Saturday, November 28, 2009


wearing red and white flower hairbands. Taken in the studio Saturday by Dominic Lee, of Priory Studios, Stillorgan, County Dublin, Ireland.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Audrey and Abby....

my beautiful nieces...wearing MFAccessories!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Child Yoga at Radiance

Max is now delirious and very relaxed!

Friday, November 20, 2009

visit me at City Arts Market Saturday December 5 at Historic Eastern Market-House

it's official! I'm vending my third year at City Arts Market on December 5 at Eastern Market (King Street Lancaster). Check out all my new accessories there, just in time for holiday shopping.
Pick up something for yourself too at my stand. My bright flower brooches and hair bands look great with that little black dress...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

drop off today at State of the Art

in East Petersburg...thanks Jenny! (stop in and she'll frame all those cool art pieces you have sitting around...just in time for Christmas:-)
check out the paintings by my Indie painter friend, Maggie Mowery (, and more great pieces Jenny has from other local artists here in Lancaster.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I really do love Freecycle.

Oh my...I "requested" a dress form Friday night on Lancaster County Freecycle...
I thought one might be cool for my shows...
within 10 minutes, I got a reply...a woman .24 miles from me! when I got there, low and behold she had two! they both needed a little adjusting...both are vintage. with clothes on, they really work. I can dress them up and they can wear brooches at my shows!
(Max calls the little one (I just lowered it so it can sit on my table)
"my little sister."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New brooches at Lancaster Yarn Shop

It's been a busy week of recovering from my unexpected surgery, and getting back to normal with preschool and working at my part-time job. AND I'm up and making flowers again. I created a new batch for the Lancaster Yarn Shop these past few days, and delivered them to the store there in Kitchen Kettle Village this morning. See the finished result above, and the red one in progress. Each phase of felting is simple but interesting how fast you can get from A to Z. I think a lot of beginning a new art form is getting over a fear that you'll mess up your supplies. Once I get going though and practice a lot, it's very comforting for me to make things.

I have a few days off now, and will start another set of flowers...I'm truly considering a December show, but I'm holding off on my decision for a few days to see how it goes.

I am trying to stay calm and content and collected and new mantra after four nights in the hospital. No more coffee has really helped...but in a way, this is a chilled out way to end the year.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

what a week...

The past week has been a crazy blur. On Halloween day, after picking up some candy with Max, I had such chest pains i thought I would die the moment I walked into my house. That night, Matt ended up taking Max trick or treating down the street, and i stayed home and passed out candy.
The next day, as we were getting ready for a vacation to Maryland to see the Smithsonian museums in D.C., I decided to take myself to the emergency room to see what was going on. My chest and back had continued to hurt all day, and I thought it's not wise to not get myself looked at, especially since I'm a mom!!!!
so off I drove to Lancaster General, where I underwent tests until 11pm. At midnight, I was admitted to the hospital where I was told my gallbladder was infected and I'd need to have it taken out. On Monday, after a second (initial) surgery was ruled out (thank God), I went in to the operating room. Everything went "well", although they underestimated my pain medication so they literally pulled me off oxygen, and the next second I was saying, "i'm hurting! I hurt!" and shaking and panting. Kind of a mess.
But two more nights in the hospital, and lots of rest lying there watching tv, and eating clear liquids made me better...just missed the guys a lot. I'd never been apart from Max so that was quite hard on him.
Since Wednesday, I've been home, and today was my BIG day out, to my favorite event of the year, "Art on the Farm" at Chiques Creek Farm.

I was able to see the gang, Debbie Serdy of "My Aunt Debbie", Etsy's Maggie Mowery (Happy Silence), and Ann Kimmich and her baby Clay.
Max got out in the sunshine, it was a warm November day. He was so happy to be running around and having fun. He even saw Jessica King spinning wool and said, "she's spinning wool."
So home this week, I've started some Christmas presents and I want to stock the Lancaster Yarn Shop and Peachy Green with new things for the holidays.
best best....