Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fully vacation

First days off from school and I even managed to tidy up the garage, wash the kitchen floor( quite a feat pour moi) and do some journal work. It's been chilly here in South Carolina, but I don't think there will be snow. Missing my Riley over the holidays. Chloe and I will celebrate Christmas morning with "7 days to skinny jeans" pink smoothies.( Her idea)

Some of my clay pieces. They are fun to make. Three layers of glaze is a bit of a stretch for someone as impatient as me, but I have managed.
Alas the maple fudge was a flop. A bit like a praline without the pecan. Not sure what I did wrong.

I got this pink truck in Austin. I have always wanted an old truck to put stuff in thanks to Sally Jean. Still on the look-out for a bigger blue one.
Hope you have a nice holiday with friends and family.
Xxoo T

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Full of doll friends

Oh my gosh, this week I have too many pictures to show.

I love the way all my dolls look together. It will be hard but fun to send them on their way to my good friends. Ha, looks like the little one of me in the far left has a tail. That's a flower stem. No doubt I have been so busy this week making things and than I ran into car issues- not fun. And what's the point of having a warrenty on your tires if you still have to buy three more because one is unfixable?

Ah sorry about the ranting. Here are some of my clay pieces that are also leaving me. I plan to make more when my December vacation begins- 4 more school days. Yahoo count down. I think the kiddos are already thinking its vacation. Hard to feel too much joy with the sadness in Connecticut with the senseless tragedy. I had left school Friday before I heard about it so our kids will come in tomorrow with many unresolved feelings I am sure.

Journal page from November. I always am missing Paris. So lots more next time:Things I purchased in Austin, journal work, house interiors...maybe even a picture of the maple fudge I plan to make. Off to pack the dolls and other goodies in boxes. Thanks for visiting my blog. Stay safe this week. Xxoo

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Fun times in Austin last weekend with my friend of friends Lorraine. Alas we did not get to do any enameling ( hmpf), but Lorraine was set on making these paper scrap circles. They still have to be sewn. Not the ideal project for those who can not cut straight( that would be me), but we still had fun- even though she didn't serve me dinner that night!

We also had a shopping day. It was great to shop with a friend, but probably dangerous. We stopped here for refreshments. I ate way more than usual, but everything was so delicious. Frozen peach bellini was very tasty.

Lorraine also took me to a really nice antique store in Georgetown, TX where I purchased some baubles. I'm working on dressing up my tacky chandelier.

I have to say, everything is truly bigger in Texas. I cant wait to go back. Maybe she will even feed me dinner next time.