Saturday, January 29, 2011

Li'l Art Classes!

Join me in my studio for a 5hr polymer clay workshop!
Learn how to make pieces like this one...

and learn the techniques that will help you create a piece with your own unique flare!

First class offered Sunday February 6th.
More details available on our website and Facebook page: (click on "classes" under "services")

Saturday, January 15, 2011

in studio - Jan. 15, 2011

What's going on in our studio right now?...

I'm excited about some ideas I have for new some jewellery designs.
Not to mention my latest favorite colour which I like to call putty gray.
I can't get a decent picture of it with my studio lighting, but I'll post images of the new pieces when they're finished. Stay tuned!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Sing With Me"

Another image of my latest ABC art, this time as it hangs in Evan's bedroom...

Finally got it hung up yesterday and I am so thrilled! Makes me want to finish the curtains for his window, LOL!

The beautiful baby blanket hanging over the chair back was crocheted by my mom. Here's the link to the free pattern:

The chair was a find on Kijiji. You can't really see it in this photo, but it's a 70's retro rocker-swivel chair in green velvet and I absolutely love it!...mostly because it doesn't take up half the room, visually or physically.

Well, that was a bit of a ramble...bye for now,


Thursday, January 6, 2011

what I accomplished over Christmas...

It's amazing what can be done when there's little else to do!

While visiting my mom (she lives two and a half hours away), I decided to spend some time on my website. Of course, it helped that my mom helped out A LOT with Evan...changing his diapers, keeping him content, walking my dog!

All it took was about a day and a half of sold, (virtually) uninterrupted computer time, and a little extra when I got home (adding photos, etc.).

There's still a couple pages that need some work, but I'm thrilled with the progress I made in so short a time!

Have a look...

Monday, January 3, 2011

fantastic photos & a custom order

Always promoting my custom design services, I was thrilled last fall when a customer contacted me (after finding my booth at the Binder Twine festival in September) to have her friend's bridal bouquet made as a keepsake necklace.

Now, I've done this kind of custom work before, including a Nested flora design of my own bridal bouquet (the real one, which had about a centimeter of dust on it, got affectionately placed in our compost bin after the necklace was completed), but never have I seen such beautiful photos! No, this customer is not a professional photographer, she's just really handy with her camera!

See the results...

Elisabeth's Bouquet, in the Petals-on-Petals necklace design.

You can have your bridal bouquet made into a keepsake necklace too! Just send me your photos & we'll talk!