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Drive You Buggy!

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I am planning on doing a demonstration on making bugs at Sandy Camp which is coming up next week.  I have made lots of cute bugs.  Since we are celebrating our 13th year with Trick and Treat I was wanting to make some that are more Creepy.  So I have made a few Scarabs and beetles.  I have not come up with anything too scarry yet.  Maybe some of the other campers will make something that will scare everybody…. I will keep trying.  They all don’t have their eyes or their antenna.  I have to get them completed and baked.  I wanted to show you that I have been doing something.  I figured that some of the bugs would look good on the Birdhouses which still need decorated!  -K

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Making Birdhouses!

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I have been planning on making Birdhouses for some time now.  We had a bunch of wood pieces left over from trimming the ends off of board when we built our fence.  They are nice boards and I thought that they should not be wasted.  So I decided that I would make some birdhouses and decorate them in some fun ways.

Today Marty and I got them all put together.  We cut all the sections and then did an assembly line to put them together.  I have big plans for the finishing of them.  But for now they are all natural.  I plan on putting wire and beads on them and possibly painting or washing some with a color stain.  I figure I will do as the spirit moves me.  -K

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Hail Hail, The Gang’s All Here!

I just loved working on this Special Order! Look at all these little octopi-ettes, you can tell they are girls from their flower headbands.

I love the colors she chose, bright and cheery. I’ll be sad to see them go.

They can hardly wait to go, you can almost hear them giggling!  – T

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Double Rainbow in the Morning!

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Waking up to the thunder, I looked out the window and saw a double rainbow.  I expected to see lightening, but saw a beautiful rainbow which arched over the homestead.  It was amazing. One picture shows a garden fountain made from old pieces of farming equipment collected off the farm.   Needless to say I couldn’t go back to sleep.  But the sun rises are as amazing as the sunsets here in Montana.  We leave tomorrow and I will miss it all, except the mosquitos.  -K

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If I Were Backpacking…

Today I dropped off my husband Marty and father-in-law Al to go backpacking in the Mission Mountains.  If you have been following this blog at all, since last summer, I attempted to make a cane of the mountain for the Families 100 years celebration of the homestead.  Well this year we are back again hoping only to get in a hiking trip.  I did not get to go due to my back being out of wack.  So I stayed behind and collected some really nice drift wood.  I hope to turn it into some fabulous pieces.  We will see.  In the mean time here are some mountain shots for your enjoyment.  -K

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Fresh Cherry Pie!

 I am enjoying my time in Montana on the homestead.  I got to pick cherries for Aunt Tam to make fresh apple pie.  The cherries looked so pretty on the trees.  I had to take some pictures.  The pie was oh so yummy.  Sunday morning we also got to have Aunt Tam’s “Awful Waffles” – Awful Good Waffles, that is…  So we have fabulous scenery and scrumptuous food.  Fresh fruit and veggies from the garden.  What more could you ask for?  Maybe a few less mosquitoes. 

You can check out Tina’s fabulous fruit corsage pins on her etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmademom  They look good enough to eat!  -K

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Easter Is Near!

Easter Cross

 

I have been working on lots of things.  Easter is just around the corner and I came up with this pattern for a spring colored cross.  You can add your own bail or chain. 

It is fun getting out of the darker colors and into some bright and cheery ones for a change!

I should be out working on my yard.  But I guess I will leave that to the bunny who has been making it home all winter…. -K

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White Sandy Beach With A Crab

A lot of times I have used a color on a project and have some left over still on my work space…

 …this time it was red.

I had a few polymer clay covered pens that looked like white sandy beaches with a shell and a starfish. Lonely, very lonely. So, I made a few crabs to add to the pens. It looks like he’s enjoying the view by the pool!   – T

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Pinky-O the Pen

I don’t know what exactly I’ve been doing lately, but it sure hasn’t been adding more things in my Etsy Shop! It’s been a while, so I needed to get busy!

I think the reason why “Pinky-O” is looking so confused is because I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to make. This octopus is channeling my energy. Next thing you know, he’ll be napping! 

I’m kinda liking the look of pink octos. What color are they supposed to be anyway? Not that it would change my color selections!

I think pink is here… for a little while. Hey, does anyone have a piece of Bazooka?! – Tina

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Polymer Clay and Pearls

Yes, another heart to show you. Inspired by an outdoor sort of feeling or… I just like these colors! When listing this item I was really having trouble naming it. I ended up with “Rustic Polymer Clay Heart with Pearls”. I don’t think people really pay that much attention to the name….do they?

I also have some new hearts in green, turquoise and purple, but the colors didn’t come out right. I’ll take better pictures tomorrow to show you. – T

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