Monday, February 14, 2011

slowly unwinding

Max loves his utensils! He always has a spoon handy, just in case he finds something delightful. Big sister is sporting her new expression of exasperation, something we're seeing a lot lately!

The other favorite toy, bumpie alien ball, sees a ton of action.
This dress was a joint project between my friend Jessica Wiesel and myself. She made the scarlett silk dress and I embellished it with black lace, vintage sequins, crystals and ribbon.
Here are some of the bead strands Greg brought back for me from Tucson (from the top down):
emerald chunks, tunduru sapphires, green tourmaline crystals, rough cut diamonds, rainbow sapphires, pink and green tourmaline, andalucite and my prize.....teal alexandrites. This stone is unusual because it shimmers like labradorite and shifts color between pink and teal under different kinds of light. Now I just have to figure out what to make with my new lovlies.
Time is passing so fast! Just yesterday I was spending every moment working towards finishing goods for Tucson (which was great for us, by the way) now I can hardly believe its over. After spending so many days working way past midnight, I felt like relaxing, nesting and crafting (of course!). My friend Jessica Wiesel came down for the week and a half that Greg was gone and we had the best time! Here's a brief list of what we did/made:
- 16 jars of blood orange marmalade
-5 jars of bacon jam
-3 variations of chocolate pudding (a specialty of mine)
-vanilla madelaines
-sweet potatoe and kale soup
- doll kimono
-silk doll dress
-mini books
-suit for a doll
So, basically we feasted non-stop and sewed doll clothes. Yeah, I was in heaven. I'm taking a few more days to unwind, then its back to the studio, or the kitchen table.


Unknown said...

LOL look at Azaleas face no doubt when she is older yall will get a chuckle at this picture! They are so beautiful your children and isnt Max growing! Those are some really beautiful gem stones Greg bought you.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Hi Cynthia!
Any of the new stuff left over from Tucson?? Will it be hitting the website?

Unknown said...

Look at that cute boy and the attitude behind him! Henry misses his BFF!

somethingunique said...

I am new to the blogging family. i love your blog & have your book Enchanted Adornments & love love it! thanx for writing it! i refer to it often! ;p

anj said...

sweet potato & kale soup - sounds amazing. I have both in the fridge! Thanks for the idea.