Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fancy a spot of tea?

You are cordially invited to a Tea & Jewels Party at my parents's home to celebrate the beginning of our new jewelry business- Lots More handcrafted jewelry!

Sunday, May 22, 1:30-3:00
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8:00

at the home of Angela and George Blair, 2861 Blair Rd, New Albin, IA (click here for a map and directions).  (My parents live in a beautiful renovated 1860 log cabin in the most gorgeous green valley, with a spring fed pond in the front yard- you can see Mr and Mrs Canadian Goose and their 6 goslings swimming about.  All of the trees are flowering and it smells like heaven right now.  Tilly, the former shop dog, says she would really love to see you!)

We have a very special event planned just for you!  Sample a variety of teas and savor delicious home made desserts. Enter to win a specially designed Tea Party necklace! Oh, and did we mention door prizes?  Cuz, we got those too!

Please RSVP at 563-544-4480.  Leave a message if we’re not available, or email Angela at  Just let us know the date you’ll attend and how many in your party.
Hope to see you!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ah... spring....

Spring is here!  That means lots of cheer here in Louie & Bella land!  I love me some spring.  oh yes indeedy.  The blush of color on the trees and perfect little blooming flowers put me in the frame of mind to grow new ideas, and nuture those hopes and dreams I got climbing up the trellis. 

Mom and I have been busy plotting and planning this spring.  What you say?  Yep, we're schemers.  (insert maniacal laugh here)  We've been making jewelry together - we both make jewelry on our own, but coming together to create jewelry has been so fun.  We're loving what we're making- it's so pretty!  

Pretty, huh? So, mark your calendars, my sweets! You're cordially invited to our Jewelry Open House
Saturday, April 30, 10am ~ 3pm
130 N 3rd St, Lansing, IA, 52151

Our jewelry is easy to wear, beautiful, and very affordably priced.  I think you probably need some.  :) 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Absolutely pip!

What am I listening to lately? 
Well!  Since you asked... 

I'm a bit obsessed with Nellie McKay's album of Doris Day covers, Normal as Blueberry Pie, right now.  Lovely...  

I really wanted to play her version of Crazy Rhythm for you, but I couldn't find it in on the vast wide world of the internet.  drat.  If you have a chance, you really should give a listen- it's too fun.  I'm walking around singing it all day!

Do you know Blossom Dearie?   She was seriously sassy.  Evidence:

Anything else you want to know?  hmmmmmmmm???

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wanna see my studio?

I love spending time in my studio.  It's filled with all of my favorite things. 
See that white thing on the table?  That white fluffy thing?  The thing that looks suspiciously like a cat?  Well, that's Louie, my assistant.  He thinks he's my supervisor.  But he's not.  huh-uh.  nope.  no way.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Let's take a look-see here, shall we?

January 30 seems like a good time to look back over 2010, and the first month of this new year. 
First off, let me say to you, 2010- I did not love you.  You were rather tough on me, and I was not sad to see you go.  However, I do have a renewed belief in my own resilience, thanks to you.  You did teach me some important and difficult lessons, and for that I must show you respect.     

But you, 2011- we are getting on just fine, and I'm so glad for that.  Let's be friends, shall we?