Friday, December 17, 2010


Victorian salt clay is perfect for making Christmas decorations using cookie cutters. It doesn't puff like some salt/flour clays, keeps well and can be embellished with pretty much anything you can think of: paint, sequins, glitter...

My daughter and I made snowflakes last Christmas. This year they're hanging in the window as well as on the tree. You can get the recipe I used here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Tucked under the lilac bushes, the feeder offers seeds to the chickadees and cardinals who come calling this time of year. I love watching them and hearing them call to each other. Today the sun is shining and the birds are darting in and out; taking a moment or two to watch them turns into minutes and I need to get the camera. The cardinals hid in the lilacs but the chickadee are bold. Their cheer brightens my day.