Friday, December 12, 2014

Slab Clay Flower Ideas

I had so much fun using the slab roller to make these flowers and leaves.  I can't wait to use them in upcoming gifts and for some mosaic workshops.  Come learn to make them at a workshop soon - it's super simple!

Painting on a Mug

Our Meet Up group had a handmade gift exchange this week so I painted on an inexpensive large mug using Pebeo glass paint.  It's simple to use - paint your design, let it dry then cure it in the oven for 40 minutes.  I added some mug recipes and pasta to top it off.

Mosaic Monograms

I had great fun making these mosaic monograms for Christmas gifts.  Come join me in a mosaic class in 2015 and learn how easy it is!  I've been loading up workshops on the website  The red mosaic M was made using my grandparent's broken china - it was even a Craftsman brand! 

Mosaic Wine Bottle Projects

Finished a special gift for my nephew and new niece.  They got married at this winery in April.

Broken China Heirloom Tie Bars

The guys in my family are getting zipper ties and tie bars made using my grandparents broken china.

Bread Dough Snowman Reverse CollageServer

Looks like I didn't post a finished photo.  He's too cute !

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Bread Dough Snowman

I couldn't wait to finish the entire project to share with you.  This cute snowman is made from bread dough except for the twigs and he's only about 2-1/2" tall.  I have to let him dry and then I'll post a completed photo.  He's for a holiday workshop where we'll be doing some reverse collage, and of course, bread dough!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ceramic Heart Love

Heidi Borchers and I handmade these ceramic heart wall plaques / mobiles for the Creative Me Time Retreat and had some leftover kits so we thought we'd offer them to our blogger friends.  The kits include a 5" ceramic heart, a ceramic flower, 2 ceramic leaves, a couple of small accent tiles, wire to string on the beads, tons of colorful beads, instructions and a lot of love.  All of this for only $20 plus $5 shipping in the US.  Whip these up for awesome holiday gifts!  Message me at

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Succulent Shoe Garden Special Commission

Starting a special commission Succulent Shoe Garden tonight for a very special person.  The client let me pick the theme and I have an idea that's perfect for her.  

Shoes are my 'thing' at the moment.  When I'm 'home' this weekend I'm picking up another special commission for wedding shoes but this time I scan in photos of the client's family, have them professionally printed on fabric and apply it to the shoes.  Shoes, shoes,, love, love...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Creative Me Time Women's Retreat

We had such a fabulous weekend at the Creative Me Time Retreat!  We created Vision Boards for 2015 - look out 2015 these are strong and beautiful women ready to take on the new year!  We expanded our creative horizons and mixed white bread and glue to make amazing bread dough roses that we added to a decoupaged frame.  Then it was on to making a heart plaque with ceramic pieces and beads.  In between all that there were several naps taken, much, much, much food, shopping, hikes, was a perfect getaway weekend!  Check out upcoming retreats and workshops at

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Gifts from the Garden

Yup, I'm on the road this weekend to Lompoc, CA for one of my fav workshops - Gifts from the Garden.  We'll be decoupaging images on a shoe then we'll plant them with succulents and taaaadaaaa, we have a Succulent Shoe Garden!  While the glue dries, we'll make yummy Sugar Body Scrubs featuring local lemons and lavender.  Quilters Etc, the local guild I used to belong to is having a quilt show while zi'm there so I can't wait to see the beautiful quilts and see old friends.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Ceramic Roses and Mosaic Fun

I worked on my mosaic masterpiece today and I'm almost done!  Hopefully next week.  We only get together for two hours every week so it's slow and steady.  I made the roses using the Aleene's Bread Dough technique but I used clay.  They make me smile... 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Getting ready for the Creative Me Time Retreat

Got the decorations for the retreat, now I get to add my creative touch.  Yup, you see orange and white swirl suckers...remember, the RSVP deadline is this Monday, October 6th.  It's going to be an amazing weekend to do whatever you want to do...from taking three creative classes taught by THE Heidi Borchers whose Mom is the Aleene's Tacky Glue Lady and me to hiking, shopping, enjoying the ocean that's right there to...well, you get the picture.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I LOVE Sea Glass Ornaments

Making samples for the I LOVE Sea Glass Ornaments workshops coming up October 8th and November 10th.  Dets on the classes
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