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Baby shower book marks

48 Custom order Baby shower book marks in the theme of blue and brown. Can’t wait to see their reactions.

Make your own Charm Bracelets – Toronto


Painted plates for all occassions.

I have had a full week off of work. Thank goodness, it was a much needed break from the insane-ness that we call movie making…. Well I have had time to let my creativity flow and my paint brush work its magic. I love a blank canvas, for my case a blank plain ole’ plate. I stare at it for minute and think of the color or shape or style. Then i start. I don’t have any pre-determined ideas before hand. I don’t sketch on paper what i want, i just look at the plate and whatever comes to me.. comes

I was a bit lazy about posting. Thats the truth, until a kind fellow blog reader emailed me and asked if I had drawn any plates recently. I think its been about 3 weeks since i posted. Well that was last night. First thing this morning i picked up my canon and took my plates outside and snapped away. I was SO pumped that there ARE devoted readers out there who do check back on my blog to see if anything new is going on.

Here is to you… you know who you are.

I not only do plates for my creative benefit, but I draw them for people, for special occasions, for birthdays and for weddings. I have requests every two weeks or so for a plate, usually wedding related, but its is hard for me to part with some.

I am drawing a plate for a person on facebook who saw my painted plate on my page. Updates to come sometime next week… with the finished product.

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Bible plate for Oma
Happy anniversary to Keith and Rosalee
A plate for Claire
Peacock plate for Micheal and Shirley on their wedding day
A plate for mom


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Ceramic painted bowl

 I painted this bowl last week. Its only today i had time to take photos and put it online (Thanks Shawn for your help)

I didn’t really have many ideas for this one. I just started drawing leaves and ‘flowers’ and vines and it grew from there. Im not a fan of painting on bowls, its difficult and not flat. But i didn’t mind working on this one since i only drew on the edges (unlike some other ones)

I am considering putting this on etsy to sell.

What do you think?

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Bible plate for Oma
Happy anniversary to Keith and Rosalee
A plate for Claire
Peacock plate for Micheal and Shirley on their wedding day
A plate for mom

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Xmas plate on a blue crackle ceramic

I bought this blue crackle plate this weekend (in blue, dark green, lime green and dusty rose). I choose to start with this plate first, it reminded me of the cold winter days and nights, I was sitting in Shawn’s living room and his mom has this candle holder with hollies (or berries) and leaves… I had an idea.

I used a pebeo silver (porcelain marker) and drew leaves around the darker parts of the plate. I embellished the outer area with S curves and berries.

I used my pebeo dark pink paint and the tip of a paint brush to dot the corners. I picked up a lot of paint on the brush and dotted around the edges until the paint was no more. If you look closely the dots are large then become smaller.

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Bible plate for Oma
Happy anniversary to Keith and Rosalee
A plate for Claire
Peacock plate for Micheal and Shirley on their wedding day
A plate for mom

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Vegan Cupcakes

I have been meaning to make a batch of Vegan cupcakes ever since my co-worker Tom gave man a vegan chocolate cupcake from OMG baked goodness in Toronto.

Yes that was about 3 weeks ago… I haven’t had a moment of time to do so.

I did some research and found this recipe at Allrecipe.com but had to substituted some ingredients for ones I am NOT allergic (or intolerant to) – You can surely try out the original one for yourself. I am sure it tastes fantastic!

Ingredients (of the original recipe)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Ingredients (of my recipe with alterations)

  • 1 cups teff flour
  • 1/2 cup of rice flour
  • 1/4 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup soy milk

1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and sift out larger chunks.

2. Combine all wet ingredients and mix.

3. Combine both bowls together and mix it until its the consistency of frosting.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and let it bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cupcake rises and crackles.

This recipe yields about sad cupcakes or 7 happier ones. I used 2/3 of my batter with my version of the recipe and the last 1/3 i added some organic roasted almond butter.

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Christian Baby shower

Custom order for Anna of 24 Baby shower bookmarks. 12 blue and 12 pink. Is it a boy or girl?

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Five Charm Bracelets

Half a day of my Victoria long weekend i spent crafting 5 bracelets to put on Etsy.

Blue, Green, Red, Orange and Pink

They are all made with either a leather corded bracelet or silver plated chain bracelet. They all range from 7.5″ to 8″ (seems like the most common)

I hope they are enjoyed by many. They are stunning. I wore them for half a day and they did not fall off. I was NOT worried. No need for a safety chain.

Click to view my other beaded bracelets:

A charming Oma
Custom order for Russia
Charm Bracelets galore

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Custom order for Anna @etsy

I was contacted by Anna in Russia about 2 bracelets she liked {that were made previously for someone else } They were loved and taken away by a co-worker already last week. So I made a similar pink charm for her.

She also loved the yellow bangle and ordered two of those.

They will be shipped shortly. Yeah! Its my first order from Russia! And hopefully many more. (she is showing these to her clients in Russia, so it could possibly mean much more crafting)

Thanks Anna! I hope you like these.

Click to view my other charm bracelets:
Charm bracelets Galore (Made for Malik on Alphas)
Charm bracelets for Oma

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Charm Bracelets Galore

I made these three bracelets on my day off (Sunday). I hardly count Saturday as a day off because I always get home between 5am-8am Saturday and sleep for a few hours then eat then fall asleep playing video games.

This bracelet is similar to the one i made for Oma. (read about it here). Minus the metal punched letters on copper with “O-M-A” on it. I put two bail and chain charms with one that reads “MOM” and the other that is an angel on the back it says “made for an angel” I used glass charms with sterling silver centers and alternated between a glass charm and silver charm.

This bangle bracelet is sterling silver I bought it in a pack of 4 from a craft store. You unscrew the silver ball on the end and add the charms that you like. Its secured on both ends with ‘screw in’ charms that holds the beads in place. I alternated from yellow glass charms and silver charms.

This one reminds me of summer. I just wish if i wore more summery clothes it would feel that way. Its FREEZING outside. Thank Goodness it starts raining at 9pm and we are inside by then. I hate working in the rain. I get more grumpy

This bracelet is made from a sterling silver chain (Don’t know if that is the right term for what it is…) Like the pink one it alternates from silver charm and glass bobble charms. I added some of my new purchases like a rocking horse charm and the snow man.

I think my most favorite silver charm in this bracelet is the little crab with teal jewels on its shell. I ordered that one from this jeweler in Montreal. And my favorite glass bobble charm is two beside the crab which is this light blue with white dots (it reminds me of clouds in the sky).

Hope the person who receives this bracelet will love it as much as I do (Yes like all the other pieces i make I want to keep it)

8 more hours left in the day before i need to sleep. Time to play some video games. Bye

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