December 1, 2011

A Bywater Homestead Thanksgiving


There is nothing like being with family for Thanksgiving.  So we set out for the hills of West Virginia to visit my brothers family on their homestead, Bywater. Our little wagon was packed with all the things a little 4 month old baby would need, big-boy toys, and our dog, Magdalena.


A fall harvest of pumpkins greeted us from the herb garden.


The boys hung out in the "man cave". . .
(my brother's wood working shop)


 . . . while the girls made candy houses.


On the homestead is this sweet little house, built by my brother for his daughter . . . I am so jealous!


Since it is hunting season, we dressed Magdalena in an orange t-shirt so she wouldn't be mistaken for a deer if she wandered too far into the woods.


We had a Breakfast Birthday Party for my neice.


Greta enjoyed the festivities . . .


and Buddy, too!


 
A rare moment when Magdalena and her pal, Buddy, were not hard at play. 

We are so blessed to have our wonderful family and we celebrated our blessings with a a great feast.  Turkey, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, mashed potatoes (with lumps, please), homemade bread, stuffing, pumpkin pie and my sister's cheesecake. Mmm . . . mmm . . . mmm!

At the end of the day, we all gathered around the campfire and enjoyed a beverage and good conversation.
A great time was had by all.


November 18, 2011

Capital Style Magazine "Crave"

One of my favorite jewelry designs is featured in this months issue of Capital Style magazine in their "Crave" section.  A version of the token necklace, this 30" ball chain necklace is adorned with a passage from an 1881 bible enclosed in a glass vial.  Other adornments include skeleton keys, vintage brass tags, and sparrow pendants.  Available at SoBo Style in Clintonville.

November 8, 2011

Butterfly Mobile

When the time came to decorate our nursery, I wanted to keep it simple.  A space that I could relax in and be comfortable since I was going to spend a lot of time in it.  One item that I kept tossing around was a mobile for the crib.  I already had a vintage floral chandelier hanging over the crib on a dimmer switch (which has been so nice in the wee-hours of the night).  But the time had come that I needed something more for Baby Greta.  I thought about stuffed fabric birds since the vintage fabric I used in the bedding had some birds among the flowers, but all Baby would see was the bottom.  I wanted something that would be seen from Greta's point of view, but also from mine.  Something lightweight to move and grab her attention. 


 This lovely gift from Sandy from Rhubarb Reign became my inspiration.


 I downloaded a picture of a butterfly on the computer and printed on a page from that antique bible that I use in my jewelry, medallion ornaments and candle holders.


Next, I cut around two butterflies and sandwiched a black piece of paper between them.


I wanted the butterflies to have depth, so I used a jewelry finding and beads, layering the paper between the beads.


Then I added fishing line (or "monofiliment", as my friend,  Katie,  likes to call it) and tied them to the chandelier at various lengths.


I always have a fan on to keep the air circulating and to create some "white noise",
so my butterflies slowly flutter.


I love them . . .


and I think Greta does, too!


So much more appealing then the mobiles at the major shopping chains.  Matches my neutral decor and I used the materials I already had on hand.  Voila!

October 17, 2011

Saturday Trunk Shows at SoBo Style in Clintonville


Throughout the month of October, SoBo Style has been hosting "Saturday Trunk Shows" featuring local artist.  I am thrilled to be included in this group of creative and talented folks.  This Saturday, October 22nd from 10am - 2pm, Hedy Regal Designs will "be in the house".  I am still working on the final inventory list, but be assured that my signature jewelry line of token necklaces and watch part rings will be included.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

SoBo Style is located at 3282 North High Street in Clintonville, Ohio.  Private parking is available behind the shop or on-street parking on North High Street, Como Avenue and Longview Avenue.

September 29, 2011

Artisan Sunday at the North Market: October 2, 2011


Don't miss this weekends Artisan Sunday at the North Market from noon to 5PM.  This is the last one of the season for Hedy Regal Designs.

Olde Worthington Market Day 2011

The Olde Worthington Market Day is one of my favorite shows.  By the end of Septemeber in Central Ohio, Fall has set in and you can bet that the air will be cool and crisp, and the sun is warm on your skin.  This calls for dressing in layers as the early mornings are cold, but by the afternoon you need to peel off a layer or two.  This year was no exception to that.


This year was a little different for me because I now have a little one at home that must be tended to, so getting out the door and off to the show was a challenge, but I got there in plenty of time to get my tent and displays set up for the openning.


I met so many new people and caught up for a moment or two with old friends.  By mid afternoon all the token necklaces and watch-part rings were sold and I was trying to assemble more. 


The day ended at 4:30 and I packed my stuff and hurried home to see my awaiting family.  Overall, a great day that left me with great satisfaction.

August 31, 2011

My best creation . . . ever!

Well, you may have noticed that I fell off the radar this summer and it's because I have been working on my best creation ever . . . .

Our daughter, Greta.

After many years of trying for a baby, our prayers were finally answered in late July.  We are so blessed to have this precious gift from God.

May 16, 2011

Eco Chic Craftacular was Eco Funtastic!

The 3rd Annual Eco Chic Craftacular was so much fun.  My booth space was right in front of the indoor stage, so I had a great view of live music and belly dancing.


This week I introduced the vintage wristwatch keepsake necklace.  The "wallpaper" on the back of the watch case is a page from a 129 year old Bible.  Stunning!


Here I am, 6 months pregnant!


 . . . from my view . . .


Michelle, designer for Goat Hill Productions, commissioned me to make these gorgeous earrings!  I love them so much that I am going to make a pair for myself and also have some available at my next show.


Double-prism crystal earrings with shamrock adornments.


Sweet sparrows adorn these double-prism crystal earrings.



Upcycled trinkets include brass tags from the old coal mines, watchmakers vials, skeleton keys, game pieces and pages from that 1882 Bible.



Watch-part rings were a huge hit at this show!


Thanks everyone for coming out to the eco-friendly show and supporting our local artisans.  Special thanks to the Etsy Team Columbus committee for presenting a well organized and sucessful event right in the heart of our community.

May 9, 2011

3rd Annual Eco Chic Craftacular - May 14 & 15, 2011






Saturday May 14th
10am - 6pm

Sunday May 15th
12pm - 5pm
Eco Chic Craftacular
Outdoor & Indoor
Eco-focused Arts & Crafts Show

Whetstone Recreation Center
Clintonville, Ohio



Join me for the
3rd Annual Eco-Chic Craftacular!

Saturday May 14th 10am - 6pm
Sunday May 15th 12pm - 5pm
Outdoor & Indoor Eco-focused Arts & Crafts Show
Whetstone Recreation Center
Clintonville, Ohio

Vendors challenge themselves to bring
a more “green” concept to some of their wares. This can be done with awareness during all stages of creation:
  • purpose/use
  • raw materials
  • manufacturing process
  • packaging
  • waste produced

Handmade items that are unique, fun,
original, cute, macabre, edgy, vintage, re-purposed and/or upcycled.
Live acoustic music from local bands features some of the areas top talent and gives a fun atmosphere to the event.
Activities, demonstrations and games from Craftacular sponsors aimed at teaching fun ways to think green!

Swag bags will be given away to the first 50 people who make a purchase each day!
Bags will contain samples from exhibiting vendors and promotional items from the rest of Etsy Team Columbus.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!




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