Tuesday, December 28, 2010

~ playing with clay ~

i hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas
with friends and family!
♥ ~I want to thank you all for your sweet holiday wishes ~ ♥

now that 
the carols have been sung
the gifts have been opened
the food's been devoured

and we're all back on our diets...

it's time to get a little crafty

i spent the day after christmas 
with my hands 
working the silky earthiness of clay

{love the cool, silky feel of it}

making those cute little tags 
that we've all seen around blogland lately

i really didn't know what i was doing at the beginning

but after receiving a little guidance from a trio of crafty ladies
(thank you - jami, ness, and sarah!)
i felt i could at least give it a whirl

so after more than one trip to hobby lobby for

and other sundry items for future craft projects

{yeah - once i get inside those hobby lobby doors
some unknown creative gene inside of me
gets all martha-stewart-y}

 i squeezed and rolled
cut and stamped
punched and trimmed

and after laying them all out to dry

i did the happy dance

i found a new addiction love...

 i adore making clay tags ♥

i'm playing with the idea of maybe selling them at my friend's antique shop...

we'll see...

until then

i'll just keeping playing with a little clay

and doing a joyful little happy dance

right into the new year

{ new year hugs }

~ laurie

(linking with faded charm for white wednesday)


  1. These are just the cutest little tags ever! Oh Laurie, you need to sell these! They will be a big hit anywhere you put them!
    It's like making little forever cookies!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs- Tete

  2. Hi Laurie - I'm missing something in Blogland b/c this is the first time I've seen these clay tags. They are adorable and I can see that you would have so many uses for them! Glad you had a happy Christmas! And yes, the diet has started (lol).

  3. Hi Laurie, I've missed out on seeing these gorgeous tags in blogland too and am so glad I found your blog to admire them. You have done a lovely job of them and yes...I think you should sell lots and lots, there is sure to be non-crafty people out there who would love to buy your special pieces.
    Kind Regards
    Judith from Australia

  4. Wow- these came out great. They also seem like they would be fun to make. I may have to take that one as a winter project. Very very Cute!!!

  5. Hi Laurie, I've never seen these either! We don't have Hobby Lobby here...wish we did. They are really neat...just like white cut-out cookies. love'em!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog tonight and leaving a note...

  6. Hello dearie! I love love love them!!! They turned out so beautiful! I love the stampings that you did. HA, I KNEW YOU were Martha Stewart!! :) I really think that you should sell them and I think that they would do well. Can't hurt to try!! :)

    Happy New Years Hugs right back to you!!!

    p.s. I love your photos, beautiful!

  7. Laurie, I hope you sell them because they're amazing! I love how you have the working and designs running off the edges on some, just fab! hugs tami

  8. Loving those tags. You did an awesome work of art there! wow....they are beautiful. And you are having fun...A win-win!!! Thanks for sharing all your crafts and your creativity. Enjoyed seeing all the photos! Hugs!

  9. very cute!! you should sell them.....i know one very popular blogger who sells tons of clay tags on etsy. she does very well, i think. go for it, i would buy them! the important thing is you are having fun making them. enjoy!

  10. Oh, I love these and think they will sell very well {if you can part with them!}. What a fun project!


  11. You definitely got that craft project down! The tags are darling and I think people will scoop them up. I love clay too. Looks like you are getting a good start to having a great new year. Blessings!

  12. Sooo cute! Going to make for lovely details!!
    Lara xx

  13. I just adore your clay tags, Laurie! My favorites are the ones with script on them, but they're all so beautiful! I'm sure you'll be able to sell these in a shop easy peasy!!
    I also want to thank you so much for your touching comment, my friend. It has been such a joy for me to get to know you in 2010. We've had some fun times in Blogland, and I look forward to lots more in 2011! We'll be happy dancin' into the new year together... lol! ;-)
    See ya in 2011!
    Jo :)

  14. Laurie, these are charming. The merci is my favorite. What a great idea!

  15. Wow, you got right down to business, your tags look great, I especially like the hearts with the inked script on them!

  16. I love your clay tags. I feel another new craft beckoning me. :) Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi Laurie...........

    EEN HEEL GOED EN GEZOND 2011 !!!...


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    WARM HUGS FROM ME ........

  18. Hello! Thank you for visiting that I might return the favor! I have missed seeing these - they're quite inviting! I think I'll have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby! So love the creative inspiration found in blogland!
    God Bless,

  19. Oh I love them all Laurie!!! You have created some real beauty there!

    Happy New Year!!!

  20. Laurie, it looks like you are a pro! I'd never know that you just learned how to create those beauties! How much fun those will be to decorate with!

