her myself and for the sake of her having social interaction with other children her own age.  As an only child and being home schooled she needed that association very much.

A group of my friends were also teaching their children at home so we formed a group and would meet once a week so the children could interact with different age groups outside of their own home.  We found places that taught young children age 6 and up to hand sew, paint, draw and other fun crafts.

It was in that group of 8 families that I really was able to express my love for teaching.  I taught sign language and crafts class to ages 5 to 13 for 7 years.  I also was hired to teach different adult classes about crafts and how to use website applications over a video conference platform.

I now teach what I've learned on my YouTube channel through video tutorials.  I'll explain how you can make beautiful gifts with supplies you already have on hand in the video below.  Click the button to watch it now.

So if you'd like to learn a thing or two from me then I invite you to Subscribe to my channel here. <<<click <<< Markets of Sunshine




Thursday, October 15, 2020

Vintage Fabric Yardage To Use In Sewing and Crafting Projects - Etsy Shop Pioneer Fundraiser

 My husband and I are the curator's of the Etsy shop Pioneer Fundraiser.  We opened this shop in 2010 to resale vintage treasures aka old stuff that we found in thrift stores and garage sales here in Central Florida.

Our love for all things retro has turned into a nice little supplemental income stream that has been a blessing in disguise.  Since we live on one income coming in from a self-employed business you can't depend on a set amount of weekly income.  It fluctuates from job to job.  

Click Here To Visit Our Etsy Shop Today! <<<
 

The same is true with our Etsy shop income.  It all depends on who finds our shop and buys the item they were looking for as a gift or as a replacement to a set.  So when you put the two income streams together you get what turns out in the end to be a reliable payday.


 

So without further ado let's get right into looking at the latest vintage fabric that is available for you in our Etsy shop.  Watch the short video below from start to finish and you'll see the four beautiful green and blue materials that you can choose from for your project.

We are going to have a HUGE giveaway when we reach 1000 Subscriber's on our YouTube channel.

The prize package will be worth over $200 and have handmade, vintage and organic goodies from a variety of companies that have graciously donated to the prize package.  So join the community of like minded sustainable crafters by Subscribing to Markets of Sunshine on YouTube today! <<<<



 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How To Make A Fabric Covered Bookmark In 10 Minutes

 I'm making a few hundred bookmarks to give to our local nursing home residents who need cheering up after being isolated from their families for over 6 months or more.  Here in Florida some of the nursing homes are starting to allow small numbers of family members to visit their loved ones.

But, it's taking time to get the ball rolling again.  So we've teamed up with some of our local friends and are writing letters and making gifts to give these dear older members of our society.


Reach out to your local senior care groups and ask what they need and sign-up to help make a difference in an elderly persons life today!  They'll be glad for the help.

If you would like to add a care package to give to a loved one check out my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.  You'll find lots of writing box care packages that are just the thing to show how much your family member means to you.

Click Here to shop handmade Care Packages today! <<<<

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

How To Make Pretty Pocket Pages In Your Junk Journal Without Spending Money

 This is a video series that I am doing for 2020 to help you save money on gift giving.


 

Did you know that you can use junk mail envelopes to make an embellishment on a page?  I'll show you how easy it is to do in this 30 minutes video tutorial.  Click the image below to watch the easy step by step how to tutorial now.

My YouTube channel is all about making and selling your crafts on Etsy.  I have two Etsy shops with over 1600 sales combined since 2008 and 2010.  

I invite you to Subscribe to my channel and join other creatives and learn to expand your horizons.



Monday, September 28, 2020

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Home Care Tips For Women Over 50

 This is a celebration post about surviving getting my wisdom tooth extracted with no complications!  

With someone living with Lyme disease, adrenal fatigue and mast cell activation syndrome getting any medical procedure done that requires anesthetic makes your blood run cold.  You don't know if everything will turn out well or not until it's all over with and you've recovered in one piece.

Here is my latest story in my Lyme disease journey.  And, I'm happy to report that I actually lived to tell you my story.  Sit back in your most comfy chair with your favorite cup of whatever and watch my video where I share my tips for those who can only use alternative medicine treatments.  Who can not take any RX drugs or over the counter meds and who are limited to only a few products that help them heal.

This is for all of you!

If you are wanting to learn how to make your own handmade gifts and crafts I'll teach you how to do that too. 

 Fun Ways To Use Your Laminating Machine To Decorate Junk Journal Pages

I would love to have you Subscribe to my channel and follow along on this journey with me.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Fun Ways To Use Your Laminating Machine For Making Decorative Junk Journal Pages

 It's another craft with me series for today's blog post here at Markets of Sunshine.

