Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Amulets and Valentines Amulets Stone Carving Workshops at The Rosseau

Today I was at The Rosseau resort in Minett, conducting a stone carving New Years Amulets workshop from 1:30pm-3:30pm. I ended up staying till 4pm because a few girls joined us late and I wanted to make sure their amulets were drilled and cording tied with adjustable knots. Beautiful necklaces were made all around which included abstracts, a dancer, a guitar and hearts. Unfortunately I did not bring my camera to document the afternoon! The idea for the workshop is that while carving you think of your New Years Intentions or Resolutions and the energy is contained in your finished necklace. It is the third year I have offered this workshop at The Rosseau. Last year I offered Valentines Amulets workshops as well and will do so again this year. The date this year for the Valentines Amulets workshop is on February 12th from 10-noon. For the Valentines workshop you can think of your loved one(s) as you carve, it's very meditative and your love will energize the stone. I will try to remember my camera!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Bird's Eye Maple Teething Necklaces

Cirvan made teething necklaces out of bird's eye maple so they are hard enough to be gnawed on by our baby nieces. They look beautiful and are functional and soothing. Finished with hemp seed oil, they are safe to chew on.

Friday, December 24, 2010


Cirvan and I had a blast designing, making & painting these Shields for some of our nephews. Each one has a symbol of a Greek God as the kids have been reading the Percy Jackson and the New Olympians series. Our daughter helped out by finding the symbols for Apollo, Artemis, Hades, Poseidon, Ares, and Zeus on the internet and sketching them out for us first! We hope the boys will enjoy their gift! Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Gift Making

I have 14 nieces and nephews I want to make gifts for. I have completed 8 gifts now 6 more to go! I love giving a handmade gift because I think it will be cherished. I had fun making this stuffed turtle and this purse made with vintage floral fabric from Miss Nelles Antiques in Baysville.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Year of the Bunnies!

My daughter calls this purple one "Splitzen" because he does the splits.

Getting a head start on the upcoming Year of the Rabbit by making a couple stuffed bunnies as Christmas gifts for 2 of my nieces. They sort of look like Alien Bunnies!