Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beaded Collage Hair Clips

For a while now I have been wanting to make some new kind of hair clips, but there are soooo many on etsy already, I wanted to make mine distinctively unique. I'm not sure if anyone else's out there look like mine, but they are totally OOAK anyway!

Color was the number one priority for me, like it always is ;) Then texture, I love looking at things that have interesting texture so I added different styles of beads while "sculpting" the design with the wire that they are threaded on. I plan on making some others too, but adding maybe a fabric or yarn element? Who knows what this might lead too???

These two clips will be coming soon in my shop at $12 a piece. Enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Squirrel Acrobatics!!

Back in May, as a birthday present to myself I bought a corn cob squirrel feeder. I also bought my usual bird and critter feeder mix for the bird feeders.

I was really bummed out that I never would see anything at the corn feeder! My husband said it was because I was offering too many goodies in the bird feeders for them.

Then one morning, all the seed bags on the porch were chewed open and seeds and nuts were all over my porch.

I knew the little buggers were some place.

I glace out my window on Wednesday to see this! I think that because I hid the seeds on the porch, and haven't been out to fill the bird feeders due to the rain, the squirrels got the hint and settled for their corn!

Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ascension Buddha Love Beads


If you know the story of Buddha, Siddhartha sat under a tree in meditation when he ascended into Nirvana and came to be awakened...or, Buddha.

I imagine going up into the sky, touching tree tops and gazing down onto the world below. All the beauty of the world, simultaneously in peace.

I made the most awesome Buddha love beads today! I felt like I had an epiphany or something at completion! They are one of my most favorite creations to date. I hope someone snags them up and loves them as much as I do. They come with an up cycled brown velvet box with a quote from the Dalia Lama inside.
They aren't listed in my shop yet, but they will be shortly at a price of $25.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My little boy....

I can't believe a year went by already and he seems to be growing in leaps in bounds. No walking yet, but I'm sure in no more than a month he'll be runing around! Enjoy some of our latest pics of my little sunshine superman Donnovan!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Newest toe rings

Hello folks, here's a shot of the newest toe rings to be listed on etsy. If there is one in particular that you see here in the picture that is not listed yet it will be shortly.

Summer isn't even technically here yet and I am so busy. My mom works part time and goes to school full time, and I have a 6 year old sister. Although she doesn't get a lot of hours, when she does I have been watching my sister and I have a new found respect for mothers with more than one young child! Taking care of the baby and my sis has been tiring sometimes! Needless to say, I don't get a lot of time to craft, so I savor it when I do. I suspect that come winter my shop is going to be dragging.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Have a fantabulous day!!