Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jim's Homemade Buns

Jim has done it again with homemade buns for dinner with friends!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This is a Pinterest find from Kelli.  I could not resist another idea for key necklaces. They are very fun!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jean Coin/Phone Purses

New Jean Coin/Phone Purses..for Saturday & Sunday at the Pop Up Shop at Smiling Turtle 156 & Center.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pop Up Shop 12/6 &12/7 at Smiling Turtle....see directions below


Pop Up Shop


Smiling Turtle Directions

mapFrom Pacific:
Turn SOUTH onto Bob Boozer Drive.
Turn LEFT at the first light onto 156th Circle.
Follow 156th Circle to Building #4 on the RIGHT.

From Center:

Turn NORTH onto Bob Boozer Drive (at 156th Street).
Turn immediately RIGHT in front of Tomato Tomato.
Turn Left at LaRue Coffee onto 156th Circle .
Follow 156th Circle to Building #4 on the LEFT.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jim is cooking up a storm!!  It is an apple caramel crostata.   I can't wait until it cools off....

Monday, November 10, 2014

I made several small credit card holders.  These would be fun to add a gift card to and give at the Holidays!!  I use mine in my purse for my Zoo Membership and other cards I don't need everyday.  I bet there are a few coupons too.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Since I was on call all day, I decided to sew.  This is a small selection of tissue travel covers.  They will make nice stocking stuffer!!  As you can tell I have lots and lots of fabric.....

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I am busy making quilted fabric bags. The small ones are great for sunglasses.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

got my clean sewing machine back today..YES!!  I started making small carryall bags.  They are so fun and will make great Christmas gifts. We had a few at Art in the Bag and the girls loved them.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Here are the finished fused purses with seed bead for handles.  Very cute! Thanks Kelli for the idea...
I very busy day wet felting!! It is a lot of work but so beautiful when it is DoNe!  Thanks Jeri!!
The heart soap are also handmade but not today...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Just a few cute little fused purses for ornaments or charms!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Here are a few of my many many lanyards I made for Art in the Bag and my friend Gail's church.
You know me I always have to be doing something.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Adding hearts to felted bags.  We are planning an open house at Smiling Turtle on 12/6 & 12/7.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Join us Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hot Shops Art Center
1301 Nicholas St,
Omaha, Nebraska

2:00-4:00 pm

For an afternoon tea with hors d'oeuvres, sweet delights and live jazz music featuring a silent auction of handcrafted bags, purses and totes.


Fashion Show
Omaha Wallflower will have a line-up of vintage and hand crafted fashion to delight
Sponsor a Bead
select a lampwork glass bead to donate and write a special note for the child recipient.
$5 per bead

Other fabulous fun!Glass bead lampworking demonstrations
Your Mother's Closet photo booth
Creation Station
Real Princesses of Omaha
All proceeds will benefit
Beads of Courage program
at Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Adults: $20 in advance

Join us Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hot Shops Art Center
1301 Nicholas St,
Omaha, Nebraska

2:00-4:00 pm

For an afternoon tea with hors d'oeuvres, sweet delights and live jazz music featuring a silent auction of handcrafted bags, purses and totes.


Fashion Show
Omaha Wallflower will have a line-up of vintage and hand crafted fashion to delight
Sponsor a Bead
select a lampwork glass bead to donate and write a special note for the child recipient.
$5 per bead

Other fabulous fun!Glass bead lampworking demonstrations
Your Mother's Closet photo booth
Creation Station
Real Princesses of Omaha
All proceeds will benefit
Beads of Courage program
at Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Adults: $20 in advance
$25 at the door
Students: $10
The All Member Show at the Hot Shops.
"Spread your Wings"

Here is one of my favorite beads.  I created this hummingbird for the All Member Show at the Hot Shops.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Look at my Christmas cactus in October.

I just love making flowers on stainless steel rods.  Just add them to a salt and pepper shaker and have a cute little creation.  These are available at Midwest Lampwokers Guild's All Member Show at The Hot Shops on 13 & Nichols through October 26.  I am working Thursday the 16th.  Or join us for Art in the Bag 10/26 2-4.  www.artinthebag.com
This is one of Jim's best breads ever.  He baked a New York Rye.  It smells so good!!

New Items of Interest

This one of  my favorite uses for lampwork glass flowers.  Tanya McGuire created this wonderful Hobo Gypsy Bracelet.  I took her class at Smiling Turtle on 156 and Center.  Tanya is a great teacher and outstanding artist. I can't wait to make more with my beads.
ME