This is where I will show new ideas and pieces I am working on, and also where I will share awesome pieces I find along the way!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

update, minis and yard :o)

busy busy busy.....almost finished a porch! relcaimed wood from sis's old porch...8 feet by 12 feet!! so far have spent a whopping $14 on it LOL :o) proud of myself!!!

and a mini commission :o)

Friday, May 11, 2012

yard work, not mini! (letting you know I am here still LOL)

Since coming home from Chicago I have been doing a lot of yard work here up in the mountains! Being about 8000 ft elevation there is very little time to grow things compared to other places. Just hope we dont get snow again before summer! Our main goal to begin with was to put up a fence that is tall enough to keep our hound dog in the yard as he is tall and can jump. We used free wood pallets to take our fence up higher and I fixed our gates and made them taller. Sharing some before pics here and hopefully get some progress pics today. I built a pond (a previous very large pond was kind of destroyed by our dogs! mainly Peter who loved to walk in there and eventually pulled out the whole pump system and destroyed it!) have laid a little concrete and planted some things :o)

this is the front of the yard with only one pallet high of fence, as it has been for years. I gathered rocks and built up the bed to plant things and put fun yard art I have had hanging around in. Most of the dirt in there is from our horses, dried manure :o)

half of the old pond that is now completely dismantled. That tree, I call her Grandmother, is the oldest Pinion tree on our property. We are hoping this year is a pinion year as that means yummy pinion nuts! each tree produces nuts about once every 7 years. We can also make money collecting the nuts and selling them too!

old pond in that dark spot on the left

the view from our porch, front door. there is a pool on the left that we need to contain with pallets and wood etc, Dave is putting up a planter box there to keep dogs from going under porch. and far in the distance is a wonderful mountain range. Yesterday I sat out on the porch with coffee enjoying it and watching ravens fly around our property and through the area...they sound so cool!

planter box built....mostly rocks in the bottom to fill it up.

and flowers in the box now! or course some have died, cats walk on them as does the puppy...had to put up a fence around it LOL

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I am back!

I am back from Chicago and it was a great show! saw friends, so many I don't remember their names because I am horrible with names but know faces more often than not! was very fun and was actually a good show for me financially so that is even better! I did not get anything fun except a cd for dressing dolls, to inspire me. But did hit a couple arts and crafts stores and finally got some mold making material! yay! been playing with it today...excited! Also got some wonderful crackle medium that is like a clear glaze. Excited for new items! Oh and Victoria's works made quite the splash!!! ;O) http://www.etsy.com/shop/DarkSquirrel
I got home tues night but spent all day yesterday in bed reading Hunger Games! :o) so today I am back to work LOL I must apologize for lack of pictures. I am pretty sure I got at least one of my booth, but I am horrible getting pictures because I guess I live in the moment rather than thinking of taking pictures!!! Tomorrow!

Monday, April 16, 2012

I will be gone!!!

So I am all done making things, and packing things! wish me luck! I am off to Chicago tomorrow and will not be back till the 25th :o) take care!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

the gourd all but done

one gourd is done but the other I am having troubles with the floor!! running out of time! ahhhhhh but other than the floor it is all done!!! Still feels like there is so much to do before I hit the road on Tuesday. I drive for 2 days to Chicago. for those not familiar with the states, I live in New Mexico. I drive through northern New Mexico, into the top part of Texas, through Texas to Oklahoma and from Oklahoma into Missouri. I drive from one end of Missouri to the other, cross the Mississippi River and into Western Illinois and then on up to Eastern Illinios to Chicago! I normally drive for over 12 hours the first day, stopping in Missouri somewhere for the night :O). I like to drive and this is my quiet time (no kids or animals) for days! Really is my only vacation in the year.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

fireplaces done!

So all my fireplaces are finished and hubby made the cranes so those are all attached too! today is dolls dolls dolls again! :o)