Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spud as a Puppy

My sister's dog Spud and my nephew. Isn't that just the cutest photo? My other nephew had me dig up all these old photos when Spud was a puppy and this is one that I found that I couldn't resist. My nephews love their Spuddy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Valentine Schipperke Polymer Clay Dog

I made this sweet Schipperke with Valentine's Day in mind. She has a lavender daisy flower and green leaves in her ear and she is encased in her very own pink heart. The heart and the Schipperke are sculpted from polymer clay; the heart is stamped with various hearts and paisley print.

The Schipperke pup hangs in the middle with green seed beads, pink faux pearl and lavender tube bead. The heart hangs from lavender satin cord and there is a green bow at the top center.

This piece is small enough to wear as a pendant or it can be placed on the wall, used as an ornament or hung from somewhere special.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Snuggling Dobermans

Here are the Doberman Pinschers I had before I had Lena. They were Bo and Scruffy. They were an awesome pair and they gave me many years of happiness before Lena came along. Since they have gone Lena has grabbed my heart, but I will never forget these two and still think of them often as I do their mother who I had and was named Sasha!

Scruffy (in blue collar) and Bo (in red collar)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Boston Terrier Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

The question for our Etsy Blog Carnival is what is your favorite item in your shop featuring a snowflake and this is the one I chose.

Here is a sweet hand-sculpted Boston Terrier encased in her very own waterless snow globe. The Boston Terrier has been hand-sculpted from polymer clay and in front of her sits a silver plaque that reads "Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven". There is a red vintage Santa charm that sits on top of the plaque. The little Boston Terrier just loves snowflakes and she is in the process of catching a snowflake and one has just landed on her tongue. She also has on a green ribbon collar with red glass charms around her neck. She is surrounded by green feathers and red glitter mesh. The globe is sprinkled with tiny crystal snow and is scattered with small 'snowflakes'. The globe is topped with a green bow and crystal bead. The ornament hangs from red ribbon.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Sister and I

My sister and I have always been close, we are actually best friends you could say. We were inseparable back then and always will be very, very close! Here's a photo of us back in the day having a picnic with my two Doberman puppies and her young son who by the way is now 24, gee how time flies by. BTW I'm the one with the sunglasses on.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nico Designs, Etsy Bloggers

This month's Etsy Blogger feature is Nico Designs. Nico has hand sewn totes, crib shoes and more. Here are just a couple of my favorite items from her shop, they are so sweet! If you'd like to check up on what the latest creations are you can also stop by Nico Designs blog.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Greyhound Purple/Mustard Yellow Polymer Clay Dog Pendant

The pendant depicts a Greyhound in profile made with my hand-cut Greyhound stamp out of purple polymer clay and then painted in mustard and bright yellow and white acrylic paints. Varnish sealed.

Approximate size of the pendant is 1-3/4" long (bail to bottom) x 3/4" wide.

Hand-sculpted from polymer clay.

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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