Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Here are the kids on Halloween. Nicole started her new job tonight at Stevie Tomato's and she got to wear her Halloween shirt. They had a guy face painting and he copied her Snoopy from her shirt. Brandon was a call girl. I helped him with his makeup, his bust and his pantyhose. I think he looks pretty good. Brent was a nerdy kid with scotch tape on his glasses, hair slicked back and pens in his pocket. And precious Bailey was our Chunky Monkey. Brandon went trick or treating with friends and Brent, Bailey and I went trick or treating in our neighbor and stopped by and saw Granny.

More Finished Jewelry!

This necklace is Floral Lace Necklace by Michelle Skobel from a kit from This was a quick and fun necklace to make. This was one of the great free kits from Ready to Bead.
This black and white bracelet is from a kit from Jenny Shibona at The bracelet was fun to make but the clasp was a pain. But, I think it turned out great and I love black and white together.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Netted Daisies Set

This set is made from a necklace kit from called Netted Daisies by Michelle Skobel. What was so cool about this kit is there was enough extra beads to make the bracelet and earrings. I hate it when I run out of beads in the middle of a kit. This was a fun set to make.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I'm Getting Some Jewelry Finished!

I trying to get some UFO's finished. This embellished edge loom bracelet was finished except for the clasp. Although I love to do loom work, I hate to finish them and add the clasps. But, I finally found a clasp that works with the bracelet.

Two More Finished Bracelets

Here are two bracelets I finished up this week. I am in a swap and need to make three bracelets but I don't know which ones I will send. The red bracelet is made with size 11 triangle and size 8 seed beads. It is called Slither Chain and is published in Beadwork Created Bracelets by Jean Campbell. It was a fairly quick bracelet to make.
The blue bracelet is one of my favorite patterns. I just love twisted bugle beads. It is called Pillas of Stength designed by Jill Wiseman and published in Bead & Button August 2007.
I am working on two different necklaces right now. I have another swap to work on - a necklace swap so will have to decide which necklace to send into that one.

Friday's Feast 10/26/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Six
October 26th, 2007

Name a great website you would recommend to others. Hmm. My interests are probably off the norm, but I spend a great deal of time on Ebay, beading web sites and scrapbooking web sites.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night? About a 5. I think I dream quite a bit but don't often remember my dreams

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name? I had a tabby cat named Tigger

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise? A restaurant of some kind - Longhorn Steakhouse maybe?

What is your favorite kind of hard candy? Cinnamon Discs

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Scrapbook Layouts Nov Dec 2006

Beautiful Baby

I am sure all Grandma's think their grandbabies are beautiful but Bailey is one beautiful baby. Here she is fresh out of her bath with those big blue eyes smiling at you. What a precious baby!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Another Swap Bracelet Finished

I got the pattern for this bracelet from This is called White Beauty Bracelet by Tatiana Zakharova. This was a fun bracelet to make. I hope my swap partners likes it as well. Colors are purply blue with white (both 11/0) and opaque royal blue lustre (8/0).

Friday's Feast 10/19/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Five
October 19th, 2007
If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why? I would be a Teacup Yorkshire Terrier. We have one and Baby is treated like royalty. She sleeps with us and has run of the house.

What does the color purple make you think of? A spare bedroom I had when I was still married.

Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning? 30 minutes

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How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them? 12 Some I have never met but I have three that I see once every couple of years. It is interesting how close you can be to a cousin and not see them often.

Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter) CD = Crazy Dog

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Earring Swap Done!

I finished my third pair of earrings for a swap I am doing with a gal I met online. She and I were paired for a bracelet swap and we both liked each others work so we are swapping just the two of us. This is a pair of flower earring that I thought turned out well.

I bought these beads at a bead show and thought they were so cool. I hadn't done anything with them but for a simple, cute pair of earrings I thought they turned out great! I have a whole strand (minus two) of these beads and am going to look for something to do with the rest of them.

The third pair of earring is from a necklace pattern that I got from Ready to Bead. I think it was a freebie kit and as I was making the necklace I saw these earrings. Only bad thing is the copper color. I found earring bases but had to make my own jump rings from copper wire.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

More Scrapbook Layouts!

Busy Crafting Weekend

For those of you who know me well, you know I live for the weekend and my down time. I was up very early this morning and finished this bracelet for a swap I am in. I have already received my swap bracelet. I hope my swap partner likes her bracelet as much as I liked mine.

I finished this set a few days ago but I purchased the padded envelopes today to mail it. This is copper wire with black and copper beads. I don't do much with wire but I thought they turned out ok.

I also got to do some scrapbooking today. I completed 8 pages - all birthday pages. I did Brandon's, Dave's and my birthdays from 2006.

I also watched Bailey today. We went shopping at K-Mart. I got some stretch pants to wear to work - I am tired of being uncomfortable at work, so I bought new pants! Bailey got a colorful toy and I bought Brent and Brandon socks.

I spent some time today downloading digital scrapbook supplies. I purchased both of Renee Pearson's digital scrapbook books and really want to get started with digital scrapbooking but am not finding the desire to sit down and work on it. I know it is going to take me some time to learn and I just want it to be easy.

I have another swap I am in for three pair of earrings. I have two pair done and I going to look for a pattern for the third pair today so I can finish them in the morning. I really want to have these swaps ready to put in the mail Monday.

New Scrapbook Layouts

Friday's Feast 10/12/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Four

Appetizer When was the last time you were surprised? I can't honestly remember, possibly Bailey coming three weeks early was my most recent surprise.

Soup Fill in the blanks: My eyes are ________, but I wish they were __________. My eyes are brown, but I wish they were ??? Never really wished my eyes were another color, maybe longer eyelashes?

Salad If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be? I would be some kind of cat, named Cat. Original, huh?

Main Course Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits. I drink lots of water and eat plenty of veggies.

Dessert What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not? I have no clue, I pick something from the shelf and buy it. I don't really like what I am using now, it is a white paste and I am more of a gel person.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Friday Feast 10/5/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Three
October 05th, 2007 Category: The Feasts, 2007

Appetizer On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday? I just celebrated a birthday last week. As far as looking forward to it - probably about a 5.

Soup What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of? Nextel! It is not the sound of the word as much as the sound of the darn Nextel going off at all hours of the night. Yes, honey Dave has a Nextel with his job.

Salad Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like? I wear sunglasses outdoors all the time. I wear what Dave's calls "Naples sunglasses". They are really cheapo sunglasses that look high fashion. I lose, break or scratch every pair of sunglasses I buy so I don't spend too much money on any of them.

Main Course If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it? Either my honey, my kids or my parents. It would depend on the type of book I wrote.

Dessert Name a beverage that you enjoy. Three favs - diet root beer, iced tea or International Foods French Vanilla coffee. Yum!