Saturday, May 14, 2011

Life has become unexpectedly busy!

With the nice weather comes busy days! I find that I am on here less now that it is so nice outside! So once a day, probably eavnings I'll be on here (maybe twice a day/mornings).

My daughters school had a carnival the other night, and it seems like it went pretty good! Kids had a blast and I think the adults did too :o) I know Kira had fun!   They had a silent auction and then items that you could put your name in for to win- we wond three of the items somehow! lol  But I won a great prize for myself shampoo/conditioner w/ a gc to a place that does things like body wraps and stone massage...things like that- so hopefully I can put some money aside to use the gc by the 12th! I am excited to use it :o)

These are the cupcake cones Kira decorated with grandma....She did a good job!!

 All her prizes from the night!
Finally the night is done and we are relaxing on the porch <3









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Here's some things I've been working on lately....

After 1 yr of trying a few times, I finally have peyote stitch figured out! yay! Here's a few of the bracelets I've already done!



I've also been working on some hair accessories, here's a few of them!

 This clip used to be a clip on earring! I made one into a hair clip, and the other is a ring! (you'll see them together in the next photo). I also have a broach that goes with it and plan on making a necklace with it, and sell them as a set when it's done!

Found some cute buttons and decided to use them!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day Sunday

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day today! 


This morning I was up early for an out of town soccer game. I was the first one there- lol Set up the field and waited for everyone else to arrive. We didn't win this game, but the kids did really well this game! Kira even scored a goal! So proud of her for that!!! I think I am even enjoying being assistant coach!

It rained so bad yesterday that I thought we would have bad weather again today, but we are fortunate that it's not been that bad of a day.......little sprinkle's here and there, but for the most part it was good.

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I've been working on a few different items of jewelry lately, been finding it a little tough though....almost like writers block!  I think i will begin going to the farmers market here soon, as I need to make some extra money and want to get selling my jewelry!

This necklace is cute...the stuff I got from the art store here, is interesting to work with.... It's comes in a tube shape and is like a netting- you slip beads into it to make something. In between the beads I used a large hole bead to space it out....there are different types of netting- one is clear like in the picture, then there's one with silver flecks and one with gold flecks.... It switches up a plain bead and give's it texture at the same time!
What else....oh yeah, this is what I am trying to work on right now..... I'm having trouble finding the right glue that will work for my items- but I am wanting to do some hair accessories...here's what I've done so far....








Softwater pearls with glass seed beads from NewYork <3







This last photo is a pendant....Using thicker wire and thin wire, then I added some saphire on it.... i will just add it to a black chain, unless someone want's the pendant alone or on a silver chain.







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I also want to share a shop I found and have fallen in LOVE with! This lady is so talented and I love her creations!! You should check it out!

Little Clay creations she made!!! Aren't they awesome!!
                

I just LOVE frogs!!









                         An Adorable Bear!










 Amazing details on these beads!!!!! There must be a great amount of time on beads like this!











You can find many of other items that are unique also!
            Facebook    Visit; Artful Housewife

            Etsy             Visit Mary----> The Clay Loft                   

Hope that you've all enjoyed my blog today!!! Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

I was going to announce winners on FB but I figured that I'd do it on here instead! Hope you all dont mind! <3 I want to start out by thanking all our sponsors, cause without you we wouldn't have had these awesome giveaway prizes for everyone!!

Amanda's Crafty Creations  ; Nicole Lauber-It Works!  Beautify With Mark ; Mama Luna's ; Makamae's Jewels ; Online Tutoring By Maggie ; Journey Barefoot ; Aliette Designs ; Tutu Cute ; Crazy Insanity CreationsEA JewelryHappy Hippo BoutiqueSimply Sweet Boutique & ConsignmentEarrings A Day ; Heavenly Scents

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 So with the thankyou's out of the way, let's begin with announcing the winners, shall we!?

Prize;
Winner; Kelly Smith
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Winner;  Donnisha Cherelle Jones
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Prize;
Winner; Ashley Page
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Prize;
Winner; Ciara Weaver
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Prize;
Winner;  Kelly Smith
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Prize;
Winner; Sara Blackshear Keenan
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Prize;
Winner; Erin Smith
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Prize;
Winner; Tracy Wells Peterman
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Winner; Sharlene Amaral
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Winner; Christin Banda
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Winner; Shakeeta Williams
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Prize;
Winner; Laura Elliott
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Prize;
Winner; Sam Bleashka
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Prize;
Winner; Amanda Holshouser Medley
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Prize;
Winner; Donnisha Cherelle  Jones
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Prize;
Winner; Dana Adkins
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Prize;
Winner; Kelly Smith
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Prize;
Winner; Melissa Cardin
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Prize;
Winner; Jamie Zagarich Mahlum
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Prize;
Winner; Heather Stevens

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To everyone who entered for the Mark Jacobs wallets- The winner for that will be announced Next saturday to keep your eye on that!   Super Model Blogger

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I would like to thank everyone for trying to help me win that Itunes Gift Card- but I've decided  not to worry about it...i can't compeat with  a comment that has 70 likes on it!  But I said I'd pick a winner from all that help me....random.org here I come! .....
        Winner of a suprize gift from me is; Terri Hays
Congrats Terri! (on my fb page there's a contact tab on the left- I just will need your mailing address)

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Once again Congratulations to all the winners of the giveaway! Be sure to contact your sponsor on their page to let them know it was you who won!!