Saturday, December 29, 2007

We survived!!!

We had a lovely Christmas and hope you did too. Now I am ready for SPRING!

My very best gift was being with my family... and my second best gift was a big wad-o-cash for a VACATION! YIPPEEE! I see palm trees in my future!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


ready!, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

What a relief... Now we just have to bake cookies and wait for Santa. After yesterday's crazy warm weather today's winds have brought wintery temperatures and grey skies. It certainly feels more like Christmas and I am happy that I won't have to be looking at pale Texans wearing shorts in December.
Of course I am freezing as I do whenever it is below 80. My dream Christmas would be a day at sea on a Cunard liner somewhere near the equator. Ah, bliss...
Off to make cookies...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

favorite things

favorite things, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I wish I could leave this out all year...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

LOVE this!

My sis and I are feeling rather festive!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I AM going to wrap presents!

Really, I mean it! Just had to make these...

Look for them in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Instead of soldering, wrapping gifts or housecleaning, today I made another WonderLand. Shame on me... I am actually further along in my holiday prep than usual. I really AM going to wrap presents and I'll solder this evening, but I just HAD to make something!
Look for this Wonderland in my shop...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ginny's WonderLand

This custom WonderLand is headed across the pond to Ginny in Hamshire, UK. It was a joy to create and I hope she loves it!

Friday, December 07, 2007

the sweetest pink trees

the sweetest pink trees, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

These trees are approx. 9 1/2" tall. I have some extras which I am willing to sell for $12.00 and that includes shipping (US only). I will mail them promptly. Just email me if you're interested.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

a change of plans...

The 6:00 am phone call is rarely good. When Laurie called me this morning I knew it was not to chat. Turns out she need a ride to the ER. Oh, no biggie... just CHEST PAIN! Long (and I do mean long) story short, she's okay, but spending the night being watched, having some tests done and watching some pretty good free movies. I spent most of the day and all evening with her and let me tell you ... these guys were nowhere to be seen. Nope, only their dorkier, homelier colleagues were on call. Just my luck. And... if that wasn't bad enough, Laurie's room is 2 doors down from my old room, where I spent a week in hell last January. Creepy! I even recognized two nurses from my lovely visit.
Good news, though~ Laurie will most likely get to come home tomorrow and her heart seems to be okay. The chest pains are probably related to her recent bout with pneumonia.
And I have an excuse for not doing any laundry today.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

opulent WonderLand

I cannot stop making these... I need an intervention!
Listed in my Etsy shop...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

blue mood

Made a special order shadowbox today and this blue and silver one. Find it in my Etsy shop...

Monday, December 03, 2007

deluxe WonderLand

deluxe WonderLand, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Okay... off to attend to my real duties. Ijust had to make one WonderLand before rejoining the real world, though. Find it here...

I soldered!

Yes, at last I gave in and spent a beautiful (77 degrees!) afternoon soldering pendants. Whew! I still have about 30 to solder, but I got quite a few completed.

I am offering a limited number of Christmas pendants at a special holiday price that is super-low AND there is free shipping. Check out my Etsy for these one of a kind pendants.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Of course I could not stay away from my glitter for long. Made this little fairyland this evening. Find it in my Etsy shop.

must stop...

Making these shadow boxes is addicting. My sweet Kate and I are off to Christmas shop . Can I leave my glitter for a few hours?? I think I'll take some along in my pockets.
This Magicland is available in my Etsy shop...

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Well, I have almost entirely neglected my duties today. Here's the proof. I am dusted in glitter, the sun is sinking in the west and I have added these to my Etsy shop...

avoiding housework

Yes, that is my passion... neglecting my chores. Glitter and glue beckon. How can I resist?

Made a few things last night after dinner. I haven't soldered yet... I always have to fight it for a few days before I give in and pull out the soldering iron. I received a stay of execution and do not have to have the pendants done until next week!! Of course, I really SHOULD go ahead and do them... aaarrrggg...
Anyway... these trinkets are in my Etsy shop...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

shades of Marie Antoinette...

I have just added some of these gorgeous feather fans to my Etsy shop.

I actually want to keep them all for myself, but I must share like all good girls are taught to do.

Today I must solder. I have another mountain of pendants waiting. Anyone who'd like to come over and help is welcomed!! I will supply you with pistachios, coffee, beer, candy canes... you name it!! See you soon... right??

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

DreamLand on Etsy

Here's a new shadowbox listed in my Etsy shop.
It is a cool, but gorgeous day. I think my sis and I may run the roads a bit. Of course, she'd probably appreciate if if I got dressed first. Later...

Monday, November 26, 2007

new on Etsy

Just listed these pretty sets of tags in my Etsy shop...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Dreamland, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I am in my favorite state... covered in glitter!

