Monday, December 26, 2011

DIY: Pressing Flowers

When those summer gardens are yielding or bouquets are spent, clip the lovelies to press.

I found this awesome press at a thrift store! You can use heavy books too. All you need is sheets of white paper and cardboard for layering. I made the mistake of using cardboard with a ribbed texture (my dried flowers have that same texture).

Lay your specimens down on white paper and layer with white paper, then cardboard and repeat.

Sandwich as many flowers as you like! Patience is the hardest part. Let your flowers dry for 2 months.

These pressed flowers are lovely and so fragile! Arrange in a frame or make cards out of them (I used stick glue to arrange in a frame).

Not bad for a first try, next time I'll add greens and maybe a sunflower!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a happy holiday season!

Friday, December 23, 2011


My favorite (today).My boys' favorites.
Mom's recipe.
Thumb prints

A dear friend planted this cookie seed in my head and it spread like wild fire! I had cookie ADD! Can't I just master one kind? No- I have to make a variety of mediocre ones. Nonetheless, it was fantastic!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY: Ornaments

Take: Felty balls,
felted sheets, thread

and stitch.

Cute little ornaments are shipped to family and friends.
Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Fresh deliveries at:
Citrine-Portland, OR
Oxalis-Portland, OR
Silverado- Tigard, OR
Twiggs -Hood River, OR
Accessory Appeal- McMinnville, OR
Lily Atelier- Camas, WA
Compass Rose- Olympia, WA
Seattle Art Museum-Seattle, WA
Mane-Seattle, WA
Show Pony-Seattle, WA
Itsy Bitsy-Oakland, CA
Saffron & Genevieve-Santa Cruz, CA
Zinnia's- Scotts Valley, CA
Life-San Francisco, WA

Holiday Madness

I hope your holiday season has been lovely!
It's been busy but pretty smooth.
Lot's of these!
Fresh from the oven are necklaces &
earrings encrusted with...


Blue chalcedony and green onyx.

Classic metalwork pieces like our Luna earrings are on
our studio table.

Every link on this Caviar Chain Link Necklace is