Monday, December 26, 2011

Doin' The Bling Thing

Happy Day After Christmas!  I've been bead weaving my little heart out and using crystals for everything.  Yikes!  My neighbors need shades from the glow coming from my studio.  :D  Here are some photos.  And Ipo just HAD to help.  The last picture is a necklace I'm in the middle of making.  :D

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas From Allie

You don't see much of Allie because she isn't the Brat Cat of the Universe like Ipo is.  Allie such a sweet little girl.  But, she got really out of character last night and got under the tree.  Is she too cute, or what?  I wish I had put the lights on but I was afraid she'd get up if I messed around with the camera settings or the tree.  So, that's why the weird color in the photos.  But Allie's just so cute, it's not a problem.  :D

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Bruce Goes To A Party

Well, he's been an awfully good Wee Cow this year but we took him to a party last night.  And The Bruce was surprisingly well behaved.  I don't know why.  He knows all these people and is usually an awful pill but this time he was pretty good.  ;D  Here are some pictures of a fairly well behaved The Bruce.  Amazing.  :D
Oh nooooo! This glass is EMPTY!  We are not amused!
Well, ok, I'll have some cashews while they get me more champagne.  
Yay!  Sushi!  I LOVE sushi!
About time.  They filled up my glass, this sushi can wait.
Yum!  I love sukiyaki, too but they don't REALLY expect I can eat with these sticks, do they?
I'm telling you, this Wee Cow's days are numbered if he doesn't get his grubby little hooves outta my dinner!  But man, do I have cool jewelry, or what?  ;D
Joe and the Hunnibunni
The Chef having a little trouble with new fangled modern cameras.  :D

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Fair


A super day today! Here are some photos of my fair set up.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A New Washer and Dryer

 Checking the hose hookup.
 Looks good so far...
Ok, Washer is connected properly.  Dryer is ok, too....
 I approve.
And just WHAT is your problem?  This is MY new toy! How cool is that?  I can see the clothes moving!

So, we decided to brave Black Friday and go buy ourselves a new washer and dryer.  Ipo needed a new toy.  So, We bought them and set up a delivery day.  It came and the men showed up 45 minutes early and installed everything perfectly.  Then, Ipo had to check everything.  Naturally.  Here she is making certain everything is to her liking.  :D  Thankfully, we got the Ipo Seal Of Approval.  :D

Saturday, November 26, 2011



Don'tcha just love asymmetrical stuff?  I do.  So, I had this cuff blank that was really cool so I beaded this cuff. :D

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A New Bracelet

The other day my new issue of Bead & Button arrived and, inside, was a tutorial by Connie Whittaker, on how to make this cool bracelet.  So, I made a red one and sold it immediately.  Yay!  It was fun to make so I made this blue one.  :D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Upon Being Demented

So, I am making this beaded thing.  I can't decide if I like it or not.  Probably I will when it's finished but I can't finish the beading around the cabs until I make the rope.  So, I get my beads and begin sewing.  I'm almost done with one side when I look closely and see that I have picked up the wrong container of beads.  My rope doesn't match!  What a doof I am.  So, what to do, what to do??

Aha!  I will turn the rope into a bracelet.  I added some silver cones and made a wire wrapped clasp and got a pretty nice bracelet.
Now I have to go find the container with the correct color beads.  Otherwise...I'll have another bracelet.  I wish I could blame this on Ipo.  :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

Purse Holders and More Pens


Aren't these just too much fun?  I love the Hawaii Happy Face with its hibiscus.    Beej, see your cool cane?  ;D

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SOS Strikes Again

I was getting my pens ready to list in my ArtFire shop when who came to supervise?  Guess.  :D  I love this cat.
Despite ipo, I did manage to get 3 pens listed.  Here they are.  ;D

Friday, November 4, 2011


It's pen time again.  I's Christmas Holiday Time again!  ;D  The last few years I have sold these pens to people giving them as gifts to the mailman, their doctor, their friends, their student kids, as hostess gifts, to business acquaintances, to office staff and partners, their lawyers, and the list goes on.  I never realized just how many people use pens.  It seems that we have a computer society but these pens just fly off my virtual shelves.  Here are just two from my stash.  I'm hoping for nice weather so I can get them all photographed and into my shops.  I love this green one.  Men Pens!  :D