It is a wonderful time for me to spend time with family, visit friends, and work on new store items for January.
Happy Holidays to all! :D
|Unsorted 6/0 seed bead mix|
inspired by ancient Egyptian designs and
the colors of lapis lazuli
|Jumbled pile of gears|
inspired by the combination of Egyptian style
and the steampunk aesthetic
|Oh, the possibilities!|
recently listed on my store.
|I am hoping to expand my hairstick line by adding colored sticks to my|
repertoire. Right now, I am beta testing a couple different possibilities--
I want to prefect it, before putting any of these for sale.
|I am also hoping to duplicate these toppers on non-colored sticks, |
and post them to my store some time soon. 'Tis the season for sparkle!
|My second and third attempts--one with real pearls,|
the other with Czech glass beads with a blue iris coating.
My first attempt was certainly not so... uniform.
|Surprise! It's our Christmas Tree!|
|Okay, so it's a dark picture--but in it, you can|
see purple, burgundy, and gold!
|One of my favorite ornaments, taken from my parents' tree.|
I remember this bird from when I was little.
|This very special ornament was handmade|
by my grandfather. I teared up when I put
it on the tree.
|Yes, that is Larry the Cucumber.|
And a hand-blown glass hedgehog.
|Delegate from the Haunted Forest|
|Delegate from the Coast|
|Delegate from the Enchanted Forest|
|Colors of Evening, Design 1|
I posted about these when I made them, here.
|Colors of Evening, Design 2|
|Gentle Sunset, Design 1|
Also posted on this blog, found here.
|View from the window in the spare bedroom/|
my future crafting room.
|This was one of many, many stacks.|
And, yes, that is a stuffed stegosaurus on the coffee table.
And iced coffee in the foreground.
|Remember that aforementioned stegosaurus?|
He's in this box.
|So, I own a lot of books. After packing one too many boxes of them, |
this was the look on my face.
|I love reading books--holding them in my hand, feeling the paper.|
Yet, I have to admit, a Kindle is looking more and more appealing.
|I should also mention that I have a LOT of journals...|
|...Which I point out on this box. Lisa, with the purple sharpie,|
apparently agrees with my assessment.