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 …

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 …

Lacy Days of Spring

I've always cherished the crocheted lace doilies that my mom and great aunts had made. They graced most of the wood furniture in our house when I was growing up.  I use them sometimes, but mostly just take them out for a look-see every once in a while. They all have a little different feel.  Some are silky …

A Little More Show Biz

While I’m catching up on a little television news, I’ll share a couple more “As Seen on TV” moments.  If you stay with me to the end of this post, you'll find the strangest one! In late spring 2015, I was watching a new episode of the TV show Bones (Season 10, episode 21 "The Life …

The Emmys Project

Once again, I'm playing catch up.  It's been a long while since my last post.  Not that there hasn't been quite a bit going on, I've just not taken the time to put some of it into words. My last post was to provide a little sneak peek into an exciting opportunity I had through The Artisan …

100 Little Things

Just one hundred pair of earrings.  Only 100, well 200 pieces.  That's all!  It didn't seem too nutty at the time, and doesn't now that I'm almost finished either.  It was a pretty big commitment for a really cool opportunity that I'll let you know more about pretty soon.  After cutting and shaping the first 150 …

New Moms for Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day 2014 has been a day with my attention focused on some special new moms. A pair of my earrings have been included in gift bags given to a select group of new celebrity moms by The Artisan Group. Each new mom will receive many gifts including items for baby, jewelry, personalized stationary and …

Fun in the “Hart of Dixie”!

I woke up this morning and checked Etsy, Facebook and my e-mail as usual. I was greeted with a fun surprise from The Artisan Group. On last night's episode of CW's "Hart of Dixie", a pair of my porcelain earrings were worn by actress Valerie Mahaffey, who plays Mae! I got pretty darned excited and …

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 …