Sunday, October 2, 2011


I am working on getting a Weebly site and blog setup over the next month or so.  I will post here to let anyone reading know when I switch over.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birds of a feather...

flock together.

My 6 chickens, 3 Comets all named Haley and 3 Black Sex Link x Rhode Island Red Crosses all named Francine.  They are such sweet girls!

One of the Haley's always goes to the same spot under the rhodie bush every time and settles in for pecking and napping. 

Workin' girls, eatin' bugs and keepin' the grass mowed down for me!

They stay in a secure coop while I am at work.  We live on several acres surrounded by woods outside of Asheville, NC and coyotes and bears among other wildlife are often spotted.  I would love to be able to let them out all day, but I feart for their safety.  I would love to hear from fellow chicken keepers, see your chicken websites or blogs.  So drop me a line!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cacti, Clay and Summer Sun

The mornings are getting a little cooler here in the Blue Ridge Mountains but the days are still beautiful, bright and sunny!  I decided to enjoy the lovely weather outside and replanted some new little cacti yesterday afternoon.  The brightly colored psychedelic pot is the latest made by me:

It may give you a sense of deja vu if you have spied these buttons in my ArtFire shop.

My question for you, dear readers, should I make more pots and buttons like this to share with others???  Or is this just too funky and wild for most people?  

Friday, August 26, 2011

CandyAppleCrafts Featured Artist Friday!

CandyAppleCrafts on has come to my attention through the ArtFire Power Promoters Guild and ArtFire Collections.  I love that she sells both vintage items and her own handmade creations that are often inspired by her nostalgia for vintage items.

I love these 60s era Hi-snack picnic trays that I found featured in an ArtFire collection:

These would be great for a Labor Day family picnic!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Featured Artist Friday: JustFabulousDarlin

My Featured Artist Friday selection for today is the ArtFire shop, JustFabulousDarlin.  I happened upon Denise's shop in an ArtFire guild, PowerPromoters, that I recently joined.  I chose to feature Denise's shop because I love the connection she makes with nature in her jewelry work.  Some of her pieces feature handpicked shells from La Jolla Beach in San Diego not far from where she lives.  Denise picks the best, most perfect shells for her creations:

Beautiful white shell necklace from La Jolla Shores.

Denise offers free shipping in her shop and a buyer gurantee policy.  Check out her shop and let me know what you think!

Friday, November 19, 2010

MegsCrochetJewels Featured Artist Friday!

Earlier today I did a feature on my ArtFire internal blog about MegsCrochet Jewels.  The necklace and bracelet I featured sold out of her Etsy shop within hours!  I am so excited for Meg!

She offers free shipping and a lifetime guarantee on her jewelry!

Here's the link to my internal ArtFire blog post and some more items of Meg's:

* Kaleidoscope* CUSTOMIZED entirely for you!! Wire Crochet Cuff

Necklace Crocheted with Shell Charms

I have a pair of earrings like the ones pictured below, but with rice pearls:

Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings w/Birthstones crocheted around w/SS wire

Meg's shops:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

List It Tuesday: Ideas for this weekend's Enameling Class

The focus of this Tuesday's list is the torch-fire enameling class I am taking this weekend at Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  Yay!

I have been stoked about this for the last six months and have wanted to take an art class there for YEARS!

So, some things I might try to make:

Gingko leaves
Customized tags for my 2 dogs
beads- solid and hollow
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I'm not sure what else and I want to make the most of my time.  Any ideas?