Friday, December 18, 2009

Some More Pens And Stuff


Wow! What a great season for pens! I'd never have guessed. Here are a few more pens and stuff I have made. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tis The Season

A serious note here. A friend sent me this site and I'd like to pass it along to all of you. No matter what your views on America's various wars, the people in danger are doing their jobs and their duty. They are there for us and they are someone's mom, dad, sister, brother, spouse and son or daughter. They deserve to be remembered for being patriots and going to fight so we can be free. I urge you all to take the time to check out this site. Kids from all over the country made Christmas/Holiday cards and you can click on the design you like and click on a message you like. It's free and all the cards will get sent to service men and women who are off and lonesome for their loved ones. Many are getting shot at, hurt and killed. Please send them some aloha and love by sending them one of these cards. Send lots and send often! Mahalo nui loa!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Bruce and Bhaltair!


Well, The Bruce was NOT happy that I removed him and his cousin from their perch on top of the curio cabinet. I put them inside and, as you can see, The Bruce was MOST unhappy. So, I got out their little Christmas hats and put them by the champagne and the tree and all is lovely in our home again. :)

Oops! Forgot to Post Ipo and Allie!


Here they are in all their glory!

Christmas In Hawaii


So, today I worked and cleaned and decorated and her is the end result. Christmas in Hawaii. :) NAturally, Ipo and Allie had to get their little faces in here. :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Fun Craft Fair

Well, it's come and gone, again. My home craft fair, that is. And it was fabulous! Every year it surpasses all my expectations and this year was no exception. I urge all of you who think, for whatever reason, that you can't have a home fair...DO IT! It's so much fun and people love coming to your home where they won't be run over by baby strollers or can't find parking or it's freezing or WAY too muddy or any of the millions of reasons that wreck fairs. I had several friends tell me it was such a treat to be able to do their Christmas shopping and sit down to look at things, etc.

So, whatever your reason for not trying it... do it anyway! It's well worth it! :D Pee, this means YOU! Don't wanna hear about dogs. :)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holy Crow!


Can you believe it is the LAST day of November already??? It's almost Christmas! OIKS!

So, with that in mind, I have been making goodies. Lots of goodies. My friend BJ sent me some cool things so I made a bracelet, a necklace and earrings from her stuff. The bracelet are BJ tiles. She does GORGEOUS work! I will have to get her new blog site and put it on here so you can all go see her work. The daisy necklace has a BJ focal. I made the chain and toggle from copper wire. I love how this looks! And the earrings are made from one of BJ's canes. She had the dangles on something else. I promptly removed them and put them on here. When I grow up, I wanna e just like Beej! :D

Then I made some goodies of my own. Using an easy mokume gane technique made by another clay friend Tonja, I made this wine stopper and earrings and pen. So, what do you think?? These pens are just so much fun!

Ok, back to the clay table! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Fun Pen


My friend BJ made this exceedingly cool cane. She gave it to me because I have whined and sniveled for a year that she wasn't giving me presents. :D Actually, there's a bit more to the story but mostly it was me sniveling. Anyway, is this the coolest cane in the universe?? WTG. Beej!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Purse Thingies


And so, the ever-wonderful Boston Clay Works has struck again. I bought these purse holder thingies and didn't they just come out great? :) I must go order more. :D

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Friends Correction

My friend in Scotland, Chris, who is masquerading as Zapkath Art has a new link. So, if you tried to click on her link over there>>>>>>>, you couldn't get to her. I fixed it so now you can go see all her exceedingly cool stuff! Have a look! :D

More Goodies!


Because I'm getting ready for my home craft fair, lots of goodies are being made! :D Here are some non-clay but still pretty, methinks. What do YOU think?? Ok, I lied. The earrings are, indeed, clay. :D

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm On A Roll!


Gang busters is the phrase! I've been making fun stuff by the truckload lately. What fun! So, I made some more pens then I had a minor disaster. :( I made this wonderful dark red with gold pen and was all set to put it together when Oh NO! I had 2 top barrels but no bottom barrel. YIKES! So, this morning I called Boston Clay Works where I bought the pen guts and spoke with Larry, the owner. What a guy! He was sorry and offered to fix the problem immediately. And did he? He most certainly did! Not 15 minutes after I hung up, I got an email saying my "order" had been sent. Now THAT'S customer service! I was going to list their web site here but I can't remember so I will make another post for it. They have grand stuff and the best customer service! Yay for Boston Clay Works! Ok, I just added their link to my list over here on the right>>>>>>>>>>>>. Have a look!

I also got the wine stopper blanks from them, too. Tell me what you think, ok? Thanks!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun New stuff


I was NEVER EVER going to make pens. Silly me! :( I didn't even know people used pens anymore! Sily me, again. But a friend wanted one so I made it. Uh oh. It was FUN! So, I have been making pens and selling them as fast as I make them. How cool is THAT?! Anyway, here is my latest batch. I am making Men's Pens. :) I'm all happy with how these came out. I decided to make unisex pens as there are a zillion feminine pens. Although, just because I said that, I will be overcome with the desire to make floral pens. I can feel it coming. :D

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brat Kitties of the Universe


Well, it's been a while since I took pictures of the little brats. Here they are, outside after a big rain. Ipo, you all know already. Allie is somewhat camera shy so I was really happy to see our little sweetie girl looking so adorable. She IS adorable. Well, Ipo is, too. Mostly. Sometimes. ;D

