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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Very Merry Holiday Fair

This is the sweetest show to end a long season! Just to celebrate and spread a little holiday cheer I'll be doing a giveaway in Baraboo at the Very Merry. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for the announcement ( I'm not chintzing on this one, either, so heads up! Details on the event here:


These two beauties will be headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend for our show in Marquette. We'll be fully stocked on signs, Christmas stakes and ornaments, as well as our garden whimsies. It's a really nice show with some very talented artisans that I only see when I get this far North (I always get some of my Christmas shopping done there). It's an added bonus to be on the shores of Lake Superior. Beautiful part of the world!

Monday, November 11, 2013

We'll have a big yellow mirror, a nice barn wood mirror, a smaller blackboard, and lots of Christmas signs, stakes and ornaments in the trailer when we head to Shakopee, Minnesota this week. (And of course we always have our birdhouses and yard art, too). Expect some sparkle!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yes, we will have some holiday whimsy for our last shows of the year. I made these sparkly corrugated stars with banners in two sizes. They'll be packed in the trailer for Shakopee. Booth A1 & 2 in the big white tent, like usual!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cats and Bats and Pumpkins

Of course we have a new cat this year. It would make a lovely, scary door decoration.

Fall Season

Hello friends! We've been buried in the shop all month getting ready for the fall season. I'm going to post a few photos this week of some of our new things (we haven't been slacking!). 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Autumn Shows

Well, I know it has been a looooong time since I posted on my blog, but since the end of May I've done all of my wonderful summer shows plus squeezed in a move to a new home. Whew! Today I updated my show list, which was missing lots of info. I hope we get to see you at one of these events! We're scrambling in the shop to regroup and build great stuff for 'ya. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Over the Top

Here's a piece that I painted today for my friend in's part of a raised panel door. Sue asked me to do this "over the top" so I obliged. I think I'm going to add a little blue swallow in the upper right-hand corner, and after it's varnished it will be finished.  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Studio Hours This Week

We've decided against the long drive to Dunwoody, Georgia this weekend because of the rain that is predicted there. Sad. HOWEVER this means that the studio will be open for our peeps who live close to Kiel!

Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm
Saturday from 10am til 4pm
Mother's Day ??

If I get enough feedback on my Facebook page (
I may just put out some chocolate and coffee and open up so you have a fun place to take Mom on Sunday!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Funky Junk

My friend Sue Coates gave me this funny little watering can to decorate for her. I puzzled over it, but love how it turned out. It sits in front of my first yellow mirror. The mood is summery Up North!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Hi friends! I've just posted a giveaway on my Facebook page ( Go there, like and share, and you're in the running for one of these birdhouses....your choice, either for pick-up in Kiel, or I'll ship to you. Like my page while you're at it and keep up with us there. Yay! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Little Rustic

I'm still in love with rustic, unpainted, chippy old stuff even though most of my work in the last few years has been very colorful. I still find the need occasionally to indulge, expecially when we come across a beautiful batch of weathered barn wood. What do you think?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Open Studio Hours

Hey Peeps, I have the next two weekends show-free, so I'm opening my studio to shoppers!

It's full to bursting with stuff....if you need a unique Mother's Day gift or an excuse for a road trip, now's the time! I'll be posting pics to highlight what's here, and will put together a give-away in a couple of days. Go to my facebook page (\hearttohearthandmade) and "like" Heart to Heart to be sure you get details on that.

So, as for hours? Today thru Saturday (April 25-27 from 9-5) and next week from Monday thru Saturday (April 29-May 4).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thank you all for a fantastic trip to Gulf Breeze, Florida and Fairhope, Alabama. Great shows and good fun! It is, of course, also a treat to spend a couple of days on the beautiful white sand beaches south of Pensacola. It was a little blustery one day, but we enjoy the beauty of the Gulf in all weather.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gulf Breeze and Fairhope

We've got the trailer jammed full and we're ready to head SOUTH!! Looking forward to our weekends in Gulf Breeze, FL and Fairhope, AL. We've got new stuff for our fans, as well as lots of our old favorites. I'm hoping I don't need 4-wheel drive to get there, tho...another major winter storm is passing thru today and tonight. We'll try to sneak thru behind it tomorrow. The snowbanks are like mountains here in Wisconsin, and I can't wait to feel that beautiful white sand between my toes when we get to the Gulf!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Funny Valentine

I love the proliferation of hearts in February. They're everywhere! I've had a love affair with the shape since the early days of my designing career; they're sweet, old fashioned, funky and just a little bit cheesy. And Valentine's Day means that Spring can't be too far away!

I've been busy sending out show applications this week, so keep an eye on my show list for updates. We're returning to many of our favorite venues and trying for a couple of new shows. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get into a couple of them!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cabin Fever

Heart to Heart will be having it's first little open house/studio sale! Here's a chance to get first dibs on our new stuff and to stop in and see the studio. Expect to see lots of our signs, birdhouses and tin wall hangings as well as a selection of one-of-a-kind mirrors and watering cans.

Cabin Fever Studio Sale
119 Persnickety Pl.
Kiel, WI
Fri Feb 1   10am-7pm
  Sat Feb 2   10am-4pm. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Valentine's Day

Sweets. I love hearts. Obviously.