Monday, July 11


Greetings, dear reader!

I am finally back again with pics of the jewelry I created during my sister's visit. Silly me, didn't get pics of THEIR stuff (which was much lovelier than mine) but here are my pieces...I used Crafty Secrets Alphabet Scraps and Webster's Pages to make the pieces. The long microslide was made with assorted images from magazines and papers from Webster's Pages.



Really quick and easy to make! Great way to spend a sweltering afternoon with family, Fiddler and fun!

More soon!

Monday, July 4


From Webster and the Clouse House!


Greetings dear reader!

Just thought I would share with you some of the things happening in the Clouse House this summer: First, my dear sister and darling niece Emileigh were here:

Hubby dear and I took them to a few fabulous places:

Walkers Bluff in Carterville, IL. A winery, general store and restaurant extraordinnaire!

We also took them to the Alwahast Restaurant and Hookah Lounge: Home of Afghan and Bedouin cuisine! We thought they might enjoy getting to eat something akin to Sudanese food while here at home.

And for their art-loving side, we took them to the little community of Makanda.

My sister, who's a missionary said only *I* would take her to a winery, hookah lounge and tatoo parlor (Makanda Trading Company: the tatoo parlor was in an attached room) lol! But she said she loved it!

We also spent a day watching Fiddler on the Roof and creating jewelry. I'll show you my creations using the "tape transfer method" next time!

Just got back from a Disaster Relief Trip in Alabama...more on that later! Also, I have a creative idea (shhhhhhhh! I don't want to jinx the mojo!) I'll share with you next time as well!

More soon!
Paula Clare