Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Haunted Houses

Dan and I are going to be able to display and sell our Halloween Houses at a couple of different venues this year. Sunday, September 6th we are going to be at Mitchell Katz Winery in Pleasanton to help kick off their Harvest Fest. The winery is located at #1188 Vineyard Ave. Phone number is #925.931.0744. Then on Monday, September 7th we are going to be in Danville at the Heartland Danville Antiques and Art Faire. And coming up in October we are going to be at the LazyK gift house at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette for their Harvest Festival. Phone number is 925.284.4474.
We are looking forward to showing our Haunted Houses, especially to the children that attend, they always are so excited to see them and they make me remember how fun Halloween can really be!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Well, Dan and I put on our brave hats and took the kids camping. We went to Redwoods River Resort up by Leggitt in Humbolt County. It was a great campground, close to the Eel River and there was a swimming pool, flushy toilets and showers, a little store, game room for the kids and Saturday night they had an ice cream social. Dan and I were not feeling social, but the kids went and they all had a great time. We brought our 2 terriers with us(they have never been camping) so we had lots of barking and EVERYTHING stuck to Annie our little cairn, she was a piece of velcro. We went to the river and swam, the boys climbed a hill and swung out on a rope swing and jumped into the river, scared me half to death but they loved it! Lots of somemores and card playing, a good time was had by all!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I love bright colors. Many of the pictures I make are very bright and wild. This picture of a sunset is a good example. The pinks and oranges make me smile! This sunset I own myself and it is hanging in my kitchen, so even when the day is gray I have this beauty to look at as I eat my breakfast. But alot of people go for the softer look and I enjoy that too, sometimes it suprises me how much. Colleen Moody got me started on the softer colors, and I find myself looking for old tattered lace, creamy colored trims and old pearl buttons. And rhinestones, rhinestones go with everything!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I am so excited! I have the honor of participating in the Tinsel and Treasures second annual show. It will be in Alamo on September 12th. This year is going to be fabulous, there are going to be new artists and venue will be much larger. We will be sending out flyers and more information will be available on the Tinsel and Treasure blog, coming soon! I am going to show my beaded, embroidered pictures, plus some Victorian Patchwork Christmas trees and some sparkley jeweled trees. Mark your calendars for September 12th!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Looking for Halloween

The time to start the hunt for Halloween goodies has begun. Going to flea markets, antique shows and yard sales, looking for the perfect rusty piece or the old piece of wood with worm holes and interesting knots, anything odd that strikes my fancy. These are the things we look for to build our Haunted Houses and the hunt begins early in the year. We had no production at all last year, my Mom became ill and needed all off our attention. She passed away in August, I miss her terribly. She was one of my biggest supporters, and she left a big hole in my heart when she died. But we are picking up the pieces of our lives and going on as we must.
So Dan is reorganizing his wood shop, taking inventory and drawing up ideas and I am going through my studio and trying to clean up enough to get around the work table. And I know Mom is smiling down on us as we work. Love you and miss you MOM.