I'm working on Christmas gifts and this is one of the items that will go into Victorian hat boxes, that I've been collecting. I will add Crazy Quilted Eye Masks to the boxes. Once my last class is over, the sewing machine will be humming! I've been collecting for months, small vintage cut-glass cruets and old glass containers, for the bath salts. Each jar needs a bit of ribbon and a label. I had labels made for all the items. The bath salts blend is made with Lemongrass and it smelled heavenly in the kitchen while assembling the salts. I purchased stalks of Lemongrass at the grocery store and dried in the dehydrator and then cut into small pieces. My plan is to fill several old glass wine decanters with bath salts blends, and keep those near the bath tub. While making these salts, I received a huge bag of fresh lavender stalks from a friend in Oregon. Those are drying and will be great in another bath salt blend. The therapuetic benefits of Epsom Salts is amazing.
On Saturday, I also made 250 organic dog treats. Jacks's little bed lies beneath the oven, and he was happy to "test" the dog treats, made in 3 different sizes. Using over 18 cups of organic oats, pineapples, papaya, coconut, and cups of pecans, harvested from my Mother's pecan trees, I made batches of our favorite granola. The dehydrator was humming with basil sun-dried tomatoes. What a treat to spend time in the kitchen, creating.
Received a BFA in art, lithography, and marketing.
Earned Couture Level Beading and Embroidery Certification from The House of Lesage in Paris, France.
Have written articles for creative magazines in the US and UK. Designed booklets, patterns and kits for Simplicity, McCall's, Better Homes and Gardens, Bucilla and Plaid Enterprises. Produced and appeared in videos for creative arts clients.
Have appeared in a variety of TV segments on QVC, HSN, Discovery Channel and Aleene's.
Wrote "The Complete Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery" and "The New Ribbon Embroidery".
Teach embroidery and surface design classes nationally and internationally.
Fortunate to have a studio at our farm.