    Wishing you and yours a very safe, happy, and healthy New Year!... Donna

  21. Laurie- They look wonderful!! Wasn't it you that was lamenting earlier in the year that you were NOT crafty? Hmmm...hate to make a liar of you...but these resemble some pretty good craftiness!!! Indeedy! I can see them hanging on everything you touch now! Hey! You said you can't bake-if you can make and bake those little suckers you CAN bake! Hugs- Diana

  22. Laurie, these are just wonderful!!
    Wow, is there anything you CAN'T do? :-)

    Happy New Year!

  23. Hi Laurie,I love the tags!! They are sooo cute.They would make cute gifts.


  24. So much inspiration out here in blogland. I love these charms you made. So very charming!

  25. Good job--you clay tags look terrific!

  26. Laurie, this is my first visit to your blog. I love it and I plan to come back for more! Blessings to you in the New Year!

  27. Laurie...love those! I can see why they have become a new addiction:)
    I say go for it and put them for sale!
    Happy New Year Laurie!!

  28. Adorable tags! Your newest follower, come for a visit!

  29. I l.o.v.e. those...you did an amazing job!

  30. Oohhh I do love these. I really need to try it. I've seen these over at A Beach Cottage. Of course I like that they are white. And and and NO that is not a view from my windows. Oh how I wish it was!!!!! Darling I am 2 hrs away from the seashore. My view is of wetlands. Which is better than the back window of a neighbor! The sofa and aqua dish of sanddollars is my home, my cottage. I've been busy taking care of a sick hubby and applying for more jobs. I did get some emails back from a private school today for the pre-school dept. and the H.S Art Academy. I would love to work with the wee ones. Keep me in your prayers. love to you sweetie. ox`fairmaiden

  31. Oh Laurie,
    These tags are so cute, you're good at it too! Love the sayings and think they would be great potting tags too with herbs names too.

    Have a fun/safe New Year's Eve waiting for the ball to drop (I love Dick Clark) and spending time w/your beautiful animals... you know, we're pretty much doing the same, wouldn't have it any other way!
    All the best for 2011 sweetheart.

  32. I love these Laurie! I want to know how you did it. What kind of clay did you use...are you going to share your secret with me? :)

    Hope you have a very Happy New Year ♥ Tricia

  33. I just love your clay tags Laurie! Maybe you should open an Etsy shop...I would definitely buy some! Have the best New Year! hugs...Deb

  34. Laurie, these are fabulous! I haven't seen these.
    You have been very busy. You've made it look easy; but I'm sure it was a lot of work. Who wouldn't want a lovely clay tag made by Laurie?!
    Happy New Year, friend!
    ~ Julie

  35. happy new year laurie! i am so glad you enjoyed my flowers! all the best to you in 2011.



  36. Love them!!
    I made some too...but used them as garden markers! so cute:)

    Happy New Year to you....

  37. Those are so cute! I'm off now to read in the archives...my first time here...thanks for coming by my place! Happy New Year!

  38. So cute!!!!!!! I love them! Wishing you a happy New Year!

  39. Oh my!--Your creations are just gorgeous!

    I wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a Happy and Blessed New Year.

    And I thank you for leaving me such lovely comments on my blog. (o:

  40. Thanks for your ever sweet comments Laurie. I've enjoyed getting to know you this year and am really inspired by your blog.

    The first two stocking I made one with linen that I added a rossette to and the other with an old feedsack with numbers stamped on it. The brown one I bought at Taget a couple years ago and just added some lace.

    Wishing you the best in 2011.


  41. Oh these are darling! I just love all the tags you have created! How fun! I might have to try this- thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year to you and yours!! :)

  42. I cannot believe I wasn't already following you Laurie! I thought I already was-but I am following along now! :)

  43. Laurie!

    They turned out SO lovely! I adore all of the different styles you made, my sweet. Did you hand paint (fill in) those with black lettering? Love 'em. You should definitely sell them in your friend's antique shop. Happy you're ringing in the New Year, joyfully making your little clay tags. (And, you're welcome...saw the little thank you.)

    On another note, words cannot express how happy your email last night made me. You are so thoughtful and sweet and I'm happy to have met you in 2010. Looking forward to another year!


  44. I love the tags Laurie! I am so happy I found your blog this past year and can't wait to see what you have to share with us in the future.

    A very blessed new year to you! :)

  45. Geez! How did I miss this party? I loooove your tags! I missed seeing these in blogland too so I'm so happy you showed yours. Your photos are always so beautiful but this is so inspiring. I might have to try these too. Happy New Year!

  46. What a lovely blog you have! I'm glad to have found you! Blessings~

  47. Love these...teach me. I would love to be able to make them. So cute and fun and I simply LOVE words.

  48. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks so much for stopping by ThreeBoys:)

  49. Laurie,
    Thank you so much for the kind comment. I absolutely adore these clay tags. They are just beautiful. I am going to follow you so I can see more of your inspiring ideas.
    Many blessings~

  50. Too cute!! I'm a new follower and just love love love your blog!!


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