Raise your hand if you were thinking yesterday that I was completely out of control. Oh, wow, look at the bevy of wildly waving arms out there. That must be the 86 people who call me a Flickr contact… I was an uploading machine yesterday! I am pretty sure I heard a collective moan each […]Read More: A Flickin’ Weekend
You might say I’m stubborn. I got it in my head last night as I was falling asleep that it would be nice to have an outdoor breakfast this morning, now that we have some new furniture. So when I awoke and realized the rest of the house was still asleep, I seized the chance […]Read More: Stubborn streak
Or make stuff. Yeah, make stuff. I was planning on packing up some orders this morning. I really need to. I also need to throw in a load of laundry, clean the kitchen, straighten up the living room, put away piles of new inventory (shall I continue??). Somehow, on the way home from dropping off […]Read More: All she wants to do is dance
And if you’re not, you could be. This excellent new tutorial by Adria Filion shows you how to make an elegant faux jade pendant with a creative twist. When you turn out the lights… it glows! Follow the link, see it for yourself, try it, and post the results to our flickr group! Now! Go! […]Read More: You’re glowing!
Yep, it’s definitely summer. We spent yesterday afternoon swimming at my parents’ house with my sister & my nephews, and today we picked berries in our yard. We didn’t have a gigantic harvest – maybe 2 cups – but it’s a nice haul, when you consider we only lucked into these plants and didn’t have […]Read More: Summer weekend
I have a love-hate relationship with image transfers. I love incorporating family photos into my claywork, but I hate the process of transferring. Mainly, the problem is that I have tried so many different methods, and so much time goes by between tries, that I can never remember what worked. I go through plenty of […]Read More: Wearing your family history
If you have small children at home, chances are reading the title of this post has reminded you of the Blue’s Clues color episode. You probably have that song going through your head, and it will be there for at least the next three hours. Sorry about that… Have you seen the A Year of […]Read More: Colors, Colors, Everywhere
That’s one snazzy-looking feather, dontcha think? Introducing the newest Polka Dot Creations tutorial: Scrap Feather Cane by the very talented Robin Milne. I can’t think of a better way to use up those cane ends we all have than to make this brand new, striking cane. (Seriously, I can’t. I usually just give my scraps […]Read More: New use for scrap clay
So, in addition to the arrival of Donna Kato’s new book this weekend, I’ve had plenty of other distractions. For instance, this morning the mailman delivered two packages of interest. In the first, was this great little change purse from Trail Mix Designs. She had admired a few of my posies, so we did a […]Read More: So many goodies, so little time
Ahhhhh. This is the life! School is out, Son #2 is taking his turn going to work with Daddy, and it’s just Son #1 and I here. I’m sitting outside on the back patio in my pj’s with a cup of tea, listening to the chirping birds, and the hypnotic creak of Son #1 on […]Read More: Show off your work!