Sunday, May 31, 2009


I love the look of antique silhouette portraits so I tried to create a version of my own for my daughter's room. This is made from paper and light weight poster board so it is safe to hang over a crib or changing table (important in earthquake prone CA). I took a profile view of my child and enlarged it. I then cut it out and traced the image on black paper.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Embellished jam jars

I got this idea from a vintage paper crafts book. I recycled jam jars and decoupaged pages from books. The idea is to use the jars to store craft items, use as pencil holders, or for display. Right now mine are on top of my kitchen cabinets where I display my decorate glass serving pieces.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old time is still aflying, and this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. R. Herrick

Worth of a Life

The measure of life after all, is not it's duration but it's donation. My favorite part of this is the old wooden measuring stick that was once my dad's.

Little girls are so precious

Kitchen Sign

This hangs on the backsplash in my kitchen. The robin's egg blue is one of my favorite colors!

Laundry Sign

This is a little sign I made to hang on the closet door that hides my washer and dryer. I used pages from old books to create a collage. I embellished it with fringe, lace, buttons, and ribbons. The sign reads "It will all come out in the wash." That one of my favorite saying especially as it applies to life and parenting.

Starting a blog

In my spare time I enjoy crafting and making things that I think are beautiful and add character to my home. These little things make me happy and I just wanted to be able to share what I do with others.