Friday, October 30, 2015



Full View of Goddess Necklace

I think we all have a sound..a note that resonates within our being. For some, it is a loud vibration but for others, it is a soft hum that interweaves with our consciousness as we go about our lives. That sound of the soul allows us to carry on, even though times are tough. It pulls us through our hardships and keeps us on an even keel. Listen. Listen carefully and celebrate your own sacred song.

Close-up of Pendant

I have sculpted one of my original stoneware clay faces for the center of this Goddess Necklace. She features an antique pendant, even missing one bead but I think it adds to the character. and plenty of turquoise and jangles to help remind you of your song. The base is 2 ½ “ wide by 3 1/2” high and the chain is approx 13 ½ “ from the top of the head to the neck.

You can dress her up or down. She is at home with blue jeans as well as a black evening dress. Hope you like her. She is priced at $85. To purchase, you can e-mail me and we can go from there. I take checks or Paypal.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015



B-dazle Headed for a Diagnostic Checkup

You may have already guessed what this picture is all about. My beloved B-Dazle is being towed away for a diagnostic check-up. You see, she has had a “break-down.” It probably was to be expected after having so many pictures taken of her through the years. She was also seen all over face book and newspapers..she was the talk of the town. Could make a gal a bit crazy.

Picture of Me and My Grandchildren Riding in Style

Seriously, b-dazle just quit completely one day when I was coming home from the market. Fortunately,she waited til I got off a busy highway and was close to home. After spending 6 years to decorate her and 23,000 beads, bangles and bows, I will soon have to make a decision as to whether to keep her running or not.

She Has Been My Market Car for Over 11 Years!

If my trusty mechanics diagnose the engine as being the problem,(and that is what most are speculating it is) it will cost about $3,000-$5,000 thousand dollars to have a rebuilt one replaced and then there is the possibiity that other major things coud go wrong or that the rebuilt engine gives up in a year or so. I could buy another car for that price that is much newer since she is now 25 years old. I'm not sure I feel like starting all over again with more beads though. Or, I could try to find another 1990 Nisson Access and just part it out. The problem with that is they stopped making the Nisson Access after 1990 which will make it pretty difficult to find a replacement. Lots of choices but none of them are very good. I will wait til I get the report and go from there. What would you do if you were me? Saying goodbye will be tough but I have had a wonderful time with her for the last 15 years so I guess I should count my blessings.

She Loved Her New Eyelashes

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Friday, October 16, 2015



Bottled Kuhlua

In 1968 my mother-in-law, Muriel – better known as Bana- gave me the recipe for a wonderful Kuhlua drink she had received from a member of one of the many 'clubs' she belonged to. Back then, a lot of women belonged to various clubs. Bana was definitely a club woman. She belonged to about 30! I can't even imagine what clubs they were but I do remember a cooking, bridge and Kiwanas club. I was lucky enough to be the recipient of many of the recipes she gathered from these meetings.

All Ready to Get Started

After all these years, I finally decided to try my hand at the Kuhlua recipe. I changed it only slightly after looking online for more modern versions. After the Kuhlua sets in a cool place (I'll put mine in the wine cellar) for about 1-2 months, I'll find some spiffy little bottles, place my label on and give for Christmas gifts. Thought I'd post now so you can get started on your own Kuhlua. I'll show a picture in a later post of how they turned out. Have fun!


l. Heat 2 Quarts water- 7 cups granulated sugar- ½ cup brown sugar and 2 ½ oz. of instant coffee. Heat until sugar dissolves (about 30 min) Cool thoroughly.

2. Add 2 oz. Pure vanilla and 190 proof grain alcohol. (I could only find 153 grain so I added 3 small airplane size bottles of Bacardi Rum to the pot.

Mix together and either bottle in small gift bottles or a large bottle. Let set in a cool place for about 1-2 months. Makes approximately 5 fifths.

To make a Black Russian, Bana says to add 2 parts vodka to 1 part kuhlua.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015




Full View

Stardust Woman

Ribbons of light were drifting on the wings of the wind.

Cosmic rhythms beating immercifully began to reveal to her the secrets of her heart.

She began to feel infinite love, wisdom and energy in the stars and universe.

She had finally connected to her higher self and she knew she was a radiant being..filled with light and love.

Cheryl Dolby

Close Up

Startdust Woman Altar is 4 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" deep x 11 1/2" high. She is an original that I hand sculpted with stoneware clay. I used tiles, beads, stars, mirror and added lots of love. Hope you like her. She is for sale for $110. If you are interested in purchasing her, please contact me by e-mail and we can go from there. I accept Paypal or a personal check. Thank you so much for viewing.

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