Sunday, November 13, 2011

growing together

Not sure if you remember my wedding invitation, but we invited our guests to "watch us grow together like crystals." We were serious.
During the ceremony that gave us the official title of husband and wife, we each tied a knot on a piece of monofilament that bared a tiny seed crystal on each end. Once tied, the knots were submerged into a crystal potion.
By the end of the evening our knots had grown together into a beautiful crystal!
We used Figgy's fabulous alum crystal formula and it worked like a charm. A charm we will have forever!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clay Mushrooms

Totally slipped my mind... I  forgot to tell you guys that I made clay mushrooms on Martha's show today!
They couldn't be easier to make and the outcome is super sweet. Paint them grey for your Thanksgiving table or toadstool red for Christmas perhaps?! Or if you just love whimsical mushrooms like me, you can stick them in the soil of your house plants for all year round!
I developed these clay mushrooms over my time off in the summer if you remember... I thought I would get around to posting a few for sale on Etsy, but just never got around to it. Hopefully this weekend I can make that finally.
If you are interested in trying to make them yourself, you can watch the how-to video on and I will be posting a photo how-to on thecraftsdept blog soon as well. The clay is called Laguna Dry-Hard Clay—it can be purchased through Amazon.

3 things Pico loves...

1. Being involved in any craft project I am in the mist of.

2. Snagging a head rub whenever she gets a chance.

3. Hanging underneath Ashley's shirt and peeking out once and awhile to check out the scene.
3 things I love: Pico, Ashley and scissors.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the people that MAKE Hermes

 Interesting videos of the makers behind Hermes products. Hearts and Crafts
Give it up for the craftsmen!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

GREEN pins

pin it

I think I've started an addiction to Pinterest. My digital pin boards are cultivating and my search for more inspiration is enslaving. Organizing imagery and ideas is what I used to do on my desktop! It became overwhelmed with files and folders and I would forget what I had already archived. Pinterest is the epitome solution
You must start pinning!
Here are some of my pins from my "black grey white" board: