Sunday, January 31, 2010

Getting Ready for the Buyers Market

I'm way deep in preparation for the Buyers Market of American Craft show February 11 - 15 in Philadelphia.  I'll be sharing all of the new work very soon - but here's a little 'metal mantra' to keep me driving forward with my best stuff yet!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hearts for Haiti: Etsy Metal Clay Style

Here are some photos of a charm bracelet created by the Etsy Metal Clay team as a donation to a worthy charity. There are 25 silver, bronze or copper charms -- some with gemstones, some with polymer clay, some with concrete or enamel or resin; but every single one made with love.

The bracelet is for sale via the Hearts for Haiti shop on Etsy THE BRACELET HAS SOLD!!! and is only $350 - that is a crazy good style bargain and providing aid for people so desperately in need.  Get on over to the shop and get yourself a piece of EMC awesomeness!  FREE SHIPPING because we love you.

The artists involved in this amazing project are (in alphabetical order)
*Click the name to visit the shop

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hi Watson!

Just saying HELLO WATSON to Watson.

I know in my heart that WATSON WILL CALL ME when he reads this.

You are on my blog WATSON.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Seriously people? Really?

Get off your butts and vote today in Massachusetts.  I don't care who you vote for - just go VOTE.

Dial back the selfish instincts - give a thought to the greater good and vote.


Nice thoughts aside.  Scott's photo is right justified today to remind folks of his right-wing stance.

Vote for Martha Coakley to preserve the health care bill in Ted Kennedy's name.

A Perfect bill? Not by a long shot.  A start at something critical to our country and your fellow citizen's long term survival? Yes.  Let's get something passed and work hard to make it 'more perfect' as in "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Mitten Pendant made it to Etsy's Front Page!

Well that's a nice way to start the week!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Fare thee well, you fabulous girl

Fare thee well Alexandra, we hardly knew ye. A foodie, a traveler, a wit. Alex was too young, too funny, too smart, too sweet, too snarky and far too fabulous to leave us so soon. While there can be no doubt that God needed another angel, we are left one short on our team.

Sending love and hugs to all those who knew her and especially those who loved her. As for me I'll just sit home and cry.

:::::::::::: Update 1/6/09

To quote Alex's mom "She would want you to live for today. If you have something nice to say -- say it today. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it." The wisdom and kindness of a mother in mourning for her only daughter.

So I'll buck up, and try to do better at those things. Now go say something nice to someone.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year: 2010

It was a Dremel XBR 400 (with jig saw attachment) & DeWalt kind of day!

Today is the first day of the year, so why not tackle a project that's been out there for oh, five years or so. I removed a layer of particle board (formerly covered by carpet that was also removed) on the landing at the bottom of the stairs to the basement. All I have to say is the contractor who originally half-assed job this deserves the full Barton Fink wallpaper treatment at home.  Mission successful with the help of several other tools and some creative swearing.

Tom and I made Giada DeLaurentiis' amazing Beef Short Rib with Tagliatelle as a birthday treat for his brother Henry and our friend Harold. A lively dinner and good company to kick off the new year is a good thing.

I hope you cooked something amazing with and for people you love too.