Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Zebras, Tigers and Raspberries everywhere!

Hey everyone I hope this finds you all well.  I am doing a bit better.  Most of the last 2 weeks have been without the internet.  AGAIN!!!!!  ARG!!!!!!  They think that they know what the problem is (again).  So only time and the weekend will tell!  LOL  But while I do have internet I am going to post as quickly as I can.

Last week the theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Zebra.  So I just went with the pattern flow and did the black and white stripes, and again I wonder why I do this to myself.  While it looks easy compared to all the other ladies works, the non symmetrical part of the pattern drove me crazy!  I am gonna stand up to my first thought and tell it to be symmetrical or else!!  LOL well until then here is my zebra.


Nice and shiny right?!?  Also last week over at 2x2x2 the theme was Raspberry. I thought of all the things that raspberry could have been.  But since I couldn't figure out how to show someone giving a baby a blurbur on their belly, I went with the fruit.  When in doubt go with fruit!


I really love the red color of these beads.  They are opaque transparent.  When you hold them up to the light you can see thru them but they are not completely transparent!

Now to get to this weeks work!  Over at EIM the theme this week is Tiger.  Do you remember just a few paragraphs ago I said that I was not going to do anything that was not symmetrical??  Well, I think that will have to start after this week hahaha.


Tigers are one of my favorite animals.  As a teenager I told myself that when I became famous I was going to have a pet tiger.  Well, well.... lets just say I have yet to become famous... and I don't own a tiger.  Sigh!  LOL

Well, that is it for me.  I am typing as quickly as I can.  I am trying to out run the internet loss.  Lets just hope that we don't lose it but, if the past is any indication then I need to type faster!  Just don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great works from everyone, and join in the fun!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Gorillas in the Midst?!?

Hey everyone how is it going this week?  I am a bit late this week because we have YET AGAIN lost internet.  Usually when we lose internet it is because a storm has interfered with it.  Resulting in us losing internet for 2-4 days!  This time we will be without internet until NEXT Monday!  They are supposed to be giving us the upgrade that was supposed to happen in January.  Let's hope so.  So right now I am in Starbucks sniffing up the beautiful coffee caffeine smell and enjoying some great Jazz.

Also, I just want to say that prayers are going out to those people in London and Manchester who have been affected by the terrorist attacks.  God bless you all and you are all in my prayers.  I worked last night on a pattern that I will hope to finish later tonight.  I know that a beaded piece of art can not change things but for me it is a way to show support and help to heal not only those who hurt who might see it but also to help me to heal and deal with my feelings on what has happened; as I am a person who feels things like this deeply.

I lived in England on September 11, 2001 and the love I got from the English people at that time made me feel so connected to them so when something like this happens over there I am impacted as well, again, prayers to all of those affected by these tragic times.   May God heal and change our hearts to love one another instead of hate.

Now, onto something fun and pretty.  I need some pretty right now, don't you?  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Gorilla.  This one was supper challenging for me.  How was I gonna get a gorilla out of beads?  Time to surf the net.  Did you know that some gorilla species have less than 1,000 left in the world? Including the Cross River Gorilla (300 left) and the Mountain Gorilla (720 left).  WOW!  Because of this I decided to design the logo of Endangered Species International


Simple and sweet, 2 colors of Delicas and I really like it.

Also this week I worked on 2 different pieces one for Seed Beads and More, this month the theme is loom work and I decided to make a bracelet using my smallest Delicas, 15's.  The ones I use for my inchies are 11's.  I don't have a lot of 15's but I worked them and took a cross stitch pattern of flowers and cut it down and beaded it up.  Then I had to add to the top of it since I was not taking into account that the smaller beads would make the length smaller.  LOL  The top flower and birdie are my design.  I will also be working on finishing it up and adding the clasp this week.  Check it out.


The best part of this flower bracelet is that I can't kill these flowers!!!  LOL.  Also this week I worked on another one of my Kawaii inspired patterns.  I call her StrawBetty Ice Cream cone.


With this one I found out that the design I put in the bottom of the cone to show the waffle look did not show up like I was hoping.  But I still think she is adorable.  She is just over 2 inches long and an inch and a quarter wide.  I adore the little purple bow!  Don't you?

Well, that is it for me this week.  I am hoping that next week I will have the bracelet finished and the tribute piece for London done as well.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM, 2x2x2 and Seed Beads and More to check out the great challenges and join it!  It is so much fun having the creative outlet and showing off your art.  I would love to see it!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Do Kangaroos have Zippered pouches!

