Looking back just a bit

It was a busy time of making, baking, and fighting the never welcomed viruses of the season. I was hopeful about the baking part... I wanted to make Christmas cookies with the grandkids, my father in law's traditional nut rolls (thank you to Bob and Kathy for sending nut rolls!) and assorted pies and other …

Let the Holiday Making Begin!

Soon, the ornament making and cookie baking will be in full swing. But First.... A little look at our walk in the park! Deep breath in......  and out Before I dive deep into my busiest season of making, I'd like to reflect and share our alternative to heading out to the gym to hop on …

Every Day is Valentine’s Day ❤️

At Least it is at Our House! My husband and I welcome each day by wishing each other a "Happy Valentine's Day"!  We don't fuss over February 14th so much because we know that our love and appreciation for each other should be shown every day of the year!  (I must admit that February 14th …

‘Tis the Season!

It's just after Thanksgiving and I'm on a third batch of annual ornaments for our town of Boulder Creek! It felt terrible to disappoint folks at the tree lighting and Santa sighting last evening.  They had sold out before some could claim theirs.  Not to worry, I'm cutting a big kiln load today and will …

The Ladies of Bonny Doon

Here's a little behind the scenes look at my latest custom order.  I am honored to have been asked to make ornament keepsakes for The Ladies of Bonny Doon Club to celebrate the club's 75th Anniversary! They were to be a surprise for the members, so I couldn't post about this project until they've celebrated …

Wrapping It Up

It's hard to believe that we are already a full month into the new year and I haven't even wrapped up 2013 yet! My last post was in the fall when I had just begun designing my annual Christmas ornament. Here's a peek at some pieces "under construction". I enjoyed making these ornaments every step …

2013 Ornament Design in Progress!

I know that Christmas comes around the same time every year, but it seems that each year, my handcrafted porcelain ornaments hit the shows and shops "hot off the press"! Or more accurately, out of the kiln! I have a design idea that I'm quite happy with right now.  There are several pieces ready to …