Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dis Is Pwetty An Dis Is Pwetty

 This tiny shopper was visiting the shop with her mom yesterday. She said in the sweetest voice as she arranged pendants over and over "dis is pwetty. An dis is pwetty..." She was just delightful.
 A sweet young man ordered a custom bracelet for his girlfriend...
 Using a wonky flameworked bead I made and a vintage carved leaf.
Black on clear fused glass pendant.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nonjewelry Poem About Two Dog Pond

Since I've been working on school pendants and wholesale orders all week, I really don't have anything new or clever in the way of jewelry to show {thus the lack of postings} so here's the rest of my world.
ONE TWO - make a shoe. Still obsessed with booties.

THREE FOUR - paint the door.
(not done yet...maybe tomorrow) The last windstorm blew the door open so hard it knocked the panels out!
FIVE SIX - pick up sticks. Scootch helped me pull out the tomato plants after the 'big freeze'.

SEVEN EIGHT. Lay them straight. Tim stacked firewood in the garage. Bring on the cold nights!

NINE TEN - Big Fat Hen. Seriously. Ten Big Fat Hens are now in Foster Care in the Two Dog Pond Chica Casa. Sweatshop Babie's Auntie is moving to Nebraska and didn't have a place for her hens yet, so they are staying here until she's settled. They are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, they can't go free range here because of the large numbers of coyotes, foxes, weasels, owls, hawks, etc. that seem to like to terrorize our chickens.

Miss Blowfish, my scruffiest, smallest hen is antogonizing her beautiful house guests. Establishing a pecking order... it's surprising that she would take on these large Cochins...

LARGE cochins.

Friday, October 14, 2011

In Fifteen Minutes

 At 3:30 there's a wild bunch of women coming out to shop here at Two Dog Pond. In fifteen minutes I have to get some snacks ready (wine, pretzels, peanut m&m's - the basic food groups). Above is a picture of my attempt to decorate for fall. My friend Janey from Wisconsin made the cement headless baby for me. Isn't she adorable? Awhile back I found that diver helmet at a local thrift store and it freaked many of you out. How about now? It's just perfect on a naked headless cement baby.
 I haven't been doing too much new stuff... lots of wholesale orders and school orders.
 Yep. Still a big fat mess.
Now I have 5 minutes before I have to get ready for my field trippers....
Hope you all have a perfect weekend.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

On The Edge

 The next day Janey and Rick took us to the top of Mt. Morris to witness the beauty of Wisconsin. The trees were on the edge of turning lovely fall colors. There were giant rocks sticking up out of the ground as evidence of the glaciers that used to cover this area.
 A giant cootie swept down and carried Janey off. It was surrealistic. She didn't mind though. She's used to the bugs in Wisconsin.
 From there Tim and I took off for home. A flat tire on I90 meant a 24 hour delay as no one seemed to carry the size tire we needed. No worries. We drove to Lake Okoboji in Iowa and found a great spot for lunch. The flag on the end of the dock dictated what we should have:
 We spent the night at a hotel with a lakeside view.
Toasted the setting sun. Had a late dinner and headed back north in the morning for the tire, then back home to the two dogs, the pond, the chickens and my fabulous sister, Bonnie who had kept it all order for us.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

M Schettl Freight Sales

Rick and Jane were taking us on a field trip in Wisconsin. They knew that I would love this place. It was starting to get dark, so I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked to, but this will give you an idea of what you can see at M. Schettl Freight Sales.
 There were these cool glass 'shrines' all over the property - they housed more treasures...
 When we have grandchildren, I would like to have one of these in the yard for them to play in...

 Mr. Schettl said I could climb in and manuever it. OK says I.
 The inside...

 Amazing. I wish we would have had more time...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ollie Ollie Outs In Free-Oh

I've been gone for a bit... My husband and I took a little trip North to Wisconsin to see our dear friends Jane and Rick. Jane and I were art majors together in college. Above is their grainery and below is just one of Jane's beautiful gardens.
 We saw lots of great things and shopped at lots of great places. Crescent Moon Antiques and Salvage in Oshkosh, Wisconsin was fabulous. You can see by the drawers below that they have tons of great stuff.
 The show, Bling, was in town at the local museum. Shop owners made their own Bling Art for the Art Walk on Saturday night. This is Crescent Moon's. So wonderful! Ceiling tin and chandelier crystals.

 It was too windy to fish so the boys were thrilled to go shopping with Jane and me...
...more tomorrow!