Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I just joined the Ultimate Blog Party 2009 hosted by 5 Minutes for Moms. I am excited about the opportunity to find some new bloggy friends since I am relatively new to the bloggy world (even though I am not a mom).

I guess a brief introduction is in order...

  • I am a daughter to two, a sister to one brother and two fur brothers (Tiger and Tupper), a teacher to 19 wonderful second graders, a graduate student, and a close friend to some.
  • I love all things crafty: beads and making jewelry, yarn and crocheting, scrapbooking, photography, sewing (although I am a beginner), and anything else I can get my hands on.
  • I love cats, chocolate, Mexican food, sweet tea, cool weather, traveling, sleeping in late on the weekends, reading, and spending time with loved ones.

Let the party begin!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!

My nose is burning and my throat is itchy and everything outside is covered in a yellow blanket, so that means one thing- spring is here!

To celebrate I did what every woman does... went shopping!

Check out some of my new yummy goodies. Olive and Jade beads. And some beautiful Robin's Egg Blue Fabric which is going to (hopefully) be a beautiful spring dress. I love this fabric!
Happy Spring!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rainy Weekend

It has rained all weekend and cloudy skies make poor lighting for pictures. I worked on repairing jewelry and filling requests yesterday. I thought I'd post pictures of some jewelry that previously made (since it was cloudy and my camera is sick). Enjoy.

This is one of my lovely tree pendants. I saw an idea similar to this in a magazine several years back and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately there is not a big appreciation for wire work in this area and I have subsequently quit creating these miniature delights. This one was made using copper wire and rose quartz chips with peridot seed beads.

Just a pair of black chandelier earrings...

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I ended up spending the weekend with a major case of cleaning ADD. I bounced around from room to room cleaning out the freezer, pantry, bedroom and beginning to organize the craft room. I even sorted through many of my undergraduate papers and was able to trash most of them.

On a side note, my camera is sick. It is draining the batteries while being used and when not in use. I am very sad and I am afraid that it is going to have to be replaced.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day Beadwork

Here are some of the goodies that I made this weekend for the spring fling. What a great weekend to stay inside (with the wacky weather and all).

I'm calling these Japanese Lantern Earrings.
These are my favorite; hand-blown spiral glass teardrop earrings.
This is a cute chunky bead set in a beautiful spring green color.
Here's a close up of it.
This is a little girl's sweetheart bracelet.
This is also a girls bracelet. I'm calling it girls just wanna have fun.
I hope to have some time during the week to make more fun things for the spring fling. Since it did not snow enough, I have to go to work tomorrow. :( Have a great week!

Wacky Weather

There's one thing you can always say about living in Georgia- the weather is unpredictable. Take this week for example- Thursday and Friday had temperatures in the mid 70s, Saturday was thunderstorms with tornadic weather, and today... SNOW! The high today is 39! Since snow is a scarcity around here, I snuck outside to the back yard to snap a few pictures. You can see from the pictures that it's not "real" snow, but instead more of a rainy/sleety mix, but nonetheless, it's snow in middle Georgia. ;)