Sunday, August 29, 2010

Our Growing Family

Here we are with our Grandsons !
In this picture - ME holding Wren (5 months), and Ed holding Walker and Patrick (both 16 months).   Last week we enjoyed a much anticipated visit with our immediate family - Kenneth and Julie and Walker from Athens, GA, Dennis and Mandi and Patrick from Eugene, OR, and Kenon and JoyAnn and Wren from Peachtree City, GA
What an exciting time this was for all of us - the first time all three grandsons were together ! 
They are all precious and lovable and our hearts were overflowing all day.
Our daughters and sons are wonderful parents and we are so very proud of them and all they do for these little boys.
We are truly blessed in so many ways.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bamboo Cube and Wreath

One of my favorite things to do is play with artificial botanicals, flowers, leaves, berries, twigs, dried naturals,,,,,I think you get the picture, this list is a long one.
When I find flowers that look so real that I fight the urge to lean in and take a sniff, then I know that I have to bring them home and use them in a new design.  These roses, ranunculus and berries were some of those special finds.
I always share my designs made with STYROFOAM(tm) brand foam* with Sharon Currier of Currier Communications. 
This time she chose to share it with Abby Foster, editor of Crafts'n Things, and here it is on page 10 of the October issue of Crafts'n Things.  You can make one of these for yourself using the step by step instructions in Crafts'n Things.
The photographer did a beautiful job with this photo, the styling and lighting are perfect.   I always enjoy seeing my work  published in such a gorgeous way.  Many, many thanks to Abby Foster and Sharon Currier for their continued support.

Photo: Courtesy of Crafts'n Things - October 2010 Issue
*STYROFOAM(tm) is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Company
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

new blog and etsy shop !

Wow, can't believe I built an etsy shop and now a blog in the past 3 days.  Looking forward to sharing a lot of new art here and on etsy.  I am taking a turn in a new direction. 
Feel free to check out my etsy shop -  - and let me know what you think.  This is just the beginning for me.