Sunday, November 26, 2006

Hostess Gift Idea #1
So...I was dinking around today and lighting Christmas candles and searching for the matches. We have tons of matches, but they are cleverly stashed so the kids can't get their hands on them and burn our home down. I found them...plain ugly little boxes, so I thought to myself, "I am going to cover these babies with the hoards of vintage paper and German glass glitter and put them out by the candles." They turned out pretty cute and then thought, "Won't these be great to give with a candle as a hostess gift?". Even smarter would be to take a collage/ATC shrink it down and add glitter.

So if you have any great holiday hostess gift ideas post it. I would love to hear it. I just got the new James Taylor Christmas CD. I love it!

I’ll be posting some pictures of jewelry soon and still thinking about starting an Etsy shop....but not sure when I will get that done.

Warning!!! If you have kids and they burn your house down because they found these cute match boxes DON’T BLAME ME....Place at your own risk. My sister and I were caught lighting matches in the closet when we were very very head my warning.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hola! I have returned from Mexico and getting back in the swing. I had a wonderful time in sunny Puerto Vallarta. If you ever get a chance to do a workshop at the Hacienda Mosaica, I would strongly recommend it. We spent a week working in PMC with Deb Weld and Metal with Susan Lenart Kazmer. The facility is great and it is so nice to be immersed in the workshop and the culture.

Sam, who runs the Hacienda, has a staff of locals that prepare the breakfast and lunch. Staying there felt like being in a home. Here are a few quick pictures. This first picture is where we ate and sat around with margaritas at night.

Here are a few shots from around the grounds...truly beautiful!

I will post more soon...but wanted to get some pictures up for now.

Adios...I'll have to go into my poor spanish stories later...but when I am searching for a word in spanish...occassionally a French word will pop out:) I really got strange/confused looks from the locals. I am not sure that is all that different here in the states.