I'm going to show you in my video tutorial how you can use your laminating machine in fun ways to make decorative pages for your junk journal.

First, if you're not already a Subscriber to my YouTube channel I invite you to join and help me reach my next goal of 200 Subscriber's.  Once, I reach the 200 mark I'll do another giveaway for two prizes.  One will be a $10 credit to my Etsy shop Markets of Sunshine.  The 2nd prize will be a $10 credit to my Etsy shop Pioneer Fundraiser.

So take a minute right now and Subscribe!  You could be the next winner!!


Enjoy the DIY fun in this video series.  Part 1 is ready for you below.  Just click the arrow.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Fun Ways To Use Your Envelope Punch Board, Eyelets and Brads In Junk Journal Pages

 Welcome to Markets of Sunshine!

You have all of these wonderful tools and supplies in your craft room waiting for you to make something amazing with them.  Right!  But, do you find that you get stuck coming up with new ideas and fun ways to use all of the gadgets?  I have an envelope punch board, eyelets and brads just asking me to get busy and make something with them.



 

So, yesterday I brought them all to my craft table and after watching a few other videos I came up with some really pretty embellishments for my junk journal pages.

Watch this short video and see what I did using my tools and supplies.  For more fun and creative ways to use your stash Subscribe to my YouTube channel, HERE! click <<<<




Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Craft With Me Making Cluster Layered Embellishments for Junk Journals and Tuck Spots

 Happy Craft With Me Day!

Don't throw those paper scraps away.  Make some cluster embellishments in cute layers using up your paper and fabric stash.  I'll show you what to do with all those bits and pieces of small ephemera and turn them into beautiful layered tags for decorating the pages in your junk journal.


In this video you will learn just how easy it is to make these cute farmhouse themed embellishments.

  1. Here is a list of the supplies that you will need...
  2. small paper and fabric scraps pieces
  3. tacky glue (Aleene's)
  4. scissors
  5. fabric yoyos
  6. die cut shapes (circles, stars, hearts)
  7. distressing ink burnt corduroy
  8. fun

You're invited to Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine <<click <<<

When I reach 200 Subscriber's I'll be doing a giveaway with two prizes.  A $10 credit to both of my Etsy shops.

Just click the button to watch the video and then click the Big Red Subscribe button to join my little crafting community.  

Thanks!



Thursday, September 3, 2020

Etsy Seller Tips - How To Open and Etsy Shop The Right Way

 Are you new to selling on Etsy?  Maybe you used my referral link for 40 free listings and opened your first shop or 2nd shop so you could start off totally free.  Well did you find it was easy to set up but did you know that if you don't fill out all the information they ask for your shop can be shut down.  It has happened to other newbies.

Watch my Etsy seller tips video and learn all the things you need to have filled out in your shop so Etsy doesn't shut you down one day out of the blue.  If you are a work from home Mom and want to make some extra money selling your handmade items you'll need to know a few things about running a small business on Etsy.

Check out my shop on Etsy, Markets of Sunshine and see all the things that I have filled out and then check your shop and fill in the blanks.  You can thank me later.  This information is for free and you are not obligated to make a purchase.  Just do what your heart moves you to do.

My 2nd shop that my husband runs is Pioneer Fundraiser where we sell vintage gifts and supplies.  Pop in and see what we have that might be the perfect gift for that special occasion you have coming up.



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Care Package Writing Box With Junk Journal In A Bee Theme

 Taking care of yourself is top priority these days and Markets of Sunshine has custom made writing box gift sets filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies to keep you feeling calm and happy!


Everything in the wood box is handmade and the decorative design is decoupaged on top of a coat of white acrylic paint.


Anyone would love to receive this as a gift.  Why not send some happy mail to yourself or a friend today!  Visit us in our Etsy shop Markets of Sunshine by clicking HERE!


While you are watching the video why not take a moment and Subscribe to our channel.  Thanks!

we love to see our little community growing.  We are well on our way to 200 Subscriber's.  

When we reach the 200 mark we'll be doing a giveaway to 2 folks.  A $10 store credit to both of our Etsy shops.  Markets of Sunshine and Pioneer Fundraiser.

Stop by and add your favorites to your cart and get ready to use your $10 store credit.  If you win that is!  Your chances of winning are high if you follow all the rules of the contest.  See you soon!


Sending you Sunshine!

Marsha



Friday, August 28, 2020

Day In The Life Of An Etsy Entrepreneur - Selling Vintage Fabric

 Etsy is a marketplace that hosts millions of small business owners from around the world.  It's main focus is on unique handmade items for the whole family.  But, there is also vintage items and supplies available too.  This week I am doing a shop update to our vintage resale shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.

