Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Tina asked if I figured out Hugo yet.

Although I haven't yet seen last night's episode- (I watch it on Hulu- Wednesday nights)

My theory is this.

*maybe* Hugo believed that the only way that people would find him attractive/loveable was if he were one of the richest people on earth?

He ends up on the island where he has no money with him, and no one has any idea who he is.
He meets and falls in love with Libby-
He is by far THE life of the party on the island. The one who gathers everyone together, is supportive and the coolest friend to anyone who is deserving of his attention.

Thinking back on his story through the years, his heart is one of the strongest, considering all that he has been through. He doesn't sit around feeling sorry for himself. He is resilient and despite his ability to see and speak with "ghosts" he is *SANE* very very sane.

Despite the fact that he had a lousy time growing up, he became a good person, treating others well and being kind.

That is a beautiful thing.

He has *FAITH* and is willing to try.
That is cool.

Not sure what his lesson is, but I'm sure that it has to do with finding what he was searching for, all of this time, within himself.

Monday, April 26, 2010


It's the 2nd annual International Handmade Art Charm Day!

Wear and share handmade art charms!

Everyone is welcome from all around the world.

If you would like to giveaway a handmade art charm, share a tutorial of how to make a charm or even post a video of your handmade art charms, that is great!

If you are not able to post photos or host any sort of blog event, remember, this is a holiday! You can celebrate in any way that you like!

Please visit the charm day blog. Click on the ad above, it will take you to the blog.
That is where I will be posting all of the giveaways, event updates etc.

I hope that you can join us!
Right now we have people hosting events on 3 continents!
Lots of fun!

Amber Dawn

Sunday, April 25, 2010

So here are some of my LOST (the show) thoughts...

OK, for starters...
Desmond slams him with the car and sends John flying through the air, why would he do that?
Well, I for one believe that it is so that Jack would finally operate on him and help him walk again so that he could marry Helen.

John wasn't able to partake in a "walkabout" in Australia hunting wild animals, but on the "Island" he was walking and hunting and living the life he dreamed of.

Jin and Sun, they wanted to both break free from their ties to South Korea and start a life of their own in America.
On the Island, they were both able to speak English and share the Western culture... Thus becoming "Americanized" and now ready to live apart from Sun's father's ominous shadow.

Claire learned what a life without Aaron would be like.
It was miserable for her, she lost her mind. So it's better that she keep Aaron and raise him herself.
Now we may learn that she can afford to keep him if her father left her any money...?

Kate proved that she wasn't a killer. That girl has held a gun through most of the show and not once has she killed anyone.

Juliet will probably surface somehow in one of the scenes at the close of the show showing that she and Sawyer are together again.
Maybe Jack and Kate will meet?
Maybe they will leave that as a dangling mystery?

We see how Ben, without the misery of growing up on the island is for the most part a supportive and reasonable man who really has the best interest of others in mind.

All I see is that each one of the stories of each one of the characters revolves around *LOVE*
Family love, love of self and the love of life.
All that seems to matter in each one of their stories is how they will find that love and hold on to it.
I have more ideas, but I'll just have to wait and see...

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... everyone...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010


Today I celebrate!
Leave me a comment, can be a quote, a song, a thought, a poem etc.
Or just say hi!
I am giving away a little special something... So if you like surprises and don't mind leaving a comment- get too it!

LOST I have my ideas, do you?

So if you have LOST theories as to why Desmond hit Locke, share! (I have a fun theory, just want to know if anyone else shares my view!) It relates to LOVE... :o)

It's Earth day... I am here, observing...still living... growing... standing... sitting... with a grin

                                                        Making time to reflect...

This post is about prayer, my own battle with
The unpleasant face distorting kind.

When I look back three years ago at this time, I remember being in incredible pain, two years ago, same story... Last year, the pain finally went away.

The pain was so bad that I was fed up. I couldn't do anything with friends or family because just taking little steps would make me cringe, yelp, and stiffen up. It hurt to sit on the couch, the bed, a chair was out of the question. I would endure mind blowing pain to sit with family who would visit, and suffer in pain flat on my back afterwards. Simple things like rolling over to find a more comfortable position... that wasn't so simple.
Since the day the pain went away, I have been saying "Thank you God" each time I bend down to pick things up off of the floor, to stand and sit pain free... The little things.

Why do I say "Thank you God"?
Well, although I prayed a *lot* for the time I endured the pain. Most of the prayers were along the lines of, please make this pain go away, please fix me, please heal me, etc.
Nothing... The pain was still there, tearing and ripping at my nerves.

 I remember last year, the two weeks of solid prayer and days of fasting feeling *determined* to be healed- and knocking on His door with my pleading.
I couldn't sleep at night and each day was so hard to deal with.
I have seen miraculous healing with my own eyes and *knew* that it was possible.

So I kept at it. Finally I said, "What do I have to do to get rid of this pain already- I cannot take this anymore?"
That did it...
I started understanding a few things that were brought to the surface of my consciousness.
Things I hadn't seen in myself were being revealed... My own mindset... I knew that there were things that I was "supposed to be doing"- I'll not get into personal details, I just want you to know that I promised to work on them... Some I am still working on.

