Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone out there had a terrific holiday! I did, especially since I bought my own presents this year instead of trusting my gift-giving challenged husband to do it, which makes him just as happy as me! :)

This Christmas has been doubly great, as I've increased my dabbling skills yet again. I am now becoming quite talented at plastic toy assembly! Yay! I had the fantastic opportunity to put together a Zhu Zhu pet habitat, a Magic Rise Oven, and last but not least, a Disney Princess Castle.

And if that is not enough, I am also now dabbling in the art of Lego design. Anyone ever play Creationary? That game should come with a warning to Moms everywhere who can't tell a brick from a plate and need their 9-year old daughter to explain how to make a round light bulb out of square legos!

All in all, it was a wonderful holiday and I hope you enjoyed your day, too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dianne LeMay Studio now selling on Etsy!

Well, it's taken a while, but I'm finally selling my jewelry on Etsy. I'm very excited to be taking this next step! My pieces celebrate the unique beauty of opaque gemstones, pairing them with various transparent stones and sterling silver.

British Columbia Jade, Peridot, and Sterling Silver

Peruvian Amazonite and Sterling Silver

To see more selections, please take a look at my Etsy shop at

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yorkshire Mysteries!

Forgive me for not posting sooner, but I've been very busy making felted bracelets and my adult line of jewelry (which I'll be blogging about soon!). I've also been busy getting my young adult novel Yorkshire Mysteries, Book One: The Pilfered Pouch sold on Barnes and as an ebook. My ebook can be read using Barnes and Noble's Nook, which is also downloadable for use on ipads, iphones, droid phones, and computers. My novel is the story of two young girls living in 15th century England.

Bess Cardwell is wealthy, blonde, petite, and quite unhappy. Her mother died when she was only three years old, and ever since her father re-married and had another daughter, she has felt out of place and thoroughly ignored.

Jasmine Bowles is a butcher’s daughter, whose own mother died just one year ago. She is opposite to Bess in both appearance and circumstance, but is just as miserable.

When Jasmine accidentally knocks Bess down in the crowded streets of York, the two girls take an instant dislike to each other. Fate, however, will bring both girls together again as Jasmine witnesses the theft of Bess’ pink pouch in the marketplace just one week later. She sees the thief who stole the pouch and a mysterious man in black who ran after the thief. The following day, Jasmine is shocked when her friend, Harry, reveals to her that he has found five pounds, a pink pouch, and a dead body in the blacksmith’s stables!

The two girls will join forces to discover why Bess’ pouch was stolen, how Harry is involved, and who is the menacing man in black? The will also find out, along the way, that friendship born from misunderstanding can sometimes be the most enduring of all.

I wrote this book years ago and am extremely excited to finally have the opportunity to sell it in the Barnes and Noble marketplace. Now I might have to put my Dabbling aside and concentrate on writing the sequel!
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