Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
~Aunt CC is JAMMIN~
How fun to have these 2 darling nieces as your models!
No wonder CC’s mixes creativity, fun, fashion & uniqueness to create stylish handmade pieces for your little one.
CC’s was started in 2010 by Collyn Hawley, a newlywed, clinical interventionist for children with autism, & owner of a mobile spray tanning business. Growing up in a creative & very artsy family, "CC" began sewing at an early age. She remembers learning from & helping her mother sew quilts when she was just 8 years old.
CC is inspired by her two energetic and vibrant nieces, Ava & Mia. She takes her passion for fashion and love for children to create high quality customized pieces that are affordable.
"I am so excited to be a part of JAM. I can’t wait to take my ideas and make perfect outfits for your prince or princess!" - Collyn
Andi on today's Sonoran Living segment with owner of JAM, Shauna Jean:
"So, what do you do with the many pieces of jewelry that you have been given over the years?
You know, the broach that your Great Grandma gave you that is missing a stone, or the single earing that you know you will never find the match for. I store all of mine in a drawer that only gets opened maybe once a year.
Shauna Kupetz, owner of JAM , on the other hand, turns her junk jewelry into a beautiful jewelry topiary, and now you can too.
Here's all you need...
- You'll need a store bought topiary mold
- Ceramic, metal or wood base
- Wooden dowel
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Sturdy wire cutter for trimming jewelry
- Floral arranging pins
- Ribbon & or burlap garland
- Combination of your own jewelry junk and store bought items from your favorite craft store
The How To's...
- Fit foam mold into base
- Dowel into topiary mold
- Dowel into base mold
- Start pinning and gluing your jewels to topiary mold
- Adorn with ribbons, paint, burlap garland etc.
Jam teaches several classes each week from how to make a yarn wreath to making jewelry topiaries. Check out their website or give them a call for more information."
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
What is new or up & coming on Winifred Street you ask?
We asked Terry where her love for what she does comes from, and she said, "I lose myself in the project and go with my flow. Creating is very calming, relaxing, energizing, stimulating, validating, promising, nurturing, forgiving." That would explain why we see all this in her work. Terry says, "I’m just a girl in the world who has something to share through words, quotes, art, heart."
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saison Dupont (love!)
Papago Orange Blossom (love!)
Left Hand Milk Stout
Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi
Redstone Meadery Sunshine Nectar (yummy - kinda like wine and beer fused)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
After many years as a stay-at-home mom, Rayetta Nathe started her business, rayetta’s homemade treasures, in 2008. Colorful, functional bags along with sweet baby quilts are Rayetta’s specialty. She enjoys using vibrant, contemporary fabrics to create unique, handmade creations.
Rayetta grew up in the Phoenix area with 3 brothers. When one of them was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, it was devastating news. As a result of being moved by the support of her brother’s community, she decided to volunteer locally to assist people affected by HIV. To combine her passions for sewing and helping others, Rayetta made the commitment to donate a portion of the proceeds from every bag & quilt to an HIV agency.