Sunday, September 22, 2013

What I have been up to

Here are some of the projects I have done lately.  The first is a bench that was made from my childrens baby bed.  Since it was the Jennylynn style and that is now considered dangerous, I had my carpenter friend make me a bench--as a matter of fact two benches.  I did the painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and I must tell you if you have not done anything with this type of paint, you should.  I used the clear wax to seal it.  I have not decided where I am going to put it.  I was going to put it on the porch at the studio, but I put a red bench there that we made out of a twin bed.  I am concerned that someone might take it since there is not anyone down there all the time, so I think I am going to use it inside.  The second bench went to my daughter.  She did a great job with it and has it under her carport.  The second picture is one of the frames I have been making.  I was given a block of wood and this is what I came up with.  It all started when I needed a frame for new babys picture, and refused to pay what they were asking at the gift shops.  I think mine is cuter than all those I looked at while shopping.  The last picture is a new whimsical Angel I have been making with my pottery.  I love how carefree and flowy she is.  I have had real good comments and luck with her so far.  She is one of my hot items at the studio. 

Well, I just wanted to show a little of what has been keeping me busy.  Today, I glazed for several hours, so I should have some new stuff later on this week.  I mixed glazes with my best friend and pottery buddy yesterday, and went back today and glazed about 37 pieces.  I have really worked a lot lately on Daddys house and I am about half way with getting it totally turned into a studio/gift shop.  I have set up the living room as a show case area and I am working on the 3rd bedroom turning it into a show case area also.  The kitchen, dining room, utility room and carport are where I work.   Still undecided about what to do with the other rooms but I will keep you updated.

Yall take care; Be safe, healthy, and happy; Smile and laugh; Hug those you love; Do something daily to help others; Pray and may God bless each and all!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013



Well, I have resurfaced.  What an adventure I have been on. Let me give you a quick update.  Since I saw you last we have added the little brunette Angel.  I am an official Gammie of 2.  She is a doll!!!  Happy, fun, giggles, smiles all the time and not afraid of anything.  Big sister is still as adorable and fun as always--a real diva!  She loves her little sister and really has been a great help to her Mommy.  They all are doing great!  Son #1 has a new job and I expect I am going to get a daughter-in-law soon.  She is already a part of our family, but I think an official anoucement of a date is on its way.  #2 son is a freshman in high school.  Living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute of it.  He is a great kid!!  Actually all of my kids have really made me proud!  I am truly blessed to have 3 wonderful children that have never given me a minutes trouble.  I also have gained two more grandpuppies since I saw you last--that makes 3 now and I have been known to babysit the dogs as well as the kids!!

     I have gotten back into my pottery and have started fixing up my Dad's house as a studio and place to showcase what I do.  It is troubling at times, going through the memories, but my parents would have been so proud of my creativity, so the good moments outway the troubles.  I am still working fulltime and love my job.  I just wanted to pop in to resurface and connect with all my blogging friends.  I plan to keep more updated--I know I say this everytime--but maybe.....  Be sweet, stay kind, pray for our troops and our country, Hug those you love, and God Bless Ya'll!!!!