Tag: christmas

Santas, Snowmen, and Spoon Rests–Oh My …

I’ve had some major mojo in the studio this week, while I’ve worked hard to restock some much-needed inventory … Tonight was all about ornaments … I’m working on Santa, Snowmen and Nut-Cracker Soldiers.  In the between time, I’m building Christmas Tree night lights, along with other night lights (Caribbean, psychedelic and rainbow!) – all …

2017 Goes Out with a Bang!

I got home from work Sunday morning (12/31/17) to find my studio furnace had died, literally exploding within itself.  Fortunately, the damage was to the furnace only.  My studio was a brisk 49 degrees, and the water lines didn’t freeze.   Goodbye 2017 and goodbye furnace. As we roll into the 2nd day of 2018,  I …

Computer complications, cute puppies and part sheets …

The new computer is giving me grief, as I try to load programs and drivers … Aaargh!  Thank goodness for cute puppies! I’ve been making part sheets in the studio to use in projects (christmas ornaments, snowman scarves, etc.) …   And, a couple of other finished pieces:   Cooked up a big vat of …

Turning 29 and other news …

Celebrated another anniversary of ‘Turning 29’ … DH and I had a quiet week.  I didn’t cook a single thing, and he made cake!   Hmm, I might finally have this birthday thing figured out … We watched over our pups, who are slowly opening their eyes: I made some progress on my double-knit polka dot …

It’s time …

For our next coe96 glass murrini cane offerings …. We did a gorgeous ‘scallion’ pull:   And. here is our first coe96 medley package, available in our Etsy shop: It’s getting to be that time of year.  The studio is becoming ‘Ornament Central’ as I prep for Christmas and our next show: Alas – it’s …

Bogie Lake Arts & Greens 2016

It’s official – Clayton Hill Studio will be at the show on November 18, 19 & 20th.  Come join us for some Holiday shopping!  All are WELCOME! Now to get busy!   PS – tried to embed a countdown clock … After spending an hour with no success … I give up!  Grr!!

Two days before Christmas … and Still Movin’

… ‘Cuz there’s no choice … And, I wouldn’t have it any other way!  [Deep Breath!]  So, here’s what we’ve got: ‘Twas two days before Christmas and all through the house, all you can hear is the snoring of 9 brand new mice puppies!  Yep, we have babies!  Born on Friday, already growing by leaps …

Relentless, tenacious perseverance pays off …

Sure it does … Or it makes me a Magatama-Master … Or, maybe just mulish and crazy!  But – after reloading those darn 8 strings some 32 times … I win!  Thank goodness for QUICK projects!!! [Snarl!] So, those tiny little buggers have to be loaded onto the cord (read: string!) in a specific, single-file …

What to do when you can’t go to glass expo/Vegas …

Spring Cleaning … Also known as: What to do when you are avoiding grown-up responsibilities (although, I DID get my nursing competencies done … and – hey,  I have 6 [count THEM … S-I-X !!!] more DAYS until taxes are DUE! … It’s called procrastination, people – EMBRACE IT!!!) … So … I can’t be …

I had a post …

All ready to go, heavy on the WWU, but … I’ll talk about what’s going on in my studio instead:  Spoon rests, owls and renovating … Oh my!  I’m wrapping up my spoon rests!  12 down and 13 more to go!  But here’s a pic of the first 7, done and now ready for in-depth …