ALL THE PROCEEDS FROM MY ETSY SHOP GO TO HELP SUPPORT MY HOMELESS KITTY RESCUE

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ferrel Cat Rescue



So, I have been taking food to the Ferrel cats down the alley. It is one alley away down from mine. There seems to be a big cat colony there. At one spot were I leave the kitten food, it seems someone is taking it. May be the people that live in one of the homes, that the cats are hiding out in. Their back yard looks like "Sanford & Son" (if you get what I mean)..Anyway, I am really annoyed. I get that they are poor and probably cannot do anything about the cat issue, but to take my food away...it urks me! So, because of this I think I am gonna start a non-profit cat rescue. We do not have a ASPCA here in Denver. If I own a cat rescue organization, maybe people will take me more seriously and leave my stuff alone! lol

Anyway, It costs $50 to purchase a trap. I only have one. I cannot just trap one cat, because it is likely it will be a mom of one of the many kittens that are running around. So, I have to do something. If these kittens are not captured, they surely WILL die. I know, I have seen all three of Shadows siblings (which were alley cats) die before they hit 4 months old. These are not quick deaths either. They get terribly injured by another stray animal and go crawl behind something to die...which takes days, because they end up getting eaten alive by maggots. YES THIS IS REALITY!

So, I have decided to start a blog for the non-profit and try to raise money for cages, food, vet bills and such to help with this problem. It is all I can think of, to save these little poopers!~

I will be offering special felted dolls and other kitty items and some of Joan's paintings, in order to help raise money. If you want to donate, please email me and I will keep you informed when I get this whole non-profit started. I have never done one, so I will be asking one of my girlfriends for help, who has.

I have been praying on this for a long-time. I worry a lot about the poor things and it can be very difficult for me emotionally and financially. This idea about a non-profit comes from the holy spirit, I know. So, pray for me, but especially pray for the well being of all the little kittens!

PS~ I need help with a name for my non-profit...any suggestions?

Friday, December 5, 2008

~Ski Season~

It has snowed enough to get the ski's out. I bought us a ski pass this year (again) but, we have not been up yet. Hopefully soon.

Now, I have a camera on my phone...so maybe I can get some pictures. My other camera is way to big to lug on the ski slopes!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Decorating~

The tree is up. My kitty is already under it and I am just hanging out.

I am not venturing out to shop. I do A LOT online. I valet park when I go to the mall by myself! Yep. I do not like the mall. I only go for two boutiques or a Nieman Marcus or Saks. Yes, I am a clothes snob. OH well! Nieman is my favorite because they will validate my valet parking

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

~Blog Giveaway~

~GO to Wonders of Whimsy to register~


Altered Books Workshop
(18 creative techniques for self-expression) by Bev Brazelton.








Maki
ng Memories Tool Kit. Including:Case, hammer, eyelet setter, 3 size anywhere hole punch, round ended pliers, tweezers, paper piercer, and needles.

RULES: Post a comment at Wonders of Whimsy. Extra entry for posting on your blog. Comments close at 8pm Mountain time the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I will notify you via your email, so if you do not have a blogger account, please provide that when commenting. I will ship out first class to anywhere in the world, but if you require priority you will need to pay the difference.

~ GOOD LUCK ~

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Frantically busy!!


Okay, maybe I am crazy...My goal is to finish these three items by Christmas....do you think it is possible? Not to mention I am going to attempt to make at least one doll a week. HMMMM maybe I am just crazy and have a real lack of the sense of time.

Wish me luck!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kitty Hugs


Oh gosh I LOVE kittens, don't you? I could use some kitten time, today. It is cold and gloomy outside. The heat is on for the first time this fall. It is time to order some coconut lemongrass soup from our favorite Thai restaurant and warm the belly~
If only I could get to work making something, instead of just hanging here at the computer....LOL

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Flowers and a tan

After taking a couple weeks off of doll making, I find myself busier than ever. I received 4 special order dolls on top of what I had already planned to pump out before the Halloween season is finished. It ends two weeks early for me as those people would like to decorate with them.

I do need to take an hour or two and head down to the botanic gardens before our first snow! I have not been in 2 months and I am all out of pictures to share.

It was a perfect day out, today. I enjoyed it for the amount of time it took me to walk 20 steps back and forth from my neighbors house...lol I did however go tanning last week and on monday. Yes, fake bake. . SO, now I have a nice tan to replace those white legs...ahhh. I tell ya, I look great. It is funny how a little tan can make you look more defined. I like it. I am sure if I go to my plastic surgeon (oh yes, I have one..don't we all..) Lol, he fixed my deviated septum, but when I was there he did a couple laser treatments! They take all those sun damaged cells off your face...well, anyway, I am sure he will just love that I am back getting my face tanned! Oh well.

