Thursday, January 29, 2015


My Godson and his wife are going to have their first baby in April which means my sister will be a grandmother for the first time.  They decided that they didn't want to know whether it was a boy or girl so it's difficult to buy a gift unless it's yellow or green.  Well, my sister is having a shower for them so I said I would make little "Take Homes".  Little did I know she was going to have 45 people there.  The theme of the shower is HEARTS in pastel colors since it's near Valentines Day.
So, I ended up making 50 files with pink, blue, yellow, green and white hearts on the different backgrounds and putting Swarovski crystals in them and on the black case.  When I got done with those I had all that pastel clay left over so I kept going.

I made 50 hearts with bears on them using Penni Jo Couches mold.  I had ordered some baby charms that I was going to put on the bottom but ended up putting them in the hands of the bears.

Thank goodness for a motor for my pasta machine because my arm is still sore and cranking that pasta machine with all that clay would have done me in.

A couple weeks ago I was at our hospital and stopped in the gift shop.  They had so much wonderful baby stuff.  While I was looking, the lady working in there came up and showed me this bear.  It talks, I started crying and of course the bear went home with me.  I also had to buy a pair of baby pants that said "I POOD" on the back.  They fit the bear.  The bear talks to the new baby and welcomes it to the world and tells the baby how important family is.  I can't wait till my sister sees it, I know she will cry.  I made it an ear warmer and I'm knitting a baby blanket that I will wrap it in when I send it so they can open it at the shower.

My favorite thing about this bear is at the end.  He says we all come with the label that says

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


This is Buster's feet on the day I brought him home from his surgery.  His left paw was so swollen it was hard for him to walk.  Today is a HAPPY DAY because he gets his stitches out and I know he will feel better.


When a cat has a urinary tract infection there is special food that he can eat for that.  Well, my Buster is very finicky about his food.  They gave me a can of Hill's Prescription C/D chicken for cats with UTI's.  I put it in his bowl, he pushed it across the floor and then made believe he was burying it like it was poop in a litter box.  So I got out the old food and he snarfed that up.  The new food is $1.78 a can.  He doesn't understand the meaning of money yet.  I told the doctor and they gave me some little cans of chicken stew that were the same brand.  He liked those.  So, off I went to Pet Smart and filled up my cart with Hill's chicken stew and a bag of C/D hard/dry food.  Got to the check out and he asked for my prescription.  I guess I was shocked because my friend Evelyn said I yelled at the top of my lungs and said "THIS IS CAT FOOD".  I did not know in order to buy that food you have to have a prescription.  So I went to the hospital in the pet store and asked for a prescription and told her my cat just had 20 stones taken out and he needed some of the Hill's cat food.  She said I had to have the doctor fax her a prescription.  I can't repeat what I was thinking.  So I went to the doctor's and told them what happened and they got mad because they sell the food there and the cans are cheaper but the hard food is the same price.  BUT, aha, they didn't have any chicken stew so she said try this kind of chicken in the can.  I could tell what he was thinking when I put the dish down.  He walked away after one sniff.  So this was working almost as good as the water bowls with the tuna fish water in that I put all over the house hoping he would drink more.  I knocked two of them over because I forgot they were there.  Now my office smells like tuna fish and he didn't drink any.  So yesterday I take my prescription to Pet Smart and fill my cart with chicken stew and go up to check out with my prescription and she says "You have to go to the hospital with that and they will verify it and give you a card in order to buy that food".  You can't imagine what was going through my head now.  I love this cat more than anything in the world but I'm starting to think that these cat food makers are playing a game and this is why they can charge more.  And, the stew only comes in little cans so I had to buy more cans.
When I came out of Pet Smart, John wanted to know why it took me so long.  I guess the smoke coming out of my ears wasn't an answer.  

Did you know there is C/D, I/D, W/D/, M/D, P/D and about two dozen more kinds of cat food?  And, they are all prescription.  Who would have thought?????????????


My Godson and his wife are going to have their first baby in April.  I'm so excited.  My sister is having a shower for them in February in Chicago.  I can't make it because I'm going to Florida to visit my mom.  She is going to be 90 so I wanted to be there for her birthday.
Many years ago I bought some crystal nail files and covered them in clay.

A lady in Prescott saw the files and asked if she could sell them in her store.  Kept me very busy.  I offered to make some for the shower.  What was I thinking????????????  My dear sister wants 50 of them as attendee gifts.  She has her specifications too.  LOL.  I guess I better get back to work if I want to get them done.  I'll put up a picture after the shower.  Don't want to ruin the surprise.  HI HO, HI HO, it's back to work I go.