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.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Frogs, Popsicles and Pencil Covers

Hey everyone, I am running a bit late this week.  But that is ok.  This weeks theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Frog.  Which is kinda cool since I see frogs everywhere around here.  I even when to a pet store with my son and we saw a frog for sale and I about fell over.  It was a pretty electric blue frog that was about the size of a nickle and cost $70.00!!!  WHAT!!!!  I mean really WHAT!!!!!

Well, my frog is way cheaper than that one but at the same time one of the most highly paid frogs in the business!  Check out my Kermie!  Kermit the Frog!

Also this last week I had to get my oil changed and I took my beads with me and made a cute little Kawaii-style popsicle.

One of the car salesmen saw me beading and we talked about how his daughter loves beading.  After I got done I gave him m little popsicle to give to his daughter.  I just hope that it inspires her to expand her love of beads!

Also this week I spent some time working on my pencil cover, to match the pen cover I did here.  There is only one thing wrong with my pencil cover, can you see it?

Well, I don't know how I did it but I did the pencil cover backwards!  LOL  I guess I am just that kinda good!  I do like them and I am glad I got them done.

Well that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great frogs over there.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and creative week.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Beady Alligator Problems!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping but the nest this week.  I am happy that I had a small amount of time to do some beadwork!  YAY!!!  LOL

First off over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Alligator!  You all know me, I just did not want to make an alligator on my inchie, not to mention that I couldn't make it in an inch!  So I went with something that to me sounded extravagant.  An Alligator bag!  Check it out!

 I have to say I really like how this came out. Even though the green beads were a pain in the butt!  I had to cull a lot of them.  Culling means that you go through beads and separate the good beads from the bad ones.  Here is some of the bad ones.

Many of these are uneven on one side of the bead or they are just to skinny to be used!  This may not seem like a lot of beads but this was just what I found while beading just this inchie!  Sadly, a few got sewn into the inchie.  But I wont tell if you don't!

Also, this week I had time to bead a small bead tube.  I was wanting to bead a bunch of them but that did not happen. I also used colors that were near to me instead of getting up and getting pretty colors.  But that is ok, lol.  I was just happy to have a few moments to bead so I was not going to complain!

This picture doesn't really show the tube in all its glory, but this is beading that had been sewn together to make a tube.  I got the pattern for it from Carolyn over at Seedbeaders.  Wish I had a better picture of this one, maybe next week I will have more to show.

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

Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Week's AGAIN!!!

Hey everybody!  Thanks for stopping by this week.  I tell ya, working 6 days a week reeks havoc on my bead addiction!  But I did work on the inchies of last week and this week.  So let's get down to it!
Last weeks inchie theme was Camel.  I am not a fan of animals that can spit at you or step on you.  But camels are kinda funny ones.  They seem to be hams for the camera, at least on TV they seem that way.

When I was about 9 I rode a camel.  It was pretty interesting.  Not something I would want to do on a daily basis.  LOL  Also this theme was the hardest one for me this year.  I really could not get the pattern right.  I like to go with my first thought on a theme, because usually it is the best one I can come up with.  BUT, this time was not the case.  I wanted to do a camel up close (like he was looking into a camera) and behind him was the pyramids.  But no matter what tweaking I did it just looked like a deformed pile of poop in front of 2 triangles!  Not the best one, for sure!

So I went with something that I thought about but decided against; that is until I hated what I came up with LOL.  I decided to make a take on the Camel Cigarette Logo using just 2 colors. Here it is.

This week's theme over at EIM is Rhino.  This week I took a page from my camel (or the camel took a page from my Rhino!) and made him in silhouette.  This time though I only did the rhino's head.  Check him out.

That is it for me this week(s).  I hope to be able to make it on time next week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great art work over there and join in the fun with us!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends!