Anyway, other than that I have been trying to keep up with the yard, and the garden.
|That one on the right looks pretty shot.|
I bought some horseradish.
I thought I might as well. It was cheap and for a good cause, (It was a yard sale to benefit Hospice.), and we like horseradish.
Most of the mulberries are ripe and I'm supposed to make cobbler. It's almost as good as raspberry cobbler, and the berries are right here in my yard. I haven't found a good source of black raspberries yet.
When I was a kid we had red and black raspberries growing at the back of our garden. There weren't many bushes though, so Mom used to go raspberry picking for the black ones. (They're the best.) She made jelly out of them. When Emma was little we had some growing in our yard, but not much. Dad found a good patch somewhere and used to go pick them for her and bring them by the bucket full. People don't seem to like the black ones as much as the red for some reason,and it's not very often you see the black ones for sale at the grocery store.Although, I've noticed lately that there is a lot more black raspberry stuff being offered. The stores have ice cream, and the local ice cream place even has it in soft serve.
And I've been making dollhouse scale rugs...
|That's a penny to show size.|
|That's a tiny braided rug. I couldn't find the other tiny one.|
|Found it. That's the first one on the right, lost rug on the left.|
One of these days I'll get around to putting them up for sale.
And I've been working on a tiny paper clay doll. I love working with paper clay. It seems I can get so many more details in without squashing out what I've already done than I can with polymer clay. I made this doll with holes for stringing the parts.
|The parts need sanding.|
For the last one I was making, (As yet unfinished.), I used wire loops and they have rusted!
|For size reference, that's a small coffee mug he's leaning against.|
I really liked how he was turning out too.
|I see him as sort of a Pierrot,|
I don't know what I can do about his rusty joints.
I have also been yard saling and thrift store shopping. I haven't been having to drop Ken off at work as much lately, since Fuzzy has a girlfriend who drives him around. Normally I had to take Ken to work to have the van to take Fuzz to work. When I drop Ken off I stop at Goodwill, which is in the same shopping center as Ken's place of work, and Salvation Army, which is down the street. In upcoming posts I'll be showing you some of the things I've found lately.