 I decided to let go of my hidden anger. I chose to sincerely forgive people. I was starting to see how my heart was filled with the back breaking burdens that I was feeling physically.

One day, a short while after praying for forgiveness for a few things that I knew I had been wrong about- thinking of others with judgement and holding resentment- forgiving really deep hurts that others had caused me *the pain just went away*...
It was gone! It happened one day- after an entire year solid of total agony, pain and misery- one day it all just turned into loose muscles and pain free bones and joints.
It wasn't a coincidence... It wasn't a fluke, or whatever you'd like to say it could be.
It was a learning experience.
It wasn't my need for a pain free life in my body, it was my heart that needed to let go of the invisible pain. Pain that I had learned to ignore, mask and pretend wasn't there.

Asking for God to heal me was easy.
Asking God to do anything is easy.
Asking God what I needed to do to get rid of the pain... That was a whole new angle.

When things bother me physically, I now look to see what I am doing, how I am thinking...
I am recovering quite quickly from things these days...

Just thought I would share.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Miniature polymer clay cupcake and layer cake class in NYC. $65.00 includes supplies.

Frosted and embellished polymer clay Cupcake & Layer cake class
May 22nd 11am-2pm (3 hours) At Purple Petals Studio in Maspeth Queens
$55 plus $10 for supplies which includes premade "frosting", molds, clay in assorted colors, miniature plates to display your cakes on, faux candies and miniature clay flowers to use for decoration.
You will learn to make an assorted variety of sprinkles and cake decorating embellishments as well as how to color your frosting, texture it and give it character. It will be a fun class!

Class is limited to 6 
Ages 15 and up
Register in advance please
Call Dori to reserve your spot.
59-23 Grand Avenue
Maspeth, NY 11378
(718)326-0423 or (347) 589-2295

~*Polymer clay creations made by my students this past weekend*~

Miniature (smaller than an inch) Frosted coconut layer cake made by, Heather

Miniature- smaller than 1/2 inch cinnamon bun made by, Heather

Flowers made by, Heather

Bead made by Gladys

Pin made by Gladys

Bead made by Alyssa

Bead and pendant made by, Sophia

Ugly Betty prize from a while back

This is a pendant/brooch that I gave away for my first "Ugly Betty" farewell.
Made of metals, silk, glass, crystal, wire, plastic and wood.
Pat Winter won it and this is a photo that I took of it from her blog.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bye Bye Betty

~*I just finished watching the last episode of Ugly Betty...*~

This is one show that I will miss *very* *very* much.

:::wipes a tear from my eye:::


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cupcake Beads smaller than a dime & Violets for beginners...

I am really enjoying my art clay bakery gig!
Now all I need is to find a publisher that would enjoy printing my book and let me have fun decorating the layouts!
I could always publish an INDIE book... But the gloss and shine of a good quality hardcover and well printed soft cover is hard to beat!
Anyway, I am on the market in case anyone is shopping.

Speaking of shopping-
I take custom orders now.

The violets are for a beginners and advanced polymer clay class that I will be teaching.
I'll be doing more that aren't rushed class samples and post them for sale in my Etsy shop.
These cupcakes are part of my International Charm Day giveaway!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Royal Party Favor Bag...

Designing party favors and gift couture is one of the highlights of what I do.
The more money that a client will allot for the "little things", the more fun it can be for me to design using rare and expensive components.

Monday, April 12, 2010

I just made a little cupcake...

I just took it out from the oven, washed it and am admiring my smallest cupcake of the day. One half of a centimeter/one fourth of an inch is how large the cake part is, the frosting makes it just under one half of an inch/one centimeter big...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Playing with a new style of miniatures, fairy cakes...

Fun miniatures for dolls, fairy tea time and all sorts of jewelry applications! Polymer clay cupcakes, cakes, mouse and frosted goods!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ruth Rae makes Amber Dawn look Stachetastic...

A couple of weeks ago, Ruth asked me to send her a photo of myself for her to play with on her iPhone app. Stachetastic...
(((I am hysterical with laughter)))

Here is one of the results...

(((Oh Ruth, you still have me cracking up!!!)))

Thursday, April 01, 2010

~*Baking more PC confections!*~

Good morning!

This weekend I will be meeting Wendy and Toby Froud at the new little arts and crafts studio I started teaching at in Maspeth Queens.
I'm a LONG time fan of The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and other projects that they have both worked on.

Right now I am creating cupcakes with pink frosting and wild cane beads to sell at a small boutique sale at the end of this month... AND to give away for INTERNATIONAL CHARM DAY!!!
It's coming!
April 28th!!!
I am so excited!
Lots of giveaways!!!!

I'll post photos once I am done baking this next batch!
If you have a request for a custom designed polymer clay cake, cupcake or cookie, leave a comment or email me.
Cupcakes start at $10.00 and go up to $45.00 depending on the size and detail.
Cakes start at $5.00 and go up to $125.00 depending on size and detail.
Cookies start at $3.00 and go up to $10.00 per piece.