Saturday, February 28, 2009

Queen of the Couch

I deemed myself "Queen of the Couch" for the weekend, after a somewhat stressful week. After spending most of the morning surfing the internet, I decided to spend the rest of the day beading.

The pictures below show the true purpose of the kitchen table, and my two beading buddies! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Halfway There Day

Since last week was winter break, it has been a long beginning to the week. I am in desperate need of some quality craft time... I have a couple of projects in mind but more than likely it will have to wait until the weekend.

Spring Fling is next Friday and I have decided to purchase a table and sell my jewelry. Two good friends of mine (Amanda and Laura) are going to set up and sell things with me. Guess I have my work cut out for me this weekend. I'll be sure to post pictures!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Gifts

Since today is Laura's baby shower I can finally share what I've been working on without spoiling the surprise (I doubt she'll have time to read this today)! :)

I cut my own appliques from a matching flannel and stiched them on. Then I went back over the edges using a zig zag stitch.

What a wonderful personalized gift for baby Emma Rose!

Incase you could not figure out what the picture below was, here it is! A pair of watermelon pink booties with pink ribbon. You can find the pattern I used at

Thursday, February 19, 2009


So here's what I've been up to the last couple of days...

The first is a surprise for a friend of mine. Can you guess what it is?

The second picture is a mitten that I am working on for myself. This is the second mitten that I crocheted. The first was large enough for a giant. I started over using a child's pattern and it fits well. Now I just have one more to make...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Hair!

Every few months or so I feel the need to change my hair; I guess I just get tired of it. So today I saw Whitney and she worked her magic and dyed my hair a lovely deep wine color and gave me a rough, thin cut. It is very different from anything else I have had...

I will post pictures soon!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Birthday Brunch

In a fit of frustration on Saturday, I called Melissa and confessed that I misplaced her address and needed it to mail her birthday card. To my surprise I learned that she was just getting to her mom's in Georgia. We made plans to get together over the short weekend that she was here. So at a not-so-early hour this morning I met her in Macon for brunch at one of my favorite down town places: Market City Cafe. They make the BEST breakfast sundae (yogart, fresh fruit, and home made granola); we both had one and shared an order of french toast... So yummy!!!

Happy Birthday Melissa! I am so glad we were able to spend some time together.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Here are some of the things I made yesterday... (sorry about the pictures- it started getting dark when I was taking them).

A close up...

Double strand blue cloisonne necklace

Turquoise and black chunky necklace

This is my "Laura Necklace," it's very long and meant to be doubled over and worn. I named it my Laura Necklace because she was my inspiration for this one (she always wears ones like this).

Simple, yet elegant.

So this week is winter break and I have the week off from work. Originally I was supposed to be somewhere up north skiing, I will get there one day, but instead I ended up buying a new car. A week at home is needed from time to time as well. In the weeks leading up to this break I began to think and write a to do list of all the things I would like to accomplish... Today was the second day of my 9 days off and how many of those things have I accomplished??? Yes- none. I have a paper to write, a survey to create, and a research application to complete by Tuesday. What can I say, I work better under pressure.

Instead, I have spent much of the afternoon web surfing. I spent some time on esty and really have developed an appreciation for those crafters. I wish I had the time to create so many things instead of starting about 30 and never finishing them. I shouldn't say never, eventually I do go back and finish most of them. Maybe I will be motivated to finish somethings now...

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Day. Even though I don't have a sweetheart I have lots of people who love me!
A special thank you to my 18 sweethearts!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Searching for Research

2009 is full speed ahead and what a busy start! I started back to grad school the second week in January. I am one semester away from graduation (this summer). That being said, I am currently taking a research class where I have to develop a topic, submit a proposal to the International Review Board, implement the research, and synthesize the results. Blah!!!

Work is also equally as hectic. Here's a glimpse of all the bodies in my classroom: Me (general education teacher), Special ed teacher, two student teachers, sometimes a para-pro, sometimes an autism specialist, and sometimes a parent volunteer. Most days I feel like I am a belhop standing infront of a revolving door at a hotel. It is amazing to me that I get any teaching done with the constant interruptions.