Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Speaking of purple, I made this cute little flower necklace with purple glass beads and Swarovski crystals for a cousin's daughter who is turning 6. Ah the joys of being young again. I wish I could remember that far back. Something I do remember from growing up and visits to my aunt's house in Connecticut was this Caprese' salad that my aunt used to make using only fresh farm mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and basil from the farmer's market in Connecticut. My version has all of the above, plus balsamic vinegar, extra version olive oil and a little kosher salt. I think hers had italian dressing? or just olive oil? I don't really remember, see? What I do remember is the cheese. Oh the cheese. Anyone else a chees-o-holic like me? I adore cheese and a little wine, but that's another story.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The woman that owns it does acting on the side. She makes Fairy Gardens and sells all the accessories and plants needed for anyone to make one. They are like fantasy worlds with fairies, and antique looking furniture and fencing with mini plants. My daughter had one in a planter bed at our home a couple of years ago but quickly grew tired of the responsibility of keeping it up so now we have a nice groundcover from the plantings. So as my son gathered the herbs, I ran around and probably like some weirdo was taking all kinds of pictures.
Later that day I went to my elderly neighbor’s home to say hi and she told me about a crafting group that she and other ladies had formed years ago. “Some have moved, some have died” she reported. She said they used to meet once a month to sew, do knitting and crochet projects and learn a new craft each time. Sounds so familiar (not the died part, but the getting together part).
It was later that day as I sat under a tarp at my son’s swim meet crocheting granny squares that a dad of a swimmer began telling me of his craftiness many years back. He used to crochet, sew, upholster car seats, etc. He called himself the Renaissance Man. I said half joking (but only half) that we should all sit around and crochet or knit since all we do is sit around. That got a few other suggestions of bringing games like chess, cards, or dominoes. At least they wouldn’t just be sitting around and eating like everyone tends to do all day. Great ideas.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
But if you're a chocoholic like me, these Chocolate Strawberry earrings are too irresistable. Also available at Bonnin Designs now.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, we got a group together, many from The Switchboards for a craft supply swap and potluck at my home. I have to say, it was super fun and a big success all around. Pictured from left to right: Carrie (Sommer Designs), Shari (Bonnin Designs), Melissa (formerly of Beandip and Eddy), Leslie (The Paper Princess), Cristina (Bel Bacio Jewelry).
We ate wonderful food, chatted a lot and had fun trading each other's stash.
I took some pictures, but my camera isn't working like I want so I didn't get a lot. I know Carrie has some more she'll share as well as all of the other girls. We all had our cameras in hand.
Here are some more of the pictures on Flickr.
Friday, May 11, 2007
It’s also hard to get upset about the 2 wild bunnies that live under my deck in my backyard and hang out and eat grass in my front yard. I see them hanging out about 6 pm and later. They are so cute.
What they don’t realize however is that I own Whippets and their favorite thing to do in life, besides lick my ice cream bowl when I’m done, is to chase rabbits. My advice to the rabbits, don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Currently he is making some contemporary pieces involving disc shaped silver that has textures and different shades of darkness with oxidation. I just love it. He's also got pieces made with mica.
After the jewelry show, I went to check out my crocheted felted purses at The Dragonfly. I was interested to see how they were displayed. These are some of them. When I went in to talk about my jewelry I happened to mention that I had some purses I crocheted. She wanted to see them. So I brought them in and she liked all of them. So, they are for sale instead of hiding in a bag in my cupboard at home. They look pretty happy here. I hope people like them. I'd be happy to give them new homes.
Today our cupcake jewelry was mentioned on Funky Finds! That's a nice surprise.
Friday, May 04, 2007
The dresses are amazing and it looks like any kind of dress can be found here.
And of course the obligatory beads at the counter picture with a mirror. Do you see Madonna in the reflection of the mirror? She's there.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Poor Summer (that's my dog's name). I crocheted this sweater for her just in time for Summer (the season). Not really. It will be for when it gets cold again but I like how it turned out even though I had to fudge a lot to make it wide enough. I love the girly touch with the flower buttons. Pretty cute, huh? She doesn't seem convinced.