Saturday, March 27, 2010

Witte Wear

Yesterday we were driving back from Winter Park, CO and stopped in a funky little ice cream shop in Empire, CO. Who would have guessed that I'd walk out with adorable hand made hats for my daughters? After doing a little research, I've tracked down the designer's website: and her Facebook fan page:!/pages/Snohomish-WA/Witte-Wear/83895163460?ref=mf  Her work just beautiful and very well-made. Check it out!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Santa Fe 2010

santa fe scenery 024, originally uploaded by mjmchaag.
Check out my Santa Fe photos on Flickr.

Ring Vise

This odd looking tool is called a ring vise. I used it in Connie Fox's cold connection class in Santa Fe this weekend and had to get one to bring home. By far the easiest and best thing I've ever used to hold a piece of metal while you drill a hole through it. I'll try to post some pictures of it in use but trust me - it's the sh**. Many, many cool things to blog about from my brief trip to the SouthWest. The classes, the scenery, new friends, old friends - - much fun was had for sure!! I'm going out of town again on Wednesday for a couple of days, but I'll try to get some more goodies up before then!