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Fall Shows Begin Soon!

Nativity & Trees on Wood

My fall show line-up is set to begin on Saturday, September 9th at the Whistle Stop in Elkhorn. It is appropriately called Shopkeeper and Friends Antique & Artisan Market. This is the first one I have participated in during the fall season. I have gone there earlier in the year, but I am excited to see fall creations and decor. I hope you can join us!

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Lavender Sachet Pillows for October Picket Fence Boutique

Sachet Pillows measure 8"x10"

Sachet Pillows measure 8″x10″


I still need to stitch these little cat pillows closed. I will have about a dozen of these ready for Picket Fence Boutique October 6, 7 & 8 in Omaha. They have pillow stuffing, but inside of each one, I have a lavender sachet (rice and essential oil) tucked inside. They smell great. Lavender is known for its calming scent. These would be great on a shelf, near an air vent or even in the car. If it is in a warm spot, the scent will come out nicely. Once the scent fades over time, the handmade pillow is still cute as can be. I hand illustrated each one…giraffes, cats, raccoons, bears and used vintage linen as my canvas. The backs are coordinating upholstery fabric.

Something different — not made of clay!
I may spruce them up with some type of button. What do you think?

Have a great week!

Mid America Center Arts & Crafts Council Bluffs Saturday & Sunday, March 12, 13

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern "RABBIT"

Handmade Clay Bowl Imprinted with Old Toy Block pattern “RABBIT”


It’s here! My first show for 2016! I have some new items using vintage glassware and old wood toy block patterns that I have collected over the years. Come and see what it is all about at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs. Free parking, 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors. Admission: $5 (10 & under are free.)

Here is the Google Map Link for the Event: MID AMERICA CENTER, Council Bluffs
Hours: Saturday, March 12 -9am-5pm and Sunday, March 13 – 9am-4pm

Hope to see you there!

Handmade on Charles Street Coming Up May 1 & 2, 2015

Mini Dishes - for tea bags, vitamins, rings, etc

Mini Dishes – for tea bags, vitamins, rings, etc


Be sure to venture out to Handmade on Charles Street. We will feature 10 local artists and craftspeople selling their items.

4th Annual HANDMADE ON CHARLES STREET
Where: 7746 Charles Street, Omaha
When: Friday, May 1 – 11am-6pm & Saturday, May 2 – 9am-3pm

“LIKE” Creative Clay Cafe on Facebook and you will be entered to win a $20 gift certificate that can be used toward your purchase at this May show! Here is the Facebook Link

Two Omaha Art Shows Coming Up Soon!

I will be a participating artist at the Handmade Omaha Spring Art & Craft Bazaar! Check out their Facebook for further details: CLICK HERE… Handmade Omaha on Facebook This show will be April 18th & 19th at 10th & Bancroft.
Hours: Saturday, April 18: 10am-4pm and Sunday, April 19th: Noon-4pm
FREE admission an FREE parking!

Also, I will be hosting the 4th Annual Handmade on Charles Street Home Boutique at my home on May 1st and 2nd.
Hours: Friday, May 1st 11am-6pm and Saturday, May 2nd 9am-3pm.
7746 Charles Street

I just started a page on Facebook not long ago… Please “LIKE” my page if you haven’t already. I post photos and information regularly, so you can see what is happening with my clay art and enameled copper jewelry. CLICK HERE: Creative Clay Cafe on FACEBOOK

Hurray! Phase 2: Clay Studio Organization Complete


So… Phase 2 is complete which is good news. However, I did not anticipate a Phase 3 would be necessary. Next weekend, I will have to go over existing inventory for the upcoming selling season. My pricing allows people to purchase one-of-a-kind handmade art at a reasonable price – (which has always been part of my business philosophy.) So…fortunately, the remaining inventory will not take long to organize. This has not always been the case, so I am grateful for 2014!

Gotta get those taxes started! The Phase 3 will begin next Saturday and will be to organize my inventory and wrap my mind around my display plan for my home show in May, Handmade on Charles Street. This will be the 4th Annual Handmade on Charles Street Home Boutique! I can hardly believe it! Spring is just around the corner… really…

Have a great week!

Handmade Omaha Show This Weekend! November 29 & 30 in Omaha

Recycled Canning Jar Embellished with Clay, Wine Corks and LED Tea Light

Recycled Canning Jar Embellished with Clay, Wine Corks and LED Tea Light


Be sure to stop by the 3rd Annual Winter Art & Craft Bazaar at 10th & Bancroft in Omaha this coming weekend! CLICK HERE FOR SHOW DETAILS: Handmade Omaha on Facebook

The show is Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th.