Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Always Creating More Work for Ourselves

You say Tomato, I say Enchilada Sauce. Aloha taught me how to can last week. So far I've made Tomato Soup, Spaghetti Sauce and Enchilada Sauce. It's sort of scary, but unlike the 'big boys' that scared the country with their dirty jalepenos, my canning only has the possiblity of taking out 4 or 5 people... you might not want to come to my house on Italian or Mexican night until we've thoroughly tested my new canning skills...
I know, they look kind of trashy now, but my friend Dawn gave us four old bed springs so I can take them apart and make 500+ hanging candle holders like the ones I sold on the 4th of July. Luckily they don't show up from the house - you have to sneak up on them...
If anyone has any ideas for these springs, I would love to hear them!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Soldering My Head Off

inventory....
more inventory....

lots of special orders including these wine bangles....

and one-of-a-kind necklaces.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

County Fair Time

~ Love it when Farm Fowl dresses up for the Fair!~


This was the first time in my life that I have ever entered anything in a County Fair...{growing up I don't think we ever even went to one} ...anyway - imagine my double-D-lite when I saw that I won some ribbons! My wine labels took First and Second place and my stained glass entry earned a first place ribbon and a 'rosetta'. I also entered a bottle of rhubarb/grape wine, but when the judge pulled the cork out, there was a bunch of pressure in the bottle and the cork almost took his eye out....points were taken off for the wine being bottled too early, but still got a second place ribbon. {the fact that mine were the only two labels entered and there were only 8 bottles of wine entered helped immensely!}

Friday, August 8, 2008

Rumple for Eliot

...just for you, ET.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Steampunk

Jill informed me that the style of jewelry I've been making is called "Steampunk". I had no idea what that meant, so looked it up - and it is! I've been thinking about it and think that my favorite show growing up being 'Wild Wild West' must have influenced me more than I realized. I loved Jim West and Artemis Gordon and all the cool tools and watches and inventions...heck, what little girl didn't? Right? {That and Jim West's leather pants...}

Anyway - I've been at some auctions and estate sales and rummaging around for 'stuff' to solder on, wire, epoxy, altar, upcycle, etc and here's part of my pile...

...hmmm...now I need some cool goggles to wear.

I just used up all my words for the day.

Butterflies

They are everywhere...