Hummingbirds and Coffee

Hummingbirds and Coffee

A few weeks ago I was asked by a gal to make a coffee mug with a carved hummingbird on it as a tribute to her mother who loved hummingbirds. At first I was reluctant because in the past I had trouble with the final clear coat, but my love for sgraffito carving and a...
Adding Butter to your Butter Crock

Adding Butter to your Butter Crock

On Facebook the other day I was asked how a stick of butter fits into the Butter Crock!  I use mine so often that I forgot that others may not know how they work. Allow a full stick of butter to come to room temperature Using a spoon scrape the butter into the LID of...
I am saying goodbye to Etsy

I am saying goodbye to Etsy

Every good thing must come to an end and I fear a breakup is in the works between me and Etsy. Back in 2011 when I first opened my Etsy shop I thought it was a handmakers dream come true. I bowed before the Etsy gods and thanked them mightily for giving me a place to...

Leaving on vacation

So far so good with the Keto thing. I am actually quite amazed and proud of myself for doing this and sticking with it. The best part is that I am not getting hungry. I guess all that high fat, flavorful stuff really satisfies and I don’t feel like I am being...

And the Keto continues…

I am proud of myself!!  I am really doing this and I have the proof.  When I stepped on the scale I was .6 ounces below my low level.  I have a high level, the OMG what have I done level and the low level. I am usually somewhere between the two. When I started this I...

I almost did ok…Keto Diet Day 2

Yesterday was my very first day and I must say I did good. Not great but I did my best. As you know breakfast started out with two Duck eggs and Kale Chips. Believe it or not that actually kept me satisfied until about 2. I was in the studio with limited food so I had...
Keto Diet for Weight loss

Keto Diet for Weight loss

This time I am going to do it!!   Lose Weight, that is!! Gads, how many times have I said this to myself and had all the right intentions only to fail miserably after a few days of hardly eating. It seems the older I get the harder it is to lose weight, plus I am not...
Using a Water Butter Crock

Using a Water Butter Crock

Who doesn’t know what a Water Butter Crock is?  Raise your hand! OK I see there are quite a few of you who don’t know what a Water Butter Crock is but I am surprised in the few of you who do know (You know who you are!) I came across the Water Butter...