And speaking of the big rain, this little garden is filled with red torch ginger. It's right outside our door and in between the hallway to our door and the parking garage. It had rained really hard an the leaves were filled with droplets that looked like huge piles of diamonds with the sunlight sparkling off them. It was so gorgeous. I was trying hard to capture the sparkling effect but it didn't work. I guess I would have had to go right up to the leaf. Anyway, even though you can't see the gorgeous diamonds, it's still a lovely sight, don't you think? And those kitties are pretty cute, too. Prejudiced? ME???? :D

Friday, October 30, 2009

More in The Life Of Me

Oh brother. :( Now, you probably are all thinking, well, about time! You are coming to visit my blog for a smile. Ok, I got smiles for you. At my expense. :(

This whole thing started a couple weeks ago when I, in my infinite stupidity, told B, SURE! I'll go to Waikiki for 2 nights with you! Idiot that I am. Lest you think it's B who is the problem? No. It's small fury creatures. Ipo, to be exact. You've all heard about Ipo. Anyway, our kitties have never been away from me for the entire of their 5 years on the planet. Allie gives me the Evil Eye but Ipo gets serious separation anxiety. She has issues. So, because we know that we decide we'll go to Waikiki then come home a few times to see the kitties so they don't get weird. Sigh............ The best intentions and all that......

Ok, off we go and have a fun time. We make several trips home and the kitties seem okay. This is good. By Monday, Ipo is peeing all over the house. Jeez. She has a bladder infection. Swell, Last time she had one was when we had 2 big earthquakes in the span of about 1 minute. She got a bladder infection. She can't handle stress.

Ok, I clean up cat pee and we take her to the vet. Allie isn't having any of this and the second Ipo gets home, Allie does her snake impression and won't let Ipo near her. The vet also give us TEN days worth of pills the size of human aspirins. Ipo is NOT Pleased. Matter of fact, she hates it.

We spend the next few days shoving pills down Ipo and I suffer at least one puncture wound a day. Then I wise up and dissolve her pill in water then put it into the little syringe the vet gave me. Great idea.

We make Ipo into a kitty burrito and I get to squirt the brown crap into her mouth. Can any more fun be found? Ipo hates this, too. Can't say I blame her but.... Poor B winds up with brown smelly kitty spit all over him. Ipo gets most of the pill and that's all I can stand. I can hear my wine calling at 8AM. :(

In the meantime, while I am not tormenting our cat, I spend time on Farm Town. You all know what Farm Town is, right? It is Face Book's evil way of enslaving us so absolutely nothing gets done all day.

So, today I am finally at the top level and I decide to redecorate my farm. I am happily messing about when I see a couple people appear at my farm. They want me to work so I say ok. I go to one guy's farm. I'm having fun until FB screws up and boots me off. Ok, I go to the other farm and finish there then I go back to my farm. So far, so good, right?

After much deleting and moving trees and stuff, I look at my message button and I have several. I make the serious mistake of going to read them. One is the guy from whose farm I was booted. He wants me to come back. Ok, I can do that. While I am saying I can do this, he shows up at my farm (we all have these cute little avatars, yanno). At the same time my sister Michele shows up as does another girl who wants to work my farm. Simultaneously, the lens on the right side of my glasses takes this moment to leap out of its frame. It lands on the desk intact. I stop every thing and get down on my hands and knees to look for the microscopic screw so I can see again.

This was not one of my better ideas. Not only can I not see to find the screw, the carpet is revolting. Also, Ms Ipo is snoozing under the computer desk and decides she needs to help. So, there I am crawling around looking for this tiny screw. Ipo is nose to nose but has NO idea what we're doing, only that mommy is playing a new game. Cat fur is everywhere, dirt is everywhere, the screw is nowhere. I am not pleased and new messages are appearing one after the other on my computer screen.

Now, in my defense, the carpet is revolting because we are about to renovate and this carpet is being throw out. I'm not spending a lot of time keeping it real clean. I am an idiot!

I have to let everyone at my farm know that I must go and get another pair of glasses before anything else happens. All are amenable except the poor girl working my farm. She's having a terrible time because the program sucks and FB won't fix it. Sigh.....

Now, because several people have pony express computers, the messages I sent them telling them what's going on haven't gotten to them and I now have several more messages telling me I should come work and what am I doing? What am I doing? I shout! I'm crawling around the freaking floor looking for a screw the size of gnat shit! THAT'S what I'm doing! I am starting to think about my wine bottle. I run to the living room and get another pair of glasses.

Then I get messages saying the raspberries are about to die and I better get moving. Ok, I now have 4 places I have to be all at the same time. I go finish my aborted job then head to another. My poor raspberry woman has to give her job to someone else because I can't get there from here. Then, just as I think I might be able to handle, i get another message saying come help!

I'm almost caught up so I go to this farm where I have to watch out for the rampaging bull. I pet the bull, finish the job and all is well. I get back on my hands and knees to look for the screw. The phone starts ringing. Jeez.

I rush to answer the phone and it is the miserable rotten worthless FMS who has harassed us daily for weeks with phone calls 3 times a day 7 days a week. Computer calls. I registered wth to stop this crap. I wait to speak to a human and when I tell him to stop calling he hangs up in my face. So, I do the *69 thing and get the number. I call. And get the recording that says the phone number is not working. I file a complain with We shall see if it helps.

I go back to looking for the screw then decide it isn't worth it. I pour a glass of wine and decide to blog. Life if good. :D

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dragons and Face Book Friends


Some of my Farm Town Face Book pals wanted to see dragons so here are some of my creations. The silver one is a special commission for a 16 year old football crazed kid. :)