Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beautiful Country

Zion National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

I went to Bryce and Zion national park a week ago and had a fantastic time. The weather was incredible and the leaves were still changing colors. We had a family reunion for my mother in law who had recently turned 90! We stayed in a beautiful home nestled in the hills, the cows were our neighbors. This picture of the cows was taken after an early morning walk. I came upon one cow and before I knew it several cows came around the corner. I think they thought I was bringing breakfast to them!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

for Audrey

Thanks Audrey for reminding me that I do have Christmas cards this year! These will be available for purchase on my etsy shop soon.
The above is a darling recipe card with extra lines on the back.

This card is a money/gift card holder. The ornaments on the front are glittered. The front of card is the above photo and the inside is this photo below.
Also (below) is this cute little card 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" with glitter too.

My new necklace

So my friend came over and wanted my help making a soldered pendant for her mother in law. Well you know it can take all day to drag everything out. So when she left I just keep going and made this new necklace.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall is here.....finally! Day temps are still getting up above 100 but at least the evenings and mornings are nice! Here a few photos of my fall and Halloween decorations.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take Over

OK, what's the best thing about you children leaving home for college? A room take over! See her cute little collection of pigs.....and then.....a cutting table and bolts of fabric. And this is just the start!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Soldered Objects

I took a class recently and learned that I can solder objects that don't have glass. How cool is that!!! Check out the vintage monopoly hotel.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Show and Tell

OK, I had sooooo much fun this weekend in this class!!! I took a class at Mystic Paper from Lilia Meredith. She taught this adorable book, shaped like a house and made out of fabrics, ribbons, lace etc. Now I rushed in like a whirlwind cause I also had a wedding to attend, but I didn't want to miss this. Sewing machines were humming and scraps of fabric were everywhere. It is still unfinished and you can see the threads that still need clipping. Inside are paper pages that will of course have all kinds of embellishments. And there is still a bit more embellishing I need to do to the outside of my house. I will be posting my finished photos soon I hope!!!
The wedding was beautiful. They had the reception at a barn in Florence. The barn which looked brand new was brought here from Wisconsin and since the bride is from Wisconsin, it was perfect. Wish I had taken my camera.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Butterfly Farm

For all you orchid lovers.... Here are some photos from a butterfly farm in Montego Bay taken on a quilting cruise this last spring. The flowers were so beautiful.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School

Well it's back to U of A! Not for me this time, but for my girls. It is the first day of classes. Old main is still standing strong and the flowers planted outside are beautiful. Here's to wishing my girls the very best this year!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A gift for my mother

I am really enjoying soldering and creating fun pendants. This is one I made for my mother. She has it hanging from a ribbon on a glass jar. I painted the art using colored inks and gouache.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paper Flowers

Yeah! I am so excited as I begin my new blog! This is a photo from May when I had a graduation party for my daughter. My mother and I made paper flower garlands to hang for my daughter's party. I strung all the flowers together with a variety a colorful ribbons. They are very easy to make. I used 6 sheets of tissue paper cut square in size. Next I accordion folded all the layers and tied them in the middle. Then I gently pulled apart the layers to make each flower.