~Thank you!~

I just wanted to put a shout out to whoever bought these shoes. They are a design of mine and I was pleasantly surprised to see someone actually bought a pair~

Just a note: if you order any shoes thru zazzle they run a 1/2 size too big..unless my feet are shrinking with age...LMAO.

~Again , Thanks...whoever you are~



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can't we just get along?

This morning, I was looking for the little black kitty that I normally feed and caught Emerson down the street near his territory. I am guessing he chased him this morning when he was sitting on my porch waiting for his meal. So, I went and got Mr. Emerson and put him in my back yard while I fed the kitty. All was going well till I let Shadow out back. She hissed at Emerson, so he went into the garage. I could not find the booger butt, so I thought raising the garage door would scare him my way...well, I cannot find him! I am guessing he ran out of the garage. Hopefully he figured out where he lived. I have not seen him all day. He must be freaked out about it and decided to stay in his house. I hope so. I also would like him to leave the little black kitty alone. I am sure he does not mean anything about it cuz he does not eat my food, so he should not be territorial, but I get irritated when things get in my way of caring for animals..LMAO.

I saw the cutest kitty at PetsMart yesterday. I wanted to take him home. He was albino..all white with pink nose, ears and paws..with one blue eye and one hazel! Darling~! I played with him thru the glass for a long time, but had to go.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The ASPCA and me!

My little booboo butt just loves this chair. I finally had to put a piece of fabric down. The hair was a nightmare to get off. She looks so cute snuggling against the bear. She is funny. The is handmade by Cape Rouge Primitives. He is so cute~

It is gorgeous outside. I have not been out side, except to go next door to let Baron out. The little kitties that I was gonna trap is coming everymorning at 730 am, then around 1pm and then again in the evening to eat. I am trying to tame him a bit. He sits by the door, cries when he sees me cuz he know I have the food. He is so tiny. There are two huge male black cats that come at night, so I suppose he is trying to stay clear of them. One may be his father, but I know those tom cats are fighters...they will kill this little kitty, I am sure.

So, I have to trap both those big cat's soon. It is much harder to get them fixed now..got to schedule and such. And now I am finding more kitties showing up, now that word is out that there is food here. GREAT!~ Just what I want more cats to take care of. Heck, I do not even know if any of them belong to someone in the fricken hood!~

I think if I had to do things over I just might work for the ASPCA!~ Might as well get paid for doing something I already do, right? lol Plus, I would get great pleasure in helping convict people for animal cruelty! But, I am sure that would test my ability to love my neighbor, so I suppose God is having mercy on me.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Denver

I love this view of Denver. I think it is from City Park. That is where I golf. Anyway, I have had a lot of time off (from making dolls) so I think it is time to get back to work.

I received my new heart monitor today. So, I actually got on the stair climber! Yes! I burned 250 calories. Awesome. It actually felt really good. I feel that I may have missed it. So, hopefully I will get on it tomorrow as well.


Friday, September 5, 2008

BURRR~


It has been chilly out for the past few days. Actually quite chilly today. I turned my heat on. I bet the leaves are already changing in the mountains. Yes, it looks like these pictures.

I really would love to go up there.


Sometimes, we will get a big snow storm in September and it will totally mess up our fall. It takes out trees because the heavy snow is too much for a tree that has not lost its leaves yet. That is Colorado for ya.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

~Little Butterfly~


I was looking for party music for my other blog and ran into this song.
It is cute.


~LET'S DANCE!!~


Friday, August 22, 2008

My Castle

I took this picture when I was outside playing with Emerson. Wow, the brick is still wet from all the rain over the weekend. HUH? Funny, I just noticed that. This was the 2nd project that I designed the exterior. It was fun and modeled after a 4.5 million dollar estate in Cherry Creek. Well, it is not like that home, but has similar qualities..lol

My office is in that front room, upstairs. Too bad that is not a real balcony. I only put a window in. I did not want my kitty going out there. Plus, I have no reason to hang on that balcony either.