We have a huge variety of vintage fabrics that are used and unused that we have stored in plastic containers in a climate controlled setting.  If you are in the market for some great vintage textiles then you'll want to watch this video and come grab your favorites so that you can make something beautiful and unique for yourself or a friend.

 You're invited to join our little creative community and Subscribe to our YouTube channel,

Markets of Sunshine <<<<click here <<<<





Monday, August 24, 2020

How To Make Metal Look Rustic Using Paint

 Do you like to do your own DIY craft projects for gift giving or just to keep yourself busy?

I will show you just how easy it is to turn any piece of shiny metal that does not have an iron base into a rustic vintage looking piece of metal with just paint.  

Watch my short video tutorial and follow along with your supplies.  Here is a list of what you'll need to gather for the project.

  1. metal pieces
  2. white gesso
  3. metallic gold or copper acrylic paint
  4. paint brush small size #6
  5. water in a jar
  6. gloves and napkins or a cloth for wiping your brush off

 If you like this tutorial please consider Subscribing to my channel, Markets of Sunshine for more great craft time fun!


Monday, August 17, 2020

Spotlight Etsy Shop Pioneer Fundraiser - Shop Vintage Fabric and Supplies

 Maker Monday is shining a spotlight on the Etsy shop, Pioneer Fundraiser.

 

You'll find a wide variety of like new vintage fabric and supplies in this charming little shop.  They add items on a weekly basis so you are sure to find something perfect for the project you are working on.

There is also a huge assortment of collectibles, home decor and housewares from around the world in excellent vintage used and like new condition to choose from.  

Here is a preview of the latest fabrics that are available for purchase in this quaint shop.




Friday, August 14, 2020

Step by Step Process of Making a Bee Themed Junk Journal Part 1 and Part 2 Video Tutorial On YouTube #Craftwithme

 I'm going to take you through the step by step process of making a Junk journal with all the bells and whistles in a Bee theme design.  Let's get started.  Here are the supplies that you will need for this fun and easy DIY project.

Supplies list:

  • bee themed images
  • scrapbook paper
  • card stock 8.5 x 11 inches
  • glue
  • scissors
  • charms
  • tags
  • binder 5x7 or 8x10
  • fabric 9.5 x 12 inches
  • sewing machine (optional)
  • buttons
  • embellishments

Now on with the presentation video. Click the play button below after you've gathered all your supplies and let's get started!




Monday, August 10, 2020

Day in the Life of an Etsy Entrepreneur - A Behind the Scenes Look

 This is an Etsy shop update from our vintage shop on Etsy called, Pioneer Fundraiser.  I've added craft books, tools, lace, fabric, trim and more.  All of our items are in excellent to good vintage new and used condition.  Read each listing description to find out more details about each item you are interested in buying.

These are all recent items that I have listed in my Etsy shop this month.  Watch the video to get an up close and personal view of each of these items.  It's so much better than a picture.  Pop on over to my YouTube channel and Subscribe and hit the bell so that you get notified when I upload a new video.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Prettiest Ways To Decorate Your Junk Journal On A Budget

 We are all needing to save money these days more than ever before.  But how can you still give gifts for those special occasions without breaking the budget?  Make a junk journal with things you have around the house.  Or, with things you can buy at the dollar store.  Ask your friends for old magazines with pretty pictures on topics you want to make a junk journal around.

So just what is a junk journal you may be asking?  Well, here is the quick answer.  It's a journal you make yourself with whatever papers and fabrics you want in the colors and patterns you want and in the size you want.

You can glue the pages together to make a section.  Also known as a signature if you want to sound smart.

You can sew the pages together like I do if you don't want the mess of the glue and you don't want to wait for the drying process.  I'm a little impatient with my projects.  I want to get them made and gifted or start using them right away.

So, want to learn some ways to make that first or 100th junk journal a beaut?  Watch my YouTube video and I'll show you how I make the prettiest junk journals on a budget with items you already have on hand.

 

While you're on my channel I'd love for you to Subscribe and join my little growing community.

Markets of Sunshine

 






Thursday, August 6, 2020

Save Money Making Junk Journals Using Things Around Your House

Are you new to the junk journal and scrapbooking world?  Have you wanted to start but didn't want to invest a lot of money in it until you know if this is the craft for you?  Well, in today's video I will show you how you can start with things you already have around your house.

I'll also do a product review of Opal Polish.  Share some tips on how to get free samples for your junk journals such as fabric swatches and cash back sites.  Part of the eco-friendly lifestyle that we strive to reach each day.  Zero waste using your magazines and save the land fills.

Subscribe to my channel, Markets of Sunshine <<< click and give this video a thumbs up by hitting the "like" button.

