This week I continue to have household misadventures. Last night while doing the dishes I dropped a plate. Corelle dishes are great because they are very hard to break. But, this story wouldn't be mine if it did not break, right?!? Well, of course the plate broke! Did I mention that these dishes are hard to break? Well, when they do break they EXPLODE into a million shards. Literally! Also, I don't make it a habit to wear shoes in the house so I got to play hopscotch in the kitchen while at the same time chasing the cat away from all the shards that she wanted to try to sniff/step on/taste/play with! All so I could get the broom! Who knew that doing dishes was a playground full contact sport!
This weekend I also had some misadventures in beading. I spent the better part of Saturday working on a bracelet design for the Facebook beading group Seedbeaders. While the design was fun and easy to do, my beads had forsaken me! ARG!!!! I did not have the exact supplies that the bracelet called for so I improvised and used what I had that was similar. Same Millimeter size, just had a big hole in them and the 15/0 seed beads that I used kept slipping into the holes! So I had to fight with the seed beads and try to get them to behave. Beads behaving badly I tell you! But the end result was so worth it, don't you think?
In this pattern, designed by Shelley Humphrey Bettencourt, I used mini duos, 15/0 and 4mm cube beads. If you want the true pattern then fly on over to Seedbeaders Facebook group and join in all the great beady fun!
Also this week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Monkey. This theme has so many ways to go on. A monkey on your back; monkeys on the bed; hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil; 12 Monkeys ( A Syfy tv show and a movie); or just monkeys in a barrel. But for me I just decided to make a simple monkey face. I am not sure if I like him, to me he looks a bit evil with the eyes, what do you think? Anyways, I used 4 colors of Delicas and enjoyed beading him up.
Also this week is 2x2x2 week. The theme this week is Wood, and it turned out to be one of my faves (again)! If you are a fan of my blog (and I KNOW you are!!! Right????) you know that two of my favorite things are trees and the color orange. So of course I had to make a tree and use not one but 4 colors of orange in this twinchie. I really loved this one and just love how moody it looks. Check it out!
In this twinchie I used 6 colors of Delicas. Also the drops that are flying thru the air are actually metallic green beads. I wished the picture would have shown it better but it is there and I really wish it would have as it helps to show the movement that I wanted to convey.
Well, that is as much trouble as I can get myself into this weekend so until next weekend, make sure you check out EIM, 2x2x2 and if you are beady inclined don't forget to fly on over to Seedbeaders Facebook group and check out this months challenge.
Also, I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their comments they really make my day. Have a blessed and creative week everyone.