Thursday, December 25, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Good Bye, Good Friend

My dear Brownie died on November 15, 2014. He injured his back and was in terrible pain; I won't ask my furry friends to suffer so I don't have to. The flying fairy dog flew back to fairyland and took some of me with him.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Where Bloggers Create 2014


Titania and Oberon are the studio hosts this year - 

Brownie (the dog) has been doing this for a while and thought the cats should share the responsibilities for a change. The cats meowed loudly in protest and glared but to no avail, Brownie put his paw down.

My studio hasn't changed much this year and since some visitors have seen it clean I'll show you what it looks like the rest of the time, plus some of the things I make. I haven't been making much lately, my husband has cancer and I've been focused more on health and food and cures than creating. This kind of news is like being too close to striking lightning - you can't see or hear, you can't tell direction and you're just stunned for a bit. The creativity helps though, and my little shed in the backyard is a refuge. Without further ado...

The lower work bench with jewelry supplies

The upper bench with way too much stuff out

Yep, more stuff

The shelves across from the work bench

I use plastic boxes to sort projects

Paper crafting projects for Ali Edwards "One Little Word" 2014 project - you chose a word for the year and focus on bringing the word into your life. I was a bit skeptical when I started but no more - the word I chose was "free" because I wanted to be free of personal baggage and my attitudes have changed.

Some journaling for OLW

Some actions on which to focus

I also love fabric and have it stuffed in shelves and drawers

Lovely trims and doo-dads

I enjoy digital scrapping - an image to print on fabric for embroidery

A ghost in a cemetery for Halloween

An image to print on cardstock for an ATC or notes

Some vintage attitude

And who can resist such cute kitty cats? Thank you for stopping by! Click the WBC button at the top of the blog for more studios. Thank you, Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage for hosting this funderful party!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Brownie and I wish you a happy and warm winter!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Autumn Hastens

Sky of blue
Leaves of gold
Autumn flew
On wind blown cold

Firelight shine
Hearthstone glowing
Rocky shrine
Cold waters flowing

It's been way too long since the last post - 

Brownie and I have been very busy, we'll try to do better - he said he'll remind me.

Happy fall!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013

Welcome! Here's Brownie...

My mom sent me to take you to the studio...

Hurry - before it starts raining again...

Would you like to come in?

This is the end wall of my 8 x 10 garden shed studio, opposite the door.

A workbench runs along one side...

with two different levels.

The front corner of the workbench...

a glittery dragon peeks out of her lair.

On the back of the workbench - it pays to polish the brass once in a while - a genie popped out of this jar.

Some cheerful stuff on a little shelf.

A thrift shop mug rack makes a great place to hang scissors.

Under the workbench is bead storage.

The wall opposite the workbench has shelves - someday I'll finish the curtains to cover this.

I'm working on decorated bottles for an apothecary cabinet...

which should be ready around Halloween.

And as always - some jewelry projects.

Thank you for stopping by, and many thanks to Karen Valentine of My Desert Cottage for hosting this wonderful party! Click on the link above for the party post.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013!

Yes, it's that time again - the annual studio cleaing begins! Come and join the fun, to share your studio or creative space just click the button on the sidebar and sign up. Many thanks to Karen Valentine of "My Desert Cottage" for hosting another year of beautiful studios!