Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chinese Crested in Lavender Art Tile

I just recently put this art tile pendant into my shop. The art tile depicts a Chinese Crested. The tile is hand-sculpted from a beautiful lavender polymer clay, etched and highlighted with a dark purple paint. At the top center of the tile is a large Swarovski crystal charm. The pendant hangs from two bails on either side of the tile. This tile can either be hung on the wall or worn as a pendant.

Size is approximate:
2-3/4" long top to bottom
1-3/4" wide

Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Dog Kissed A Horse and She Liked it!

So Lena made some new friends this week, they were the horses down the street from our cabin. I was a little leery about letting her get close to them thinking she may get a bit worked up and bark and maybe spook them, but I brought her right up to them and they just sniffed each other and both the horses and Lena remained very calm. Lena was actually nose to nose with the one horse and it looked like they were kissing while their nostrils were going crazy sniffing the heck out of each other.

I never realized how curious horses were until we passed them by and they kept coming up to the fence to check us out. Horses are such beautiful creatures and it was fun taking a walk every morning to say hello -- we both got to know some sweet gentle four legged neighbors down the road.

Lena's new friends

Friday, July 17, 2009

Top 10 Dog Pet Peeves

We are off to our cabin for another week so I thought I'd leave you with another funny e-mail that was sent to me. I thought it was adorable so here goes -- enjoy -- it's cute! Top 10 Dog Pet Peeves (there are a few of Lena's in here too as you can see from the photo :)

Blaming your farts on me.....
not funny... not funny at all !!!

Yelling at me for barking.

Taking me for a walk, then
not letting me check stuff out.
Exactly whose walk is this anyway?
Any trick that involves balancing
food on my nose. Stop it!
Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons.
Now you know why we chew your stuff
up when you're not home.
The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw.
You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo what
a proud moment for the top of the food chain.
Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip', then acting
surprised when I freak out every time we go back!
Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests.
Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
Dog sweaters. Hello ???
Haven't you noticed the fur?
How you act disgusted when I lick myself.
Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous.
Now lay off me on some of these things.
We both know who's boss here!
You don't see me picking up your poop, do you?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spudders the Golden Retriever

So this is Spud, Spuddy, the Spudmeister, Spudders, he has many names. This is my sister's dog, the one my nephews are always saying is way cuter than my Lena. Okay, okay, so he's pretty darn cute and he can really work you for a piece of pizza -- but he lays down funny, look at his legs. In our family we call this the bear rug, but I've also heard it called frog legs, do you have a dog that lays like this and what do you call it?


Spuddy the Spudmeister workin that pizza :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Three Peas in a Pod Bead

This is my new bead, Three Peas In A Pod. It is a pea pod that has three happy little peas inside. There is one pink heart stamped on the outside of the pea.

Hand-sculpted from polymer clay.
The bead is approximately:
1-1/4" long x 4/8" wide and is pierced from top to bottom as shown in the photo.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Evian Roller Babies

Someone sent me this video and it was just too cute not to share! How they did this I'll never know, but what I do know is these babies are just adorable and boy are they good at roller skating :) -- check it out!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Featured Etsy Blogger - miesmama

Our featured Etsy Blogger of the month is miesmama and here are a few of my favorites from her shop. If you'd like to see more head on over to miesmama and check out all of her handmade goodies or stop by her blog to see what she's up to.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My Favorite Things About Summer

One of the topics of our Etsy Street Team Blog Carnival this month was to come up with five favorite things that we love about summer and here are mine.
1. Spending time walking my dog, which is something I love to do in the summer, but not so much love it in the winter.
2. Going to our cabin in Wisconsin and spending lazy days by the river.
3. Barbecue of course.
4. Spending time putzing around the yard.
5. Watching all the critters come out.

What are your favorite things to do in summer?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blog Award

Beaded Tail gave me the Premio Meme Award and I'd like to say a big thank you! Beaded Tail is a mother and daughter pair who create jewelry while helping bring awareness to animal needs. You can visit their shop Beaded Tail on Etsy or stop by their blog to see what's new with them, their creations and their critters.

The rules of this award is that I am to give 7 facts about myself and pass it to 7 people, so here goes:

1) I love animals and am often called a "tree hugger" by my family.
2) I love creating.
3) I have a varied taste in music and love almost all different kinds.
4) I'm often impatient.
5) I love my family and close friends.
6) I have no time for phony people.
7) I love spending time on the river.

Okay, now I will pass it on to the following 7 people in no particular order:
1) The Fantail
2) Behind the Bit
3) The Sewing Mom
4) The Screaming Me Me
5) East Coast Life
6) Split Rock Ranch
7) Storybeader

Afghan Hound Cameo

Afghan Hound Cameo
Afghan Hound etched into clay and set in brass setting

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant
Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant


Etched in Pink


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