Friday, June 1, 2018

Help The Children

My periodontist belongs to a church that just bought an old hotel in Phoenix.  They had a fund raiser to get money to upgrade the hotel.  They started a program called "The Dream Center".  Bad people are bringing young children and families here from Mexico and South America.  When they get here, they tell them they have to pay for their transportation.  Most of them don't have money so take the children and put them out on the street as prostitutes.  The church is taking these children and women off the street and putting them in this hotel.  They usually come there with nothing.  I started making afghans for their fund raiser but they decided to give them to the kids and the women so they have something of their own.  I hope they find all these animals that are doing this to these children and punish them severely.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Last week there was a challenge on one of the Kumihimo Facebook pages I belong to for Valentine's Day.  I made these refillable, magnetic refrigerator pens for the challenge.  I also taught a class on this last week at one of our clubs here.  The ladies had so much fun and their pens turned out great.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


I'm not sure why I haven't blogged in so long but I thought maybe I should start again.

A friend asked me to show her how to make pens covered in Kumihimo.  It took me a lot of pens to get it right and figure out how to do it so the cords on the pen don't slip and slide.  Well, I finally found the answer and I'm very happy but I'm not sharing it right now.  Maybe later.  These are made using Kumihimo and the snow flakes are polymer clay with a lot of glitter on them.

These are my new passion.  They are bookmarks with beaded Kumihimo.  Gave them as Christmas presents and everyone loved them.

My husband and I went on a cruise in November with 20 of my relatives.  It's called the Harmony of the Seas.  There were 6,000 people on this ship and 800 kids which is 799 kids more than I care to be with on vacation.  The ship was too big and we walked about 8 miles a day.  Some of the people were really rude and I thought that was bazaar.  My husband and I will never go on a ship this big again.  Two days before the ship landed I lost my voice.  The day we got off the ship in Fort Lauderdale, it was 90 degrees and 95 percent humidity.  We spent the night at a hotel and by Sunday, I was really sick.  Got home and was sick for 3 weeks.  Was very happy to be home.  No more big ships for us.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  One of my dearest friends who will turn 80 in July just found out she has invasive breast cancer so the next two or three months are going to be stressful.  If you get a chance and have a little time, please send a prayer her way.

Thank you.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Put Your Earrings Here While I Do Magic On Your Hair

A friend was visiting a couple weeks ago and he's an amazing hair stylist in Indiana.  I wanted to make him something special out of polymer clay to take home with him.

This is an earring dish for his clients to put their earrings in while he is working on them.  The top picture is the front of the bowl and the bottom picture is the bottom of the bowl. 

I used Syndee Holt's Disco silk screen on a Skinner blend of purple, white and turquoise.  I used black paint but when I went to put the Pan Pastels on the back, the black paint on the front took the powder.  That was after the first baking.  The bottom part was a second baking and putting the flat stand was a third baking.  Then I sprayed it with PYMII 3 times on each side and rebaked it at 200 degrees for an hour.

He loved it.  Especially with his name on it.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I made 20 bracelets and matching earrings to send home to my family from the rose petals from my Mother's funeral in January.

The first question I was asked was "Didn't you make any that say Grandmother on them?".

So I went looking for Grandmother charms and made more beads.  These went out in the mail yesterday, I hope they like them.


My best little buddy that I walk every day had a rather short leash and he likes to pee on all the big trees and bushes.  So, I bought him a new longer leash and decided it needed a little bling on it.  I bought a new hot fix gun so I decided to put his name on it.  Worked like a charm.

He is my special guy.  I see so many people walking dogs without a harness it makes me crazy.

Why don't they understand that when you attach a leash to a collar and you keep pulling on the leash, you are pulling on the dog's trachea and hurting them.  It makes me cry when I see that happen.