Mar 20, 2013

Catchin' up

So this is just a quick little catch up post.  I feel like there is so much more happening than just jewelry around here.  I've posted a lot of that lately but check it out, here are a few things I'm super excited about...

Yarn!  If you know me, you know this is kind of a big deal as I'm so not a yarn girl.  Once, about four years ago, I tried to have my then 11 year old daughter teach me how to knit.  It didn't work.  Then I tried to have her teach me how to crochet, it didn't work either. She was a good teacher, I was just an uncoordinated student.  So, I figured that fiber crafting was just something that was not in my blood.  Besides, I do a lot of other things and knitting and crocheting are just two more hobbies that I don't need.  Well, fast forward 4 years and I am blessed to have a job where I get to touch yarn all the time.  It's so soft and the colors, oh the colors!  I love them all lined up and coordinated.  But still, I don't know how to use it.

I do know how to use my imagination though and looky, looky  I'm putting this fun Wool-ease yarn to work.  If what I've dreamed up in my head works, I've already got my next set of colors picked out and may just make a bunch of these.  We'll see.  Sometimes what I dream up in my head doesn't communicate well with my hands.

It's a slow process, I just do a little here and there but I'm loving it so far.  Plus, I love the colors all in a row. It's pure eye-candy for the creative brain.  I'm guessing you are curious about what I'm making, no worries, I'll keep you posted and will share it soon.   

Home Decor Samples:  I admit, I have a new addiction!  It's another visual one, look at this stack of fabric!  Jo-Ann's is clearing out a lot of their Home Decor fabrics so they are selling all their sample panels for only $2.  Umm, ya!  I kind of went crazy.  Yesterday a bought a small stack and then I bought more today!  These are fabrics that range from $14 - $54 a yard and are really nice upholstery fabrics so buying a sample square of them for $2 is awesome!.  I already have four projects planned with them - I promise I will show them and even do a tutorial or two.  Stay tuned.

Simple Jewelry:  I know I said above that I need to update you on things that are NOT jewelry but I have been making jewelry so it still needs to be a part of the catch-up.  Have you made these bird nest necklaces before?  They were the trend awhile back.  I made a bunch over the summer and, I must say, they are very, very easy to make.  I can do them in under 5 minutes.  Anyway, I love this necklace because it's springy and the three little eggs remind me of my three little chicks, I mean daughters.

Family Life:  Speaking of daughters, look what one of mine did for me.  I mentioned I'd like a picture of a temple in my living room so when I got home from work today, this was waiting for me.  My Miss M painted it.  She's dabbled with watercolors before, mostly just playing with them, but she has officially only had ONE watercolor class -  it was last Thursday.  The subject matter is the temple where my husband and I were married 20 years ago.  I was floored.  Such a nice thing for her to do for me.  

Broken Pets:  So, do you have pets?  We have two.  We love them.  But do you know how much it costs when one of them is broken?  This little guy had to be rushed to the vet the other day.  He decided to keep his head on a tilt, like it was broken, and he wouldn't eat.  An hour at the vet, two prescriptions later and $94 out of my wallet means he is doing much better.  He had an ear infection - the head tilt was his way of trying to compensate for the pain and dizziness he was experiencing.  Poor guy!  It was heart breaking and to be honest, I was happy it happened while my kids were at school.  This little guy belongs to Jet and man, it was sad to see him sick but I can't even fathom what it would have been like to see Jet's broken heart had we not been able to fix him.

Ok, I think that catches us up.  I'm off to work on my creations now.  Later gators!

Oh, oh, oh!!!!  I almost forgot - I've got a fun little Easter project in the works too.  No sneak peaks on that one, you'll just have to wait for the finished project.  :)


Lois Lane said...

Hey, random blog stalker here. I just wanted to say that your daughter's painting is awesome and now you have a picture of the temple that is more special than any other temple picture you could ever get and will be cherished by the family forever!!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

the daughter is artistic like the momma. :) beautiful work.