Friend Feature  The Happiest Gift of Jewelry from Happy Art Studio

I was honored to be a guest artist at the Happy Art Open Studio last weekend for a holiday sale.  I met Tami Rodrig, the artist of Happy Art Studio, on the craft fair circuit this year, and was immediately impressed.  But, as it turned out, I have been a long-time admirer of her work ever since my husband gave me a lovely set of Happy Art earrings and necklace several years ago. Tami is a mixed media artist who began making jewelry when she moved here from Israel years ago—but her jewelry is just one of the many successful branches of her creative business!

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CMH Studio  Keepsake Christmas Stockings from Cheeky Monkey

I have a very special felt Christmas stocking that was made for me by a close family friend when I was a baby. In my view, it was always bigger and more beautifully embellished than anyone else’s, and it made me feel like the most important girl on Santa’s list!  This year I started to make felt Christmas stockings for Cheeky Monkey.  My love for Scandinavian imagery inspired these fun Dala Horse Christmas stockings in classic Scandi colors!

 

Dala-Horse-Christmas-Stocking

 

I am also experimenting with using beads to personalize the stockings with a name….which I love!  We have a large collection of straw Yule Goat ornaments, thanks to my mother-in-law, and they are the inspiration for my newest Yule Goat stockings in two colors.  (more…)