Hello and thank you for visiting my Blog! My miniature passion lies in making houseplants, but since most are viewable on my website, this blog will often feature wonderful treasures by other artisans, with a few diversions I hope you will find interesting.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Hello to those of you who are stopping to see me after my long absence. When daily life became all consuming, little pleasures got lost in the shuffle. Months passed, then a year, then so much time that I was embarrassed to start posting again until I had something exciting to tell.

Well, that time has finally come with another unexpected pleasure. To say unexpected isn't really accurate as I did apply for IGMA Artisan membership and therefore had a chance. The pleasure is that I was accepted! I submitted five plants, some were redesigned and some newly designed. After weeks of tedious, frustrating, and exhausting work, I was never so glad to see something leave my sight. Yet, the next day I was anxious to get back to designing even more new plants!  That plan was nixed by my family, who insisted I clear more than two places to eat at the dining room table. I told them Taco Bell had plenty of empty tables!

For now I will only be making a few plants per month, but I am looking forward to having more time in the Fall, and taking over the table again. While raising four children I ate many meals on my feet, going back and forth from the table to the stove, to the frig, and to the sink. It's their turn, don't you think?

Here is my redesigned Rubber Tree.


  1. Se ve absolutamente real, enhorabuena.
    besitos ascension

  2. Thank you, Ascension! I am so glad you did not forget about me.:)

  3. GO CAROLYN!!!! I'm so happy for you, but this was inevitable ;-). Your plants knock my socks off!!

  4. I read about you, dear Carolyn and am really happy for you! High time too! Good to see you back here, even if it's just once a year!

  5. Son realmente maravillosas las plantas que haces.
    Un beso

  6. Congratulations "Artisan!" Well deserved!
    Your plants are perfect. :D

  7. Thank you to everyone, some familiar names and some new ones! I am so thrilled to be an Artisan member, but I am a little nervous about living up to the honor. I've been working in my real garden and I am inspired to make miniature versions of my many Hosta plants, which I have to do quickly before they die off for the winter.

    I promise to post more often and I hope you stop in again. And, a special thank you to Kiva for posting on her Blog and sending you to visit me.:)

  8. I can totally relate to eating "on the run" in my own house!

    Gorgeous work, Carolyn!!! Congratulations on achieving Artisan!!!

  9. Congratulations on your IGMA your plants are beautiful.

  10. Thank you, Alison and Teresa!

    Alison, I had a few good years where I wouldn't move from the table unless something was on fire, then I find myself cutting up the grandkids food, rushing to get something to wipe up a spill or refilling something. It never ends!

    Teresa, I noticed your signature said IGMA Artisan. I went to your website and your food is incredible! Your Gallery presentations are wonderful! I am certainly in good company!

  11. OMG! Alison! You are Alison Shibata! Something told me to click on your avatar and I see you made Artisan this year as well! Congratulations, Artisan pal! I went to your website and your food is fabulous! Between you and Teresa, I am overwhelmed! I am drooling, from both the mouth-watering food and the awesome talent!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog, Carolyn!!!

    It won't end, will it :) My three are adults yet I still wear so many hats. But I love the perks...I think the mom in me has had a hand in shoving the "procrastinator me" aside so I will finish what I start, lol.

    I'm thrilled to pieces to be included in the Artisan class of 2012 and equally thrilled for you, creator of plant perfection :)))) Can't wait to see more!

  13. I think we are kindred spirits, Alison! I have four adult children, but the perks are wearing thin. They move out, then move back with double the stuff they left with, including an 80 pound dog! Procrastination is inevitable when there is no space to do anything. Thank God my bills are auto-paid!

    Artisan Class of 2012. I like that!