Saturday, March 21, 2009


If you recall from a previous post I was asked to participate in a swap "Art-in-a-Carton" You create some artsy pieces & mail them off in a carton (or carton type item) to 3 fellow artists.
Cathy Minerva was the great lady that started me on to this. She sent some fun goodies in a can & I too used this idea. We don't drink anything in cartons so .... I found these fun little paint cans (at Menards) that I just covered in paper & embellished.
Then the fun task of filling them hmmmm I decided to include the things I love to make so that was simple;
1. mermaid shell ornie
2. pixie's in a pail,
3. faux cupcake,
4. fairy ATC's,
5. paper doll,
6. altered envelope,
7. art goodies (found objects)
So that in a nutshell er paint can is my version of art-in-a-carton
If you'd like to learn more go to the website
I had a blast & can't wait to receive my 2 other cartons but better yet hear what the other girls thought of mine. :0)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

sneak peek new line of Sorbet jewels

Spring has sprung - well almost......
In honor of tomorrow kicking off spring here are some of my newest items I'm calling Sorbet Jewels. I'm making bracelets & earrings (sterling silver plated wire) with all glass beads.
Aren't they just yummy?
They will be available on my Etsy site soon (see link on right side)- as in this week. I'm getting ready to add more to my shop. It's pretty much bare now. I'm just home for a quick lunch so as soon as I have more time to play.....
Happy Spring to you all & Sorbet hugs.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Carnival Day

we munched on animal crackers - Yummy

everyone wore Party Hat's - (I made this for a past swap)

King Gizmo attended the carnival with me, but got a wee sleepy

Wee tiny clowns I have several & will find some way of using them or else Etsy

Image from the book: The Circus Baby - we just loved the elephants

Yes, it's finally here the best carnival in all of blogland!

Are you in the mood for fun? Do you love majic? Do you love carnivals? Do you have an imagination?

Well get yourself over to Lisa Kettells Carnival Soiree if you didn't make it yet be sure to go. You won't be sorry you stopped by.

Lisa is the Queen of Carnival she welcomes you right in & promises fun & inspiration.

I was hoping to create some "Carnival Art" in honor of the day, but alas time got away from me please enjoy my photos, & try some of this super easy melt in your mouth Recipe for Caramel Corn.

Hulless Caramel Corn Puffs

1 bag hulless / puff corn
1 stick butter
1/4 white Karo syrup
1/2 tsp salt

Microwave above ing. on high for 2 min. Take out & stir. Microwave again on high for 2 min. Take out add 1 teaspoon vanilla, & 1 teaspoon baking soda. Mix well. Pour 1/2 of mixture over puff corn in large brown grocery bag. Shake well. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Remove & shake well. Add remaining mixture, shake well. Microwave 90 seconds, remove shake well. Micowave another 90 seconds. Remove, shake well, Spread on wax paper to cool.

Let me know if you try this :0)


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Fever

(above) A collage of a few of my pieces in detail

picture courtesy of: Martha
Celebrate spring by decorating your breakfast egg cup with fresh blades of grass. Simply place a few green leaves around the edges of the cup before the egg. Breakfast becomes a spring surprise.

Where is spring? It finally (here in Ohio) hit 5o today & people were trully rejoicing. Seems we are all a bit more than ready for it. With spring comes fun & pretty artsy ideas & decorating. I love the shabby chic & pastel look. The estate auctions / garage sales & just plain fresh air! It's a wonderful time to shop for those oh so old & discarded vintage treasures. Right now I frequent several thrift stores & it makes my day when I find something special.

I also look forward to the flower gardens. I'm a perennial grower with a few containers for annuals. I have to get some of my favorite Pansy every year. Last year I started a darling little Fairy Garden. Do you know about these? :0) It began long ago in Victorian times with little girls tending their own wee flower gardens basically so that Mother could get things done. The fairy gardens can be rustic or not. It's a very personal thing. It's very interesting that they now have developed actual wee or miniature plants - How adorable right? Yes! I even had a miniature evergreen tree. I don't think it survived the winter but most everything else did hopefully. I'll take a picture when it's back this SPRING! Until then fairy wishes your way.