I got tired of paying big $$ for metal end caps for my beads so I devised a way to make them using the Sculpey Etch and Pearl tools.
I don't know about you, but I have always loved owls. They are just so beautiful. Very regal and majestic.
Sometimes in the summertime when I am laying in bed and the windows are open I wake up to hear an owl or two hooting. Sometimes it's just one but other nights I have heard two hooting back and forth to each other.
Well October is here and I decided to dig out my Halloween decorations. I don't have too many but I love to put out what I have. Having a few decorations around the house just makes the holidays feel more festive and fun!
I love to put things away and then take them out each year. Sometimes you forget what you have.
We are very lucky in Brunswick to have a wonderful farmer's market on our downtown green every Tuesday
and Friday throughout the summer.
I look forward to going each week. It is just so nice to walk around and look at all the beautiful stands
filled with vegetables, fruits and berries. There are flowers, herbs, plants and local honey. The farmer's are
friendly and the mood is happy. I love buying produce that is locally grown.
Inspiration can come from so many places. Some unexpected!
My boys and I were over at our neighbor's house taking care of their cats while they were away. I happened
to notice this cute little painted wooden sign hanging on the wall. It said "If friends were flowers I'd pick you".
I thought this was so cute.
I had been racking my brain recently trying to come up with a gift idea for the ladies I work with. At the end
I tend to keep bits and pieces of everything. If a T-pin is too long, I keep the scrap I trim off, bits of clay (of course!), the stray earring wire, the odd bead or two, I keep them.
You know how we often see things and say to ourselves (or out loud...to no one in particular..)
Here is a super easy way to make fun Holiday Candy Canes or Lollipops for gifts, packages or your own tree!
I used Premo clays in Frost White Glitter, Pomegranite, and Green. Condition your Frost White Glitter clay really
well and then roll out a long snake maybe 5" or so about 3/4" thick. Next make two very thin snakes of Pomeganite
and Green. (you can use your clay extruder if you want these to be perfectly the same size)
Well, the wrapping has begun! I actually love to wrap gifts. I love to go out and pick out the wrapping paper. I am
kind of picky about it. I like to get a few different kinds with matching ribbon and bows. When it's time to wrap
I get all my supplies ready and spread out on the floor and turn on some Christmas music. This really gets me in the spirit! I just love a pretty package.
This past Friday I participated in a local craft fair at Bowdoin College. It is called the Sunsplash Festival and it is
to celebrate the last day of classes for students and faculty. It is also open to the public. This fair has been going on
for the past 15 years so it is really well established. 70 vendors participated. It is held in their beautiful Smith Union
building where they have two cafes and the college bookstore. It's a neat venue because the way it's designed is