Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An STJ Halloween Convention Exclusive

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!  How's that for scary!?  He's so scary, I peed myself a little while creating him.  Not really, but almost!

I created this exclusively for the Halloween Convention in King-of-Prussia, PA.  Click on the banner at the right to check out the convention's website.

He's a noisemaker-shaker.  I think he's about 16" tall.  Tres colourful!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting There...

Whew....all done.  Taxes are out of the way & most of the pieces I'm sending to the convention have been sent.  I'm trying to get a few smaller pieces done and I've got to help plan my daughter's bridal shower for May 8th.  

Throw in to mix a pond that I'm in the process of redoing.  I've had it for about ten years now and usually do a full cleanout every spring.  Now that I'm approaching 50 it was just getting to be too much work.  Mother Nature helped me decide once & for all when my fish were struck down hard this year by fungus and most of my fish died before I realized what was going on.  I nursed the remaining 12 back to health and gave them to a coworker.  The lower pond has been emptied and the liner removed.

My plan is to do a pondless waterfall with a streambed to attract birds.  This means filling in most of the pond - an area of about 9x12 that's 30" deep.  The same co-worker I gave the fish to has the clean fill to give me.  Her husband has a backhoe and we've got a pickup so all we have to do is go get it & then SHOVEL it from the truck bed into the pond.  Not sure how many loads it ill take but my guess is about three.  Anyway, that will take some planning as well and may not even see completion this year.  I guess I'll have to repot most of my pond plants and sell them.  They won't fit in with what I have in mind.

Since telling my hubby of my plans he took the opportunity to talk me into closing up my bird pond.  The one I set up when we had a huge maple stump ground out and were left with a large depression in the ground.  He was not fond of it because it was shallow (easily warmed) and the algae was aggressive -it needed constant tending to look nice.   Since we have a young catalpa tree planted there we'll mound it up and landscape around it. Maybe I'll eventually link the two areas.

I guess I'm going to have to moderate comments as well so I can block the Chinese sex website spammer...:::sigh::: it's always something...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can!

Oi Vey!  Here I go neglecting my blog again. 

I don't mean to.

Well, as the title says, I'm dancing as fast as I can.  Many of you already know I work a fulltime job (and am quite grateful to have it!) so my time for creation is limited.  I sell on two sites with deadlines two weeks apart and have decided to join in on the Spookytime Jingles presence at the National Halloween Convention in King-of-Prussia PA at the end of April.

So....I have a small inventory of things that didn't sell this past year & will be sending that to the convention but still want to create some fresh pieces for it while still making my deadlines on my other marketplaces.  Here is my latest piece for the Queens Castle Bootique

Oh yeah....HeeHee...I still haven't done our taxes yet.