Sunday, October 22, 2017

Two Weeks In the Forest.

Hey guys welcome back to the nest.  I missed last week, sorry about that.  I got my inchie done but just didn't have the time to post. 

So let's get to it.  I have a few pieces to show off and one thing I am super excited about.   Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme last week was bear.  So my original design looked like a honey pot dripping with honey, but when I went to bead it it just looked like a couple of brown and yellow blobs.  So I decided to run to something comforting for me; and my family.  Chicago sports teams. 

Last year around this time the Cubs were going for the "W" in the World Series.  Which they did!  Go Cubbies!  This year, not so much!  My brother, whom we lost just before the "W" loved the Cubs.  So I decided to mix the Cubs logo and the Chicago Bears colors together and made my inchie.


This one was hard for me to do.  I thought about my Brother the whole time.  Also another reason that I had issues posting.

This week's theme over at EIM the theme is squirrel.  I knew I could not make a squirrel so I went to their favorite things. Acorns.


Now, I am so excited about this.  I was reading on one of the beading Facebook groups and saw this awesome bead crochet necklace, the poster was talking about it being peyote stitch and NOT bead crochet.  I immediately looked for the group, Peyote With A Twist - Not Crochet, joined and got to beading. 

After a false start (or two) I got into a groove and got about 2.5 inches done.  Check this out.


I know it may not look like much to many of you, but I have struggled with bead crochet in the past.  I just could not get the tension right.  But this here is a stitch that I understand.  I love peyote stitch and this makes me soo happy to work on.  Once I get this down pat then I am going to try a patterned piece!  Wish me luck.

That is it for me this week.  I am going to rest my arm, do some chores and then get back to the necklace!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Oh Deer!

Hey everyone, I hope that the weekend treated everyone well.  I had a good weekend.  I got a lot of housework done and got my inchie done on time. ON TIME!  How cool is that?  LOL

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Deer.  I thought about the deer emblem that I always see on trucks and that brought me to this design.  Hope you like it.  I used 3 colors of Delicas and did another play on the negative space. 


I meant to show off some pen covers I made for my Sister and Sister in Law, I just forgot to post them last week.  Both of the patterns are from Carolyn DeGroff from the Facebook group Seedbeaders. This one is a dream catcher pattern for my sister. 



This one is a snowman pattern for my Sister in Law who loves Snowmen.


Aren't they both cute?  I think so, and both of them loved their pens.  Lastly this week I just have to show you something that is just great for the month of October.  My neighbors came over and brought something that they found in their yard.  My son was so excited that he HAD to hold it. 


Yes, that is my son holding the biggest tarantula that I have ever seen in person.  No, we did not keep it!  We did give it to a friend of my son. 

Anyways that it is for me this week, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great artwork that the ladies have done.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Boas and Chameleon

Hey everyone, 2 weeks again this time.  But for good reason this time.  I spent last weekend with my family.  I drove about 1500 miles in 4 days.  When I got back home I was way too tired to bead or do my blog.  But, I am rested up now!

Last week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme was Boa.  I knew that I would not be able to design a snake in an inch so I decided to do a design of the Boa's skin pattern.


I really love this color combo.  I might have to design a bracelet in this design.  Also this week my son's dog, Delilah brought home a baby for her to love on; literally!


Yea, was a bit creepy to leave for work and see 2 hands and a foot sticking out of the dirt!  She has since brought it in the house and loves it!  I call it her headless baby.  Truthfully, it is adorable to see a 5 month old German Shepard loving on this.  I really hope that the neighbors daughter has not noticed that she is missing a baby LOL.

This week's theme at EIM is Chameleon.  Wow this one was super hard.  I again had to go with the skin pattern.  I used 3 colors again with this one, but I don't think I want to use them again. The silver lined crystal color is hard to work with.  But I do like the finished product, what do you think?


Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great art over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.  Before I leave this week I want to say that my prayers and thoughts are with the people in Las Vegas.  Such a horrible tragedy.  May God bless and keep all those affected by this.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Trout it Out!

Hey everyone, hope this finds you well.  I want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving comments. You are all AWESOME!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Trout.  A fish in an inch is not easy, but after researching trout I realized that there is a Rainbow Trout!  So that was what I did.


I used silver lined Delicas to give it the look of the scales of a rainbow trout.  That is it for me this week as I am getting ready to go on a short vacation with my son and his dog. Have a blessed and creative week my friends and don't forget to fly on over to EIM to check out all the great artwork.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Starfish On Time...Er...In Time.

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  I am sending out prayers for all of the people who have been affected by hurricane Irma.  I have family in Florida and I am glad that they are all safe.

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Starfish.  So to go along with last week's theme of Crab, where I did Mr. Krabs this week I just had to do Patrick Star.  He is so clueless and loveable.

This is what he looks like for those who don't know, and here is my very loose interpretation of him.


I think it sorta looks like him.  But not to much, lol.

That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great works over there!  Have a blessed and creative week.  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2 Weeks is Becoming a Habit!

Hey everyone!  I hope this finds you all well.  First off I want to say that everyone who has been in the path of Harvey is and has been in my prayers.  God bless those who have been affected.

Last week I was not able to post as our internet was being a bratty little child, so I am glad that I was able to post this week.

Starting from last week, the theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Squid.  I thought about doing Squidward from Sponge Bob but I just couldn't get him to fit on an inchie.  So what I did come up with was a silhouette of a squid.  Hope you like it.


 Kinda cool that it was right after Seagull so it is setting under the lighthouse!  I love the squiggly lines on my squid!

Now, this weeks theme is Crab, after thinking about doing Squidward for the week before I decided to go with Mr. Krabs.  I like how he turned out.  LOL  If I could have figured out how to put money in his claws I would have!


Also this week I finished a necklace in the Ogalala stitch, this was the first time I ever did the stitch.  I messed it up a few times but you can't tell that so I am ok with it.  The cool thing about this netting typse stitch is that as you progress on the stitch it naturally curls!  I love that its so lacy!  I used green and purple 11/0 seed beads on the necklace.  I also made it long enough that it did not need a clasp.


Thanks to Marissa, my daughter-from-another-Mother, for modeling the necklace for me.


The necklace is long enough that it can be worn as a bracelet as well. Thanks to my daughter for modeling this one.

Thanks for stopping by the nest!  Please continue praying for the Gulf Coast as they are onto the clean up.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and see all the great artwork over there!   Have a blessed and creative week my friends.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Solar Eclipsing Seagulls

Hiya everyone!  How are you all doing?  Did any of you go out and see the eclipse?  I did!  Without the glasses it was pretty underwhelming!  But a friend at work had the glasses and we were all standing around looking through them.  Now that was cool!!

For those outside of the US check this out.

Now also this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Seagull!  When I think of seagulls I should think of the ocean but here in Arkansas I always see the ring billed gull at Walmart and Hobby Lobby.  They are not too picky they just congregate where no cars are and seem to be together cawing at one another.  LOL

But for the inchie I decided to go with an ocean theme.  I designed a lighthouse with 3 seagulls in the background.  Hope you like it.


That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the seagulls.  I bet you wont have to worry about getting pooped on (let's hope)!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.