Showing posts from May, 2020

Summer Crafts: Bottles, Clay, Signs and Paint

Since Arizona has such hot summers, I like to use the time to make craft items. I am trying different media to see what I like the most. I purchased a cricut machine and learning what all it can do. So far, I have used it for text and and generic shapes. I have many more projects planned. I am hoping to get at a point where I can sell my crafts in our Etsy shop: . For now, I am having fun creating new stuff for my home. FLOWER POT BUCKET WANDERLUST SIGN fondant mold I changed the letter type because the other one wasn't bold enough. CLAY BOTTLE

From Rocks to Lady Bugs

I have saved lots of pictures of rocks painted with awesome designs. Sharon loved the idea so we decided to do it. We both have gardens that we love and thought that our painted rocks would be a fun addition. I picked 5 different sizes of river rock to turn into lady bugs. I saw a picture that someone else did and loved the idea. Sharon painted sunflowers on her 3 rocks. Our painted rocks turned out so good that we are definitely doing this again. Sharon's sunflowers. Aren't they fabulous! Here they are in my garden. I finished them off with a gloss sealant spray.  

Sea Glass Cocktail

Sharon and I are always looking for unusual cocktails to make that fit the season. She came up with a sea glass cocktail to go along with the sea glass trays we were making. I have to say, it was yummy. Ingredients: 3 parts pineapple juice, 1 part blue curacao, 1 part coconut rum, blue sugar for the rim and starfish gummies to embellish the drink.

Our Garden and Yard 2020

We have finally got our garden the way we wanted for now. I really like how wonderful it turned out. It looks like a peaceful and magical place for us to enjoy. Right now the enjoyment has to be in the mornings or nights because the afternoons are hot from now until the fall. That is our Arizona weather. We also added stepping stones throughout the yard so our dogs won't have to step on the rocks. They seem to love their little path. I thought of painting them yellow so they can "follow the yellow brick road".