Saturday, January 19, 2008


This is what I do all year. Beading and hand embroidering. I made this piece for my wonderful friend Colleen Moody. I usually work with bright colors, this was the first piece that was mostly pastels and it turned out to be one of my favorites. Her house was recently remodeled and this goes beautiflly with her color scheme. Of all the fun things I do, these beaded pieces are my are my favorites!! I have done alot of them, some underwater, some of the night sky, mountains and even black bears. I love to collect the goodies I use in them, buttons(my fav), beads, sequins, trims, threads, you name it I think I have used it. Digging through piles of stuff, getting filthy hands and coming up with something wonderful to use!!!


This is what Dan and I make for the fall and Halloween season. Dan does all the hard work, creating, making, nailing, gluing and making more sawdust than you can believe. Then it is my turn to paint, decorate and glue on all the goodies to scare you. I take over the dining room with all the bits and pieces we have collected throughout the year (half the fun!!) For the past three years we have sold these at the Lazy K gift house at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette. My dear friend Anne Mercer, the most talented buyer in the universe, has let Dan and I sell these Haunted Houses at the Fall Fest they hold at the nursery every year. So, this is what we do for the fall.