Our home dominates the block! People often ask if we renovated it. Does it look old to you? LOL I love the patina on the downspout! Well, I just thought I would share my home.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My friend Emerson


Here is our neighbor, Emerson. He is a big kitty. He is pictured here, just hanging out watching the birdies that I feed. You should see how he can jump up and grap them out of the air! WOW. Of course I will have none of that while I am out there with him, so we just hang out together.
I asked his owner if he was fixed and she said "yes", but he still has his balls. HUH? Is it possible? Well, I hope so...I do not want to have to capture him and have him nuetered! And yes, I would do that to someone elses cat. Especially, if they let him roam the neighborhood! More babies means more capturing and more money for me! So, let's hope that kitties can still have balls after being castrated?!
Anway, I have been under the weather, the last few days with a headache. I am hoping that it is over and I can start creating again.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

KEDS WINNER

Congrat's to Bunny B for winning a pair of KEDS shoes.
Thanks everyone for entering. Wow over 50 entries!
I have more giveaways coming, the next will be on Wonders of Whimsy's blog. So, come visit me often.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

BLOG GIVEAWAY!

Because not many people visit this blog anymore!
So, here is my giveaway:
Any one of the pairs of shoes that I have pictured below.
I may add or change a pair upon request.
Giveaway ends August 16th at 8pm
Rules: Comment on my Art by Jenny Blog!
Extra entry for posting on your blog.
I will require address and shoe size once a winner is established.
These are no return items, so make sure your shoe size is right!
This is a unique item and cost over 60 bucks!
SO GOODLUCK!
To view my products at zazzle click here
for those of you who don't have a blog, you can email me your entry.

My Designs on KEDS!






Available on my ZAZZLE!


(my) Flower Boutique's Private Shop


If you want to order a pair, let me know!

Available in kids sizes!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Neglecting this blog


Yes, I have been too busy making dolls and blogging over at Wonders of Whimsy to come over here and post something. Shoot I may have even posted this flower before..lol
Well, the last we chatted was me saying how I am going to diet and excersize..I have not done a thing. Too busy.
I really wanted to do a juice fast, but I am too lazy about it. It requires such preperation! UGGH.
At some point soon I am gonna have to get going with it all. I will let you know when I do. Till then, you can always visit me here or at my other blog..

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

100 degrees this week!


I am not looking forward to that. It would be a good time to stay at home. Although, I must venture out on Thursday, to get my hair done....again. Gosh, too bad I'm not a natural blonde....Getting my hair done every 8 weeks gets so dull.
Well, if you had not noticed, I have been busy making dolls. It is halloween this month..so I hope my sales improve.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Blog Give Away

Well, it was only a matter of time before I did this and after clearing out my storage closet, I decided..what the heck! There are 5 prizes that I will be giving away: The first is two 8x10 professionally matted 5x7 prints of my favorite photo's with a handmade felted purse, made by me. Second are two 8x10 professionally matted 4x6 prints. And three third prizes of signed custom decks of cards, which are signed as well. The prints and cards are very limited additions. I only had about 5 each of the prints and cards made.
The rules are as follows: Post a comment on my blog. I will accept double comments one on each of my blog. If you do not have access to commenting on my blog,
you may email at jennifercarter@cmconline.com and leave your comment. I will also put your name in twice if you post my blog giveaway on your blog.
I will be accepting comments till July 20th at 10pm and drawing names on the 21st.
GOOD LUCK~
I thought I needed to do one and I think I might do it more often...I have some fun winter knitted items to giveaway, but may wait till it gets cool out for that one. Sorry, there are no dolls from Wonders of Whimsy with this giveaway. Someday, I will be doing that as well. So, keep checking back.Good luck everyone and have fun blogging.

Water Lilly's

If you had not noticed, I have been trying to add a new flower picture, everyday. (almost anyway)
There were a lot of water lilly's at the gardens, so I have plenty more to show you. All of the pictures turned out wonderful.
I have been having issues with my new camera and honesty, I cannot tell if it is user error or there is something wrong with it. It is under warranty, so I am not all that worried about that part. They offer a one on one course at Best Buy (where I purchased it) so, it looks like I am gonna have to suck it up and take it.
I bought a membership to the gardens, so I should get out there more often. I was dissappointed with all the roses, this year. Maybe they will have tended to them better and they will not be all withered like last time. It has been really hot here and I am sure that it affecting them.
I have not worked on much, yet today. As I collect more and more fabric and supplies, my space keeps getting more un organized. I try to organize it a few times a month, but it always gets cluttered again. I need more shelves, so I do not have to pile things up....It sure is frustrating trying to find something specific when you're unorganized. Well, I am off to wee what I can accomplish.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Early fireworks ~

Right as I was about to go to bed, last night. Bangbangbang. A nice fireworks display. I am not sure where these were from. I am assuming Coors Field or downtown. This is the benefit of living walking distance to downtown. If that is a benefit, right? These pictures were taken from my office window. Pretty cool. The pictures are not great cuz I did not have time to get my tripod out.

