Thursday, May 30, 2013

Frida Installation

Fae Ellsworth brought in a number of Frida Kahlo inspired pieces which I then complemented with a consigned jewelry and clothing piece as well as the upcycled furniture piece I did. It's complete with candles, a Mexican tin candelabra from the 30s. In the past two days, I received a pair of well-loved leather boots that I thought completed the look, the paper flower I made and a knitted bunch of cacti from Becca. It's adorable!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Apricots Ready Soon

This is your notice...bring a basket, bag or two to three weeks there will be oodles of ripe fruit! Get your grandmother's favorite recipe out of the card file and start thinking about all the ways to enjoy apricots. My favorite is right from the tree.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lemon Magic

Better day, more comfortable in that ol' skin again. I ran across this prickly pear cactus variety exploding with perfect blooms memory of veterans.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Showy Bird of Paradise

I needed color today to compensate for not quite fitting in my skin...that can be painful. My neighbors provided a dance, move the energy session and later a Cosmo. Nothing seems to have helped.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spring Magic

This little girl is counting her eggs before they hatch, but I'm counting on her!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Spring is Springing

I saw too much today and can't choose between the chandelier in play, flowers and so on. It did sprinkle a bit and things pepped up after a summery week.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

In a Rut

It occurs to me that I haven't posted any interesting things lately, not like last year at this time...randy is away and I'm at the shop all day! So I took myself outside and found a little treasure...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Incredible Cactus

It's been a beautiful spring in the canyon...I'd venture to say that summer is here arrived yesterday. Lovely visits from locals all weekend and great new patrons coming over from Las Vegas. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


The Spectrum newspaper added a lovely article about the store in this week's Hurricane Valley Journal.  

Elan Magazine also included an article about my new adventure in the May issue. My thanks to everyone who has been so supportive.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Matilija Poppies from Coffee Filters

I found a how-to on the internet for making these coffee filter paper poppies. I call them Matilija Poppies. They are very cool and I used sewing pattern paper from the excess of previous patterns for the center of the poppy. I like the white and craft paper contrast without the color.