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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Hello! Welcome and thank you for visiting my Blog! A blog about Celebrating LIFE and all it's wonders... A blog about ART ~ POLYMER CLAY CREATIONS ~ PHOTOGRAPHY and so much more! I have such fun with my blog, sharing stories, and the things that capture my imagination! I am so inspired by the artists and creations that I also share here, it is my hope that you will be inspired too!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Treasury Tuesday - A Little Bit of Whimsy, A Little Bit of Autumn

It's Treasury Tuesday and I thank all of the curators who have included my pieces in their treasuries.  Today I am featuring a few of them.  You can click on all the images to see the wonderful items and visit the artist's shops, and please check out the curator's shops too.  Enjoy!

'A Colorful Touch of Whimsy' by Sandy's Gift Boutique

Wedding Cake Topper, Custom Blue Crabs in the Sand, Personalized Polymer Clay Wedding/Anniversary Keepsake, Sea, Ocean, Crabs - trinasclaycreations
Bird brooch whimsical colorful jewelry pin - artistJP
BirD named  Picasso with blue Cloud ... Whimsical WaLL ArT ... black and white polka dots, bright yellow beak - buttuglee
Paper Mache Fish Shoe  OOAK - mosaicmache
deer sculpture box  - animal Collectibles - whimsical  sculpture- new collection-Business Card - MIRAKRIS
Polymer Clay Figurine Christmas Ornament Cat Brown Tortie Tabby - HeartOfClayGirl
Finally A Good Hair Day Gourd Bird Wire Creature Desktop Pal  mini alien magenta red gold weird miniature doll painted gourd - monalahonda
Folk Art Owl Bird Art Doll Sculpture - JuneBugsByLinda
Sculpted Vintage Style Paper Clay  Fairy Tale Frog Folk Art - pearlavenuestudios
Whimsical Porcelain Cat Pin Brooch Calico White, Brown and Black OOAK - vzdesigns
Pumpkin Elephant Polymer Clay Sculpture - mirandascritters
Giddyup Horse Whimsical Garden Sculpture - EarthStudioMetalArt
Whimsical Orange, Green, and Blue Dotted Bird - FlyingNotions
Fused Glass Standing Whimsical Bird Sculpture - Enidtraisman
Whimsically Goofy Steel Jungle Bird Sculpture - ScrapHoundStudio
Whimsical Ceramic Bird Sculpture -  BOGY, He's No Old Fogey - ClayCompanions
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Thank you to Sandy for including my Blue Crabs in the Sand along with all of these other whimsical and fun pieces!!  Here's a fun Art Doll from Sandy's Gift Boutique, be sure to check out her shop too: 

 Altered Paint Brush, Paint Brush Art Doll, Art Doll, Polymer Clay Art Doll, Paint Brush Doll
 Altered Paint Brush Art Doll


'Acorn Squash' by Mylana
Paper Doilies 5.5" - Set of 30 - mooseart
Cold Process Soap - Shea Butter Soap - Orange Vanilla Shea Butter Soap - Vegan - EcoChicSoaps
Band ring flower,oxidized handmade modern - ZizouArT
1930's Black Suitcase - Shwayder Denver - Later Becomes Samsonite - Amazing Find - Rustic With Loads Of Character - MyOtherMind
Crochet Dishcloths Cotton in Autumn Fall Brown, Ecru, Tangerine - CandacesCloset
Waldorf Family of 2 eco friendly Wooden pocket doll/ gnomes - Children Spring Toy, home Decoration, party favors, beige white, statteam - Dindon
Butterbeer lip butter, natural vegan gluten-free lip balm, butterscotch vanilla wizardry - aquablossom
Extremely Rare Vintage Swarovski Crystal Necklace Pink Opal Bullet Top - BreatheCouture
Antique lace and ruffle tank camisole, silk and beige, upcycyled clothing - RecycledFabric
Pumpkin Earrings - Orange, Fire, Sun, Copper, Apricot, Bright, Night, Leaves, Halloween, OOAK, Coral, Tangelo, Rustic, Vegetable - gabeadz
Decorative Gift Soap - Blooming Beige Collection - SoapRhapsody
Three Little Pumpkins: Hand Knit Decorations - LunaCabCo
Polymer Clay Horse - trinasclaycreations
OOAK statement necklace, 24ct gold plated,bib necklace,statement jewelry - katerinaki1977
Amber Stone and Copper Pendant - PersonalDesignz
Pocket Hand Warmers Wool WHITE HEART Cashmere - ScissorwizardDesigns

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Thank you to Clare for including my Little Horse along with all of these other beautiful fall pieces!!   You can find beautiful Soaps and Jewelry in Clare's Shop, Mylana, be sure to stop by for a visit:
 Cool Mountain Air Soap

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  I Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day!  Thank you for visiting today!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It Feels Like Fall!

Well, I've been wearing sweaters to work this past week, and as I drive around I notice that the trees are changing colors... Yes, it sure feels and looks like Fall!  I do love this time of year, with the cooler temperatures, the fun fall festivals, and the beautiful changing colors in the scenery... The smell in the air... Lovely!  They say the peek of the color change will be sooner (and maybe not as brilliantly colorful) than usual because of our mild winter and fairly dry summer.  I am hoping my Mom will be able to enjoy some of the changing colors when she is here from Texas for a visit. 