I was not happy to have been woken up at 1:30 to fireworks. I was in a nice deep sleep too! Then I could have swore I hear faint sirens in the background...but they never came, so I guess my hearing may be going...lol

I am sure this kind of stuff will be going on all weekend, around here. Fireworks are illegal in Denver. It is just too darn hot and dry.

I am going go to the Art festival this morning, for a couple of hours. It is gonna be too hot to be out all day, so I will be back home this afternoon, working on a couple of shakers I had started a yesterday.

Some say I have been bitten by the doll making bug...well, more like I contracted the disease and there is no cure. LOL Yes, I really enjoy it and when I think about how miuch better I will be after doing it for years, that excites me too. Well, time to get dressed...adios!

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What day is it?


Cuz honestly, I do not know. Tuesday? Wednesday? LOL, that is what happens when I sleep all day. Which I would rather not do, ever.
I like getting things done much better than waisting it on anything, especially sleeping.
My sister could sleep all day, if given the chance and I am sure there are many people out there that could.
I do not even like watching TV. I 'd much rather be making or creating something. Even writting lists of things to do, is better than the boob toob (that is what my dad called it.) Why? I have no clue.
So, it is almost 4pm and I just drank my morning latte, checked my email (a doll sold) so I packed her up and now I am sitting here getting motivated to work on a doll! YA. I am really hoping that the drugs I took truly rid myself of the headache and that I won't, in an hour or so, start feeling it again. I decided that instead of going to the chiropractor for my neck (which would probably help) I am going to my real doctor and have him refer me to a therapist, so that it could be covered by my insurance. I am a bit worried about that cuz doctors always have bad news and I do not want to hear that I have degeneration of my spine or something jacked up like that...I'll keep you updated.
Well, that is enough blogging for me, today...have a good evening!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gorgeous Monday



Not much is going on here, but busy making dolls. I have been listening to Winter Song, by Sarah McLaughlin for the last couple of days. That's a christmas cd, if you did not know. I love her voice. I could listen to it all day long!

I don't really care, my neck has been bothering me lately and when I go for a long bike ride it always gets sore. I have to go to a chiropractor. I used to go, but he was sooo far out ..I hated going. So, I must find a good one close by.


Friday, June 20, 2008

I need a good bird feeder

It is about time for me to head back to the Botanic Gardens. I am sure there a ton of flowers blooming about now. It is another nice day here. We could use some rain. I have been sprinkling my lawn twice a day, to help out the grass. It looks okay, but I see other lawns much greener and wander how much they are watering.

I have been feeding the birds in my front lawn. My nieghbors don't much like it. LOL I need a bird feeder that the birds can take what they want and won't slop the seeds all over the grass. Any suggestions. Right now I am using a plastic tuperware bowl. Lovely! I bought a really pretty glass feeder, but the birds would throw tons into the yard, looking for the right seed. So, that lasted about a day.

I would put a feeder in my back yard, but I think my dog and cat would bring me dead birds, everyday, so that is not nice.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

~Bored~


I have not done much the last hour or so. Ordered some more supplies online is about it.
Waiting for the mail man and being kinda bored...lol
I should go do the dishes, do the laundry and write some bills!
I get bored easy when I am not working on a doll. LOL
I hope you are getting stuff accomplished today!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Busy Girl



Yep, I am. I have been working on a lot of dolls, lately. As soon as I am finished with one, I go right to the next. Now, I hope they all sell, cuz I will have lots of them hanging around. It is so much fun to create. Sometimes I think back to all those years of working for the corporate world just trying to get by and missing out on all this fun.

The extent of my fun was golfing or working out....lol Not that that is bad, but creating has brought more joy into my life than anything! And I cannot believe, sometimes, that I am making dolls. Who would'a thunk?! It is more fun than knitting and painting combined.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Handmade Post Cards


I have listed this set of handmade post cards on esty. I posted two different sets of 5 and 6 post cards.


If you like any of my images and would like to purchase a print. Those are avaible upon request.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Perfect Rose


My neighbor dropped off some pictures of Felix. She took a couple of me holding him on my front steps three days before he died. They are so sweet. She also gave me a nice card. That was very thoughtful of her.


I am hoping to be strong, today and not cry. I was having such a tough time with blame and guilt. I know it was god's plan, but it was somewhat cruel how he did take him and I was angry about that. I felt like he was punishing me for my sins. Obsurd, I am sure it sounds. And if you knew the whole story you would understand. I understand more about why god does what he does or allows what he does and it is okay to be mad at him as long as it strengthens your relationship and we trust him.