Monday, January 31, 2011

Baby shower cupcakes

As I mentioned earlier, I am throwing my sister a baby shower in February. One of the most fun parts of planning a shower is the guest gifts.
This time I decided to go with something that each guest can use. Cozy Sock Cupcakes!
These were inspired by a seller on Etsy... I can't remember who now... but a simple search for sock cupcakes brings up several sellers offering similar things.
I just bought some cozy socks, rolled them and wrapped paper around them. The ribbon is a sewn felt ribbon and is adhered with mini staples. then the paper (Prima) flower is attached with a straight pin. That way the sock won't fall out of the paper (*wink)! I wanted them to look more like cupcakes... instead i think they look a little like flower pots. But Still I'm happy with them :)

That's all I got done today. My baby is home sick again, this time with stomach flu. So I am in full nursemaid mode, rubbing feet and just spending quiet time together. Why has this winter been so brutal?

Anyway, looks like more wintry weather tonight into tomorrow, so I may have both girls home! Hoping you are all safe and healthy out there!
See you soon!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Baby boy card!

Since my sister is getting ready to have her first baby boy .. I've had a lot of baby on my mind! Today I made this cute baby elephant card for expectant parents!

I just love the simple-ness of this card... and yet the dry embossing and the metal frame really make it pop. It has a little bit of the "Pottery Barn" style to it... :)

Well as for other news... I apologize for not getting the tags and valentine's to Art Partners this week. Because of the snow, I never got the rest of the supplies... but all is well now! I will be sending out first thing on Monday!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snowed in!

Yea! A real snow day.

Time for cocoa, jammies and a book - Light in the Attic book (by. S. Silverstein).
This is one of our favorites! We seem to pull it out so often and have read each poem several times. But yet, it seems that we never get sick of them!

One poem that was especially hilarious to us today was "Peckin".
I'm not sure if it's cause we are giddy about the snow, or if we are just plain cabin feverish... but this one made us laugh so hard our guts actually hurt. Not to mention, added many new wrinkles to my face!
If i could find a picture of the illustration, I would definitely add it here... it is half the fun.

Here it is:


The saddest thing I ever did see,
was a woodpecker peckin' at a plastic tree.
He looks at me and "Friend", says he,
"things ain't as sweet as they used to be."

So as you can see, I didn't get a lot of work done today. In fact... none! But we still had fun and are looking forward to sledding and riding tomorrow!
Stay warm friends!

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Tags for Spring!

I am putting together a few new designs for the Spring Tag line.
The darker tags are 100% recycled material.
Each is hand distressed and inked. Stamped and strung.

Each is a set of four.

I will be sending this set off to Art Partners, Inc in Clarksville this week. Muse, next week.

Also, The paper fabric bookmark workshop class is going to be through the Muse (Frederick, MD) on Wed. April 13th from 7-9pm. I have taken several classes in the past and they have all been such fun!
You can sign up for this and other classes at! I'm so excited to be teaching my first class with the Muse!

Tomorrow the gals are coming over for a fun art day! I will be making Valentines! (for Abby's class).
I hope you are staying warm this week. It is really cold here lately... the heat just doesn't turn off! Hoping for spring soon...
See you later in the week!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Almost ready... Caps for Good

A few months ago we started knitting caps for the Save the Children organization. So far we have 11 baby hats to donate! Thanks to Rene' and Stacie, i will be sending these in very soon!

If you have any to donate, Please send them to:
c/o The Doe Fund
173 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wire Hearts Valentines!

So yesterday I made a bunch of wire hearts at Stacie's house. She showed me some wire techniques and set me free in her jewelry room! (I just love it!)

Here's a card a made! I hand sewed on the hearts and embossed the layer with dots.
Inside says, Happy Valentine's Day".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hammered Hearts

Yea! Snow day!

Actually... it didn't snow as much as we expected... but the kids still got a free snow day! So we geared up early and headed out to sled on the hills.

And I got to have a little play time at Stacie's! I made these cute hearts out of nickel and copper wires. I shaped the hearts and then hammered them to a perfect finish!

I'm going to add these to valentine cards! I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Now for the big question... school delay tomorrow?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Heart House

Here's another Valentine! This one has tons of sewing and features a vintage french book page "house". I love all the different layers of designer paper...
We are expecting snow tonight! I hope it snows a lot... we just love when it is fluffy and white outside!
Hope you are having a nice week too!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Now that the holidays are over, I am really starting to think hearts!
I'm not sure why, but it looks like I am stuck on this color combo - blues, reds and pinks! It is such a refreshing combination and it's cute without being too cutsie!

I am really going to concentrate on vamping up my etsy store. It has been kind to me and I've been neglecting it. So stay tuned for more scheduled listings and new ideas!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Paper Fabric Bookmark workshop coming up!

I will be teaching a class for the Muse in a few months... featuring Paper Fabric bookmarks.
I will have details of the class soon...
but for now, here's a sneak peek at the project!

Check out the current class offerings here!

Tomorrow I will start on new tags or pendent charms... See you soon!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


It's officially the Year of the Rabbit!

cute little bunnies will be hopping around this year... my brand new nephew will be one of them this March!
I can't wait for all the awesome things that will happen...

This year I will definitely try to be better organized and calm.
Starting with one closet and one drawer at a time... I will take out the old unused supplies and set out the items I need.
I will keep better tabs on projects and my finances... (always a confusing thing for me :) )

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and have a JOYOUS NEW YEAR!

New week starts new projects! Stay tuned!