Simply Stated

Kate Parker from SimplyStated a blog from, shared my work with her readers.  I was honored to have her write about me.  Grateful I am to be able to make things with my hands and make people smile. Kate said “Handmade gifts have that extra special, personal touch – and it’s always nice to… Read more »

Sleek, modern, simple and elegant.

I could not think of just one description for these lamps, so sleek, modern, simple and elegant it is. A wonderful source I have that makes wood veneer pliable and sturdy for lampshades. Cherry wood is my favorite, the glow is so beautiful, amazing that it is real wood. I was making a large pair… Read more »

Nothing better than a good scrap yard.

Scrap yards, junk yards, the dump (some people call it the transfer station, so it sounds better), are great places. I have been a recycling for years.  People throw away wonderful pieces of metal. The more industrial the better,  I have a true love affair for it.  Old fence pieces, iron findings, scrap metal, you… Read more »

A Feather in Your Cap

I think all chandeliers and sconces should wear hats. Tiny expressions of one’s soul.  There are hats for crystal chandeliers, hats for simple sconces, and hats for any style of fixture you can think of. “A feather in your cap” came to mind as I was rummaging through my racks of trim, I stumbled across… Read more »

Mother’s Day around the corner, something to make them smile

May 10, 2009 is this years day to celebrate Mom’s.  No matter if her children have 2 or 4 legs (not to say that us humans have more than 2 legs, but my children are 2 Jack Russell’s and they should join in the celebration).  I blogged about my Memory Boxes in December and the… Read more »