Monday, April 27, 2015

Gumdrop Roses

Who knew you could make beautiful roses from gumdrops?  I posted that same question on Facebook and a friend replied, why not?  If you can make roses out of bread and glue...these are so fun and easy to make.  This is only half of the dessert I'm making for my garden group gathering tomorrow.  We're making Mosaic Rocks with Heidi Borchers and I thought we needed some garden themed refreshments.  Back to the dessert.  The roses are placed in a chocolate chip cookie pot filled with Nutella with cookie crumbs over it to look like soil.  On to making hand squeezed lemonade.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Necklace Class

Fabulous necklaces by first time jewelry students.  Come take a class near beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA.  Our schedule is at

Wednesday, April 08, 2015


I went to get fingerprinted today for teaching through adult ed and the county office has their logo in a mosaic at the entry.  Cool!

BTW, come to find out, I have no fingerprints or 'swirlies' so it means I'll probably be questioned.  I'm hoping my secret clearance with the government (I used to handle classified data for rocket launches) or working for the IRS helps me out.  Yes, this girl has had many lives...

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Succulent Wedding Boutonnieres and Bouquet

I loved making the boutonni√®res, bouquets and corsages from succulents for this beautiful couple!   Best part about using succulents is the bridal party has lasting memories of the special day when they plant them.