Monday, April 20, 2009


Stopping in to say hello! Celebration and wedding season us upon us and I have been s.w.a.m.p.e.d. with cupcake and custom hair flower orders. I will not be posting my custom Hair Petals pieces on Etsy because I simply cannot find the time. What else is new ;)

Rest assured, I am still breathing!!! You know where to find me if you need me.

Enjoy these sunny days.....

xo ~ Mira

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Jasmin!

I flew to Oregon last week to celebrate the birthday of my gorgeous sister Jasmin. We had a fabulous time that consisted of exploring, feeding chickens & horses, mimosas, bowling, movies, cooking and shopping!

She took me to my favorite deco stores so I could stock up on the most wonderful cupcake supplies. One benefit of shopping in Oregon is: NO TAX! Gotta love it :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

♥ Custom Color Creations ♥

I have been playing with color tints lately and am pleased with the results. Here are a few custom flowers that I've recently completed. Each of these blooms were hand tinted and crafted by hand for some very lovely ladies. I do have to admit that the purple one is for me. It's rare that I create something especially for me.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Clearly Canadian

Celine's husband/manager Renee generously gave us VIP tickets to her Taking Chances show at the HP Pavilion here in San Jose. My father and boyfriend were to join my colleague and I, but last minute they were unable to attend. Knowing that I had two extra VIP tickets that would be unused, I decided to *pay it forward* to a mother and daughter that were standing behind me as I entered the arena. They were so excited as they had nosebleed seats wayyyyy at the top. We sat a stones throw away from the stage in the Friends and Family section. Our location was perfect for photo ops! FABULOUS view!

♥ Click each photo to see a larger version♥

I can honestly say that I really didn't think I knew any of Celine's music. When she started singing I was blown away! This little firecracker was insanely good! She had so much energy and her voice was amazing. Celine's show was incredible and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of it. I definitely was proud to be Canadian! Bravo!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

La Vie en Rose

Life has been sweet in 2009! Despite the terrible economy, people are still treating themselves with delicious sweet treats. Thank you to all for your continued support.

My mom sent me the cutest handmade card for Valentines Day. Isn't it gorgeous??

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Revamped Vintage

A couple of months ago, I introduced a new style of Hair Petals to my shop. Using vintage jewels, fabrics and findings, I thought the only way to describe them is Revamped Vintage. Perfect!!!

Sifting through sparkly jewels in antique stores is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love anything nostalgic and vintage. I'm providing new life to these once worn treasures for you and I to enjoy!

Cupids Kiss - Revamped Vintage

Midnight Moon - Revamped Vintage

Scarlet - Revamped Vintage

On the baking front, things are starting to pick up where the New Year left off. I was out of town for business at the beginning of January only to arrive home with a full calendar of cupcake orders for February. I love my clients, thank you!!!!

2008 was a insanely busy cupcake year for me. I could not seem to juggle my gym time and baking. This year I am trying to balance both and have come to the conclusion that I MUST invest in an elliptical trainer. I am a huge fan of multitasking and can see myself baking while getting my cardio on. To be continued!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Treasury!

A warm *Thank You* to Jen of Polestar Jewelry for featuring my Midnight Moon Hair Petals piece in her FABULOUS treasury - Midnight!

Jen is a fellow Estian that designs gorgeous jewelry spun with beauty and charm. Check out her Etsy shop PoleStar Jewelry here!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saturday Surprise....

A couple months ago, I noticed that there were Gulf Fritillary Caterpillars feeding on my Passion Vine. Apparently, they only feed on the Passion Vine and in time they will become a chrysalis. Lucky me! Three caterpillars became a chrysalis and I have been checking on them everyday to see their progression.

Today was an usually warm day for mid-January. This morning I went to check on my little friends and noticed that I could see the detailing of a wing through one of the chrysalis. I mentioned this to my BF and he assured me that they still had a long way to go as Spring is a couple months away.

I went about my day and returned to my backyard later in the afternoon only to find the very same chrysalis is now a BEAUTIFUL butterfly. I was stunned! This is January! It's still below 40 degrees at night. How on earth is this beautiful creation going to survive?!? Is this birth a sign of Global Warming? I am floored.

If you would like to see a larger photo of these beauties, just click on the image :)

Here is the beauty herself. Isn't she pretty?

The remaining two chrysalis.....

A Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar feeding on my Passion Vine....

Happy Weekend all!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Creation

I just completed the fourth and final piece for a lovely wedding party. This was my first attempt creating a headband piece for a flower girl and I must say I LOVE how it turned out. It has a sweet vintage feel - love it!