{Sweet Little Cuffs}









I started these cuffs back in May 2014. All that they really needed were a few more buttons and lace to tie them around the wrist. This week I sat down and finished them. It felt good to complete them after they had been sitting waiting for so long. Lots of vintage laces, mother of pearl buttons, and seed beads on each one.


{Spring is Spiffy}



Hello! I am so happy to be writing this and the birds are chirping, snow is melting, and sun is shining. It really was hard the past few months when “winter” really hit here. It also wasn’t much fun if I did get out using a cane in the snowy, icy, yucky mess. Isn’t it nice to go outside even if the grass isn’t green and breathe the fresh air? I’m just sharing so random things from my life the past few weeks here as most of my art gets started…but never completed at this point.


This jar in my studio area will be filled with random baby shoes. The pair you see was given to me by Terri Heinz of Artful Affirmations last December and I adore them.

My daughter moved back home 2 weeks ago, and things are more chaotic in some ways around here. I am very happy she is here even though we are on opposite schedules. She has moved into the basement, and let’s just say it was a mess down there before she even came. I am looking forward to having her here and so far we ventured to Joann Fabrics to pick out this fabric for a skirt I am trying to sew for myself.



I recently acquired my Dad’s signet ring and am so thrilled. I’ve admire it ever since I was a little girl, and was so pleased that it fits my finger so perfectly. I love heirlooms and this one has to be in my top of things inherited.

Instagram continues to be a source of fun for me because things can be posted so quickly there. If you have an account…I’d love if you would follow me: instagram.com/sugarlumpstudios

I hope it is spiffy and springy wherever you are! :-)

{Hello March}





Hello and Happy March!

As I write to you from the arctic world (at least it is about zero today), I wish I could tell you I’ve been super busy creating amazing things. I have been creating, that part is true…but finishing what I started is another story.

The weather in February well made me feel…meh to say the least. No motivation and focus. In fact, focusing on things is something I will be working on.

So today I welcome March, I know spring is around the corner and I made it through the winter (barely). I am sharing some cards and a journal spread I worked on using my new BigKick machine. I do love it so, but it is very tiring to use still with my hands. Important thing is I CAN use my hands and I try to remind myself daily of that.

I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world…and we ALL know that spring is just around the corner. Happy Sunday! :-)

{Menagerie of Altered Canvases}







I wanted to share a few altered canvases made over the last several weeks. Using cabinet cards, ephemera, mother of pearl buttons, antique lace, tissue papers, paper doilies, and embellishments. I guess you could say that my mind has and art is in altering mode.