ordered new preciosa glass beads,
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ordered new preciosa glass beads,
Monday, October 31, 2011
I decided those would be the last spiders I ever make :) I even found some cute skull beads
to make a few pais of earrings, but my absolute favorite
Monday, October 10, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Once the rain finally stopped on Saturday, it was so neat to see that my booth stood in the perfect spot. The vendor to my left had PVC sculptures. (Yes, those birds and frogs are made out of PVC pipes). What screams beach more than tropical birds, especially those pink flamingoes? This couple will be at the same show I'm doing in Concord, NC next month and I can't wait to show my mom the birds. I think she needs one on her lanai ;)
To the right side of me was the Island Breeze Soap company. They had a plumeria bar I just had to buy. I thought the grass skirts were a wonderful idea for the booth - made it looked like we were purposely put right near each other. And then there was my booth. I got a new banner that is the beach scene that I feel is more fitting to my style. (And I still steal the DVD shelf out of my living room before every show... one of these days, I'll have to get something new.)
I was so tired after this weekend that I am glad I have 3 1/2 weeks until the next one!
Monday, August 15, 2011
I think I'm on a roll, so I'll keep organizing and see where that leads me!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
It was like eating banana nut bread for breakfast! That's exactly what they tasted like. I actually doubled the recipe so that I could have leftovers for the following morning (cooked them all up at once), but I ended up with five 5-inch pancakes total.
I almost balked when I saw the recipe calling for only 2 teaspoons of Maple Syrup. Surprisingly, the pancakes are so dense, they do not soak up the syrup at all, and 2 teaspoons is really enough.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
So this week a surgeon removed it. I can hold pliers in my left hand still but have no leverage when playing with wire. I guess my end of the summer will be a full out sprint in jewelry making as I try to make up for so much time off :)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I had no idea how much I needed a vacation until I returned. I have read a total of 4 books in the last 2.5 weeks and in turn realized it has been more than a year since I read my last book.
Now I wasn't reading anything remotely intellectual, but I do love a complete fictional retreat. This summer I'm going to make sure I get back into my reading habit again.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I hope some of the branches are large enough to hold an apple or two!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
But on to the main attraction:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Here's one of my mom's latest creations: Sea glass picked up off the beaches of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and made into flowers. The stamens are her prized pieces of cobalt blue glass (very rare) and perfect on these cobal blue martini glass stems.
And what's even better is that I have a husband who cooks and has filled these glasses with mousse. Somedays I think life cannot get better!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
My first desire with this site were that the item listing page was only one page... I can't tell you how many times I'd made it through the item description, item tags, and pricing pages to have my internet reset, my computer reset, my dog interupt me, etc, etc... and *poof* nothing is left. My second desire was to have a "save as draft" function. I'd thought this function would remain a pipe dream for as long as I was on etsy :)
Monday, May 16, 2011
I opened it up and took a gasp. You would not believe the number of beautiful vintage buttons that are in there!
From World War I and II military buttons
to ones that are purely decorative,
my button collection has gone from large to huge :) All thanks to a neighbor's mother downsizing her home. Sometimes I think I am way too lucky to have the great friends I do!