February 6, 2020

What's all the BUZZZZZZ.????

Here I am, writing again... another post so soon.  Wow I'm on a roll this week. haha

I mentioned the other day that I was working on something...
WELL HERE I AM, with those "Somethings"

Are these adorable or what???

I just couldn't help bringing my love of crafting and painting Terra Cotta, together with some Foamy crafting.  And ta-da.... This is what you get!!!

And I've decided they'd make a GREAT addition to my Etsy shop.
Soooo, you can find them for sale there. 

They stand about 9 inches tall, and make such adorable desk or shelf decor.
They just can't help but to bring a smile to your face.

Thanks for stopping by today for my quick little post.
I hope that you've enjoyed these little cuties.

February 4, 2020

A mixed Bag of Crafty things...

Happy February!!!  Wow, did the month of January seem to last forever for you, like it did for me?
So what have I been up to since I last posted?
I've worked on a few more pots, most of which were small succulent type of pots, nothing fancy, just kept myself busy.  LOL
I think my favorite of those smaller pots have to be my Scandinavian inspired painted pots.  I did them in 4 different colors. 

I just LOVE them!

But I think this sort of peacock-ish blue one has to be my favorite!
I know it appears to be blue, but it has a hint of green in there. ;)

and of course I had to give a little Garden Gnome a try too.
And it helps that I painted the pot with my favorite color combination.

I've also finally decided that I would create a smaller version of my Bumblebee and Lady Bug pots.  Now there are two sizes available for purchase on my Etsy page.  

Aren't these just too cute?

and last but not least....
Who doesn't love Sloths???

I decided I would attempt to make a sloth Terra Cotta Pot.  Something I've never done before.
As a matter of fact, I haven't seen ANYONE try to do one before.  At least not that I could find.

For these I made 2 sizes as well.
My daughter LOVES them, and so do I.

So as you can see, I've been keeping myself busy.
I've even had some time to do a little coloring, which I've missed doing.

I find that coloring is very relaxing, and it was a great way to "Play" while I was binge watching a TV series on Netflix. 

I've used this absolutely ADORABLE digital image from Elisabeth Bell.
It is called Bobby's Flag, and can be found in her digital image collection.

Now... if he isn't just the CUTEST little guy, I don't know who is.
I am a little rusty with my coloring, but I soooo enjoyed doing it, I've decided that it was time for me to do it more and more. =)

That's all from me for today... I have a few new things I've been working on. 
I will post those when they are ready.
All I will say for now is "Bzzzzzz"

January 11, 2020

A New Year and New Crafts to share....

Wow I can't believe that the last post I've made was about Fall!!! LOL 

I think it's time for a current update.

Happy New Year!
I truly do plan on keeping my blog posting a little more current.
I've had this blog for years and years.  More than 10 years, that's for sure.
Even though almost ALL of my past posts have been during my time working on paper-crafts.
Whether it was just for fun, or Design Team work, blog hops, showing newly released stamps etc.

Once in a while I like to look back through the old posts.  SOOOO Many cards.
I miss my coloring and creating from those days, but I am truly enjoying my current crafting of mainly hand-painted Clay Pot people.

That brings me to a few of my most recent projects.
Christmas came and went, but due to dealing with the stress of a death in the family, it all seems like such a blur.

So today I will share a few things that I've created since I last posted here. 

Just look at this trio of little cuties.  I had so much fun making these.
They inspired me to create a unique snowman style gift for my daughters teachers.
So this next photo is what I came up with.  I made two of these, using a battery operated candle.
I'm happy to say, both of her teachers absolutely LOVED their gifts.
I do have to admit, They did turn out quite adorable.

Now, because those little snowman candle holders turned out SO adorable, I had to make one for myself, but personally I am more in love with Gingerbread men than Snowmen.  So I decided to go with a Gingerbread theme instead.
But I didn't stop there....
I used oven bake Clay and created miniature "Cookies" to go along with my candle holder.
I wanted to use my candle holder to hold a real jar style candle.

Heres a close up of my Clay Cookies. =)

They look almost good enough to eat, don't they?

Since I fell head over heels in love with the outcome.
I set out to make myself a smaller version as well.

When I was finished, I used it to hold some peppermint candies.  Who said it was only for Candles?

He was just darling sitting on top of my Piano in the livingroom along with so many other cute Christmas decorations.

Just way WAY too cute!

I even made some more, they are now available in two sizes in my Etsy shop.

Holidays were over, and it was time for some NEW things, going into the NEW Year...

I had an idea of what I wanted to do.  As of New Years day, I began working on my projects.

Our Men and Women in the Service.
However, I have not made any of them have a womans face, but I did make a set of all 4 of the different military branches.

Finally complete, I have posted them as available for order in my Etsy shop as well.





I am quite happy with how these turned out.  They have been added to the "Pot People" page in the link at the top of this page.  As I create more, they will also be added.

These have kept me quite busy, and now it's time to begin working on my next "New idea for the New Year"

I will post again, when I have more to share.  
Thanks for hanging in there and reading this far.

