Saturday, December 31, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS...........................

Today was the drawing for the cat pendant and the winner is ColtPixy.  You can thank John, he picked your name out of the box.

Congratulations.  Please email me your address and I will put it in the mail Tuesday since Monday is a postal holiday.  I know this little guy is going to a good home. 
Happy New Year Colt Pixy and everyone that left a comment on my blog.  I'm sure you are all going to have a wonderful 2012.

Happy New Year to all my blog friends and family.  My New Year is going to be more interesting because of this:

This is Buster.  We were going to call him Teddy but he's not a Teddy.  We have been laughing for 5 days.  He's such a joy.  He loves to eat, play, sleep and poop........
He's given us so much love and millions of laughs.  He crawls under the covers at night and sleeps right next to me.  His purring helps me fall asleep.

If you can adopt an animal from a shelter near you, I promise you won't regret it.  This is the 5th cat that I've gotten from a shelter and they keep getting better.
I guess that cat pendant is pretty appropriate right now.
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


You all know I lost my 20 year old Booboo in May.  It's been kind of lonely since he went to Rainbow Bridge.

My husband didn't want me to get another cat because of the bad migraines.  We wanted to see if we could figure out what was causing them.

On Christmas, he came home with a box of kitty liter bags, a kitty liter box, a little bed and a cat carrier and rubber balls.  I was so excited.

Yesterday I went to the shelters looking for a gold tiger cat.  I've always had gold tiger cats.  The Sun Valley Shelter had 15 kittens up for adoption and no gold tiger cats.  When I went in the room many of the kittens came over by me and wanted to play.  On the floor looking up at me was the smallest kitten in the room and he just looked like he needed to be held.  I picked him up and he instantly took my necklace in his mouth and held on for dear life.  He started purring right away.  The other kittens were kind of indifferent but this guy wouldn't let go.

He's a tuxedo cat with great markings.  He only weighs 2.3 pounds and I'm not sure he weighs that much.  He hasn't stopped eating since I brought him home.
His new name is Teddy which means "Divine Gift".  Here he is with our neighbors little rat terrier Scooter.  You can see how little he is.
He has to be on my desk whenever I am.  He loves the arrow going around on the screen.  He's very inquisitive and likes sitting on the keyboard.

Last night I waited to see where he wanted to sleep.  He got in bed with me and snuggled right next to me.  He got up once to get a drink of water and came back to bed, got on the pillow and felt around to see if I was there.  Then he got in the little hole he made next to me and went to sleep again.  When I got up this morning he didn't move.  He wanted to stay and sleep but he saw John so he knew it was time to get up.

I really got lucky with this guy.  He's really smart and never leaves me out of his sight.  I don't think he's going to be a big cat.  He's all white on the bottom but has a black mark on his right leg.  He won't sit still for pictures so these are the best I could do so far.

Love my new "Furever Friend".  There are a lot more babies there that need forever homes.  Take a chance.  IT' A WONDERFUL LIFE with an animal.  Unconditional love.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lorelei's Blog Give Away

Check out this blog, great give away.

Dec 27, 2011

Lark Books Giveaway

Woooooweeee! Look what I have for you!!

Lark Books have sent me an extra set of the Lark Studio Series for a blog giveaway! These 5 x 5 inch hardcover gallery books would be a great gift, or you could keep them for your own collection. Each one, 200 pages of the most innovative, and exciting new work made by artists today! There are 8 books in the series. The winner will receive all 8 books.





Friday, December 23, 2011


Check out Tina Holden's blog.  She's doing a giveaway of 3 beautiful pieces.  Don't get your hopes up too high though, one of these beauty's is going to mine, mine, mine :0).

I'll share.

Go to her blog and leave a message for an opportunity to win.  Leave one by my green cat necklace so you can win that too.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I mentioned in a post last week that my blog was close to getting it's 30,000 th hit.  I also mentioned that I was going to do a giveaway to celebrate this momentous occasion.

This necklace has one of my favorite cats on it.  The polymer clay pendant is covered in resin and is attatched to 4 pieces of heavy gold chain.  The chains are attached to matching green cords and has a gold lobster claw with a heart on it.  The crystals and beads on the bottom add a little and they don't match on purpose.

If you would like to win this, leave me a comment and tell me one of your New Years resolutions.

On Saturday, December 31st, I am going to take all the names and have my sweetheart pick a name.  He likes doing that.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and get those comments in.

Merry Christmas Booboo, this ones for you.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Today I got my February issue of Polymer Cafe and on page 54 I was surprised to see two pictures.  The first one is a necklace made by my dear friend Judy Kelly (who is a on cruise coming back from Spain).  Not sure why my name is on the necklace too and that I live in Prescott, AZ.   I didn't know that either but that would be great for the summer when it's 118 degrees here.  Under Judy's picture is a mask made by another dear friend of mine, Lupe Meter (the very talented Lupe Meter might I add).

