Saturday, November 29

New ornaments

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was just splendid. We spent time with our neighbors who have a 4-year old, and Maisy had a fantastic time. She was asleep in my arms as I carried her home past her bedtime, and she slept until 8:30 the next morning!

The past few days I've been busy in the studio making more items for the Bazaar Bizarre, and making new ornaments as well...
They're a bit different from the first batch, being that their faces are screened directly onto the body glass. But I'm just as fond of them and hope that you enjoy them, too. I'll be finished with them at the end of the weekend, and will upload them on the Etsy site.

Tuesday, November 25


Hi there!

Head on over to the Indie Fixx blog! This year we participated in Jen's 12-Days-of-Indie-Shopping, and you have until tomorrow at 3pm eastern time to win a complete set of my prints. Go go go!!!

Friday, November 21

Avoiding the cold

The past couple of weeks have been filled with sickness and work. Though I was trying to get to my studio as much possible to stock up for the Bazaar Bizarre, Maisy came down with a cold. Then diaper rash. And we were all weathering the storm that comes along with a toddler not sleeping well because of those things. Since then Justin has gotten sick. How can it be that I've managed to escape this virus? I can only think that I'm doomed for a Thanksgiving curled up in bed. Luckily we were going to keep it low-key this year, so it won't be too big of an issue if I end up sick.

To keep my sanity during the lull of everyone around me not feeling well, I started making these lovely ornaments. I was so taken with them when I first saw them, and I had most of the supplies on-hand already. So why not try? Well, I was quickly reminded that I'm by no means adept at embroidering...

I call it my disease ornament (I'll keep this one for myself). There is something about those circles that remind me of sick cells. Plus it seems fitting since I'm currently living in a den of sickness. Hope you are staying healthy this season!

Monday, November 10


This past weekend wrapped up a workshop I took in metalsmithing. I love taking classes that are in materials other than glass but also, if possible, incorporating them into my work. I have no intention on making silver pieces to be part of my line, but it is fun to see the results of mixing the two! This first piece was just a test of my bezel-ing skills. Silversmithing is not my forte, but I'm learning...
It's my naked mole-rat! In capsule form! Wrapped in silver! A fun project with one of my favorite creatures. I made it into a pendant when all was said and done. Silver is so pretty, I just wish I had more time to take more classes! I also made this funny piece:
I call it my "nose pendant". I just chose a random rock and didn't see the nasal connection until I put the bezel on it. I love it!

Sunday, November 9

Morning at the Museum

Friday was spent in Cambridge with my friend Tomoko of Tadworks. It is always a pleasure to meet with other creative-types, and one that entertains Maisy is like icing on the cake! I love getting away for lunch sans-toddler, but a visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History without Maisy would have been downright criminal. Going there is loads of fun & inspiration for myself, but it's delightful for little ones, too. In case you've never been, it's chocked-full of dead animals:
I seem to find something new every time I visit. This time it was some sort of antelope with bizarre proboscis (missed the name & location of it):I thought his expression was so gentle and charming. As with any toddler accompaniment, in the end it turned into a glorified game of peek-a-boo...
Good times were had by all!

Friday, November 7

Studio visit!

Earlier this week I was visited by the lovely Meighan of the blog My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses. Her first studio visit! (I'm humbled)...

I met her back in the spring and we hit it off like old pals, and it was good to see her come out to my studio (a bit of a drive to the boondocks, considering she's in JP!). Check out her blog if you're not aware of it already; it's a smorgasbord of inspiring artists. Check out the post here. Thanks, Meighan!!!

Tuesday, November 4


Over at our main site we're having a sale...
Just as the birds head south, so do our prices: enjoy savings on all our bird-related items, shown below... take 30% off until November 14! All items below are on sale:
We've already sold out of our owl ornaments on Etsy. Thanks so much! But we still have lots of lovely little miniature pendants available, as well as mystery packs of badges.

Now go and vote! :)

Saturday, November 1


Baby Yeti!
I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out! And I'm happy it wasn't too warm outside--it was a very hot costume. Happy Halloween everyone!