Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Like a bear...

…I have been hibernating!  This sub-zero arctic lake effect snow polar vortex nonsense is bothering me!  Seriously, I will never complain about garden variety cold weather again.  This winter is brutal!!! 

 Remind me again why I live in Chicago…

I feel like this!

But I really WANT to feel like this…

Stinkin' winter!

Photo Credit

Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's the Weekend!

What are you up to this weekend?

We have a busy weekend of Christmas decorating planned.  I will also be watching my son play basketball, doing a ton of painting and participating in an exciting event at the Sears Store in the Woodfield Mall.
Eeek, wish me luck!

I will fill you in on all the deets next week. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Are you aware of this? 

Sheared Alpacas!  
Seriously, I almost can not stand the cuteness!
I want one.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Factory 506 is humming along like a well oiled machine, I mean it is screeching, clanking and tumbling into the holiday season!
Here is a little update of things happening at the Factory!

I painted some leaves for the Thanksgiving table.

I had a little kiln trouble!

A turkey was cooked!

The kiln doctor worked his magic the day after Thanksgiving

More pitchers got "LaTasca-cized"

I painted some Christmas cards, but I probably won't get them mailed out in time!

My friend Lissa just sent this pin to me and now I am obsessed with the cat teepee!  I think her cats need one and I know my parents cat needs one!!!
Stay tuned :)

I have also been working on a project for an awesome event this weekend!!!
I will keep you posted on that as soon as it is complete!

What's been going on with you?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Santa Sticks!

Christmas crafting has begun!  I am so excited to be working on Christmas crafts.  I will be honest and tell you that I start up with the Christmas stuff much earlier than I really should.  If you are one of those people who does not like the stores to put up decorations until after Thanksgiving, then you don't want to be involved with me.  I like to start early!

Which brings me to these Santa Sticks that I made, ahem, right after Halloween.  It has taken great restraint not to post them until now!

Do you remember these sticks from early in the year?  The Santa Sticks are my "holiday sticks"!  Ha Ha, who knew I would need seasonal sticks for my backyard.  Good thing trees always need to be pruned because my son's stick "collection" is dwindling very quickly!  Once I get the evergreen branches in the urn I think they will look a little more at home.  They are a little lonely right now!

These were so easy to make.  I just whittled the tops a little bit to look like Santa's hat, and I carved a little bark off for the face.  Then I painted them up to look like Santa.   For the face I just put two tiny black eyes, I'm not sure you can see that in the photos.  I had a hard time getting these bad photos, sorry.

Have you painted any sticks for your yard yet?