Friday, February 22, 2013

Chicago International Workshop

We have been working feverishly to prepare new items (I'm really excited about!) for the Chicago International Show. If you will be attending the show, please stop by our table to say hello and take a look at the items that we will be introducing.

If you interested in taking a workshop, we will be teaching the vintage style Glitter House and Sleigh. We'll light it with your choice of a white or red LED, construct a tiny little sleigh and create an itsy bitsy Santa made from a real pinecone. Just like the antique versions from yesteryear! You'll learn techniques for working with LED lighting, paper and wood veneer. This will be a fun, shorter class. Students will likely leave with a finished project. How often does that happen?!? 

Glitter House and Sleigh workshop at the Chicago International Show.

Friday, February 1, 2013

So Sweeeeeet!

I am enthralled by vintage valentines. I find their designs, colors, and text irresistibly charming! So, I decided to celebrate the season of love by capturing the nostalgic feel of those vintage valentines in this decorated hutch.  Of course, the scene wouldn't be complete without a few luscious chocolates and a lighted glitter house!

Kits for Valentine's Day are available from

Cupcakes pops from Kim's Mini Bakery.
I wanted to give the glitter house a sweet, alluring a Betty Boop sort of way. See the rosy cheeks and detailed mouth? Tiny window awnings give the appearance of eyelashes. A path made of heart-shaped pavers leads up to the door and the heart-shaped base is decorated with a fence with the tiniest details. Perhaps it's a bit over-the-top; but isn't that what Valentine's Day is about?

I hope your Valentine's Day is extra sweet (and a little spicy too)!

Glitter house kit, LED lights and other Valentine's Day kits are available from