Luco, 1996-2009

Our much-loved Luco passed away on Saturday. We miss him. {I don't have my thoughts together enough to write a long post, but one will come soon.}


Taking advantage of a beautiful day…

Malayna and I are off to the beach! It's a long ride, but hopefully it'll be worth it. We're taking our beach chairs, buckets and lots of bags to hold all the rocks and shells we'll be collecting. Have a great day!


Abigail pendant

{Abigail pendant}

The Abigail pendant is named after Abigail Adams (1744-1818), wife of John Adams, the second President of the US.

In 1776 she wrote to her husband (who was then a congressman): "I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.”


New necklaces!

Here is the project I've been working on - new necklaces! They're listed in my Etsy shop for only $15!

Birds represent freedom, as does each woman these pendants are named after. Each woman made a significant contribution to feminism in the US, thus granting certain freedoms for me, my daughter and future generations.

Each pendant is an original design: the pattern starts out as an illustration done in ink on paper, then is scanned and colored on the computer.

• measures 1.25" round
• sterling silver or gold jumpring
• 20" black cord (made with local, thrifted materials)
• to reduce the use of unnecsesary materials, cord is tied
instead of using a clasp
• printed on recycled, acid-free paper made with wind-power
• laminated on both sides (lamination extends slightly
beyond image).

I've had fun working on these and even got to use some of the patterns I've been creating. Over the next few weeks I'll tell you a little about each woman the pendants are named after.

What do you think?


New Scoutie Girl post


Almost ready…

{Sneak peak of my soon-to-be-unveiled project.}

…to unveil my latest project. I'm tying up loose ends, waiting for some sunshine to take photos, and preparing to upload lots of images when I'm finished. I've had fun working on this one! Sign up here for the mailing list - I'll be sending a coupon with the next newsletter!


2009 Shows

Hello all! I've updated my show schedule, over on the right sidebar. I have a private show coming up this Friday, from 7-10 pm. Please send me an email {lisa at milkshakecrafts dot com} or sign up for the mailing list if you'd like more information. If you sign up for the mailing list, you'll receive coupons, information on local shows, and you'll be the first to know when new products are added to the website. Sign up!


New cards at Art Garage Sale

I've listed some new cards in my Art Garage Sale shop featuring some of my favorite surface designs. They come in a pack of 6 for $15. See these and more at Art Garage Sale!

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Click on over to Scoutie Girl and read about my latest "eye candy" find.