Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Candy Colors

This weekend I had the kind of studio time I have been dreaming about for some time now. I worked and worked and was super excited with the results.  

I have always wanted to learn how to make a God's Eye so I looked up some videos online and finally made my own.  I used paper straws for sticks but I'd like to get some dowel rods or maybe even make some with my handmade arrows.  This color combo makes me want to eat a bunch of candy.

That project is what put me in the direction of my next project.  I wanted to make some wreaths that were similliar to my dreamcatchers.  The tassel was inspired by the God's Eye.  The use of black is pretty new for me and I like the contrast it brings. I think it helps make everything pop.  All these colors and fun things brightened up my mood so much.

After this I was on to the next one and decided to use strings of felt feathers instead of the tassel.  That giraffe was hanging out in my pile of stuff so he was included at the end and seemed to bring it all together.

I am now exploring some new color schemes for these and considering adding a dreamcatcher web to them.  
This is the happiest I have been in a while. I'm excited to be working again.

What are your projects? Are you making holiday gifts? Please share!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


I have been filling up my etsy shop with lots of goodies. In a very perfect world I would be able to hire a photographer who could teach me how to shoot the best possible product photos ever. I just cannot understand how to use a camera.  I always want to blame the camera but I know the saying about not blaming the tools...Click the picture for more details. I do free gift wrap!

Custom Vertical Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

3' Balloon with Tissue Tassel Garland

Blue Jersey Dreamcatcher

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dream Springs

I'm really into tassels right now. Last night I was able to work for a bit in my studio and I finished up this blue jersey dreamcatcher. I fought the urge to add anything else to it and just went with the simplicity.

I also listened to Fleetwood Mac's Silver Springs and felt feelings because if any song will make you feel feelings it's that one.  Stevie Nicks is my muse.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Quietly quiet.

Hi! How was your weekend?  Did you have a long weekend filled with so much food? Did you shop? Did you celebrate Thanksgiving and or Hanukkah? If so I hope you had a fabulous holiday.  If not, I hope you had a fabulous weekend. 

This was the first Thanksgiving weekend that I haven't worked in retail since I was in grad school.  Trust me I savored every second of it.  Saturday was my birthday and I quietly turned 31.  It's hard to imagine that ten years ago I not-so-quietly turned 21.  My how times have changed. 

My husband gave me my gifts in bed.  I got a few books that I had been wanting and was surprised with a few other goodies. We had a shopping day a couple of weeks ago where he patiently followed me around stores and paid attention as I lingered over things. He did a great job with his picks!

My super talented friend Robyn snuck a gift into my mailbox while I was out and about. She had been working on this beautiful broach for sometime, leaving little clues here and there on her instagram account.  I'm so in love with it. I recently realized how much I love swans, especially swan "things" so this was a very timely gift.

I worked in my studio a bit this weekend as well.  I'm finding ways of diving back in by making small things that make me happy. I'll figure out what to do with it later.

These feathers are going to be put to good use soon.  I feel quite content.

Do not forget about the Artists Heal PH shop.  There are still tons of great goodies left.  Buy yourself or someone you love a handmade gift and know that you are supporting relief in the Philippines.  Here are a few things you can still get your hands on... (Click on the image for details)

Image of The Bellatrix necklace

Happy shopping!