Monday, November 25, 2013


Last night I went to get ready for bed and the entry way to my walk in closet in the master bedroom was flooded.  It is carpeted so needless to say, I have a mess.  It has been raining here for 3 days but we don't know if that had anything to do with it.  So at 11:00 p.m. we were moving my big dresser out of the closet and moving as much stuff as we could.  We are waiting for the plumber to call back to let us know what time he can get here.  Sure am glad we have two bathrooms, I guess I should feel very lucky.  We had to buy a shop vac this morning to get the water up.

Although this didn't come at a good time since I have an order for 30 pairs of earrings and I'm trying to get my Christmas presents done, I'm dealing with it.  The good thing is, now I get new carpet in both bedrooms, the closet and I can finally get rid of the carpet in the dining room that gets used every two years.

My friend Lupe was doing something interesting when we went to camp in September.  She was putting rub ons over the resin she put on polymer clay pieces.  So, I ordered a ton of them.  Some are too big for the smaller pieces but the rest work really well.

I made my sister in law a cross for her birthday from the Penni Jo Couch molds at Best Flexible Molds  As a matter of fact, they are doing free shipping until December 1st.  Check it out.
This is the cross I made using pearl clay and impressing it with a texture plate.  It has a coat of resin the rub ons and two more coats of resin.  This is a picture I took before the last coat of resin.  You can see the line on the bottom.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished one before I mailed it.  But, I wanted to tell you, it's been cold here and the Magic Glos pulled in on itself much faster than normal so I put it in the UV light before I put the last coat on and it seemed to stay better.   It's a purse bling.  The beads were done using Kumihimo with Magatamas and white pearl seed beads.

My computer  is hiccuping.  Will have to try again later.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


It's been a while since I posted my last blog.  For 3 weeks I felt like my world was on a roller coaster and I couldn't get off.  The roller coaster is still going but not quite as fast.

You all know I'm an animal lover and can't say no when someone asks me to help or donate to an animal organization or a charitable fund for animals.

Two weeks ago there was a benefit to raise money for a lady who rescues small animals.  I told her I would donate some of my handmade items for her silent auction.  I had a deadline and almost didn't make it because of these dam migraines that I get.  I finished the 12 items 2 days before the benefit and the night of the benefit I found out that I was the only one that donated anything.  The whole benefit was not organized very well and I think I've been had but I guess I just learned another lesson.  I also bought $100 worth of tickets and gave them to friends so there would be more people there.  I was told there would be 200 people there and I think there were 50.  I was also told they would be serving wine and beer and told all my friends.  There was none.  My neighbor and I each made 125 cupcakes for the event.  I was going to take the leftovers to a class I was going to the next day and when I went up to get them, they had been packed away by other people who said they were going to be selling them at a luncheon the next day.
So what would you have done?  I just stood there with my mouth open.

Anyway, here are some of the pieces that I donated and I'm glad my neighbors and friends got most of them.
This is a black and white polymer clay cross with a Kumihimo beaded key chain.

Black and white polymer clay cat pendant.

Polymer Clay bead on blue and green turquoise.

Pink and clear crystal stretch bracelet.

Polymer clay cat on silver chain with Swarovski eyes.

Puppy pendant on ribbon.

Polymer clay pendant with an angel cat and a Kumihimo necklace.

These are just a few of the things I donated and I know the person that the benefit was for has done an incredible job of rescuing small animals and I applaud her for the work she's done but next time I will check with the organizers before I spend two weeks going crazy.  

The next day I took a polymer clay class with Sarah Shriver and had to have all my clay conditioned so that was another thing riding the roller coaster with me.  This was a very good class.

Sarah is a wonderful teacher, now I have to spend time putting my canes together.

I was hoping life would calm down a little but it hasn't.  I still walk my friends dogs every morning, I bowl twice a week, golf twice a week, teach beading and Kumihimo and now I'm getting shots to see if they will help with the migraines.  I had two yesterday.  Maybe I should drink more wine. LOL

This is Honey, Beau and Champ on the bottom.  These three have kept me sane, moving and feeling better.  I am now the #1 dog pooper scooper in the neighborhood and wouldn't trade it for a $1,000,000.

Can't forget Buster.  This is the look he gave me when I tried to put his Halloween neck piece on.


Next time you volunteer for something, check it out big time to make sure there's more than one person organizing and planning an event.

I forgot to mention that at the same time, my sister's mother in law was turning 100 and they were having a big birthday party for her.  She lost the bracelet I had made her 3 years ago and was all upset so I had to make two more and get them in the mail in time for her party.

I guess I wasn't done whining.