Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Clay date with Bella and Cindy

One of the things I promised my girl before school started was a clay date at our sweet friend Cindy's studio. With only a few days left of summer, we finally got there. Here's what we came up with this time :)
I loved Bella's Kitty Pumpkin.
I went with a little black crow.
What a fun day, we love you Cindy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Journal Play

Here's a few pages or page pieces in progress.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Getting ready for Class

I know I should be sleeping right now I mean it's after midnight, and I am kinda tired, but I'm so excited about tomorrow. Every now and then I get a chance to do this, but it's been so long since I've had this luxury I'm a bit overwhelmed. A number of months ago a sweet friend of mine I've known for years, invited me to attend a wonderful journal class taught by MaryJo McGraw and tomorrow is the day! I have so many ideas I almost have none...I have no idea what to bring, so I want to bring everything. Can't do that so I'm just trying to gather up a few things I think would be cool to include somehow.I'll let you know what I come up with (I hope:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cake Pops!

I got a cake pop cooker for my birthday Sat. Here's our first attempt at them! Frosting was a little runny...but ever so tasty :) Bella thought we should add a little coconut to flavor it and it turned out great with the chocolate!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hedge surfing

The result of Oliver doing what we like to call "hedge surf." He drops his toy in the hedge and then walks along the top searching for it. Inevitably he slips in...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Thank You

A huge thank you to all my sweet customers that ventured out in the pouring rain this past Saturday! I wasn't sure what to expect with my own diminished inventory from Glitterfest and hearing about our "storm watch" on the news. I guess we get pretty worked up over rain since we don't get it too often.

I managed to beef up my inventory a bit, during the wee hours in the AM the week before, and really just hoped for the best. Thankfully, it all turned out just fine!It was great to see my Brea peeps once again! Quite a tiring day but otherwise awesome. Thank you all so much for coming out in that crazy weather.
So that night after sharing dinner with family and friends I remembered that the Long Beach flea market was the next day. Rain or shine that show goes on and I sooo wanted to go. Since I get to work at Gilding on Sundays, it's usually a super early, very focused trip I take with my boy. He said he'd be up for it. About 6am the alarm sounds and its painful...I can't do it. I didn't even bother waking the boy. It was a no go. Had a great day at the store, didn't really think about it again. When I got home that afternoon I needed to get a few things from the market. Bella wanted to come. For some reason, I decided to stop at the thrift store before we went. I guess since we didn't do the Flea Market earlier, a quick detour would have to do. We walked in and from the door I saw them.

Walked right up to these pretty little leather shoes high on the rack.

Never worn, just dropped off for some unknown reason...waiting for me to come for them.We trolled around the shoes one more time and then found these! Also leather, and in perfect condition.

Both purchased for less than 15.00! I actually felt a little guilty so we left and didn't look anymore. Some times you gotta leave something for someone else :)

Ciao for now!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Glitterfest and my better than a Leg Lamp award!

After having missed the last show, I was so happy to be back at Glitterfest again! Surrounded by gorgeous creations of art, over-the-top displays and above all the nicest people, this show never ceases to impress me. Not surprisingly, Sheryl and Dianne of Whimzy, did a fantastic job of organizing this beautiful event. And this year my little space was honored with a Beautiful Booth Award!

With so many gorgeous displays I'm not sure how they picked me, but I was thrilled!

This time I even brought my number one little

Milagra girl Bella

who stayed with me for the whole show! Here she is with her auntie Catherine and two of our sweet friends Carrie & Amy who traveled over an hour to see us here!

A huge thank you to all those wonderful customers and friends, both new and old that came out to once again support my creative endeavors. Your encouragement and presence is such a blessing to me, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Oh! and I even had a surprise visit from my sweet sister-in-law Catherine Page the current reigning Mrs. Greater Los Angeles , no joke she's competing this Sunday for a Mrs. California title! Wish her luck.

Now for my next show, eeek it's this Saturday, yep, two just days from now!

I'll be at the Brea Spring Boutique from 9-4 if you'd like to stop by. Well I better get back to work and finish those new pieces!

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Well it that's time of year again

when Bella & I sit at the dining room table

to make her class Valentines.

While it sometimes seems crazy to make them, when we could just go to the drug store a buy a few boxes (which we have certainly done in the past) the last few years we've had more fun making them .

Now this past Christmas, we did make these very cute molded chocolate hand-painted snowmen which was actually crazy , so for this sweet little holiday, we decided to go easy.
We started with the tags.

Since she wanted to do something cute for the girls,

we had to do something different for the boys

(got to use that cool moon face I love).

And yes, these were her Valentines...

Then for the "treat" we decided on the ever-so-easy white-chocolate dipped pretzel rods, which is more of a "spooning over" than "dipping" I guess :)

on with lots of pink and red sprinkles.

We LOVE sprinkles!

And here they are all bagged & tagged.

Happy Valentine's Day!