Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

I know most people think of Valentines Day as a day when your husband or boyfriend sends flowers, chocolates or perfume. But my sweetest Valentines memories were of my mother giving us presents and cards the morning of the day.

I am particularly thinking today of those who will not receive or give Valentines. I know its hard not to receive one, but the great paradox of life is that by giving you receive.

So its never too late. If you are having a hard day today, give a little something to someone. You will be blessed for it. Even a phone call or a short note. Go do it…

Avery Happy Day to you!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Trip to an Orphanage in China

I got back two days ago from 10 days on a journeyI will never forget…

One of my best friends, Brook called right before Christmas and said God had told her to take me with her on a trip to China to work in an orphanage. The regular workers had the week off for Chinese New Year and so they needed volunteers to come and staff the orphanage during that time. I cried at the thought and said yes without hesitation.

Had I known what I would encounter I probably would have said "no I can't do it". Thank goodness for ignorance as I would have missed the passion I would encounter. There were days of tears and fears and days of intense laughter. Everyday was filled with singing as that was truly the language they understood best.

We fell in love with the six girls we were given to care for. This was no typical orphanage, it was a special needs orphanage.We were asked not to show actual pictures of the children so I am going to show you some little paintings I did of the girls and share a some words I wrote about our time:
There were 6 little girls in room 16
There were Duai Duai,Shoe Way Yaoling, Rejoice, Coral and Xing Xing
Each was unique in a very special way 
Each loved to dance to sing and to play
Meal time was around a table square
Where big spoons or chopsticks were tools for the fare.
Bedtime was a breeze with matching striped PJs
While morning was challenge what to wear yea or nay
They so love afternoons outside at the park
badminton, balls,bubbles but the scooters won the mark
They rode those wheels round and round and round
No one could miss the really joyful sound

Talking was different with a language not known
They loved seeing pictures taken with our iPhones 
Coversations often happened without a sound
Just a hug or a nod understood the bounds. 

It was sweet though so hard to say hello and then goodbye
We tried very hard to smile and not to cry
We will never forget the 6 little ladies in our hearts
But with Jesus as out Father we will never have to part.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Make a Christmas garland class at the studio

Join us this Saturday at the studio to make a Christmas garland!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ceramic Saturday for November 16th plus photos of wreath making class

This is the class coming up for this coming Saturday:

There will be a choice to make a ceramic Christmas platter or 5 Christmas ornaments.

We had a great time last Saturday at the wreath making class!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Saturdays at the Studio

Between now and Christmas I have planned some "Saturdays at the Studios" with my daughters ! We thought it would be fun to invite you to join us to make some really fun Christmas things. 
Our first "Saturdays at the Studio" will be November 9th from 2-5pm. 
We will be making a Christmas wreath with greenery, felt,wood, paint, and a big metal heart made in Belgium.
It would be perfect for your front door. You will get to paint , wire and glue your way into a beautiful handmade wreath to take home. Sounds fun? Come join us!!!
The cost is $55 for everything.
Please email me at
or text at 281-785-0755
to tell us you can't wait to come and reserve a spot.
Can't wait to see you!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

It's the Wedding Season

Where have I been?? Yikes!!
A wedding season is here and I have been busy designing.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dress Plus Sweater

I have had one of the busiest Christmas seasons ever and never have been able to put out my open I am doing the next best and trying to post some last minute things with great prices.
So today it is some of my little girl dresses with a matching sweater. This is a skirt plus sweater plus doll plus tights!!!
You can find it here. The elephant doll has a matching dress.
This is an apron dress plus sweater plus doll plus tights. Find it here

This is the cutest bunny fabric in a little high waisted dress/jumper plus sweater plus doll plus tights.
Find it here

One last one for today is a jumper plus sweater plus doll plus tights.
Find it here.
Hope you are having a nice day. It is one week until Christmas Eve....
Hard not to think of all the little children in Connecticut......
Keep praying for the families.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Pop Shop This Friday and Saturday

This weekend I am participating in a Christmas PopUp Shop in Houston so I thought I would share some of the pieces that will be there. The pieces will also be listed on my Etsy site. The little ladies from Sisterly Ties will also be there!!

 Little oval bowls

Wooden Christmas signs painted on old cabinet doors

 Large oval platter


Tiny round bowls

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet
a book on kindness

My Etsy

S is for Shepherd

S is for Shepherd
ABC book with scripture is in its second printing


my online shops