Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Ten Pound Tabby finds some catmint

The Twenty Pound Tabby, aka Donovan, has a buddy named Eric who is just a little guy at ten pounds. Both cats follow me around the garden and get into whatever I'm doing. Today, Eric was around when I was trying to take some flower pictures. While getting in my way, he discovered the catmint growing out of the brickwork in the terrace below him. This catmint grows wild all over and is quite the tenacious weed so I don't mind at all when the cats "prune" it down. Above, Eric just notices the catmint and below, he's chowing down on it.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I finished up my new dragon today, and added the wings posted below. Technically, he's a wyvern which is a dragon with two wings and two legs. The word wyvern came from the word wivere which is a Saxon word for serpent. So, this wyvern is definitely one of the European types of dragon, and similar to many common in medieval heraldry.
He's a little over six inches tall so is a little guy. Could probably sting a bit, but wouldn't take out too much flesh if you angered him.

Dragon Wings

Here's a pair of dragon wings I just made up, waiting to be put on a dragon. Just need to finish beading the dragon and then he gets his wings. The wings are just 4 inches long.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Denver's Dream

This weekend, the American Rose Society National Convention will be in Denver June 26 until the 30th. The last time it was in Denver was in 1995. Back then, I met John Saville of Nor'east Miniature Roses and the Nor'East Miniature Rose website was born.

Back then, Nor'East introduced a miniature rose to celebrate the convention called Denver's Dream. It does very well in my garden as you see above.

A New Mermaid in the Store

I finally finished my little mermaid and uploaded her to Etsy. She mostly blue and green with a touch of purple and has little swarovski beads for her bosom. Her hair took me hours and is a combination of size 15 and size 11 seed beads. She's barely 4 inches tall including the hair.

Monday, June 23, 2008

An Art Doll Treasury

I managed to grab another Treasury in T-West, so I filled it with art dolls, many from EGADS (Esty Guild of Art Dolls and Such) items. It'll be up until Wednesday morning.
I grabbed it while logged into my other shop: TabbyToo.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Brand new Kitty Ornament

I'm getting ready to upload a brand new kitty ornament to Etsy in a little while. I just have to take another picture with a ruler to show the size. I dyed it up three days ago, painted it two days ago and beaded it yesterday. I like the dye job on this one.

Update: I've just added him to Etsy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Colors of the Garden Treasury

I also have a treasury inspired by all the vibrant colors of my garden.

My Fairy Treasury

I made a fairy treasury on Thursday, after seeing Fairynana's fantastic fairy costume on Donna's blog. If only I was younger, slimmer and richer.

My first Blog

Well, this is my first blog, if you don't count MySpace. I plan to talk about the various arts and crafts that I do, and maybe include some tutorials.