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Thursday, October 28, 2010
It’s one of those times in my family’s lives where the end of an era is clearly being defined. It’s a change in the landscape of our family, a different kind of normal. I suppose it all began last year when my daughter moved to Texas in pursuit of a teaching job, taking with her only what she could fit in her car- and her little puppy dog, Emmi. While it was sad to see her go so far away, we all knew that it was for the best. She moved into her grandma’s guest room. I loved knowing she was there; it gave me peace of mind. We are thankful to my mom for sharing her guestroom with Melissa, for an unlimited amount of time. It was nice for the two of them to have that time together! Melissa was there for about nine months when she was hired as a 4th grade teacher at a wonderful elementary school. Now she is coming back here, to get the rest of her things because she is moving into her own apartment, closer to where she works… hence the end of an era.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I just finished creating the cutest little witch cake topper and it's put me right in the mood for Halloween! It was a custom order. My customer contacted me a few days ago wanting a cake topper for her daughter's first birthday, which is on Halloween. Unfortunately the first topper she was going to purchase fell through and she was a bit stressed about the time frame that it had left her to find a replacement... I feel so lucky, and honored, that she stumbled upon my Etsy Shop and liked what she saw there. She described to me what she wanted for the cake topper, and even emailed pictures of her darling daughter, Sophia - and the costume that she will be wearing for her birthday party and Halloween. She said she wanted a black cat, and Sophia's initial, "S" - I got to work on it right away and finished it today. I emailed my customer a picture and am happy to report...
Sunday, October 17, 2010
What a difference the sunshine makes... for me anyway! Our weekend weather was a bit chilly, but absolutely beautiful! We had some rainy and gloomy days last week... but by Friday the sun was beginning to shine, and that certainly was a very welcome change. We went to our niece's horse show on Saturday morning, very early - driving there as the sun was rising. We enjoyed the scenery... the mist over the river, the pinks and yellows of the sunrise. We kept stopping so that I could take pictures, wanting to capture the beauty of the morning. Once the sun was out, we couldn't help but notice the vivid bright colors of the changing trees, and how amazing they looked against the backdrop of the beautiful deep blue sky. It made our drive to the horse show a complete pleasure! We arrived at the horse show all bundled up for the cold morning, and headed directly to the hot chocolate! It was
the state finals and about 400 horses were competing. Our niece's horse is young and quite spunky. He had moments where he was not...
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We have so much useless information stored in our heads, and where does some of it come from?! For example, every once in a while my son loves to quiz me on football teams, naming the city and wanting me to give him the teams' name. Then he will switch, and give me the
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Of course, I didn't start out with cake toppers in mind, I wanted to make something "Halloweenish" since the holiday is fast approaching. Turned out my Halloween idea was looking more like a scary string puppet or ventriloquist dummy - rather than the idea I had in mind. Although "scary" is the theme of Halloween, I am not too crazy about string puppets or those ventriloquist dummies! Actually, for as long as I can remember, I've been quite terrified of anything that remotely resembles either one. I am pretty certain this fear began when I was very young, probably 5 or 6 years old or so. My dad gave me a ventriloquist puppet for my birthday. It was big, probably bigger than me at the time... you know, like the ones that sit on your lap, with those big eyes that move, the mouth that opens real big, and all those teeth... My mom told me that the minute my dad saw how scared his little girl seemed to be, he boxed it right back up and returned it! I must have received a different birthday gift - I don't remember, but I certainly remember that puppet! Funny how things like that from our childhood days stay with us, somewhere in the back of our minds - just living there unnoticed - until something we see brings the memory to the forefront of our mind. That's what happened to me when I sculpted that block of clay! Yes, these cake toppers are much cuter! Now for some time outside... the weather is absolutely gorgeous today and a nice long walk sounds wonderful
Sunday, October 3, 2010
|My Niece's Horse|