What an interesting question, right?  I always thought that kangaroos are pretty cool animals.  I mean they NEVER lose their keys!  How awesome is that?  Yea, yea I know they don't drive, but let me dream!

So what does this all have to do with anything?  Well, this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Kangaroo and the theme over at 2x2x2 is Zipper.

First up, Kangaroo.  This one took a looooonnnngggg time for me to figure out something.  How to portray a kangaroo in an inch of beads??  Then I remembered there was a thing called a kangaroo pouch, it is a sling kind of thing that a person can wear and carry a baby in, keeping them close to you.  So, with that in mind I designed a pink and blue design of a Mommy and a baby.


Doesn't scream Kangaroo but it was all I could think to make.  Also, this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Zipper.  This one was also another hard one for me.  After wracking my brain, and searching the internet I finally got it!

Did you know that there is a spider that makes a web that looks like a zipper?  Well now ya do!  Here is what it looks like.


Well, this is what it looks like in beads!!  That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out all the great artwork that the amazing ladies have done  this week and maybe just jump on in yourself!

Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pandas in the Red

Hey everyone thanks for dropping by this week.  This last week has been a whirlwind.  Work has been busy and my son had his last day of school on Tuesday!  Sunday he graduated!!  I am sooo proud!  My baby has graduated High school and now he gets to jump into the real world!

I did get a small amount of time to work on my inchie.  I really loved this weeks theme.  Panda.  Did you know that there is a red panda???  There is!  I first learned about it when I went to an online bead store Red Panda Beads. It is one of my favorite shops.

Through Betsy, the lady who owns the shop I learned about Red Pandas.  Did you know they are endangered!  They also have a tail stripped like a raccoon.  Follow the link above and find out more about these beautiful creatures.  They are so adorable!!! Check them out!

Now, my take on a red panda is not as cute as the real thing but still I kinda like how he looks.


Here is what a red panda looks like, ADORABLE!


That is it for me this week. Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great makes over there and jump in, the pool is great!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Koalas in the Garden

Hey everyone, I would like to shout out a belated Happy Mother's day to all the Mommas here in America.  I know that it is celebrated on a different day in the UK.  My Mothers day was spent cooking and chilling out with my kids, and doing some beadwork.

To that, over at Every Inchie Monday the theme was Koala.  They are such cute little guys.  I would love to hold one of them.  I am sure he wouldn't like me to hold him though lol.  For this inchie I used 4 colors, I think I should have used a different color for the background as it really blends in with the greys.  I think he is still cute.


Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Garden.  Now, I do not have a green thumb, more like a black thumb.  I can almost kill a plant just by looking at it!  My kids know that I am this way so they don't buy me flowers, and I am ok with that just because, well...the black thumb thing!  LOL.

Back to my twinchie, I decided to go a way different route.  All the way to New Jersey!  The Garden State. I mean, why not!  On this one I did an outline of New Jersey with the Capitol marked by a blue dot.


That is it for me this week.  I hope everyone had a great Mother's day and hope that you are all having great weather right now.  It is starting to be warm and I am loving it.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Pink Birds on the Prowl

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by this week.  I only have 2 things to show off this week.  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Flamingo.  I have to admit I am not a fan of them, flamingos.  I don't know if it is because they are pink ( I am not a fan of the color)  or if its their funky legs.  Either way, I am not a big fan.  But, I did end up liking the mirror imagery that I did on this one.  What do you think?


Sorry for the shine.  I just can't seem to get a good pic without the shine.   Also this week I worked on a small project for the monthly challenge over at Seed Beads and More.   This month's theme is gifts for guys or Beadpoint.  So I chose beadpoint.  Beadpoint is beading on canvas or Aida cloth; like cross stitch.

I decided to do a small project while I am waiting for beads to work on my bigger project. I had some plastic canvas and decided to bead some crystals onto it in a heart shape.  On the first one I used 4mm bicones, as you can see it did not go too well.  The second one has 6mm bicones and was just right.  What do you think?  I really like it.


I am thinking of adding a string and hanging it in my window.  I wish this picture showed the shine that is on the crystals.  I can't win for trying!  haha.

That's it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM, and 2x2x2 and check out Seed Beads and More.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Bees on the Ocean

Hey everyone thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  I am really happy to show you my makes this week.  First up is Every Inchie Monday where the theme is Bee.  So I decided to take a cue from a twinchie I did back in 2015.  This one only has 2 colors, and is the beehive.  It is a bit hard to see but if you squint you can see it lol.

