Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Cupcakes

For the last couple of years I've been making these Witch Hat Cupcakes.  They are really fun and easy to make. The hat is made from a chocolate wafer and the last 2 1/2 inches of an ice cream cone.  I frost them with black icing and roll the cone in black sugar. They're always a big hit when I take them to parties. I hope you are all enjoying your fall holidays. Have a Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Jewelry

I love seasonal jewelry.  Especially autumn and Halloween.  Designing these pieces brings back lots of childhood memories of the fall season.

This time of year makes me think of little bats that dart about,

magical ladies with charms and spells,

traditional colors of the season,

the warm, rich color of Smokey Quartz,

And owls that hoot in the night!  I hope that you're all having a fun October!

Friday, October 5, 2012

She will be missed

 Last Saturday September 30  my cat Mekay passed away.  She had been with me for for 20 yrs. I used to live in Japan and I found her as a stray on the streets of Tokyo and brought her back to Los Angeles with me.  I will miss her.  In the photo below she was 4 months old, Sept. 1992. 

To Love Again

Oh what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate,
The gate where once another stood
 to beg for shelter, warmth and food?

For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny,
While she with purr and velvet paw 
Became within my house the law.

She scratched the furniture and shed
and claimed the middle of my bed,
She ruled in arrogance and in pride 
And broke my heart the day she died.

So if you really think, oh cat
I'd willingly relive all that,
because you come forlorn and thin
Well don't just stand - there come on in!

 Author Unknown