Sunday, January 15, 2012

Braided fun

A few months ago, I saw a braided, seed bead necklace on a woman.  I thought it was beautiful and it inspired me to make my own.  Mine is not like the inspiration, but still very elegant.
I wore the green one I made to work one day, and immediately was asked to make some for various people.
After making quite a few over the holidays, I have finally gotten some listings for them up on my etsy shop.

I took these photos on a hand made and decoupaged model.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Favorite Science Fiction

As a huge, and I mean HUGE fan of Doctor Who, I became obsessed when K-9 returned (with Sarah Jane of course).  Also a big believer in tea (getting the British connection yet?) I decided that the appropriate form for K-9 to take would be. . . but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

 I painted it with acrylic paint, so it is not food safe, but I have been extremely pleased with it.  I still need to add a nose piece to emulate K-9's laser weapon, and a sensor plate to his eye area.

On a side note, I am loving taking pictures with my new camera, so expect a few more photo heavy posts.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Time Lapse

Well, it's been a couple of months and I haven't gotten a post up.  So here is a quick recap of the last few months for me.

First, you all missed my Thanksgiving feast, so here's a quick peak:
 The whole spread.
 Homemade cranberry in a mason jar!  Yum!
 Chocolate chip pumpkin bread!!

So Thanksgiving was fun and full of delicious foods.  Christmas came up fast, and gingerbread houses were the extent of our Christmas crafts:

 My favorite part was the jolly rancher windows.

I found this cool tutorial for woven paper ball garlands, so I tried them out:

I made them out of recycled magazine pages, and I found that a glossy mag works much better than a cheap catalog.  The paper balls turned out really well and I had a great time making them.  You can bet that as soon as we have our own Christmas tree, these will have an integral place on it.

Most recently, I got myself a new camera.  I won't put a photo of it up because my old camera won't do the new one justice, but I can assure you my photos will improve in the future.

Well, that's my recap, hope you enjoyed.