Well, it seems the little critters know the seasons are changing too, and have begun stocking up for winter.  We have big Black Walnut trees in our yard and a feast of walnuts are dropping to the ground, what lucky squirrels!  Sometime before we take our dogs out in the morning and whenever they are safely inside the house, those squirrels have a field day in the yard!  I took a few pictures of what they have left behind...  (Nice messes for us to clean up! But at least they are all gathered in a few places, instead of all over the yard.  Actually makes it easier on us! lol!)

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  The other day, when I took Izzy and Emmi outside, one little squirrel didn't want to give up his 'food find' and stayed a bit too long on the tree stump pictured below... All I can say is GOOD thing squirrels can climb trees and dogs CAN'T!  :) 

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  We found out Izzy doesn't like the sound that Hot Air Balloons make... One flew overhead the other day and she thought it was a little 'too close for comfort'!  I didn't get a picture of that one, but I did get a picture of this one and I sure enjoyed seeing it.  Izzy wasn't around at the time, and the balloon lingered over our yard for a bit, I'm sure she probably would have barked at it like crazy had she seen it too.

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  I Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful day!  Thank you for visiting today!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Etsy Finds Friday - Crystal Hanehan

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the
Wonderful Vintage Inspired
Spun Cotton Figures
Created by: 
Crystal Hanehan of
Vintage by Crystal

I had so much fun visiting Crystal's shop, her pieces are fun, unique and whimsical!  
Take a peek in her shop, where you'll find fanciful handmade creations 
inspired by ornaments and objects from the past. 

In the Artist's own Words:
I was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, NY. My father is a hardworking dairy farmer and my mother is a talented artist. My diverse childhood environment proved to be the perfect conditions for a budding artist. Also, my parents always lived modestly which meant scoping out local garage sales from time to time. That was all it took for me to be hooked on all things old and whimsical. Treasure hunting and collecting is now my greatest passion aside from creating "old" and whimsical treasures.

I live in upstate New York with my wonderful husband Ben, kitties Paige and Sophie, three birds and fish. I work full time as a crafter out of the studio on the third floor of my historical home and am pleased to come up with a multitude of new vintage inspired designs each holiday and everyday for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Spun Cotton Vintage Inspired Ring Tossing Circus Girl OOAK 
Spun Cotton Vintage Inspired
Ring Tossing Circus Girl 

Crystal specializes in spun cotton, a century old technique used for making holiday ornaments and figures in old world Germany.  She uses many vintage materials and other 100 year old techniques when creating her quirky characters.  Each piece made is either one of a kind or part of an open edition, depending on what materials are available, although each item is unique, being handmade by Crystal. 

Vintage Style Spun Cotton Squirrel Wedding Topper Made to Order 
Vintage Style Spun Cotton
Squirrel  Wedding Topper

And since Halloween is coming right up... 
Here's a Halloween Inspired piece from Crystal's shop:
Spun Cotton Vintage Inspired "The Vine Family" Halloween Pumpkin Girl and Mom Figures with Paper Mache Heads OOAK 
Pumpkin Girl and Mom

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Crystal's Etsy Shop and see more of her fun Spun Cotton Figures!   You can also visit her blog HERE
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Treasury Tuesday - Golden Topaz

It's Treasury Tuesday, and Gerry from Gourmet Felted included my Two Little Seals Reading a Book in this wonderful Treasury!  There are some fun items here, great shops... I hope you'll visit them all.  

'~ Golden Topaz ~' by gfelted

Printed canvas. Landscape. Provence.. 12"/12". 30/30 cm - OneDesign4U
Needle felted Collectible Chick, Chicken, OOAK, - grannancan
White Swarovski Pearl Earrings With Silver Oval Links - JanMarieArts
Nuno Felted Silk Scarf - Golden Age - realfaery
Wedding WonDer Hair Fascinator Barrette - WildMountainWreaths
Gourds for Craft 3 Organically Grown for Ornaments Primitive Decorating - midnightcoiler
Needle Felted Fun Snake Necklace - SacredCat
Pumpkins different sizes - jeanschroeder
Polymer Clay - Two Little Seals Reading A Book - trinasclaycreations
Adult Clothing Protector/Shield/Rib Bib Fishing Tackle - Long Length - Ready to Ship - beyondquilts
Felted yellow rose  flower brooch pin of fine merino wool - Dikristta
Swarovski Astral Pink Sterling Silver 'Big Hoop' Earrings ... New Color and Summertime Earrings - OpheliaJaine
1980 Vintage Franklin Porcelain Miniature Vase- Beige/Purple/Man/Horse/Asian - MandBdesigns
Rustic Mason Jar Oil Lamp with Metal Star - CraftyCutiesbyDesign
Spaniel Long Earred Dog Feeding or Water Bowl for YOUR Small Sized Dog Hand Made by Big Dog Pots - Bigdogpots
Hoop Earrings in silver, copper, and gold - Belladesigns2010

Thank you Gerry!  Gerry's shop is Gourmet Felted and her work is fantastic!  Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her shop and you can visit her HERE to see more of her wonderful Needle Felted Custom Pet Portraits.  

Your Pet in Miniature / Custom handmade Dog Portrait  / Cute / Poseable Art Sculpture 
Your Pet in Miniature
Custom Handmade Felted Dog 

Needle Felted Dog / Custom Miniature Sculpture of your pet / cute / poseable by Fiber artist GERRY
Needle Felted Dog 

Custom Miniature Pet Portrait

 Thank you so much for visiting today!!!  Wishing you a great day!!

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