Sunday, July 8, 2012

Switching to Wordpress

I've been using as a platform for several websites that I created and now manage. Because I really to love most everything about wordpress... I've decided to make the full plunge and jump over to wordpress for my blog as well.

Here's the link - to my latest post about a nuno felting class that I taught this morning.

I hope you'll continue to follow my love of wool and music over at!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Such a great time at Patchwork this year! The Santa Ana location was truly UNBELIEVABLE! Thanks so much to those who came out!  And, a big thanks to Nicole of Random Nicole and Delilah of The Road Less Traveled for putting it all together!

OOOO and Please like my new facebook page - - I've decided my group thing wasn't working - and although I had almost 800 members, it's time to do an actual page... so please join in the fun!


Here's a few photos from Santa Ana -


 And - Long Beach!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

We'll be in Long Beach today, and Santa Ana next week!

Come say Hello!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Earlier this week, The Musical Theatre Community has lost a dear friend and a true talent.  John Bisom was honestly the most lovely man I have ever worked with, and although I was only lucky enough to do two shows with him, I'm heartbroken over his passing.

Here's my favorite of the clips that have recently been posted in his honor.

And, here's my favorite Johnny B memory.  From what I recall this fan, who I believe had autism, would learn the entire score to all shows that were done at Musical Theatre West.  Although the film is dark you can feel the love he is showering on this young man.  It is one of my most beautiful and vivid musical theatre memories.

David Engel recently posted info about a memorial fund that has been created.  Here's the info.

"A not-for profit donation fund has been created for John Bisom.

The John Bisom Memorial Fund will defray Johnny's outstanding medical expenses and settle his final affairs. All remaining money will be used to create a John Bisom Scholarship Fund and each year a high school student in Johnny's hometown, Long Beach, will be awarded funds for studies in the fine arts.

The fund will be administered by Musical Theatre West.

Tax deductible donations should be made out to:
Musical Theatre West, memo John Bisom Memorial Fund.
4350 E. 7th St. 
Long Beach, CA 90804-5546

MTW will soon have a donation link on their home page and will be set up to accept donations over the phone as well.

Goodnight sweet prince. Your light will be dearly missed. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Birthday

Our little man is 3 months old today!

I've been away from blogging while we focused on kissing his little cheeks. So a quick update.  On 11/11/11 at 1:23pm, a super sweet, super kissable, super EARLY Frank Patrick decided he couldn't wait any longer. At 5 weeks early, he jumped ship - and after having been on bedrest for 5 weeks, this mama could not have been any happier.  He was itty bitty - but completely healthy. He knew his time had come, and he wanted a really cool birthday.  

We are having a blast, and learning how to get by with absolutely no sleep.  AND - Frank's seen a show, been in a show (video coming soon) and sat in on auditions!  

Happy Birthday Little Man! It's been such a journey already, can't wait for the adventures that lie ahead! 

A few pics from his first month with us...


 Itty Bitty and his Great Grandma.

love the cousin love - from my sisters blog.

 Tiny Toes!

So much love to give.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time to hit the PAUSE button

    This has proved to be quite an interesting week.  I went in to the doctor last Friday for what I thought was a pulled muscle. It turned out I was having contractions. After a few follow up appointments we learned that this little guy in my belly is really eager to meet the world sooner than he should.

   I've been put on complete bedrest.  For those who know my crazy schedule this is quite a drastic change.  This not only means I've stopped teaching/directing children's theatre until next year... but all of my upcoming craft shows and classes have sadly been canceled/postponed.  No more big belly's selling crafty goodness for now.

    My emotions have been all over the place. I go from worrying about his health, to being selfishly sad about all I'll be missing out on (like Nick Cacciola and Jamie Price's wedding, aka The Wedding of the Century in NY, which we were supposed to attend at the end of the month), to being overwhelmed with gratitude because my family and friends have been so helpful and supportive, to feeling empowered by the choice to stay put and make the health of our new family most important.

    The first night after learning about my new "condition" my friend Chris Shin posted this lovely video on Facebook with the comment "Breathing."  While I know he had no idea what was going on in my life at the time, I could not believe how apropo this sweet little song was.

    This has become our new theme song. Hang On Little Tomato!

Just hang on, hang on to the vine
Stay on, soon you'll be divine
If you start to cry, look up to the sky
Something's coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead

And so I hold on to his advice
When change is hard and not so nice
You listen to your heart the whole night through
Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you

Friday, September 23, 2011

Marketplace at Dragonfly - This Sunday in Orange

So, if you can pull yourself away from Vogue Knitting, you should make your way to the Marketplace at Dragonfly Shops and Gardens in Old Towne Orange.

Here's a few of the pieces I'll be bringing to welcome in the fall followed by the show info.

I'm also planning another make and take felted moustache table. Learn to needle felt your own mustache!

Vendors from all over Orange County will be selling their wares: 
Clothing, Vintage Handmade Jewelry, Hats, Bottle Cap Jewelry, Feather Extensions, Button Wraps, Fabric Flowers, Lighted Bottles, Decorative Cake Plates, Shell Art, Gourmet Cookies, Swarovski Crystal Accessories,
Holiday Decorations, Hair Accessories, Home Décor,
Children’s Fashions, Baby Clothing and Accessories, Candles,
Homemade Soaps, Wind chimes, Scarves, Tole Painting, Photography,
Mixed Media Artwork, Potted Succulents, Handmade Wooden Boxes,
Beautiful Butterfly Art, Yard Décor, more Jewerly,
Skin Care Products, Gourmet Food and much more!
Raffle Prizes-No Purchase Necessary

Dragonfly Shops and Gardens
260 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866