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Hello! My name is Lisa I have been an artisan for many years. I have been making candles for ten years now. I love staying busy and creating!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just one of those days!

Today was just one of those days, having to do a ton of paperwork!
 Well, I failed to do it!
I made a pie and begged the hubby to make 
me something for my ribbon mess.
He made it and I painted it.
The problem is, I have way too much ribbon!  

Monday, November 12, 2012

Burlap Wreath


    1½ yd burlap
    12" wire wreath frame
    1 spool floral wire or 26-gauge jewelry wire
    Wire cutters
    Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
    Chalk or marking pen


1. Cut 3 strips of burlap 5"x1½ yd.
2. Gather one end of one strip and secure it with wire in a twist-tie fashion.
3. Secure the wire to the innermost ring on wreath frame.
4. Next, gather about 6" of burlap and bubble it to desired volume. Secure the end of the bubbled burlap to the next notched section of the wreath using wire.
5. Continue this technique around the innermost ring until reaching the starting point. Secure end with wire and trim excess.
6. Repeat the same technique for the middle ring of the wreath and the outer ring of the wreath. Note: Larger quantities of burlap may be necessary for the outer ring.
7. Once finished, tuck in any ends and adjust bubbles as desired.
8. Cut a strip of burlap to make a bow. Tie bow and secure to top of wreath.

Have Fun!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glitter Nail Art

Manicurist by trade, craft junkie by night!

I love being a Manicurist because it is another creative outlet for me. 

If you can't tell by now, I love to create!

 I just love the glitter and absolutely love what I do!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Reagan's Early Arrival

Our "plan" did not end up how we had hoped.  
We were called at 10:42 pm with my sister saying, "I think I am in labor!".
She was born at 1:15 am. I am so thankful they were only 5 minutes away from hospital and my sister
 did not diddle daddle any longer! 

Last night I started making headbands for her. She is so tiny, only 6.5 pounds.
 I am going bow crazy! 
  Meet my beautiful niece Reagan.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Finished Holiday Plates

This was a super easy and fun project!

Here are some of the plates that I made. 

I can't wait to fill these plates up with holiday baked goods and give them out as gifts. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cute Holiday Fabric Plates

  Cookie plate project for the holidays
This is an easy, fun, and quick gift idea!

You can pick up clear plates at the Dollar Store or Walmart.

Supplies you will need
 Mod Podge (local craft store)
  Fabric (with an all over pattern)

Clear Plate
Sponge  Brush  

I will post my finished plates tomorrow so please check back!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Race for the Cure!

I had the honor of working with a wonderful group of people for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race was held at Fresno State on October 20th

We were called the Ta Ta Avengers! I decided to contribute homemade lip balms for the group to hand out to people as they were walking. 

Featured below are two wonderful women, Cris and Tina. Tina, the captain, was the one who rallied all of us together for the race. Cris, the co-captain, actually battled breast cancer and luckily the doctor’s caught it early on. She is such an inspiration! 

As much as I wanted to attend the race with my team, it was too difficult considering how recently we lost my father-in-law to cancer. 

It was a beautiful day for a wonderful cause!