Monday, September 15, 2014

Time to start thinking ahead . . .

I don't usually post about things like this, but it has really made
me stop and think ~ I DO need to post this.

My husband and I, and my daughter and her family (who live nearby), have been
threatened by a fire only a few miles away from us.

James, my son-in-law, is a Wild Land Fire Fighter and when
he said, "Please head down the hill." Well, let me just say,
we didn't hesitate! Both families are back in their homes now
and safe, as long as the wind blows away from us.

The reason for this post is this, DO NOT for a moment think that you
are always safe from any type of disaster/destruction, whether it
is from a natural force or a human force. We are ALL susceptible.

So . . .
** Make sure that you have a list to help you grab stuff you need or just plain want.
 ** Make sure that you have photos of your belongings for the insurance company.
With info and current replacement value.
** Put your photos and data files stored in three different places
(online is a good choice for one of those places).
** Think now about how you are going to file your taxes if all of
your records are destroyed, because guess what ~ you still have to file.
** Don't be lazy ~ put documents and those small, precious items you are not using
in a fire proof, lock box. If you can grab that and go, that's best.
If not, at least it might survive whatever you are facing.

There are always other things to think about ~ so if you have a suggestion
please post it in a comment.

Thanks for listening ~ please prepare.

Taken looking over my roof. Just three miles away.

Taken from Union Valley Dam

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Halloween is getting closer . . .

This is by far my most favorite time of the year.
I LOVE the colors and I really have the most wonderful memories
of doing special things with my family while I was
growing up ~ pumpkins, decorations, costumes, "trick or treating."

We have listed some creations at our ETSY store
so please go take a look.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Art for The Forgotten Wall

Well, we have been busy!!!!! Look what's new!

Art for The Forgotten Wall

 "Art for The Forgotten Wall" is a concept developed to enhance those small spaces
throughout your home. We originally designed these pieces to decorate
the 5" walk through space that separates rooms. Then we discovered that
these pieces can decorate any wall, shelf, desk, refrigerator, mirror, window, etc.


Please visit our ETSY Store!

Thank you for your interest!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Really having fun!!!

Gary and I are in a totally wonderful
design mode.

Can't tell you what it is yet. Hopefully within
a week or two!!!!

So have a wonderful couple of weeks,
we will be silent until then!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yippee, my Zenergy Bundle is here!!!

My very own bundle of National Nonwovens
Zenergy Collection Bundle has a arrived!!

Now, to start designing!!!!!!

Fabulous colors!

If you have never worked with National Nonwovens WoolFelt
you really should give it a go.

It stands against time and use, very soft, beautiful colors,
and what is really wonderful is that you can
actually manipulate the degree of "felting."

Have any questions? Ask me and I'll answer the best I can.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Another Dogwood Decoration Mat E-Pattern!?!

Ok, I'm NOT promising that this will be the end of it . . .

Here is another Dogwood Decoration Mat ~ but Square!!!

So very versatile too!
Not only can they be used as coasters, but you can arrange them
in various tile patterns for a creative and unique look.


Four square sizes ~ 4.25", 4.5", 4.75" and 5"
each included in the e-pattern ~
PLUS, directions for making a penny rug too!

Easy to purchase through our ETSY Store ~ just
click on the link on the right!

Thanks for looking.
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New E-Pattern!

I just couldn't stand it!!!!

Yes, I designed new sizes for the 
Dogwood Decoration Mat!

You can make your own now and choose from four different sizes.
And YES! they are all included in the e-pattern.

These make beautiful gifts.

Hurry on over to our ETSY Store and get your e-pattern now!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dogwood Decoration Mat

I live in the Sierra Nevadas and the Dogwood tree
was so majestic this year ~ I just couldn't
stop designing this beautiful flower!

I LOVE the shape of this decoration mat.
It offers a simple beauty and does not distract from whatever
is placed on top; be it a flower pot, candle, vase or cookie dish!
The size is perfect for those smaller areas.
The round mat is 7 inches in diameter: however, the dogwood flower
extends the piece to be 9 inches for length.

This is for sale at our ETSY Store!
So please stop by!

 (Flower pot and plant not included!)

Thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Coaster Designs

We have new coaster designs coming soon!

Here is a preview of just four new designs.
Each pattern will come with several ideas of how to
use these coasters! They aren't just for glasses anymore!

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Oh . . . How Fun!

OMG! So, just how LUCKY can I get???
I just won a bundle of these fabulous
WoolFelt Zenergy Collection colors from National Nonwovens!
Already have some great design ideas!

Aren't these BEAUTIFUL colors???
Thank you again National Nonwovens!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Splender in the Sierras


My first exposure to them was through my dad.
He had several in his yard and I remember the photos he
would send to me. Some were white and some pink.
I was always amazed at why he seemed to take ownership of them ~
he was so proud that these trees were on his property! Yes, they were lovely.

Then I moved from the concrete jungle to the Sierras and WOW!
I finally understood what dad was talking about.

I just can't get enough of these trees!!!

So ~ in honor of my dad and these trees I have made
a Dogwood Table Runner.

This pattern is available at our ETSY Store.

Thank you for looking and have a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter . . .

Happy Easter to all our family and friends!
May you be blessed with good health,
love, longevity and prosperity this Easter.

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Beauty . . .

This is just one of our Dogwood trees ~ I see this when
I look out my studio window ~ sigh!!!!! 

I LOVE where we live!!!!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Acorn and Leaves Decoration Mats

These beautiful Acorn and Leaves Decoration Mats
were inspired by my love of the mighty oak.
It always amazes me how this tree comes from the smallest of acorns.

I designed 3 different sizes and each can be used in so many
different ways to enhance, not over power, your picture frames,
figurines, vases, tools, etc. . . . how will you use yours?

Acorn and Leaves 6" x 18" Decoration Mat

 Acorn and Leaves 6" x 9" Half Decoration Mat

Please click on over to our ETSY Store to see
ALL of our wonderful decorative items.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dogwood Table Runner

This beautiful woolfelt table runner was designed to portray
the magnificent flowers of the Dogwood Tree.

Please click through to our ETSY store to
purchase this e-pattern.
Dogwood Table Runner measures approximately 14" x 24"

A delight to make.
Keep it for yourself or give as a gift!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 24, 2014

New E-Pattern ~ The Strawberry Set!

I had so much fun designing this set!

The penny rug is 10 inches in diameter and
the mug mat is a 5 inch square.

It is fun to make and will make a terrific gift . . .
or will you keep it for yourself???

Strawberry Set
Penny Rug and Mug Mat
made from woolfelt.

Hop on over to our ETSY Store to purchase this e-pattern!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NEW ~ Wood Photo or Tile Holders!!!

Gary and I have been working on these new
wood photo or tile holders ~ I just LOVE them!


 Acorn and Leaf




Please hop on over to our ETSY Store!

Thanks for looking!!!