Category Archives: Holiday Hoopla

Happy Holidays!

{click on image to download free printable pdf} A little gift to print out and color or use for embroidering. Wishing everyone a beautiful and joy filled holiday weekend!

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Free Embroidery Patterns

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD  For the last couple of years, I’ve made a free printable embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving, and I’m afraid I am running late this year. So, I am making up for it with two! An everyday, “it’s … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

I wanted to capture a few moments, for memories’ sake, of Thanksgiving day with two of my most precious guys. I also did a super quick and simple centerpiece that is still on the table. Probably will be for another … Continue reading

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wood slice bird ornaments

I wanted to quickly get some pics up of these little bird ornaments. They are made from dogwood slices, painted and then coated with encaustic wax. Last year I made a bunch and they all sold so quickly that I … Continue reading

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day of the dead jewelry

I decided to play with my skull beads today. My friend Tammy sent the little colorful skull beads and I was able to make two pairs of earrings and a colorful necklace. The larger butterfly (mariposa) bead was given to … Continue reading

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Halloween 2013

Here is my little Skeleton King and Minecraft Creeper. Yes, I really did cut and glue hundreds of green squares onto a box and paper bag. Happy lights, Scary Pizza Faces, Witchy Cactus A great night with the kids. I … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead art

The Day of the Dead celebration is quickly approaching and I am, as always, inspired to make more Day of the Dead art. Calavera Wood Block It has become such a huge event here in Tucson, and it is not … Continue reading

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gifts in jars

I made a lot of gifts in jars the week before Christmas. I made candles out of soy wax and essential oils, lemon-coconut oil sugar scrubs and breath easy chest rub (link:see#8) for my mom and sisters. I also made … Continue reading

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The Sweet Book of Candy Making *Book Giveaway*

I received a beautiful book from Quarry books, called The Sweet Book of Candy Making by Elizabeth LaBau.  It is simply mouthwatering flipping from one page to the next. Sadly, most of the candy involves dairy and as I get … Continue reading

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holiday decor

Here is a few more decorations I’ve made for my home this year. Painted and glittered pine cones. I want to add ribbon and hang them on the tree outside, but not sure this will be happening. I’m wishing I … Continue reading

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