Sunday, October 31, 2010

RIP Crabbie

I am so sad. I accidentally committed spider-cide last night.

This pretty crab spider has been an outdoor companion for over a month. I loved going out and trying to find where he was hiding. He seemed to travel from the roof to the little yellow flowers on our porch. My kids liked to make a careful check prior to running outside, as sometimes he would be a little too close for comfort, in their opinion.

Last night, I went out into the backyard long after the sun had gone down. I like to leave the lights off so as to enjoy the night skies and find a little peace. I never gave him a second thought.

I went to open the screen door and IT happened; as I pushed the thumb button that opens the door, I felt a little smush. Yikes!

*sob* I loved that spider.

Until next time, don't forget to look!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

October Skies

O sun and skies and clouds of June
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather.
Helen Hunt Jackson

October skies are my favorite.
Here are two examples of why that is true.

Until next time, happy sky gazing! Keep looking up!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snowy Crispness

If I can't get snow outside...
...I guess I'll have to make some inside.

Lack of weather makes it harder to feel "holiday-ish", but I do what I can.

The holiday tunes are on and I'm making Christmas in wool, cotton and paper.

Thanks for stopping in!

Until next time, happy snow days!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


In my hair, on my shirts, all over the tablecloth.
This is how everyone knows I am "making" Christmas.
Hope to post some of my shiny things on Thursday!
Until next time, what do YOU glitter?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hear that sound?

It's Christmas sneaking up on us!
That is why my blog posts have been a bit, well..., minimal lately.

I have lots and lots of wonderfully fun work to do.

I LOVE my job!

Thanks for popping by.

Until next time, happy working!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I know I am a season early, but I am trying to get in the mood.
I am finishing up my last batch of Halloween ornies (per special order) and need to get my head thinking about the winter.


If you pass by my home tomorrow, don't be surprised if you head some Christmas carols!

Thanks for stopping in!

Until next time, happy season jumping!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

SOLD! Hooray!

These were part of my Halloween line this year.

I tried to put a modern twist on retro ideas.

I am so happy that they were well received!

I am grinning from ear to ear.

It is so hard to predict what other people will like. I am glad I made something that made me happy; it turns out that these made other people happy as well. Good fortune!
It doesn't get much better than that!
Thanks for popping in!
Until next time, happy muse embracing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Three Snails

Which, if any, do you prefer?
Woolen? Polymer?

Paper clay?
Similar yet unique.
Until next time, happy slip sliding!