25 October 2007

Inspiration in small pretty packages

Hey all, I am enjoying my visit with Joleen who is up from a very smoky Southern California. Fortunately, neither she nor any of her family has been affected by the fires and I learned today that my friends parents were safely back in their home after being evacuated. Joleen came up partially to do a holiday photo shoot with our family and those of some of my friends. Here is one of the shots she did of us. As usual the little outshines either Mom or Dad so this image of her with our legs is pretty par for the course in our family :) Actually Joleen got some very nice shots of the three of us but I am holiding those back for holiday cards :) If you live in Southern CA I urge you to consider booking a family photo shoot with Joleen. She is fun to work with and is great with kids. I am not just saying that because she is my friend either...

In other news, Cerri from Little Pink Studio contacted me a few days ago asking if I was going to Silver Bella. Alas, NO I am not. About one art retreat a year is all I can manage with a wee person in the house. She is unable to attend either and we were lamenting about how we feel left out of some of the excitement that a lot of our fellow bloggie buddies are sharing. We're seeing lots of teases for great stuff for the boutique and class preparations and swaps.. and dang it, we feel left out! Well, Cerri hatched a plan to bring a little excitement to NON- Silver Bella attendees by inviting a handful of crafty bloggers to create KITS for special projects that will all be offered up for sale the weekend of Silver Bella! We're happy to announce... the Joli Paquet project!

Currently there are 7 great gals signed up to present packets of artsy fun; including Cerri, Holly, Lori, Heather, Joleen, Cheryl and yours truly. Joleen and I have already finished our initial kit offerings and I am working on another smaller one as well. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.


  1. what a great idea Heather...i can't wait to see what you girl's come up with...

  2. i forgot to say: what a wonderful pic of your little sweetie...she looks very cute!!!

  3. Oh what a great idea! I'm so bummed that I will be missing Silver Bella too. This would be a great way to not feel so left out.


  4. What a fun idea!!! I will be at Silver Bella, but I CAN'T wait to see what you all put together!!! I hope there will be some available when I return!!! I know everything will be fabulous!!!

  5. Heather...
    What a great idea!
    Anxious to see what you all come up with...

  6. That little pixie is a cutie. That is a great idea ...waiting to see what you come up with.
    Come for a visit.

  7. She is SO adorable. What are your kit things? I don't get it....(I'm feeling a bit challenged thse days......)

  8. Sounds like another great idea you've come up with Heather. I too am lamenting about not being able to make it to Silver Bella. Thanks for thinking about all of us left behind!

  9. hello heather,

    your daughter is so precious! i want to speak with you regarding a banner for my website and blog as i am starting a new business that i am very excited about. please contact me at: gerremedley@gmail.com as soon as you can.

    thanks so much!

    warm regards,

  10. adorable child,had all mine for the weekend,we gathered pecans for holiday cooking,visited and having a bueatful day here.

  11. What a great idea, Heather! I am a Non-Silver Bella too...looking forward to what you girls come up with.

  12. Gee Heather, this photo of Hannah looks just like a miniature of you!! She is so beautiful - I was using our Bead Art Recipe Book the other day & that picture of her on the front made me smile, my how she's grown