Monday, January 26, 2015

Can We Talk?!?

I really, really love this theme this week over at Every Inchie Monday.  Talking is what I do; and let me tell you I do it WELL!!!!  LOL.  If you ask my Mom, I came out talking and have not shut up since!  Most babies will start to babble around 4 or 5 months old and parents are always big smiles when this happens.  I know I was when my kids started doing it, just as I am sure you all were. 

But not me!  From what many of the family have said, I never did the "baby talk", I skipped that and went straight into non-stop adult-type conversation (much to my poor Mothers dismay).  There is a story my Mom has told many times and I felt that it fit in greatly here.

One day my Mom was sitting on the porch reading a book, I was on the floor playing.  A man walks up, introduces himself and lets my Mom know that he is new to the neighborhood.  They continue talking for a few minutes and I look up at him and ask, "How do you like the neighborhood?"  The man's eye grow big and he looks to my Mom and asks, "Did she....?  Did she just say that?"  My Mother gives off a rough sigh and says "Yes she did."  "But, how old is she?" he asks.  Again, my Mom sighs and says, "9 months old."

I grew up hearing my Mom say to me, "One day you will pay for your raising."  Well, that happened when my Son was born.  He has his Mothers gift for gab.  For example, one day Me, my Husband, and both my kids were driving to town.  My Son was about 5 years old.  Me an my Husband were trying to talk but my Son would not let us get a word in edgewise.  I finally said to him to just be quiet for 5 seconds.  He assured me that he could do it, he went on for about 15 seconds on how he could be quiet.  Again, I asked him, "Please be quiet for 30 seconds, no talking for 30 seconds please." quietly from his seat we heard, "1 one thousand, 2 one thousand, 3 one thousand..."He counted all the way to 30!  Then proudly announced, "I did it!  I told you I could be quiet for 30 seconds!".  By then we were both laughing so hard that we were in tears!  I can't wait to remind him one day that he will pay for his raising as well!  LOL  Paybacks! Well, I can say that we do not lead dull lives!  LOL. 

Now, onto my inchie.  This weeks inchie was an easy one.  I thought about what we all used to say to people when we wanted to talk.  "Call me!"  Of course, now it is "text me."  But back in the day.  We all loved to talk on the phone.

I used 2 colors of Delicas, yellow and a very dark brown, I know it looks like black but it is brown. 

Thanks for stopping by for a chat.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the great artwork the ladies there have come up with.  Don't forget to leave me a little comment, I would love to know what you think.  Have a blessed and creative day.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Elephants Away!

I know the title doesn't make sense, LOL sometimes that the hardest part of the blog.  Figuring out the catchy title.  Maybe I am just over thinking that part....right?....Maybe?  LOL

Anyways, this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Elephant! I thought after last weeks easy theme of Giraffe that I would have a harder time designing this week.  But I was surprised how quickly I came up with the design of the elephant rearing up his trunk.  It was the only way I was gonna get something on my inchie that would look like an elephant.  But I love him, he is a cutie!

In this inchie there are 4 colors of Delicas.  2 shades of grey, one ivory color and for the background I used a matte transparent orange.

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the other 'elephants in the room'.  LOL  sorry I couldn't help myself!  I would like to say hello and thank all the new Inchers that are here this year.  Have a blessed and creative week everyone.

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Week, New Inchie.

This week I did not do alot of beadwork, (at least that I can show you, more on that at another time).  I did work on my Etsy site some, and made my inchie.

This weeks theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Giraffe, so without further ado here is my Giraffe inchie.

For this inchie I went with a giraffe pattern, I used 2 colors of Delicas, an opaque white and a galvanized matte copper color, I really love the sheen on the copper bead.  I wish it showed up better in the picture.  But you get the gist. 

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the rest of the giraffe zoo that they awesome artists have come up with; and if you feel like it, join us, we would love it if you decided to.  Have a blessed and creative week.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hope this year is doing everyone well, so far.  I know, 5 days in isn't the time to mention this, right?  Well, at least you can say that I asked.  LOL

I do love the new year.  New beginnings, new challenges and new Inchies! So it is time to start the new year with a new list over at Every Inchie Monday !  YAY! 

Let me ask you a question, don't you hate when you do something the same way for a long time and then think to yourself, "I just now thought of a better way to do this, why couldn't I think about this in the first place?" Well, that was me this week.  I Just thought of making an inchie for each year to attach to the top of each strip of that years inchies.  So I went back and did 2012-2014, and then did one for this year so that I could start this year with an inchie header on it.  Here they all are.

I used some delicas that I recently received from a friend that were not numbered, but I liked using them for this.  Then I attached all the years onto their inchie strips so now I know which one is which years. 

Now, this week's theme is Egg, and I decided to make an Easter egg.  I used 5 colors of Delicas, I loved the pastel colors that I used.  I really like how it looks even if it isn't exactly egg-shaped. 

I do hope everyone has a blessed and creative new year and I do hope that you will decide to join us all over at EIM.  I know that we would all love to see what you come up with.  But, even if you don't feel like joining in on the crafty fun you can drop by and check out all the great artwork over there. 

Take care and have a great one!