 

This week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Ocean and I was really excited to make this one.  I did a mermaid and tried to make the surrounding water look like it is moving, but at the last minute I changed one of the colors of the water and it ended up not looking like I wanted it to but I still really like her, what do you think?


Also this week I did a few more pieces.  I made another mermaid.  She is adorable, but she was not as easy to bead up as I was hoping, lol.


Lastly this week I beaded up a Cardinal.  I am working on making some family charms.  This is the first one.  This and the mermaid above are not my patterns but I don't know who designed them.  If you know please let me know so I can give them credit.


That is all I have this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great works over there and jump in the pool, the water is fine!  LOL  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Butterflies and birds.

Hiya everyone and thanks for stopping by this week.  I am excited that I have been getting my beading groove back.  If you have been following my makes over the last many months you have noticed that the most I have been doing is my Inchies and Twinchies.  

Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is butterfly.  Right now here in Arkansas there are a lot of butterflies around.  I only know this because our cat, who we lovingly call "Shatan" (AKA she-satan).  She chases and tries to torture err...catch the butterflies and moths.

For this Inchie I decided to make a plain geometric butterfly.  I like the look of it.  What do you think?


After making my Owliver last week I kinda got the buzz to make more little pieces.  They are addictive!  So this last week I made all of these.  I forgot to take down who the designers are so if you know who they are please let me know so I can give credit where it is due.


This little guy is the SMALLEST piece I have ever made.  He is about a half an inch wide!


This little guy is adorable!  I loved making this one, he is the 3rd owl I have made in a week.  I really need to STOP!  hahaha.


This lil mouse is the cutest thing!  The best mouse is a beaded mouse!  This and the 2 owls were patterns that were posted on Seed Beads and More, this months theme has been the Zoo.


Lastly, here is a lil Geisha.  I have had this pattern forever and just decided to finally bead her up.  Again, if you know who designed these patterns please let me know.  I always want to give credit to these amazing artists.

Thanks for stopping by, it blesses me so much.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the art and jump on in!

Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Blog Hop, A Key and A Ladybug Walk Into a Craft Room.....

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by this week.  I appreciate your comments and your visits.  I have a lot to cover so I will try to make it short.  This week I am excited to post my finished pieces from the Bead Peeps Swap N' Hop!  I am running late so please forgive me.

A Swap N' Hop means that we get a partner and swap beads and then hop to everyone's blogs and check out what they make.  My partner is Becky Pancake.  She has amazing taste in beads and is super generous with her sends.  See what she sent me.


 AMAZING!!! WOW!!!  I think I spend a few days just drooling over these beads.  Do you see that amazing pendant in the middle?  It is so beautiful.


I was so overwhelmed by the beads that it took me some time to get myself together and make something beautiful with them.  I mean, when you are given something special you want to make sure that you make something special with it, right?  Right!

Here is what I came up with.  I took some of my 15's and made a herringbone necklace for that beautiful pendant.  I used one of my clasps.


The rest of those beads just would not talk to me.  I had an idea to bead around a few of the beads.  But that was really all I could think of.  Then it hit me, instead of making another bracelet why not make something that I don't have a lot of.  Pendants!

Once that was settled I got to work on the beads.  I started out using Becky's 2 colors of delicas that she sent me and added a grey to that and made a peyote tube.  The rest just fell into place


I added the 8's as a bail and the lampwork bead at the top.  The fire polished beads dangle from the tube with sea glass drop beads at the bottom.  2 of which have been embellished with the 8's and 11's.  Here it is hanging from my necklace.


I love how this one looks.  I am going to keep the rest of the beads close to me on my craft table to see if they speak to me again so I can make something with them.  Thanks again Becky, it was great getting to know you.

Now, over to Every Inchie Monday the theme is Bug/Lady beetle.  So this is my ladybug.  She is a bit bigger than most of the ladybugs I normally see but I think that is ok lol.


This week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Keys.  I took this opportunity to design some vintage ornate keys.  This pattern feeds my design OCD.  I love it!


Now, lastly I beaded up another animal for the Seed Beads and More Zoo Spotlight.  This is one of my patterns and I call him Owliver.  He is dressed up as a proper gentleman!  Isn't he cute?!?


Phew! So much to have gotten through and I DID IT!  LOL. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the artwork and maybe join in!  Below is a list of all of the Swap N' Hop blogs so fly on over and check those out. Have a blessed and creative week my friends!

