Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday...

Well, this is my first week participating in BTW, I love seeing everyones messes as they create, it makes me feel a bit better about my own.  Here's my messy bead table this morning. This is all the beads and supplies that I used last night while I made a little summery bracelet. What a mess!
And here is the bracelet I made with all that mess. I love blue and green together, I think it just screams summer. 
Well, my kids are on March Break this week and my husband is away on course, so I am the one; the referee, the chief cook and bottle washer, the chauffeur, the fun maker.... I am the one!!  We have to head to the city tonight for my daughter's basketball tourney. I hope they do well (or even better...WIN).
I love to steal a few minutes here and there for me and a little creating, uninterrupted is even better, but not likely.  Oh well, such is the glamourous life I lead.

Have a fun-filled day everyone, whatever it entails!


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On another note, I stopped at the mailbox yesterday and inside was a card from Lori Anderson thanking me for participating in the BeadSoup. I thought that was so thoughtful of her, to send out a card to all who participated, that's a lot of work again for her. She never stops. Thanks Lori, it was a ton of fun and I hope I can participate again in August.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 14, 2011

A day at the farm...

Well, I think I got through all the soup, finally. I know I didn't comment on each and every one but I did hit quite a few and I've got to say I saw some glorious designs. That was the tastiest soup I've ever devoured!! Thank you everyone for providing me with so much inspiration. Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented on mine. My picture was terrible I realized afterward and I apologize for that. And another big thank you to Lori Anderson for organizing such a huge event.

Last Saturday, my sister and I spent the day at my local wool shop and took a class on wet felting by fibre artist Marilyn Rand, see what beautiful work she has created. We had the choice of either a tea cozy, a small purse or a vessel. I chose the vessel and my sister chose the tea cozy. We had such a fun day and I really love felting, both wet and needle. This was the third felting class I have taken and each time it amazes me how unspun wool(photo #1 below) can turn into such interesting, strong and useful pieces(like my vessel in photo #4). I think I may use it for a vase for some dried flowers. Wouldn't a big bunch of hydrangeas be pretty in that. I may also try to shrink the length down a bit as well, it is pretty tall right now. We also made a cobweb scarf but I didn't get a photo of that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very happy March break everyone!! I am taking my kids to see Rango tomorrow, hope Johnny Depp doesn't disappoint!

Happy Crafting,