June 6, 2012

Upcoming Workshop!

Hello everyone! Just popping in with a quick note: I am once again teaching the Rustic Birdhouse Workshop at Pine Creek Nursery! June 23rd at 1pm. Click on my Workshop link to get all the details.
Hope to see you soon!

November 17, 2011

I am giving a Free Ornament Demo at Town Hall Antique Mall Saturday!

This Saturday, November 19, I will be at Town Hall Antique Mall at Bothell's Country Village from
1-2 p.m. demonstrating how to make these darling Ribbon Wrapped Wire Ornaments. I will be using lovely Midori ribbon in silk, velvet and double-faced satin...Yummy!

These ornaments are simple to make and customize anyway you like.
I have even made initals for gift toppers!

I hope to see you soon!

October 17, 2011

Home Sweet Home, The Sequel

Saturday was another beautiful day at Pine Creek Nursery in Monroe teaching my Rustic Birdhouse Workshop. The class was full; the attendees were fun and the folks at Pine Creek are a delight to work with! We are cooking up some fun workshop ideas for the spring, so be sure to get on their email list!

These two were amazing. He had his own Milwaukee drill set and she was fearless!
Some quickly snapped shots of some darling Chickadee Birdhouses!

Beautiful glass flower pieces attached to this 'sunshiny' home.

You can check out Pine Creek Nursery's booth this weekend at the Ruffles and Rust Vintage Market to Inspire in Monroe. The show is bigger and better than ever this year. Henry and I will be there shopping!

October 14, 2011

Birthday Bling!

I love making gifts for my Burger Buddies!

We celebrated Colleen's birthday at the Ranch Drive-in this week. Colleen wears a lot of beautiful pins and loves sparkle so I created a Fork Pin for her fashioned in my Fork Pendant Necklace style with turned up tines for hanging charms. And I included a charm I made from an old Prince Matchabelli perfume bottle. It still had some perfume in it so when I added some silver German glass glitter it coated the inside...Love it! Then I soldered the top and added a jump ring. Good to go!

Judy's birthday was a few month back and I made her one of my Fork Pendant Necklaces. This time I created a flower from a collection of metal flowers from Wendy Baker and a Miriam Haskell leaf I purchased from The Curious Nest in Seattle. I attached it to the top of the Pendant and was happy with the mixture of metals.

I also gifted her a selection of some of my favorite fibers that I rolled onto wooden spools. The 3-tone rick rack is the bomb!

Happy Birthday, my dear friends!

October 11, 2011

Our Lady of Lunch

Our Lady of Lunch
I love lunch!

Ophelia, Henry and I recently had lunch together from Here and There Grill...you know how much I love Julie's food. We walked the short block over to Bountiful Home in Edmonds to enjoy our meal in Todd's garden nursery. Of course, he was 'The Host with the Most' and created a delightful lunch spot for us under the apple arbor. Young Henry was quite smitten with Todd (who isn't?!) that day. We are sure Henry remembers how much fun he had the last time he hung out with Todd and committed a party foul by pee-ing on him! Good times!

It was a gorgeous day. I spent some time snapping photos of the garden. Fall inspiration and beauty!

October 5, 2011

There goes the neighborhood!

Crazy times at Lisa's Little House! But it is all good...

New water main installed. Check!
Mom here. Check!
Cruise taken and enjoyed immensely. Check!

But the craziest news of all...Henry and his parents are going to be moving into the house NEXT DOOR to me at the end of the month! I know! Can you believe it? Pinch me!

We have the best neighbors. We hang out, barbeque, share special holiday traditions like our annual Progressive Dinner. So it is bittersweet that Greg, Courtney, Katelynne and Taylor are moving. They found a larger home for their family and were looking for renters for their old house. They offered it to Henry and his parents first, bless their hearts. And it worked out for everyone...especially Auntie!

We are beside ourselves. How often in this day and age can family live so close together? Henry will grow up surrounded by family and friends 24/7. And since I am going to be his primary care-giver while his parents work, my commute will be a dream.

God is good!

August 29, 2011

'Charmed' to be back!

I hadn't planned on a one-month blogging hiatus. Life just happened. Thank you to those who have visited faithfully waiting for me to get my sh*t together this summer! So how about we kick it off with some charms from a Charm Swap I participated in this past weekend?

I have a ton of old keys...but some aren't too sexy, so I decided to cut off the part that goes into the lock and then they started looking more interesting.

I added a dangle I made from an old turquoise-y shell necklace I had, a mother of pearl button and a bead along with a 'fancy' rhinestone button. Love them!
I added a key-shaped tag and I was good to go.

Here are the charms I received in return! Stunning!

And a few folks put together charm kits or provided interesting objects for displaying charms as jewelry.

Thank you, Swappers!