The name ThistleDew came from my parents.
They owned a boat when I was young and that is the name they gave it.
"Thistle" (sounds like) This will....and "Dew" (sounds like) Do. Hence...This will do!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

So many Blessings have come my way in the past week or so. A piece of my work was included in an Etsy Treasury on Sept.7!

Vintage Scroll Heart

I am so new to Etsy I am not sure how they work, I just know it's a "Good Thing" if your work is included in one. I noticed I had more traffic coming to my shop as well.

Then again on the 10th another piece of my work was in a second Treasury! You can pinch me now to see if I am dreaming.

Round Keepsake Box

Shortly after the second Treasury I had my first sale! Nothing huge, but a sale just the same. So I am pumped up. Our Annual Key~Mammoth Cave Polymer Retreat is just around the corner Oct. 24-27th and it is always my favorite time of year. I keep in touch with many of our groups members through Facebook and email. Every once in a while my cell phone will ring and my dear friend and fellow Artist Debbie Jackson will be on the other end. Debi was a guest artist 3 years ago at our Annual Retreat and we instantly connected.  It just amazes me how God brings people into your lives and I am truly Blessed to have the friendship I do with this beautiful woman! Check her work out folks!

I am busy in my Studio (de-cluttering) I listed 2 items on Facebook (our local town's yard sale group) and sold both within 15 minutes. I better just keep on keeping on with getting things I don't use, nor need out of the way. Once I get things in order I will be back at my work table probably making something with the Pardo Translucent Art Clay.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Grand Opening

The doors are open in my Etsy Shop! It's been a labor of love. You will find a link on the right on my home page here. I hope you find time to stop by and see my work. Blessings~Melanie

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's been some time...

.....that it has. I was looking at the date of my last post and it was July 29, 2011. It's been 2 whole years. I really enjoyed having a blog, so I am not shutting her down! I am at a turning point in my life. I guess you could call it that. It's all good. Something that has been on the "back burner" for some time. I have continued working in Polymer Clay. Attending our Annual "Key Mammoth Cave" Polymer Retreat the last weekend in October each year. I met some fellow Polymer people in groups from Ohio and Indiana that came. I attended the 10th Anniversary "Buckeye Bash" this year, where they are from and made so many more new friends. *I am so Blessed... :) I have learned many new techniques from classes taught at these Retreats by some of the best in the Polymer World. 

Well "Nuff Said"....I am back and have been setting up Shop on Etsy. *That would be the turning point I mentioned. I will have a working link when the doors open there. In the meantime I will share the name. Of course I carry my family name on over there as well. *Love and Miss you Mom and Dad. "ThistleDewtoo" I will be spending some time here giving the blog a face lift. Sweep out the dust and cob webs. Post a few photos. Catch up with ya real soon. Blessings~Melanie