Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cracked Baby Extensions

Good Day All!
Hope our time away has been good to you.
I swear time is moving faster and faster. It's been two weeks again and I'm not sure how.
Been busy on this end. This past week was a blur.

Let's see if we can bring it into focus....
I've been working on the deck extension and must say it's looking good. Got the frame done and the decking up. I think we may move the steps away from the side of the house and bring them down onto the new deck. We are contemplating covering the upper deck. Sally would like it closed in, like a sun room. The stones around the fire pit have been put on hold until after the extension is complete. So I can access how much money I don't have. LOL.  Once the deck is finished it will be a nice addition to the yard.
decking in place waiting to be trimmed.
the longer boards are left overs from the front porch.

'the dance floor' as my wife calls it.
it's 8 x 12

from the side looking into the yard

Found out last week that my baby is having a baby girl. Still doesn't seem real. My wife has been out buying clothes and cribs and such. My daughter has picked out a name's Kennedy Lane. Her 'mommy' drive has kicked in. Full throttle too! I have no pictures yet. I think she goes in on Monday for another ultrasound. Maybe I'll have one for the next post!

I was going to work on my witch this past weekend....well, not now. She has cracked. Horribly! The dangers of using WED clay. I'm going to have to start from scratch. I need about a three day period to work on her uninterrupted. I will have to sculpt and mold her all together to prevent the cracking again. As the WED clay dries, it shrinks. Since I put this over a wig form it shrank around it and cracked. The best way to use WED clay is to not use an armature of any kind. I know this and still I did it anyway. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!! I guess I'm going to have to lock myself in my studio to complete her. Here is a pic of the disaster that occurred.....
she's even worse now...
more cracks and her ears are about to 
come off completely

My mead is about reading to be opened. YAY! Some time around the first of next month. Just a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait to try it. I'm also about to start a new batch. I ordered a new fermenting container for the new batch. It's a 9 gallon Tuff Tank. I will probably be making a 5 gallon batch. It has it's own airlock and a drain spout. Should make things much easier this time around. Also with the extra room, I hopefully will not have an explosion like I did the last time. Squished fruit on the ceiling is not a good thing! :) The 'vessel' is from E. C. Kraus home brewing. You can see more of what they have to offer here. Can't wait to get started!
my new fermenter...

I've been working on my 5x5 faerie as well. It's coming along nicely. Would like to be further along with it but haven't had much time to work on it. I've given the wings a coat of shimmering lemon yellow to add a little sparkle. Wait faerie doesn't need a little sparkle? :) I hope to have it done by the end of this coming week. **Fingers crossed!**
not a lot of 'inbetween' shots...
my hands were full of paint
maybe some flowers? or swirly things?

I ordered some ointment for my dogs this past week as well. We are having a hell of a time trying to get them to stop itching. Pixie and Roxxy both have themselves chewed raw. I'm not convinced at this point that it's poison ivy. The shots and medication that the vet gives them lasts for about two or three days and then it comes back worse than before. Pixie is red. I'm hoping that this ointment and soap will help them. It's supposed to soothe the skin and stop them from licking and chewing. **again, fingers crossed** Wish me luck! Open to suggestions at this point. :)

Well, I guess that' all for now....
Thanks to everyone who has stopped by for a visit - even when I didn't post anything new!
You all are great!!!

Be Good, Be Safe, Be Happy!



  1. Your poor witch:( Oh well...the way I look at it things happen for a reason. Love your deck. We are going to add an extension this year...maybe if the weather behaves. We had a lot of rain last year. My husband wants to have less grass to mow:)

    1. I look at things like that too Mary Ann....but I'll be darned if I can find a reason for this one - except simple stupidity on my part. :)
      Your husband wants less grass, I've been trying for more...I have a yard that doesn't like to let the grass grow. Lots of dirt! LOL

  2. ummmmm...........I really like the cracks!

    1. I did too Susie. I thought I could use them...up until pieces started falling off. She looked like a jigsaw puzzle. :) I wanted her to have deeper wrinkle but I think it went to the extreme. HA!

  3. So sorry about your witch :( Lesson learned though... right? The cracks do look cool though.

    Have you thought about taking your poor pooches to another vet for a second opinion? Can't hurt to see.

    And congrats to you on the new addition to the family!!!

    1. Hi Summer!
      Yes, lesson learned...again. Unfortunately this isn't the first time I've done this. Time just seems to slip by me here lately.
      I'm going to try this new ointment and if it doesn't work I will take them to someone else. I feel so bad for them. In the process I am racking up some serious doggie medical bills. :)
      And thanks for the congrats! Nothing like another grand child (this will be 5) to make you feel really old! HA!

  4. Yay for mead! Yay for little fairy! Yay for expected baby girl! The witch head...I like the cracks. You can't use them as part of her witchy face?

    Oh, and how come you have sunshine on your deck? Sunshine! Not rain or snow or fog, like everyone else?

  5. Thanks for the "YAY"! I appreciate it very much.

    Just lucky with the rain. We've had plenty already!