The work I do is all handmade and I wouldn't dream of doing it any other way. I use only quality material (acid & lignin free) and everything comes from a happy, smoke-free home!
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"My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strenght of my heart and my portion forever"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back to school crafts!

Decorated chocolate bars to celebrate the beginning of a new school year!

Now that my daughter started school, and knowing that little kids have sometimes mixed feelings about starting school and leaving mom; I made a "mom" for each kid in my girl's class. The teacher (who is a doll herself) provided me with the info on what the moms looked like. I crafted and laminated them and the kids were instructed to bring their "mom" along for the first week of school. It was such a cute idea! Too bad that not only I forgot my daughter's "paper mom" on the first day; she was so happy in her new school she didn't even notice I was gone! :)

Paper Mammas in the making. I am the one with curly brown hair in the purple dress.

Close up of the school-themed chocolate bars. Cute!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ghirardellis in a box

Ghirardelli chocolates in a tiny box I made for the men who were nice enough to read to my kids during "Boys Only" week at the Library!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mother's Day cards

Mother's day cards I made for the extended family in Wisconsin. I really loved the way they look, and they have glitter glaze on the outline. My mom decided she wanted something even more unique, so she didn't get one. I'm sorry I didn't keep one, 'cause I LOVE the way these turned out. Guess I'll make some more!

Hodge Podge

One of my favorite scrabble tile pendants, with a matching tin.

Shukran is thank you in Arabic. When a Lebanese friend cooks something for you you don't just make a thank you note, you make a fancy "Shukran" note! Chocolate covered marzipan is inside.

Banner for a ladybug-themed baby shower, cut from sizzix dies.

Wall Decor a sew-crazy friend asked me to make.

"Kitty food" milk carton I gave to my friend whose kitty passed away. Gala didn't buy that whole "no, that's not candy" bit...

Recent crafts...

The mother's day card I made for my mom. She's a shoe person, I'm not.

Thank you notes for some really nice mammas who thought of the librarian for teacher's day.

I recently started making pendants out of scrabble tiles and I'm totally hooked! They're so easy to make and addictive, and I love the glaze!

My friend María Molina asked for a cool pendant for her daughter. She's a huge Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fan, so I knew black and purple would be just right. The little tin works as a gift box. Love it!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Easter treats... and CAKE!

Yummy easter treats for our friends at church and the teachers who take cake of our baby so Mom and Dad can attend sunday service.

This yummy cake isn't chocolate, but paper. I made it for a friend who did something very nice for my family.

So after the chocolate cake, all I could think of was... I gotta make more paper cake! So here it is, lemon cake. Oh, yum!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Recent orders...

Chocolate covers that a friend ordered for a unisex baby shower...

little post-it covers my friend Marivì gave as Christmas gifts...

Three different shaker boxes, so fun to make!

Tags for every occasion, love that color combo!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sock monkey felt coffee sleeve!

Few things are as cute as sock monkeys. This was whipped in 15 minutes out of felt and is meant to be used as a jacket or coffee sleeve. Isn't he adorable?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Banners & Birds

Banner for Caleb...

...And one for Amy...

...and yet one more, for Natalia

These pretty birds are meant to be a mobile for my sister in law Carolina, who is about to open her dance studio...

They're made from recycled pressboard, and decorated in black and white motifs. I love how they turned out!