October 14, 2009
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February 18, 2009
I made the large Ribbon heart for fun in the spirit of St. Valentine's Day and then started thinking how cute they would be smaller as a pendant! What do you think?
Here are my first two attempts at jewelry making.. a necklace and bracelet. The necklace is a wire and bead technique I learned which I hope I can get a little more creative than just putting crystals together with a chain... even though this necklace does look really sweet with a t-shirt.. it's simple. I love the bracelet... it took a couple hours to make but love the finished product!
We thought our Orchid plant was dead when all the blooms fell off last fall. With continuous attention and watering it has exploded with 28 buds and so far 4 blooms! yeah!
February 3, 2009
This is really cool - making boxes out of orange peels.... the peels dry after a few days and resemble cardboard in weight and texture. In order to give them shape, place them over a glass
or plastic container in order for them to dry and take shape. It takes a couple day for them to get completely hard... then you just decorate them! Now i just need to figure out what to put in them!
January 7, 2009
Goop is a newsletter that usually comes once a week from Gwyneth Paltrow and so far I have really enjoyed them. She shares recipes, her personal travel notes, advice she gets and follows, and so much more. I especially like her section on "be". If you like Gwyneth Paltrow then this is a fun newsletter to sign up to!
January 2, 2009
I was so tickled to recieved this gorgeous handmade heart pin from my friend Merryn in the UK. She is so creative and talented and it arrived in the card above it. The pin has so many subtle colors to it.. i love the turquoise mixed with pink, purple and hot pink.. it so adorable and i wear it whenever i can! thank you!
We celebrated New Years at our house with some friends. I placed various gold christmas bulbs and tinsel into champagne classes to represent the bubbles in champagne... i thought it look festive as a table decoration and could not resist giving everyone a snowman clown at their place. I thought it added a touch of wimsy to an otherwise formal looking table.
I don't know what came over me, but I saw a similar clown with instructions from the Martha Stwart website and sorta ran with my own version giving them shoes and legs to stand on.... they have glitter all over them... they look like a cross between a snowman and clown.. they look italian to me for some reason. Anyway, i am tickled with how they turned out. They were fun to make and just cute to look at.
I couldn't resist taking a photo... Filou would often take naps under the christmas tree! too cute.. My kept saying "Filou thinks he is a little gift to us!"... i think he is.
Carolyn took me to a glass blowing class and we attempted to make some glass ornaments!... here are some of mine.. all mishaped, but charming in their own way... I loved making different color combinations... but it is definately an art that needs practice!
I love this tag that my friend, Aurelie from France, sent to me. She said a friend of hers made it and i wish i knew how to make something like this, too!
I made this votive for a gal that works in my office for christmas. It's an old photo of her mother as little girl with her dolly (so cute). I just loved the quote from e.e.cummings and thought it went really well together. My college loved it and cried. I was really thrilled she loved it.
I also made an ornament using the same image but added some glitter to it. I made a couple of bookmarks too for the men... even the bookmarks have some glitter on them.. they get facied up like that.