Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween ready

Everyone is so excited for Halloween weekend in my house. Since I'm going to have some little vampires running around, I decided to get in the spirit with this cute little fang necklace (the sum total of my halloween costume).

Thanks so much to anastassiadesigns for featuring them in her spooky halloween treasury!

I love those hair clips!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Still practicing

2000 hearts

Yesterday my etsy shop hit 2000 hearts!

I think I deserve some new boots for that.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Charming charms

PMC is way too much fun. I'm never going to get any work done!

And thanks to Edwin and Uncle Max for taking everyone to the zoo while I was in my class! It looks like they must have had a really good time!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

PMC done right

So a couple months ago I attempted to make several PMC pieces. Much to my dismay, it was much trickier than I had anticipated, and decided I needed a little more help.

It all came together today. Thanks to a birthday gift from my mom, a day off to be with the kids from Edwin, and the help and guidance of an amazing artisan, Catherine Witherell, I made this pmc birdhouse in class today, complete with little birdies!

Don't expect to see any pmc pieces in my Etsy shop. I need a LOT more practice!

Friday, October 16, 2009

How was Lila's day?

Lila and Ben were fortunate enough (or I was fortunate enough!) to get into the UC Berkeley pre-school and day care, since it is right here on campus with me. I love that I always get a cute description of some of Lila's activities in her "report" each day. Yesterday's was especially cute, so here it is:

"Lila like to digging a hole in sand box then filled dried leaves in it and doing this activity for long time."

How cute is that! I wish I could have seen that activity. I just have to settle for pictures when I'm in lab.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ben's Pumpkin Patch Party


Face painting


Friends and grandparents

Happy 4th!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Supersize me!

I've been carrying my signature Family Cluster necklace for about 2 years.

Every now and then, I get a request for LARGER cluster necklaces, so I have replicated the family cluster in super size!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sweet Sentiments

I am totally going larger and longer with my necklaces these days. I love the way this 2 disc necklace came out. The smaller 3/4" disc is the anniversary couple, and the 1" disc has the phrase, "Always on my mind, forever in my heart," all in my newest calligraphy font!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Front page of etsy

Well, not ME on the front page. I was being so crafty with the kids yesterday, and we attempted to make Halloween chocolates for Ben's upcoming pumpkin patch party. Everything went so well, until I tried to release them from the mold, when everything fell apart (literally).

How funny to open Etsy this morning to see the same chocolates on the front page, looking delicious and perfect!

Next time, I'll have to plan ahead and get them from Fancy That Cookies!