Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Good Morning!

Just thinking about all of you today. It is a beautiful day and I am making slow progress in the cleaning and organizing of my kitchen. Gotta go to work this afternoon, but that is always fun.
Hope your day is good and that you get one thing done that you have been putting off for awhile


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thanks for all the comments about the "new" header
I like it, too.
I am, of course, working on another one....
......never satisfied......

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here is another installment for the "header".......
I like it, I think.
It is on a card I did to describe what I do..
It goes with items that I have made so the person who
buys the item can know a little bit about me.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thanks to Charlotte

I have to say a quick "thanks" to Charlotte
for the new header on my blog. She recommended that I design a new header that showed more of "me" and what I do rather than my collection of ponies that was a little on the dark side (tee hee)
I sent her a couple of photos of paper cuts and drawings and such and she put these two together to make this very sophisticated green, gray and white design.
I have a feeling that things will "eb and flow" into my next phase of inspiration, so bear with me as I try a few different things out. I would love to hear your thoughts on the different looks, if you don't mind. I appreciate any (and all) comments. xo


Saturday was the day and the workshop went off without a hitch, except that two of the women did not show up for it....
.......we had a wonderful time!

Oolie working hard and happily

beads and buttons we used to decorate with
Here is Kat (aka: Katharine)
and below, her three (THREE!)

Kat and Kerry showing off their beautiful bracelets

here's a close-up of Kerry's
with her beautiful silver

And, some of the buttons that I picked out to use for my own bracelet. We had a day of talking and creating and color and laughter - sooooo much fun.

Kat is off to MICA on Tuesday as a Freshman! She is so excited and I know that it will be such an amazing place for her. I hope that this year will open her eyes to the world of possibility.
Congratulations, Kat, on the First Day of the Rest of Your Life!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Class at Los Poblanos

The next class at Los Poblanos will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 1 to 5 pm
We will be making fabric bangles similar to the ones you see in these photos.
They are quite colorful and fun to make.
If you would like to join us, please contact Nancy at Los Poblanos
or use the link below to reserve your place

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

knotted hearts

20 years ago, we sold these hearts at Doodlet's.
Oolie and I have been talking about them lately, both of us having the image fuzzy, but definitely stuck in our memories.
When she was here a couple of weeks ago, we were in my studio and I SCREAMED!
There they were - sitting in a frame along with several other little treasures I had collected.
She was looking at things and I was showing her something in particular and THERE THEY WERE!!!!!!
Oh, Happy Day....
above and below
What you do NOT see is that they are smaller than a dime (!!) Each would sit on my thumbnail quite easily and barely cover it.
So luscious and so inspiring to me......and to Oolie.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inspired Ideas latest issue

It is here and it is WONDERFUL!
The latest issue of Inspired Ideas (brainchild of Amy Powers) is available here:

This issue is filled with colorful, imaginative projects that will make you smile, first, and then pull out your crafting supplies to get to work...

My little Doll in a Matchbox is one of the projects.:

Hope the summer has been filled with fun and laughter and lots of splashing (to stay cool)