Tuesday, November 30, 2010

California, why I love it...

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There are not many places where you can wake up to snow on the ground (my house near Yosemite) and enjoy your Thanksgiving feast sitting outside on the patio (near 70 degrees) with a view of the sea as the background (Santa Barbara) only four hours way.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Open House Winner's

All the names (from the Holiday Open House) went into the bowl
and here are the winner's...

Susan C.
Caroline K.
Jill T.
Lori W.
Linden E.
Jackie D.
Esther M.
Wenda H.

Pam K.
Amy F.
David A.
Kellie W.

Julie S.
Tina E.
Maria P.
Ginger B.

Look for your prizes in your packages...

Window Shopping

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I love to look at all the window displays this time of year...

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I caught Molly eying this at the dog boutique...but Kurt said NO WAY!

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Bubblegum Alley, always fun to walk down.

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Thank you everyone for coming to my Holiday Open House on Saturday...
Unfortunately there were some problems with my shopping carts and some items were not updating (sold) fast enough and were selling multiple times.
Thankfully everyone was very understanding and I'll be working this week on re-makes.

I'll be adding new things over the next couple weeks too! Just in case you missed the Open House.
Free shipping continues on my website through-out December. Ho Ho Ho

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Open House

Come on in out of the cold. Let me take your coat for you.
Would you like a cup of hot cider and a cookie? I made them myself...

ok, not really but they do look quite yummy, don't they?

Come on in and look around, There are lots of fun things to see here and here too.
And don't forget to check out these, The Design of the Month

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Happy Holidays...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Family Resemblance









Having fun using the iPhone Alien Booth.
5-My Dad
6-My sister (Pam)
7-Gary (her husband)
8-'Ale (Pam's grandson)

Hoping your Thanksgiving is out of this world too...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have enough to eat.

Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.

Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means you're employed.

Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.

Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.

Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.

Be thankful for the space you find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.

Be thankful for the lady who sings off-key behind you in church, because it means you can hear.

Be thankful when people complain about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.

Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means you're alive.

(unknown Author)

Coming this Saturday, November 27th 10am PST (West coast time)

My Holiday Open House

on my website

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~Flying Lessons Necklace~

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~Pound Puppy Bracelet~

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~The Great Escape Necklace~

There will be lots of fun things!

A giveaway drawing!


Plus, December's Design Of The Month will be unveiled!

Which is perfect for everyone on your gift giving list!

Have a safe and happy turkey day!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Cones Anyone




I don't think I can remember ever having snow before Thanksgiving...
Where I live we are lucky if we get snow a couple times a year and in the 15 years we have lived here, I can remember a couple years were we didn't have any at all.
So it's always a treat, plus it only sticks around for a day or two.
Most of the snow above is gone now, but "they" say we have more coming today, which makes for a perfect day to sit by my torch and have snow cones...

Friday, November 19, 2010


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A couple weeks ago while we were in Vegas for the SEMA show, I followed Anthony around after hours when the crowds were long gone. A perk for having a press pass...Because of security and with no press pass of my own, I played "photographer helper" wheeling Anthony's camera gear around (it was on rollers at least)
I'm not really into cars that much, like the motors and stuff. It always cracks me up when guys open the hood of a car and start drooling, really?
But, I can appreciate a nice paint job. So it's not surprising my FAVORITE booth is "House of Kolor" (it is every year)
Because during the show hours you can hardly make your way through their booth because of all the people (let alone see anything) it was a treat to have it all to ourselves...

So what are your weekend plans?
A movie?...Harry Potter!
A Holiday boutique?...I love them...
Working on a jewelry project?...me too.
Going for a walk or bike ride?...I should be.
Staying home by a cozy fire watching the snowflakes fall? Me too! Weather forecast is snow this weekend, can't wait!

Have a great one, whatever your plans are!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Hedgehog Family

A family of Hedgehogs...
They, along with a few other goodies will be available on my website today (9am PST)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I ♥ Topiaries

Lampwork Dog Topiary

Lampwork Dog Topiary

And I really ♥ ones in the shape of a dog!
Perfect for the gardener to the dog groomer and everyone in between...

Next update will be Thursday Nov. 18th 9am (PST)
I hope you'll stop by!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Frosty Friday

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~Ian the Ice Skating Bear~

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~Snow Cone Zipper-pull~

New goodies are coming...
Today at 10am (PST)
To my website and Etsy!

*Newsletter Giveaway Winner*
It looks like "mix it up" was the most popular choice. Thanks for taking the time to pick which one works best for you.
The winner of the newsletter poll survey is...
I don't have a name yet, but I have emailed them letting them know that they have won!
What did they win?
Something fun! Something new! Something that I'll have at my...

Holiday Open House
Saturday, Nov. 27th
10am PST

A little hint- Flying Lesson

Thursday, November 11, 2010


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(photos by Anthony Grimes)

After many many hours of hard work, from gutting the inside to pulling the motor. Kurt's Tahoe made it to SEMA last week in Las Vegas.
With a new paint job, a fast motor, a rockin' stereo and one of a kind wheels that Kurt designed.

In the Bead Forecast...
Friday November 12th 10am PST
(on my website & Etsy)
Theme- Winter Wonderland


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mystery Solved

Take me to your beader


Monday, November 8, 2010

Turkey Day is coming...

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Today at 3pm (PST) I have some new beads...
2-sets will be in my Etsy store and 2-sets on my website.
A couple Turkey Fairies, a Hedgehog set and a Puppy Dog set!
I'll have another update soon, look for more info in the bead forecast info (top/right)

Today I will hit the ground running...
Playing catch up from spending a week in Vegas last week (SEMA) with Kurt and Anthony.
As soon as Anthony downloads his photos, I'll share some of Kurt's car...which turned out so nice!

Plus, I'm working on things for the upcoming Holiday Open House.
And you are all invited!

Where- My website
What- Holiday Open House
When- Saturday, November 27th
Time- 10am PST (West coast time) Don't be late
R.S.V.P.- Not necessary :o)

Hope you'll stop by for the fun!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November's DOTM

November Design of the Month

This month's Design of the Month is so much fun!
Perfect for the upcoming holidays, for yourself or for gift giving...
If you'd like to order one, head on over to my site.

**Please note**
Starting this month, I will only be making a limited number of "The Design of the Month" each month.
This was the only way I could figure out how to be able to offer more goodies for my website and my Etsy store. With the holidays coming and new ideas racing around in my head (waiting to be captured in glass) I should have more time to devote to the torch.
So if you are interested in the design please order early, so you are not disappointed.