Saturday, September 28, 2013

My work is now posted on Facebook, please visit me there!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NEW!!!! Pewter Flower Shaped Pendant

This necklace is so elegant and simple.  I am in love with it.

The flower pendant is made of pewter ($10).  I can hand stamp a fancy monogram initial on it.  Then just add the 16" rounded oxidized chain ($22) and you are set.  Wrap this beautiful gift up for a birthday girl or graduate! Total cost $32

Friday, May 31, 2013

Please visit me on FaceBook!

I admit it, I've been super busy...
So I have chosen to update my newest creations on FB instead...
Once the children are out of school I will be back!  SO check out my FB page and view the albums and see what I have been creating for my friends and customers!  Thank you for your support!

Most popular item this month -- BOOKMARKS!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

How blessed am I to wake up to this?!
School hand made gifts are the best!
 And this poem... no matter how many times I made this as a teacher for moms while teaching Kindergarten til now, receiving this as a mom, myself... Never fails... I cry EVERY TIME while reading it!  I LOVE THIS POEM!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Everyday the children have given their teachers something.  Monday was a reusable Starbucks coffee mug with some coffee packs and a box of Girl scout cookies (better in their house than ours!).  The notes attached to that bag was: "thanks a latte for all you do!"
Tuesday MD picked a flower from the garden.  His class made 2 beautiful bouquets for the teacher.  MG's room moms bought flowers and she made a beautiful card to give to her teacher.
On Wednesday I was a bit overwhelmed, so the homemade flowers we'd been working on all week went to school today!  The tags on these said, "Thanks for helping me grow!"
He only had enough patience to fold 2 of the 6 lilies.  But he can say he helped!  (tried my patience to the very last fold, I tell ya!)
 She is the origami queen, so she had no problems making 2 bouquets (last year's teacher is still one of her fav) of lilies --- AND another bouquet of roses for the music teacher!
We are so grateful for such wonderful teachers at our school!

Whoops, forgot that he also wanted to do something for his teacher.  We went to Home Depot and he picked out these two succulents.  He then helped me re-plant them in this red container.  He was very proud of his work. :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Earth Day (April 22)

A bit late on the post... but here it is!
While volunteering during baby girl's library time at the school library, I noticed the librarian recycling a few books.  So I asked if we could take the books home to do a project.
This is what we made for her!

We started with the book:

We cut the pattern:
And made a dozen roses!  Then baby girl decorated the glass jar with tissue paper and we added a bow.  After looking at it again, we realized the dozen roses was a bit much.  So we took half out.  A half dozen made a better presentation.  (see above!)
For full instructions, visit this site.  Baby girl and i have been obsessed with making these roses!  It's so easy and so much fun to make.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Administrative Assistance Day!

The secretaries do so much.  But we tend to not realize it because we mostly go to them when we have problems.  Having worked at a school before, I know that they deal with a gamut of issues.  It's a lot of work for them.  So when I can, I do show that they are appreciated.  I also make sure the children acknowledge their hard work.  Thank you, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Strachan for all you do for the school!

We started with this here (inspired by this pin here):
 And made this nice yarn wrapped jar vase!

"I love the birthday girl" giveaway winner

Congratulations to Amy Brown!!!!!  She is the winner of the "I love the birthday girl" giveaway from my friend, Susan, over at Ave Grace's Closet.  Congratulations, Amy!  This is on it's way to you!  Thank you for your enthusiastic participation.  :)

Susan has another giveaway... I'm not sure I want to advertise it... as I am going to enter it! ;)  Good luck if you enter.  But if I win, I will post a photo of the dress I pick with my $50 gift card.  I LOVE The Shabby Apple's dresses!  Love, love, love!!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A box of sunshine...

My friend from college has been through some rough times lately.  She just had surgery... a MAJOR surgery.  I have been thinking of her a lot.  But life with 3 children makes life... well, busy, difficult, and challenging.  For over 2 weeks, I worked on getting together a box of sunshine to send her.  It's a bout time!  She has been recovering. A mutual friend of ours (a BFF from college) has been keeping me posted on her recovery.  All I have to say is... CANCER SUCKS!

(In the box -- four magazines, a half dozen roses that baby girl and I worked on... took us forever with homework, swim practice, music lessons, etc., and 2 re-use-able snack bags that I sewed (by hand because my machine wasn't working! ugh!), and inside the snack bags... creamy, soft, chewy, delicious madeleines.   (the children and I can live off those things!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NEW -- Bookmarks!

I had an order for a bookmark... I wasn't sure what to do but Clare and Corinna helped me work it out.  I am so pleased with them!

This was the first bookmark order:

($36 for the above bookmark --$30 for 1" sterling silver circle disc, $3 each for any color birthstone of your choice)

I was on Pinterest (when am I not?!)... and I saw this saying on the corner of a book page.  I snickered at it... but then baby girl walked by and said, "I want that as my bookmark!"  So... Here you go, baby girl!  Since it's for her, I thought I would use nickle silver rather than sterling silver.  Looks the same.. but cost much less!

