Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Irish Pub by The High Kings

Happy music for a happy day! Enjoy my favorite lads Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy, Finbarr Clancy and Martin Furey - The High Kings. They will be performing at the Minnesota Irish Festival in St. Paul on August 15, 2010. We're flying up from Texas, and hope you can join us there!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My husband thinks I'm "Blooming" Crazy!

Yep, my dear husband's an engineer, and a very fine photographer too.  Everything he makes is done with a precision that is agonizing for me to watch.  His work is fantastic, and was the origin of our online gallery. 

...and then, there's ME!  His polar opposite!  He just shakes his head when he enters my workshop.  Take my flame fashioned organza flowers for instance.  I like to purchase fabric because it "calls me", not because I have a project in mind.  It sits and ages until we get to know each other well enough to become creative partners.  This beautiful rainbow organza decided to take on a new life as beautiful blossoms. 

I assisted by cutting and applying the heat.  I allow each petal to mold itself, holding it gently near the flame as it twists and curls into a petal or leaf.  Then I mix and match the petals until we are all happy with each other and I have a bouquet! 

I'll add beads or button centers as they come into full bloom.  I'll sew or glue each blossom into a pin, hairclip, pillow accent, or bookmark so that it can find it's useful place in society.  After all this interaction, I'm sad each time one of my babies leaves me for it's new home. .... and once again, Dear Husband just shakes his head.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Christmas Shopping!

Just did a bit of Christmas shopping and it's not even the middle of July yet!  But the deals I've found were just too good to pass up!  We've joined the elves and are hard at work adding goodies to our shops.  The Zibbet sale is in full swing.  Shop early for best discounts & selection.

Join our Christmas in July celebration! We're offering 20% off for one week, 15% off 2nd week, then 10% off to finish out the SHOP NOW 

No coupons required.
Find tons of sales on zibbet by searching "xmasjuly"