Non-Seed Beaders
Linda Anderson   http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman http://www.vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com

Catherine LaVite http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Barbara Price   http://www.instagram.com/colorcopiajewelrydesigns/

Kathy Lindemer https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Linda Raggo http://www.instagram.com/linda_raggo_

Marianne Baxter http://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Rachelle Walker http://www.chellerydesigns.net/blog

Gloria Allen http://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
Ally Asato https://instagram.com/purplemosspal

Robin Lynne Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Naomi Knafla     https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/

Maria Rosa Sharrow http://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Dana Phillips   http://www.neverwinterdesigns.blogspot.com

Michelle McCarthy http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Beth Blanc       https://www.instagram.com/beth.blanc.designs.jewelry/

Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com
Kari Asbury   https://www.instagram.com/kariasburyjewelry/

Shai Williams http://www.shaihasramblings.com/
Betony Maiden http://beadwenches.blogspot.com

Inge van Roos     http://ingetraud.wordpress.com
Kelly Hosford Patterson https://www.instagram.com/pyxeestyx/

Kristina Peck http://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com

Rosantia Petkova   http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Erika Price     http://erikaprice.co.uk

Claire Fabian http://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Rachel Mallis http://www.sharpthingsblog.com

Deb Fortin   http://mhotistudio.blogspot.ca
Nicole Rennell http://nicolerennell.com

Joanne Bell https://joannetinks.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez http://www.artincendi.com

Sam Waghorn     http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Natalie Davidson http://www.northshoredays.com/

Robin Reed   http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Faye Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com

Karin King http://maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Divya     http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com

Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in

Seed Beaders
Rebecca White http://morganafeycreations.wordpress.com
Palak Udeshi http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in

Penny Houghton http://smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Krafty Max   http://www.kraftymax.net/blogposts/

Heather Canepa http://www.desertjewelrydesigns.com
Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com

Katy Heider     http://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/

Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Tina Pawass https://freebirdsinnovations.blogspot.com

Mowse Doyle http://www.midnight-leopard.com/
Tami Norris https://www.instagram.com/taminorris79/

Minnette Miller   https://www.instagram.com/minnettemiller/
Veralynne Malone http://www.veradesigns.blogspot.com


Monday, April 10, 2017

All Caught Up!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by! I am BACK!  LOL not like I was really gone but something about the seasons changing and the time change messes with me.  I spend about a week unable to do much of anything.  I am so tired and worn out.  But this weekend I made up for it!  I. MADE. UP. FOR. IT!!!!  YAY!  lol

Before I get to last weeks pieces I want to get to this weeks pieces.  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is an awesome one, Crow.  If you think I am a bit excited then you are right!  Everyone knows I love hockey, and one of my favorite hockey players is nicknamed "Crow".  His name is Corey Crawford.  So I used his number as my inchie.


Honestly, any chance that I can mix hockey and beading together is a goal!  (see what I did there!)


I mean check him out!  Goalies get all the cool equipment!  #crOwMG

Also this week I made time to do a cute little beaded robin in honor of my Mom; who would have been 81 last month.   I made it as part of the monthly challenge over at the Facebook group Seed Beads and More.  She is not my own pattern, she was designed by Pauline_eline, I do love how she came out and the fact that she was dimensional peyote stitch.  It has been a while since I did that.  Check her out. Isn't she cute?


So thats it for this weeks pieces and here is the real pieces from last week.  Over at EIM the theme was parrot and here he is.  This is a bit of a blurry picture but I like the colors of him.  


Over at 2x2x2 the theme was coin and I hate to say it but my pattern picture was so much better than the finished product.  I used 2 colors of grey but they are hard to tell apart and the 2 colors of gold coins are hard to tell apart as well.  But maybe if you squint real hard you can tell the difference.  lol


Also, I joined a bead swap over at the Facebook group Bead Peeps, but with the issues I had recently I am running late one it and have only had time to make 1 item so I am hoping to finish the rest of my pieces this week.  

That is it for me this week everyone.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the art and upcoming word prompts so you can join in!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Cheat Week

Hey everyone, I hate to admit that I am calling it in this week.  There has been a lot going on with me this last week.  I have not been able to bead at all this last week.  But I did not want to miss Every Inchie Monday or 2x2x2.  So because of that I am posting the patterns that I have and not the actual beadwork.

For EIM the theme is Parrot.  What a beautiful bird!  The colors are so vibrant and rainbowy!  Here is my parrot.  What do you think?



