Thursday, July 15, 2021

Birthday Surprise

 His Lordship got me this amazing bat for my Birthday along with other fab gifts.  It really swings about in the wind.


 

 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cutting Glass

 It is tons of fun to be able to cut glass.  It is so easy I should have owned a glass cutter years ago.  It has allowed me to make little repairs to some of my Halloween favorites like these little metal votive holders acquired from Target a decade ago.  The glass had broken and they were kind of blah until now:




 


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Spiffy Spider Web

 I made this beauty just in time to give to Baby M and the Son of Nell as a  gift.  They are officially part of that rare demographic for millennials. Golfers you say?  Nope -  homeowners. 

Nothing says congratulations on your new home like a stained glass spiderweb.  Perhaps an ordinary mother would have given a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card - I don't know because I am not ordinary.
 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Corner web

I took a fun class at the Full Spectrum Glass to learn how to make a corner spider web. I hung it on the loft above my stairwell.  I think it turned out rather well.  I think I need one for the other side of the post.


 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cool Genetics

 Last year I grew both black petunias and black and yellow petunias.  At the end of the summer, inspired by Monty Don of Gardner's World, I harvested lots of seed with the intention of saving myself hundreds of dollars by propagating my own plants.

This is what they looked like last year.

Fast forward to this year were nothing turned out as planned.  Genetics had its way with me and low and behold, the array of colors and patterns that these two produced is astonishing.
I got stripes and splotches in pink and white.
Here are some solid colors in a pallet of pinks and purples.
The one above looks like it has been splattered with bleach.
 Some got edges with ruffles.

This is my favorite with those delicate pink streaks.  I call this cultivar "Lady M" - hee hee.


 




Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Spider web

 Here is a little stained glass spider web I made complete with spider.