Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Ray Villafane - carved pumpkin 8

Ray Villafane - carved pumpkin 6

Ray Villafane - carved pumpkin 4

Ray Villafane - carved pumpkin 3

Ray Villafane - carved pumpkin 1

Ray Villafane is one amazing pumpkin carver!

Have a Happy Halloween...

Friday, October 28, 2011

So tiny

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When my one and only was just a couple days old we had his hand cast in plaster.
I wanted to remember just how tiny his little hands were in the years to come.
It's hard to believe looking at his hands today, that they were ever so tiny.

We will help him celebrate his 24th birthday this weekend...
Happy Birthday Anthony!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Mosses Crawl


These Fevered take them to the Forest
Where Waters cool around the mosses crawl 
And shade is all that devastates the stillness
Seems it sometimes this would be all
~Emily Dickinson~

The Mosses Crawl Necklace is available here (with free shipping)

Friday, October 21, 2011

An Amazing Harvest

The Havest

ok, you maybe thinking amazing harvest? 4 pumpkins, really?
But what if I told you I did not plant pumpkins this year...not one!
These pumpkins sprouted in the garden after I added my compost which contained all the garden recyclables from last year. Instead of plucking the sprouts when they sprouted in my tomato patch, I decided to let them do their thang. Although each vine only produced one pumpkin each, it turned out each vine was a different variety, which was pretty cool...
Left to right-Long Island Cheese, Jarrahdale, Kakai, Winter Luxury.

 A week in review...
Lots of snuggling with Molly (she REALLY missed me being gone for only 2 days, silly dog)
Working on cleaning the studio (WOW it looks like a hurricane went through, shows can do that)
Managed to give myself a black eye (fell face first on the tile floor, OUCH)
Canned the rest of my tomatoes from the garden (it was a great crop this year)

P.S. if you know of a good under eye concealer, I'd love to know. Mine just makes my black eye a light bluish gray color. Which might look good for Halloween, but not going to the grocery store.

I added a few Fall acorns to my site.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

He did it again!

A few weeks ago at the Halloween and Vine show, I thought the iron gate Kurt made me for my table-top display got somewhat lost because it sat to low on my table...

I wanted it to sit higher (to show it off you know)

Garden Path Gate

So I placed it on a old wood crate, which brought it up to the level I wanted. But then it needed something else...

So I asked Kurt if he could paint me a sign in the same colors of my business cards, before my next show... (which was only a couple days away)

Garden Path Beads table-top sign

It turned out perfect!
Plus, the back of the crate is a perfect place to hide things like, extra business cards, pens, receipt books, water bottles, etc... 

Monday, October 17, 2011

A little glitter, a little garden

Wow, what a fun fun weekend! Glitterfest was an amazing show!
Thank you to everyone who came to visit...I so enjoy meeting people in person that I only chat with via the internet. I still have a sore throat from all the gabbing! It was a fast pace show, so the day just flew by...

One day we headed over to Roger's Gardens. Always a must when we are in Newport Beach. I still remember the first time my sister, Lynette took me there so many years ago. It's like Disneyland for gardeners! So much fun!
Here is just a little of what we saw (they were all decked out for Halloween)

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Had to get a ivy bird cage.
I also loved the plants below them (green and lavender, yum) but I knew they would not survive my zone 7 temps. So sad.

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Lots of pumpkins!

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These were kind of creepy, but fun

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LOVED the beaded spiderwebs!

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So much to see

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Bone chilling...

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I see the moon.....

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I HAD to get a few of these photos! 
They so reminded me of Disneyland's The Haunted Mansion. They are old looking photos that changed as you walked by....LOVE them!

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So perfect for Halloween!
It was funny, it turned out the guy who makes them was selling at the Glitterfest show.
See, I told you Glitterfest was a fun show!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 11, 1980
~October 11, 1980~

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."
~Winnie the Pooh~

Here's to the next 31 years...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Have a Heart ♥

Have a Heart

My dad is participating in the American Heart Walk this weekend in Santa Barbara to help raise money for the American Heart Association (a very worthy cause) 
Today I have a couple hearts that I'm donating to this cause. 100% of all the money from the sale of these hearts will be donated to the American Heart Association in your name. Once the purchase is complete, I'll donate the money in your name, which will show up on my dad's donation page.

Or if you'd like to make a donation to the cause (and skip the hearts) you can HERE. (thank you!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Baby Binkie Necklaces

Baby Binkie Necklaces

Binky for the mommy and grammy to-be's.
A few weeks ago I received a special request for a necklace for a very special mommy-to-be.
It's been awhile since I've made my babies, this time I added little binky dangles for fun...
Update, forgot to mention if you'd like one too, they are in my Etsy shop.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Through my front window


Deer and turkeys

Deer and turkeys

The other day Molly alerted me that we had visitors. You can't get anything by her...

And Halloween continues this week in the shop

Lampwork Candy Corn Bracelet