I do most of my Christmas shopping online these days, but when it comes to clothes, I do like to see it, touch it, and feel it before I buy it. So, earlier this week I got in the car, turned on the Christmas tunes, and ventured out to the mall. Let me just say […]
I am not sure what my fascination is with making fused glass snowflakes. Maybe it’s because I have fond memories of snowy winters in New York. Maybe it’s because snow is such a rare event where I live now in Houston. I don’t know, but I do know that a lot of you share this […]
I just put these pieced in the kiln. The top piece is an early holiday piece. The bottom is a stacked glass piece. I’m pretty sure everyone who has ever fused glass has made a stacked glass piece. This will be my first. It has 98 pieces of glass in it.
Earlier this year while thinking about fused glass things to make and sell for the 2010 holiday season, I came up with the idea of a fused glass Christmas wreath from recycled glass bottles.
I wanted to tell you about a group of very talented people that have banded together to create Indie Artisans. On http://www.indieartisans.com you will find an ever-changing collection of the best handmade has to offer.
Here are the new Christmas coasters I made in the studio last weekend. I used more of a moss green than the traditional Christmas green giving them a more updated feel. Green stringers in two shades of green remind me of pine needles. I should have called these “Pine Needles & Holly Berries.”
My last post was about one of my pet peeves. Another of my pet peeves is stores that sell Christmas merchandise earlier and earlier each year. It used to be you never saw Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving and you certainly couldn’t buy holiday items until after Halloween. Over the years it seems that retailers have […]
As a newlywed couple, our first tree had to be perfect. We lived in New York City and drove 2 hours to a tree farm. We spent over an hour walking around the farm looking for a perfectly shaped tree.
Stocking stuffers. It was trying to stay within a budget while giving our kids a terrific Christmas that resulted in an inventive way to save money, and started a new family tradition.