Saturday, November 28, 2009

etsy is amazing.

These little gems are from Vivi Reborn. I love how they upcycle unique bits that may otherwise be lost.
Very pretty. Both of these are Vivi's current giveaway promotions.

This steampunk style necklace is from Mystic Pieces.
There are some really intriguing pieces in this etsy shop.

This particular pendant can also be found at Our Designed Life,
who is kindly hosting a giveaway, as well.

I don't know about you, but Cyber Monday is
actually Cyber Saturday . . .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

i watched way too much tv as a child . . .


And when my mom wasn't paying attention . . .

What was your favorite show?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone--
don't forget to actually give some thanks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

what did you do last night?

Son #2 has Praise Team practice on Tuesday nights, but
no car. You know what that means--the mommy chauffeur
service! It's fine by me, however, for two reasons:
first, he's using those couple years of guitar lessons,
not to mention the bass we gave him for Christmas last
year! And second, it gives me an excuse to sit and read
or make something.

This is what I did last night:

Okay, sure, probably everyone has made matchbox ornaments
except me, but they are so much fun--I kind of want to make
enough to number, hang on the tree, and use as an advent

Not much will fit inside, but that's part of the challenge, yes?

These kind of look like little satchels.

They could maybe use some more beads or a tassle
at the bottom. Hmmmm. Anyway, it's almost
Thanksgiving, and that's when Santa (aka as DH)
puts up the tree!

What did YOU do last night?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

latest round of projects

Made these two altered art fan books for an Art 42
swap hosted by Lisa Vollrath. She has a great
tutorial for making these types of fans on her
Ten Two Studios site.

Both of these were made using images from Altered Pages:

the flower fairy fan,

and the Edgar Allen Poe fan:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

today i am thankful for

super swappers who sent me these surprises:

very pretty fabric covered altered comp book (lucky Lisa
got to attend the Houston quilt to-do, and made this in
a class. Lucky ME got it in my mailbox shortly thereafter!)

this bag (WITH the key fob--i have a thing for key fobs,
by the way, initiated by bumblebeebags) made me think of
beautiful bittersweet vines. It came from Samantha
at Samantha's Essentials:

(not sure why the bittersweet is so tiny . . .
do you have it growing where you live?)

from Chrissy B, a sweet cross stitched Christmas ornament;
how cute is this?

and finally, from Lisa the Pottery Lady, look at all these
lovely pieces, in some of my favorite colors, no less:

I don't think Lisa realized it, but I collect handmade pottery!
That big flower piece is waiting for me to make it into a pendant . . .

Thank you to all these awesome swappers!

Monday, November 09, 2009

time . . .

. . . is NOT on my side. Does anyone else feel
as if the days are flying by??? Slow down this
crazy ride!

Monday, November 02, 2009


I'm eating Halloween candy, and can't stop!!!

Do you think eating 32 "fun size" candy bars in
any way negates the "fun?"