Saturday, April 30, 2016

Meet Sam: The Most Photogenic Cat In the World

I love my cat. I think the camera loves him too.


It started out innocently enough. My cat, Sam, found his way into this old basket that I keep in my workshop. Cats like baskets the same way that they like cardboard boxes. Once they find them and step inside and sit down, they own them. Why call it a Jack in the box when we all know it should really be called a cat in a the box? Really. 
Sam found the basket, tousled a few things around inside to make himself some room, and there he sat. 

Sam always looks great in photos. I think it's because he has that stare. For a long time we joked and said he had a staring problem. Whenever I took a photo of something he seemed to be there, at least somewhere in the background, staring back. 


Taking picture of new guitar. Cat staring back. 

Taking picture of case of popcorn balls. Cat stares back. 


This time I caught him hiding behind a shelf, peeping through the open woodwork. Talk about a peeping tom! 

Are your pets like this?
 What do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your week! 
Love, Laura



   


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Beautiful Succulents In Crafts and Home Decor

It's no surprise that succulents have become popular in home decor and crafts, they're beautiful! And they make great accents for your home and garden. Check out these amazing examples of succulents used in terrariums, crafts, and as home accents and I'm sure you will agree!


Succulent nests from Chicweed


Succulent planter made from an old wood shipping pallet by theurchincollective



Create a letter succulent with a frame by RootedinSucculents via Etsy
(above and below)



succulent balls:





Tiered Succulents:







DIY succulent driftwood planter from ehow



Another example of a vertical wall display via Pinterest

Succulent birdbath... I had this idea when looking for a chiminea just the other day. Brilliant:
Tiered Succulents





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Vertical garden with succulents on a Rat Surfboard by Bacchus’ Garden, Del Mar, California.
image via Wallace Gardens


 What do you think?

Enjoy the rest of your week! 
Love, Laura






   


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns



Sunday, April 24, 2016

I've Been Featured on Etsy! ...and What's New In My Shop

I was thrilled to get an email from Etsy Thursday night letting me know that my jewelry was featured on Etsy's front page! Yay! The thrill was doubled when within minutes a kind soul messaged me on Facebook to let me know that Etsy also featured another one of my necklaces on their Instagram (screenshot below). Thanks Etsy! 



Last week I delivered about 20 new pieces of jewelry to my friends at Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA. If you're around town be sure to stop in and check them out, and tell them I sent you! 

In other things, here's a peek at just a few of the brand new pieces of jewelry made from broken antique china that I just listed in my Etsy shop. Click any photo to visit my shop!



























Thanks for visiting!
Which is your favorite?

Enjoy the rest of your week! 
Love, Laura






   


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns