Maker Faire Bay Area ROCKED!!


Oh my gosh Maker Faire totally ROCKED!

The whole family had a lovely weekend hanging out in San Mateo for Maker Faire!! Ava Blu was my partner in crime and an amazing assistant. She helped kiddos and adults alike, choose their colors and make their Pat-On-The-Back Medallions from my book!  And let me tell you she’s quite persuasive and was my best advocate for the book (she’s got  some real sales skills! :)


It was really nice for folks to be able to get up close and personal with the book. I received so many lovely compliments on the book (which totally put a smile on my face). And it was really cool for everyone to have a chance to actually make one of the crafts from the book.


And let me tell you there were some pretty crafty people attending Maker Faire!  Some of the extra embelishements and add-on folks did to their badges were pretty cool.


I just loved how people took the directions I gave them and ran with it. They repurposed, personalized and added to their badges to truly make them their own. It was really cool to see and watch. Folks came up with things I hadn’t even thought of. Some of my favorite add-ons were the dragon wings and the birthday candles!



I finished off the show by being awarded a ribbon for Best in Class!!! How cool is that!? I was shocked and delighted to find out that I actually had won something. I didn’t even know that they were giving out awards. It was truly a great way to finish out the day :)

Homemade Craft Connection: Angelic Ornaments


Over the holidays I hosted a private Ornament Making Party to help raise funds for my daughter’s school.  It was such a fun evening of laughing and crafting and getting to know these lovely ladies much better. Since it was an intimate affair I wanted to have everyone make something that was personal to them and their families. I asked everyone to send me head shots of the family members that they wanted to make ornaments for and we transformed them into pint-size angelic ornaments.

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I wish I had taken a few better pictures, but I think you can get the gist on how cute they all turned out!!


Wouldn’t these also make a fabulous Valentine’s day Gift for a loved one. I’m thinking about taking commissions, so if you are interested in having someone turned into a pint-size angelic ornaments for valentines day, a birthday, or just because you love them, send me an email and we’ll make it happen.