November 9, 2019

An Autumn Update...

Greetings... It's been a while since I've actually written a post here.  Updating pictures on my Flower Pot People Page doesn't really count, does it? 
I've been keeping busy over the past couple of months between family, and definitely while doing crafts.  Pots, Pots, and more pots...  So I thought I'd give a quick re-cap of a few of my favorites that I've done more recently. 

Starting with these two little cuties...  Anyone who knows me knows I just LOVE LOVE LOVE gingerbread men.  I will take them any way I can get them.  This includes taking them in the form of Clay Pots... LOL    Isn't he just the cutest?  And how about a little Santa too?  He took a little more work, because of all of his extra glittered texture added to his suit and "hat".  But he really did turn out to be quite a cutie...  I've already had a couple of orders for these, and they are available in my Etsy shop.  They make great candy dishes or just decorations, or whatever your creativity can dream up, 

Awwww one of my all time favorite Fall things to make.  Adorable Scarecrows. 
I've already made quite a few of these this fall.  They are just too stinking cute.  I had to give him a little Spotlight time.  =)

OHHHH My...and THESE SCARY people!!!! 
With Halloween approaching....
I had a sweet woman in Washington State contact me, and ask me if I could make her
"Chucky, and the Bride of Chucky"...  Challenge accepted!  And... Here they are!
This was the first time that I even attempted to add "Hair" to terra cotta pots.
Needless to say, I wanted to make sure the hair would be pretty much weather proof.
The hair on these two were made using Craft Foam Sheets.  Yep... I had to get a bit creative, and I have to say, I LOVE the outcome!

Once these two were done, I was then asked to do 3 more.  This woman and her husband are HUGE Halloween fanatics.  So I was asked to make Captain Spaulding, Baby, and Otis from the Horror movie "House of 1,000 Corpses"

I used the same idea with the hair, but WOW,... who knew how very tedious and time consuming the curled hair would end up being... But the outcome was worth the time invested I think.  =)  

I decided I'd try a little jingle bell wind chime idea using a terra cotta pot.  This is smaller than the usual pots I use.  Instead of the standard 6" pots, I chose to use a 4" pot for this little cutie instead.
I really wanted to capture a sweet and innocent look for this snowman, and I think I've managed to do just that.  He is just adorable.

Ohhhh but lets now stop there...
Remember how I said I just LOVE my Gingerbread men?  Well....
I couldn't help myself.  I wanted some gingerbread men style ornaments for my Christmas tree this year.  Sooo, what did I do?  YEP... YOU GUESSED IT!!!
I made my own.
I loved them so much, I decided to make some and sell those on Etsy as well.
Who knew that they would become a huge hit! LOL

Aren't they adorable?  I told you!  These images are digital stamps that I got from 7kidscrafts.com and then colored and then decoupaged to the ornament after painting it.  Then adding diamond glitter, and a high gloss sealer.  They are TOO TOO cute...

I am currently working on an order of 20 of these adorable ornaments.  So that sums up what I've been up to lately... always keeping busy, and finding new ideas, but such is the life of a crafter.
I just can't help myself.

Thanks for stopping by.

July 24, 2019

A Little Norwegian Troll made from Clay Pots

Anyone who knows me, knows my love for any and ALL things Norwegian.  
It was just a matter of time, until I actually made one using Clay Pots.  It's been in the back of my mind for a while now, and I finally decided I was going to just do it.

I painted an adorable little Norwegian Sweater on him, and of course took days to come up with his adorable face design.  Then we needed some cute troll ears.  I made those from a thick leather.

He really is just the cutest little Troll ever!!!  I just LOVE him to pieces. 

He now has a permanent seat on my little shelf in my kitchen. 
(along with a few other Norwegian things)

I might just make him a couple of friends, wearing different style sweaters, we'll see.

If you are interested in any of my clay pots, YES, I DO sell them.
You can have a custom made pot, or one just like any of the ones I've already made.
Either contact me by using the contact button at the top right side,
or visit my Etsy page for more details.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

July 23, 2019

Some new creations... My Clay Pot Dogs

Good Evening!

I thought I might post a few pics of some of my latest clay pots.  I have really been having some fun working on these.
By Special request, I have made a few dogs.

Of course you can find these along with many other custom made orders that I've done by clicking the tab above which will take you to my gallery of Clay pot people. =)

If you are interested in a custom made pot person or pet, please contact me or visit my Etsy page, and I will do my best to make your wishes a reality.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

May 21, 2018


Hello there, 
It sure has been a while since I've posted any real blog posts here.  
It has also been a while since I've made any new cards, or colored any of those adorable stamped images or digital images I have.

I REALLY must do that again soon.  I miss coloring.

I have been keeping myself pretty busy with other craft items, which I try to post regularly.

You can find those crafts in the different tabs along the top.  
I also do try to share my hand painted flower pot people on Pinterest as well.  =)

Here is a link to that if you are interested in that board.

Clay Pot People by L.Nielsen

Thanks so much for stopping by.