Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Special Day with Sally Jean!

I have always been enamored with the exquisite pieces created by Sally Jean Alexander. I have always wanted to take a class from her, but know that I don't need to add something else to my plate. I have enough trouble keeping focused and don't need something new and shiney to distract me! Well, Elf Patty has been wanting try her creative hand at making some charms. On a whim, she sat down and signed up for Sally Jean's necklace class!!! We were both so excited and I was so tickled that Elf Patty was going to fulfill a dream!
Almost as good as getting to go myself.

Patty had a fabulous day and created the beauty below. Her necklace features her mom at various ages. What a sweet tribute!


This image/charm below is my favorite.

So, Elf Patty, you did good and we all will expect more wonderful treasures in the future!
Woo Hooooo!!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Proud Mama

Without much fanfare, my son and his oldest, bestest friend recently launched a photography business - J Nichols Photography. These two have been buds since first grade - through thick and thin. I can't imagine them not being successful once they put their minds to something. One is a little more "business minded" (a good thing) but both are extremely talented and creative.
I wanted to show my support by posting about their new venture and hope that some of you out there will check out the link to their Facebook site on my sidebar. They offer a wide variety of portraits, wedding and event photography and artsy stuff.

I am proud to feature them and their work. Congratulations guys! Love - Mom.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Babies !


The babies are back ...

... and this time on wooden spools with a touch of sweet, old lace.
They captured my heart - maybe they will capture yours too!?
I've taken a little time away from the workroom and now I'm ready to make a fresh start.
Been making new items for Funky Junk Sisters Vintage Flea Market next month.
Also found a few unusual treasures to repurpose. I'll keep you posted
on the progress. You never know where it will go until you
just know it's there. And - getting there is part of the fun and challenge!
Have a restful weekend. M.