Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things

Nothing captures the ephemeral nature of summertime like the changing colors of hydrangea blossoms. I made these winged creatures from hydrangea flowers, and called them flowerflies. The petals are carefully pressed and embedded in resin. Winged things always take me back to childhood: summertime when endless days of imagination stretched ahead. Those aren’t Dragonflies, but dragons … More Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things

Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

Another Snow Day? Your kids are probably under your feet chanting “I’m Bored. I’m Bored. I’m Bored.” Or your neighbors/siblings/cousins/mail carriers were in a pinch and dropped their kids on your doorstep because you have nothing better to do. Either way, it’s time to get crafty! First, send the kids to gather some woodland stuff, like … More Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)

Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma #4: How to make gifts look pretty without sending wad after wad of paper (not to mention cardboard rolls) to the trash? This year I used peppermint themed dish linens. They’re bright, colorful, and help cushion breakables during shipment. The giftee can use them in the kitchen, or wrap a gift in … More The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)

The Flying Chicken Box

GIFT WRAPPING DILEMMA #3: TEENY TINY BOXES FROM OLD GREETING CARDS Unable to find a jewelry box small enough to fit my Sweetheart Necklaces, I crawled the web in search of the perfect origami box pattern. After testing eight different patterns, I found these adorable little flower boxes. For my purposes, it was necessary to adapt the original … More The Flying Chicken Box

Sweetheart’s Dance

Know a new mommy who could use a little pick-me up?  This necklace lets her wear her baby’s birthstone close to her heart. The Sweetheart Pendant takes traditional pearls and birthstones, and gives them a twist. A genuine pearl heart and a tiny rough birthstone dangle from a sterling silver chain. More than one baby? It’s … More Sweetheart’s Dance

Nantucket Girl

There once was a girl from Nantucket Who kept a treasure trove in a bucket. When it started to rain She strung it all on a chain and into a tin she did tuck it. A re-purposed spice tin is the perfect home for Nantucket Girl’s treasure trove. Sea creatures with swarovski crystal eyes cavort … More Nantucket Girl