 ($12 for the above -- $6 for the 1" nickle silver circle disc, $3 each for any birthstone color of your choice)

Now while stamping baby girl's bookmark, I thought about my friend Loari and something she posted on Facebook one day.  That's when I stamped these 2 bookmarks. Funny, right?!  I'm going to send the one with the heart charm to Loari.  She is NOT a fan of bees!  That is how we met years ago at graduate school.. she was running away from a bee!  I know she will get a kick out of it!

($16 for the bookmark with the bee charm -- $6 for the nickle silver circle disc, $10 for the sterling silver bee charm)

($14 for the bookmark with the open heart charm -- $6 for the nickle silver circle disc, $8 for the sterling silver medium open heart charm)

Ribbon choices are : Blue, purple, and light brown/tan for now... more choices to come soon...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mother's Day in the UK

... is March 10th!
Cally ordered this for her mom for Mother's Day:

$43 total (1" sterling silver circle washer disc $30, large sterling silver open heart charm $10, August birthstone $3)

I stole her idea... and made it into a pendant!  (works great both ways, don't you think?)

$65 total The above picture shows a 16" sterling silver round oxidized chain for $22 more than the above keyring/chain.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mother's Day is Coming Up!

How about a pendant with all her darling children's names?

 ($80 Total for the above pendant -- 1" sterling silver circle disc $30, 3/4" sterling silver circle disc $20, 5/8" sterling silver circle disc $10, 20" sterling silver diamond cut chain $20)

Or maybe just "mom?"
($ 53 for above "mom" pendant -- sterling silver long rectangle $15, Tiffany style heart charm $10, pearl $3, birthstone $3, 16" round oxidized chain $22)

How about a pendant with all 3 children's names AND hubby's name too?

( $44 Total for above pendant --  sterling silver square washer $35, 3 birthstones for each child $9, chain not included here)

This is a simple 2 name pendant:

($26 Total for the above pendant -- 3/4" sterling silver circle disc $20, 2 birthstones $6 -- chain not included in this order)

This four names and a flower pendant is pretty elegant too:

($56 Total for this order -- 1" sterling silver circle disc $30, 16mm sterling silver flower disc $20, pearl $3, birthstone $3 -- chain not included in this order)

Or... how about my most ordered pendant during the Christmas season???
The Mother-in-Law Pendant!
"Thank you for raising the man of my dreams"

($43 Total for the above -- 1" sterling silver circle disc $30, large sterling silver open heart charm $10, birthstone $3)

 ($53 Total for the above pendant and chain -- 1" sterling silver circle disc $30, small sterling silver open heart charm $5, birthstone $3, 16" sterling silver diamond cut chain $15)

 ($61 Total for above pendant and chain -- 1" sterling silver circle disc $30, large sterling silver open heart charm $10, pearl $3, 18" sterling silver diamond cut chain $18)

The possibilities are ENDLESS -- contact me and we can work on a gift for your mother or mother-in-law SOON!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

baby foot prints

... they make me smile.  I'm always so happy to make these for a new mommy. :)  And when baby has a new sibling, we can add a new disc below with a new baby name.  (that's pretty clever, no?)

Chinese New Year is approaching!  It's the year of the snake!  Happy Chinese New Year to those of you who are celebrating this weekend!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Land of the free...

because of the brave.

Need I say more?!

Hubby was driving us all home from Mission San Juan Bautista (baby girl will be learning about missions soon).  Being the passenger, I had time to look around... A big SUV was to my right.  It had this sticker on the bumper. (see below image) I immediately fell in love with it.  I contacted a friend to see if I may make this for her father.  She contacted me right away and said he would be honored.  I am so excited to feature this!

This is what she had to say about her father:
"My dad was in the Navy Seal Team.  He retired as a chief after 20 years of service.  He also was trained in Emergency Ordinance Disposal."

Her dad is pretty awesome, don't you agree?  An amazing man who served our country with pride.  I am very proud to know him and thankful for his years of service.  Thank you, Mr. Hogg!

$30 (1" sterling silver circle disc)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Big sister and more love in this family

Isla is youngest son's classmate in preschool.  I think her name is beautiful.  Of course, I did not know how to pronounce it when I first saw her name tag!  I mispronounced it to youngest son, who was quick to correct me after a great first morning of playing with his new friends!  (gotta love them for correcting you, right?)  Anyway, when youngest son started preschool last September, Isla's mom was pregnant.  Fast forward now to the start of a new session in preschool.  Guess what?  Baby is here... and this wonderful family of 3 is now a family of 4!  More love to go around!!!!  Bless Cally for being such a patient woman (not that she had a choice!)... Baby Leo was a week overdue!  We are all glad he is here, safe, and healthy!  (Boy, is he ever healthy!)  So, I made this for Cally (I'm loving my new design stamps.  These double hearts are lovely!):

And I couldn't ignore Isla... who is a VERY proud and loving big sister!

Congratulations Cally, Ross, and big sister, Isla... and welcome sweet Leo!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

But First, Coffee...

Made this  for a dear friend this month for her birthday. :)

 You can make a personalized coffee cup too.  Go here.  You want the spoon?  Contact me!  :)
Have a great weekend!
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Eres Para Mi

... you are the one for me... how sweet is this????
What a great way to start off the new year with this order!

($74 total -- 1" circle washer $30, 3/4" circle washer $20, 2 birthstones $6, 18" sterling silver 1mm bead chain $18)