Get Festive!

How about a pin to add a little glitz to your winter coat lapel?   I've made up a fresh batch of holiday-themed pins, and I'll be bringing them along to the upcoming craft sales.

I did three different color palettes this season: warm and bright winter whites, purples, plums and golds, and for the traditional folks in the crowd, there's lots of red and green.

These make great gifts, and look pretty sweet adorning holiday packages.

If you would like to pick one up, come see me at King's Books this Saturday or Sunday for the TIFL Artist Craft Sale, or the following Sunday at the ShopGirls Holiday Market.









Holiday, Hooray!

I am a huge Christmas nerd, so I am always so happy to dive in and get started on the holiday crafting.  This year has been a full one, so I got a little late start on the making, and the pressure is on to get enough pieces to fill my table for  the Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Sale, which happens THIS WEEKEND!

Post Defiance wrote a nice piece on the show, please click HERE to read all about it!

Here's a peek at some of the holiday products I've been working on.  All the pieces are a mix of warm, natural elements with metallics and glitter, too.

There are lots of birch paper ornaments - each with a unique holiday or winter scene. You'll find birds,  bare trees, deer, cozy homes, and starry skies in these pieces.



Need a little Christmas? These tiny woodland scenes are great for adding just a wee bit of holiday cheer to your home or office.



These foxes are all dressed up and ready to trim your packages or Christmas tree.



I made a fresh collection of pins for lapels.


And there are Christmas Cats Making Mischief ornaments too!

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The TIFL show is at King's Books this Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM - 4 PM.  There are different vendors on Saturday and Sunday  - I will be there BOTH days.

Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Sale
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA

Saturday Nov 23 and Sunday Nov 24th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

To learn more about the show, please click HERE.

I hope to see you all there!  It's always a whole lot of fun. There are so many great vendors there and so many tempting things to buy!

Shop local, support artists, find unique holiday gifts for your friends and family - it's a win-win!!


New Bouquets


Last spring,  I picked up some fabulous crepe paper colors at a shop in the Bay Area. The rolls have been sitting in a pile on my shelves ever since,  and finally this week I pulled them down and did some experimenting with the new paper.

One of the rolls was an ombre that bleeds from a pale cream to a rich pink.  I loved having a large range of tones to work with - it makes more dimensional and realistic blooms. 


I picked up a few metallics too, which I love for leaf accents and flower centers. 



I found a few bold colors, too.  I don't get much of a chance to work with stronger colors, as most brides I work with prefer more timeless, neutral tones.   I do love playing with color,



2014 brides, what are your thoughts on color?  Have you decided on your palette yet?

Neutrals? Pastels? Bolds?  Monochromatic? Tone-on-tone?  High contrast?

I would love to hear what you're thinking!