Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some New Pictures

My newest wallet! Now up for grabs in my Etsy shop.

Ciaran and Edolie relaxing in the sun, Ciaran got a new hair cut!

The vivarium at 1 1/2 weeks growth. I added some baby tears and other moss and will be taking out the dead selaginella moss and adding another small plant. Should be ready for our little scaly friend soon:)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I just finished this new envelope wallet up and listed it in my Etsy shop. I am loving this bright green leather! I will be sad when it's all used up and gone:(

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Newest and More Like it

I finished this wallet up and listed it this week, I forgot I had cut a bunch of these out a while back and they are all ready to be put together. So, with any luck, I'll be working my little hiney off all weekend to get a few of these done.

Other than that, I am all finished with the critter vivarium and it should be ready to go in a couple of weeks. I just want all the plants and mosses to get a good healthy start before some little critter moves in. I am also going to have to make the tortoises a background for their enclosure. It seems that Abner and Imogene have been trying to make their way out and actually "dug" a hole right through the wire mesh on one side. So with my newly acquired "reptile habitat" skills I will be fashioning them a new background for their cage out of foam core, spray foam, wood glue, dried moss and coco fiber. Yipee! I'm crossing my fingers that they like it.

That's my week in a nutshell. Not terribly exciting, but not horrible either and that's o.k. with me!

Monday, July 18, 2011

My Newest Custom Design

I finished this big ol' envelope up last week. I am really happy with how it turned out! I am in love with that bright blue leather for sure! It goes off to it's new home in Greece this week.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


My fake rocks for our lizard vivarium made of spray foam!

Carving up the rocks to make them more "rock-like"

All carved up and ready to be sealed

Sealed and drying in the sun! I used a mixture of peat moss, sphagnum moss, coco fiber, and wood glue. ( I think that they look like huge turds)

I put in the background, added the fountain, coco fiber, planters, selaginella, and sprinkled some peat and sphagnum mosses

I added the branches and vines

Now it is all planted up and ready to go. I planted a small palm, polka dot plant and some other terrarium plants. We just need to let them get used to their new home. I will post some pictures once everyone is established and thriving.

It was a great project and now I just want to build terrariums and vivariums all day!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Friday!

In between nursing a sinus infection and making one very cool custom envelope/wallet thingy, I am working on this vivarium. I finally got the background for the container which means I am now free to start planting. So I put in the itty bitty fountain with the cool tiki head, filled in the other side with coco fiber and my homemade rock planters, sprinkled a bit of sphagnum/peat moss over the top, and added some seliganella moss to the cracks and crevices. It's starting to look pretty cool and it should look even better when I add the branches and other plants to the mix. It's nice to have something new to work on. I can't wait until we get our new little lizard friend to live in it:) Have a wonderful weekend! I look forward to a weekend of cool blue leather projects and hopefully feeling better!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Little Family in the Neighborhood

This little family of swallows have moved in to our garage/storage/laundry room. There are actually two nests but this one is still full with at least three babies. They have been so much fun to watch I will be sad when they decide it's time to move on.

Other than the birdies, it's been quiet around here. I have been working on a couple of custom orders and nursing a cold. I think it's gonna be a quiet week, and that is fine with me!:)