Friday, December 26, 2014

Look what I got for Christmas!

My friend Carol made me this beautiful pillow for Christmas! I love the beach theme fabric in my favorite color and adorable cat face.

Carol machine embroidered the cat face, and the fabric is factory made with starfish, seashells and sand dollars. She offers a choice of colors.

Order one from her shop, ByTheSeashoreDecor: Cat Pillow

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A Favorite Christmas Memory

Once upon a time, thirty plus years ago, after we'd moved down to North Carolina, my husband and I were active in the Jaycees and Jaycee wives so we bought a Christmas tree from the Jaycees every year. This one particular year, he'd put it in the garage temporarily till we had time to put it up in the house but we were busy at work and the days were ticking by.

Our sons, Scott and Jeff, who were about 11 and 9 at the time, decided to surprise us and brought it into the living room, put it in the stand, and even decorated it. That was great and we really appreciated it. However, they didn't know you were supposed to saw off the bottom straight, before setting it up in the stand.

We lived in a 2 story house, and every time Scott or Jeff came down the stairs, they liked to jump - when they were about 4 or 5 steps up from the bottom, they would jump down to the hall floor and were always competing to see who could jump the most steps. Well, every time they jumped, they'd jar the floor and the tree in the living room right next to the hall would fall over. About the fourth time Dad had to go into the living room and set the tree back up and straighten up all the ornaments, he'd had it. He took it all down, carried the tree back out to the garage, and sawed it off straight, and brought it back in. We put it back up and decorated it all again, and then it survived the remainder of Christmas season jumps without falling over. It still makes me laugh every time I think about it. :)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


I have lots of whimsical Christmas items and some are on sale! Visit my Christmas section here. Shop now for unique handmade gifts for loved ones, teachers, Secret Santa, church choir director, and other special folks.

Musical Snowflake Ornament

Meowy Christmas Cat Pin

Christmas Angel Ornament and Pin

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Ho Ho Ho!

Custom Pet ornaments, jewelry and magnets make great holiday gifts! Here are a couple of recent orders. Sydney is a pet memorial, made for his family members as a pendant, pin, and 2 fridge magnets, and Billie is an ornament.

I am taking a limited number of orders, so don't wait! Order yours now from my shop!

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Sign

Yesterday would have been my daddy's birthday. He was born on September 21st, 1915, so this would have been his 99th birthday! He was 79 when he died. Every year on his birthday, I especially miss him...and some years I have received wonderful signs from God that all is well. Yesterday I waited in anticipation. Would I receive a special sign?

I went to church early, before choir practice. I like to practice the piano in the empty church for awhile...just God and me. The cleaning lady was mopping the floor downstairs where I came in, so I took the back staircase up to the sanctuary instead of the elevator, so I wouldn't get in her way. As I went through a tiny storeroom next to the chapel, what did I find? A beautiful flower arrangement, in the shape of a heart. It must have been from a funeral earlier in the week.

What were the flowers? Carnations...the flowers that always make me think of my daddy. He bought my mother a carnation corsage every year for her birthday and anniversary, and when I was a little girl, he bought me a matching wrist corsage every time too, and then we'd go out to dinner. I love carnations because it brings back those memories of his kindness and of the three of us celebrating those special days. Teary eyed, I bent to smell the lovely scent. Thank you, Lord. Please give Daddy a hug for me.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chanukah Ornaments

Just finished a custom order for Chanukah ornaments!

Shop here for a variety of handmade ornaments and jewelry. Custom orders welcome!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Purple and Lavender

New in my shop! This one has fabulous sparkle.

Click here to go to listing: Purple and Lavender Memory Wire Bracelet

Monday, August 04, 2014

Summertime Flowers

I've been having fun making flowered clay pieces. Here are a few that you'll find in my shop...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fun on the 4th of July

We had a great 4th! I hope you did too! Son Jeff and family from Ohio were in the area as was son Kipp from Raleigh, so we met for lunch in Black Mountain at Ole Guacamole (great Mexican food!) and a walk around Lake Tomahawk. It was a beautiful day with no rain so we were blessed!

Grandkids Calvin, Jocelyn and Stewart

Big smile from Jeff!

Kipp and Jeff with me

My husband Mike and me with the grandkids

A different day ... Jeff and Heather on their family vacation in Boston

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summertime Pendants

New in my shop... If blue is your favorite color, you'll love this heart pendant handmade of white polymer clay, imprinted with a contemporary design, and highlighted with aqua metallic powder. Sealed with acrylic gloss for a shiny ceramic-like finish. Measures about 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches plus a medium size silver-plated aanraku bail. Pendant is $12, and for an additional $2, you can add an 18 inch silver-plated ball chain with a lobster clasp closure. CUSTOM ORDERS welcome for a similar design in a different color.
Click here to go to listing on Etsy

For yourself or a gift ... get a beautiful Artsy Clay summer rose pendant! Available in a variety of colors, custom orders welcome for any color or combination of colors.
Click here to see Rose listings on Etsy

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Easter is coming

Just in time for Easter! Shop for little bunnies in my Etsy shop.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift: Conversation Hearts

Brand new in my etsy shop, Conversation Hearts

Pick your favorite color and choose a pendant, pin/brooch or fridge magnet!

Custom orders welcome for a different size or different words (price may vary).