Friday, November 27, 2009

Bright and Bold Treasury

I couldn't help it!  I had to make a treasury with lots of color! :)

I am in love with the mug and the fish and the moss necklace...well, all of them!

Anniversary and Holiday Sale

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I feel so blessed to have been able to spend it with my family. There was good wine (mojitos for me) and lots of wonderful homemade food!  I'm looking forward to another food coma today with all of the yummy left overs!

I think it is absolutely appropriate that Thanksgiving Day marked the one year anniversary of having opened my Etsy store!  I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be creative, work with my hands and learn new things every day!  To celebrate this milestone and since it happens to also coincide with Black Friday and Cyber Monday,  I am  having a huge sale!  15% off of everything in my store and free world wide shipping until Monday November 30th, 2009!

These are the iPod nano cases I've been working on.  I'm setting up my photo equipment today and I'll start listing them in my store on Monday!

I hope everybody has a safe and happy holiday season!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Treasury - Ready for Winter

I have been feeling a little nostalgic for the Kansas City fall and winter climate since it is so warm here in Miami and my garden continues to bloom and grow.  I can't say I miss the snow but I do miss the crispness of the cool air and the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. Most of all I miss the frosty nights warmed by good food, good wine and great friends!

I have also been working like a busy little bee these past few weeks on new projects and building stock for the holiday season. During my breaks I looked around Etsy for some beautiful wintry whites and reds for my new treasury to help me get into the holiday spirit.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Garden Surprise

I went out to water my garden this morning and was so surprised to see that my okra plant had a flower!
I would never have guessed that okra would have such a beautiful blossom!

Another surprise came from a plant I took a clipping of from my sister's back yard two months ago.  Her neighbor has a gorgeous plant in their yard and it is growing through the fence to my sister's yard. The flowers were so beautiful I just had to clip off the branch poking through the fence.  I  put the clipping in water for a few days and then planted it in my garden to see if it would take root and it did!  It flowered this morning as well!  I did a little research and found out that the flower is an Allamanda Cathartica or Golden Trumpet.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Treasury and a Sneak Peek!

I had so much fun searching through Etsy for beautiful handmade items and gorgeous colors to make my latest treasury!   I'm a little addicted to making treasuries so you'll be seeing many of these on my blog.  I get such a thrill when my treasuries make it to the Etsy front page and the last three treasuries I curated have made it there!   I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one! :) 

I've also been working on prototypes for a netbook case and I finally finished the design yesterday!  It all started when my aunt asked me to make a case for her new Vaio and it turned out so well that I decided  to start making them for my Etsy store.  I'll post pictures of the new cases soon!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

An introduction

This is a blog about my all of my favorite work, my two kitties, cooking and my garden!  I love my quiet and peaceful life!  I get up in the morning drink my coffee, feed the cats, tend my garden and then go to my wonderful studio and start creating things. You can read a little more of my back ground on my website here
I look forward to sharing my new projects and ideas as well as some of my favorite artists and inspirations!
I'll be writing again soon! :)

P.S. Here are pictures of my two babies...Honey is four years old and Sushi (the terror) is seven months old.