Also over at 2x2x2 the theme is coin.  How is the world am I going to do that in beads?  Pretty much everything I can think about is not working and then it comes to me!  How about a pot of gold?  They are all coins aren't they?  So that is what I did.  Check it out.  What do you think?


Well, that is it for me.  I do hope that I can get out of this funk and get back to my beads.  Until then don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great art over there.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Don't Get Your Peacock Feathers in a Ruffle!

Hey everyone.  I hope that you are all staying dry and safe from this crazy weather.  We are well and dry.  This one is going to be a quick one as the weather has been unkind to our internet!  Imagine that!  So while I have the internet I will write quickly and post fastly.  pfffft!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Peacock.  Peacocks are kinda special to me.  Because they were special to my late husband.  Because his mothers maiden name was Peacock.  I also like peacocks just because they are beautiful.  A neighbor down the street has/had 2 of them.  One of them was an albino peacock.  Sooo pretty!!!

My peacock inchie is not as beautiful as that one, and, by the by, way WAY, WAY quieter than the real thing.  But my inchie has 5 colors of Delicas.  I also went the way of semi-metallic peacock-ness.



Hope you liked my peacock feather inchie and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the rest of the beautiful birds.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Birds, Soup and Alphabets

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  I love hearing from you all and reading your comments.  I hope that this finds you all in warm (hopefully pollen-free) weather.  I am working on morphing my allergies into yet another cold!  BLEH!

But before that happens let me have some alphabet soup.  Over at 2x2x2, our awesome blogstress Cstocks is celebrating 3 year anniversary with the theme Alphabet!  You would think that would be an easy theme.  But I had to work really hard to figure out what I would do.  I think I was sick with a cold when I designed this one as well!!


 After I designed this one I started watching these cute little videos from my favorite hockey team The Chicago Blackhawks, entitled "Soup and a Sandwich".  For those who don't follow hockey; Soup is Brian Campbell, nicknamed Soupy because of his last name.  Sandwich is Artemi Panarin, nicknamed Breadman because of his last name sounding so much like Panera Sandwich Co.  So this video is the 3rd one and I liked it because it has some jokes in it.  One of which was about ducks which was our theme 2 weeks ago at EIM.  Check it out.  BTW, check out that awesome sweater?!?


 Also this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is woodpecker.  We used to hear woodpeckers a lot around here but I think this weather has them all confused.  But I decided to make a red headed woodpecker.  At least I think that is what this one is.  LOL


Whatcha think?  I like him.  He is the quietest woodpecker EVER!  LOL.

That is it for me this week.  I have been working on my designs from the beads I got from the bead swap from the Facebook group Bead Peeps.  But it is slow going for me on that one.  I will show something next week, hopefully.

Until then don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great work over there.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Come Heron or High Water!

Sheesh, thinking up titles for the posts kinda gets cheesy, lol.  I have been waiting for this one since I researched Heron, the theme over at Every Inchie Monday this week.

Being one to not just bead up a skinny bird (funny, that, coming from freebird!) I went a different way.  Also, beading a heron in an inch is really difficult!  I started researching Heron and found a place called Heron Foundation.

Heron Foundation helps people get themselves out of poverty by investing.  Here is their logo.  I just love that swoosh of the R


Since even this Heron is so big I had to use a partial design and here is what I came up with.  


Forgive the shine from the camera.  I like how it came out either way.  

That is it for me this week.  I have been working on a beading project from the Facebook group Bead Peeps.  But I have nothing to show for it right now.  Maybe next week!  Until then, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the heron artwork.  Until next week have a blessed and creative week my friends.  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chickens, Ducks and Peppermints, OH MY!!

Hey everyone, glad to be back after a week off.  For those who might have missed it, last week I had my gallbladder taken out.  I am doing good.  I will be going back to work on Thursday and will be on light duty for 4 weeks.  Luckily that wont stop me from doing my beadwork!

I did wait until Friday before I beaded, not because I couldn't do it but because I was not up to it.  I also found it hard to explain to the furbabies that I can not hold them or let them sit in my lap.  They don't listen AT ALL!  My cat kept wanting to sleep ON the spot where my gallbladder used to be.  But she has been climbing on me when I sleep and sleeping on my hip.  WHY?!?

So let's get to what I missed last week.  Last week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme was Rooster.  So I went a different way on this one (of course).  I work for the biggest chicken producers in the world and so you can guess what came to my mind.  Chicken nuggets and drumsticks.  So I decided to make a drumstick since I figured nuggets wouldn't look recogniseable.


