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Cow earrings

I have been having the hardest time getting on here. First I lost my internet connection so I am now on dail up until my new one is installed. I don’t like it but there is nothing I can do right now. Not only is it slow but it tyes up my phone line, so I don’t get in here during the day much. Then we lost elec. for about 8-9 hours. We are not as bad off as some, there are some who still don’t have power.

Well Christmas is over and I am back to trying to finish up some things that were on my table it do. I have finished some of the cow earrings (see pic) and am sending them off to their new owners.

I have some special order buttons that I am going to start on today sometime after I get back from town and the post office. I think these will be fun to make. I have some ideas in mind. Just have to get busy and get started.

Then there is some beads from the new book I recieved from a drawing I enter before Christmas. You can read about that on my other site, Linda’s this ‘n’ that.

Until next time,

 Happy Crafty Day, CraftyLinda


I bought a bunch of tatoo’s like the kids use a while back. I have finally started using them. For Christmas presents for two of my Granddaughters, I covered a heavy cardboard box with paper and then painted in. Let it dry then put some of the tatoos on top and use acrylic as a sealer. I put 3 coats of sealer on to make sure the tatoo didn’t come off. I like the way they turned out. Problem is I was so busy with trying to get everything done that I went and wrapped everything before I got pix of them. So now I will have to wait for them to open their packages and hope to get a few pix to show off. But it won’t be long now just a few more days.

I am so far behind. Not only in posting here but in finishing up things for Christmas. Now I seem to have picked up a virus or something on my computer as it is running slower and slower everyday. So I have to find the time to do something about that. But in the mean time it makes it hard to keep up with my posting because it takes so long for things to upload. Please be patient with me until I get the problem worked out. Hopefully I will be back to posting more often soon.

Until then Happy Holidays to everyone and

 Happy Crafty Day, CraftyLinda


Last minute craft ideas

Who couldn’t use a few hugg and kisses?

Over at they have the directions to make a cute little jar of just that. They are using dough but you can change that to polymer clay. This would be a nice last minute gift idea for the kids to make for Grandma and Grandpa, ect.

And if you are into bath and body crafts there are a lot of ideas starting on this page. Many of these use ingrediants that we have around the house.

And then if you like beading this is the page for you. There is plenty of small craft that can be made up before Christmas. Like the easy beaded earrings here.

Or if you knit and do beading there is cute ornaments here, where you can do both.

I am sure you can find a lot of ideas for those last minute gifts.

Till next time.

 Happy Crafty Day, CraftyLinda

Happy Thanksgiving

I know everyone is just as busy and I am so I wanted to jump in here and tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving before I get to busy.  So that being said I wanted to also tell you about a great site that belongs to a group friend of mine.

Jane Kempf and her DH Joe have a fun filled website where they not only sell their beautiful art but supplies as well.  They have tutorials that are a get help to the beginer.  Their prices on supplies are very reasonable.  And right now, just in time for all the holiday clay making, they have Kato on sale.  Check them out I am sure you will like what you see.

Well I sold a couple of my earring so I must get busy and get them ready to mail in the morning.  I’ll be back after Thanksgiving.

Have a good one.  Linda

It’s apple canning time in Michigan

I have a neighbor who has 4 apple trees in his yard.  He stopped us the other day while we were driving by and told us he and his family had picked all they wanted and we could have the rest.  So Friday my DH and I went over and picked 2 five gallon buckets full.

Then got busy peeling, coring and slicing.  I have a real easy recipe for apple pie filling to can.  My DH, being the sweetheart he is, worked right along me.  We made 12 quarts and have some for a pie tomorrow.

Sat. I made the pie and did up 12 -1/2 pints of apple jelly and 4-1/2 pints sugar free apple jelly.  I think that is all for the apples for a while.

Haven’t played much with clay this week.  First of the week my SIL had major surgery, which she came through real good. ( came home Sat.)  So we spend all the time we could with her and family. Then there were the flu shots on Weds.  House cleaning on Thurs. etc.etc.

I think I mention about the kayka I was trying to make for my Grandson teacher, well I got that done and it turned out real good.  They (GD,DD and teacher) were all real happy with it anyway.  You can see a picture of it in my flickr album at left.

this is whats on my clay table whats on yours?

I am having a busy week-end.  First I am finishing up a fairy pin that I am making for one of my other granddaughters.  I’ll have pix when I have it finished.  Then yesterday my DD called and said she had been meaning to call for the last few days but had been busy.  She had a favor to ask.  Seems like my grandson teacher is having a B’day next week and he wants me to make her something.  He knows she likes kayak’s so thought that would be a good idea.  I ask what she wanted like should it be something she can sit on her desk, or maybe a necklace.  Well that was left up to me.  That makes it really hard to decide because I don’t know this women and don’t know what she likes.  Does she even wear jewerly?  So here I am this mornning trying to decide what to do.  I think I will make the necklace and some earrings to match and hope that she wears jewerly.  Sometimes teachers just have to much on their desk already so I thought maybe that would be the way to go.

