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Garden Grows While I Make Donuts

Posted in etsy, food, gardening, handmade with tags , , on July 31, 2011 by darcyarts

Early morning watering in the garden was lovely.

Took more pictures of the tiny little insects with the yellow wings that are going to town on the face of our big sunflower.  They are doing rounds up there dancing in the pollen.

The tomatoes are multiplying and the cukes are gigantic.

The tiny insects on the sunflower are not alone. We have spiders. Hopefully, they are wrapping up the bad bugs.

I didn’t see any big spider wrappings but the two grasshoppers are m.i.a.

I’ve rigged up a batch of chicken wire and bamboo sticks and odds and ends to give the cucumber vines clinging space.

I hope there is natural hanging room from where the cukes place themselves.

They are going to get big and fat if this guy is any example of what is to come.


This morning will also be spent making big plush donuts! I’m trying to stock up early for the gifting season. Everybody loves donuts.

Making donuts is relaxing and they always look so cute. I hope to have dozens and dozens of them ready to go out the door by November.

Donuts are selling every week here at the DarcyArts studios and that is a good thing.


I made eleven chocolate donuts last year for a birthday party.

July Spiders

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 9, 2011 by darcyarts

Here we have a spider hanging out at the entrance of a wasp’s mud nest. Is that a good idea? Would they work together? Do they have a plan? Would the spider be eaten or would the wasp be stilled?

I never got to find out because the bug guy came and spray and swept away the spiders. I guess they have to do it. The landlady likes things neat. The poison is scary.

Spiders have a purpose in the garden.

This one is spinning a web for him/herself in the tomatoes.

Thank you spider.

Bug’s No Lady

Posted in cute, nature, plush critters with tags , , , , on May 12, 2009 by darcyarts

BugsNoLadyWhile watering the plants early this morning this guy came into view.

Very interesting design. The black shoulder or neck blades rock.

BugsNoLadyCropDo these guys have eyes? I’m pretty sure those two slash marks are fakeout eyes.

The antennae are segmented like much of the rest of him.

I need another incarnation as an entomologist.

Some bug needs to eat the creepy bugs in the lettuce bin.

Took a new gnome out to the yard for photos. This guy has a pipe an looks pretty baked.

PipeGnomeDirtBrickADreamy eyes and a little “o” mouth make him charming. He was a bit tough to shoot in the morning light.

PipeGnomewTurtleA1I brought along a tiny turtle that I think Tom G. left behind at the R.S.

They make a nice pair.

Time to chimp it up.


I added a little girth to the belly. I tried to do it by using the softer, stretchier material of the belly cover. It’s much easier.


Organization is everything in the midst of work. I found a little knick knack cabinet for a dollar.

LittleShelfCan you tell I straightened the work bench? The small box allowed me to reclaim quite a bit of room on the table top.

BignLittleShelfThese little compartments are great for storing the stamps I make, the cool little stamp pads I picked up at Jo-ann’s, my random bitty pix, tiny containers of rhinestones, biz cards, tags and the tea bag envelopes I save and use for wrapping small items.

The box also created a shelf for my cans of permanent marker and colored pencils.

StampPadJewelsFollowBlissGlassBamaStarfishIt’s a good thing.