Here I used 3 colors of Delicas and made the inchie look like it might have came from "The Colonel".  Funny that I used to drumstick since I am not a fan of the dark meat chicken.

Now for this week over at EIM the theme is Duck.  What a fun theme.  So many ways to go on this one.  First off I thought about the Peabody hotel and the Ducks.

If you have never seen this or heard of the Peabody, check this out.  So adorable!


But I decided that I was going to go the route of the rubber ducky.  So here is my little rubber ducky.


I think he is cute and would make a great charm.  I might have to make that happen!

Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Peppermint.  I really had the hardest time trying to think of something good for this theme, and the only thing I could think of was a close up of a peppermint candy.


That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to follow the links and check out the other blogs and all the great artwork over there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends and for those dealing with the bad weather please stay safe,

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Tale of Two Colors of a Horse and a Lion

Hey everyone, hope this finds you well.  I am well. I will be having gallbladder surgery this Friday, so I enjoyed all my beadworking this weekend.  Next weekend, probably not so much, lol.

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the animal theme continues with Horse, but this week I decided to do something different.  Since I did a Donkey 3 weeks ago I couldn't do something similar.  So what I did do was a horse shoe.

 

I used 2 colors of Delicas and there is a funny story behind the colors.  Many of you who have followed my blog for a while know that when next years list is posted I start designing the inchies and twinchies.

I try to design the easy ones first, then go and search the web for ideas.  Most times I work on the inchies one day and the twinchies the next.  I don't really pay attention to the dates when I design patterns.  Which is what makes this weeks patterns even cooler.  Why, you ask?  Because I ended up using the exact same colors for both patterns!  I don't think that has ever happened before!

So, this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Lion.  I have been waiting for a long time to bead this one.  Lions were my late husbands favorite animals.  So I enjoyed this one so much more because of that.


I also liked this one since I made use of negative space.  Negative space is the space around and between a subject.  It is used to make the subject "pop" by just being there.  Negative space is something that I am not comfortable with.  I really like to outline my designs and have clear lines of designs. But check him out.  I really love this guy.

Also, see what I mean about the same colors.  I am blown away by that but not to surprised.  I have a tendency to use similar colors in my patterns because they are some of my favorites and I seem to see my patterns in those that I use the most.  I guess I am predictable.  I am good with that, lol.

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great art work over there and hey it is fun, why not join in!!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Where's the Beef...er... Cow?

Hiya everyone, thanks for stopping by the nest this week.  Not a lot going on.  Just Every Inchie Monday this week.  Not been much time for anything else, as this year is already going too fast for me to catch up!  LOL

This week over at EIM the animal theme of the week is Cow.  Which I have to say is one of my 4 favorite meats!  HA!  But instead of steak I just went with a Cow pattern.


Simple and sweet.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 and see the awesome works over there and don't be afraid to jump in there is plenty of room in the pool and the water is nice!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Big News! This Little Piggy is Running Late!

Hey everybody, hope this finds you all well.  I am running a day late on this one.  I actually got distracted by new beads and almost forgot to post my blog!  But I have to say my new beads are pretty!  All beads are pretty!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is Pig.  Since I am in Arkansas I could have went with a Razorback but why would I want to?  That would be easy!  LOL  But I did do a cute little pink pig with a big black nose.


I am not entirely happy with his nose but I do like the look of him.  Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is News.  My first attempt was to do a carrier pigeon but I did not like the look of it so I designed this one.  Then just before I went to bead it I thought about adding more detail but I decided to go with my less detailed one.  Hope you like it.


I made a newspaper front page.  I love the simple lines and blocks of color.  It tells you it is a newspaper without telling you it is a news paper.

Also, I know I have vague about my health issues lately.  Mostly because I was hoping that what I was worried about was not the problem.  It seems that I am having issues with yet another one of my organs and it is time to kick her out.  We have not been getting along lately, we have been fighting alot lately!  So on the 24th I will be kicking her out, I will be having my gallbladder out.  I know, I know it is not really a big deal.  Everyone says so; but I was hoping that I would not have to miss work, or have to have surgery all together.  But I am thinking about the fact that I will no longer be in constant pain, and that makes me want to do this.  Maybe with that time off I will get to do some beadwork!  LOL

Anyways, enough of that!  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 and see the other amazing artwork by some super talented people!