Monday, April 25, 2011

Two more finished pieces....

A customer commissioned the pebble rug made in Colorado river rock colors......


And my son and his fiance's shower gift.....

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Recent Projects

Some recent projects that have kept myself and my daughter busy:22 april 2011 002
My daughter built this tomato cage, no more squirrel thievery.  I think we could easily make a greenhouse out of it.  She is so talented!

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My lilac bushes are so fragrant that I thought I would make soap.  I carefully removed each blossom and followed the directions.  Unfortunately the lilac scent didn't prevail.  Instead an earthy, woodsy scent did.  The bars still smell good, but I was hoping to preserve that lilac heaven.

And finally, a few paintings I've finished the past month....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Small Wonders


I am smitten!  I love miniatures and working with my miniature gardens:  But this has made me want to branch out and try something new. 

The artist is Annina Gunter and her work is amazing!


See more of her work on her blog:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Learning to Sew


Remember these?  I wanted Olivia to be able to sit and sew while Grandma does so I made her some sewing cards and a sewing basket.  Since she always wants to do what I'm doing, these worked perfectly.


I made photo copies from a book, glued them to card stock, covered them with clear contact paper and punched the holes.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New to our household.....


Six Rhode Island Red chicks!  Paul finally said yes to building me a chicken tractor!  Fresh eggs.....and they are soooo cute!!


I can't wait for Olivia to come for a visit!!!