I've listed a few new items on Etsy...


Wonderland, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

The chilly weather that arrived on Wednesday has finally gotten me in a holiday mood.

Check out my Etsy for this item and other holiday creations...

Friday, November 23, 2007

angel bottle

angel bottle, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I am in a post-Thanksgiving stupor, but did manage to collage this old bottle. Find it here...
New in my Etsy shop...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nativity collage on tin

Nativity collage on tin, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Found a second to make some art!!
Find it here...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

autumn in my yard

autumn in my yard, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Two days in a row with no time for art. This does not make me happy.
But I did have a nice lunch with my dear friend, Laurie. It was her birthday.

It was so pretty and warm today, but tomorrow the big chill descends. It was inevitable.

autumn on Flickr

autumn on Flickr, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I am trying not to hate autumn... The colors are nice...

Monday, November 19, 2007

chaos theory

Ugh... an artless day. Some bizarre urge came over me (probably started by a rainforest butterfly flitting about) and caused me to spend the entire day cleaning closets. Thank heaven my sis came over and helped me out. I was lying on a pile of wire hangers (ouch) and giving up around 3:00 when she arrived. Fortune was on my side as she had just come from therapy and was well prepared for the insanity of my cleaning binge.
The best thing was purging my outrageous heap-o-shoes and carting two sacks of them out to my car... next stop Goodwill. God, I hope I don't buy any of them back!
We have a big, cool closet under out stairs that Will loves to use as a camp. My sis named it The Nugget (?? size? tastes good??) and it is fitted out with a TV, PS2 and a pile of pillows and blankets. What more could an 11 yr old boy ask for? Anyhow, The Nugget falls into disrepair at times and becomes more like an actual closet... filled with crapola and unuseable as a boy-cave... so today I returned The Nugget to its favored state and I can now guiltlessly send my baby boy to the closet! Mom of the Year retains her crown and septor!!
So, all in all a good day... but tomorrow I must make art.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

happy first anniversary!

My little Will swinging with sis-in-law Shawn and big brother Jake...

I can hardly believe that my son and his wife have been married a year today!! They are so sweet and happy! I am so proud of them... working and attending college. They are so good to each other! What a blessing to know my son has such a dear and loving wife!

Millie and the Blue Flowers

Ah, my Christmas spirit was short-lived. I was feeling blue, so a blue assemblage was created. Find her on Etsy...


Wonderland, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

It is so warm here... like late spring. I LOVE it! But the holidays are near so I am making Christmasy things. Wonderland is available here

Saturday, November 17, 2007


irresistable, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Spent the day working on (not in) my studio space. It is an on-going quest of mine to make the space tidier and more functional. Mostly I move things around and vacuum up glitter.
My sweet daughter is stressing me out so much. She is going through an emotional growth spurt, I think. She is 18 and I am wishing that she was 4 today. I miss my little girl...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

more to solder

more to solder, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I think I'll make another batch or two and then I WILL solder. I must do this before Thanksgiving so that I'll have a bucket-o-pendants for the shop. McKinney's Dicken's festival is the weekend after Thanksgiving and there will be a shopping frenzy. I need to be well stocked.
Today I am off to scamper about with my sweet sister, Juli. We are going on the hunt for cheapo bling down in the bowels of Dallas. Treasures await!!!!
Chilly here...

my sty... er I mean studio

This is how I roll... Despite my best efforts, I am so messy when I create. I try so hard to not be a slob, but I get too caught up in the process to remain tidy. I DO clean up often, but my work space always looks like this when I am creating. sigh...

love these!!!!!

bizarre holiday decorations, originally uploaded by sugaroni.

Found this pic on Flickr... great ornaments from Marshall Fields a few yrs ago...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ugh... time to solder

ugh... time to solder, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Sea Glass

This is Sea Glass, the beautiful house at Cape San Blas, Florida where we vacationed with our dear friends, the Lawrences. I would dearly love to be there today enjoying the view from one of the fabulous wrap-around porches...

collage on vintage tin

collage on vintage tin, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Well, it is November 13th and still wonderfully warm here in north Texas! Though I fight it, I truely hate cold weather and the long, bleak days of winter. And I don't like autumn. There I said it. It always feels so sad to me. Everything is dying... ugh.
I absolutely could not live one inch further north. One more day of chilly weather would kill me.
But, it is lovely now and I will survive the cold when it arrives.
I need an island, though... the sound of gentle surf on a sugar sand beach... my soul's harbor...

Monday, November 12, 2007


sweetiepies, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

I love thse sweet images! Made these pendants last night. They are listed on Etsy... well not all of them. I ran out of time.

Etsy pendants

Etsy pendants, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

some sweeties that can be found on my Etsy...


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