Challenge Accepted…..

Being a DIYer has its challenges, truly it does.  I remember when Steven and I did the craft show circuit.  There were always those people who would stop by and admire, then as they walked away you would hear, “I’ll just make it myself, that’s a good idea”.  They used to frustrate the heck out of me!  Well, I am one of those shoppers myself and my Mom and sister Corinne are a “Cyn can makes us one” shoppers, LOL.  I am still humbled that they have such faith in our abilities to recreate and create.

I had coffee with Corinne before her work Christmas party.  She is heading to Mom’s tomorrow and she is my courier for Mom’s gifts.  While having coffee she presented me with a tiny bag.  She thought of me when she saw this little gem and………. she would like me to make her one for next year. LMAO!  I knew this little cutie was out there to create, stood to reason that an egg shaped styrofoam form would be perfect for it.  I just never got around to trying it.  Weird too, because I love pinecones.


It is now hanging from my tree.  Thank you Cor, I love it.  My little brain that could, is chugging, plodding, and planning your pinecone, ha ha.  I love these kinds of puzzles.  You won’t have to wait too long, just can’t resist playing in my free time.  Who needs housework anyway….. Cyn

About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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2 Responses to Challenge Accepted…..

  1. Theresa Boyle says:

    I bought a small tree. So cute so if you need another project Mom has one for you. Love you

  2. Corinne Boyle says:

    In my defense… it absolutely belonged on your tree. And I am so glad you like it 🙂 I just made me think of you and Steven and all your adventures into the “wilds” with the yellow-man. xoxoxo Cor

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