Saturday, February 28, 2009


More fun stamping on Kraft paper :)
Hope you all have a sweet weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2009


I made a quilted cozy
for Manolo's French press
using my little succulent stamps.
(When stamping on fabric always use ink pads
intended for that purpose)
I was inspired by this beautiful cozy.
That gorgeous white mug
made it all the way to Mexico from
the talented hands of Nancy Bauch of
White Forest Pottery
I've been making so many birdies lately
that I decided to challenge myself
to a month of bird-free art starting today,
let's see if I can make it ;)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

From the heart

This little birdie might not be the best singer,
but he sings from the heart.
Two new bird stamps I made this week.
I had the honor of making the second one
for a very talented artist from Rhode Island:
D.S. Brennan.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Remember this little guy?
Well he just wanted to pop up
and say hello :)


A great use for hand carved rubber stamps
is printing your own gift wrapping paper.
I love how the white ink looks
on Kraft paper.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank YOU

Thank you so much for your sweet comments,
they always make my day!

Monday, February 23, 2009


What a great blessing it is to work
doing what you absolutely love
...and even more so
when you can do it from home.
To say I'm thankful is an understatement.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


My label holders arrived yesterday!
and my sweet Manolo installed them
in perfect alignment.
I don't need to open all 16 little drawers
to find something anymore :)
It's a good thing!

Hope you're having a sweet weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2009

February pages

Thank you so much for all the tips
you gave on how to care for my new orchid,
she seems to be doing really well :)
My journal's February pages.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I *heart* Linen

I'm knitting using circular needles
for the first time.
I'm making myself a linen cowl for spring.
Those gorgeous postcards
are from Jennifer Causey,
I love them so much!
You can go to her Etsy shop
by clicking here

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy day!

I hope your day if full of sweetness

Friday, February 13, 2009


My new little cabinet of curiosities.
I asked Manolo to have this made for me
& it arrived yesterday!
I just ordered some nickel label holders
from Etsy, to avoid having to open all of them
to find something...
The drawers are 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 10 inches.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Collage I made this morning.
Paper ephemera and acrylic ink
9 x 12 inches
*I need your help:
My blog was featured on the Spring 2009
issue of Artful Blogging (yay!)
and I haven't been able to see it yet...arggg!
If you own this issue I wanted to ask you:
Could you scan or photograph the pages
that feature my blog and email them to me.
I'll even send a free print to the first three
friends that help me out :)
Will you?
Thanks in advance for your help
and for the lovely comments
you generously leave me here.

Update: Thank you SO much
Louise, Denise and Susan
for taking the time to do this :)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

My big fat stamp collection

Hand made with love.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Succulent collection

I just LOVE succulent plants,
so I hand carved myself a little collection
of stamps last night.

Remember the arrangement I made
a few months ago after a visit to a local nursery?
It has grown so much since then!
I wanted to share with you a
then & now picture :)

Thursday, February 05, 2009


We've got a small tv/guest room that gets
the prettiest golden light in the afternoon.
I made those two Georgia O'Keeffe
oil reproductions many years ago.
The Other painting peeking in the right
is an acrylic original by my son Daniel :)
Fun-due: A twice a year favorite
around these parts :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


We usually go for a walk at sunset
but today we decided to switch it up
and go for en early morning walk instead.
The fog was dense and beautiful.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Little sweater

I'm knitting a tiny sweater
for Daniel's Little Chick
with some Noro Kureyon yarn.

Monday, February 02, 2009

La Casa

Photo taken yesterday after our daily walk with the kids.
The sky was so beautiful at sunset.