Monday, May 14, 2012


We took a Mother's Day trip for the weekend to beautiful, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  I had been hearing about this wonderful town for years and it was fun to finally experience it.

Here's Christy, shop owner of Antique Affaire, where I found some cool mosaic ingredients!!

And we stayed at the haunted Crescent Hotel.  Here's Dash trying to get an electromagnetic read from a ghost!

Gorgeous gardens.


This woman had a museum in town that featured her frog collection.  She got hooked at 5 years old when she got one out of a gumball machine.  Today, the bulk of her collection is packed up, but she and her husband were kind enough to show us the great stuff still on display.  What a wonderful couple.

So many cute little buildings surrounded by stone and fabulous gardens.

These were so cool!!!  Some sort of old hardware displays, maybe?

This tiny log house was amazing.

This shot is from St. Elizabeth's church.

I'm setting my sights on the next quick-trip destination.  Any suggestions?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MTV and a Few More Uncommon Objects

MTV came over today to interview Jason about his work on Avengers vs. X-Men.  The first thing Denise commented on was my new crocheted skull, Amadeus, from Dear Bitsy on Etsy!

Denise and the team talked to Jason all over the house and then they went to Elite Comics and Oklahoma Joe's for more shooting.

I picked up the reflective "LEFT" street sign at Uncommon Objects on South Congress in Austin!  And had 9 boots when I went to Austin and now only have 3 left.  I love doing them and will order up some more forms so I can get started soon.

My proud mother moment - Brendan receiving an award last night for his academic achievements at Shawnee Mission East!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Uncommon Objects and Other Oddities

I'm back from Austin and although I was busy selling my mosaics at the Country Living Fair, I did manage to make a trip to Uncommon Objects.  I picked up a great headless statue and the funky silver head.

 And what a great surprise to arrive home and discover that my crocheted skull from Dear Bitsy (found HERE) had arrived.  Introducing . . . Amadeus!

Doesn't he look so stately next to the Martin Family Mortuary?  I brought the Mortuary to Austin and it was a hit, but since no one bought it, it will be staying with me for awhile.

Got the tiny bottles and bird card holder above from Uncommon Objects and the great flat shoe forms below from the fair.

Can't wait for my next visit to Austin - what a fabulous town!