Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Flowers

We have had very little summer weather - and yet, even with a slow start, the flowers have been lovely.
Lush petunias, one to a pot

violas and geraniums on the gates

my herb pot...

we have a new resident in the wood shed

some fun dishes

Monday, August 29, 2011

Marbles and "repurposing"

We are always changing our display.  I love the glass stand Ron made for my cards and bookmarks.  Marbles are fused together to make the base for the flower pendant stand.
I have a collection of very old books that had belonged to my mother.  I read them many times as a child.  Now the pictures are used to display both the glass and flower earrings - and to make price cards.

Marbles again... here they are fused together in the kiln to make soap trivets

Starbucks frappuccino bottles become spoon rests

new coaster sets


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August long weekend

Very busy weekend.  Two markets and visiting family - a lot of fun. At the markets, we displayed the new plates, dishes and coaster sets.

rings and bracelets

Jan's tote bags

Kathy spins her own wool

and creates beautiful sweaters, scarves, shawls (I have one), etc.

at home, there was lots going on - crafting...


canoeing with Grandpa

setting off...

blowing bubbles