Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WIP aka Work in Progress....

If you do a search on Etsy using the key words
succulent wreath, you will come up with a plethora of images depicting live succulent wreaths.
Trust me,
they are beautiful, too, and well worth the money.
I'd love one, but in my house, if plants want to live, they have to adjust to little water quickly.
I'd show you some of them, but there aren't many left. 
I decided that live succulent wreaths were probably not for me.

However, a polymer clay succulent wreath, might be workable for me.
So now, I have a WIP.
It's almost finished, and here's how I made it.

I started out with a very thick, cardboard frame.
It's 12 inches and I purchased it at Hobby Lobby. 
Then I began to fill it up with polymer clay succulents.
I made the succulents first, drawing from photos on the internet for different types of succulents. 
I made the succulents, then I baked them in my toaster oven.
When they cooled, I used E-6000 to glue them on the frame.


I added different colors to the gray greens of the natural succulents,
and, I really liked the blend of colors.
I just kept working and working, and now,
my wreath is almost finished.

It might look complete, but it's not.
There are a few spaces that need to be filled in, but that won't take long.
Then I wondered,
would these look great as pendants?
What did I have to loose?
Nothing but time.
Here's the result of that time.

I didn't realize how much harder it would be to make the succulents in miniature form.
These pendants took a long time to make.

Then, I thought, I love roses.
How about some roses on the pendants?

I hope to get these into my store after Easter.
Making things small is a challenge.
I plan to add a cross shape soon.
I think I'd like to wear that.

What do you think?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Guest Blogger: Miss Pixie Marie

To all my fans,
Good Morning!
It's so hard to take a good selfie!
My paws are too big,
although they are delicate,
for the buttons on that phone.
Did you notice,
it's starting to get warmer outside.
Yesterday,
I chased a squirrel out of my yard.
That squirrel was really mad at me.  
He climbed up in the tree and
chattered.
I missed his tail by less than an inch!
I was very proud of myself.
I haven't chased an animal like that since my racing days!
It was fun!
My human continues to feed me,
so,
we're good.
The only problem I have with her right now is that she insists on taking naps on 
MY
loveseat.
I know she doesn't quite fit on it, but that's not my problem.
Her legs hang over the edge.
When she takes a nap there,
I sigh.
I wish I could fit on both the love seat and the couch.
It's just not fair that she wants my love seat.
I guess, we have to work that out.
Sigh.
There is another problem, 
and I do hesitate to mention it,
but,
my human wants to take my picture
All
The
Time!
She said that "her" friends on 
Facebook
want to see me.
Sigh!
What she doesn't know is that they aren't her friends,
they are
MY 
friends!
(She calls ME a diva!)
To her credit,
she handles my fame very well.
I just don't like that camera!
Now, kitties don't care.
They let her take pictures of them whenever she wants.
I will hide my face. 
I will walk away.
I will move my head just as she clicks that button.
Sigh.
She just told me that kitties are coming to My house this week.
I don't like kitties,
especially that 
Fred.
He goes to the top of MY stairs,
and he won't let me go up or down the stairs.
My human has to walk me up or down the stairs or 
Fred will
hiss at me.
I guess Fred doesn't know I'm famous.
Sigh.
Oh, I know it's been in the tabloids, but
I am not afraid of kitties.
I stay away from them because I don't like them.
Well, it's time for my nap.
The sunbeam is in the perfect spot. 
I will say goodbye for now.
Thanks to all of my fans!
I'll be a guest blogger again.
Bye!
Sigh!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pixie Speaks, too

She was laying on their bed!
She showed them!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pixie Speaks

She really means it, too!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1) We welcomed spring in this week!
It was a wonderful day, too!
I was surprised that there was no snow that day.

2) Two days later, we received
4 inches of the cold, wet snow.
The next day, we received another 2 inches of the cold, wet snow.
This really is spring in Minnesota!

3) Last night, I bought and enjoyed some Coldstone ice cream.
I didn't eat all of it, but what I did eat, I truly enjoyed!