Thursday, July 24, 2008

201 Hearts!!

I am SO excited! I went to my Etsy store and decided to peek at how many hearts I had, and I have 201! Way better than just 200...LOL! I was shocked when I hit 100, so to double it is just fantastic! Thank you to all that have hearted me!

In other news, my computer is on the fritz. First it was the keyboard. I had my IT guy (so impressive sounding... It's my hubby who does this kind of stuff for a living....) and he ungunked it, even soaking it in alcohol to make it squeaky clean! Once that was done, my kids wanted to go on WEbkinz (UGH!), but then I noticed that my power was always on battery, although I had the power cord in. I told my IT guy to buy me a new cable, and he scoffed at me.... "Why spend $20 on a power cord? You know I can fix it." So he cut the power cord in half and is working on that problem. In the meantime, I'm on his laptop (fancier and WAY faster!), and I'm at a loss withouth all my icons and programs I use everyday.

Why do I tell you all these things you ask? I don't know... But then again, why are you still reading... LOL!!!
(Yep, I'm a brat!)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Here's What Happened in Week 3...

The girls and I had a blast making critters. We made some canes and then used them for turtle shells. I think they came out pretty cool, if I do say so myself!
Jenny and Olivia went on to make some cows, frogs and polar bears. They are just so talented!

As for me, I FINALLY finished this cuff! Can you believe it? I listed it on Etsy

Friday, July 11, 2008

Proud of My Pockets

I am an artisan that is basically scared of my sewing machine... Well, more like scared that one of my kids will put there hand by the needle and puncture themselves (or me...) So, I usually hand sew everything. It isn't always pretty, but it gets the job done...
Now, my darling hubby has a pair of black shorts that are his favorites and have been for at least 15 yrs... They have been in my mending pile many times over the years and finally, the pockets gave out. He wanted new pockets.... Sheesh!
So, today, I rummaged through my fabric scraps, and made a template and sewed them on. Miracles of miracles, he's got pockets again...
I am so proud of myself!
Just thought I'd share....

Friday, July 04, 2008

I am WAY behind!

We had the second week of classes and we thought we'd try some micro-macrame... But, then we decided that these classes are supposed to be fun, not frustrating! Sheesh! I applaud ANYONE who can do the micro-macrame! I tried to do an earring for over four hours, and they came out hideous!
So, we opted for the lark's head bracelets in leather... That was frustrating enough... LOL

Once they were finished, Robin made a really pretty bracelet with the SLON thread and some crystal beads. (Of course, I didn't get a pic of it....) Jenny decided she wanted to make some dangly earrings... Here's what she came up with:

Then, I showed her how to make the polar bears I make, and here is her version... How cute is he?