Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hello, again!! Here's a couple of sneak peeks at the new doll I'm working on!! The last one got put to the side until she tells me what she wants next :)
Ayden is staying here for a bit so I've been really busy! Sorry about the long times between blogging--I'm trying to get back on track, but it's been a long time since I was up with a baby and it's wearing me down a little!
Tomorrow I'm going to try to get started on my Beaded Journal page for this month--maybe I can at least get it going before the month is up------

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Hello!! I'm back today! I've been very busy with the baby and my husband also had surgery this week--I'm really very tired of hospitals!! Anyway--I've been working on Ayden's Yo-Yo quilt top--here's a picture of some of the Yo-Yo's:

And here's the Twisted Herringbone that was taught at the last bead society meeting:

I didn't get very far but it looks pretty nice--I'll have to work on it more after everyone gets settled in around here!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ayden weighs 4 lbs 8 oz today! He was very sleepy but I took his picture anyway!

New necklace today--freeform peyote around a carnelian stone, with pearls & multi-strands of seed beads. Handmade gold-filled clasp.

Wood Nymph:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

This is 130 batik fabric 4" circles, that will soon be 2" yo-yo's for the top of Ayden's quilt. Probably only half I'll need. All that hand-sewing sound like fun? What's a fabric yo-yo? Stay tuned!! Progress pics along the way. I'll no doubt get it finished right around the time Ayden's celebrating his first b-day :)
This is the bracelet my sister couldn't live without:

Lovely red firepolish and seed beads, sterling clasp. It needs to be a bit shorter--which those of you who know me, know that I would only do for my sister!!
This Sunday I'll be in Grand Island at Stolley Park for their annual Art-in-the-Park. Come see me, won't you?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

For Altered Tuesday this week--I'll show you the denim bag I made:

(tilt your head to the side!!)

And I'll leave you with a few links to some of the blogs I frequent:


Monday, July 09, 2007

Well, Kearney was a great show as always!! Hot, too! Thanks to everyone that stopped by to see me and all the new stuff! After the show, I went to Grand Island to see my family---look what my mom made for me! A nice handfull of crochet flowers--too cute! What shall I put them on??

Friday, July 06, 2007

Check out these yummy fabric strawberries from Ronda at

I'm deciding if I want to entirely cover them in beads or just highlight them with a few red beads here & there. Better get over there and order yours before they're all gone!! While you're there, check out her Bead E Art Zine--I got my copy a couple of weeks ago and it's full of great tips & techiniques for beaded art dolls. Delicious!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wow! The week has just flown by for me! I do have some new sets of beads on Etsy, if you'd like to take a peek--click on the link on the right! This Sunday I'll be at Art In The Park in Kearney, Nebraska with tables full of beads and jewelry!! Come see me, won't you?

Monday, July 02, 2007

Well, I have a kiln full of spacers, and still I get to make more tomorrow!! Here's Ayden today--bedhead & all--almost two weeks old and off all the oxygen & stuff--just the feeding tube is still in!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

New bracelets--pattern is from the new Bead & Button, courtesy of Jill Wiseman. Just lovely--

Tobacco & Rose: