Tuesday, August 21, 2012

grand opening!

well, folks, it has been a long time coming, but i have finally opened my own webstore!

introducing . . . Splendid Handmade by jo sasser, at www.splendidhandmade.com:

if you look to the right of my blog you'll see listings from the store!  i love simple technology!  it's all brand new and i'm working on getting more items listed, but feel free to look around and tell me what you think.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


that's what i expect people to say when they see georgia's new kicks.  i'll be making more, i promise.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

this is a day . . .

over the weekend my sweet baby girl took another step towards growing up . . . her first communion!  there's not anything quite so unsettling for a parent than to see their little girl dressed up like a bride at the age of 8.  *shivers*.  luckily they are not so strict with attire anymore, and so georgia and i did our own twist on the traditional garb.  now, i did not make her dress or the sweater, for lack of functioning sewing machine, but i did make the veil . . .

sure, it's not a "real" veil, but a traditional veil just looked silly with the dress.  plus, her hair is just so damn cute in a headband!  i'm having a small love affair with birdcage veils right now, anyways.

and also, the banner.  the kids are all required to make a banner for the event, but i don't know if the people in charge have ever asked an 8-year-old to make a banner before?  georgia and i talked about what it should look like and what things she wanted to include, but i fully admit that i did all the work.  at 8 she has no business using the super scizzors needed to cut felt, and i barely am capable of using a hot glue gun without hurting myself!

she's getting so big!

sigh.  off to go look through her baby pictures :(


Friday, March 16, 2012

rainbow love

i made this little clothespin doll special for a little girl's rainbow-licious 4th birthday - i hope she loves it!



long time no blog.  i've been getting my paint on recently, so a little sneaky peak of a few things i've whipped out recently . . .

 botanical skull painting on canvas.  inspired by a black and white image i saw online, just add color!

this painting is based on an elevation image of the moon

painting on book pages - these are my spring trees

book page painting of love owls - awww

later . . .