I don’t have a lot of time to put in to this as her b’day is next week but my DD couldn’t remember what day.  Hopefull it is not Monday, my DD is out of town until late Sunday so I couldn’t get it to her before Monday morning anyway.

I also have a DSI who is going in the hospital Monday for some major surgery and we have plans to spend the afternoon with them,watching the Michigan/Michigan state football game.  Then there is a dinner get together for her tomorrow with her children.  And of course we want to be there for the surgery on Monday. 

So it puts a rush on this kayak business and I don’t like to work that way.  It takes all the “fun” out of doing it.  Plus I feel that sometimes you just don’t do your best if your in a hurry. 

What does your week-end look like?  Is it as busy as mine?  What is on your clay table?  Do you feel like I do about being rushed to do something, or do you work better?  Are you a football fan?

I will write Tuesday and let ya’ll know how things to turn out.  I’ll also have pix in my flickr ablum.

Also I wanted to mention that I have added some things to my Etsy shop if you would like to check them out you can go here.    I have been doing some knitting and crocheting lately so have added some things that I have made.

Hope ya’ll have a great week-end.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have to get back to clay play.  Linda

County Fairs

County Fairs are over in Michigan for another season.  Ours is the biggest and the last.  It ran from Sept 21-27. 

It is also a 4H fair which means there are lots of animals, vegetables etc. that the kids have done. There is something for everyone.


I have been working at it for 24 years mostly in security. And my husband has for 26 years.  We worked it again this year. 

I love seeing all the people that I only see once a year, due to the fact that some are from other states and come back each year. But I put in long hours as I get there at 7:30 am and don’t leave until after 9:00pm most times.

This year my husband and I worked together and were lucky enough to be near our truck.  I say lucky because I was able to have a ‘tailgate sale’.  I set up my pendants, earrings and other polymer clay items on our tailgate.  I also ran a fair week 1/2 off special on my buttons.  It turned out pretty good.  I made a few sales, got a few orders and got paid for being there. haha

I could not have afforded to rent a booth and probably would not have gotten one anyway as most if not all are already spoken for, years ahead of time.

We had beautiful weather, in the mid to upper 70’s all week during the day, upper 50’s at night and not a drop of rain.  Here in lower Michigan at this time of year you never know what kind of weather you will have.  The week after we had upper 50’s and lower 60’s and 2 nights we had frost already. The leaves are turning such beautiful colors.

On top of all that I got to see my oldest son, daughter-in-law, grandsons and granddaughter, that week.  Not as much as I would have liked but that was the only time they were able to come up from Kentucky (granddaughter is from Michigan).  I don’t get to see them often, so any time I get to is nice.

Do any of you go to the County Fair?  When is yours? Now did you spend that week?

I hope everyone had as good of a week as I did.  See ya tomorrow.  I will be talking about Etsy.



Mother’s day wish

Well, here I am again not doing what I had wanted to do and post more often.  I just can’t seem to find the time.  And when I have the time I get writers block and don’t know what to say.  When I am away from here I can think of all kinds of things I want to say and then I sit down to write and my mind goes blank.

One thing I do want to say is HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY.  It is cool and rainy here in Mi.  but has been a good day so far.  We have nothing planned but have heard from three of my kids.  One I wasn’t expecting to see at all came over.  That was great.  I always like surprises.  My other kids and grand kids or not close enough to visit so a phone call will have to do but that is good too.  Like all Mothers I enjoy hearing from them.

I haven’t spend much time on the computer this week is don’t have any sites to talk about.  Hopefully I will do better next week and have a few to make up for this week.

Until then I wish everyone reading a great and blessed day.


My new Grandson

I had some good news this week-end.  I have a new Grandson.  He was born Saturday Oct. 21, 2007.  Here is some pic of him.  Can’t you tell I am proud?  Here is a link (I hope) to one of his pics.

Check him out if you have time.

Well I am off to take some pics.

Hello world!

Welcome to LGDesigns. Here I go.( deep breath). This is going to be my main blog.  I have  tried an other time but it didn’t work out the way I wanted.  I have joined City-CraftBizAdvise and with the help of my friends there I hope this will turn out to be everything I hope for. This is a great group of people all helping each other find a way to start a business the best way possible.  As soon I figure out how to add links to this site I will have that link posted.  You should check it out if you are thinking about going into business or already have a business and would just like other people to talk to and get or give advise.

I am hoping to put some of my polymer clay designs on here and any links to other sites I think are of interest.  And of course I have to have a page for family and friends.