Friday, May 28, 2010

Door Hanger Cat Toys

I finished these and the maple tree coasters just in time for Artsfest. They will be at The HodgePodgery's stand which will be right by the Walnut St Bridge in the free part. :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wooden/Tree Coasters

They are finally done. woohoo! I really like how these turned out. I think I might try a different type of wood next time. These are from a maple tree branch that had to be cut down.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CSA time!

Yesterday we picked up our first assortment of fresh organic fruits and veggies from Prescotts Patch. We switched from Spiral Path to Prescotts Patch since it is closer. I love trying new veggies straight from the farm. :) This weeks items were as follows: a box of strawberries, chinese cabbage, bokchoy, green onions, kale, spinach, and mesclun greens mix.

So for yesterday's dinner mom made a stir fry with 2 types of chinese cabbage, white button mushrooms, green onions, ginger, soy sauce, and chicken with a little assistance from me. Ok well I just stirred it as she added stuff. lol. It was very tasty.

Here's a picture of the stir fry. I can't wait to eat more fresh organic fruit and veggies. Oh and we picked up some free range organic eggs that the farm was selling that they got from another local farm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crafters Block and Other Things

I am glad that my blog is getting a few more views and even has a comment now. :) It is nice to feel like at least some people are reading it. I was starting to get a bit discouraged with it I must admit. I thought I might have to start paying people to read it or bribe them with cookies. ;)

I hope that all of you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. I have been in a bit of a crafting slump lately. After I finished sanding my wooden coasters my motivation started to waiver a bit. I had been reading some blogs in April about stash busting and decided to try and do something with some Snapple caps. I have had these Snapple caps for a long time and could never seem to come up with anything. Well, I still haven't yet-After I tried several different things I was no further ahead on this project. All I managed to decide was that I really want to create some sort of necklaces with them so I punched holes in all of them. Which I think are to small any way but at least that part is easily fixed. If anyone has ideas on what I can do with them I am all ears.

Besides the general crafters block I have been experiencing a bit of beaders block for a while now. I can't seem to come up with any new jewelry designs. Since it has been a while since I tried though I will probably try again soon. I am crossing my fingers that my mental beaders block has passed.

I think I am about ready to break through my craft slump. I need to get some stuff ready for the HoPo's stand at ArtsFest so I think I will start there. :) When I was visiting the shop Dawn gave me the idea to make some cat toys with elastic hair bands so they fit over door knobs. I think this is a great idea that I will probably start working on today. Plus I am going to finish up the wooden coasters and ask if they want to take these to ArtsFest.

Wow that was a long post. Have a great day everyone! :)


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Etsy Mosaic Finds

"Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials." ~wikipedia

I love browsing the wonderful selection of mosaics that Etsy artists create. Here is just a small amount of these items I have found while browsing Etsy.

Pale Green Mosaic Dish by Sigmosaics

By the Light of the Moon Silver Mosaic Pendant by nutmegdesigns

Orange mosaic tealight holder by Kellybean607

Multi-Colored Stained Glass Mosaic Switch Plate Cover or Outlet Plate by sooz1

Ocean Tapestry-Mosaic Adjustable Sterling Ring by CrookedMoonMosaics

Mosaic Mirror, Hand Painted, Mixed Bokay, Multi-Color Flowers, Tempered Glass by gardencandy

Mosaic Pencil Holder Breast Cancer Awareness by mosaicillusions

Monday, May 3, 2010


Hello Readers,

I wonder sometimes who actually reads my blog posts but since I am told it takes time to get more followers and comments I keep on posting them. I am hoping that after a couple more months of blogging that I will get my first comment or two. :) I am finding it harder to come up with topics than I thought it would be. I am trying to blog about the types of thing that I enjoy reading on blogs. I guess I just sometimes wonder if I am writing boring posts. For now though I am going to keep at it. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.