I just wanted to congratulate both of them for their great pieces.  Judy never wore jewelry until she started doing clay a couple of years ago and now she makes incredible pieces (waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of the box).  As you can see by Lupe's mask, she does very beautiful, precise work.  I wish I had her patience.


I noticed I have almost 30,000 visitors to my blog.  When it hits the 30,000 mark, I'm going to do a giveaway.  Haven't decided what it's going to be yet.  Maybe I'll give away a migraine or a pain in the back.  I have a lot of extra ones of those.  Keep checking back to see what it's going to be and how to win it.

I finally put up a Pinterest board.  It doesn't have much there yet but I'm working on it.  Come follow me if you want, I'm the one with all the pictures of the polymer clay and animals.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


A few years ago I organized a party for 60 women and wrote this poem to put on their plates.


Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
No noses were frozen no snow fluttered down.
No children in flannels were tucked into bed,
They all wore their shorty pajamas instead.

To find pretty cactus was not very hard,
For cactus plants sprouted right in the back yard.
In front of the houses were daddies and moms,
Admiring the bushes and the all the royal palms.

The slumbering kiddies were dreaming in glee,
And hoped they'd find IPads under the tree.
They all knew that Santa was well on his way,
In a Mercedes Benz instead of a sleigh.

And soon he arrived and started to work,
He hadn't a second to linger or shirk.
He whizzed over highways and zoomed up the roads,
In a shiny new sports car delivering his loads.

The desert moon gave the city a glow,
And lighted the way for Santa below.
As he jumped from the auto, he gave a wee chuckle,
He was dressed in his shorts with a "Go Phoenix" buckle.

There weren't any chimneys but that caused no gloom,
Santa came in through the Arizona room.
He stopped at each house but stayed only a minute,
And emptied his sack of the stuff that was in it.

Before he departed he treated himself,
To a big margarita that was left on the shelf.
Then he turned with a jerk and bounced back to his car,
Remembering he still had to go very far.

He shifted the gears and stepped on the gas,
And away up I-10 he went with a flash.
And I heard him exclaim as he went on his way,
Merry Christmas Arizona, I wish I could stay.

This is Booboo last year.  His last Christmas.  This is the first Christmas in 30 years that I haven't had a cat helping me put up the tree and wrapping presents. Booboo liked chewing on the branches of the tree and batting at the balls on the tree.  I always put a couple plastic ones on the bottom just for him.

Merry Christmas, Booboo, Pico, Molly and Yoyo, hope you get lots of catnip.
Guess you can tell I'm having a Christmas Cat Day.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


It's 75 degrees here in Arizona and the sun is shining.  It's a polymer clay in paradise day.  Listening to Christmas music with the windows open and doing clay.  And no, I don't miss the snow.  Drove to work in that for 31 years.  I'm done with shoveling and boots and long underwear.

I've been trying to get some Christmas presents done this week but I had a migraine Wednesday, Thursday and today.  The pills I have make me feel drunk and hung over so it's hard to accomplish anything.  Lori from Pretty Things is having the same problem.  Must be that time of year.

I finally finished 8 golf stroke counters that are going in my Etsy and Artfire stores.

This is one.  It has Swarovski crystals on the wood beads to give it a little glam.  I have a lady who buys them just to hang on her purse.  My purse is heavy enough.

I've said before how much I like doing beaded Kumihimo instead of beaded crochet.  Well, I finished this Christmas necklace and put one of my snowmen on it.  I was going to give it as a gift but I think it's going in my Artfire store.  If it doesn't sell, it will be a gift next year.

Back to the icepack and hot tea.

Oh by the way, the new "From Polymer To Art" magazine has a wonderful tutorial written by Lynda Moseley "SC DIVA".  It's a Faux Lavender Necklace and it's beautiful.  The instructions are really great.  I've had a few times when I've had to ask Lynda for help and she loves to share.  You can find Lynda at and
I didn't tell Lynda but the only reason I bought the book was because she was in it.  :0)

Actually, there is another very talented lady in the book this time.  Her name is Cara Jane Hayman and she has an article about the curing experiments she did.  You saw what happened to mine, I almost burned the garage down.  Cara is from England and does a lot of beautiful polymer clay work.  You can find Cara at

I have a disease.  I think now that I got this in the mail I have every polymer clay book and magazine ever written.  Someday I'm going to read them instead of just looking at the pretty pictures.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I saw this picture of a Cat in the Hat and have been trying to find one.  I wonder if someone wore this to the Royal Wedding???????????  I sure would like one but I want a gold tiger cat in mine.


I'm still making earrings for my 96 year old friend in the nursing home in Wisconsin.  She requested a two part earring with snow flakes.  I used Penny Jo Couch's mold with the snow flake and put glitter on this one.  The snow flake is glued to a post and the earring backing has beads on it.  I have to make some for myself, I really like them.
I'll post more when I get them done.  I think these would look great with the Cat in the Hat hat.