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Getting my feet wet

Thank you for all of your great advice yesterday! I definitely intend to file it away for the next time. This particular time, though, I decided that it might be best to just wing it. After all, I’ve been claying long enough that I am certainly comfortable with all of the techniques in my arsenal. […]

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Spring? Is that you?

I sure hope so! I don’t know about you, but I am eager to welcome the new focus that a change-of-season brings. I’m ready for open windows, Spring cleaning, and leisurely walks around the neighborhood; short sleeves, cropped pants and long evenings at the clay table; skirt-making, cherry blossoms, and chipmunks. I’ve been awfully distracted […]

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More food for thought

The ownership and accusation discussion is still attracting a few comments here and there, but has died down for the most part. Because I somehow ended up consumed by this topic again today, I thought I would share with you some links where related observations and conversations have been happening. Just in case you haven’t […]

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Ownership, sharing and accusation

[edited March 20, 2008: I think we had some good discussion here for a while, but we’ve gone from respectful disagreement to finger-pointing and sniping. And I’m not saying I haven’t been a participant in this facet of the discussion, but I do feel it needs to stop. That was never what I had in […]

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Gutsy gusts and such

There’s a wind storm here tonight.  Look what happened to my poor, beautiful van.  A really big tree came down and knocked into another tree, which dropped a big branch onto the van.  The original fallen tree is stretched across our driveway and half of our front yard, blocking us in. I’m thankful that it […]

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Tile shards and harbingers

I’m happy to present the most recent Polka Dot Creations tutorial: Old Tile Shard Pendants! This how-to comes to us courtesy of Tonja Lenderman, who should get an award for patience. She had the tutorial written up and submitted to me back in October. Tonja shows us a simple method for combining rubber stamps and […]

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They might be stripey or polka dot…

…but we can all pajammy in whatever we’ve got! Sorry. Sandra Boynton took over my keyboard there for a minute. Stripes. I wanted to talk about stripes. Dan Cormier got some really nifty-looking stripes with his take on the Skinner Blend, and I’ve been itching to try my own version for a week now. Since […]

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Evolution of a color scheme – step six

We’re in the home stretch now. If there are any steps you have missed, you can view them all here. Once we have determined our final three base colors, it is time to make some canes. I consider this to be the fun part. I have a handful of standard cane designs that I make. […]

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