Sunday, January 24, 2010

Daisy Arrangement

SO thrilled with how this 'early spring' arrangement turned out! Daisies, tuberose buds, peonies, roses and hydrangeas - they're all there in this square vase arrangement!

I tried several graduated colours of clay on a few flowers and I am very pleased with the colour combination (such fresh and clean huses) and texures of the flowers used. I have been arranging blossoms that I have made over the past couple of weeks and there are LOTS to choose from on this worktable. I listed this one into my Etsy shop - take a peek!

I have also found a new source for containers - I can hardly wait to fill them with lots of clay flowers - what is your fave colour combination these days?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Wedding Co. Show in Toronto

I am so delighted to be a part of The Wedding Co. Show taking place in downtown Toronto this weekend! This is a fantastic show for any bride-to-be who wants to meet with upscale, unique vendors. I am very impressed with all of the booth presentations and the friendly vendors. So many unique and stunningly beautiful ideas for your all aspects of your wedding.

Great to also reconnect with a classmate from my days at Ryerson University. Catherine Langlois designs the most beautiful contemporary and romantic wedding gowns from her studio in Toronto

New this year was an area of the show called Handmade Stand. It spotlights Etsy Artisans, many from the Toronto area - some of the most talented! It is a great idea and attracted lots of attention from the brides. I featured a white hair gardenia that fit in well right along side other Etsy Artisans. I had lots of lovely compliments on the clay flowers and following the show, these items will be given away through draws - follow for details. If you would like to see more hair gardenias and other examples of my clay flowers, please visit

Back to designing - I have so many little sketches, swatches and colour combinations floating around in my head and in my sketch book - I hope you will like them!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lovin' a Sunny Thursday!

I working on some Valentine clay flower projects and some cute Valentine greeting cards. I thought that thought this photo would be uplifting today! It is sunny (and cold!) and I have had a challenging couple of days with my vehicle! Ugghh!
After 2 boosts this week and a flatbed tow to the dealership today, the conclusion is...the back wiper motor had seized up and was draining the battery - thankfully, under warranty and I can get it back today. Just little wrinkles like this that can put your day behind. Hope your day is going well!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Resolution - 2010 - It's Going to be a Great Year!

So, what has taken me 10 days to wish all of my loyal friends and readers a Happy New Year?!! Seems I have been pondering and trying to carefully consider what to write. Many of the blogs I read have such inspirational and motivating words these days - I have been busy!
Starting with "My Word for this Year"...a great idea for everyone, whether you own your own business or not. From Ali there is a superb list of words - my friend Vicki chose CHANGE and my pal Julie is going with EDUCATE. I chose mine before reading through Ali's list. My word for this year is FOCUS - there are so many positive applications of this word for me to achieve!
I have been busy in the studio working on some wedding items, valentine's day treats and uplifting home decor pieces - all out of clay!
I hope you will follow along this journey - leave me a message with YOUR word for this year. I forecast that 2010 is going to be a Great Year - let's make it happen!