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Jewelry Club

What started out as an opportunity for one of my special education students to make some new friends  turned into daily unofficial “jewelry club” – 1/2 hour of teaching jewelry making to a growing list of 3rd grade girls every day. That special ed student has become a rock star and I am even seeing […]

Cowboys and Angels


Cowboys and Angels.  Isn’t that a wonderful name for a shop?  Located in historic Sykesville, Maryland, this cute little boutique is packed full of all things western….

Including the most mouth-watering selection of cowboy boots!!

What else do they sell?  Necklaces and […]

Taking the next step

“Those are lovely” someone said.

“You really should sell your jewelry”.

And so, another adventure begins.

I’ll let you know how it turns out.



Looking Forward to a New Year of Creative Adventures

Wow!  Is it 2014 already?  I have to say that last year seemed to just fly by.  Of course I was busy with the usual stuff – teaching, gardening, plus getting my kid off to college. Then there was all of the wonderful creative stuff – Attending the Spellbound Art Retreat, working as a […]

A New Beginning

When people ask what I do, my immediate response is “I teach”.  That’s how I’ve always seen myself.  That’s what I have always wanted to do as a career. Being able to serve others in this way is so rewarding – I simply love my job as a special education teacher and find it […]

On the Studio Table Today

So let’s just come right out and say that Pinterest is an amazing source of inspiration.  No matter what your interests, you are sure to find all sorts of ideas and images to get the creative juices flowing.  I had found a picture of altered spoons a while back, which led me to a tutorial […]

Reflecting and Recap of 2011

Bee Warm!

It’s hard to believe that 2011 is officially old news – I guess it’s time to look back, take stock and reflect on the past year.

I started off the year with a commitment to become more healthy, and thanks to dear friend Robin R.who provided constant encouragement, and the support and […]

A Wee Bit Scottish

This past weekend hubby and I attended the most wonderful wedding of a very dear friend.  He and his bride chose a Scottish theme for their special day, and while there are no ancient castles here in Maryland, The Cloisters, a house built in 1932 in the style of a medieval castle, proved to be […]

Regrouping, Rethinking and Reinvigorating

After my amazing trip to CA in August I jumped in feet first to teaching a new program at work with some pretty amazing kids.  I had worked out the most of the logistics during the summer, and was really excited to get this program off the ground.  Happy to say that it […]

Organizing my Studio – Summer Update

Way back at the beginning of the year I decided to try to get my sewing studio organized.  The various unfinished projects and piles of materials and supplies had reached a horrifying crisis level and I was determined to take care of it once and for all!  Of course, life intervened in the […]