Leave me a comment and let me know you found me from my blog post.

Join my VIP Coupon Club <<< click to save 25% off your entire purchase in my two Esty shops here:

Markets of Sunshine handmade Sunshine in a Box care pacakges

Pioneer Fundraiser - vintage supplies and gifts


See you soon!

Marsha





Sunday, August 2, 2020

Junk Journal Inserts Using Original Artwork

Are you an artist?  Or, maybe someone in your family is like my daughter, Kayla.  She has made so many beautiful pieces for me to use in my projects.  I wanted to share them with you so you can add them to your projects too.

Come on over to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and watch the flip through.

If there are some you want just leave me a comment and I'll add them to my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine as a digital download.  You may use it in your personal projects and sell in small batches.
You may not sell the artwork by itself.

I've used on of her drawings as a junk journal insert in a envelope pocket in my current Evergreen junk journal.  There are drawings of nature from flowers to sharks. There's even one of Alice In Wonderland with a modern twist that I think you'll go crazy over.

I hope to see you there soon.




Saturday, August 1, 2020

Give Her Sunshine In A Box Care Packages That Will Last For Years To Come

Candles burn up.  Candy gets eaten up.  Soap gets used up.  Plants die.  These are all the common things you will find in most gift box care packages for women.  So what are you to do?  We found the solution and came up with a wonderful selection of handmade gifts made right here in the USA.

Four sets to choose from:
Daisy - Sold
Owl - Sold
Poodle - Available
Flamingo - Available

Daisy Set - SOLD OUT!
🌞💗 reusable gift box measures 8x 7 x 1.5 inches

🌞💗 one pleated face mask with filter pocket white muslin elastic ear straps

🌞💗 one handmade greeting card with shaker bead window (blank inside) ready for your message

🌞💗 one gratitude journal measures 3 x 5 inches (80 lined pages front and back)

🌞💗 two wallets with snap closure measures 3.25 x 7 inches

🌞💗 two envelopes with poodle dog design outside and yellow pattern inside measures 3 x 6.75 inches

🌞💗 three paperclip bookmark sets

GIFT WRAP DETAILS:

🎀🎗️ All of the contents listed above will be wrapped in tissue paper and enclosed in the collage decorated gift box shown in the photo #3

SHIPPING DETAILS:

🌞💗🎀🎗️ Ready to ship within 3 to 5 business days via USPS priority mail with tracking from Florida

LIMITED EDITION GIFT SET

🌞💗🎀🎗️ All of our handmade items are made in small batches and only contain a limited number so that they are exclusive to our shop and so that you won't have to worry about someone else giving you the same exact gift.

Owl Set - SOLD OUT








Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Perfect Quarantine Gift Idea For Mom - Sunshine In A Box!

You've found the perfect gift to give during this time of 'stay at home' and chill with me.  #craftwithme #stayathome

Introducing Sunshine In A Box!

Watch my unboxing video and see what comes in this wonderful care package assortment.

Priced right so that you can keep some of the gifts and share some with a friend.  My way of letting you spread the sunshine all over the place and put on a happy face.  Giggle!

While you are on my channel, please take a moment and Subscribe, like and share.  Bonus! leave me a comment and let me know what you love about this gift box collection.

Thanks!
Marsha

 

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Make Your Own Junk Journal Tri-Fold Pocket Inserts - Craft With Me

Making your own junk journal is so rewarding.  I'll show you in this video just how easy it is to take supplies you already have on hand to make a tri-fold pocket card insert for your planner or junk journal.

I invite you over to my channel to Subscribe, like and comment on the video.  That helps me get found in search as well as to grow my community.  Thanks!

Don't forget to also click the bell next to the Red Subscribe button so you get notified every time I upload a new video tutorial on my channel.

Have a Sunshine and Creative Day!

Marsha



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Beebeecraft YouTube Sponsored Promotion - My First Product Sponsor

This is so exciting for me to be able to be a part of YouTube's sponsored program with Beebeecraft.https://www.beebeecraft.com

Stop and take a moment and watch the video.

Leave me a comment and Subscribe.  Hit the bell and the "like" button.  That really helps me get found in search on YouTube.

Thanks!

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha

Monday, July 20, 2020

Easy Way To Make Fabric Yo-Yo Using This Handy Tool

Do you like to make quilts or junk journals?  If you do then you've probably seen a yo-yo or two hanging around somewhere on the project. 
I've got a easy hack for you with this short and sweet video.
DIY'ers will rejoice!


Here is my go to tool for making fabric yo-yo's in a flash.  It's with the Clover brand of sewing tools.

Head on over to my YouTube channel, Markets of Sunshine and watch me make one in a few minutes using this cool device.