Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shedding Leopard Gecko

While I was searching my photos on Facebook I came across these two pictures of "Happy" one of our Leopard Geckos. When we first got "him" he had a lavendar spot on his back and spots that formed a perfect smiley face. The lavendar has since faded and the spots arent as distinct anymore. Anyway here he is shedding. He rubbed against a rock to loosen the skin:
 Then he kept biting at the skin and rubbing until he shed it all. It's gross, but they eat the skin. Apparently lots of nutrients and vitamins in it.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Here kitty kitty....

Oh and I forgot about the kittens! We got 3 kittens in June. So our house is full of love!
First is Cheyenne's kitty "Nala":
 And then Cameron's "Meatball"
 And lastly my "Princess.
 We all claimed a kitty, but really they are the family's kittens. :-) Meatball is the snuggly kitty. He is my favorite. :-)


Friday, August 16, 2013

Mini Spiral Notebooks for Boys

Below are some of the spiral notebooks I made for boys. Boys are alwasy harder to make for, and I always have requests for more boy items.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mini Composition books for Girls

Below are some of the Mini Composition Books I have made for girls.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mini Spiral notebooks for girls

I have also been working on some new Mini Spiral Notebooks. These are always popular at my shows and sold out completely last year so I wanted to be sure to have enough for this year.

 Cheyenne's favorite - she LOVES giraffes!

Stay tuned for some boy designs!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I HAVE been busy! Honest!

So once December came and went I guess I got a little burned out as far as crafting. So I took a little break. Then I was busy helping out a friend, and before I knew was JUNE! AAAACK!!!  So I started crafting in JULY for my upcoming shows. It's been a slow start, and my room desperately needs a good organizing, but I did get some items done! New this year are two different kinds of covered notebooks. The first opens from the top:
 And the second opens like a book and also features a matching pen:
and a flap inside (two books shown here):
 And another style:
And inside:
I have a few other colors made, and am working on some other designs for the fronts.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A cage for Frumpy

And while I was making cages...I made this one for our Tokay! I bought the cage bare, just the glass which includes the front panel. Here I started with Expanding foam and sprayed it all over the back of the tank. While it was still wet I took two pieces of cork which I pressed into the foam. We let it dry about two days. Then I took silicone (I should have used black, but at the time could only find clear) and spread it all over the foam. While it was still wet I took cocoa fiber and spread it into the silicone. Again waiting 24 hours and then I did some spot coverage. Once completely dry I shook the rest of the cocoa fiber out.Then I added a bunch of river rocks on the bottom of the tank. On top of the rocks I added a piece of weed block fabric and then a layer of organic soil. The weed block is to help prevent the dirt from washing down under the rocks. Then I added some live plants to the soil and covered that with more cocoa fiber (and later some frog moss).

These cages are a lot of work, but it sure is fun designing them!!  And I have to say, I think we have a "slight" lizard addiction. Next we'd like to get crested geckos! :-)