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!

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)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

a mini of a sort :o)

I have always had larger dogs in my life, and still do. But I have always wanted a short dog. Not a miniature fragile dog, just a small dog! My son's friend's family has a pure bred basset hound and she had puppies. The dad of the puppies was not a basset so they are mutts. I went to their house and fell in love with this "mini" hound dog! We have a very tall skinny hound dog so she fits right in :o) Her name is Buttercup and she is just adorable!!!!!!!! She has the fat short legs of the basset and the big feet :o)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

fireplace cranes!!

I have been playing around with how to make fireplace cranes for my fireplaces and came up with a prototype and then asked hubby if he could make some. They are awesome!!!! :o) and they can hold 2 pots! This is one of the fireplaces that has been grouted but is not done yet, still needs to be darker :o)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


got some more rocking done yesterday (till i ran out of adhesive!) and also worked on dolls (pics soon of them :o)...need to get more adhesive today so I don't run out again! One of the worst parts of living so far from town, can't just run down the street to a  hardware store! :o)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

painting today :o)

Ok before I immerse myself in the crunch of minis I have to finish a painting, a commision, today....not a mini LOL. I did start rocking the fireplaces yesterday in between cleaning up property and bbqing on a beautiful spring day!!! My daughter actually went down the road with me into the ditches to get rocks for the fireplaces LOL I forgot I needed more wood though for the mantles of the fireplaces, so that means another trip to town soon! sighh. thought I had everything I needed :o)