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
Filed under Clay, pictures
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
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
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
A Beautiful Day
Through the Pond
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
This is one of the cherry trees-Pie Cherries
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
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