February 22, 2011

My little one found my paints

My little guy is 21 months old and he really likes to get into cabinets and drawers, which we had to put those babysafe latches on..... however, i was holding out on my creative desk since he never noticed the cabinets below or the drawers. There is always too much crap on the desk to distract him. But this past sunday, the honeymoon is over. He discovered the cabinet with all the paints stored inside!....  Uh oh...  Honey?!, we need to put those latches on my desk now...  yes, dear.

February 17, 2011


i think green and brown are my colors -- i am in love with this pendant that i made and have been wearing it. My friend Joyce thinks i should call it Bloom. I think i will.

February 16, 2011

Red Velvet Series

These are of the first in my Red Velvet Series....  i am obessed with this gorgeous Red Velvet I found and i am having fun embellishing them Swarovski crystals, czech fired glass beads, decorative brads and lace. They look so luxurious to me that i just want to sip champagne while i wear them.

I have also found this one-piece pin back with bail that I am now putting on the back of my pieces because it allows them to be worn as a necklace or a brooch. The bail allows you to string a chain or ribbon thru it so you can wear it as a necklace or a choker. As a brooch, you can wear it on your hat, scarf, jacket or in your hair. Wherever we need a little "je ne sais quoi" ! I am slowly getting them on my etsy shop!

February 9, 2011

Collage of Antoine & Jack

There is a lovely couple in France that we are good friends with that had son just 10 days after our son was born. The odd thing is that our sons look a like and got along very nicely. I decided to make a collage of some of the photos i took and i really like how it turned out!

Tracey Pezen

I have a very talented friend at work who just whipped up this little painting for me and gave it to me for christmas!  how fun!

Christmas 2010

 By now, everyone got their Christmas presents from me and here are some of the things i made by hand

Below, I made little ornaments made out of wood and wire of my family

The next 3 images pertain to 2x3 sized magnets that I collaged with images of the recipients’ loved ones. I then gift wraped them with tissue paper and used the birdy cut out to place the receipients name and then placed in these organza bags!  so cute!

Here a made a collage for my darling sister-in-law who worships her children and grandkids
 I also made some wooden statues of my boy. My sister recieved the garden themed one and my mother got the fairy looking one!
I also made one for my darling friend bettina of her little baby girl. This photo i took of her seemed to work so perfectly in this fairy rendition
I also made some slip-knot bracelets for many of my friends. They are fairly easy to make and when you find a fabulous stone, I think they are quite chic! I also wrapped these up nicely with red organza bags.

I also made some amazing sugar scrub by hand and made cute little labels for them with the recipe. I found nice glass containers at the Container store.