I am very proud of her.....

She has a degree in recreation, here is a litte

We are a proud and happy bunch!




sampling a few snowflakes at

more thanksgiving

My son Tyler and a cousin

brenan and friends

whenever there is a little paper and

for christmas. He and Max bonded.  This is
her paralyzed with happiness pose.  See the
smile on her face.

Here is the tree. As I mentioned earlier,
this holiday was not about presents. The only
gifts here are for Jake, and Pajama's for everyone 
else.  I wrapped them in newspaper and twine.

Of course Uncle Dave and cousin Jack
had a blast shopping for him. His first
gift was a, "Hello Kitty wallet". Fun
to tease the nephew who did his 3rd grade 
report on General Patton and wants to join
the marines and then be a cop.

It is a
 H A P P Y---W I N T E R
in bunnies lunch room.
Everything here is recycled from props and 
paper, glass, ribbon, string, buttons, pompoms, 
frame, fabric, batting.... from our 
shop and my studio full of stuff.

It is cozy and quaint.  I call it a charlie
brown christmas...done on a shoe string.

My sister and I spent a week on this...
It was a blast...she got tired of stringing
pompoms for the windows though...

I found a box of these unscented prayer candles
in my studio.  It was adorned with a sticky labeled 
picture of a saint. I removed the label,covered in
muslin, a stamp, ribbon and button.  I paid $1.00 
for these last year.

banners and swags are made from old recipe
cards, paper stock, string and clothes pins.

Life buoy recyced prop.  We strung pompoms
on thread and hung in windows to look like

more snowboys
Table decorations...Old book pages
cover tin cans. Berries from my yard.
a bag of moss from my shed. Paper
flowers i made from card stock and book
pages,wire...Put together with the ever
present...handy glue gun.

Here are snowman pictures I made for the lunch room.  I found photos of real snowmen on flicker...then painted with gesso and added fabric, ribbons, trims and buttons. I used some old frames we had used for previous projects... 


...Here are some tiny little snow boys I made. They are about 3" tall. Made of wool, beads, ribbon and a large button to stand on. They each have a little message,this one says,"I live in love".

...snow boy with message,"choose bliss"...

...and one more,sign says,"let go"...

Wouldn't they look jolly under this tree?


Hello..... I'm Krys.
I discovered blogs about two years ago. I found them fascinating.  I am a designer and am always looking for inspiration.

  I never ever thought I would be able to build my own blog. I kept waiting for someone to do it for me. I got tired of waiting, so here I am. I am challenged with anything that requires left brain activity.  But.... if there is a will there is a way.  I got a MACBOOK and I am learning how to use it and a digital camera.  It's funny, ever since I turned 50, I have been less afraid to try new things.  I guess you just get to the point where, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks. You just go out there and do the best you can, for your own satisfaction. 

I have a little company with my sister and best friend called, Bunnies By The Bay.  I design baby gift items and work with heavenly soft fabrics and materials all day.

In my spare time, I make jewelry. I have started an etsy site and wanted to do this blog to share my interests.

There is so much more....but another time.

talk to you soon.

This is where I live and work.  I was born here, started a business and raised three great kids in this sleepy little town.

This is my little beach house. It is also my studio. I overlook Similk Bay. This little house was brought by barge in the 1940's. It was in very sad shape when I found it eight years ago. All I saw was the view, I didn't even care that the house was really a tear down. With a very limited budge, a lot of elbow grease, and bargain hunting, I have made it my own.  

This is the view I wake up to.  It doesn't always rain in Washington. We have many beautiful days like this.

This is my youngest daughter, Brenan. She is graduating from Western Washington University on Dec.13Th.  She has a degree in recreation.  Her internship this summer was kayaking Thu the San Juans, with adventure assoc.  Anyone need a guide?

When the sun starts to set and the night air gets chilly, we build a fire and watch the tide make its way back to shore.