Monday, December 11, 2017

This Wolf Pack(ed) of a Year is Almost Over

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  Not a lot going on here this week.  I have been working on a special piece that I am hoping will be done before the end of the year.  I will give you a peak at the end of this post. 

I am racing against the clock though since I will be going to the Dr. in just over a week to find out when I will be having surgery for carpal tunnel.  I will then be away from my beads for a few weeks!!!!!!  To say I am already going through withdrawls is an understatement!

But for now, as Every Inchie Monday is winding down, the theme this week is Wolf.  I knew immediately that I wanted to do the typical wolf silhouette.  It is a bit of a stretch to see it but you will get it when you see the inspiration picture; the picture I took the pattern from.

And here is the inspiration picture.

Makes me think of the call of the wild!  How about you?  Now for my special piece that I have been working on.  It is for one of the Facebook groups.  I am hoping to get it done in time, we will see!  Here is a bit of the piece.  Just a teaser though! 

Well, there it is!  Some of you might know what this is, others can try to guess. 

That is it for me this week, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the wolf artwork over there. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Don't Be A Boar!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  This is going to be a quick one (hopefully!) LOL This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Wild Boar.  I live in Arkansas where college football is KING.  And college football in Arkansas means calling the Hogs! 

This is how it is done here in Arkansas

That is it for me this week.  Take care everyone and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and checking out the great boars over there.  Now, I did not mean IT that way! 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Turkey Day Arrived!

Hey everyone, welcome to the nest this week.  Wanna hear a funny story?  Last week when I named my post I forgot that this week's theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Turkey!  LOL  So it is gonna be a turkey themed blog 2 weeks in a row!

I am enjoying the last few weeks of EIM. I can't believe that it is going to be ending soon!  Let's hope that someone takes it over and the inchie fun keeps going!  But for right now let's keep the Thanksgiving going.

I really love turkey.  I could (if I was not so lazy!!) bake a turkey about once a month!  But I settle for turkey lunch meat and ground turkey, which I really love in everything!  My favorite is turkey chilli!  If you have never made it you have to try it.  YUM! 

But for my inchie I stuck with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.  Hope you like it and hope it makes you thankful, lol.

Well, that is it for me this week.  I think I am going to go raid the fridge to see if there is any turkey leftover!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the turkey's over there!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hedgehogs and Turkeys

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  This week here in America it is Thanksgiving, a holiday that celebrates the first harvest in the New World.  Nowadays, however, it is more to celebrate great deals on electronics, automobiles and mattresses!   I am happy that it is Thanksgiving this week.  I will be celebrating it on Tuesday as my daughter will have to work on Thursday.  I have already made an peanut butter, pretzel bark and PB & Graham cracker sandwiches covered in chocolate.  LOL so desert is covered.  My daughter is going to be doing the turkey and we will prolly share the duties on the sides.  YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!  I am excited, I love Thanksgiving!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is hedgehog.  I have never been face to face with one but I would love to!  They are soo adorable.

For my design this week I went with something that I saw when I was shopping for dog treats!  Yea dog treats.  Next to the dog treats there are toys, these fuzzy flat animals stuffed with plastic bottles, bubble wrap or plastic sheeting.  One of them was a hedgehog!  So when I designed this weeks inchie I designed it flat, like the toy version.

Hope you like it.

That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the beautiful hedgehogs over there while I am getting ready for the turkey coma that I will be getting in a few days!  I hope that you all have a creative and blessed week, enjoy your turkey and LEFTOVERS!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Goose Me!

Hey everyone, well, please don't goose me!  Especially after you hear the theme, see my inchie and follow me on the reason for my design idea.

Ok, strap in cuz there will be curves in this blog. The theme this week over at Every Inchie Monday is Goose.  I can tell you I am not a big fan of Geese.  When I was about 20, myself, my daughter, a friend of mine and 4 of her Nephews and Nieces went to a local pond to feed the ducks.  There were some geese there as well.  Every time we fed the ducks the geese would run up and steal some of the bread. Making the ducks angry.  Soon the geese would get greedy and want all of our bread.  When they didn't get it they would nip and bite at us.  My friend got bitten on the ankle and on the butt. My daughter got her hand bitten. As well as 2 of my friends Nieces!  Needless to say geese did not endear me to them!

So for this week I thought outside the box.  Pretty much like almost every week, right?!?  So here is where the curves come in.  When I thought about goose.  I did not want to do a bird or a feather. I wanted something that I could link up with the way my brain works.  Which is usually my first thought.  But for this theme there was no first thought.  Then I started working on an idea.

There is a vodka named Grey Goose.  Since I don't drink I don't know much about it but I do love the artwork on the bottle.  It is so pretty.  But then how to put that into an inch.  Then I thought about James Bond!  A martini, shaken not stirred!

Since vodka is in a martini and grey goose is a vodka I did a hop, skip and a jump to a martini!  A martini with a lemon wedge in it!

I thought that the 2 transparent colors would have worked good together but they did not give the effect that I wanted, but I do like it.  Hope you like it as well.

That is it for me this week, but before I go I wanted to say that at the end of this year, Trillian, who has been running Every Inchie Monday almost from the beginning has decided to retire from the blog.  If you think that you would like to take it over or maybe help out with it follow the EIM link and let Trillian know.

I have to say that I love the inchies.  They were the reason I started this blog.  Since I have been doing them for 5 years now I may have to figure something else out to do.   Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Owls and Art Invitationals

Hey everyone!  I am so super excited this weekend.  I have some exciting news to tell you but first I wanna show you my inchie.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is one of my favorite animals, Owl.  I have done owl designs in the past, I named them Owliver and Owlivia. 

But for this weeks inchie design I designed a new one. I really love the colors I chose, brown and teal.  Which is one of my favorite color combos of late.

I designed this one to look like a owlet, a baby owl.  I do like how it came out.

Ok, deeeeep breath.  Today I was at River Valley Art Center for their Artist Invitational.  Where I had 2 pieces featured in the show, and well, take a look!

OH MY GOSH!!!  Can you believe it?!?  The first time I have ever entered an actual art show and I get 3rd place!!!!  I had my flapper amulet bag, entitled "You Gatsby Kidding Me." and the Egyptian themed amulet bag that I had made for my daughter when she graduated college.  The Flapper won 3rd place!  All the art that was featured was so beautiful.  It all looked like it was painted by famous artists!  I just can't believe that I won.

That is all from me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM to see some more art by famous artists!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spiders Away (Please!)

Hey everyone, I hope that this post finds you all well.  It is starting to get colder here and I am so not happy about that!  I don't like when the temps get below 45 degrees!  But it is what happens this time of year, so I have to accept it!  haha

This week's theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Spider.  Which is perfect since it's Halloween time and spiders are a Halloween staple.  We also have spiders here, A LOT of them; as I showed here.

I am glad that my inchie Spider is way less of a hassle!  Actually, he isn't even here!  LOL

Also this week I finished the bracelet that I spoke of last week.  It was so fun to do.

I am hoping to do more with this stitch.  If you are interested in this stitch just check out this Facebook group. Peyote with a twist-not crochet.

That's it for me this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I always enjoy hearing your comments.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week.