Monday, January 23, 2017

Dogs Bring Good Fortune.

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by this weeks blog.  I am just getting out from under this January uckyness that I seem to get EVERY year.  I get so sick that I miss a week of work, don't eat, and sleep all day.  Sounds like a vacation just with fevers, chills, coughs, body aches and runny noses!  YAY ME!

Enough of that!  After all that time I finally felt good enough to do some beadwork.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Dog.  Who doesn't love a dog, am I right?  I love dogs, always have!  But I am also nervous around big dogs.  I fare better around little dogs.  An inchie dog is definitely little!

Doesn't he look cute?

Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Fortune.  This is the 2nd Twinchie this year and the 2nd one that I used words only.  Made me think about the fact that it might be very cool/hard and possibly poetic to have the whole year in words.  But, I am not gonna do that this time lol.

I like the saying but I have not been happy with the design of this one since I made it.  I did not set the words evenly on the twinchie.  Mostly because fixing that would mean redoing the whole thing.  Then, as I finished the "Brave" part I realized that I made another BIG mistake. Do you see it?  I did not until the end.  Ok, I will let you in on it.  I designed the U and the V the same!  ARG!  I think maybe I will stick to pictures and stay away from words for now, lol.

Also this month I have joined the 3rd annual Facebook group Bead Peeps "Swap and Hop".  What that means is that I will be paired with someone else, we will give each other some of our own beads, make some jewelry with it, blog about it and post it in the group.  I have done this one time before.  It was pretty fun and nerve wracking LOL.  I can't wait!

That is it for now, I am going to go and have some chicken noodle soup with a side of a box of kleenex.  If you are interested in joining in EIM or 2x2x2 then follow the links and have fun.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I Need a Cat Nap!

Hey everyone, I waited until today to post as I had a medical test done today and have been anxious to having it done. More on that later on.

For now I have to show you my submission for Every Inchie Monday, the theme is Cat.  So of course I had to do a beaded copy of our evil cat Umbreon.  Who we sometimes lovingly call Shaton.  LOL

This Cat is a cute innocent little cutie.

This Cat, not so much! LOL

That it is it for me this week.  I am working on some pieces that I am happy about but there is just not enough time in the day!!!  LOL Oh well.

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to see whats going on over there and join in!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy Little Hamster

Hey everyone, running late this week, sorry about that.  I have been chasing my tail over the last week.  A bunch of Dr appointments.  But enough of that.   I have two great pieces this week.  I am happy as a hamster with both LOL.  Ok that was a bad pun, but I had to!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday this years themes are all animals.  Sounds easy but many times I will have to think more outside the box more than I normally do.  But not this week, lol.  This week's theme is hamster.  I have only ever seen hamsters in pictures and on TV but never in person so I just looked up pictures of hamsters and gravitated towards cartoon pictures lol.

For this little guy I used 4 colors of Delicas and I think he is ADORABLE!

Also this week is the first week of the 2x2x2 for 2017.  So I made the year header for the twinchies.  I have not made the header for the inchies yet, but I will when I have more time, lol.

I used the same 4 colors that I have used for the last twinchie headers.  I like the design.  I wish I had more space on my inchie headers to design scrolls on it as well.  Here is my Twinchie for Happy.  This was the first thing that came to my mind and I felt it was really appropriate for me this year.

I really like this one.  The colors make me happy and the saying makes me just as happy.  What do you think.  I think we all have to choose to be happy.  We deserve that after last year.

So that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to see whats going on over there and check out this years lists on both.  Some great words and awesome challenge words at that.  Join in!  I promise you will love it!.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome to 2017!!!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  I would like to have a moment of silence for 2016, may it rest in pieces, err... peace!  . . . . .

OK!  Now onto 2017!  Did you make any resolutions this year?  I do not; normally.  But for me this year I want to work on a big beading project.  I have the beads ready and the pattern set up, now to print it off and get started.  That is pretty much it! I don't like to make resolutions, so I just don't do it. Yea, I know I am a coward HAHAHA.

One thing that I can say to you is that if you want to do something new and different on the crafty front this year try out Every Inchie Monday or 2x2x2.  They are a great and slightly addictive way to stretch your crafty muscles.  Especially since this year over at EIM the theme for the year is animals!
This week in fact is Rabbit.  I made a rabbit face.  He is a happy rabbit.  LOL

Also, last week I did not show off my entire 2016 inchies and twinchies but that is because last August I sent my beadwork off to an author.  She still has my beadwork which included my inchies and twinchies upto that point and time.  When I get them back I will post them all done.  

That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to see this years list and jump in the creativity pool with the rest of us.