Sunshine & Puppies …

It doesn’t get much better for this old gal! Our Neo pups have moved on to their new homes, which is bittersweet.  My bulldog posse have opened their eyes and found their VOICES!  Here are a couple of group photos:    And… Read More

It’s Time to Make the Donuts …

Motherhood isn’t always easy … But poor Chloe is doing great!  And her piglets are growing and thriving.  While the Cowbell loves her babies very much, she let me know with a look or two this week that it’s not all bonbons… Read More

So, yeah … We’ll get to glass

But first … I made a few cards this week.     And, I’ve got a few (hundred) more ideas rolling around.  I did feed DH – my version of Eggroll-In-A-Bowl.  He loves it.  And, we made a small stock-pot amount … Leftover’s… Read More

Yeah, so …

I’m taking this “NOT ADULTING” to a WHOLE new level… DH is cooking dinner – IF/WHEN he wants to eat;  I haven’t done laundry … in a REALLY long time;  I am stocking up on stamps and card making supplies – LIKE… Read More

And We Are ETCHING!

Look what I made!  Etched brass, ready for enameling!  Except … I just realized I probably won’t have success with my enamels [I bought Thompson copper enamels vs. low fire (aluminum/brass) enamels] … DOH! The good news – this etching process works… Read More

And, back to reality …

Paradise was … well ~ PARADISE!  A great sun-filled escape!  We arrived back to find our homestead still standing, all two and four-legged family healthy.  So, unpacked – but still sporting a bit of sunshine color, it’s time to get back into… Read More

Countdown …

But first, special thanks to JP from Tattered Time and her Garden Stake Whimsy Tutorial.  I love using a nib pen for drawing on glass!  It is so much easier for me to control my lines (vs using a paint brush) –… Read More

Enameling–what NOT to do … and other news

Finally played with copper glass enameling last night.  I used the sifting method, and it wasn’t as easy as I thought.  It made me realize I prefer slightly larger ‘canvases’ … But, one very important lesson learned regarding what NOT to do: … Read More

Snowmageddon 2018

Michigan snowfall has postponed Christmas II (with Dad/et al.) … The predicted snow storm proved to be too much … So, while our tree is ready with gifts waiting, the menu set, the house prepared – we’re on hold, and watch the… Read More

Cuz It’s THAT Time of Year!

Yep.  Time for a bit of ‘distraction shopping’.  I watched a few videos about copper enameling and PMC (precious metal clays) with glass … So, I’m  stocking up on what I need, waiting for some items to arrive and scouring through my… Read More