Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sending Fairies with Letters to 2017

Hey everybody, this is my final post this year.  And I have got a bunch of stuff to show you.

First off, I want to show you something that my son made me for Christmas.  We all know that homemade gifts are the best kind, right?  My son knows that I love the Chicago Blackhawks and made me this with a personal message on the back of it.

 
  He used an old wood burner that we had in the closet and made this from a picture of the Iconic Blackhawks namesake.  I adore this and, yea I cried!  No shame, I am a Mom it is what we do, right?!?

Also this Christmas I did not have time to make the ornaments that I always make for the family.  There was just too much going on for me to concentrate on my beads.  I actually distanced myself from them a bit, but I decided to make some Christmas earrings and the comfort that my beads usually brings to me seemed to come back.  So this is the earrings I made.


They are called A Step In Time by Sue Sloan, which is a free download from Facet.  They have Super Duos, 11/0 seed beads and 4mm Fire polished beads.  They were really fun to make.  Whatcha think?  Makes me wish I could wear earrings.

This is the final themes this year over at Every Inchie Monday and 2x2x2.  For EIM the theme was letter.  So I designed a letter stamped and ready to send.  Super simple and easy, just 2 colors.


Over at 2x2x2 the theme is Fairies.  So I found a bunch of pictures online for fairies.  But I decided to go with a childlike fairy.  She has pink hair and a teal dress with wings that match her clothes.  She is a fairy, she can do that!  She also has her fairy star wand.  She uses it to grant star wishes.  When she knows your looking she makes a star fall so you can wish on it.  That sounds like a plausible story to me HAHA!  (you can tell I put a lot of thought into this!)


Anyways, that is it for me for this year.  This one was not all that great for many of us and I am hoping and believing that next year will be a better year.  Are you all going to make a New Year's resolution?  Why not make one to stretch your artistic endeavours?  That is an easy one to do, just visit EIM and 2x2x2 and join in the fun.  I mean it is truly so much fun.  I love the idea of making a small bit of art that is only for arts sake.  It is very calming and fortifying for my spirit.  To just enjoy the reason I started being artistic.  To just do it without worry about why I am doing it.  I am not trying to do this to pay bills or to impress anyone but myself.

So, if you feel like trying Inchies or Twinchies then follow the links and check out the themes for 2017, they are up on both sites.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends and blessings into the new year for all of you.

16 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful gift from your son.

    I am so pleased that you are doing your bead work and it is helping you along, It is is always wonderful to see your inventiveness with the inchies

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie. I Thank you for your loving comments

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  2. I love the pyrographic art. Its so rustic

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  3. A great gift from your son, artistic talent is clearly in the family. The angel ๐Ÿ˜‡ is super cute and I can understand why you would want to be able to wear earrings. Here's to a happy & healthy 2017 for all and I'll be back to see your beautiful beads next week!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally. I do believe many creative people run in my family. A healthy and happy 2017 for you as well

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  4. Oh, I know that as a mom, I love handmade gifts from my children too. Beautiful piece that your son made! Love that letter inchie and those earrings are gorgeous. I also love your little fairy. I have so enjoyed your work, Freebird! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much JEan, I always love seeing your work as well! Happy New Year

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  5. Some fabulous beadwork again, and a lovely gift from your son. Keep well and have a super 2017

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    1. Thanks Wendy, same to you! Happy New Year

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  6. I love your sons piece of art - wonderful to have such a lovely piece of art made specially for you by someone you love and obviously loves you. I am so pleased you are enjoying working with beads again because you do it so well and your views at doing small pieces of art just for you and nobody else is shared by me. I have never done anything creative for me, it's always a present for someone else! My inchies are mine and mine alone and I love doing them it's been a pleasure to be included with such a wonderful set of people. Happy new year Freebird

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny. I love that you are here with us and your art is so beautiful. Happy New Year

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  7. LOVE your fairy! You have done such awesome work this year with your EIM's 2x2x2's. Looking forward to your 2017 ones. Have a blessed, safe, and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much Becca, I can not wait to start them LOL Happy New Year, be safe as well

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  8. Happy new year.
    I love your fairy. And the letter inchie is just like it has to be even if it is simple.

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    1. Thanks Trillian and Happy New Year to you too

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