Sunday, November 23, 2008


Pretty Little Pendant

That's right...I decided to join in the whole Black Friday - Cyber Monday hoopla and have my own little sale. Between Friday, November 28 and Monday, December 1, I'm offering free shipping and marking down some of my original work.

Be sure to check out these shops too! They are all wonderfully talented mixed media artists from the Metsy Team who are offering incredible deals this weekend. Some sales have already begun...





Peace of Pi Studio & Pibits

Two Cool Texans

P is for Paper


Vintage Snaps and Scrap

Tiny Art by JMullin


Sunday, November 16, 2008

A little bit of everything

Lately I’ve been busy doing a little bit of everything. My precious little Ella made an absolutely beautiful flower girl last weekend. She is definitely my little princess. She loves wearing dresses and getting all dolled up with make-up and glitter…I guess you could say we’re complete opposites in that regard…lol. Hopefully she’ll grow out of it and become the volleyball and basketball star that we know she can be (jk). Anyway, she looked gorgeous and even managed to drop a few petals as she slowly strolled down the aisle. The ring bearer left her in the dust :)

I’ve been working on quite a few custom orders for Christmas, but hope to be caught up this week…*wipes sweat from brow* So, if you’re looking for a unique or jewelry, be sure to check out my etsy shop. If you are interested in custom work, please let me know asap…the giant Christmas countdown clock inside Target is ticking!

On an absolutely unrelated note…well, it sort-of ties in with Christmas. I have a fun new obsession…SOAP!!! Several months ago, I bought the most amazing hand-made soap from an etsy seller. After spending a small fortune on this amazing soap, I did a little research (ok…more than a little research) and learned the basics of cold-process soap making – basically your grandma’s lye soap. Only now you can purchase a million different oils, additives, herbs and fragrances to combine into your own luscious combinations. If you are one of the lucky few that I buy Christmas presents for, please skip right over the picture below. Oh but do continue to read because some of the items from my Christmas list can be found in the next

I’ve made about 10 different batches so far and am anxious to make more. Unfortunately I’m out of oils, lye and lots of other stuff that I need to make the soap, so I’ve added them to my Christmas list…sodium hydroxide, palm oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, French green clay, fragrance oils…all can be found and purchased through The Soap Dish, a local Indiana small business.

Have a great week!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some of my very first-every collages...made from fabric

Recently the topic on my favorite etsy mixed media thread turned to fabric and how much we all love it…which got me thinking about some of the very first collages that I made.

Several years ago I went to an art market around Christmas time and saw the most amazing fabric art. I bought a small piece that now hangs in my daughter’s room, but left completely inspired.

I seem to get a bit obsessed with something and then all of a sudden I move on to something else. This period of producing fabric collages lasted about six months…after that it was acrylic painting (I think)…I can hardly keep it all straight. All I can do is just go with the flow and have a good time.

I still love the beautiful colors and textures of fabric. Who knows…maybe I’ll revisit it again someday.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom, can I have that?

I was browsing the treasury listings today and was pleasantly surprised to find one of my pieces featured in this fun treasury created by polkadotpancake. I just love the "Share your toys" if only my girls could And polkadotpancake makes the most amazing lego bracelets. Who knew such beautiful jewelry could be made with old toys???