Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Something to Celebrate

Another garland hung for a number of reasons to celebrate or just leave it up all year long to celebrate life. I've created only a few of these, so come early for best selection. They are constructed of pleated cotton fabric, beautiful flocked, handmade and embossed papers, bright ribbons, handmade crepe paper ruffles, all framing the chartreuse, glittered "celebrate" sign. Available exclusivley at Art Market on Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Little Reminder Garland

There won't be too many of these available, so come pick one up early at Art Market this Friday and Saturday. It wouldn't be Art Market if I didn't glitterize something. So thus they are made with gold German glass glittered letters and trimmed with a handmade vintage white crepe paper ruffle and fun green, white and gold ribbons. These are great to display at a baptism, during Primary, or to just hang in a child's room to remind us all to be good. If you don't know what CTR stands for, go here to learn.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sending More Than Just an Email...

...with this darling stationery set. Bees and butterflies handstamped onto 8.5" x 11" "paper bag" letter sheets and business envelopes, deliver your message with a buzz. The set is ribboned up in a large envelope along with 5 handpainted, feather butterfly magnets. Available this weekend exclusively at Art Market.

What Will You Find at Spring Art Market?

Looking for a handcrafted gift for Mom this week? These decorative beehives are great for mom's garden, a RS function, the porch, or an entry table. The beehive is not attached to the pedestal for easy outdoor placement. I'm not sure if you can see in the photo the brilliant brass bee next to the beehive entry. The handpainted pedestals are a vintage blue color with muted brown, ivory and gold accents. They are perfect to display a beautiful jewelry box, a small plant or flower, a statue or any other decorative item, in addition to showing off the beehive. I love the message of the tag, perfect for the mom or grandmother who labors and gives to those around her. It quotes St. John Chrysostom, reading "The bee is most honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others." And of course, like all my tags they are hand-lettered, painted, gilded, stamped and stitched up just the way I like them.

I have created a couple of these beautiful cones available to hang on your covered porch or back patio near the garden. They are compiled of gorgeous, pale pink silk peonies and white ranunculus, pussy willows, greenery and the little bird's nest reminds us that spring is officially here.

Spring Art Market is this Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm at the Sugarhouse Garden Center located at 1602 E. 2100 S. in Salt Lake City. The Garden Center is a moss green, painted brick building set back on the south side of 2100 S., just before you get to Highland High School. Look for the hot pink Art Market signs and banner.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

So the big bunny did come. It appears there is an imbalance in dry goods, but there were reasons, so don't feel too sorry for the seemingly shorted older girls. Too bad June still had the stomach flu. Malted chocolate eggs and homemade Peeps don't sound to good on a weak stomach.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Honor of a Great Mother's Life

My friend loves lime green and purple. They are her favorite colors. Her Christmas tree ornaments, her home decor, even her outfits are comprised of purple and lime green. When her mom passed through this life on Sunday, my aunt and I wanted to create the centerpeices for the family luncheon. Her sister thought lime green and purple would be great colors for the flowers on the tables and paper products. I had just enough of these cones, a friend gave me just last week, to give to each of Marie's 9 grandchildren and 3 children a little memory from her farewell from this life. I love it when it all works out.

We Interrupt This Program... focus on creating... and creating quickly. I didn't leave myself too much time between Easter Market and the upcoming Spring Art Market. It's all becoming a blur. I promise though, I'm crafting downstairs. I have nothing fun to show yet, it's all in the design and partially constructed phase.

Tomorrow I'll share an interesting post though. My two dear friends lost their mom on Sunday evening. They have served their mother so well over the years. I'm helping out at the funeral today and making centerpieces for the luncheon. I have no ideas yet on what I'm going to do, so I better get on the road to gather. They were thinking something purple and lime green. I couldn't make promises, but I'm going to give it a try.

Here's something green for now in honor of the Easter week.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

An Eggceptional Study of Bunny with Large Egg

Isn't she cute? She pulls an "egg"stra heavy load. She is one of two girl bunnies I have available for purchase. You may contact me at for details.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Basket a La Carte

Look what was stirred up and piped fresh last night for today's show.
Homemade Peeps!
Pink Peony Kettle Popcorn
Bunny Cottontail Divinity
Orange flavored Popcorn Carrots

And here is just a sampling of the items available for the child's perfect Easter basket. Come build it today at my home, only until 3 pm!

and much, much, more. Lots for boys too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Said Goodbye... these new little friends. Hope you find your new homes much cleaner than my work table.

Easter Show Today and Tomorrow

Sorry for the major delay in posting. Time was of the essence this week and I wanted to have as much available to you as I could possibly get done. I had a great turn out today and feeling positive vibes over the paper mache little curiosities. I loved it when I finally could get down to the details of these little spring friends. The painting of the tags, dowels and finials, sewing the clothes and ribbonizing everything I could, was the reward for me. I'm in love with the materials that spill out of my storage room and drawers.

My favorite of this year's collection is the carriage below with the king. The canopy, the velvet patchwork tuffet and the egg sceptor made me giggle as I constructed every little scroll and seam. Let your eyes have a gander.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Market Tomorrow!!!

Don't forget about my Easter Market tomorrow and Friday at my home. I will post some great pics later on today of many things available.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ruby's Baptism: A Little Slice of Heaven

Sunday, I turned lemons into a sweet lemon cream pie to match a sweet little eight year old, Miss Ruby Sue. You should have seen the spread of homemade pies made to celebrate her special day. Nanette's island had a dozen different flavors to offer, it gave the famous Left Fork Grill a little competition.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I Promise, Lots of Spring Stuff Coming

I am so sorry it's been a few days since a posting of anything, not even a little crumb of evidence that lots of creativity is going on in the workspace. I'll take pics of the living proof I am concocting good stuff for my show this coming week. Don't forget to come, Thursday from 10 am - 7 pm and Friday from 9 am - only until 3 pm. If you can't make those times, give me a call and we can work something out in our schedules.

It's mania here, glitterfest, paint splotches, fabric scraps, threads clippings, paper shreds, ribbon snips all over; powermixed into sweet spring vignettes all over the house. You're gonna love this year's line. My paper mache chicks and bunnies dressed with garden fresh attire are the new addition this year. You'll love their little wagons, carts, umbrellas, kites and balloons. All 100% handcrafted with pure heart.

Be patient for a posting, it'll be worth a look this week.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I hear small peeps coming from the workroom...

Looks like I've made little progress downstairs this week, but I think I'm on the verge of looking like I have accomplished something. On the verge, I said, not quite there yet.

This menagerie of little things I painted looked like a cross between the farmer's market downtown and Dylan's Candy shop in NYC, I just had to share it.