Saturday, March 16, 2013

Holiday Hop

This was the cutest idea, I am liking this Hopping and this was another good one.  What I wasn't happy with was with the idea I had of putting my piece together for Marlene and it would NOT work out the way I wanted.  

Marlene Cupo sent me the cutest polymer clay piece.  Our theme was National Dog Biscuit day which just happens to be February 23, my husband's birthday.  Here is the piece Marlene made for me!

Isn't it adorable?  Rusty in the doghouse, Millie just hanging around with her box of dog biscuits close by!  She is daddy's girl after all!

Here is the piece I sent Marlene.  I wanted it to be a charm bracelet or even a charm necklace and I wasn't happy with either, so when all else fails, I make a key chain! 

I'd made these charms last year and the little flower separators the same time.  I really like the speckled stoneware, as you probably know by now!  So all of them are impressed with dog bones and dog paws with the little doggie in the middle to celebrate National Dog Biscuit day!
Marlene, I hope you liked it.

Here is the list of hoppers!

Thanks for stopping by, take care!


  1. What an sweet little sculpture, Marti... you must have had a great chuckle when you opened it! I love your little charm collection. I think keychains are a wonderful display area... I know my keys are always hooked to my purse so those items probably get the most exposure of anything I carry with me. Some days I rush out of the house without any jewellery on, but you can be sure I don't get far without my trusty keychain LOL.

  2. I just adore that cute dog house, such talent. I love the key chain you made for Marlene.

  3. My Miss Azure is all in favor of this holiday as is her Daddy who spoils her with biscuits for going to the bathroom. Sigh. Glad you both had fun and made things that will give you joy to look at.

  4. Very cute key chain! The dog house just makes me laugh. Very cool.

  5. Great post and such cool pieces. This really was a great hop :-)

  6. So glad Rusty and you got a kick out of my "idea". Is he out of the doghouse yet? The key chain is doing full time duty on my car keys, and love having them there. Thanks so much for joining us in this Holiday Celebration.

  7. What an adorable keychain! I love how you and Marlene celebrated your holiday. The piece that Marlene made for you is too cute, and symbolizes National Dog Biscuit Day, in the doghouse! Love it!
    Gina H

  8. Marti! So cute..I love the speckled stoneware too!! And all the little bones and the doggie charm SOOO adorable!
    ~ Shelley

  9. I think this is my favorite holiday from this hope! that is a great holiday for 'dog biscuits' who knew? ha! what fun

  10. I adore everything! The holiday "dog biscuit day" was one I wanted to do! So cute :)

    Marti, I had the pleasure of going out to lunch with Marlene & her hubby for Valentine's Day. Guess what we talked about? Our dogs <3

    I think the charms you made are adorable -- I cherish my doggy comb beads you made! And Marlene's dog house is so cool! Funny, funny!

    What a wonderful exchange :) Awesome art!!

    Happy hopping,