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!



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!




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…)