Monday, March 25, 2013

Okay, here's a little update

Lately we have been doing a little spring cleaning at home. Moving stuff around so things are more neat around our house.

My husband got a man-cave down in the basement after we cleared all our boxes, and I'll tell ya, we got rid of a LOT of stuff. We had some paper that were over ten years old. Yeah I know I am only 29, my husband and I have been together for 13 ½ years ;)

We also went through our clothes, I had a few items I just can't fit anymore, in a good way ;) Been loosing a bit of weight so need to make room for smaller clothes. Yaii me ;)

My son has even been helping around a little.. We have been going through all of his toys and, he kept most of them, but the "baby" items all got tossed in a bag and up in the attic.

As you can tell I've been busy, but still had time for being crafty. Not as much as I would have liked, but hey I am happy with what I've got ;)

I made one more thing for my creative pay it forward 2013

This is what I made, sadly I forgot to take pictures of it all before I gave it away..

This is just a wrap around bracelet with a bronze flower button ;)


These I saw on Pinterest, there's not a tutorial for them, I made them a little different from the original one, but kept the same colors. Red and bronze 



Had a competision with a friend, who could make the longest pair of wearable earrings. She won. We had to test them out, I got really irritated of mine LOL They got cough in everything, I am not one for long earrings, these are getting in my UFO box and perhaps a new idea will rise sometime. 

Ehm.. it really does look prettier on I most say, I'll take a new picture one day. 

Just a little simple one.



"Too girly girl" was my husbands first thought, and to be honest mine also, but it looks better on me ;)

Blue, I love blue!

Here's a bracelet with a lot of different things in it. I have been knotting a little here and there. There's some wooden decoupage beads, not made by me. Some hand carved bone beads again not by me, and then there's some nylon thread and all on leather cord. It has quickly become a favorite piece. 

A little something something. 


This turned out blurry, but still hope you're able to see it. It is tied together with a cotton thread. 

A little gray. 

Well this is it for now, :) Until next time.




Sunday, March 3, 2013

overwhelmed

yeah that's what I feel like lately.

I've been overwhelmed by pinterest. I assume most of you know that site, and I love it. I am a very organized person I love I can use pinterest for inspiration and sort through my pins, but OMG I have so many ideas, things I would like to try out and not enough time or money. And then I get disciraged, you know?

Well anyway lately I been sewing a bit, I love sewing, just haven't done it for years. Further more I have spend my energy on loosing weight, and so far so good. Spring has arrived and that means time for cleaning and getting the house in shape after a cold winter. But I am beginning to feel the need to bead LOL

But I have made some jewelry though, it's not all bad LOL, I also have a lot I haven't had a chance to take a picture of yet. Here are some earrings, it has quickly become my favorite pair. My eyes and glasses are the same color as the bicones I've used.


 These my son made for me, well he put on the beads and I made the wrapping, the chose the hoops and I adore this pair, plus they are really fun and bright to look at, right?

I needed a neutral pair of earrings and I had some "scrap" beads lefter over so these were the result.

 I love knotting. It is so relaxing and fun. These tiny 4mm round beads are so beautiful, but the where a little irregular, so not great in a beaded piece, but then I saw I have some silk thread and here it is. I can be a necklace, double necklace or a bracelet like in the picture.

A friend of mine, her mom needed a long black necklace with a loop in the middle so she would attach different pendants to it. She really likes horn, wood and nuts, this is made from horn and a silver bead. the pendant is a beautiful leaf shaped piece of coconut

his was a quick piece made from some leather scraps, just a everyday piece, I love gray and pink together.

 Here's my son doing some doodling, I have been doing some for some cards for the creative pay it forward challenge, and he likes it so much that one day I found him doodling around on a piece of paper. He is good right?

 Like I said I had been sewing a little lately, and here's a spring jacket for my son. He choose that fabric, he is 6 years old and he knows what he wants I'll tell ya. His favorite color is red as you can tell, and this star pattern is just awesome, he wears this jacket with pride, "my mom made this" he tells everyone, I get really shy when he does it, but I love him for it. He is so easy to please. And very grateful. Sometimes he asks me to make stuff for him, he is not always very realistic though LOL, has had a lot of faith in my creative abilities, but I tell ya, I do have limitations. ;)