Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

2010 will be a beautiful year! Take a moment
to enjoy all the little things.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow Day!

My house looks like this! We made snow
globes last year when it snowed for 3 weeks
in a row. What do you do when it snows so much?
Create I say!

All you need is:
  • glass jars at IKEA $2.99 for 4.
  • 6000 glue $6 (good stuff-waterproof-clear) at Michael's
  • Polymer clay to sculpt anything $2-$5 at Michael's
  • Glitter for snow $1-$2 at Michael's
We sculpted our cottage with polymer clay and
baked it at 230 degrees for 30 min.
Make sure items fit on the jar lid so
when you have them glued and dry(4hrs),
they will fit inside the jar.
Fill jar with water. Not to the rim- just below
(to save room for your creation).
Apply 6000 glue on threads of lid and
close really snug without striping threads.
Let dry half a day then
flip over your winter wonderland!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Crochet Thread Lamps

I had to show you these crochet thread lamps I made
earlier this year. I'm working on filling
this corner with a ton! As usual, Yed
thinks I'm crazy.
Crazy about Crochet


Ps. I love this lamp (bottom) I got from Moon Light Lamps
(Rick and Cassie) at the Portland Saturday Market!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy your holidays! We're signing off for a few days
to get some family time and R&R. May you end
and start your new year with lots
of love,
laughter and inspiration!

Yed & Naomi

Lovely photo by Saidos da Concha.


A friend pleaded with me to make these snowmen
and I caved. We made these many moons
ago when time was endless and kids were
the farthest thing from our minds.
It was fun! It was hard to pull away from
the jewels during this holiday rush,
but I'm glad we had our polymer clay
session. The amount of sweaters
and hats a snowman can wear is endless!
It's all about the accessories... Baby;)

Christmas Decor

The bug finally hit me really bad!
I mean, bad as in lets glitter everything bad.
My little guys LOVES it.
thinks I'm crazy. What's new?
Check out these balls! I found these branches
while walking in my neighborhood. Add spray paint to
these puppies and throw them on a
table as a centerpiece.
Instant drama.
Plus, you know how I love my balls.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fresh Deliveries:

Find fresh jewels at:
  • Silverado (Portland-OR)
  • Splurge (Portland-OR)
  • Unfurl (Manzanita-OR)
  • Zizia (Burien-WA)
  • Lily Atelier (Camas-WA)

Work Bench Diaries

Fast Fingers Feverishly Fabricate...
All my necklaces need clasps.
All my clasps need necklaces.

Grrrrrr, my last saw blade!
It's gonna be a long night.

It's our last weekend at the
Portland Saturday Market this year!

Enjoy your weekend

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cookie Baking: Part 2

(Sweet Treat Packages)
I realize this could be a
crazy cookie mix if I'm not specific.
Hmmm, could be tasty?
We're getting our fill baking here.

I HAVE TO squeeze it in!
It's part of my job;)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jewelry Production

Can I make the Guinness Book of World Records for hand making the most earrings in a week? Even a day? Yed made me turn my torch off tonight...I'll wait till he's asleep and turn it on...

I'm addicted.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sexy Aprons...

You can find these aprons here.
Who said aprons can't be sexy? I love these! I've been baking lately and these would make me bake like a pro;)
I sound like my boys when they talk about their sneakers...

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Frame of Mind

OK. I'm feeling it!
It's all mental...It's a frame of mind...
Don't let the stress get you!

It's not gonna get me...

These sweet reminders will help "tis the season.

Click on images for more info;)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Camera gossip

Canon PowerShot SD1200IS 10 MP
Digital Camera $149

Canon PowerShot G11 Digital Camera $499

I'm saving my pennies for the G11.
This one came highly recommended by my friend
Kim. She knows what she's talking about.
Check her work out here.
Meanwhile I bought the SD1200 and
for the money, it works great.
I actually have crispy blog photos (instead
of crummy phone photos). For
me it's always been a pain to find
a camera that works with my rookie skills.
Thanks Leah for introducing us;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

McMenamins Roadhouse Show

Sweet little gathering at this show.
It was super mellow and nice to chat with local artists.
Here's a small pic of the Rubies and Emeralds we
showcased there.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Frida Inspired Christmas Cards

She inspired my Christmas Cards this year.
I also got to throw glitter on them!
How many chances do we get
to play with glitter?
Not enough...

Gingerbread Latte

If you start the day with this (thanks Yed),
it has to be good.

Amazing Chair

Beautiful chair by Katie Thompson. I love the re-purposed
materials in this chair.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lovely Wedding Pictures...

Love this!
Jenny & Rafael
Beautiful Bride!
My Bambino & I.

Our Centerpieces!
Jesse, Angie & Mia.
The Blushing Groom.

We were working feverishly to make the centerpieces
and jewelry for this lovely wedding. I promised I
would post these pictures. Everything turned out
beautiful! Congratulations Jenny & Rafael!
Now I have a new sister in law...and
she's perfect!

Photos by Kim

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Cookie Baking: Part1

A friend told me about these cookie stencils
that are for sale at New Seasons.
I thought, "I can make that."
So I did and it was fun!
Now I want to make cookies all day!
I used my flower punches, paper
and a sugar sifter/espresso filter.
Cookies anyone?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Micah's Cookie

Micah said I had to post his cookie on the blog.
Here it is in all it's glory!
By the way,
check out these awesome cookie cutters here!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Decor & Gifts

These hand painted ornaments are sweet!
Ahhhh the possibilites... I need the gift of time;)
photo via Sue McLoughlin

This is so clean, simple & sleek. I love it!
Photo via Apartment Therapy

I used this tissue & ornament topiary for my wedding.
In hot pink by the way
photo via Martha Stewart

I'm a sucker for disco balls!
Turquoise too? I think my head just exploded!

Photo via Apartment Therapy