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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Puttin' On The Glitz!!

This Pocket Sized Book Is Full Of Parchment
For Love Notes Or Pearls Of Wisdom

Monday, June 20, 2011

Yet Another Gem......

Oh My Word!
 I absolutely loved how this precious piece turned out.  The little silk ribbon makes it dance, don't you think?  This book is blank with a suggestive theme in resin which sets the stage for anything and all things hopeful to place inside.

Teaching at Art And Soul, Virginia Beach, 2012!!

Art And Soul Retreat
Set For 2012!!
But Hurry!! Classes Fill Up Quickly!!
So Sign Up Now !!

I am so VERY excited to be among the chosen list of extraordinary instructors teaching at the 2012 Art and Soul in Virginia Beach!!  How wonderful to teach one of my favorite classes........ The Metal Chapter Book.  These simply pretty books are so itsy bitsy, they can be worn around your neck ... and are so very personal.  Keep a secret, a favorite poem, or pictures of the kids tucked inside and close to your heart.  In class we learn to prepare the metal as well as create the pages, then assemble and embellish.  Ouuuuu, what fun!! 

This chapter book is definitely close to my own heart.  It carries the deets of all my little biddie kitty cats.

click this picture for a 3D view

Here are another few ideas!  Oh, the choices!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Simply Pretty Stuff New Pin

New Pin

There is a little bit of myself in this design.  Definitely the dress.....and the little bit of glitzy bling!  I just love making the 3-D aspect of these pieces.  Its like wearing around a miniature diorama or little story perhaps.  Of course, even though you don't see the back, I can't help designing something for it as well.  Hmm, a secret message maybe.

Beautiful at 50

A Few New Charms

Okay, of course, I am going to say 50 is beautiful,  so these are an obviously a good pairing.  They are two of several new little charms to be sold at The Foxxy Moxxy's Boutique in Gettysburg, PA.

tulip poplar beauty

Tulip Poplar Attracts Orioles To Our Suburban Nest

These blooms are substantial.  Funny, but I never paid much attention to their brilliance, until recently, when I heard the Baltimore Orioles as they darted in and out of that tree. I plucked a few for pictures and set a few in some water.  They are fabulous flowers!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Une Revue Des Plus Belles

French Inspired And Palm Sized

This beautiful little book is now available on

The pages are waiting for your art or your musings.
The aged patina is just the right finishing touch!


Best Cake In A Can EVER!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Notebook Ensemble To Wear

Chatelaine Line For Simply Pretty Stuff

At last these delicate little books are unveiled as a part of my new line where fashion meets function.

Wear this delicately designed little pewter notebook around your neck.  It contains 20 tiny stock weight pages that await your written word, be it a secret thought or a grocery list.

To see more, go to and click the Designs, then Chatelaines link.  Enjoy!

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